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AER: Notice of Application – Athabasca Oil Sands Area

Notice of Application Application No. 1899100 Suncor Energy Inc. Athabasca Oil Sands Area The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Application No. 1899100. This application is being submitted as part of an integrated development application, allowing applicants to apply for multiple activities under a single application. Description of the Application Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) has […]

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Opening Statement to News Conference – Climate Change in the Northwest Territories

Glenn Wheeler, Principal, Office of the Auditor General of Canada—18 October 2017 I am pleased to be in Yellowknife today to discuss our Report on Climate Change in the Northwest Territories that was tabled by the Speaker of the Assembly this afternoon. In this audit, we examined the efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources […]

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Gore Bay resident seeks First Nation deer cull deer on property – Manitoulin.ca

October 20, 2017 GORE BAY—A Gore Bay resident says he is going to look into whether First Nations are still interested in being allowed to harvest some of the large number of deer on his property in town. “I’m going to contact some local Indigenous people to see if they are still interested in harvesting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201717 Views

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Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

October 20, 2017 The Arctic Council will host “The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic” at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone. This page will be updated as speakers are confirmed and additional information becomes available. On 6 November 2017, the Arctic Council will host an official side event at […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201713 Views

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First Nations leaders break with Ottawa on environmental policy – The Globe and Mail

First Nations leaders have halted their collaboration with Liberal government on developing environmental legislation, arguing Ottawa is failing to make good on its vaunted commitments to work in partnership with Indigenous people. In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, three members of the Assembly of First Nations executive committee said they were promised that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201727 Views

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First Nations ‘encouraged’ by Popham’s warning shot to fish farms – Vancouver Sun

October 19, 2017 First Nations seeking the removal of ocean-based salmon farms in their traditional territories are in no mood for compromise and now they appear to have the support of the new B.C. government. “I’ve spoken with (Agriculture Minister Lana Popham) and I’m very encouraged by the language she is using now,” said Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201719 Views

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Update 4: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 19, 2017 Firefighting efforts continue in Coleman as residents return home. This situation update is current as of 11 a.m. No further situation updates are anticipated. Current situation The wildfire near Coleman is now being held. The evacuation order in Crowsnest Pass has now been lifted. A State of Local Emergency remains in effect […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201731 Views

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Dozens of actors, musicians and artists give their support to 150 Nations and Tribes standing against tar sands pipelines/expansion

17 October 2017 (VANCOUVER) — More than 40 critically-acclaimed and talented artists, actors and musicians have thrown their support behind the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, an unprecedented alliance of Indigenous communities in Canada and the United States opposed to new tar sands pipelines, tankers, and rail traffic through their traditional lands and waters. The treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201737 Views

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UPCART Press Release: Historic Agreement Reached Among 7 Indigenous Nations on Preservation and Management of Ungava Peninsula Caribou

October 17, 2017 Attachments UPCART Press Release UPCART STRATEGY October 17 2017 Montreal, QC – Tuesday October 17, 2017 – The Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table (UPCART) is pleased to sign today an historic agreement to preserve and manage caribou in the Ungava Peninsula. The Agreement is between the seven Indigenous peoples who traditionally […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201724 Views

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Media Advisory: Kayaktivist flotilla takes to the water to send a message to Kinder Morgan

19 October 2017 (VANCOUVER / UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY) — Later this morning, a flotilla of kayaktivists with the Sea Wolves and Greenpeace Canada will be out on the water across from Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in peaceful resistance against imminent construction on the company’s Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The Sea Wolves are a local grassroots collective of kayaktivists opposed to the pipeline. The kayaktivists will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201725 Views

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Media Advisory: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual Environmental Protection Report. The report includes: Indigenous communities and pollution Species at risk Updated approaches to environmental approvals Algae in lakes Aggregates Protected areas and parks Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201734 Views

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DUC and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council undertake an impressive conservation effort in the boreal forest

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council have undertaken one of the largest, most innovative projects of its kind in Canadian history. Together, they’re mapping 77 million acres (31 million hectares) of boreal wetlands in Akaitcho Néné, NWT. Located on the eastern half of Great Slave Lake and extending beyond the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201737 Views

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Manitoba, Canada agree to pay $90 million to 4 First Nations for 2011 flood – APTN

October 19, 2017 The province of Manitoba and the federal government have agreed to a $90 settlement with four First Nation communities affected by the massive 2011 flood. The communities involved are Pinaymootang, Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin and Dauphin River First Nations. A settlement approval hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2018 in Winnipeg. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201726 Views

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Climate Change in the Northwest Territories – Government does not know whether the Territory is doing enough to adapt to climate change impacts

Yellowknife, 18 October 2017—A report from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada tabled today in the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly concludes that Department of Environment and Natural Resources did not provide the leadership that the Territory requires to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. Climate change affects the land, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201726 Views

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It will devastate the community:’ Alberta firefighter dies battling wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS A volunteer firefighter was killed and two men trying to beat back flames on their property were injured in wind-whipped wildfires that scorched parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan and forced the evacuation of several communities. Officials with Cypress County in southeastern Alberta confirmed the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201723 Views

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Parks Canada Celebrates Successful Canada 150 Season at Forillon National Park and at the Battle of the Restigouche and the Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse National Historic Sites

More Canadians than ever before enjoyed amazing experiences at Parks Canada places in 2017 October 18, 2017         Gaspé, Québec       Parks Canada Agency National parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201713 Views

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Red Pheasant First Nation, Sask. among communities fighting wildfire – CBC

Community was lucky to avoid losing homes, chief said Oct 18, 2017 The fire that threatened Saskatchewan’s Red Pheasant First Nation was under control as of Wednesday, according to the Saskatchewan government. “There’s no further threat,” said Ray Unrau, a government spokesperson. When Nathan Arias went to the community on Tuesday — located about 150 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201721 Views

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Film explores relationships between First Nations, Canada, and water – U Windsor

“The Sacred Relationship” is the result of a three-year research project by a team of Aboriginal and Western scientists. The Leddy Library will host a free public screening of the film The Sacred Relationship in partnership with the Aboriginal Education Centre on Wednesday, October 18. The 55-minute documentary explores how reconciling the relationship between Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201726 Views

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Update 2: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 18, 2017 Firefighting efforts continue in southern Alberta with a focus on safety. This situation update is current as of 10 a.m. Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts for updates. Current situation Four States of Local Emergency are in effect: Medicine Hat Wheatland County Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Municipal District of Acadia Evacuation orders remain in place for: […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201726 Views

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Ontario government ignored health warnings from its own engineers about Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, report claims – Thestar.com

A report comes to light after an investigation by journalists, including the Star, revealed a pattern of potentially-dangerous leaks and secrecy in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley. Oct. 17, 2017 Ontario’s environment ministry ignored warnings raised by its own engineers about public safety at petrochemical plants in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, alleges a report leaked following a joint […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201725 Views

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Vaughn Palmer: Popham pens ‘eviction’ notice-like letter to BC fish farms – Vancouver Sun

When Premier John Horgan promised to “align the actions of my government with the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples,” it wasn’t clear how that would play out with specific decisions. October 17, 2017 VICTORIA — When Premier John Horgan promised to “align the actions of my government with the United Nations declaration […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201731 Views

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First Nations sign ‘historic’ plan to save caribou – APTN

October 17, 2017 Seven Indigenous Nations from Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador signed an “historic” caribou management plan to save two herds over two provinces. The Caribou Management Strategy aims to preserve herds across the Ungava Peninsula. Officials have been working on the agreement for four years. “It has been our food, our shelter, our […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201718 Views

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Update 1: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 17, 2017 High winds have caused serious wildfire conditions in southern Alberta. This situation update is current as of 10 p.m. Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts for updates. Current situation Crowsnest Pass: An out of control wildfire is burning near Coleman. One section of Coleman has been evacuated; the remainder of the town is on standby to evacuate. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201718 Views

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Heavy rains cause flooding in small BC First Nation community – Victoria News

The tiny hamlet of Kingcome Inlet is underwater after Monday night’s storm October 17, 2017 Heavy rains and high winds have battered southern B.C., especially those areas along the coast. Flooding has been reported in some areas, but none appear to be as bad as what’s being experienced by residents in the tiny Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201727 Views

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Wind whipped grass fire: Emergency alerts in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017 2:00 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ Evacuations were ordered in communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday due to grass fires from winds that reached in excess of 100 kilometres an hour. Two trains went flying and another caught on fire in southeastern Alberta; trucks went off the road on major highways; […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201732 Views

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Historic Agreement Reached Among Seven Indigenous Nations on Preservation and Management of Ungava Peninsula Caribou

MONTREAL, Oct. 17, 2017  – The Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table (UPCART) is pleased to sign today an historic agreement to preserve and manage caribou in the Ungava Peninsula. The Agreement is between the seven Indigenous peoples who traditionally share this important food and cultural resource. The management strategy is a unique collaboration in response to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201733 Views

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So many reasons to stop Site C – Kelowna Daily Courier

I am writing this letter to express my views concerning the important decision regarding the Site C dam. I attended the BC Utilities Commission public inquiry held in Kelowna on Sept. 25. Since then, there have been hearings in Nelson, Prince George, Fort St. John, Vancouver and Victoria. The vast majority of presenters were opposed […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201720 Views

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If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2017 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ New research suggests industry and government are badly underestimating Alberta’s emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases. The difference between official estimates and the measured results suggests the province’s energy industry could have to double its planned methane emission cuts […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201726 Views

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Chief seeks Trudeau’s help to stop U.S. oil drilling in caribou breeding ground – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2017  OTTAWA _ A Yukon First Nation wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to intervene with the White House to stop the latest American push to drill for oil in fragile Arctic caribou habitat. Chief Bruce Charlie of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is hoping to have American plans to drill for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201723 Views

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AIAI: We don’t need money and oil, We need the water and animals

London, Ontario October 11th, 2017 – The words spoken by Autumn Peltier in her speech at the July 2017 Chiefs Assembly gives an accurate reflection of the present day situation. We are proud of her and applaud her work as an advocate for clean and sacred waters. She is the only person from Canada who […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201726 Views

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Indigenous cybernoir’: Video game designers crafting futuristic detective story – CBC

Set in 2262, Purity & Decay looks into the future with a story rife with Indigenous cultural references Oct 14, 2017 A group of Indigenous female developers in Hamilton, Ont., are putting their own cultural spin on the usually male-dominated video game industry. Purity & Decay is a futuristic detective video game being developed by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201730 Views

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Opinion: We must act now to save the heart of a mighty river – Vancouver Sun

October 15, 2017 The Fraser River is B.C.’s largest and most ecologically diverse waterway and, at its very heart between the towns of Hope and Mission, is a meandering section that is widely known as one of the most productive stretches of river anywhere in the world. Often referred to as the Heart of the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201730 Views

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New spill rules tag transport companies with response, recovery costs in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 13, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia has introduced pollution prevention regulations to hold transport companies moving petroleum products across the province responsible for the costs of responding to and cleaning up spills. Environment Minister George Heyman said Friday the new regulations will take affect at the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201725 Views

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Extension of deadline to comment on CNSC discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

October 13, 2017 – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission View DIS-17-01 [HTML] [PDF] The CNSC is asking the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders to provide feedback on discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, and is extending the deadline until January 27, 2018. DIS-17-01 seeks feedback on a […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201729 Views

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Indigenous groups, science community, marine industry, and government partners make progress in protecting endangered killer whale population

Vancouver, British Columbia – Today marks the conclusion of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium in Vancouver. The Symposium brought together Indigenous groups, the scientific community, marine industry representatives and government partners, including from the United States, to address challenges facing this killer whale population. The Southern Resident Killer Whale is listed as an endangered species […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201733 Views

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Opinion: Social movements played a huge part in derailing Energy East – CBC

Yes, the cancellation was a business decision. But thousands of activists were instrumental in its delay Oct 12, 2017 In the wake of TransCanada’s announcement that it will no longer be pursuing Energy East, a familiar chorus of politicians have emerged to blame various actors for the pipeline’s demise. Conservative MPs and premiers pointed to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201735 Views

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Government of Canada announces new funding for community action on climate change

October 13, 2017 – North Vancouver (British Columbia) Climate change is affecting communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast across Canada, and all Canadians can be part of the solution. Non-profit community groups play an important role in helping secure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for Canadians. Today, Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to  the Minister of Environment […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201730 Views

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Shellfish Aquaculture Development Strategy launched

October 13, 2017 BAIE-DE-BOUCTOUCHE (GNB) – The provincial government has released the New Brunswick Shellfish Aquaculture Development Strategy 2017-2021. “The sustainable development of shellfish aquaculture is a priority and this strategy combines respect for the environment with job creation,” said Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet. “The shellfish aquaculture sector is a growth opportunity for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201735 Views

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New regulations in effect to improve spill response – Government of BC

October 13, 2017 VICTORIA – Transporters of liquid petroleum products in British Columbia now will need to have provincial plans in place to manage a spill. The new regulations requiring spill preparedness apply to pipelines, as well as rail and trucking operations transporting over 10,000 litres. The regulations extend liability for full cost of response […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201741 Views

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Fuel spill off B.C coast offers few answers one year later: nation – APTN

October 13, 2017 VICTORIA _ A rich marine harvest ground for a First Nation near British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest remains closed to shellfishing one year after a tug ran aground, resulting in a 100,000-litre fuel spill into Seaforth Channel. Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk First Nation in the small community of Bella Bella […]

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Nunavut Inuit call for public hearing on iron mine expansion – NunatsiaqOnline

QIA, Hamlet of Pond Inlet still worried about winter ice-breaking, railway October 13, 2017 The Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Hamlet of Pond Inlet have called on the Nunavut Planning Commission to hold a single in-person public hearing in the North Baffin community before the commission considers a land use plan amendment that would allow […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201738 Views

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BR McKenna 20 Years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 13, 2017  FREDERICTON – Twenty years ago today, Frank McKenna fulfilled a promise and resigned as New Brunswick premier, exactly one decade to the day after he took power. But McKenna has never really left the public stage, continuing to serve as a sort of “premier emeritus.” The 69-year-old […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201732 Views

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BR Fuel Spill Anniversary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 13, 2017 VICTORIA – Fish and clam harvesting areas off British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest remain closed one year after a tug sank near Bella Bella. It spilled more than 100 thousand litres of fuel into the ocean. Heiltsuk (HELTS’-uk) First Nation Chief Marilyn Slett says her people are […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201725 Views

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1000 Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon Return to Fundy National Park

October 12, 2017             Alma, New Brunswick             Parks Canada Agency An innovative partnership between government, industry and academia called Fundy Salmon Recovery, is celebrating the successful release of a record number of wild, adult inner Bay of Fundy (iBoF) Atlantic salmon to rivers in southern New Brunswick. Today, nearly 1,000 salmon were released to their […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201757 Views

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New water investments for Canada

Funding in hydrography, charting for safer navigation in British Columbia ports, and wastewater science to protect our marine environment October 12, 2017      Vancouver Mariners, Indigenous peoples and coastal communities rely heavily on the hydrographic surveys and charts to keep them safe and make a living. The world is also seeing the effects of pollution […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201733 Views

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Arctic season winding down but Coast Guard continues to support industry and programs in the North

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC – The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual Arctic season is winding down as the fall season is upon us and vessel traffic in the Arctic has decreased considerably in the past few weeks. However, the Coast Guard continues to support industry, science and northern communities. Icebreaker support will be made available by additional operational days […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201731 Views

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Environmentalists say genetically modified salmon likely sold in Quebec – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 12, 2017 MONTREAL _ Environmental groups say what is believed to be the first shipment of genetically modified salmon in Canada likely ended up on the plates of Quebec consumers. An investigation by three groups found that 4.5 metric tonnes of the genetically modified fillets were shipped from Panama to Quebec. They […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201724 Views

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Canada aligning with U.K. to fight global growth in coal fired electricity – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 12, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada is joining forces with the United Kingdom to push for a global crackdown on unabated coal-fired electricity. Eliminating, or at least reducing, the world’s reliance on coal is a critical step in the Paris climate change accord’s efforts to prevent the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201719 Views

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Elder Dr. Shirley Williams Guides Reconciliation Water Walk Along the Shores of Lake Ontario

October 10, 2017 Trent professor emeritus provides her expertise at Toronto’s inaugural water walk Having held the leadership role in the annual water walk in the Kawartha’s for years, it’s no surprise that Shirley Williams, professor emeritus with Trent University’s Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, was asked not only help organize, but also attend […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201732 Views

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Officials investigating discovery of dead fish – Government of PE

Oct. 11, 2017 Government officials have confirmed a report of dead fish discovered in Hyde Creek in Cornwall late yesterday (October 10). The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety and Communities, Land and Environment confirmed the report yesterday upon visiting the site. […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 201731 Views

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