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The Government of Canada is making a significant investment to restore coastal habitats of Gaspé and the Magdalen Islands through the Coastal Restoration Fund under the Oceans Protection Plan

May 18, 2018 – Gaspé, Quebec – The protection and restoration of the environment are top priorities of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan to ensure our oceans and coastlines are safer, cleaner and healthier for all Canadians and future generations. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Member of Parliament for […]

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NCC: Spring bird hunt for areas outside of Lake Melville extended to May 26!

May 17, 2018 Please note that NunatuKavut’s spring bird hunt has been extended to May 26, 2018 (30 minutes after sunset) in all areas outside of Upper Lake Melville. The Upper Lake Melville closing date of May 26 and the Egging (Gull) closing dates remain the same. Here is a link to the latest Spring […]

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Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing. Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board […]

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Government of Canada makes a significant Coastal Restoration Fund investment in coastal habitat restoration in the Matane region through the Oceans Protection Plan

Baie-des-Sables, Quebec – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan that will make our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for the benefit of all Canadians and future generations. Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, […]

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Protect Canada’s parks from being ‘loved to death’ says study co author – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canada is a global leader in protecting its conserved land from human destruction, but its parks are in danger of being “loved to death” by thousands of people trekking through the backcountry, says a co-author of a study that details the degradation […]

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Summit highlights the essential role women leaders play in climate action around the world

May 17, 2018 – Gatineau, Québec In Canada and around the world, women and girls are powerful agents of change, working to improve the lives of their families, their communities and their countries. Globally, women are also at the forefront of climate action, from negotiating an ambitious Paris Climate Agreement and championing solutions to starting […]

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Ottawa announces $2B fund to help communities withstand natural disasters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018 CALGARY _ The federal government has set up a $2-billion fund to help communities protect themselves from natural disasters. Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi made the announcement on the Calgary Stampede grounds, which were submerged during heavy flooding in southern Alberta five years ago. Sohi said the 10-year program will […]

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Government of Canada launches new fund to help reduce the impacts of climate change and better protect Canadians against natural disasters

From: Infrastructure Canada $2 billion available for infrastructure projects through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund Windsor, Nova Scotia, May 17, 2018—Investing in mitigation and adaptation infrastructure projects to strengthen communities against the effects of climate change is critical to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Canadians, promoting economic growth and strengthening the middle class. […]

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uReport: Mount Carmel students rally against Nalcor mega-dam project – Mississauga

On May 7, Mount Carmel students organized a rally in support of the struggle against Nalcor’s mega-dam project in Labrador. If the mega-dam goes on-line in 2020, Innu, Inuit and non-Indigenous people downstream face the threat of methylmercury poisoning, death via dam break and cultural genocide, protesters contend. While the Labrador Land Protectors were rallying […]

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Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Designation Gets Key Endorsements

May 16, 2018 Support for Bid is Building: Squires Manitoba’s effort to achieve a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for Pimachiowin Aki has received a pair of strong endorsements leading up to the final decision this summer, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “Manitoba is proud to continue its support of this important project […]

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Thunderstorms expected to add to flood woes in south central British Columbia – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018 GRAND FORKS, B.C. _ Environment Canada has issued special weather statements covering the entire southeastern corner of British Columbia, including the flood-damaged Boundary region, as thunderstorms have the potential to add even more water to already raging rivers. Forecasters call for as much as 40 millimetres of rain by Friday […]

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BC Government: Province to match donations up to $20 million to help people affected by floods

May 16, 2018 VICTORIA – To help people impacted by the recent devastating flooding, the B.C. government is encouraging British Columbians to donate to the Canadian Red Cross and will match contributions up to a total of $20 million, Premier John Horgan has announced. “British Columbians will always be there for each other in times […]

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Government of Canada introduces new measures and enters into new partnerships for safer maritime navigation and emergency response through the Oceans Protection Plan

May 16, 2018       Vancouver, British Columbia Canada’s coasts support Indigenous and coastal communities, enable international trade, are home to precious ecosystems, and play a key role in strengthening the economy and growing our middle class. The Government of Canada’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan—the largest investment ever made to protect our coasts and waterways—is […]

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Meadow Lake volunteers brave wildfires to rescue animals left after evacuation – CBC

Humane Society rescues 46 dogs and 1 cat to reunite with owners May 16, 2018 In the midst of wildfires that continue to scorch central Saskatchewan, animal lovers battled the haze and smoke to rescue pets from a First Nation that was evacuated this past week. A wildfire called the Tuff fire, one of eight […]

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Wildfire forces people from homes on reserve in west central Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018 MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ A wildfire has forced people from their homes in a west-central Saskatchewan community. Residents of the the Waterhen Lake First Nation have been asked to evacuate due to an out of control fire burning nearby. The province says 54 people are staying in Meadow Lake and […]

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Manitoba introduces proposed legislation to ban spotlight hunting at night – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to ban hunting with spotlights at night. The bill would ban the practice in southern Manitoba, except for Indigenous people who are granted a permit. They will only be able to hunt in a specific area. It also bans hunting at night […]

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MB Government: Province Introduces The Wildlife Amendment Act

May 16, 2018 New Bill Would Establish Safer Hunting, Sustainable Wildlife Management: Squires The Manitoba government introduced Bill 29 – the wildlife amendment act (safe hunting and shared management), which would create a safer and more ethical hunting environment for all Manitobans, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We have seen deaths, serious injuries […]

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Media advisory: MP Finnigan to announce significant investment in coastal restoration

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Moncton (New Brunswick) – On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, will announce a new investment in coastal restoration for the Elsipogtog First Nation under the Oceans Protection Plan. Date:                          May 17, […]

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Federal government scrambles to restore Nunavut wildlife powers – Nunatsiaq.com

May 16, 2018 N.W.T. devolution law might have unintentionally erased GN’s authority over muskox, caribou, polar bear Whoops! The federal government may have unintentionally erased the Government of Nunavut’s legal authority to regulate the harvest of caribou, muskox and polar bear four years ago, members of the Senate special committee on the Arctic heard last […]

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Application 1909318 Notice of Application – Cheviot Coal Mine

May 15, 2018 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1909318, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 020-00046972 and Water Act (WA) application 011-00205213 from Cardinal River Operations Ltd. (CRO) to proceed with the MacKenzie Redcap Project, the final phase of mining at its Cheviot mine. This notice sets out under “How to File a […]

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AFN Urges BC Government to Fulfill Promise of Reconciliation as Federal Government Decides Not to Oppose Site C Dam Injunction

May 15, 2018 AFN Urges BC Government to Fulfill Promise of Reconciliation as Federal Government Decides Not to Oppose Site C Dam Injunction (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today acknowledged the Government of Canada’s decision not to intervene in a legal action by First Nations to halt construction […]

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Like this big mushroom cloud’: Residents evacuated Crutwell with fire just 2 km from houses – CBC

Crutwell’s 2nd evacuation order lifted again after several hours May 16, 2018 A second evacuation alert for the hamlet of Crutwell has been lifted after about 80 residents have left the small community on Tuesday. Resident Colin Thole said he’s been praying for the so-called Rally fire to let up for the past two days. […]

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The Government of Canada and the Huron-Wendat Nation announce the completion of two drinking water infrastructure extension and upgrade projects for the Wendake community

May 16, 2018 – Wendake, Quebec – Indigenous Services Canada Working in partnership with First Nations to resolve issues related to the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure in their communities is a priority for the Government of Canada. On behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and in cooperation with […]

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Application 1909112 Notice of Application – Horizon North Pit Extension

May 14, 2018 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1909112, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 012-00149968, Water Act applications 025-00201931 and 001-00413940, and Public Lands Act (PLA) application MSL033406 from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) for approval of the Horizon North Pit Extension (NPE) Project. The AER is reviewing the applications together with the […]

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Floe edge near Iqaluit closer than usual: Canadian Ice Service – Nunatsiaq.com

May 16, 2018 Percentage of thick, durable multi-year ice has decreased The sea ice in Frobisher Bay is thinner than usual this time of year, and the floe edge is closer. Flying into Iqaluit, you can see blue open water not far from the city. The floe edge is now about 30 nautical miles down […]

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Leaving home: Growing number of N.L. outports make wrenching choice to resettle – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018 By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Raymond Blake can still see his mother, a strong woman raising six kids alone after his father died, dissolve into tears as the schooner pulled away from their home in remote southern Newfoundland. It was a Monday in July 1969. […]

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First North Atlantic right whale of season seen off N.S. amid fishing concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The first North Atlantic right whale of the season has been spotted in waters off eastern Cape Breton amid concerns from fishermen that measures meant to protect the endangered mammals have led to increased fishing activity and greater risk. Fisheries officials said […]

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AB Government: Creating world’s largest boreal protected forest

May 15, 2018 The largest contiguous area of boreal protected land in the world has been established in northern Alberta. The Government of Alberta partnered with The Government of Canada, the Tallcree First Nation, Syncrude and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) on the conservation of more than 6.7 million hectares (67,000 sq. km) of […]

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Proposed opening of dam spillway brings up bad memories for Kuujjuaq residents – CBC

May 15, 2018 If the spillway is opened, the river will run around 15 per cent higher from mid-June to August Hydro-Québec might be opening a dam spillway near Kuujjuaq, Que. in Nunavik this summer and it’s dredging up bad memories. One of the last times the spillway opened — in 1984 — nearly 10,000 […]

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The decline of the Chinook salmon threatens a whole way of life – Macleans

Adam Weymouth tracked the journey of the Chinook salmon by canoe—all 3,000 km of it—and returned with a new respect for the North. The salmon is not just a fish. It’s a culture. What the buffalo was to the First Nations of the North American Plains, the salmon is to the people of the Pacific […]

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New Canada Research Chair to Study Arctic Sovereignty, Security and Resiliency – Trent University

One of Canada’s foremost experts on Arctic history and contemporary Northern policy, Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer, will receive $1.4 million over seven years to help improve academic, policy and public dialogue related to Canada’s North, as Trent University’s newest tier 1 Canada research chair (CRC). Professor Lackenbauer will join Trent’s School for the Study of Canada […]

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BC Government: Disaster financial assistance available for flood-affected communities

May 14, 2018 VICTORIA – Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians who have been affected by the flooding that began on May 7, 2018. This DFA is available in the geographic areas within the Regional Districts of Kootenay Boundary, Okanagan Similkameen, Central Okanagan, Columbia Shuswap and North Okanagan (including electoral […]

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Red Cross provides support to wildfire evacuees from Waterhen F.N. – MeadowlakeNOW

Thirty residents of Waterhen Lake First Nation have been evacuated due to smoke from a wildfire burning on the lake’s west side. The 1400-hectare wildfire, called ‘TUFF’ by the Government of Saskatchewan’s wildfire management officials, was still uncontained late Monday night as fire crews battled the blaze with helicopters and water tankers. The fire originally […]

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Federal government takes control of abandoned zinc mine in Yukon – Journal Of Commerce

May 15, 2018 WHITEHORSE – The Federal government has taken control of cleaning up a lead and zinc mine in the Yukon, 20 years after the former operators declared bankruptcy and abandoned the site. Yukon’s abandoned mines director, Stephen Mead, says Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada officially took the Faro Mine over earlier this month. […]

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First Nations debate the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Credits: CBC News Kinder Morgan says it has signed benefits agreements with 43 Indigenous communities along the proposed pipeline route, but other First Nations are challenging the approval process. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ […]

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First Nations Water Symposium to address progress on Federal Government’s promise to eliminate boil water advisories in Ontario First Nations

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, May 14, 2018 – On May 15, 2018 the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be holding the 2018 First Nations Water Symposium in Niagara Falls, ON at the Sheraton on the Falls beginning at 8:30am. The First Nations Water Symposium aims to bring together Chiefs, administrators and water/wastewater plant […]

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Busy Weekend For MNR Fire Crews – 89.5 The Lake FM

May 14, 2018 The Ministry of Natural Resources confirms one building was destroyed in a wild fire near the Washagamis Bay First Nation over the weekend. The blaze broke out Saturday afternoon and was quickly knocked down by MNR water bombers. The fire grew to almost 10 hectares in size, and is about half that […]

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MB Government: Province Announces Recreational Fishing Season Opens

May 11, 2018 Remember to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species: Squires Recreational angling opens May 12 in southern Manitoba and May 19 in remaining areas, but regardless of where people fish, the province is calling on anglers to respect the rules around moving watercraft, water-related equipment and firewood, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced […]

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Former vice president Al Gore’s anti pipeline tweet irritates Alberta premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is shrugging off a tweet by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’s oilsands dirty. Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said. “When those kinds […]

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BR Flooding BC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 11, 2018  VANCOUVER – The B-C government is encouraging communities along the lower Fraser River to prepare for potential flooding as it experiences high flow rates. It says average temperatures in the region have been five degrees above normal for the last two weeks, and high temperatures are forecast […]

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Lower Fraser River communities to prepare for potential flooding

May 10, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is encouraging local governments and First Nations communities along the lower Fraser River to prepare for potential flooding, due to increased snowmelt and higher-than-normal temperatures. The Province is concerned about the current weather forecast in the region and its potential impact. The Fraser River is […]

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BR Wildfires Floods – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 11, 2018  VANCOUVER – A report on last year’s devastating wildfire season in British Columbia says the time to invest in planning and preparedness is now. The independent report, commissioned by the provincial government, makes 108 recommendations and calls for an overhaul of disaster response practices. It says the […]

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BC Government: Government to review recommendations on 2017 floods, wildfires

May 10, 2018 VICTORIA – As the Province responds to ongoing flooding, and in advance of the 2018 wildfire season, government is acting on some of the recommendations in the report, Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia, announced Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “I […]

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BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project – Environmental Assessment Decision

May 10, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures […]

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AER reports pipeline incidents are down due to improved performance

Calgary, Alberta (May 10, 2018)… The number of pipeline incidents in Alberta dropped by almost half over the last 10 years, according to a report on pipeline performance released today by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). The Pipeline Performance Report shows that pipeline incidents fell by 48 per cent—from 800 incidents in 2008 to 417 […]

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Air Quality Health Index program launches in Nunavut

May 10, 2018 The Government of Nunavut Department of Environment is pleased to announce that the federal Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) program will launch in Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat this week. The AQHI measures the impact of air pollution on human health by reporting a number between 1 and 10+, where higher values reflect […]

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Fire Ban Issued In Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls – 89.5 The Lake FM

May 10, 2018 Cooler temperatures and rain is keeping the forest fire hazard across the Rainy River district low, but a few forest fires burn farther north. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says two new blazes were sparked yesterday, one west of North Spirit Lake First Nation and another near Pikangikim. There were […]

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Flood warnings for more southern Interior rivers as B.C.’s flood threat climbs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 10, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Recent downpours in many parts of British Columbia’s southern Interior have added to flooding woes across the already soggy region, prompting new flood warnings for several rivers, forcing more evacuations and closing a number of roads. The River Forecast Centre has issued flood warnings for Mission Creek in […]

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Kasechewan Totally Evacuated Again Due To Flooding – 89.5 The Lake FM

May 10, 2018 The remote First Nation of Kashechewan has been evacuated due to flooding concerns. Some 15-hundred residents are now displaced from their homes. The Canadian Military helped completed the evacuations this week, transporting 100-people to Kapuskasing. Canadian Rangers have been assisting the community with voluntary evacuation since April 26th and a Griffon helicopter […]

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May 09, 2018 – Forest Fire Situation Update Northwest Region – NetNewsLedger

10 May 2018 There were two new fires confirmed in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of Wednesday, May 9. Red Lake Fire number 12, located just west of North Spirit Lake First Nation is 5.5 hectares in size. Red Lake Fire number 13, at 0.2 hectares, is located near Pikangikum First Nation There was […]

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