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Government of Canada identifies large ocean area off the coast of British Columbia for protection

Ottawa, Ontario –The Government of Canada is moving forward on its plan to reach its domestic and international targets of protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10% by 2020 to ensure a healthy environment and economy for current and future generations. Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20176 Views

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Winds, storm surge cause some flooding as Okanagan Lake creeps upward – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017 VANCOUVER _ The Central Okanagan Regional District reports localized flooding in the wake of a powerful windstorm that swept across southern British Columbia on Tuesday. The district says in a news release that residences in low-lying areas near lakes throughout the region were affected as winds caused a storm surge […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20177 Views

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Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support. The Red Cross will provide $600 to eligible, registered households whose primary residence was damaged by the flood. These funds will help individuals and families purchase […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20176 Views

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Most of Canada on track to miss climate change targets due to ‘underdeveloped’ policy: report – CCPA

May 24, 2017 OTTAWA—Climate change policy in Canada remains underdeveloped and plagued by a wide “ambition gap” between government promises and policy action, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, by CCPA researcher Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood, breaks down climate policy success and shortcomings federally and provincially through early […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20178 Views

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Alaska aquiver: With 40,000 earthquakes a year, state to have its ground examined – CBC

Array of seismometers being installed, which seismologist Michael West calls a ‘big freaking deal’ May 24, 2017 Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research […]

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B C Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 9:57 (BC-Wildfire-Lumby) Several homes in the North Okanagan have been placed on evacuation alert as a wildfire burns northwest of Lumby. Flames broke out near Cooper’s Mountain last night fanned by high winds, and by 10 p.m. officials were warning nearby residents to be ready to leave on […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201712 Views

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B.C. party leaders urged to work together to secure clean growth future – Pembina Institute releases Vision for Clean Growth in B.C.

Pembina Institute releases Vision for Clean Growth in B.C. May 24, 2017 ANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — As British Columbians await the final outcome of the 2017 provincial election, the three major parties have a critical opportunity to work together to secure B.C.’s economic future in the rapidly evolving global marketplace. Today, the Pembina […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201712 Views

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Pakua Shipi Innu accused of illegal caribou hunting launch constitutional challenge – CBC

Lawyer contends N.L. doesn’t have authority to impose hunting ban May 24, 2017 Three men accused of illegally hunting caribou in southern Labrador are launching a constitutional challenge, citing aboriginal rights to hunt on traditional grounds. Roger Mark, Jacques Mark, and Jean Phillipe Vollant are all members of the Pakua Shipi Innu Band accused of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20176 Views

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OECD: Taking action on climate change will boost economic growth

23/05/2017 – Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20. Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth shows that bringing together the growth […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20177 Views

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NCC encourages giving to Mud Lake relief efforts

May 2017, 3:24 In the days since the flooding, many people have been reaching out to support the community of Mud Lake and all those impacted. NCC has offered its support and continues to do so. As part of this collective effort, we will be contributing $5,000 to the Mud Lake Relief Fund. We are […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201710 Views

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High winds add to flooding fears as storm approaches southern Interior – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 VANCOUVER _ High water levels could persist for several weeks in British Columbia’s flood-weary southern Interior, officials warn. Residents also braced for another battering, as Environment Canada issued special weather statements for parts of Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and most of the southern Interior, including the Okanagan, advising that strong […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20179 Views

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KRG: Third Edition of the Weekends in the Parks

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 23, 2017 – Nunavik Parks and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) are pleased to announce the Weekends in the Parks for the third consecutive year. This summer, Nunavik residents can choose between eleven discovery packages organized at Parc national des Pingualuit, Parc national Kuururjuaq and Parc national Tursujuq. Activities include hiking, canoeing […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201716 Views

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Qalipu FN: Partners Committed to Long-term Sustainability of the Outdoor Education Program

May 18, 2017, Corner Brook—This week, staff at the Outdoor Education Program in Gros Morne National Park welcomed its first groups of grade five students, their teachers and parent chaperones for the 2017 school year.  The two-and-a-half-day, camp-based program, now in its 20th year, is an educational experience that meets classroom curriculum requirements, while students benefit […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201724 Views

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Message from Environmental Health Officer, Community Wellness and Wellness Services, FNHA

May 19, 2017 “Due to high water levels and flooding there is an increased amount of debris (logs etc.) in local Lakes. Some beaches have limited or no access. There may also be increased bacterial levels in the lake water. Large debris in recreational waters can present physical hazards to beach users and increase the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201715 Views

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Latest Geoscience BC project to reveal geology of north central and northeastern BC

VANCOUVER, BC — May 19, 2017 — Geoscience BC today announced its latest aerial survey to identify hidden mineral potential in north central and northeastern British Columbia. Called Search Phase III, the survey will use helicopters fitted with magnetic sensors to build a better understanding of geology in the area. Once complete, project information will […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201712 Views

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Celebrating Ontario’s 150th Anniversary at Ontario Place

Province Invites Everyone to Visit Ontario Place in 2017 May 19, 2017 Ontario Place will be at the centre of the action this summer as the province celebrates its 150th anniversary, with four free festivals to mark the milestone. People can rediscover Ontario Place with a different themed event every long weekend this summer: Starting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201752 Views

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Minister McKenna extends the video contest for World Environment Day

May 19, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada is eager to welcome the world for World Environment Day on June 5, 2017. As part of the celebrations, the Great Canadian Video Contest is well under way. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, is extending the deadline for Canadians […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201756 Views

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Groups send open letter to party leaders calling for immediate pause on Site C dam

May 18, 2017 VANCOUVER – In an open letter sent today to all recently elected MLAs and their party leaders, several non-government organizations and citizen groups are urging them to pause construction on the Site C dam and have the project thoroughly assessed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). The popular vote numbers show […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201751 Views

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Hazardous Ittijjagiaq Trail Conditions

19 May 2017  Snow and ice conditions are deteriorating on the Ittijjagiaq Trail between Iqaluit and Kimmirut in Katannilik Territorial Park. This poses a serious risk and users are strongly encouraged to stay off the trail. Due to the warm temperatures and recent rainfall, the trail conditions are wet, slushy and very hazardous. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201752 Views

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Pembina Institute: The Right to a Healthy Environment

May 19, 2017 Do Canadians have a right to a healthy environment? Such rights are recognized in more than 110 countries around the world, but not in Canada. A multitude of organizations and experts argue that a right to a healthy environment is legally possible, can be practically implemented and can improve protection for the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201741 Views

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Why we need a Dignity Walk in Toronto!

TORONTO, May 19, 2017  – As we see an increase in hateful protests and counter protests across the city, it’s now more important than ever before to unite diverse communities to raise awareness and funds to support vulnerable people locally and abroad. On May 20, 2017, IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) will host its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201746 Views

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Bringing High Speed Rail to the Toronto-Windsor Corridor

Project will Connect People and Create Good Jobs May 19, 2017 10:00 A.M. Office of the Premier High speed rail cuts down on travel times, gives people more low-carbon transportation options, and creates new opportunities for workers and businesses. Ontario is supporting economic growth in Southwestern Ontario and across the province by moving forward with […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201730 Views

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National Energy Board to hold public hearing to consider Enbridge’s Line 21 Segment Replacement Project

May 19, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) announced today that it will hold a public hearing to review an application from Enbridge to replace a section of its Line 21 pipeline in the Northwest Territories. The hearing will begin the week of August 8 at the Fort Simpson Recreation […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201741 Views

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Public hearing to consider AREVA Resources Canada Inc.’s licence renewal application for McClean Lake

May 18, 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announces the location for the public hearing to consider an application from AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (AREVA) for a 12-year renewal of its Uranium Mine Operating Licence for the McClean Lake operation. Date:                           June 7–8, 2017 Place:                          Kikinahk Friendship Centre, 320 Boardman Street, La Ronge, SK […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201730 Views

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Beyond Ice: Interactive experience from the NFB to debut June 21 in Canadian Museum of Nature’s new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

May 10, 2017 – Ottawa – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The Canadian Museum of Nature and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are teaming up to produce a unique interactive installation—with real ice—as part of the museum’s new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Dubbed Beyond Ice, the installation will debut June 21, 2017, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201729 Views

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The Government of Canada releases technical paper on pricing carbon pollution

Pricing carbon pollution will help Canada reduce emissions and grow a clean economy May 18, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada The Government of Canada is committed to addressing climate change while building a clean, innovative economy and creating good middle-class jobs. That’s why the Prime Minister and Premiers from across […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201734 Views

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Cleanup boost for old oil and gas sites to create jobs

May 18, 2017 Albertans will have a cleaner, safer environment and more jobs in the process thanks to a funding boost to address orphaned wells. The Alberta government has introduced legislation that would allow it to lend the Orphan Well Association (OWA) $235 million to speed up proper abandonment and reclamation of a growing number […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201735 Views

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Inaugural $10,000 conservation prize awarded in honour of slain philanthropist

May 18, 2017 Anne Sherrod wins for role in establishing habitat protections in British Columbia amid personal financial sacrifice. TORONTO, May 18, 2017 — WWF-Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) are honoured to announce that selfless conservation advocate Anne Sherrod, 70, of New Denver, B.C., is the winner of the inaugural $10,000 Glen […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201716 Views

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Rising waters of B.C. rivers still causing soggy woe for southern Interior – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Waterways in British Columbia’s Nicola Valley, near Merritt, are the latest to burst their banks, forcing evacuations and alerts, as flooding continues to cause problems across the southern Interior. Emergency officials with the Upper Nicola Indian Band, about 30 kilometres northeast of Merritt, ordered the evacuation of seven […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201724 Views

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NWT students recycle more than 4500 directories, raise more than $3,000 from Northwestel

May 16, 2017 YELLOWKNIFE, NT – Students from six Northwest Territories schools collected 4663 directories for recycling as part of the 2017 Northwestel Directory Recycling Program. For their collection efforts, students were awarded $3,050 by Northwestel to use towards class field trips, school supplies, extra-curricular activities and other school events. At Range Lake North School, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201717 Views

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Weaver says Greens will fight pipeline, calls Clark’s Liberals ‘reckless’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s three Green members will use their increased political clout to fight Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, party leader Andrew Weaver says. Weaver reaffirmed the Greens’ election campaign promises Wednesday to oppose the pipeline and the B.C. government’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201730 Views

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The Government of Canada makes $5.5 M in funding available for environmental projects across Canada

May 17, 2017 – Gatineau, Québec – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadians value a safe and clean environment. Through the Environmental Damages Fund, the Government of Canada is investing in areas where environmental damage has occurred. The Government of Canada is making $5.5 million in funding available for environmental projects under the Environmental Damages […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201723 Views

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Statement by Environmental Defence’s Patrick DeRochie on the report from the Expert Panel on National Energy Board Modernization

Toronto, ON – The report by the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB) provides some helpful recommendations to fix Canada’s broken energy regulator — including the abolition of the NEB itself. But the Expert Panel falls short of providing a comprehensive blueprint to build an energy regulator that regains public […]

by aanationtalk on May 17, 201725 Views

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Indigenous groups sign declaration against Keystone XL in Calgary – CTV

May 17, 2017 Three tribes from Canada and the United States will be gathering in Calgary on Wednesday to sign a formal protest against the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. The Blackfoot Confederacy, the Great Sioux Nation and the Ponca Tribe will all be signing the declaration that highlights the tribes’ rights and opposition […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201729 Views

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Thousands of Canadians call for action to protect monarch butterflies

David Suzuki Foundation campaign asks feds to fund research, conservation OTTAWA, – The David Suzuki Foundation launched a campaign this week calling on the federal government to take action to help monarch butterflies. Over the past 20 years, approximately 90 per cent of the monarch butterflies that migrate from Mexico to Canada have disappeared. After […]

by aanationtalk on May 17, 201721 Views

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Donation helps Wanuskewin edge closer to $40M campaign goal – StarPhoenix

May 17, 2017 A campaign aimed at making Saskatchewan’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park an international cultural landmark is on its way to meeting its $40 million goal, and a donation of $500,000 has helped edge it even closer to the target. On Tuesday morning, representatives from the Thundering Ahead campaign, the Saskatoon Tribal Council and Wanuskewin […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201722 Views

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Enviro groups sue over drilling in Gulf of St. Lawrence – Ecojustice

TORONTO – Environmental groups took legal action today against the renewal of an exploration licence at Old Harry to protect the Gulf of St Lawrence — home to more than 4,000 species including blue whale, salmon and cod — from unlawful oil exploration. Ecojustice lawyers, on behalf of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (SNAP Québec), […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201718 Views

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Greenpeace launches worldwide campaign for free speech

Montreal, 16 May, 2017 — Greenpeace has launched a new worldwide campaign for free speech today to stand up to Canadian logging giant Resolute Forest Products’ massive legal attacks on its critics, which threaten the existence of this global environmental movement. These meritless lawsuits are just the tip of the iceberg and part of a […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201729 Views

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Wildlands League Stands with Moose Cree & Calls on Ontario to Reject Drilling in Northeastern Ontario

May 16, 2017 Toronto, ON-Wildlands League issued the following statement in response to a proposed drilling project 40 km southeast of Moose Factory in the Hudson Bay Lowlands. The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) has indicated that a decision on the permit is imminent. Moose Cree has rejected the project from the outset […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201723 Views

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Alberta granted intervener status on Trans Mountain pipeline

May 16, 2017 Alberta has been granted leave to intervene on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project judicial review by the Federal Court of Appeal. Alberta will be allowed to make both written and oral submissions. The judicial review – advanced by municipalities, First Nations and environmental groups – challenges the National Energy […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201741 Views

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River Safety Audits Being Conducted

May 16, 2017 – As part of the City of Thunder Bay’s response to the Recommendations from the Seven Youth Inquest Jury, the City has been working with the Thunder Bay Police Service, Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Keewaytinnok Okimakinak, Independent First Nations Alliance, Shibogama and Matawa Learning Centre, Nishnawbe Aski […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201731 Views

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Tribes in U.S. and Canada unite against Keystone XL oil pipeline – CP

Source: The Associated Press May 16, 2017 13:43 By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will be signing a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201726 Views

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Drilling Project Unanimously Rejected by Moose Cree – Community calls on Ontario to withdraw the exploration permit

May 16, 2017 MOOSE FACTORY, ONTARIO- Moose Cree First Nation has unanimously rejected a drilling project in the heart of its Homeland and is calling on the Ontario government to respect its “Right to say NO”. Ontario is telling the community a decision is expected at the end of the month. Moose Cree demands that […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201794 Views

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Resiliency study blessed at Nistawoyou Friendship Centre – Fort McMurray Today

May 15, 2017 A University of Alberta study on wildfire resiliency in Wood Buffalo’s indigenous communities received an official blessing Monday at the Nistawoyou Friendship Centre. Community members and leaders gathered at the centre for a smudging ceremony and drumming and dancing performances. The three neighbourhoods most affected by the wildfire, Abasand, Beacon Hill and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201719 Views

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Changing ice conditions – The Government of Nunavut

15 May 2017  Public Service Announcement Changing ice conditions Nunavummiut are reminded to use caution when travelling on ice this time of year. Being prepared can save your life: Do not travel over fresh water ice on lakes and rivers. Before going on sea ice, consult your hunters and trappers organization or Wildlife Office […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201719 Views

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Ontario and Nipissing First Nation Continuing Collaboration on Walleye Fisheries Management

May 15, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario and Nipissing First Nation (NFN) are continuing to work together on sustainable management of Lake Nipissing fisheries and local walleye population recovery. The province and NFN are marking the first anniversary of the Lake Nipissing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was established in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201727 Views

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Park board approves bylaw banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2017 By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity has been approved by Vancouver’s park board. The board voted 6 to 1 in favour of approving the bylaw at a meeting Monday night, while hundreds of protesters gathered outside to loudly voice […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201718 Views

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Eleanor McCain spares no expense marking Canada 150 with ‘True North’ project – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Eleanor McCain pulled out all the stops while making plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. She envisioned recording a covers album that would be something spectacular. So instead of choosing a single orchestra to bring a selection of classic Canadian songs to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201724 Views

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Canada announces World Environment Day youth ambassadors

From Environment and Climate Change Canada May 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced today six youth ambassadors who will champion and support the participation of young people in World Environment Day celebrations. Canadian youth play a vital role […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201738 Views

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New scrutiny of poles as world braces for climate shifts: UN – Digital Journal

Scientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said a full year would be dedicated to improving polar forecasting capacities in the Arctic and another year would […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201732 Views

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