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Premier Ball Announces $40 Million for Low Carbon Economy Programs

March 15, 2019 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador was joined for the announcement today by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville; and Nick Whalen, MP for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate […]

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Nunavut Parks Program Public Consultations

March 14, 2019 Nunavut Parks and Special Places Division will be hosting consultation meetings in Iqaluit to present the Draft Nunavut Parks Program. Anyone who would like to learn about the program and provide input and guidance should join. The community consultation will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. […]

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Ellen Page asks twitter followers to support Mi’kmaq water protectors – Enfield Weekly Press

March 15, 2019 STEWIACKE: Water protectors at the Alton Gas site near Stewiacke have received support from a Halifax-born, Hollywood actress. On twitter, Oscar-winning actress Ellen Page threw her support behind Mi’kmaq land protectors who have been opposing a controversial plan to use water from the Shubenacdie River to create huge underground caverns to store […]

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Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate – CTV News

March 15, 2019 BERLIN — From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they believe are their governments’ failure to take tough action against global warming. The co-ordinated ‘school strikes,’ were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta […]

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Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announce funding to help tackle climate change with industry, municipalities, not-for-profit and Indigenous communities

March 15, 2019 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are working together to take climate action and help Canadians access clean solutions that save money and energy, create good jobs, and support healthy communities. Today, Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament St. John’s East, on behalf of the Minister of Environment […]

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Growing number of unrestored oil and gas sites increases environmental and financial risks – Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia

March 14, 2019 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-Operating Oil and Gas Sites. In B.C., oil and gas operators are not required to decommission wells and restore well sites unless the BC Oil and Gas Commission […]

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Indigenous guardians sound alarm about climate change impacts in Canada – Ottawa Citizen

March 14, 2019 VANCOUVER — Growing up in a small, remote First Nations community in northwestern British Columbia, Jarett Quock found he faced racism and stereotypes from non-Indigenous people whenever he left the reserve. The treatment took a toll on him, damaging his pride in his Tahltan Nation roots. It was only after he began […]

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Feds commit $168M to proposed Springbank Reservoir – CBC

Project has been met with opposition from some area landowners and the Tsuut’ina First Nation Mar 13, 2019 The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project got a $168-million boost from the federal government on Wednesday. The money will come from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund. The project is slated to be built in Rocky View County to […]

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Canada helps protect southern Alberta communities from future flooding

Calgary, Alberta, March 13, 2019—Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy and middle class. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister […]

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Government of Canada supports climate action by City of Calgary

March 13, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change firsthand. By working together, we can take action on climate change in a way that benefits all Canadians. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with businesses, cities and towns, Indigenous communities, universities, schools and hospitals to reduce […]

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Parks Canada seeks contractors for ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’) trail – Westerly News

“No relationship is more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.” Mar. 14, 2019 Parks Canada recently hosted several information sessions on the Esowista Peninsula and Yuułuʔiłʔath lands to share updates on the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced Upscheek Tashee) trail. Tender notices for the trailbed […]

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The Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories partner on Boreal Caribou Conservation

The Government of Canada is protecting and conserving nature and wildlife, an important legacy for future generations. Together with the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Conference of Management Authorities and Indigenous governments, organizations and communities, we are making progress toward the recovery and protection of boreal caribou. The Minister of Environment and Climate […]

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Canada helps protect Yellowknife from flooding and safeguards water supply

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, March 13, 2019—Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding and wildfires is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy. The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister […]

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Ontario Extending its Partnership with Nipissing First Nation to Support Walleye Recovery

March 12, 2019 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario’s Government for the People is working with Nipissing First Nation to renew joint efforts to sustainably manage the Lake Nipissing fisheries and support the recovery of the walleye population. “Our government is committed to work together with Indigenous partners to create and support jobs and […]

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First Nation happy with new Alberta wildland area to buffer national park – Edmonton Journal

March 12, 2019 EDMONTON — A northern Alberta First Nation says a new wildland park will go a long way toward ensuring Indigenous people can keep up their traditional pursuits. “This is a strong environmental, ecological protection,” Melody Lepine of the Mikisew Cree First Nation said Tuesday. “It’s really watershed focused.” Kitaskino Nuwenene Wildland Park […]

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Managing walleye in the Northeast – CTV News

March 13, 2019 The province is working with the Nipissing First Nation to renew joint efforts to save the Walleye population in the Northeast. A new Memorandum of Understanding came into effect on March 11 and ends March 10, 2022. The agreement will support the recovery of the walleye population,  and aims to establish strong […]

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NS Government: New Coastal Protection Legislation

March 12, 2019 Climate change is affecting our oceans and we must adapt to ensure our coastlines are protected. Today, March 12, Environment Minister Margaret Miller introduced a new Coastal Protection Act that will ensure clear provincewide rules for what can and cannot be done on Nova Scotia’s vulnerable coastlines. “Climate change means rising sea […]

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Historic agreement protects northern boreal forest

March 11, 2019 The newly created Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland conserves natural landscapes and watersheds, while supporting traditional Indigenous uses and sustainable development. The wildland will preserve more than 160,000 hectares of land just south of Wood Buffalo National Park, protecting the Peace-Athabasca watershed and increasing ecological integrity and habitat for species at risk such as […]

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Province Takes Steps to Address Sustainability of Lake Winnipeg Fishery

March 11, 2019 New Measures Introduced to Help Fish Stock Replenish The Manitoba government will offer the option of voluntary Individual Quota Entitlement buy-back, and introduce new commercial and recreational fishing regulations intended to help assure sustainable fish populations in Lake Winnipeg, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We are seeing early warning signs […]

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Government of Canada supports climate action by ZooShare Biogas Co-operative

March 11, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change firsthand. By working together, we can take action on climate change in a way that benefits all Canadians. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with businesses, cities and towns, Indigenous communities, universities, schools and hospitals to reduce […]

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Government of Canada supports climate education by Clean Foundation’s Clean Climate Action School

March 11, 2019 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. Increasing education, awareness and action on climate change through independent third parties will support Canada’s efforts to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy. On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, […]

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Protecting Skeena oolichan with potential fishery closures – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Reports of tonnes of oolichans being pulled in the shrimp trawl boats alarms Metlakatla First Nation Mar. 11, 2019 Halfway up the Skeena River, between Prince Rupert and Terrace, Wayne Clark dips his net into the frigid water hoping to pull up a few oolichan. It’s early in the morning late February, and yet the […]

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BC Government: Recommendations delivered for Wild Salmon Strategy

March 08, 2019 VICTORIA – The Wild Salmon Advisory Council has submitted its final recommendations to develop a Made-in-B.C. Wild Salmon Strategy for the B.C. government’s review and consideration. The council made 13 recommendations that include immediate and mid-term actions that have three goals: Increase the abundance of wild salmon; Protect and enhance the economic, […]

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Government of Canada and 10 Indigenous coastal communities select developer for maritime awareness information system

March 8, 2019               Ottawa Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is making sure our coasts are protected in a modern and advanced way, and working with our Indigenous partners to achieve this goal. Canada’s coasts support Indigenous and coastal communities, enable international trade, are home to precious ecosystems, and play […]

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Government of Canada announces that the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke will pilot a new system to improve the availability of information on maritime activity across Canada

March 8, 2019 Kahnawà:ke, Quebec Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples and in close collaboration with local stakeholders and coastal communities to protect Canada’s unique marine environment from coast-to-coast-to-coast. […]

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AB Government: Climate leadership cuts pollution, supports jobs

March 07, 2019 Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan will cut emissions by 50 megatonnes, save Albertans more than $510 million in energy costs and support more than 20,000 jobs. The Government of Alberta’s actions on climate change continue to strengthen the economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support local jobs and empower Albertans to invest in home […]

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APECS International Polar Week March 2019 from 17 – 23 March!

March 07, 2019 APECS International Polar Week March 2019 is approaching! A series of events will be organised all over the world, online and offline, in the week of March 17-23 to share and increase our knowledge of the polar regions! We will be promoting polar films, sharing short research profiles of our APECS members, launching a photo/art […]

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Media advisory: The Government of Canada announces funding under the Oceans Protection Plan to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke

KAHNAWÀ:KE, QUEBEC — Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Member of Parliament for La Prairie, Jean-Claude Poissant, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs, Marc Miller, will announce a pilot project to improve the availability of information on maritime activity. Date:                    March […]

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James Bay Lithium Mine Project — Public Comments Invited

March 7, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed James Bay Lithium Mine Project, located 100 kilometres east of James Bay and the Eastmain Cree Village in Quebec. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous peoples to comment on the […]

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Grand Chief concerned about Crossroute Forest license and Fort Frances mill transaction

Thursday, March 7, 2019 — Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, made the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 leadership has been following the developments surrounding the potential sale and reopening of the Fort Frances paper mill and the wood rights for the Crossroute Forest. “All people in Treaty 3 territory should be […]

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Marten Falls Commencing Study on All-Season Community Access Road – Net Newsledger

March 7, 2019 MARTEN FALLS FN – Marten Falls First Nation is commencing a study under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, 1990 for the design, construction and operation/maintenance of a proposed All-Season Community Access Road (the Project). Marten Falls First Nation Chief Bruce Achneepineskum says, “This is a project Marten Falls is doing to enhance our […]

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Government of Canada’s Environmental Assessment Decision for the Magino Gold Project could lead to hundreds of jobs in Northern Ontario

March 7, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment while creating good jobs and economic opportunities for Canadians. Today, the Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, Terry Sheehan, announced on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, that the Magino […]

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Government of Canada invests $710,000 in coastal research initiatives in the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick

March 7, 2019 St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Canada’s marine ecosystems are vital to the livelihoods, well-being and cultural heritage of countless Indigenous and coastal communities. They are home to abundant fisheries, attract tourism and recreation, and allow the import and export of goods through responsible shipping. Conserving and protecting these areas for future generations […]

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News Release: Building a more flood-resilient Calgary

March 06, 2019 The Government of Alberta is improving flood resilience in Calgary and protecting communities across the province through investments in new infrastructure. As part of its $150 million in dedicated funding to Calgary, the province has approved new Alberta Community Resilience Program grants totalling $15 million for two high-priority projects in the city. […]

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UBCIC Continues to Support Tsilhqot’in Opposition to Drilling Permit in their Territories

March 06, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 6, 2019) On March 1, 2019, B.C’s Court of Appeal dismissed the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s appeal of the provincial government issued exploratory drilling permit at Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding area. This permit allows Taseko Mines Ltd. to begin an exploratory drilling program for their […]

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Rose Lithium – Tantalum Mining Project — Public Comments Invited

March 6, 2019 – Ottawa – Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Rose Lithium – Tantalum Mining Project, located 38 kilometres north of Nemaska, Quebec. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous peoples to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and […]

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A new Marine Protected Area at the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula

March 6, 2019 Gaspé, Quebec – The health and protection of our oceans is essential for our environment and our economy. The Government of Canada has made significant progress in protecting its three oceans and its coastlines by ensuring that they are safer, cleaner and healthier for future generations. The Minister of National Revenue and Member […]

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Buzzfeed report exposes abuses on global scale by WWF-funded guards – Net Newsledger

March 6, 2019 LONDON – INDIGENOUS – A major investigation by news site Buzzfeed has today exposed a shocking level of violent abuse by eco-guards and rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report “WWF’s Secret War” reveals that “the beloved nonprofit with the cuddly panda logo funds, equips, and works directly with […]

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Notice of Consultation on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nations Citizenship

Notice of Consultation on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nations Citizenship Today, the North West Indigenous Council Society (NWIC) has announced that it will undertake a consultation on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship. This consultation meeting will take place from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at […]

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Sault head-hunts for new climate-change staffer – SooToday.com

New hire will help city reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change Sault Ste. Marie City Council agreed last night to start recruiting for a new contract position related to climate change. City officials successfully applied recently for a climate-change staff grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The grant covers up to […]

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Climate Change is Impacting Indigenous Peoples Around the World – TeenVogue.com

March 5, 2019 Last October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on climate change. It showed the consequences of inevitable global warming and the drastic action needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Headlines popped up all […]

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David Suzuki and Ian Mauro to tour ‘Beyond Climate’ in BC

March 01, 2019 Two of Canada’s leading science communicators — Dr. David Suzuki and Dr. Ian Mauro — are touring southern British Columbia this month to promote their new film Beyond Climate. Released late in 2018, Beyond Climate addresses many of the pressing issues British Columbia is facing today, including pipelines, liquefied natural gas, wild salmon, and Indigenous […]

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Government of Canada awards aerial surveillance contract in St John’s to improve conservation and protection of our oceans

March 4, 2019 St. John’s, NL  – Making our oceans and our coasts healthier and safer, as well as ensuring our Indigenous, commercial, and recreational fisheries remain sustainable, are priorities for the Government of Canada. Through patrol and enforcement of our laws, Canada continues to protect our oceans, marine life and fisheries from coast to […]

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IRC: RSEA Community Tour Dates Announced (March 11-19, check your community date below)

March 03, 2019 March 11 – Sachs Harbour, Public Meeting @ 5 pm Download Sachs Harbour Community Poster March 12 – Ulukhaktok, Public Meeting @ 5pm Download Ulukhaktok Community Poster March 13 – Paulatuk, Public Meeting @ 5pm Download Paulatuk Community Poster March 14 – Aklavik, Public Meeting @ 11:30am Download Aklavik Community Poster March 18 – Inuvik, […]

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Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in the Northwest Territories

March 4, 2019 – Inuvik, Northwest Territories – Natural Resources Canada Canadians want to be ready to tackle the challenges of a changing climate. In the North, Canadians want to be confident that their homes and communities will be safe and resilient now and for future generations. This is why our government is investing in […]

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New funding for permafrost research to better protect Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk highways from climate change

March 4, 2019             Inuvik, Northwest Territories               Transport Canada Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Improving our understanding of how to make our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role […]

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Proposed sewage plant debate fires up as deputy premier takes interest – BradfordToday

Estimated cost for the Upper York Sewage Solutions project is $604 million, with completion expected in 2026 The stalled $715 million Upper York Sewage Solutions project could soon rev up now that it has caught the attention of Newmarket-Aurora MPP and Deputy Premier Christine Elliott. Considered leading-edge and a first of its kind in Canada, the […]

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BC Gov News – Mapping project on Haida Gwaii reveals rare ecosystems

March 2, 2019 Looking at the landscape of Naikoon Provincial Park on Haida Gwaii, Sharilynn Wardrop was left with more questions than answers. A hand-drawn map created in the 1980s revealed little about the park’s bog, beach, dunes and lush rainforests. Wardrop, a BC Parks protected areas applied ecologist, and other experts, knew it was […]

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Review Panel for Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Announces Date for Public Hearing

OTTAWA, March 1, 2019 –The Review Panel established to conduct an environmental assessment of the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (the Project) has determined that the information provided by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority can now be discussed at the public hearing. The Review Panel recognizes that a number of outstanding concerns and questions remain, […]

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Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands

March 04, 2019 The Arctic Council Working Group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) will host an Arctic wetlands workshop in Stockholm on 7 to 8 March 2019. The project “Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands” is an initiative led by Sweden. The project is guided by an international Steering Committee comprising representatives from […]

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