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First Nations Across North America Ask TD Bank to Step Away from Financing of Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Grand Chief Simon Appeals to Investors, Shareholders at TD Annual General Meeting TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake, a Mohawk community on the outskirts of Montreal, today delivered a message at TD Bank’s annual general meeting to warn shareholders, management and the board that TD is turning […]

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First Nations in Quebec Stand in the Way of the Energy East Pipeline

WENDAKE, QC, March 29, 2017 – On the occasion of the visit to Montreal (Mohawk Territory) of the Expert Panel mandated to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to reiterate that First Nations in Quebec firmly opposed TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline by way of resolution in June 2016. […]

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Oilsands showdown coming over tailings cleanup: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017 13:46 EDMONTON _ Alberta’s oilsands could be heading for a showdown over toxic tailings ponds following an independent assessment that found cleanup plans of six major producers don’t meet new rules. The province’s energy regulator recently rejected Suncor’s plans, saying they relied on unproven technology and didn’t provide enough certainty on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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Keystone XL approval hinders the growing global renewable energy economy – David Suzuki Foundation

March 24, 2017 VANCOUVER — The U.S. government’s decision to approve the Keystone XL construction permit puts the country behind in a global economy that is rapidly shifting to renewable energy — and could slow the necessary transition from fossil fuels, according to the David Suzuki Foundation. Sign up for our newsletter “This is not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20175 Views

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McKenna to appear at environment committee after year-long absence – IPolitics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s May 1st appearance at the House of Commons environment committee will be the first time in over a year that she’s briefed MPs. It will also mark the first time in four and a half months that the public will be able to see the committee work. Known formally as the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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BR Parks Climate Change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 30, 2017  EDMONTON – Government research suggests the environments of parks and protected areas across North America are being shifted hundreds of kilometres away through climate change. The published research from Natural Resources Canada finds the ecosystems of nearly 80 per cent of those areas in Canada, the United […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20175 Views

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201714 Views

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B.C. gives over $1.8 million in grants to fight invasive plants

March 29, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is handing out over $1.8 million in new grants to help control the spread of invasive plants in the province, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson and Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett announced today. The 31 grants are being distributed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201712 Views

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British Columbia’s Submission to the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board

EAO is committed to working with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) to minimize duplication and to harmonize efforts wherever possible. British Columbia’s Submission to the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board In October 2015, the Prime Minister mandated the Minister of Natural Resources Canada to “modernize the National Energy Board […]

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National environmental group calls Manitoba climate policy survey ‘useless’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A national environmental group says a Manitoba government survey on climate-change policy is a waste of money because it can be done by the same person over and over again. The Wilderness Committee says the online survey _ which ends Friday _ has no restriction on people from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201715 Views

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Fort McMurray plans ‘tranquil’, dawn to dusk gathering for anniversary of wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017  FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. _ A “tranquil, welcoming, supportive” gathering will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfire in northeastern Alberta. Mayor Melissa Blake says dawn-to-dusk gathering on May 3 at Snye Park in Fort McMurray allows friends and neighbours to come together, reflect, and share in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201710 Views

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Rain swamps south coast as evacuation order, alert, in place elsewhere in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  VANCOUVER _ Rainfall warnings have been issued for the Howe Sound, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley regions of B.C.’s south coast, with Environment Canada cautioning the deluge could cause flash floods or washouts. About 25 millimetres of rain fell near Squamish late Monday and a further 70 millimetres is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201711 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on U.S. Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in response to the announcement by United States President Donald Trump that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline: “This is an important moment to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201719 Views

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2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow

2017 Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow   Agenda Registration Form Sponsorhsip Form Notice Tradeshow Registration Emergency Management in First Nation Communities:  Towards Resilience and Self Sufficiency ~ March 28-30, 2017, Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary, Alberta                       Objectives: To bring together a network of First Nation emergency management […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201732 Views

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Marian Watershed Stewardship Program Results Workshop

The Marian Watershed Stewardship Program Results Workshop was held in Yellowknife on March 22, 2017. The event was hosted by Tłı̨chǫ Government’s Lands Protection Department. The objectives of the workshop were to: Bring together elders and youth from each of the four communities, Lands staff and investigators to share results of “Marian 2016 trip” environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201715 Views

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Get the world’s dirtiest shipping fuel out of the Arctic – NunatsiaqOnline

March 28, 2017 “It’s time the rules for shipping reflect the risks it poses to Inuit livelihoods and hunting.” For hundreds of years, national and international policies have shaped the Arctic from whaling to the fur trade, from territorial laws to statehood. Now, with land claim and benefit agreements in place in Nunavut, policy not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201717 Views

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Introducing the board of the new BC Parks Foundation

March 28, 2017 VICTORIA – An iconic wildlife painter, an internationally recognized leader in the renewable energy industry and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia known for her advocacy work with Aboriginal peoples are among the board members of the new BC Parks Foundation. The 10 members of the BC Parks Foundation board […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201718 Views

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Tribes’ battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 28, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn’t end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201716 Views

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OTC at the 2017 National Congress on Rural Education

March 28, 2017 The Office of the Treaty Commissioner was happy to be at the 2017 National Congress on Rural Education in Canada. The conversation about reconciliation was central to the conference held in Saskatoon and included members of our speaker’s bureau throughout the March 26 to 28 event. Annie Battiste spoke at the breakout […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201713 Views

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25,000 Canadians Join First Nations, Local Residents in Seeking Justice for Canada’s Biggest Mining Spill

March 27, 2017 Williams Lake (B.C.). As Federal Crown Prosecutors move today in B.C. provincial court to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s private charges over the Mount Polley mine disaster, the mining watchdog is releasing the names of over 25,000 Canadians who have endorsed a petition urging the Trudeau government not to let those responsible off the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201722 Views

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PM promoting money for parks, conservation areas, Canada trail – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 28, 2017  BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline is good news for energy and infrastructure. Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners said Monday that it’s placed oil in the pipe […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201712 Views

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It’s time to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies once and for all – Sudbury.com

Federal budget does much to undermine efforts already taken The 2017 federal budget reduces some of the subsidies to the fossil fuel industry but still allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to the industry. Subsidizing the fossil fuel industry undermines actions being taken to fight climate change, including the many initiatives supported in this budget. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201713 Views

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Funding will support wider tsunami warning range

VICTORIA – Residents of Port Renfrew and the Pacheedaht First Nation will receive increased capability for tsunami warnings and the potential to provide earthquake early warnings, thanks to a $550,000 contribution from the BC Disaster Mitigation Program to the Capital Regional District (CRD). The funds will replace existing obsolete tsunami sirens with new warning technology […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201711 Views

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AIAI: Interrobang features coverage of Symposium

The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) held a sym­posium with environmental experts on March 21 and 22, in an effort to bring more awareness and address concerns the First Nations commu­nity has in terms of the environment. According to a March 14 AIAI media release, the event would cov­er a variety of environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201710 Views

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FNWARM NR and Report: The $64,000 question – Why does BC promote placer mining? – Report calls for moratorium on placer mine claims and work permits

The $64,000 question – Why does BC promote placer mining? Forget TV reality shows – placer mining is a huge economic failure, environmental mess: Report calls for moratorium on placer mine claims and work permits Williams Lake, BC: Tuesday March 28: New research shows BC’s thousands of placer mines pose a serious threat to people’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201728 Views

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Province to make intersection improvements on Quesnel highway

March 27, 2017 QUESNEL – The Province is moving forward with intersection improvements at Racing and Hydraulic Road on Highway 97 in Quesnel and will be seeking the public’s input into the planning and design in the months ahead, Cariboo-North MLA Coralee Oakes announced today on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201710 Views

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Province Unveils Forest Invasive Species Campaign

March 27, 2017 Protect Manitoba Trees, Don’t Move Firewood: Cox The Manitoba government continues to reach out to the public and encourage them to help protect the environment with the launch of a new forest invasive species awareness campaign, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our environment is under threat from invasive species, whether […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201710 Views

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Statement: Greenpeace Responds to Final State Department Permit for Keystone

The walls of the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) Kenora CityView office have received a face-lift in the form of a newly donated art project from St. Louis School’s Visual Arts Group. The painting entitled ‘Together’ was developed and created entirely by the group of six students under the guidance of local artist Holly Ann Friesen, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201710 Views

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House of Commons Committee Report Recommends Scaled Up Action on Protected Natural Areas

March 24, 2017 OTTAWA – CPAWS welcomes the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development’s report on protected areas, tabled today in the House of Commons, that makes sweeping recommendations to the federal government to expand and improve Canada’s protected areas networks to reverse the declining health of our country’s ecosystems. The report highlights the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201714 Views

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Recommendations fail to protect 99% of lakes and rivers in Canada

March 23, 2017 The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities tabled its recommendations today on the Navigation Protection Act, formerly the Navigable Waters Protection Act. The recommendations fall below what is needed to protect all lakes and rivers in Canada. “This was an opportunity for the Standing Committee and the Trudeau government to show […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201718 Views

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Facts and evidence matter in confronting climate crisis – Science Matters

March 23, 2017 We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201716 Views

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Federal budget invests in sustainability – Groundwater Canada

Ottawa – The 2017 federal budget includes several initiatives aimed at spurring “clean growth.” The government’s plan to promote sustainability includes the following initiatives: With the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the government and its provincial, territorial and indigenous partners laid out a plan to create good, well-paying jobs and leave a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201714 Views

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Province Issues March Flood Outlook for 2017

March 24, 2017 Flood Risk Remains Moderate to Major in West, Eases in Red River Valley: Pedersen Levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions, however the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook while it still remains moderate to major across the province, Infrastructure Minister Blaine […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201733 Views

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Indigenous OPSEU members mark UN World Water Day by building alliances to fight water pollution and privatization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2017 Indigenous OPSEU members mark UN World Water Day by building alliances to fight water pollution and privatization Toronto – To mark the UN’s World Water Day, the OPSEU Indigenous Mobilization Team (IMT) assembled a group of water protectors from across Ontario and around the world who have committed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201755 Views

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Tłı̨chǫ Winter Road Update

March 24, 2017 Please be advised that the Winter Road to Whatı̀ is open to 42,000 kilograms GVW; Watch for Overflow at Km’s 2.3; 5.0; and , and  on Marian Lake. Watch for a pressure ridge at Km 11 on Marian Lake. Watch for equipment working clearing Lakes and Portages to width. Please be advised […]

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OPSEU President ‘steps up’ for Indigenous members fighting water privatization

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 11:30am “Water is life.” That’s a key message for OPSEU’s Indigenous Mobilizing Team (IMT), which joined forces with George Brown College to host an all-day conference on protecting water as a public resource. The “Water is Life” symposium at George Brown’s waterfront campus was held March 22 to mark the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201713 Views

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NCC: Protecting Biodiversity Benefits Us All

March 23, 2017 Toronto, ON Nature Conservancy of Canada comments on 2017-18 federal budget The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pleased to see that even in challenging economic times, Federal Budget 2017 affirms Canada’s commitment to protect our lands, our waters and the variety of species they sustain. The conservation of our biodiversity, in turn, will ensure […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201713 Views

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Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is reviewing Husky Energy’s response to alarms before a major oil spill last summer to determine whether charges are warranted. The department is also looking into a delay in shutting down the ruptured pipeline. “I am deeply concerned about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201719 Views

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Federal budget reaction: Progress on climate; Long way to go on nature – WWF

March 23, 2017 TORONTO, March 22, 2017 — In response to the federal budget released today, WWF-Canada president and CEO David Miller issued the following statement: “Building on the progress of last year’s budget in prioritizing climate change and marine protected areas, Budget 2017 includes a variety of tools that will make meaningful climate action […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201715 Views

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Statement by Environmental Defence’s Dale Marshall on environmental spending in federal budget 2017

March 22, 2017 Ottawa, ON – Today’s federal budget will enable the government to make progress on environmental initiatives, especially on climate change and clean energy innovation, although some of the announced measures are too modest to achieve federal commitments. This budget provides funding to develop and implement crucial sections of the pan-Canadian climate framework, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201710 Views

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Musicians Go “Live” in Global Rally to Fight Climate Change

Bridgit Mendler, Rising Appalachia, Valerie June, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Moon Taxi and other artists to turn up the volume on March 25 for Earth Hour March 22, 2017 This Saturday, World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour will sweep across the globe as skylines from Sydney to San Francisco go dark as a symbolic […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201711 Views

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N.S. government must clean up Harrietsfield contamination

Mar 22, 2017 HALIFAX — Residents of Harrietsfield, N.S. are asking Environment Minister Margaret Miller to enforce a clean-up order for a defunct construction and demolition recycling facility that has contaminated their drinking water for more than a decade. Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, has launched an e-mail campaign in support of the residents, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Alberta government earmarks money for protecting province’s watersheds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  EDMONTON _ The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta’s watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million. Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date devoted to tackling the world’s water crisis. The plan will see $3.2 million for each of the 11 watershed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201714 Views

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Opinion: Contaminant problems in the Athabasca River not overstated – Edmonton Journal

We disagree with the assessment of Prof. William Shotyk that “contamination problems in the oilsands region are overstated.” Like Shotyk, previous research (including Kelly et al. 2010, Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) has found that the concentrations of elements dissolved in the Athabasca River were well below Canadian Council of Ministers of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201714 Views

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Application 1882153 Notice of Application – Abandonment and Reclamation Certification of Luscar Mine

CCA Application No. 1882153 EPEA Application No. 00390669-001 Teck Coal Limited The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1882153 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 00390669-001 from Teck Coal Limited (Teck). The AER is reviewing these applications concurrently. This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201716 Views

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We never relinquished our water and lake bed rights’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 22, 2017 – On World Water Day, Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that First Nations have always had rights to the water. “First Nations people are the inherent keepers and caretakers of our traditional territory; that includes water and land,” says Grand Chief Madahbee. “We have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201731 Views

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On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court

On World Water Day, AFN National Chief Stands with Yukon First Nations at Supreme Court March 22, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada to mark World Water Day and to support the Yukon First Nations who are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201729 Views

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Alberta invests $12 million to protect water

The Government of Alberta is safeguarding water resources with nearly $12 million in new multi-year grants for watershed planning and advisory councils and the Alberta Water Council. Mar 22, 2017 Each year for the next three years, 11 local watershed councils will receive $3.2 million per year to assess watershed health and plan for water […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201720 Views

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British Columbia to increase investment in wildlife management

March 22, 2017 KELOWNA – As part of the Province’s long-standing commitment to healthy wildlife populations, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today that all hunting licence revenue will be re-invested to enhance wildlife management activities. Based on input from stakeholders over the last few years, the government will form a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201714 Views

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Yukon fossil key to uncovering bison’s North American invasion

March 21, 2017 The DNA from a steppe bison fossil discovered in the Ch’ijee Bluff on Vuntut Gwitchin Settlement Land has played a central role in determining when the large ice age mammal first arrived in North America and its subsequent evolution on the continent. The 130,000 year old fossil was found in 2006 and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201714 Views

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