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Bending Lake Iron Project – Public Comments Invited

July 15, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Bending Lake Iron Project, located southwest of Ignace, Ontario. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the […]

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B.C. rock slide blocking salmon spawning prompts new fisheries restrictions – CFJC Today Kamloops

CLINTON, B.C. — A major rock slide in British Columbia’s Fraser River has prompted new restrictions to recreational and First Nations fishing of chinook salmon, as officials scramble to prevent long-term devastation of the population. The slide in a remote area near Big Bar, northwest of Kamloops in the Interior, has created a five-metre waterfall […]

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City of Kingston: Offer input on the Belle Park Master Plan

July 12, 2019 – The Belle Park Master Plan is now available for review and comment at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/Belle-Park until 4 p.m., Friday, July 26. “The Belle Park Master Plan reflects the extensive consultation we’ve done with stakeholders, including Indigenous groups, and with other residents. It shows increased areas to be naturalized and offers recreational amenities closer to […]

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Evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation paused as forest fire gets smaller – Globalnews.ca

July 14, 2019 PIKANGIKUM, Ont. – Officials say evacuations have been put on hold in Pikangikum First Nation as the forest fire near the northern Ontario community has reduced in size. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that as of Sunday, the fire burning near Pikangikum was about 447 square kilometres. Jonathan Scott […]

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Listen twice, speak once: Advice for collaborating with First Nations on outdoor recreation projects – CityNews

Jul 13, 2019 VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) — In this period of reconciliation, the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC has some advice for how to respect the people who first used these lands. Patrick Lucas has been helping Indigenous youth get on mountain bikes for seven years. He wrote a recently published guide called Working in a […]

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Government of Canada takes further action to address critical rockslide threat to at-risk Fraser River Chinook

July 12, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia — In April 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertook necessary fisheries management measures to protect at-risk Fraser River Chinook salmon in response to significant conservation concerns. The recent landslide near Big Bar, north of Lillooet, B.C., has created a significant barrier to fish passage and is presently blocking most of […]

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Fraser River Salmon State of Emergency: BC First Nations urge swift action to save Fraser River salmon runs at risk due to Big Bar rockslide

July 12, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) BC First Nations are expressing grave concern over the possibility of significant losses to critical salmon runs on the Fraser River which are at risk due to the Big Bar rockslide that occurred in late June, and are calling on provincial and federal governments to take immediate action and […]

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Government of Canada to Help Schools, Hospitals and Businesses Fight Climate Change

July 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Climate change is a real threat to Canadians’ quality of life and to our growing economy. We need to take serious action to protect our communities, our economy, and our planet in a way that’s affordable for people. To help fight climate change and […]

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Huckleberry harvesting restricted to protect grizzly habitat – BC Gov

July 12, 2019 CRANBROOK – The Province is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenay Boundary Region. From July 15, 2019, to Oct. 15, 2019, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas of the Kootenay Boundary Region. Maps identifying the closed areas are available online: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/eco/access.htm These areas […]

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Streaming live from the Arctic: the Northwest Passage Project – Nunatsiaq News

12 July, 2019 18-day expedition will track the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Ocean A group of American and Canadian scientists are preparing to embark on a two-week research mission through the Northwest Passage. Led by the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Centre, researchers will collect water, ice and air samples to […]

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Thaidene Nene park final agreement set to be signed, but YKDFN isn’t on board – CBC

‘We need to know more about the park,’ says Chief Edward Sangris July 12, 2019 After close to two decades, a final agreement on the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve is set to be signed in Lutselk’e, N.W.T., on July 25, but not everyone is fully on board. The proposed park, 26,376 square kilometres of land […]

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Grants will reduce wildfire risks in Cariboo Fire Centre

July 11, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – The B.C. government has allocated another $342,378 in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to five local governments and First Nations communities in the Cariboo Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects. These grants are part of a second round of 44 grants distributed provincewide from the program’s […]

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Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia partner to take bold action to conserve Steelhead Trout

July 11, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia — Steelhead trout, an iconic British Columbia fish, have been in significant decline during recent years. The Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead runs in particular have reached critically low levels. The Governments of Canada and British Columbia are working together to conserve, protect, and recover Thompson and Chilcotin steelhead populations. Today, […]

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald responds to the Northern Ontario Fire Crisis and Calls on all levels of Government for Assistance

(Toronto, July 11, 2019) Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is responding to the second evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation in just over a month. Community members of Pikangikum First Nation are being evacuated due to an ongoing and out of control fire crisis that is quickly spreading over Northern Ontario and impacting neighbouring communities. Pikangikum […]

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Premiers Committed to Action on Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation

SASKATOON, SK, July 11, 2019 – Climate change is a global threat, with immediate and long-lasting, tangible impacts on the natural environment, public health and safety, as well as on infrastructure and the economy. Premiers reiterated the importance and urgency of timely action and their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to move towards achieving […]

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Kitimat LNG Expansion Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency July 11, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Kitimat LNG Expansion Project, located at Bish Cove, near Kitimat, British Columbia. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking […]

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Trappers worried traditions will go up in smoke from Wildfires in Wood Buffalo – APTN News

July 11, 2019 Robert Grandjambe Jr. has 100 beaver pelts to bring to market in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He’s following in the footsteps of his ancestors as a full-time trapper. “I have access to roads, trails and corridors that I had only had heard stories of. Living in the community of Fort Chipp [Chippawa] […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201983 Views

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City to Host Forest Fire Evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation

July 10, 2019 The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately hundreds more people beyond expressed capacity from Pikangikum First Nation after an evacuation order was called for the community due to the threat of a nearby 404-square kilometre forest fire. The City publicly communicated its capacity last week at 400 evacuees, but […]

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Minister Wilkinson attends the Seymour River Restoration Celebration Event

North Vancouver, British Columbia — The Seymour River is home to many fish runs and is an integral part of the landscape of North Vancouver and the broader Vancouver area ecosystem. The rockslide that occurred in 2014 significantly impacted the waterway, the salmon run and the surrounding area. Together with Indigenous communities, local governments and non-governmental […]

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Meet the people behind Victoria’s pod of inflatable orcas – The Martlet

Local group raising funds and awareness for marine life through life-sized orcas has become a mainstay at Victoria events and protests A pod of orcas breaches a crowd of people marching down the road — not a rare sight on the streets of downtown Victoria. Rain or shine, anti-Trans Mountain pipeline protest or trans-inclusionary celebrations, […]

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Premier Doug Ford Recognizes Saskatchewan for Supporting Vulnerable Residents in Wildfire Emergency

July 10, 2019 Office of the Premier SASKATOON — Today, Premier Doug Ford released the following statement about the wildfire situation in Northern Ontario: “Ontario is currently battling many active fires in Northern Ontario affecting over 20 communities. This includes First Nations communities who have declared emergencies due to risk to public health and wellness. […]

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Repairs underway on flood-damaged roads southwest of Williams Lake

July 10, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – The Chilcotin River and associated tributaries have experienced a one-in-200-year flood event, following more than 90 millimetres of rainfall in the past few days. As a result, there are closures on the following roads southwest of Williams Lake: Witte Road, 65 kilometres south of Alexis Creek (repair work underway) […]

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Funding to Support Indigenous Participation in the new Impact Assessment System

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency July 10, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through a new Indigenous Capacity Support Program to Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations to help develop skills to better participate in the new impact assessment process. Improvements proposed in the new impact assessment system for Indigenous […]

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‘The trees are dying’: Climate change affecting a Mi’kmaq tradition says canoe maker – APTN News

July 10, 2019 Todd Labrador, a canoe maker in Nova Scotia says climate change is affecting his family’s traditional practice. For generations, Labrador and his family, who are from Kespukwitk in traditional Mi’kma’ki territory, have been making birch bark canoes. The birch tree gives bark, medicine and wood. But he says Mother Nature is changing […]

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Communities cut off as Chilcotin River flooding washes out roads – CBC

Jul 10, 2019 ‘The Chilcotin is not built for this kind of weather period,’ says Tŝilhqot’in tribal chair Hundreds of people who live along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries have been devastated — and, in some areas, stranded — by flooding, road washouts and unstable earth as incessant rains continue to overwhelm the river. […]

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Minister Wilkinson, and BC Minister Donaldson meet with First Nation leadership and participate in site visit at Big Bar Landslide in Lillooet, B.C.

July 9, 2019 Lillooet, British Columbia —Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and British Columbia’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development in British Columbia, the Honourable Doug Donaldson along with Member of Parliament for Mission – Matsqui – Fraser Canyon, Jati  Sidhu, […]

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NWAC: Sen. McCallum’s Amendments to Bill S-3 Mark a Historic Moment in Canadian Environmental Law

Bill C-69 has received royal assent, quietly making history in Canadian environmental legislation. While vociferous opponents and supporters of the bill have garnered heated media coverage on legislated timelines and ministerial powers under the new Impact Assessment Act, there has been little coverage of Senator Mary Jane McCallum’s success in introducing to Canadian environmental legislation, for […]

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Mississauga Moving Forward on Massive Waterfront Redevelopment Project – insauga.com

July 9, 2019 Although the City of Mississauga is often referred to as a suburb (and still boasts a ton of distinctly suburban subdivisions), it’s growing quite rapidly and moving forward on a number of ambitious place-making projects. One such placemaking project is Inspiration Port Credit, a plan that includes the grand-scale revitalization of Mississauga’s […]

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Public comment period on draft cooperation agreement with British Columbia under the new Impact Assessment Act

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency July 8, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public and Indigenous peoples to comment on a draft cooperation agreement with the Province of British Columbia under the new Impact Assessment Act. The Government of Canada is committed to a “one project, one review” approach to […]

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Magino Gold Project — Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Regulatory Phase

July 8, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) allocated $25,000 in federal funds to two Indigenous groups to assist their participation in consultations led by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) related to proposed amendments to Schedule 2 of the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (the Regulations) for the Magino Gold Project, located in northern Ontario. Total […]

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Holding Back the River – Toronto Star

July 8, 2019 It used to be, before the time of barometers and weather instruments, the Cree of James Bay could tell the coming weather by the night stars and moon. Now, the stars tell a different story than they did in the past. The Elders see stark changes written in the sky. The winters […]

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Government of Canada introduces new, additional measures to protect the North Atlantic right whale

July 8, 2019    Ottawa   Government of Canada The well-being of the endangered North Atlantic right whale population is of great concern to Canadians and its protection is a significant priority for the Government of Canada. Over the past two years, the Government of Canada has taken substantial measures to protect the North Atlantic right whale. […]

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Northern communities face one of biggest climate change risks, study says – Nunatsiaq News

8 July, 2019 “The need for action on climate risk is increasingly urgent” A new report from the Canadian Council of Academies says Canada’s northern communities face one of the biggest risks when it comes to climate change. The report, released on July 3, listed the top 12 climate change risks, with infrastructure, coastlines and […]

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Ecojustice: Conservation groups launch new case challenging Trans Mountain Pipeline

July 08, 2019 VANCOUVER – Ecojustice is going back to court on behalf of Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation to challenge the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The groups submitted a motion to the Federal Court of Appeal this morning, asking for leave to launch a judicial review of […]

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Government of Canada provides Avalanche Canada with funding to expand prevention efforts

From: Public Safety Canada July 8, 2019 Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Fatalities and injuries as a result of avalanches are a reality in Canada’s mountainous regions. As Canada’s deadliest natural hazard, they occur in almost every province and territory. The risk of avalanche is increasing as the popularity of backcountry sports […]

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City offers to host Pikangikum evacuees – Tbnewswatch.com

More evacuations are planned in Pikangikum First Nation as smoke from a 40,000-hectare fire continues to drift into the community THUNDER BAY – With more evacuations planned in Pikangikum First Naiton due to a forest fire burning six kilometers away, the city of Thunder Bay has offered to host evacuees. Evacuations of vulnerable members of […]

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Pikangikum First Nation faces second wildfire evacuation in just over a month – The Globe and Mail

For the second time in just over a month, residents of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario are being asked to evacuate due to smoke from nearby wildfires. Officials in the remote community say vulnerable residents, including the elderly, pregnant women and those with respiratory problems are being flown out, along with their immediate families. […]

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Canada and Ontario seek public input on Great Lakes protections

July 5, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario Canada is addressing threats to Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health and is working with partners and the public to protect this vital shared resource. Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario released a draft of a new Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health […]

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Forest fire smoke forces about 200 evacuees out of 2 Manitoba First Nations – CBC

Babies and people with respiratory conditions will be flown out first Jul 06, 2019 Billowing smoke from forest fires has forced community members to flee from two First Nations in southeastern Manitoba. Evacuations are currently underway in Little Grand Rapids First Nation — and will soon begin in Pauingassi First Nation — for people facing […]

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Officials try to limit spread of a forest fire near Keewaywin First Nation – CBC

Dubbed Red Lake 23, fire is now 719 square kilometres and just 8 km south of the community Jul 07, 2019 Provincial officials say the forest fire heading towards Keewaywin First Nation in northwestern Ontario continues to grow. The province’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says the fire, dubbed Red Lake 23, has grown […]

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Statement on Fires in Northwestern Ontario

July 7, 2019 Ministry of Indigenous Affairs Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford issued this statement today about the Ontario government’s response to the wildfire in Northwestern Ontario: “Emergency response personnel are working closely with the Ontario Provincial Police, community leaders, and other agencies to fight the fires in […]

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Caribou hunting with drones? Indigenous groups divided – CTV News

July 7, 2019 YELLOWKNIFE — Tradition and technology are clashing on the tundra where Indigenous groups are debating the use of drones to hunt caribou. The issue arose during public consultations on new wildlife regulations in the Northwest Territories, where First Nations and Metis depend on caribou for food. Drones are not widely used to […]

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Government of Canada enters into Fraser Salmon Collaborative Management Agreement with 76 British Columbia First Nations

July 5, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. Our government is committed to advancing a renewed relationship with Indigenous communities, based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. As part of this commitment, we are working to modernize […]

by pnationtalk on July 8, 201951 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund projects

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 5, 2019 Vancouver, BC – Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia’s coastal communities. Wild Pacific salmon, in particular, are intrinsically linked to the identity of British Columbians and are fundamental to the culture of many Indigenous communities. Over the […]

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Forest fire forces evacuation of Keewaywin First Nation – Kenora Daily Miner and News

July 5, 2019 Red Lake 23, a 135 acre forest fire located 12 kilometers southwest of Keewaywin First Nation has forced the evacuation of the community. The evacuation began Tuesday, July 3 with 87 evacuees arriving in Sioux Lookout and another 122 arrivals the following day. The evacuees are primarily elderly, children, people with respiratory […]

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Canada invests in projects to restore Lake Winnipeg Basin water quality

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada July 5, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada is home to a fifth of the world’s fresh water, and the federal government is taking action to protect this precious resource. The Lake Winnipeg Basin is an important freshwater resource. The basin is the heart giving life to all the lakes […]

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Woodfibre LNG receives key permit from BC government – The Narwhal

A new fracked gas export facility near Squamish would produce the equivalent carbon emissions of putting 170,000 new cars on the roads each year. The project — owned by an Indonesian billionaire — also raises safety concerns about the transport of flammable gas through a heavily populated region Jul 4, 2019 Woodfibre LNG, a liquefied […]

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CNL awarded $8.5 million contract to refuel RMC SLOWPOKE-2 reactor

Government of Canada contracts CNL for project that will extend operating life of research reactor by another 30 years Chalk River, ON – July 04, 2019 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the Government of […]

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Communities being affected by wildfire smoke – The Chronicle Journal

About 20 First Nations in Ontario’s remote north are being impacted — some worse than others — by smoky conditions caused by more than 25 forest fires burning across the region, Indigenous Services Canada says. “Smoke from both the Ontario and Manitoba fires is drifting into the area on and off, depending on wind direction,” […]

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Northwestern Ontario community of Keewaywin to be fully evacuated due to nearby forest fire – Sudbury.com

Timmins, Sioux Lookout hosting evacuees from wildfire threatened First Nation. KEEWAYWIN FIRST NATION, Ont. — Keewaywin First Nation will be completely evacuated, as a massive wildfire continues to burn a dozen kilometres away from the remote Northwestern Ontario community. Ministry of the Solicitor General spokesperson Brent Ross on Thursday confirmed a complete evacuation has been […]

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