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Notice of Application – Mine Abandonment for Select Parcel of Lands Within Mine No. 1788

Notice of Application CCA Application No. 1927912 EPEA Application No. RC00459362 Capital Power GP Holdings Inc. Reclamation Certification for Select Parcel of Lands Within Mine No. 1788 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Coal Conservation Act (CCA) Application No. 1927912 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. RC00459362 from Westmoreland Mining Holdings […]

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Tŝilhqot’in close steelhead fishery, call for change – Prince George Citizen

March 31, 2020 The Tŝilhqot’in National Government has closed its fishery for the endangered Chilcotin River steelhead trout. The Williams Lake-area First Nation issued a statement saying monitoring efforts found only 58 adult steelhead trout returned to the river in 2018 and 77 in 2019. The steelhead trout population in the river has declined 81 […]

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Endangered orcas could be threatened by proposed B.C. container terminal, review panel says – CTV News

March 31, 2020 VANCOUVER — A federally appointed panel has found the development of a new shipping container terminal south of Vancouver would result in “significant adverse” effects on endangered southern resident killer whales. In its 627-page report, released Monday, the environmental assessment panel points to the negative impacts of marine shipping associated with the […]

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Maintains Full Closure of Steelhead Fisheries, Calls on DFO to Take Immediate Action Against Extirpation

Williams Lake, BC (March 27, 2020): Due to the continued immediate threat of extirpation, the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has re-affirmed its closure of all fishing for the endangered Chilcotin River Steelhead Trout for its members. The harvest of Chilcotin River Steelhead has traditionally been critical to members of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, taking place at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202022 Views

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BC Government: Province closing certain parks, recreation areas

March 24, 2020 VICTORIA – BC Parks continues to monitor whether people visiting provincial parks are complying with the physical distancing required to stop the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Parks throughout British Columbia are seeing an increase in visitors, but many people are not complying with the provincial health officer’s (PHO) requirement for families […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202026 Views

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GCT #3: Nibi Declaration and Video for World Water Day

March 22, 2020 World Water Day, is an opportunity to recognize the importance of water and provide opportunities to inspire people to learn more about our sacred relationship with water. This sacred relationship and responsibility to water is reflected in the Grand Council of Treaty #3’s (GCT3’s) Nibi (Water) Declaration. The Declaration provides teachings and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202028 Views

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Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Crisis

New Funding Will Support Municipalities, Food Banks, Homeless Shelters and Individuals March 23, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $200 million in social services relief funding to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The province will be providing municipalities and […]

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IRC: Reindeer Herd and Herder Safety

(Inuvik, NT) March 22, 2020 – The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) would like to inform all residents of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) that a team of Reindeer herders will be out on the land working with the Reindeer herd on a regular basis. IRC does not wish to have any interference with the round-up […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202071 Views

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Grassy Mountain Coal Project – Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada March 19, 2020 – The Joint Review Panel for the Grassy Mountain Coal Project announces today the start of a comment period on the Eleventh Addendum to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by Benga Mining Limited as part of the environmental assessment of the project. Indigenous groups, government […]

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Marine Institute Completes and Releases Report on South Coast Salmon Mortality Event

March 19, 2020 The Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland has completed and released its report on the 2019 salmon mortality event at Northern Harvest Sea Farm’s aquaculture sites on the south coast. The Marine Institute facilitated ‘A Review of the 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador South Coast Cultured Atlantic Salmon Mortality Event’ at the […]

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The Arctic is cool — let’s keep it that way – WWF-Canada Blog

March 17, 2020 The Arctic took centre stage at the 7th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) sub-committee in London, England, from February 17 to 21. The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution […]

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Parks Canada temporarily suspends all visitor services across the country until further notice

From: Parks Canada March 17, 2020 Gatineau, Quebec Parks Canada Agency The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members is of the utmost importance to the Agency. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202041 Views

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Latest Columbia River Treaty talks return to Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2020 VICTORIA – The ninth round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations took place on March 11 and 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, issued the following statement: “Since the process to revisit the Columbia River Treaty began, Canada and the United States have been exchanging […]

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Inquiry finds environment of ‘mistrust’ after lack of Indigenous consultations for Muskrat Falls project – APTN News

March 13, 2020 A thousand-page report into the financial and operational issues facing the multi-billion dollar Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project says the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as its Crown corporation Nalcor, “created an environment of mistrust” by failing to allow concerned Indigenous peoples and other citizens to “engage in a meaningful and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2020112 Views

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Our Changing Seasons: A loving visit to our future – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

For Our Grandchildren welcomes new, positive-focused website Drew Monkman started it all. “There is this positive climate webpage in the U.S. at www.DearTomorrow.org that I think we should copy or join.” As an active member of the For Our Grandchildren organizing committee, I started looking at this amazing project. It is a great site started […]

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UBCM: Caribou Recovery Planning Update

Mar. 11, 2020 UBCM has met with provincial staff to seek additional information on the role of local governments in caribou recovery. Late last month, the province announced that the partnership agreement between the federal government, provincial government, West Moberly First Nation and Saulteau First Nation had been amended to clarify how local governments will be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202032 Views

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Climate change is here – Gazette

The World Health Organization, the United Nations and the scientific community overwhelmingly agree that climate change is real. And it is happening right now. The impacts are wide-ranging, global in scope and unprecedented in scale. Throughout the last decade Memorial researchers have been deeply engaged in understanding the impact of climate change. Memorial’s Research Strategy […]

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Arctic tundra is 80 per cent permafrost. What happens when it thaws? – The Narwhal

The climate crisis is transforming ground that has been held together by frozen water for millennia — and scientists are working overtime to figure out what that means for the future of the north and the planet itself Canadian scientist Philip Marsh and I were flying along the coast of the Beaufort Sea, where the […]

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Climate change is costing Nunavik’s hunters, say KRG councillors – Nunatsiaq News

11 March 2020 Growing need to replace equipment prompts calls to boost Hunters Support Program KUUJJUAQ—Kativik Regional Government councillors want to offer more support to Nunavik hunters who lose their equipment because unpredictable weather and changing sea ice conditions create hazards. During KRG meetings on Feb. 27, several councillors around the table pointed out the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202033 Views

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Government of Canada invests in aquatic habitat through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 10, 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia – Making our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for all Canadians and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, announced over $13 million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202059 Views

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N.W.T. cemeteries in ‘crisis’ because of climate change, say community representatives – CBC

‘We want to have a cemetery that can last another 40 years,’ says CEO of Yellowknives Dene First Nation Mar 10, 2020 Many communities in the Northwest Territories are worried about the impacts climate change is having on their cemeteries. The issue was brought up by multiple community representatives at the NWT Association of Communities’s […]

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Provincial Government Releases Report on the Muskrat Falls Inquiry

March 10, 2020 Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, released the report on the Muskrat Falls Inquiry from the Honourable Justice Richard D. LeBlanc, Commissioner. The report’s six volumes are available at www.gov.nl.ca/nr/muskrat-falls-a-misguided-project/. The Muskrat Falls project has had a profound impact on ratepayers and the financial situation in Newfoundland and […]

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AMC reminds Canada of Duty to Consult with First Nations

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued a press release today inviting the public to comment on the potential environmental effects and mitigation measures for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Arlen Dumas acknowledges the federal government’s responsibility […]

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Oxfam Feminist Scorecard shows federal government falling short on women’s rights on economy, climate and Indigenous women

March 10, 2020 (Ottawa) –The federal government’s progress in delivering on its bold feminist commitments has been uneven over the past year and, despite some historic policy changes, falls particularly short in areas rooted in the economy, climate, and Indigenous women’s rights, according to a new report from Oxfam Canada. On the heels of International […]

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NAMHR Annual Meeting – July 24, 2020

NAMHR Annual Meeting July 24, 2020 Montreal, Quebec The Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR), established with funding from the CIHR Institute for Aboriginal Peoples Health, brings together students, researchers, community members, and mental health practitioners from across the country to build capacity for culturally safe and appropriate mental health and addictions research, and […]

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5 things to know about Parry Sound’s regional ICECAP initiative – parrysound.com

PARRY SOUND – With the recent official launch of the Integrated Community Energy and Climate Action Plan (ICECAP), here are five things to know about the regional initiative: • The program aims to help area communities identify where they can decrease emissions, set targets for reduction and implement action plans. • ICECAP officially launched in […]

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It’s time for another Climate Strike – McGill Tribune

March 10, 2020 Sometimes the burden of climate change feels like a futile battle. We’ll use a reusable water bottle, never touch a plastic straw, attend the climate strike, donate to fight Australia’s wildfires, and tweet #FridaysForFuture at our politicians, but still temperatures are rising, pollution is increasing, and our institutions and governments remain complicit. […]

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Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Reaches Milestone

March 9, 2020 The Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project has advanced to the next phase of the assessment process, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Completing this crucial climate-change adaptation project – a project that will provide certainty for many communities and families – is one of our government’s top priorities and […]

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Tell Our Stories documentary film series to be released

March 16 ,2020 TORONTO – FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting will release a series of short films created by five Canadian documentary filmmakers to bring attention to the thousands of Canadian stories we won’t hear or see because they are not being told. The Tell Our Stories series will be released on Monday, March 16 at […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202055 Views

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Grants will help to reduce wildfire risks in B.C.

March 9, 2020 PENTICTON – The Province is providing almost $9 million to help 89 local governments and First Nations throughout British Columbia prepare so their homes, businesses and communities are better protected against the threat of wildfires. “Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities are on the front lines of wildfire prevention, and we removed barriers so […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202044 Views

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Ontario Working to Protect People and Property

March 9, 2020 MINDEN — The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from the effects of flooding by reducing flood risk and helping Ontarians to be better prepared for flooding events. “We know that we can’t prevent flooding in Ontario – we can only become more resilient to it,” said John […]

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Warm temperatures still hampering winter road access to northern First Nations – CBC

Mar 09, 2020 Warm weather continues to play havoc with winter roads to northwestern Ontario First Nations. Roads to all communities are now open to at least partial loads, according to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s winter road update published Friday. However roads to three communities – Deer Lake, Bearskin Lake and Eabametoong – remain open […]

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Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project — Public Comments Invited

March 9, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project, located in the Interlake region of Manitoba. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202051 Views

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Minister of Indigenous Services concludes community visits to flood-affected First Nations communities in British Columbia and meetings with First Nations leadership and partners

March 6, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to putting in the time, energy and resources to right past wrongs and build a stronger relationship for the future with Indigenous Peoples across Canada. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, concluded a trip […]

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Coastal GasLink: Exploring Indigenous support and opposition

Credit: CBC News The $6-billion, 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline has received approval from the province, and 20 First Nations band councils, but the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say those band councils are only responsible for the territory within their individual reserves.

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First Nations want more consultation on BWXT licence renewal – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada president vows to improve relationships with First Nations in the Peterborough area. The chiefs of two area First Nations told a panel of nuclear experts on Thursday that their people were never properly consulted on a proposal from a Peterborough firm to start manufacturing uranium dioxide pellets. Chief Emily Whetung of […]

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Woodfibre LNG Project — Participant Funding Available for Post-Decision Phase

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada March 5, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the post-decision phase for the Woodfibre LNG Project, a proposed liquefied natural […]

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Building resilient communities in the North and mitigating impacts of climate change

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada News release March 05, 2020 — Iqaluit, Nunavut — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada For years, Indigenous and Northern communities have increasingly experienced the impacts of climate change. From vanishing sea ice to eroding coastlines to melting permafrost, Canada’s North is rapidly changing. The Government of Canada […]

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Trudeau needs to pursue eco-and-Indigenous-friendly future – Trail Times

“Balancing the environment with the economy requires courageous … “ Justin Trudeau is struggling to lead Canada to a new political paradigm that balances Indigenous reconciliation, environmental protection, and the economy. Regarding Indigenous reconciliation, Trudeau is on the right track. While Conservatives shriek for a quick, aggressive end to the Wet’suwet’em blockades, Trudeau is insisting […]

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BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project – Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada March 5, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 350 kilometres offshore, northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Agency invites the […]

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Advocacy groups, First Nations to weigh in on Alberta environmental review case – CanadianManufacturing.com

Alberta’s United Conservative government has argued no new pipelines would be built CALGARY – Alberta’s top court is allowing a dozen submissions to be heard from advocacy groups and First Nations in the province’s constitutional challenge to Ottawa’s revamped environmental assessment rules Alberta’s United Conservative government has argued no new pipelines would be built under […]

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Children’s Reflection for World Water Day (March 22) – Kairos

This World Water Day (March 22) share the story of late Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and her powerful message to protect water with the children in your community. Just in time for World Water Day, KAIROS has released a Children’s Reflection that can be used as part of a classroom lesson, worship service or even at […]

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AFN’s National Climate Gathering a Successful Dialogue with First Nations Leadership, Elders and Youth Aimed at Taking Action on the Climate Crisis

AFN’s National Climate Gathering a Successful Dialogue with First Nations Leadership, Elders and Youth Aimed at Taking Action on the Climate Crisis WHITEHORSE, YT, March 4, 2020 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosted a successful National Climate Gathering in Whitehorse, YT, that brought together over 380 First Nations leaders, Elders, women and youth […]

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Ministerial Regulatory Proposal related to Offshore Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador — Comment Period on Discussion Paper

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada March 4, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency Today, the Government of Canada is inviting comments on the Discussion Paper on a Ministerial Regulatory Proposal to Designate Offshore Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador for Exclusion under the Impact Assessment Act (IAA). The proposed regulation will improve […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202062 Views

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Ontario Helping Communities Protect Species at Risk

Province Funding 85 Local Projects March 4, 2020 TORONTO — Ontario is protecting and preserving the environment by investing in 85 projects across the province that help protect species at risk and their habitat. Today, Minister Jeff Yurek announced the government is delivering over $4 million in 2019-20 and up to $4.5 million in 2020-21 […]

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Toronto Zoo and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization partner to conserve native bat populations in Ontario

TORONTO, ON, Wednesday, March 4, 2020: The Toronto Zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program (NBCP) and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) are joining together to facilitate research into native bat populations in Ontario. This new five-year agreement will invest over $1 million into studies of bat populations in Ontario and support community outreach, learning and […]

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The Arctic’s winter of 2019-20 ran hot and cold – Nunatsiaq News

4 March 2020 The weather over the past three months has generally been warmer than average in Nunavut and Nunavik, according to temperatures in these Arctic regions from Dec. 1 to Feb. 29. Of course, there have been exceptions. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay, it was -41 C […]

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Government of Canada announces support for the City of Saint John and Saint John Energy’s Climate Change Initiatives

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada March 4, 2020 – Saint John, New Brunswick Canadians are feeling first-hand the impacts and costs of climate change. 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 municipalities to cut pollution […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202049 Views

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Dozens in Cowichan Valley still out of homes month after flooding – Times Colonist

March 4, 2020 Two First Nations communities in the Cowichan Valley are struggling to recover from a flood in early February that has displaced some residents indefinitely. Dozens of people from the Cowichan Tribes and Halalt First Nation left their homes by boat as water filled their houses in the early hours of Feb. 1. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202054 Views

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Indigenous Guardians learn how to map permafrost changes in new workshop – CBC

Workshop is 1st step toward creating map of permafrost thaw in Dehcho region Mar 04, 2020 Edward Cholo doesn’t have to drive too far down the road to find land affected by climate change. Along Highway 1, just north of Fort Simpson en route to Wrigley, N.W.T., Cholo points out rows of so-called drunken trees, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202051 Views

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