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Chilliwack harvester fined for Fisheries Act violations during the 2016 traditional dry rack fishery

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia – On July 13, 2017, Robert Sanford pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Provincial Court to violating the Fisheries Act by removing unprocessed fish from a dry rack site. This happened during a First Nations traditional Sockeye salmon dry rack fishery on the Fraser River at Union Bar, near Hope on July 27, 2016. Judge Robert Gunnell […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201739 Views

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Government of Yukon wants your input on carbon price rebate

The Government of Yukon is seeking public input on how it can best develop a rebate that will return revenues from the federal carbon price to Yukoners and local businesses. Yukoners are invited to complete a survey between August 16 and September 13, which will inform the development of the carbon pricing revenue rebate. In […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017168 Views

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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses his new track & what it feels like to be “Outnumbered” – HipHopcanada.com

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features Alja’s latest single “Outnumbered”. “Outnumbered” was written after a particularly tough period of time where Alja was looking for work. And people on his reservation were looking for work. But for some reason, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017144 Views

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Minister McKenna opens new arctic research facility

August 16, 2017 – Pond Inlet, Nunavut – Environment and Climate Change Canada Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the opening of a new research facility in Pond Inlet, located on Northern Baffin Island, in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. This area is recognized internationally as one of the most important […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017132 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister McKenna to host stakeholder round table on modernization of North American Free Trade Agreement

Toronto, Ontario – August 16, 2017 – Media are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will meet with representatives of Canadian businesses, civil societies, and Indigenous groups to discuss Canada’s objectives for North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations pertaining to environment and climate change. Event: Media Availability (following the round table) Date: Thursday, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017329 Views

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Call for nominations: Celebrate Ontario’s conservation leaders!

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards and Young Heritage Leaders program. The Trust’s recognition programs recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions by people whose leadership, commitment and creativity made a difference to their community, region or to the province. The nomination deadline is September 30, 2017. The Lieutenant […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017157 Views

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Forest fire smoke leads to evacuation – BCLocalNews.com

Aug 15, 2017 Smoke from an increasing number of forest fires in northwestern Ontario has prompted the evacuation of a First Nation in the region, officials said Tuesday. Deb MacLean, a fire information officer with the province’s forest fire fighting centre in Dryden, Ont., said there have been a rapidly rising number of fires in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201777 Views

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Collaborative initiative for the restoration of the Little Southwest Miramichi River

RED BANK, NEW BRUNSWICK – The Government of Canada is committed to working together with First Nations to support restoration efforts and improvements to water courses to protect fish habitat namely for Atlantic salmon, American eel and sturgeon. Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan, announced on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201789 Views

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8,450 square kilometres burned as B.C. nears worst wildfire season – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2017 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ British Columbia is poised to face its worst wildfire season as flames scorch thousands of hectares of land and costs rise to deal with the devastation. BC Wildfire Service spokesman Kevin Skrepnek said an estimated 8,450 square kilometres of forest, brush and grassland has been burned since […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017108 Views

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KM TMX: Crude Awakening – UBCIC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – August 11, 2017) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) remains steadfast in its ongoing opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX). Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, UBCIC President, stated, “Though we welcome the BC Government’s commitment to defending the coasts and waterways, and commend BC’s resolve to ensure […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201779 Views

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Mattagami First Nation Launches Lawsuit against CN Railway for damages caused by Train derailments, oil spills in Territory

Mattagami (August 14, 2017): Mattagami First Nation has launched a court case against Canadian National Railway (CN Railway) for the damage caused by two separate train derailments near Gogoma, Ontario in February and March 2015. The two derailments spilled millions of litres of crude oil into nearby lands and the local watershed. The area affected […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017275 Views

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TNG NR: Tŝilhqot’in Commend Federal Intervention to Permanently Stop Taseko Mines Limited’s Drilling Program at Teztan Biny

August 15, 2017 Williams Lake, B.C. – The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes news that the Federal Government has commenced its own court action to permanently prohibit Taseko Mines Limited (“Taseko”) from carrying out its drilling program at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). As a result of the Federal Government’s intervention, and a commitment from Taseko that it will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017232 Views

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Fire smoke in northwest Ontario prompts evacuation of First Nation members – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2017  Smoke from a growing number of forest fires in northwestern Ontario has prompted the evacuation of community members from a First Nation in the region. Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says members of the Nibinamik First Nation requested the evacuation after declaring an emergency on Saturday. Deb […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017143 Views

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Media Advisory: Partnership To Restore The Little Southwest Miramichi River

Moncton, New Brunswick – On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, will hold a press conference with James P. Ward, General Manager of Anqotum Resource Management, and Bill Ward, Chief of the Metepenagiag First Nation, to announce a partnership […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017114 Views

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B.C. government putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt

Aug. 14, 2017 VICTORIA – Effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today. “By bringing trophy hunting of grizzlies to an end, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017101 Views

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CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure

August 15, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders to provide comments on draft REGDOC-3.2.1, Public Information and Disclosure, formerly RD/GD-99.3, Public Information and Disclosure, by September 28, 2017. To review and comment on the draft regulatory document, visit the REGDOC-3.2.1 Web […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017116 Views

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BR Grizzly Hunt Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 15, 2017 VICTORIA – Killing grizzly bears for trophy will come to an end in British Columbia, but not before hunters get one more shot this season. The provincial government announced yesterday that trophy killing of grizzlies across the province, and all hunting of the species within the Great […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201795 Views

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Nature Conservancy of Canada and Shell applaud historic announcement on marine conservation in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound

14-Aug-2017 Pond Inlet, Nunavut  – The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Shell Canada (Shell) welcome the news of an agreement on a final boundary for a proposed national marine conservation area encompassing Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound. When completed, it will be the largest marine conservation area in Canada. The joint announcement today by the Qikiqtani Inuit […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201792 Views

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Ottawa, Inuit agree on boundaries for Arctic marine conservation area – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 14, 2017 14:00 POND INLET, Nunavut _ Inuit groups say their lobbying and traditional knowledge is behind a huge expansion in the boundaries for what is to become Canada’s largest national marine conservation area. “Our organizations worked extremely hard to ensure the extended boundary was accepted,” said P.J. Akeeagok, head of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. “It was Inuit traditional knowledge […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017186 Views

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Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining”

ST-ANDREWS, NB, Aug. 14, 2017  – As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada meet today under the theme of ‘Clean Growth’ for their annual conference in St-Andrews, New Brunswick, a delegation of regional and national Indigenous and advocacy groups, backed-up by a 40,000-strong petition, are urging the ministers to do much more to protect the environment and communities affected […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017234 Views

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Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound in High Arctic to be Canada’s Largest Protected Area

Canada, Nunavut, and Qikiqtani Inuit Association agree on a final boundary for Canada’s largest national marine conservation area in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound in Canada’s North August 14, 2017    Pond Inlet, Nunavut Canada’s North is a vast area of pristine ocean and land that has been part of the traditional Inuit homeland since time immemorial. It […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017168 Views

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Sandy Lake First Nation under threat from forest fires – 570News

Aug 14, 2017 Fire rangers say Sandy Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario is under threat from forest fires. The first fire started Thursday and continued to spread over the weekend. Rangers say at least six other fires have also ignited in the area in the past three or four days. Aircraft from both Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2017128 Views

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Bones Not Part Of Significant Burial Site – Blackburn News

August 14, 2017 It’s been determined that a cranium discovered April 26 at 1552 Colborne Rd. near Lakeshore Rd. was an irregular burial site and not a significant heritage resource. City Deputy Clerk James Jenkins says two additional human bone fragments were determined to be from the skull and were released to Aamjiwnaang First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201771 Views

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(New-Arctic) – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 14, 2017 New-Arctic, 5th Writethru code:2 Update:(Adds quotes, background. This is part of a series of stories and dispatches from a team of AP journalists who traveled through the Arctic Circle’s fabled Northwest Passage. Their work can be found here: https://www.apnews.com/tag/NewArctic. With AP Photos, Video, Interactive, Graphic. AP Video. Replaces summary.) See […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201782 Views

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 14, 2017 By Frank Jordans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut _ The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise. “The most important piece of clothing to pack is good, sturdy and warm boots. There is going to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201744 Views

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World Oceans Day Celebration in Canada’s Arctic

Paulatuk, Northwest Territories – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement today: “Canada’s Arctic makes up over 40% of our landmass and is home to more than 100,000 Canadians. It is an essential part of our national identity and an area of growing importance internationally. Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201730 Views

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Report addresses flood resilience in Bow basin

Aug 11, 2017 The province has begun implementing the advice from a report that identifies ways to improve flood resilience in Calgary and better manage water throughout the Bow River basin. The Bow River Water Management Project report, produced by the Bow River Working Group, represents a first step in building multiple layers of resilience […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017136 Views

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Southwest Ontario groups come together to revitalize old Clear Creek Forest site – Chatham Daily News

August 11, 2017 Getting to the old quarry at Clear Creek Forest is half the challenge. The sand and gravel pit is tucked just off the road along the northernmost part of the nature reserve, off a rarely used gravel road in the rural expanse between Morpeth and Rodney. It’s surrounded by trees and dense […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017203 Views

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Manitoba collaborates with First Nation communities for flood mitigation – Insurance Business

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has announced that the provincial government has plans to collaborate and consult with several First Nations in the Interlake area over the government’s plan to shut off two outlet channels in order to mitigate flood risks. “For nearly a year our government has engaged with Indigenous communities that may be impacted […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201753 Views

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Parks Canada and Qikiqtani Inuit Association officially open Qausuittuq National Park

August 10, 2017         Resolute Bay, Nunavut       Parks Canada Agency Qausuittuq National Park, composed of a cluster of islands in the High Arctic has been a significant historical site for Inuit dating back 4,500 years. The National Park is a traditional hunting and fishing area that has sustained Inuit of Resolute Bay in the recent past. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2017155 Views

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B.C. considers closing wide swath of backcountry because of wildfire risk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ A mix of dry conditions and forecast lightning has officials in British Columbia considering closing access to a vast section of its backcountry to mitigate the wildfire risk. Restrictions on access to all Crown land in the Cariboo fire centre would go into effect at noon […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017103 Views

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First Nations criticize caribou protection plan – Tbnewswatch.com

Regional chiefs say their communities will suffer THUNDER BAY — A coalition of First Nations leaders in the Thunder Bay region alleges that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has failed to adequately consult Indigenous communities while developing measures to protect the woodland caribou. Five area chiefs issued a statement Tuesday saying the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201788 Views

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Liberals quietly backtrack on promised reforms on environmental protection – Green Party of Canada

August 09, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands), released the following statement: “The Liberals are consulting people to death and then ignoring the evidence. We needed swift action in restoring the environmental assessment laws as they existed before 2006, and after they were devastated by Stephen […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017131 Views

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Forests thinned to slow wildfires – Kelowna Daily Courier

Aug 9, 2017 Forests around West Kelowna have a third as many trees as they once did because of fire-prevention efforts. Thinning of forests, particularly near the Glenrosa, Rose Valley and Smith Creek neighbourhoods, has dramatically cut the number of trees that would burn in the event of a forest fire. “We’ve reduced the density […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201740 Views

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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 10, 2017 By Keith Ridler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho _ A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2017100 Views

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Province Announces Indigenous Consultations on Preferred Route for Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels

A Shared Opportunity to Make Progress in Partnership with Indigenous Communities: Premier The Manitoba government is engaging in consultations with Indigenous communities on the preferred route of the Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels, Premier Brian Pallister and Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “Our government has committed to the construction of the Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017168 Views

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AER: Applications OSE170003 Amended Notice of Application – Southeast Region

Amended Notice of Application Applications OSE170003, etc. Devon NEC Corporation Southeast Region Note: The previous notices of application for the infrastructure applications have been replaced with one notice of application for all related applications listed below. This notice sets out the revised deadline for filing a statement of concern. Description of the Applications Devon NEC […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201764 Views

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Indigenous Advocate Seeks Justice – Files Charges against Imperial Metals Over Biggest Mining Spill in Canada

(Vancouver) As today marks the third anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster and the time limit to file charges under BC laws, Indigenous advocate Bev Sellars announced that she filed private charges against Mount Polley Mining Corporation (Imperial Metals) at the Provincial Court of British Columbia this afternoon in ancouver. Sellars was acting Chief of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017127 Views

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AER: Applications OSE170005 Amended Notice of Application – Southeast Region

Amended Notice of Application Applications OSE170005, etc. Devon NEC Corporation Southeast Region Note: The previous notices of application for the infrastructure applications have been replaced with one notice of application for all related applications listed below. This notice sets out the revised deadline for filing a statement of concern. Description of the Applications Devon NEC […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201744 Views

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AER: Applications OSE170004 Amended Notice of Application – Southeast Region

Amended Notice of Application Applications OSE170004, etc. Devon Canada Corporation Southeast Region Note: The previous notices of application for the infrastructure applications have been replaced with one notice of application for all related applications listed below. This notice sets out the revised deadline for filing a statement of concern. Description of the Applications Devon Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201741 Views

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Media Advisory: The Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to make historic announcement on marine conservation in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound.

August 8, 2017       Parks Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Nunavut’s Minister of Environment and P.J. Akeeagok, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, will be in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, to make a historic announcement related to marine conservation in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017187 Views

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Ajax Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

August 8, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax Mine Project, located near the City of Kamloops in British Columbia. The project is subject to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act, and is undergoing a cooperative environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201764 Views

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Parks Canada seeks input on draft Prince Albert National Park Management Plan

From Parks Canada Opportunity for Canadians to have their voice heard on park management decisions August 8, 2017 Waskesiu Lake, SK Parks Canada Agency A draft management plan for Prince Albert National Park is currently available for public consultation. Canada’s national parks are gateways to nature, adventure, and discovery. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201789 Views

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Let’s Talk Whales! Government of Canada launches online engagement to help recovery of three endangered whale species

Vancouver, BC – Whales are critical to our marine ecosystems. As they are a key part of the marine food web, the health of these marine mammal populations is a key indicator of the health of our coastal waters. But we know some of Canada’s whales are under threat. To help them, Canada needs to take […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017136 Views

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Amnesty International welcomes BC Government commitment that final decision on Site C Dam will consider Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

Yesterday, the newly elected government of British Columbia sent the Site C dam to the provincial utilities commission for a long overdue review of whether or not the destructive $8.8 billion-plus mega-project is necessary and economically viable. In announcing the review, Energy Minister Michelle Mungall told the provincial legislature that a final decision on whether […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017264 Views

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New report reveals one spill a week in U.S. from three tar sands pipeline companies – Greenpeace

3 August 2017 (EDMONTON) — A map and policy brief released today by Greenpeace detail a legacy of spills — roughly one every week in the United States since 2010 — from three companies proposing to build four tar sands pipelines. The map plots the location and size of 373 spills from pipelines owned by […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201790 Views

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Development of a waste-to-energy plant and commercial greenhouse pilot project in Kuujjuaq

KUUJJUAQ, QC, Aug. 7, 2017  – The waste-to-energy plant and northern commercial greenhouse pilot project, announced as part of the Government of Québec’s 2017-2018 Economic Plan, will be established in Kuujjuaq. A sum of $5 million, spread over three years, will serve to design and build a thermal waste-to-energy processing system then a commercial greenhouse heated with such system. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201779 Views

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Canada’s hope to get climate change into NAFTA could prove difficult – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 8, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change may end up being the biggest stumbling block in NAFTA talks when it comes to the environment. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated Friday during a tour of eastern Ontario that he wants climate change, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201784 Views

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Media advisory – Minister McKenna to officially open Qausuittuq National Park

RESOLUTE, NU, Aug. 7, 2017  – The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, accompanied by P.J. Akeeagok, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, will take part in a special ceremony to celebrate the official opening of Qausuittuq National Park. The official opening will happen on the beach if weather permits […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017187 Views

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Letter: Enough of this Muskrat madness – The Telegram

For the past month or two, I couldn’t help but notice a slew of Telegram letters, editorials and columns devoted to the ongoing Muskrat Falls issue, including columns from Pam Frampton and Russell Wangersky. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, I don’t know about you but I am concerned about the Muskrat Falls money pit. It has created […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2017116 Views

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