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Garden River FN: Water Walkers – Pot Luck Feast & Teachings

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ONWA supports ‘For the Earth and Water’ water walk with Josephine Mandamin

April 20, 2017 Today, Grandmother Josephine Mandamin is once again walking for the water. Starting at Spirit Mountain, Duluth MN, and heading east along the shores of Lake Superior, Josephine will walk from sunrise to sunset. She will carry water in a copper pail the entire journey. Mandamin first began walking for water to raise […]

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To help mark #Canada150, NFB’s What We Protect explores what we strive to defend as Canadians. Now online, second installment of 1 Nation. 4 Lenses includes a special film playlist on environmental issues to mark Earth Day, April 22

April 20, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) We stand on guard for thee. These are the words that ring through the air at the end of our national anthem. It’s also the inspiration for What We Protect, the latest installment of the National Film Board of Canada’s 1 Nation. 4 […]

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks Earth Day With a Message to the Planet: Time to Work Together to Heal Mother Earth

OTTAWA, April 21, 2017– Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement in advance of Earth Day, which will be celebrated April 22: “Mother Earth is warming. She needs our help to heal so that we can all stay healthy and continue to enjoy the beauty and riches she provides. First […]

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup challenges Canadians to set a new record for Canada’s 150th birthday

ACROSS CANADA, April 21, 2017 – Canada is turning 150 this year and to celebrate the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is challenging Canadians to mark Canada’s big birthday by cleaning their shorelines in record-breaking numbers. With Earth Day tomorrow, registration for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now open and is easier than ever, with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201722 Views

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NB Power exploring potential for second hydro station at Grand Falls

April 21, 2017 GRAND FALLS (GNB) – NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. “We are pleased that NB Power is exploring all potential clean energy options,” said Premier […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201721 Views

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Ecojustice: First Nation to intervene to protect traditional territory

April 20, 2017 Copper One’s proposed mine will degrade land and pollute the headwaters of the Ottawa River, say the Mitchikanibikok Inik OTTAWA and QUÉBEC – Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation is calling on the court to reject mining company’s lawsuit to open their unceded territory for forestry and mining exploration. “The Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201724 Views

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Advisory – CN to plant tree at special Canada 150th celebration, Regina event kickoff for plantings across Canada

CN Chair Robert Pace, CEO Luc Jobin to join Mayor Fougere REGINA, April 20, 2017– CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) board chair Robert Pace and president and chief executive officer Luc Jobin will be joined Sunday evening by Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and other local officials to plant a commemorative tree and unveil a commemorative plaque […]

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Call for nominations: Community Joint Planning and Management Committee for the Katannilik Territorial Park

April 20, 2017 The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) are now accepting nominations for six appointments (two from Iqaluit and four from Kimmirut) to the Community Joint Planning and Management Committee (CJPMC) for the Katannilik Territorial Park. The CJPMC provides advice and recommendations to the GN on the planning, establishment, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201720 Views

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Canada endorses push for more ambitious climate-change action

From Environment and Climate Change Canada Government of Canada endorses Under2 Coalition’s goal of taking ambitious action to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. April 20, 2017 – San Jose, California – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada is committed to meeting its obligations under the Paris Agreement, and it recognizes the […]

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Media Release: Opaskwayak Cree Nation

MANITOBA – Crews have worked tirelessly to secure the area using sandbags and aqua tubes. Says Onekanew Christian Sinclair “all but short notice, weather, degraded road conditions and ice have hampered efforts, but not the spirits of our OCN emergency personnel.” Opaskwayak Cree Nation is situated along the Carrot and Saskatchewan Rivers and has seen […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201727 Views

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KI: Information Sessions – Meadowbank Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement

INFORMATION SESSIONS As per schedule B, 5.2 of the Meadowbank Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA), Agnico Eagle invites all businesses interested in pre-qualifying for the awarding of contracts for the Meadowbank Project to an information session in your community to explain the pre-qualification process. If you have already pre-qualified under the Meliadine IIBA, you […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201712 Views

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Water samples pending as spill from ferry in Kootenay Lake, B.C., cleaned up – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  BALFOUR, B.C. _ Results of water samples taken after an oil spill from a ferry in Kootenay Lake in southeastern B.C., should be available Friday. The Regional District of Central Kootenay says water samples were taken on three separate days after gear oil spilled from the Kootenay Lake Ferry on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201726 Views

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Children & Nature Network International Conference brings 850+ international leaders working to connect children to nature to Vancouver, BC, April 18-21, 2017

April 19 2017 – More than 850 leaders and activists from 22 countries are gathering today in Vancouver B.C. for the 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference and Summit. This premier gathering of the children and nature movement, co-hosted by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, brings together the world’s leading voices on creating a world […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201726 Views

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Conservation measures aimed at protecting Lake Dauphin walleye – Brandon Sun

Apr. 20, 2017 Manitoba Sustainable Development implemented temporary conservation measures to protect walleye populations in Lake Dauphin and its tributaries this spring during the walleye spawning period. The walleye population in Lake Dauphin has been recovering with the continued support of commercial fishers, recreational anglers and indigenous communities. Additional efforts are necessary to protect walleye […]

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The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, April 23-28, 2017

OTTAWA, April 19, 2017 / – The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets twice a year to review the status of Canadian species that have been identified as potentially being at risk, as they are mandated to do under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). The next meeting will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201716 Views

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Clean tech industry has plenty of potential, and potential hurdles, says report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s clean technology sector, once pegged as a growth industry with the potential to be worth $50 billion by the year 2022, is bleeding money and falling behind international competition, a new report says. Using financial data provided by 148 clean tech […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201711 Views

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Alberta first nation declares local state of emergency – Global News

April 19 2017 A first nation two hours northeast of Edmonton has declared a local state of emergency due to terrible road conditions. Julia Wong has the details. Read More: http://globalnews.ca/video/3389234/alberta-first-nation-declares-local-state-of-emergency/

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Province Advises Temporary Fishing Restrictions Implemented Immediately to Protect Spawning Walleye in Lake Dauphin

April 19, 2017 Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that temporary conservation measures have been put in place to protect walleye populations in Lake Dauphin and its tributaries this spring during the walleye spawning period. The walleye population in Lake Dauphin has been recovering with the continued support of commercial fishers, recreational anglers and Indigenous communities.  Additional […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201731 Views

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Comment – What are natural levels of Athabasca River contaminants? – U of Alberta

Careful research on “background” contaminant levels needed to understand industrial impact, argues UAlberta ecologist. April 19, 2017 We are grateful to Dr. David Schindler and his colleagues for bringing attention to our recently published studies on the levels of trace elements in the Athabasca River, but must correct some inaccuracies they stated. One goal of […]

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True north, carbon-free? What the Arctic tells us about climate change – University of Calgary

The effects of climate change can be seen clearly in the Canadian Arctic. UCalgary researchers look at what they tell us about the impact of carbon emissions worldwide. As climate change melts the polar ice cap, the Arctic becomes more accessible, causing increased marine traffic and greater industrial development. University of Calgary researchers are investigating […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201741 Views

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Cochrane opens doors to Kash evacuees – Timmins Daily Press

April 19, 2017 COCHRANE – The Town of Cochrane will be receiving 200 evacuees from Kashechewan starting Thursday, as part of the precautionary flood evacuation taking place. The town declared an emergency Wednesday to open the doors (from a regulatory standpoint), to host evacuees from the First Nation community on the James Bay Coast. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201722 Views

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OneStop: Reclamation Certificate Tool Update – AER

April 19 Update – Based on feedback we heard from OneStop users, the AER has updated the tool. Energy operators can now submit phase 1 environmental site assessment (ESA) data. When ESAs are submitted to the OneStop tool, they will be linked to an energy asset and will stay with the asset regardless of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201718 Views

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Stewardship Grads Bring Knowledge Back to Coastal Communities

At an inspiring ceremony in Prince Rupert, proud graduates of the Stewardship Technicians Training Program accept their well-deserved certificates. A couple of years ago, they were a collection of 14 strangers from separate First Nations throughout coastal BC. Today, they’re family, and they will always share the huge accomplishment of being deserving grads of the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201713 Views

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Mba Pesticide Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 18, 2017 WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says it will loosen the province’s cosmetic pesticide ban. In a statement given to CTV News, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox said the majority of submissions during a public consultation last summer expressed dissatisfaction with the current regulations. She said based on […]

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B.C. Liberals, NDP, and Greens participating in election forum on clean growth – Pembina Institute

April 12, 2017 VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — Prominent candidates from British Columbia’s three major political parties will face questions about the clean economy and climate action at a public forum on Thursday, April 20. Presented by the Pembina Institute, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and Clean Energy B.C., Clean Growth and the 2017 […]

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Pembina Institute available for comment on B.C. election, climate policy, and clean economy

Media advisory: Experts ready to discuss carbon pollution, LNG, and energy efficient buildings VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — Today marks the official start of the 2017 B.C. election. Over the next 28 days, climate change and energy issues are sure to take centre stage on the campaign trail, and the Pembina Institute is available […]

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You’re Invited! WBEA Earth Day Talks – April 22

Apr 13, 2017 The number, size and intensity of wildfires has been increasing over the last 30 years. What are the causes? What are the effects? On April 22, 2017 you’re invited to the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association’s Earth Day talks. Matt Landis, Ph.D., will explore the largest wildfire in Alberta’s history and the impact it […]

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Protecting Dungeness Crab on BC’s Central Coast

After several years of coordinated research and surveying crab populations, Central Coast Nations build the case for preserving this culturally significant food source. Coastal First Nations have long enjoyed the bounty of Dungeness crab – not just as a source of food, but for use in many social and cultural practices as well, including potlatch […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201721 Views

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Regulate ocean noise or risk Salish Sea orca extinction, say top marine scientists – WWF

Vancouver, April 12, 2017 –  Reducing ocean noise by more than three decibels over 10 years would create a key condition for the recovery of the orcas of the Salish Sea off the B.C. coast, say 20 marine scientists. In this letter sent to the Prime Minister and federal ministers of Fisheries, Environment and Transport […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201725 Views

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Exploring the Great Bear Sea – Coastal Guardian Watchmen

In 2015, Green Fire Productions released The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past – Planning for the Future, a film about efforts to balance ecological, cultural and economic considerations along BC’s North and Central Coasts, and Haida Gwaii. The film features the region’s intact ecosystems, iconic wildlife and thriving coastal communities, and highlights the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201719 Views

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Forward Thinking: Syilx Knowledge Informing Subwatershed Management

The Water Forums is a gathering of the community to showcase the work completed through the Natural Resource Department’s Community Water Forum Project. The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) will host the Okanagan Water Forum to celebrate the success of the project and to showcase the ONA as water leaders within our territory. This gathering will […]

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CRD Board Approves Regional Climate Action Strategy

Apr 12, 2017 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved the 2017 CRD Regional Climate Action Strategy (RCAS). The RCAS will guide the CRD’s services to support community-focused climate mitigation and adaptation action over the next five years. The RCAS was developed to align with federal, provincial and regional initiatives to increase […]

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What to Watch on National Canadian Film Day in Toronto – Toronto.com

April 18, 2017 National Canadian Film Day 150 is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Taking place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, some of the greatest Canadian films produced will be available to watch at over 1,700 screenings across the nation. We’ve rounded up 10 screenings (and one panel) […]

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How extending personhood to Canada’s rivers could help reconciliation – CBA National Magazine

April 18, 2017 In March, governments in India and New Zealand independently extended personhood rights to rivers, making them the first jurisdictions in the world to do so. Is it possible that Canada could follow suit? Likely not in the foreseeable future. Not that it’s impossible. The Canada Business Corporations Act grants corporations the rights […]

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Evacuation due to flood fears underway in remote Ontario First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017 By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS An evacuation due to flooding fears was underway Monday at a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario. Kashechewan First Nation Deputy Chief Hosea Wesley said more than 300 people from his community flew to Kapuskasing, Ont., on Sunday and about 200 residents were […]

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Winnipeg reports rain overflow may have dumped diluted sewage into river – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Weekend rain in Manitoba may have poured more than water into the Red River. The City of Winnipeg’s website says that for a combined 26 hours between April 15 and 17, storm water mixed with sewage may have overflowed into the river. A third of Winnipeg is serviced […]

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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017  THE PAS, Man. _ Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels in The Pas about 500 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. He […]

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Flood Bulletin #16

April 13, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding and tributary flows continue to subside across parts of southern Manitoba.  Flows on the lower Assiniboine River are continuing to rise. Weather forecasts are predicting strong winds for April 13 to 16, as a low-pressure system begins to move from west to east across […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201758 Views

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Spring Bird/Egg Harvest Guidelines released for 2017 season!

 April 12,2017 NCC has released the Spring Bird/Egg Harvest and Conservation Guidelines for 2017. To download a PDF of the guidelines, click on the link below: NCC Spring Bird/Egg Harvest and Conservation Guidelines – 2017 NT5

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Cleanup complete after fuel trucks crash on remote stretch of Dempster Highway – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017  WHITEHORSE _ Traffic on a remote section of the Dempster Highway in Northwest Territories is moving again after a crash between two loaded fuel trucks. Northwest Territories Infrastructure Department spokesman Merle Carpenter says one driver was injured in the collision on Tuesday night, and a cause is under investigation. He […]

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Three NFB feature docs screening at Vancouver’s DOXA, along with a restored pioneering First Nations doc. New features directed by Marie Clements, Julia Ivanova and Santiago Bertolino-and a groundbreaking 1969 film by Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell

From National Film Board April 6, 2017 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada’s commitment to powerful and personal documentary storytelling will be showcased at the 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival (May 4–14) with premieres of three new feature documentaries, as well as a remastered classic doc […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201734 Views

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Minister LeBlanc Announces Increased Access for Indigenous Communities to Southern Gulf Snow Crab Fishery

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and is using a historic increase in snow crab biomass in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to increase Indigenous access to this fishery during the 2017 season. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, […]

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NB Power to hold dialogue sessions on energy future

April 12, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power is inviting the public, First Nations and stakeholders to a series of community conversations to identify shared priorities about clean energy, affordability and customer options as the utility maps out its energy supply plan for the next 25 years. NB Power is seeking input for its Integrated […]

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Alberta government announces $13 million for Calgary flood mitigation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017  CALGARY _ The Alberta government is committing another $13 million towards flood mitigation projects in Calgary. The funding will help pay for small-scale projects to protect the city from flooding. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says these projects will provide some peace of mind for those most at risk. He says the […]

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AER: New Public Lands Disposition Application Requirements Information Sessions

Effective April 28, 2017, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), in collaboration with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), is improving the application requirements for submitting an application for a public lands disposition. On April 27, AEP and the AER will be hosting two information sessions to discuss these changes. The sessions will include: An overview of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201717 Views

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EMAB launches new website

On March 31, 2017  Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board (EMAB) launched its new website! EMAB staff and Board members look forward to the opportunity to use it as a platform to better connect with Parties to the EA and their communities. EMAB’s website also holds the online Public Registry where we upload Diavik’s environmental monitoring reports, technical […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201763 Views

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Flood Bulletin #15

April 12, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding and tributary flows continue to subside across parts of southern Manitoba.  Flows in the Assiniboine River are continuing to rise. Weather forecasts are predicting strong winds for April 13 to 16, as a low-pressure system begins to move from west to east across Manitoba.  […]

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Alberta to bolster Calgary’s flood resilience

April 12, 2017 The Government of Alberta is investing $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities and organizations adapt to severe weather events and a changing climate. The projects will protect downtown Calgary and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201741 Views

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LPG Terminal Project Proposed for Watson Island

April 11, 2017 PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City of Prince Rupert, through its wholly owned subsidiary Prince Rupert Legacy Inc., is happy to announce that a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) has now been entered into with Pembina Infrastructure & Logistics, [a wholly owned subsidiary of Pembina Pipeline Corporation] (Pembina) for the purposes of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201734 Views

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