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How Fishermen and First Nations are Fighting Together for Clean Water | AJ+

Credits: AJ+ Published on Dec 23, 2018 Indigenous people and local fisherman are using boats to block a mill’s efforts to pump industrial waste into their waters. It’s the latest battle for clean water, soil and air in Nova Scotia that has spanned over 50 years. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3N… Like us on Facebook: […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 201912 Views

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Ontario Taking Steps to Improve the Endangered Species Act

Government Invites Public Input on Increasing Program Efficiencies, Achieving Positive Outcomes for Species January 18, 2019 Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Ontario’s government is working for the people to reaffirm its commitment to protecting species at risk and their habitats. As outlined in the made-in-Ontario environment plan, the government is ensuring stringent protections for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201930 Views

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Prince Rupert Port Authority announces development moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks

January 17, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced today a land use decision that ensures the protection of important marine habitat within its jurisdiction. The Port is imposing a developmental moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks that will prohibit any industrial development in this marine area adjacent to […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201923 Views

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Proposed framework for Government of Yukon carbon price rebate announced

January 17, 2019 The Government of Yukon has released its proposed framework for the territory’s carbon price rebate, which will form the basis of new territorial legislation to return carbon pricing revenues to Yukoners. The framework outlines the amount, frequency and requirements for each group set to receive a territorial rebate. The Government of Yukon […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201924 Views

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Rouge National Urban Park Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

First ever management plan for the Rouge prioritizes conservation and connects Canadians to nature, heritage and agriculture in the GTA January 17, 2019        Toronto, Ontario        Parks Canada Agency Rouge National Urban Park protects nature, culture, and agriculture in an integrated way, and stretches from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine across the cities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201924 Views

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TMAC Completes Permitting – Approval of Water Licences for the Madrid and Boston Projects

TORONTO, January 15, 2019 — TMAC Resources Inc. (TSX: TMR) (“TMAC” or the “Company”) has received approval of two Type A Water Licences for the Madrid and Boston Projects. On January 14, 2019 the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade approved the two licences as recommended by the Nunavut Water Board (“ NWB ”) on December […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201920 Views

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BC Government: Student Ranger Program accepting applications for 2019 season

Jan. 16, 2019 VICTORIA – Young adults interested in learning a diverse range of job skills while working outdoors this summer can now apply for the BC Parks Student Ranger Program. Now in its second year, the Student Ranger Program provides 48 young adults training and employment opportunities in B.C.’s parks and protected areas, with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201935 Views

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Government of Canada responds to Ontario Court decision on accepted interveners for upcoming carbon pollution pricing case

January 16, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, on the occasion of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision to grant intervenor status to individuals and organizations that will take part in the hearing for the Ontario Reference case, set for April 15 – 18, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna issued […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201933 Views

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Coastal communities buoyed by new VIU fish-health lab

NANAIMO – Communities dependent on fisheries are getting help in protecting British Columbia’s fish stocks through the new, provincially funded Centre for Innovation in Fish Health at Vancouver Island University (VIU). “Our coastal communities depend on healthy fish stocks for their economic, social and spiritual well-being. For too long, the necessary investments and protections required […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201915 Views

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Telephone town halls for Bighorn Country

The Government of Alberta has proposed a mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region that would preserve natural landscapes while creating new opportunities for economic development, tourism and recreation in the region. In order to gather feedback from the public on the proposal, telephone town halls will be held: Tuesday, Jan. 15 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201943 Views

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Red Mountain Underground Gold Project — Environmental Assessment Decision

January 14, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is steadfast in its commitment to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the proposed Red Mountain Underground Gold Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201914 Views

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Study shows black bears need a variety of salmon species to be healthy – meadowlakeNOW

January 13, 2019 VANCOUVER — Black bears need access to different species of salmon rather than huge numbers of a single variety in order to be healthy, a new study by Canadian researchers indicates. Lead author Christina Service said if bears have access to a “portfolio of different salmon species” then the animals have access […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201930 Views

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Canada, First Nations express concern over U.S. Arctic drilling plans – CBC

Calving grounds of caribou herd among areas to be opened to drilling, despite protection agreement Jan 13, 2019 The Canadian government, two territories and several First Nations are expressing concerns to the United States over plans to open the calving grounds of a large cross-border caribou herd to energy drilling, despite international agreements to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201922 Views

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Ontario Environmental Commissioner visits Islanders at M’Chigeeng complex – Manitoulin Expositor

January 11, 2019 M’CHIGEENG—The newly elected premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, did not take long to dismantle programs and legislation when he took office. Funding for education, health care coverage, social services and renewable energy and conservation was reduced and programs eliminated. Three programs that were mandated for reports to the legislature were cancelled, including […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201927 Views

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Information Session Schedule for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, January 10, 2019 – The Review Panel for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is holding an information session on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Center, 515 West Hastings Street, Rooms 1400-1430. The public is invited to observe the session in person or listen in by a live audio feed at 1 877-413-4792, conference […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201933 Views

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The cleanest water in the world is under threat. Scientist William Shotyk is worried

Bill Shotyk, the Bocock Chair for Agriculture and Environment at the University of Alberta, is featured in the current issue of Georgian Bay Today(Winter 2018/19 #123). WireService.ca Media Release (01/10/2019) GEORGIAN BAY – It’s been almost 30 years since Shotyk started testing the water from the artesian springs of the area of his family farm near the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201933 Views

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Government of Canada announces investments to monitor Canada’s marine environments and for new science facility

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada January 10, 2019 Victoria, British Columbia – As part of its commitment to ensuring that economic progress and environmental sustainability go hand in hand, the Government of Canada has and will continue to partner with ocean scientists, academics, nongovernmental organizations, coastal communities, Indigenous groups and industry to deepen knowledge of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201946 Views

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First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe – EcoWatch

Raising alarm about human rights violations and the global climate crisis, activists from around the world are traveling to Washington, DC for the first annual Indigenous Peoples March, which will kick off at 8 a.m. local time on Jan. 18 outside the U.S. Department of the Interior’s main building. “It’s wonderful—and needed, now more than […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201950 Views

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Government of Canada supporting Canadian innovation through the Low Carbon Economy Challenge

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada January 10, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario First recipient under the Champions stream announced Supporting Canadian innovation will reduce emissions, promote Canadian businesses and ingenuity, and grow the clean economy. Climate change is our biggest challenge and one of our biggest economic opportunities, which is why the Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201953 Views

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Timmins keen to accept more flood evacuees from Coast – Timmins Press

The City of Timmins may host an expanded number of evacuees from the James Bay Coast in 2019 under a plan presented to council during its meeting Tuesday night. January 9, 2019 The City of Timmins may host an expanded number of evacuees from the James Bay Coast in 2019 under a plan presented to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201931 Views

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United Nations instructs Canada to suspend Site C dam construction over Indigenous rights violations – The Narwhal

The world’s foremost racial discrimination committee says Canada must work with Indigenous communities to find an alternative to the $10.7 billion hydro project in B.C. In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201956 Views

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Telephone town halls announced for Bighorn

January 09, 2019 Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips is hosting three telephone town halls to consult people on the Bighorn Country proposal. The Government of Alberta has proposed a mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region that would preserve natural landscapes while creating new opportunities for economic development, tourism and recreation […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201933 Views

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David Suzuki Foundation: Government delays, inaction could cost Canada its caribou

TORONTO — As caribou herds dwindle, the David Suzuki Foundation is calling on the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to use Species at Risk Act tools to protect the habitat caribou in Canada need to survive and recover. A report published by Environment Canada warns that not enough is being done to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201958 Views

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FireSmart projects prepare and protect Yukon communities

Over 25 FireSmart projects are underway to make Yukon communities more resilient and to defend them against wildfires. Each year the Government of Yukon provides funding to organizations for FireSmart projects that space trees and clean underbrush in forests in and around Yukon communities. Municipal governments, First Nations governments, non-for-profit organizations and community organizations are […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201941 Views

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What does the RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory mean? – Dogwood

Thousands of people across Canada and around the world are watching and sharing updates online as RCMP officers dismantle a pipeline blockade on Wet’suwet’en territory in Northern B.C. Yesterday afternoon, police broke down a wooden gate and arrested several people at the Gidim’ten Checkpoint, a camp on a snowy forest service road along the Morice […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201935 Views

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David Suzuki Foundation enters Ontario carbon-pricing case as intervener

OTTAWA — The David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice were today granted leave to intervene in the legal fight over carbon pricing in the Ontario court reference case. A national carbon-pricing plan is a necessary part of Canada’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the negative environmental, economic, physical and mental health effects caused […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201955 Views

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Prince Rupert Port Authority Commits $1 Million for Investment in Skeena River Salmon

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JANUARY 8, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced today an initiative to support salmon enhancement in the Skeena River watershed. The Skeena River Salmon Enhancement Program dedicates $1 million from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund specifically to partner with local organizations on projects that increase salmon stock productivity […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201952 Views

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Sierra Club BC calls for respect for Wet’suwet’en rights, title and laws

Jan 7, 2019 Sierra Club BC is deeply concerned by the actions threatened by the RCMP to forcibly remove Wet’suwet’en people from their unceded territory, namely the Unist’ot’en and the Gidimt’en who are actively managing their lands and waters. By sending in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to enforce the interim injunction acquired by pipeline […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201936 Views

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Let’s remember: climate change is not ideological, it’s fact – Hill Times

Jan. 7, 2019 Eleven is the number of years this planet has to avert catastrophic climate change. And yet, ideology is a serious obstacle in making progress. As 2018 came to a close, I spent part of December in Katowice, Poland. As president of Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) I was there to bring the Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201931 Views

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NunatuKavut Encourages Continued Moratorium on Hunting of Caribou

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, January 7, 2019 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) continues with its community-driven moratorium on the hunting of the George River Caribou Herd (GRCH). The moratorium is a reflection of the important and significant relationship that Southern Inuit have with caribou and how fundamental caribou are to Southern Inuit culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201953 Views

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Right whale protection measures get credit for death-free year – CBC

After so many right whale deaths in 2017, DFO encouraged by 2018 Jan 07, 2019 No North Atlantic right whales died in Canadian waters in 2018, so protective measures will continue, a Fisheries spokesperson says. The year free of deaths means the protective measures implemented last year are working, said Adam Burns, director general for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201930 Views

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Boat Harbour Remediation Project — Public Comments Invited

January 7, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Boat Harbour Remediation Project, located near Pictou, Nova Scotia. 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 environment, as […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201923 Views

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Wintery weather results in area closures and cancellations (updated) – SooToday.com

This list will be updated as information becomes available The following is a list of weather related cancellations and closures in the Sault and area. Any closure or cancellation notices can be submitted to SooToday by email at news@sootoday.com. The City’s Community Development and Enterprise Services Department would like to advise residents that Seniors programming […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201936 Views

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Ukkusiksalik National Park Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to nature in Nunavut January 7, 2019    Naujaat, Nunavut    Parks Canada Agency The management plan for Ukkusiksalik National Park was tabled in Parliament recently. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks Canada places. Canada’s national […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201965 Views

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Sask. workshops focus on climate change solutions rooted in Indigenous teachings, values – CBC

‘People feel the sense of urgency and want to take action,’ says Peepeekisis First Nation’s Michelle Brass Jan 05, 2019 Michelle Brass believes everything is connected. That’s apparent when she talks about the climate change workshops she has been doing with a couple of First Nations in Saskatchewan. “If you look at our traditional teachings, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201945 Views

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Hereditary chiefs in B.C. stand opposed to Coastal GasLink pipeline despite injunction – CBC

‘They can go anywhere they want, except for on Wet’suwet’en territory,’ chief says at checkpoint gates Jan 07, 2019 Hereditary chiefs and their supporters are standing their ground in a remote area of B.C., despite a court injunction saying they must move and grant access to a company trying to build a pipeline in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201935 Views

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Bighorn Country public information sessions: Statement from Minister Phillips

Jan 05, 2019 Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips issued the following statement regarding public information sessions on the Bighorn Country proposal “The Bighorn region of the Rocky Mountains is one of the most stunning landscapes on Earth, beloved by all Albertans who seek out our wilderness for adventure, for connecting with family, for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201942 Views

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Bay du Nord Development Project — Participant Funding Allocated

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency January 4, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $302,327.65 in federal funds to 19 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Bay du Nord Development Project, located 450 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2019100 Views

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NWMB: Regular Meeting 001-2019 Notice – Iqaluit – March 7th, 2019

The NWMB shall meet at least twice per year and may meet as often as it deems fit (NLCA 5.2.14). Generally, the NWMB holds quarterly in-person meetings during the second week of June, September, December and March; unless circumstances require that it meets at another time. These are commonly referred to as Regular Meetings.  Additional […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201939 Views

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$90-million Manitoba flood payout on hold over fake claims – APTN News

January 4, 2019 A multi-million dollar flood settlement has stalled after some evacuees claim people are making false claims to get money they don’t deserve, APTN News has learned. Lawyer Sabrina Lombardi said a Court of Queen’s Bench judge will be asked later this month to reopen the application process for compensation for personal property. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201965 Views

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Ontario Waterpower Association: 2018 Year in Review

OWA’s Year in Review publication looks back on the key waterpower events, policy changes, technologies and initiatives that happened over the past year on behalf of its members. 2018 was a great year, full of success stores. This issue highlights OWA’s new Strategic Plan and the annual Power of Water Canada conference. It celebrates innovative […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201936 Views

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Constance Lake First Nation Students and NWMO Learning Together

Students and staff from Constance Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario visited our Toronto offices as part of their secondary school science program learning activities. The students attend the Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre. Vanessa Proulx, school teacher, says everyone is looking forward to the learning opportunities ahead. “We are very excited to be taking part […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201937 Views

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BCWF: North East Caribou Update

BCWF representatives Jesse Zeman and Al Martin met on Friday, Dec 14, 2018 with the provincial Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding the Section 11 conservation agreement under the Species at Risk Act. This agreement deals with the endangered Mountain Caribou herds in the northeast of the province. It is between the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201934 Views

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Sierra Club calls for increased protection of B.C. forests as Brazilian president raises spectre of Amazon deforestation – Toronto Star

Jan. 3, 2019 VANCOUVER—The Sierra Club B.C. has renewed calls for stronger safeguards of B.C.’s old-growth forests after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued an executive order this week that critics say undermines Indigenous rights and threatens protection of the Amazon rainforest. In one of his first acts as president, Bolsonaro transferred the responsibility for recognizing […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201967 Views

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Sierra Club: Vancouver Island’s ancient rainforests destroyed three times faster than Brazil’s Amazon rainforest

January 3, 2019 As Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro acted immediately to remove protections for the country’s rainforest after taking office this week, Sierra Club BC called for increased protection of globally important rainforests and warned that Vancouver Island’s productive ancient rainforests are being destroyed three times faster than Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Global concern about […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201950 Views

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North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency January 3, 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 North Thompson Rail Terminal Development Project, located in Kamloops, British Columbia. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201947 Views

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CNSC issues the detailed Record of Decision for the renewal of Ontario Power Generation’s Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

From: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission January 3, 2019 – Ottawa On December 21, 2018, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued the detailed Record of Decision, including the Commission’s reasons for decision for the renewal of Ontario Power Generation Inc.’s (OPG) Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS). This decision […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201943 Views

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An alphabetical chronology of aquaculture in 2018

An A to Z guide to some of the major stories that impacted the fish farming industry in B.C., Canada and the world in 2018 A new era – In Dec. 2018, an agreement between three First Nations and the B.C. Government set the stage for an orderly transition of 17 salmon farms in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201950 Views

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IEN Year In Review

Message from IEN Executive Director Tom BK Goldtooth For IEN, partners and allies, calendar year 2018 was an extraordinarily busy year, dominated by Indigenous grassroots and front line organizations allied collaboration. Native Nations and allies came together in strategic opposition to an ever-increasing push by corporate and government factions to expand the extractive economy beyond […]

by aanationtalk on January 3, 201932 Views

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Syncrude pleads guilty to great blue heron deaths, ordered to pay $2.75 million

Fort McMurray, Alberta (Jan 02, 2019)… Syncrude has been ordered to pay $2.75 million in federal and provincial penalties for the deaths of 31 great blue herons found at the Mildred Lake oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray in August 2015. The company pleaded guilty in provincial court to one charge under Alberta’s Environmental Protection […]

by pmnationtalk on January 3, 201942 Views

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