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The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency has Set Aside the Cooling Pond Cleanup for Aboriginal Businesses

The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency has set aside the Cooling Pond cleanup for aboriginal businesses. Only companies with at least 51 percent aboriginal ownership and control will be eligible to bid.

In addition, if a bidder has more than five full-time employees, at least one-third of them must be aboriginal. There are also aboriginal content requirements for subcontractors. Bidders must certify that their proposals meet these qualifications.

by NationTalk on August 20, 2007762 Views

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Canadian Pacific Railway Company Sentenced in Provincial Court for Derailment of Ethylene Glycol Railcars

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Vancouver, British Columbia– August 17, 2007 – On August 15, 2007, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company was fined $25,000 and ordered to pay $50,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund for use in the area of the Port Moody arm of Burrard Inlet. The Company had been found guilty of one count under the federal Fisheries Act for depositing a substance harmful to fish into Burrard Inlet on July 19, 2007.

These charges stem from the derailment of several ethylene glycol railcars on February 5, 2003 in Port Moody, British Columbia. Approximately 63,900 litres of ethylene glycol entered Burrard Inlet for hours after the derailment. Ethylene glycol, commonly used in anti-freeze, is toxic to fish.

by NationTalk on August 20, 20072108 Views

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Review Panel Extends Public Comment Period on Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development Project

OTTAWA and CALGARY – August 17, 2007 – The Joint Panel reviewing the proposed EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development project in the Suffield National Wildlife Area in Alberta, today announces that an approval has been received to extend the closing date by 30 days for the public consultation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.

Following a request by the Department of National Defence (DND), the Joint Panel had written to the federal Minister of the Environment and the Chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) to request an extension of the time period specified in the Agreement and Terms of Reference for the review of the EIS. DND subsequently withdrew its request; however, the Panel decided to maintain its request for an extension after having received a further request from the Siksika Nation.

by NationTalk on August 20, 2007718 Views

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Canada and Ontario Announce Agreement to Improve and Protect The Great Lakes

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TORONTO, Ontario, August 16, 2007 –The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment and the Honourable Laurel Broten, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment today announced the official signing of the Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.

“The Great Lakes are one of the most important freshwater resources in the world and it’s an essential part of the lives of millions of Canadians who rely on them for drinking water, recreation and their livelihoods,” said Minister Baird. “Our government is taking another tangible step in support of a healthier environment with this important commitment to restore and protect the Great Lakes.”

by NationTalk on August 17, 2007831 Views

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Environment Minister Recommends Listing 36 Species Under The Species at Risk Act

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OTTAWA, August 14, 2007 – The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, in consultation with the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced his recommendation to add 36 animals, plants and fish to the list of species protected under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

The proposals to amend the list of protected species were published in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, on August 11, 2007. Canadians will have until September 10, 2007 to provide comments about the listing recommendations. A final decision regarding the listing of these species will be made by January 26, 2008.

by NationTalk on August 15, 2007852 Views

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Peace Water-use Plan To Benefit Fish And Wildlife

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007ENV0095-001023
Aug. 14, 2007

Ministry of Environment

VICTORIA – Changes that will benefit fish and wildlife habitat, while improving shoreline conditions and recreational access, have been approved for BC Hydro’s Peace hydroelectric operations, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today.

“The Williston Reservoir is by far the largest in the province and has significant influence on local residents, economies and environmental interests,” said Penner. “Being able to address these interests through the water-use planning process is a big step forward.”

by NationTalk on August 14, 2007781 Views

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CN Wabamun Information Bulletin

August 7, 2007 (pdf)
Remediation Update – Wabamun, AB

by NationTalk on August 13, 2007739 Views

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by NationTalk on August 13, 2007824 Views

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National Energy Board Southern Lights Hearing to Begin in Calgary Monday 13 August 2007

CALGARY, Aug. 9 – The National Energy Board (NEB) hearing for the Enbridge Southern Lights GP Inc. (ESL) Pipeline application will begin Monday 13 August 2007 at 8:30 am local time in the National Energy Board Hearing Room in Calgary, located on the second floor of 444 Seventh Avenue SW.

During the Calgary portion, the applicant will provide witness panels for cross examination on the project overview, economic and commercial matters. When that is completed, the NEB will then hear from the witness panel presented by the Communication Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP.) When cross-examination of that panel concludes, the Calgary portion of the Southern Lights hearing will adjourn.

by NationTalk on August 10, 2007836 Views

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Premier Pleased With CoF Energy Strategy

FOR RELEASE #07-167
August 9, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Premier Dennis Fentie welcomes the continued support from his colleagues on Northern issues and is pleased that nationally there is recognition of the important role centres of excellence can play in Canada’s energy future. “The energy strategy complements Yukon’s efforts to develop a Cold Climate Innovation Cluster and a Climate Change Research Centre for the North.”

That support came from discussions around the Council of the Federation’s seven point energy strategy, A Shared Vision for Energy in Canada. The strategy was released earlier today from Moncton where the premiers are holding their annual summer meeting.

by NationTalk on August 10, 2007903 Views

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Premier Pleased with Release of COF Energy Strategy

Executive Council
August 9, 2007

The release of the Council of the Federation (COF) Energy Strategy is an important step for the country in terms of developing a shared vision of the country’s energy resources, said the Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Premier Williams is the Chair of the COF Energy Committee and today premiers released A Shared Vision for Energy in Canada.

“I am so pleased with the completion and release of the COF Energy Strategy which is the result of many months of hard work and contributions from all jurisdictions,” said Premier Williams. “The strategy represents a truly national vision among provinces and territories and addresses several important issues including transmission, supply and demand, conservation, efficiency and other items of concern to Canadians. As chair of this committee, I am particularly pleased with the cooperation and input of all provinces and territories. We have spent a tremendous amount of time and effort in developing this strategy and I am very pleased with the results.”

by NationTalk on August 9, 2007804 Views

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Council of the Federation Releases Shared Vision of Canada’s Energy Future

Office of the Premier
NB 1010

Aug. 9, 2007

MONCTON (CNB) – Canada’s premiers today released A Shared Vision for Energy in Canada, which highlights the importance of energy conservation, supply, demand and infrastructure to Canada’s continued prosperity.

The plan, supplemented by maps, strikes a balance between security of energy supply, environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity. The seven strategic elements of the plan are:

– promote energy efficiency and conservation;
– accelerate energy research and deployment of new technology;
– facilitate development of renewable, green and cleaner energy sources;
– develop and enhance a modern, reliable, environmentally safe and efficient series of energy transmission and transportation networks;
– improve the timeliness and certainty of regulatory approval processes for the energy sector, while ensuring rigorous protection of the environment and public interest;
– implement strategies to meet energy-sector human resources needs; and
– pursue formalized participation of provinces and territories in international discussions and negotiations on energy.

by NationTalk on August 9, 2007774 Views

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WWF-Canada Supports Conservation Progress in the Mackenzie River Basin

FORT SIMPSON, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES–(Aug. 8, 2007) – WWF-Canada strongly supported today’s announcement by Prime Minister Harper, federal Minister of the Environment John Baird, and Dehcho Grand Chief Herb Norwegian, to withdraw additional land from industrial development for the expansion of Nahanni National Park, NWT.

“This marks significant progress on the larger need to respect community wishes to sequence conservation first, in advance of industrial development,” said Rob Powell, Director of WWF-Canada’s Mackenzie River Basin program.

by NationTalk on August 8, 2007979 Views

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International Day of World’s Indigenous People on 9 August to Recognize Contribution to Environmental Protection, Combating Climate Change

7 August 2007
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As the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated around the world on 9 August, indigenous peoples’ contribution to environmental protection is being recognized.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his message to mark the Day, said: “Recently, the international community has grown increasingly aware of the need to support indigenous people — by establishing and promoting international standards; vigilantly upholding respect for their human rights; integrating the international development agenda, including the Millennium Development Goals, in policies, programmes and country-level projects; and reinforcing indigenous peoples’ special stewardship on issues related to the environment and climate change.” (See Press Release SG/SM/11115.)

by NationTalk on August 8, 2007767 Views

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Charges Laid Against Canadian National Railway in Relation to August 2005 Sodium Hydroxide Spill into the Cheakamus River

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North Vancouver, British Columbia – August 3, 2007 – Environment Canada has, as a result of a joint investigation with the British Columbia (B.C.) Conservation Officer Service, Ministry of Environment, laid charges under the Fisheries Act and the B.C. Environmental Management Act against the Canadian National Railway.

The company has been charged with a total of five counts: one count of depositing a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish pursuant to subsection 36(3) of the federal Fisheries Act, one count of depositing a deleterious substance under conditions where it may enter water frequented by fish pursuant to subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act, one count of introducing a business waste pursuant to subsection 6(2) of the British Columbia Environmental Management Act, one count of introducing waste produced by a prescribed industry pursuant to subsection 6(3) of the B.C. Environmental Management Act and one count under subsection 6(4) of the Environmental Management Act for introducing waste and causing pollution.

by NationTalk on August 5, 2007948 Views

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Appointment of New President of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

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OTTAWA, August 3, 2007 –The Honorable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, announced today the appointment of Mr. David McLaughlin as President of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). Mr. McLaughlin’s appointment is effective August 8, 2007.

“David McLaughlin’s unique combination of senior management experience and public policy expertise will contribute greatly to the work of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy,” said Minister Baird. “He has distinguished himself as a public policy manager in several areas, and he will give excellent leadership to the Round Table.”

by NationTalk on August 5, 2007910 Views

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Climate Change and Energy Top Alberta’s Agenda as Canada’s Premiers Gather

August 3, 2007

Council of the Federation to meet in Moncton, New Brunswick August 9-10

Edmonton… Premier Ed Stelmach will outline Alberta’s progress on the environment at a two-day meeting of Canada’s premiers in Moncton, New Brunswick from August 9-10. During the Council of the Federation meeting, he will highlight Alberta as the first province to develop a comprehensive climate change plan, legislate greenhouse gas reductions and require large facilities to report greenhouse gas emissions.

by NationTalk on August 3, 2007791 Views

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Adanac Molybdenum Corporation: Ruby Creek Forges Ahead

Equipment Purchased

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Aug. 2, 2007) – Adanac Molybdenum Corporation (“ADANAC”) (TSX:AUA)(PINK SHEETS:AUAYF)(FRANKFURT:A9N) is pleased to announce the Company, in conjunction with its engineering contractor Amec Americas Ltd (“AMEC”), has issued letters of award to Metso Minerals Industries Inc. (“METSO”) for the supply of major items of equipment for the flotation circuit at the Ruby Creek 20,000 tonne per day molybdenite concentrator.

Metso will supply all the flotation cells for the roughing and cleaning stages, the regrind tower mill and the column cell for the final cleaning stage as well as the thermal drier for the final concentrate product. The value of these awards is approximately six million dollars (CDN), bringing the total amount committed for equipment to approximately $68 million. All major items for the concentrator are now secured as the project schedule approaches the construction phase.

by NationTalk on August 2, 2007981 Views

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Review Panel Announces Recommendation Report for Northgate’s Kemess North Project to be Submitted in September 2007

VANCOUVER, Aug. 1 – Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX: NGX; AMEX: NXG) confirmed today that the Joint Federal-Provincial Environmental Review Panel for the Kemess North project has indicated “that it’s final report will likely be completed and submitted to Ministers in September 2007. As soon as the report is available, the Panel Secretariat will notify all parties of its availability.”

Ken Stowe, President and CEO, stated; “We are obviously very disappointed that the recommendation report on the Kemess North project will be delayed yet again. At the same time, given the lengthy review process and the extensive amount of technical data, reports and public input, we understand the challenge facing the Panel in preparing this report. The Panel has now indicated that the report will not be submitted until September instead of early August as originally planned.”

by NationTalk on August 2, 2007809 Views

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B.C. Leads The World In Ecosystem-based Management

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For Immediate Release
2007AL0038-000974
July 31, 2007

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
Nanwakolas Council

VICTORIA – Coastal B.C. is one step closer towards the establishment of ecosystem-based management of forest resources, Agriculture and Lands Minister Pat Bell announced today with the signing of the ministerial order to legally establish the South Central Coast Legal Land-Use Objectives.

“Ecosystem-based management is an innovative and groundbreaking approach to sustainable stewardship of natural resources that is world class,” said Bell. “It will ensure the vital balance between healthy ecosystems and vibrant communities.”

by NationTalk on July 31, 2007892 Views

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Plutonic Power Submits 120 MW Upper Toba Valley Run-Of-River Project Into the Environmental Permitting Process

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(July 31, 2007) – Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) is pleased to announce that it has submitted its 100% owned Upper Toba Valley run-of-river project (“Project”) into the Environmental Assessment Process. The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued a Section 10 order that binds the project to the Environmental Assessment Act.

by NationTalk on July 31, 2007801 Views

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Lightning Strikes With Weak Rain Shower Activity Continue To Spark Forest Fires

July 29, 2007
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No Communities Directly Threatened by Fire At This Time

The Manitoba Conservation Fire Program reports 66 fires are burning today across the province. The majority of fires are located in the northern regions although lightning fires have been detected in the eastern region.

The forest fire danger will continue to rise as an extended period of warm and mostly rain-free weather slowly dries out many areas of the province. People are urged to exercise caution while enjoying outdoor activities in or near forested areas.

by NationTalk on July 29, 20071044 Views

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Availability of $100,000 in Participant Funding for the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed High Lake Mine Project

High Lake Mine Project – Kitikmeot Region

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency), the Nunavut Impact Review Board (the Board), and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) have established a $100,000 participant funding program. This fund is to assist groups and/or individuals to take part in the environmental assessment of the proposed High Lake Mine Project.

To receive funding, successful applicants must participate in the environmental assessment of the proposed project. Funding applications that have already been submitted to the Board will be forwarded to the Manager of the Participant Funding Program. Funding applications received by August 10, 2007 will be considered.

by NationTalk on July 29, 20071117 Views

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Media Advisory: Announcement About Contaminated Sites

OTTAWA , July 26, 2007 – The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment will travel to CFB Esquimalt on July 26, 2007, to make an announcement regarding contaminated sites.

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location:CFB Esquimalt – Colwood Base, Wilfert Road (Off the Island Highway)

Media who wish to attend will need to gain access by contacting the Base Public Affairs at (250) 363-4371 by 11:30 am.

Media must arrive at Wilfert Road gate no later than 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:

Eric Richer
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment
(819) 997-1441

Environment Canada
Media Relations
(819) 934-8008 or 1-888-908-8008

by NationTalk on July 26, 2007880 Views

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Media Advisory Federal Environment Minister to Visit Site of Oil Spill in Burnaby, B.C.

BURNABY , July 25, 2007 – The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment will be visiting the site of the ruptured pipeline and oil spill in Burnaby, B.C. on July 25, 2007. Following the visit, the Minister will be available to speak with the media.

Event: Media Availability
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Time: 12:30 PM PST
Location: Vancouver Port Authority dock, Waterfront Road West, Vancouver

Location is immediately west of the Seabus Terminal and east of Canada Place. Limited parking is available.

For more information, please contact:
Mike Van Soelen
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
(819) 997-1441

Eric Richer
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of the Environment
(819) 997-1441

Environment Canada
Media Relations
(819) 934-8008 or
1-888-908-8008

by NationTalk on July 25, 2007716 Views

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Minister Baird Issues Statement of Concern Regarding the Oil Spill in Burnaby, BC

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OTTAWA, July 24, 2007 –The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, today issued the following statement in relation to the oil spill in Burnaby, BC

“I want to extend my thoughts to the residents of Burnaby, BC who are affected by this oil spill, especially those who were evacuated as a result of this disaster.

by NationTalk on July 25, 2007891 Views

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Concerned About Burrard Inlet Oil Spill

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TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION/NORTH VANCOUVER,PRESS RELEASE–(July 24, 2007) – Chief Leah George Wilson today expressed deep concern about the impacts of today’s ruptured pipeline and the ensuing oil spill on the land and marine resources of the Tsleil-Waututh traditional territory. The spill is located directly across Burrard Inlet from the Tsleil-Waututh community.

Tsleil-Waututh means “People of the Inlet”. Burrard Inlet has been the spiritual, social, economic and cultural heart of the Tsleil-Waututh for thousands of years. Tsleil-Waututh used all of the areas and resources of the Inlet and has long been concerned about the declining environmental quality of the marine eco-system.

by NationTalk on July 25, 20071510 Views

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Partial Evacuation of Tadoule Lake First Nation, South Indian Lake Fire Grows to Over 77,000 Hectares

July 24, 2007

FOREST FIRES ERUPT ACROSS DRY NORTHERN MANITOBA
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Manitoba Conservation Fire Program reports dry conditions and lightning storms have resulted in more forest fires erupting in northern Manitoba.

A fire of approximately 500 hectares burning about 2.5 kilometres south of Tadoule Lake First Nation, located about 960 km north of Winnipeg, erupted late Monday. Community leaders, the Manitoba Association of Native Fire Fighters (MANFF) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) are evacuating a number of residents.

by NationTalk on July 24, 20071129 Views

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Colour-changing Lake becomes a Park Reserve

23.07.2007

Little Limestone Lake and surrounding lands receives protection from industrial developments

After years of promoting conservation within the Interlake region, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes Park Reserve status for Little Limestone Lake and surrounding lands. During the Park Reserve process, the designated area is protected from industrial activities while the province consults local First Nations and considers input from all citizens about the future of what CPAWS deems as “Manitoba’s most amazing lake.”

“We’re pleased the Manitoba government recognizes the significance of this irreplaceable wonder,” said Ron Thiessen, Executive Director of CPAWS Manitoba. “We’d also like to highly commend Mosakahikan First Nation for their efforts to protect their traditional lands and waters.”

by NationTalk on July 24, 20071018 Views

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McGuinty Government Helping Ontarians Understand The Potential Impacts Of Climate Change

July 19, 2007

Invests In Interactive Website, Polar Bear Research

TORONTO An interactive website that shows the impact greenhouse gases could have on our climate and additional research into polar bears and their threatened habitat will help to drive home the impacts of climate change, Minister of Natural Resources David Ramsay said today.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2007964 Views

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Government Responds To The Great Sand Hills Regional Enviromental Study

News Release – July 11, 2007

The province is continuing to fulfil its commitments for a brighter, stronger and sustainable future for the Great Sand Hills and to ensure future generations of Saskatchewan families continue to enjoy this unique and internationally recognized legacy.

by NationTalk on July 12, 20071036 Views

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Canada’s New Government and University of Manitoba Launch Canada’s Largest International Polar Year Research Project

July 11, 2007
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WINNIPEG – Today the Honourable Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board, joined the University of Manitoba for the official launch of the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System (CFL) Study, the largest project in Canada’s International Polar Year research program.

The CFL Study is based aboard the Canadian Coast Guard research icebreaker, CCGS Amundsen, and includes project team leaders from the University of Manitoba, the Université Laval, the Université du Quebec, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), and DFO.

by NationTalk on July 11, 20071011 Views

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Landfill Replacement Issue Becoming Critical

Media Release
July 5, 2007

While Metro Vancouver is committed to the reduction of solid waste requiring disposal through initiatives such as the Zero Waste Challenge, the issue of short-term disposal capacity is becoming critical. Increased volumes of solid waste due to population growth and the region’s strong economy continue to tax the existing system, and the Cache Creek Landfill – which accommodates some 500,000 tonnes of solid waste annually – will reach capacity in 2009.

“Despite our best efforts to site a replacement landfill over the past decade, including sizeable investments in the Ashcroft Landfill property purchase, scientific review and environmental assessment process, as well as the exploration of alternatives as required by provincial authorities, we are rapidly running out of time,” said Metro Vancouver Chair Lois Jackson.

by NationTalk on July 6, 2007964 Views

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Cumulative Environmental Management Association Releases a Letter from the Government of Alberta Regarding Aboriginal Communications

Edmonton – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) released a copy of a letter from the Government of Alberta; Departments of Environment and Sustainable Resources Development stating that CEMA communications with First Nations is not consultation.

“This Letter is confirmation that the communications activities being undertaken by CEMA with First Nations do not constitute consultation as outlined in the Government of Alberta’s First Nations Consultation Guidelines.” The letter stated.

by NationTalk on July 5, 2007926 Views

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CPAWS Welcomes Federal Step Towards Protecting NWT’s Great Boreal Wilderness

03.07.2007

On June 20, 2007, the Government of Canada extended the interim protection for Edéhzhíe (the Horn Plateau) in the Northwest Territories until October 31, 2008. Edéhzhíe, a vast 25,000 sq km area of Boreal wilderness in the Mackenzie Valley, is rich in wildlife including Boreal woodland caribou. It is also an important source of water, and an area of great cultural importance to local First Nations people. The extension will allow more time to complete the studies and management plan needed to establish a National Wildlife Area to protect the site.

by NationTalk on July 3, 2007963 Views

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Canada’s New Government Invests Over $13 million in Arctic Research Projects

June 28, 2007
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VICTORIA – Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that Canada’s New Government will invest a total of $13.15 million for six projects that will strengthen Canada’s position as a global leader in Arctic research.

by NationTalk on June 29, 2007846 Views

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Federal Funding Available For Participation in the Environmental Assessment of the Mackenzie Gas Project

OTTAWA, June 28, 2007 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) and the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board announced today the availability of $160,000 to assist groups and individuals to participate to the Joint Review Panel Hearings of the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project.

Groups and individuals, including previous funding recipients, may apply for the new funding. Recipients must use the funds to participate in the remaining public hearings and to prepare submissions on the environmental assessment to the Joint Review Panel. This new funding will only cover expenses incurred after the signing of a new or amended contribution agreement.

by NationTalk on June 28, 20071101 Views

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Green Municipal Fund Commits $50,000 to a Wind Study for the Village of Belledune and Eel River Bar First Nation

BELLEDUNE, NB, June 26 – President Karen Titus of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB), representing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today a $50,000 Green Municipal Fund grant to help the Village of Belledune and its partner the Eel River Bar First Nation study the potential development of a 30 megawatt (MW) wind farm in a heavy industrial area of the Village. The project is the first of its kind in northern New Brunswick and will demonstrate the wind power potential of the area and showcase a community-based model for environmentally sustainable economic development.

by NationTalk on June 27, 2007977 Views

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Province Invests In Biomass Energy Project – #972002

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
June 26, 2007 – 146

Government Supports Feasibility Study In Blind River

SUDBURY – The McGuinty government is helping explore alternative power production opportunities along the North Shore by supporting a biomass energy generation feasibility study in Blind River and area, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

by NationTalk on June 27, 20071069 Views

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug: Our Home and Native Land

Monday June 25, 2007

The following is a speech made by John Cutfeet on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007, at as part of a Roundtable on the Duty to consult aboriginal peoples and Ontario’s Mining Act, at the Canadian Law and Society Association meetings at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

by NationTalk on June 26, 20071131 Views

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