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Kitsault Mine Project Public Consultation Period and Federal Funding Available

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
News Release

Ottawa – November 8, 2010 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the proposed Kitsault Mine Project, in British Columbia.

The Agency is currently identifying potential environmental effects of the project to be examined during the technical stages of the environmental assessment, which will be conducted as a comprehensive study. It is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. Identified issues will be considered in the assessment.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010579 Views

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First Nations representatives undo greenwashing tactics of Alberta and Federal governments during European Union tour of tar sands

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For Immediate Release
November 5, 2010

Ottawa – This morning the Indigenous Environmental Network hosted an informal meeting between Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and elected leadership from First Nations in Alberta and BC to discuss Indigenous rights violations in their communities as a result of the world’s largest and most destructive development known as Canada’s Tar Sands. High on the agenda for the First Nations is the impacts of the current proposed EU Fuel Quality Directive that proposes to list Tar Sands as a dirty fuel.

by NationTalk on November 8, 2010621 Views

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Chief David Crate Receives Prairie Crocus Award

Chief David Crate of Fisher River Cree Nation was recently awarded Nature Manitoba’s Prairie Crocus Award for his efforts to establish a Fisher Bay provincial park in the south Interlake region of Manitoba. CPAWS congratulates Chief Crate and we look forward to continuing our work with him and his community to protect the spectacular Fisher Bay area for future generations of people and wildlife.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010835 Views

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Province Announces Public Review of Red River Floodway Rules Complete

November 5, 2010

Province Moving Forward with Steps to Increase Summer, Fall Floodway Use; Commits to Formalizing Compensation Program

A report on the recent public review of the Red River Floodway’s operating rules is now available, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick announced today.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010579 Views

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Government of Canada Hosts Public Information Session on Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative

GIMLI, Man. — November 5, 2010 — James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, on behalf of the Government of Canada, hosted a public information session today to share information on the activities and progress being made to clean up Lake Winnipeg through the Government of Canada’s four-year Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative.

In today’s public information session, the general public and media were invited to hear presentations and meet face-to-face with the scientists, community project leaders and government program officials who are leading federal efforts to address some of the key problems facing the lake. Foremost among these problems is an overabundance of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, which contribute to increasing blue-green algae blooms.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010505 Views

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2010 Gold Medal Awarded to the Canadian National Committee for International Polar Year

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Ottawa, Ontario (November 4, 2010) – The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today congratulated the Canadian National Committee for International Polar Year (IPY) on being awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s gold medal.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010563 Views

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Oceans North Canada commends Government on Appointments to Polar Commission

Ottawa, Nov. 4 – Oceans North Canada welcomes the announcement yesterday by Minister Duncan on the appointment of board members to the Canadian Polar Commission. The Canadian Polar Commission has an important role in the development and implementation of Canada’s Northern Strategy, particularly now as the Arctic deals with the unprecedented change resulting from climate change.

by NationTalk on November 5, 2010508 Views

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Assistance Provided for Flood Protection by Individuals, Farms, Businesses; Support Provided for Financial Planning for Community Ring Dikes

November 4, 2010

Applications Now Being Accepted for Individual Projects

Homeowners, farmers and businesses can now apply for assistance to help cover the costs of flood proofing their property including work done since March 2009, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick announced today.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010598 Views

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Government of Canada Investing in Community Action to Preserve Local Habitat and Species at Risk in New Brunswick

Miramichi, N.B. — November 4, 2010 — Tilly O’Neill-Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, on behalf of Canada’s Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, today announced funding from the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk. $16,000 in federal funding will support environmental action focusing on conservation and protection of a species at risk and its habitats, helping to preserve Canada’s biodiversity.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010524 Views

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Media Advisory – First Nations Representatives from Tar Sands impacted regions, meet with Members of European Parliament in Ottawa

Ottawa, Nov. 4 – On Friday, November 5th the Indigenous Environmental Network will be hosting a meeting with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and First Nations representatives from various Tar Sands impacted communities followed by a press conference at the Charles Lynch press room at the federal Parliament Building at 10 am.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010471 Views

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Federal Decision Exposes Proposed National Wildlife Area to Mining

Toronto, Ontario – Nov. 3, 2010 – Merely months after indigenous groups asked the federal government to designate the Edéhzhíe (the Horn Plateau) in the Northwest Territories as a National Wildlife Area, the area is being exposed to potential mining activity. WWF-Canada is profoundly disappointed that the government’s interim protection for subsurface resources was allowed to expire October 31, before the area could be formally designated.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010572 Views

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Aboriginal Talking Circle about Caribou

Caribou are drawing national attention. Aboriginal people from all over Canada recently participated in two talking circles to share their vision of caribou and the landscape during the 13th North American Caribou Workshop (NACW), held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 25-28, 2010.

CIER coordinated the talking circles and sponsored Aboriginal delegates from all over Canada to attend the workshop as part of the Aboriginal Participation at the North American Caribou Workshop project. The circles were made possible with the cooperation of NACW organisers, assistance from Micheline Manseau and Deb Simmons of the University of Manitoba, the facilitation by Walter Bayha of the Délįnę First Nation and Danny Beaulieu of the Denésułiné First Nation, and all the participants.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010737 Views

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Dehcho First Nations Will Not Permit Exploration in Edehzhie

For Immediate Release – Nov. 3, 2010

On November 1, Canada unilaterally terminated the protection of the ecologically sensitive Edehzie (Horn Plateau) in the heart of the Dehcho Territory. The area, which is known to contain valuable minerals, had been protected from mining and exploration since 2002 under an agreement between the DFN and Canada.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010606 Views

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Feds make right decision on Prosperity Mine project

November 2, 2010 David Suzuki Foundation supports halt to B.C. project

Vancouver — The David Suzuki Foundation applauds the Government of Canada for its decision to reject a proposal by Taseko Mines Limited to build a gold-and-copper mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), in south-central B.C.

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010566 Views

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Council of Canadians celebrates federal government decision on Fish Lake

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 2, 2010

The Council of Canadians is celebrating the federal government decision to reject the Prosperity mine project. The Environment Canada news release states that, “the Prosperity mine project as proposed, near Williams Lake, cannot be granted federal authorizations to proceed due to concerns about the significant adverse environmental effects of the project.”

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010514 Views

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Survey Results for Bluenose-East Caribou Herd Released

R(16)534 – Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Results from the 2010 summer surveys of the Bluenose-East caribou herd indicate the herd has recovered to 2000 levels.

“The new estimate of the size of the herd is 98,600 animals,” said Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister J. Michael Miltenberger. “While the increase in the herd is good news, this herd is shared by many harvesters from many regions and we must still exercise caution when recommending management actions so the herd can continue to increase.”

by NationTalk on November 4, 2010539 Views

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Greenpeace and Cree have erected blockade to protect Broadback Valley Forest

Montreal, Nov. 3 – Greenpeace and the Cree Nation of Waswanipi have erected a symbolic blockade in the heart of Quebec’s Boreal Forest to protest against the construction of logging roads that will open the Broadback Valley Forest to industrial exploitation.

Today, Greenpeace and Chief Paul Gull of Waswanipi, revealed a giant photo of the blockade at EACOM Timber Corporation’s headquarters in downtown Montreal. This afternoon, they will go to the Montreal office of Premier Jean Charest to ask that his government take action on this file.

by NationTalk on November 3, 2010832 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Decisions on Mount Milligan and Prosperity Gold-Copper Mines

Ottawa, Ont. — November 2, 2010 — The Government of Canada today announced decisions on two gold-copper mine project proposals in British Columbia. The proposal for the Mount Milligan mine, near Prince George, has been granted federal authorizations to proceed. However, the Prosperity mine project as proposed, near Williams Lake, cannot be granted federal authorizations to proceed due to concerns about the significant adverse environmental effects of the project.

by NationTalk on November 3, 2010680 Views

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Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project

Ottawa – November 2, 2010 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the document entitled proposed Draft Project-Specific Guidelines and Scoping Document for the Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project in Alberta.

by NationTalk on November 2, 2010486 Views

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Media Advisory – Greenpeace and the Cree unite against a controversial project in the Boreal Forest

Montreal, Nov. 2 – Greenpeace and the Cree Nation have conducted an operation in the Boreal Forest to bring attention to a controversial logging project.

More details of the project will be announced soon at an event in Montreal.

by NationTalk on November 2, 2010523 Views

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Governments sign management plan for new protected area

FOR RELEASE #10-197
October 29, 2010

Carmacks – Environment Minister John Edzerza, on behalf of the Government of Yukon, and Councillor Johnnie Sam, on behalf of the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation (LS/CFN), today signed a management plan that sets out the recommended activities for the Tsâwnjik Chu (Nordenskiold) wetland complex.

“This is an important achievement that was many years in the making,” Edzerza said. “The commitment in the Little Salmon/Carmacks Final Agreement to create the habitat protection area recognizes the critical importance of this wetland complex to both the First Nation and the diverse wildlife populations within it.”

by NationTalk on November 1, 2010566 Views

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Remediation of four Nunavut contaminated sites completed

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Iqaluit, Nnunavut (October 28, 2010) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, announced today that remediation is complete at four of Nunavut’s former contaminated sites. The remediation of these sites represents an investment of $38.2 million in Nunavut’s environment and its people.

by NationTalk on November 1, 2010559 Views

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Pembina reacts to U.S. senators’ environmental concerns with Canadian oilsands

Released: Oct. 29, 2010

Waashington, D.C. – Danielle Droitsch, U.S. Policy Director for the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to a letter sent by 11 American Senators to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding her department’s review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would more than double U.S. imports of Canadian oilsands:

by NationTalk on October 31, 2010574 Views

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State-of-the-art Cold Weather Testing Centre Officially Opens in Thompson, Manitoba

October 29, 2010

Thompson, Manitoba – The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Manitoba Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade, today joined Rolls-Royce Canada Limited, Pratt & Whitney Canada, the National Research Council Canada (NRC), and other aerospace industry representatives to celebrate the grand opening of the Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) facility and the not-for-profit Environmental Test, Research and Education Center (EnviroTREC).

by NationTalk on October 31, 2010597 Views

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Open Letter: Objection to Comments by Minister of State for Mining

October 28, 2010
Premier Gordon Campbell
PO BOX 9041 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC V8W9E1
By post and facsimile: (250) 387-0087

Open Letter: Objection to Comments by Minister of State for Mining

Dear Premier Campbell,

We are writing to strongly object to the unwarranted and insulting comments by the BC Minister of State for Mining Randy Hawes on multiple occasions, which have only served to reiterate and promote racist stereotypes about First Nations culture. By Resolution 2010-40, the Union of BC Chiefs-in-Assembly call upon you to accept the resignation of Junior Minister Hawes.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2010573 Views

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Government of Canada Investing in Community Action to Preserve Local Habitat and Species at Risk in Yukon

Whitehorse, Yk. — October 28, 2010 — Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Jim Prentice, today announced funding from the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk for three Yukon Government projects. In total, $61,120 in federal funding will support environmental action focusing on conservation and protection of species at risk and their habitats, helping to preserve Canada’s biodiversity.

by NationTalk on October 29, 2010550 Views

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Watershed Groups Gather to Take Action on Challenges and Opportunities Facing Alberta’s Watersheds

Calgary, Alberta – Oct. 27, 2010 –

Collaboration was the word on everyone’s lips as Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils from throughout the province gathered for their annual conference late last week in Cypress Hills. The seventh meeting of its kind, this year’s “Summit on the Summit” brought together like-minded watershed professionals and volunteers to discuss environmental and economic challenges facing watersheds in Alberta. Strategies and tools needed to address the cumulative impacts of population growth, economic development and climate change on Alberta land and water were front and center during the discussions.

by NationTalk on October 28, 2010645 Views

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Water Outlook Update for Manitoba Lakes, Rivers, Streams

October 27, 2010

Assistance Provided to Several Areas to Deal with Water Issues

Provincial resources from the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation are providing assistance to residents in the numerous areas of Manitoba affected by the extreme weather.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010889 Views

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CanNor Supports First Nations Participation in Resource Sector

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Whitehorse, Yukon – October 27, 2010 – Yukon First Nations will be more prepared to participate and benefit from opportunities in the resource development sector.

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), announced the investment of just under $210,000 through Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010806 Views

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Governments must get over differences to deliver a new biodiversity rescue plan – WWF

October 27, 2010

WWF encourages Ministers to work together at the Convention on Biological Diversity conference

Nagoya, Japan – As Ministers from around the world arrive for the final three days of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference, WWF urges governments to overcome their differences on how to share the benefits of genetic resources and deliver a robust plan to stem the loss of biodiversity up to 2020.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010422 Views

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Salmon Farm Diseases Implicated in Fraser Sockeye Decline

Salmon Farm Diseases Implicated in Fraser Sockeye Decline:
A Film Primer for Understanding the Judicial Inquiry

by Twyla Roscovitch

There is now evidence that disease from the 70+ salmon farms on the migration route of Fraser sockeye represents the perhaps the biggest threat to our wild fish.

This short film has been produced to help the public understand the dynamics of fish migration routes, farm locations and the nature of disease transfer, and the politics that allow this to continue.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010476 Views

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Suncor Energy reports waterfowl landing at oil sands site

Calgary, Alberta (Oct. 26, 2010) — Suncor Energy reported waterfowl landings at the company’s oil sands site today. Increased waterfowl activity was observed shortly after reports of freezing rain in the area last night. At this time, the company has recovered a small number of oiled birds, which were euthanized on direction from Sustainable Resources Development, Fish and Wildlife.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010513 Views

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“Dare to be Deep” oceans tour to cross Canada

October 25, 2010

Ottawa – Joined by leaders and ceremonial dancers from the remote Haida Nation, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society embarks on an historic seven-city tour that ushers in a new era of conservation in Canada – the protection of marine riches. This “Dare to be Deep” tour, that includes representatives from the Government of Canada, highlights Canada’s long coastline – the longest of any nation – and the pressing need to protect strategic and spectacular parts of that vast seascape in a network of protected areas.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010875 Views

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Manitoba Premier and First Nations recognized for efforts to protect boreal heritage site

October 25, 2010

Top executives of Canadian environmental groups to present first Environmental Leadership Award for promotion of Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage Project

WINNIPEG, MB — The top executives of major Canadian environmental groups will present Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Pimachiowin Aki Corporation with the groups’ inaugural Environmental Leadership Award at a reception Monday evening, in recognition of their efforts to secure UNESCO World Heritage status for the Pimachiowin Aki site.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010559 Views

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Media Advisory – First Nation’s Women Tar Sands Speakers Tour Kicks off in Toronto

Toronto, Oct. 26 – On Wednesday, October 27th the Indigenous Environmental Network in collaboration with Environmental Justice Toronto, OPIRG, Rainforest Action Network and Defenders of the Land are sponsoring the first stop of the National First Nations Women Speakers Tour on Tar Sands profiling women from tar sands impacted communities who will speak out about the grave human rights situation playing out in their communities as a result of the worlds largest and most destructive development known as Canada’s Tar Sands.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010657 Views

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Freezing rain causes waterfowl to land at Syncrude site

Ducks observed on roads, parking lots and settling basins

Fort McMurray, AB, Oct. 26 – Syncrude and Alberta government officials are responding to an incident involving waterfowl landing at various locations at the Syncrude site, including roads, parking lots and the Mildred Lake and Aurora settling basins.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010585 Views

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Misinformation and Betrayal by Canada Undermining Biodiversity Negotiations

Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 26 – The Canadian government is sinking deeper in controversy in Nagoya, Japan, where the Convention on Biodiversity negotiations continue on an international regime on Access and Benefit Sharing from the use of genetic resources.

Last week Canada was severely criticized by Indigenous organizations for being the only country in the world to insist on deleting any reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the preamble of the draft Protocol.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010556 Views

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Update: Province investigating waterfowl landings at other oil sands facilities

October 26, 2010

Fort McMurray… The Government of Alberta is now conducting a regional investigation into why bird landings occurred at multiple oil sands facilities.

After reports of bird landings at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake facility, it was confirmed that Suncor and Shell also had landings at some of their tailings ponds.

by NationTalk on October 27, 2010472 Views

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Threatened Woodland Caribou, Moose Populations to be Monitored, Protected as East Side Road Project Moves Forward: Blaikie

October 26, 2010

Local Residents to Participate in Wildlife Monitoring Program Including Use of Satellite Tracking, Infrared Camera

A high-tech wildlife monitoring program will be part of the environmental-licensing process for the all-season road project from PR 304 near Hollow Water to Berens River First Nation, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, minister responsible for the East Side Road Authority, and Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced today during an international caribou conference in Winnipeg.

by NationTalk on October 26, 2010612 Views

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Highway 914 All-Weather Road between the McArthur River and Cigar Lake Mine Sites: Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is proposing to construct an all-weather road between the existing access roads to the McArthur River and the Cigar Lake mine sites to provide a more efficient route for trucks to access mines in northern Saskatchewan.

The project is subject to both a comprehensive study under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and an environmental impact assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act (Saskatchewan).

by NationTalk on October 26, 2010902 Views

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Province investigating waterfowl landing on tailings pond

October 26, 2010

Fort McMurray… The Alberta government is investigating why waterfowl have landed on a tailings pond north of Fort McMurray. Syncrude Canada Ltd. reported that a number of ducks landed on their Mildred Lake Settling Basin the evening of October 25.

“I cannot express how disappointed and frustrated I am that this incident occurred,” said Rob Renner, Alberta Minister of Environment. “Albertans deserve answers to why this happened again, and we will do everything we can to get those answers quickly.”

by NationTalk on October 26, 2010551 Views

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Media Advisory – North America’s Caribou at Critical Juncture: Aboriginal Knowledge Keepers and Western Scientists Come Together to Tackle Problem of Collapsing North American Caribou Populations

Winnipeg, Oct. 25 –

What: Key aboriginal leaders and traditional knowledge keepers will meet with top western conservation scientists—including members of the International Boreal Conservation Science Panel and the Canadian Boreal Initiative— to discuss joint solutions to save plummeting caribou populations.

by NationTalk on October 25, 2010652 Views

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Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project

Ottawa – October 25, 2010 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has awarded $4,000 to the Métis Nation of Alberta Association Region 3 to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project in Alberta.

This funding is awarded through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency and is being provided to assist the recipient in participating in upcoming steps in the comprehensive study process, including the review of the environmental impact statement and the comprehensive study report.

by NationTalk on October 25, 2010625 Views

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Tla-o-qui-aht join forces with Wild salmon people

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Tofino, BC, News Release – Oct. 23, 2010 – The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations have joined forces with the Wild Salmon People and will be launching Tla-o-qui-aht Tyee Hawiih, Haa yu ah (Chief Ray Seitcher Jr’s) canoe across the Salish Sea on Saturday, Oct 23rd 2010.

by NationTalk on October 23, 20101050 Views

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Province of Manitoba, Scientists, First Nations Communities to Focus on Protecting Caribou

October 22, 2010

Winnipeg Conference Builds on Manitoba’s Research in Managing, Preserving Caribou Herds and Their Natural Environment: Blaikie

Almost 400 experts from around the world will gather in Winnipeg for the 13th North American Caribou Workshop from Oct. 26 to 28 to share ideas and develop initiatives that will help protect Manitoba’s caribou herds, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced today.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010821 Views

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Paddle for Wild Salmon!

Get Out Migration marches on with a flotilla, walk and rally in Vancouver on October 25th

Salmon Are Sacred has spaces for 160 people in canoes and calls on experienced paddlers, Tribal Journeys canoe teams and kayakers to join Alexandra Morton, Elena Edwards, First Nations leaders and our flotilla in pulling together for wild salmon as we journey down the Fraser River. The paddle will finish in Vancouver for a rally on October 25th.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010764 Views

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Guidelines for Implementing the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals

The Government of Canada has revised the Guidelines for implementing the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals (Cabinet Directive). This exercise was informed by the recent public consultation process conducted for the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.

The Cabinet Directive provides the basis for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and requires government departments and agencies to incorporate environmental considerations into the development process of policies, plans and programs. It is separate from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act that governs environmental assessments for projects where the government has a decision-making role.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010624 Views

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Dogwood Initiative: Street Performance Highlights Need to ‘Vote No Tankers’ in BC

Vancouver, British Columbia – Oct. 21, 2010 – A lively street performance involving 30 people took place this morning to draw attention to the federal solution to proposed projects such as Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipelines to Kitimat that would bring oil tankers, and inevitable spills, to BC’s north coast.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010863 Views

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Okanagan Nation Supports Tsilhqot’in Nation & Reject Prosperity Mine

Open Letter regarding Okanagan Nation’s Support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and Call for the Federal Rejection of the Proposed Prosperity Mine

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Kelowna, BC, News Release – Oct. 21, 2010 – Hon. Gail Shea
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Hon. Jim Prentice
Minister of Environment

Hon. Christian Paradis
Minister of Natural Resources

Hon. John Duncan
Minister of Indian Affairs

Premier Gordon Campbell
Government of British Columbia

VIA FACSIMILE AND POST

RE: Open Letter regarding Okanagan Nation’s Support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and Call for the Federal Rejection of the Proposed Prosperity Mine

Dear Honourable Ministers, Premier Campbell and Cabinet:

We are writing to you with respect to Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Resolution No. 213 which expresses support for Tsilhqot’in Nation and calls for Federal Cabinet rejection of the Proposed Prosperity Mine. This resolution was endorsed unanimously at the ONA Chief and Councils Quarterly Meeting on October 21, 2010.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010933 Views

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Mt. Milligan Mine Consultation not Complete

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor

Fort St James, BC, News Release – Oct. 21, 2010 – The Nak’azdli First Nation is very concerned that they have not been consulted by British Columbia on the transfer of control of the proposed Mt. Milligan project from GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) through the sale of its investment in Terrane Metals Corp. (“Terrane”) to Thompson Creek Metals Inc. (“Thompson Creek”). This is very unfortunate as the Courts of British Columbia have made it clear since 2004 that such a change of control is subject to consultation with Aboriginal Nations in whose territory the project is located. This is particularly concerning as the Nation has been trying to resolve the issues of the proposed Mt. Milligan in negotiations with British Columbia.

by NationTalk on October 22, 2010762 Views

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