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Eleanor McCain spares no expense marking Canada 150 with ‘True North’ project – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017 By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Eleanor McCain pulled out all the stops while making plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. She envisioned recording a covers album that would be something spectacular. So instead of choosing a single orchestra to bring a selection of classic Canadian songs to […]

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Canada announces World Environment Day youth ambassadors

From Environment and Climate Change Canada May 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced today six youth ambassadors who will champion and support the participation of young people in World Environment Day celebrations. Canadian youth play a vital role […]

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New scrutiny of poles as world braces for climate shifts: UN – Digital Journal

Scientists will intensify scrutiny of the polar regions as part of an international campaign to improve global weather predictions and minimise risks linked to rapid climate change, the UN said Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said a full year would be dedicated to improving polar forecasting capacities in the Arctic and another year would […]

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Statement on Federal Tanker Ban Legislation – Chief’s Council Eagle Spirit Energy Project

LAX KW’ALAAMS, BC, May 12, 2017 – As Chiefs from British Columbia and Alberta we are very disappointed with the inappropriate actions taken today by Prime Minister Trudeau and the Federal Government by introducing a tanker ban on Canada’s west coast. We feel strongly that a blanket tanker moratorium is not the answer. Once again, […]

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Georgina Island residents raise concerns over proposed sewage plant – Thestar.com

The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation fear the effects of a proposed sewage treatment plant that would allow 40-million litres of treated water to flow into Lake Simcoe every day. May 14, 2017 Kerry Ann Charles stands on the shores of Georgina Island, excitedly watching water flow through Gerties Creek, and rush out into […]

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Government of Canada introduces Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

From Transport Canada May 12, 2017 – Ottawa, ON The transportation system is something Canadians rely on every day, from getting us to work, or bringing us the products we use in our homes. The Government of Canada is working to ensure that goods are transported in a safe and responsible way while protecting our […]

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West Coast reacts to introduction of federal Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

May 12, 2017 VANCOUVER – Environmental lawyers are congratulating the federal government on the introduction in Parliament today of the proposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, which marks a critical step forward in efforts to protect the north Pacific coast from the risk of oil spills. “West Coast Environmental Law Association has spent decades advocating for […]

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Indigenous leaders and allies call on candidates to stop Alton Gas project – The Council of Canadians

May 12, 2017 MAHONE BAY – Just in time for the election, frontline water defenders will gather this evening to talk about the major changes needed to defend land, water and our collective rights in Nova Scotia. They will share stories of corporate trickery, modern impacts of colonization and struggles to protect their communities from […]

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Marine Protected Area Progress Globally and in Canada – WCEL

May 11, 2017 Subject(s):  Marine Protected Areas Author(s):  Linda Nowlan Summary: Different countries have different laws governing the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs). This chart shows the main MPA law or policy from each country, and demonstrates the progress being made in marine protection in different parts of the world. NT4

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Storm sidesteps soggy Okanagan, B.C., but flood threat still looms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 12, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Thunderstorms and heavy rain bypassed British Columbia’s Okanagan region Thursday night, sparing the flood-plagued region from further high water, but emergency officials said the danger has not passed. The Central Okanagan emergency operations centre said in a news release on Friday that unstable weather would maintain the flood […]

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More than half of Liberals’ appointed judges are women – The Globe and Mail

The Liberal government is reshaping the bench, appointing a substantial majority of women, even though they make up a minority of applicants. The approach is winning praise from some in the legal community, while sparking concern about “quotas” from others. A year and a half after taking office, the government has appointed 56 judges, of […]

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State of emergency declared for WFN lands – Kelowna Daily Courier

May 11, 2017 The Westbank First Nation has declared a state of emergency due to flooding on its two reserves. The declaration allows the band to order evacuations, enter buildings on band land without a warrant to respond to the emergency and to remove “trees, structures or crops” to alleviate the effects of the flooding. […]

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Climate Change Workshops: Challenges and Opportunities – MNA

May 11, 2017 Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) invites community members to join us for a series of province-wide workshops on climate change. The gathered feedback will aim to inform policy and program development, and ensure that Métis interests and concerns are heard and addressed. Specifically, these workshops will cover: Science and Data of Climate Change; […]

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Federal cost of natural disaster help has been steadily rising since 1970 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS GATINEAU, Que. _ The increasing number and intensity of natural disasters in Canada pushed Ottawa’s bills for federal help to $360 million a year since 2011 _ three times what the annual cost was in the previous decade, a recent program review shows. The […]

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A look at the federal dollar figures behind natural disasters over the years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017  OTTAWA _ The federal government has been spending steadily more on natural disaster assistance since 1970, according to a recent review of payments under the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements program. The numbers: $10 million: Average annual cost of Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA) between 1970 and 1995. $110 million: Average […]

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Canada signs Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation

May 11, 2017 – Fairbanks, Alaska – Global Affairs Canada As an Arctic nation, Canada is committed to science-based leadership, including collaborating with the territories and provinces, Indigenous peoples, other Arctic States and communities to more broadly and respectfully include Indigenous science and traditional knowledge into decision making. Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of […]

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2017 Ontario Climate Symposium: The Next 150 Years – York U

Toronto, May 11, 2017 – Canada’s 150th celebration is a fitting backdrop for discussing pathways towards low-carbon and climate-resilient communities in Ontario over the next century and beyond. The Ontario Climate Symposium entitled “Just Transformations – The Next 150,” is the premier forum for such discussions. Featuring more than 70 leading thinkers, change-makers and disruptors […]

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Time for Ontario to protect its water supplies – TheRecord.com

New Ontario guidelines regarding commercial water-bottling permits do not address the problems of protecting Ontario’s groundwater, reducing plastic waste and pollution and ensuring water is for life, not profit. The revised guidelines make companies like Nestlé Waters Canada jump over more hurdles to renew their permits to take water. On their own, however, the guidelines […]

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Beyond Ice: Interactive experience from the NFB to debut June 21 in Museum’s new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

Ottawa, May 10, 2017—The Canadian Museum of Nature and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are teaming up to produce a unique interactive installation—with real ice—as part of the museum’s new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Dubbed Beyond Ice, the installation will debut June 21, 2017, with the opening of the gallery. This permanent gallery […]

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Linking Science and Law: Minimum Protection Standards for Canada’s Marine Protected Areas – WCEL

May 10, 2017 Subject(s):Marine Protected Areas Author(s): Linda Nowlan, Maryann Watson In 2015, Canada’s federal government made a public commitment to reach Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, by protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017, and 10% by 2020. Achieving these conservation targets will require a significant increase […]

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Province Announces 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award Winners

May 10, 2017 The recipients of the 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards were announced today by Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox. “It’s very encouraging to see so many individuals, organizations and communities helping to make small changes that have a big impact,” said Cox.  “I’d like to congratulate these award winners for their insight […]

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QNW: Reforming the National Energy Board: What Role Will Indigenous Women Play?

Introduction This submission is presented by Quebec Native Women Inc. (QNW) to the National Energy Board Modernization Expert Panel. The Expert Panel has been tasked by the Minister of Natural Resources Canada to study the current structure, role and mandate of the National Energy Board (NEB) under the National Energy Board Act. Based on the […]

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Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April – CP

Source: The Associated Press May 10, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that the pipeline jeopardizes its water supply and deserves further environmental review. The April 4 spill was […]

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Review of old wells to protect Albertans, environment

May 10, 2017 The province is working with industry and experts to find ways to better protect Albertans and the environment by improving policies for managing old oil and gas facilities. Subject matter experts and key stakeholders will take part in roundtable discussions on improving the management of historic, current and future liabilities associated with […]

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Province Advises Emergency Preparedness Week Now Underway

May 10, 2017 Alert Ready Test Today The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Emergency Preparedness Week – EP Week – is underway across Canada. This year’s theme is ‘Plan. Prepare. Be aware.’  It highlights the importance of having a family plan and emphasizes the need to keep up to […]

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Conservation Groups Unite For Wildlife – BCWF

Nelson, B.C. Five of the province’s leading conservation organizations have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding in support of growing wildlife populations in British Columbia.  The BC Wildlife Federation, Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia, Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia, Wildlife Stewardship Council and the B.C. Trappers Association came together to announce the MOU at […]

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CNSC publishes REGDOC-1.6.1, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, version 2

May 10, 2017 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published REGDOC-1.6.1, Licence Application Guide: Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices, version 2. REGDOC-1.6.1 sets out guidance in the preparation and submission of an application for a licence to carry out activities related to nuclear substances and radiation devices. Version 2 supersedes version 1 […]

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Submission on the expert panel report on the review of environmental assessment processes – Pembina

May 08, 2017 The Pembina Institute is grateful for the opportunity to provide comments on the Report from the Expert Panel on the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes. We commend the Government of Canada for initiating a review of this important component of Canada’s environmental law and planning regime, and for providing an opportunity for […]

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Agricultural Innovation to Help Feed the North

CanNor investment supports development aquaponics farm in the Yukon May 9, 2017 – Whitehorse, YT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) In the North, where the growing season is brief and many northern communities rely on food flown in by plane or trucked up via ice road, traditional farming has its challenges. Today, the […]

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AER Names New Executive Vice Presidents

The AER is pleased to announce that Carol Crowfoot and Mark Taylor have been appointed to the organization’s executive leadership team. Ms. Crowfoot is the new executive vice president of Strategy and Regulatory, replacing Cal Hill; Mr. Taylor is the new executive vice president of Operations, replacing Kirk Bailey. These appointments are effective immediately. Mr. […]

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Edmonton to host 2018 cities and climate change science conference

The City of Edmonton, Canada, has been selected to host a unique international conference that will boost the scientific understanding of climate change and cities. This event, the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, co-sponsored by the IPCC, will take place in March 2018 and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban […]

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Live Test of NWT Alert Ready System

YELLOWKNIFE (May 8, 2017) – On May 10th, 2017 at 1:55 PM, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT. NWT Alert Ready […]

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NTI Welcomes Report of Arctic Special Representative

(May 5, 2017 –Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Acting President James Eetoolook today welcomed this week’s report prepared by Mary Simon, Indigenous and Northern Affairs’ (INAC) Ministerial Special Representative on Arctic issues. Entitled A New Shared Arctic Leadership Model, the report contains observations and recommendations based on Simon’s extensive meetings with Arctic governments, representative […]

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Sturgeon cull called off – My Prince George Now

May. 8th, 2017 A plan to cull 6,000 juvenile sturgeon at Vanderhoof’s White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative has been cancelled. The plan came to light last week and prompted immediate opposition from the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, who called the plan “unnecessary destruction.” The outcry resulted in the plan being put on hold, pending further consultations […]

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Kashechewan evacuees cleared to return home – Tbnewswatch.com

Nearly 150 evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation are expected to return home by the end of the week. THUNDER BAY – Evacuees from a flood-prone northern community are expected to return on Friday, while 78 evacuees from Wawa were forced to travel to Thunder Bay first before making the trip home. On Monday, 78 evacuees […]

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River levels falling but flooding still affecting hundreds in central B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 8, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The threat of flooding appears to be easing in many parts of British Columbia’s southern and central Interior, as the River Forecast Centre reports only the Salmon River in the Shuswap region remain on flood watch. But the centre warns the Kettle River and waterways in the Boundary […]

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Climate trauma is a human issue affecting our children; and our youth are the change agents that will help us lead the way

TORONTO (May 6, 2017) – Today, Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier presented her keynote address to more than 150 delegates of the 2017 Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Annual Conference. Titled “Everything is Connected: Environment, Economy, Foreign Policy, Sustainability, Human Rights and Leadership in the 21st […]

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U of S opens water research facility in the Rocky Mountains to study flooding and drought risk

CANMORE, AB – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has expanded its research facilities studying the impacts of a changing climate on water resources with the opening of a cold water laboratory in Canmore, Alberta. May 5, 2017 “The retreating glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are among the best indicators of climate change,” said […]

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Government of Canada consulting industry about a long-term solution toward reliable Ferry Services in Eastern Canada

Supporting a high quality and reliable service through a long term solution May 5, 2017  – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada announced today that it is consulting industry on a long-term and reliable approach to the delivery of the Eastern Canada Ferry Services, which includes three inter-provincial ferry services that operate between: Saint John, […]

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IOGC: Update – Environmental Remediation and Reclamation Requirements

Environmental Requirements Overview Environmental Review Form (ERF) Application and Submission Environmental Audit Submission and Timing Requirements Spills and Emergencies Reclamation and Surrender of Surface Agreements Overview IOGC operates pursuant to the Indian Oil and Gas Act and the Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, 1995 (“Regulations”); ensures that provisions of CEAA are met; uses the Canadian […]

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Media Advisory – Activists from Standing Rock and Unist’ot’en to speak about water protection

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 9:30am TORONTO – The Sioux elder who has helped make international headlines by blocking the construction of an oil pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, will talk about her environmental activism during an event in Toronto on the evening of Friday, May 5. Date:     Friday, May 5, 2017 Time: […]

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Arctic leaders, groups say Arctic policy report offers good direction – NunatsiaqOnline

May 04, 2017 Report offers path for federal government “to get it right” Arctic leaders and organizations are welcoming a new report by Mary Simon, entitled “A New Shared Arctic Leadership Model,” which offers a series of recommendations to the federal government on how to shape sustainable and healthy northern communities. Simon, named special advisor […]

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Assembly of First Nations Supports Mother Earth Water Walkers in Their Journey Around the Great Lakes

Assembly of First Nations Supports Mother Earth Water Walkers in Their Journey Around the Great Lakes May 4, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) –Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day issued the following statements today in support of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and all those taking part in the […]

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Province Advises Temporary Fishing Closure for Dauphin Lake Ending

May 04, 2017 Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that temporary conservation measures on Lake Dauphin and its tributaries put in place late last month have now been lifted. The temporary conservation measures were implemented to protect walleye during this critical part of their lifecycle and ensure continued recovery efforts in Dauphin Lake.  Based on monitoring of […]

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Whitebeach Point exploration project rejected by the Tłı̨chǫ

May 03, 2017 Tłı̨chǫ reject name change and controversial Whitebeach Point exploration project in the NWT A Calgary based company has recently announced the renewal of an exploration effort in a controversial area, in the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, known as Whitebeach Point. The Tłı̨chǫ Government has consistently been against all exploration and […]

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Application 1885901 Notice of Application (Revised) – Approval Transfer Request for the Cliffdale Cold Oil Production and the Peace River Complex Projects

Notice of Application (Revised) Applications 1885901, etc. Shell Canada Limited Approval Transfer Request The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received applications under the Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA), and the Water Act (WA) for the transfer of the approvals and licences associated with the Cliffdale Cold Oil Production Project and the Peace River Complex Project. […]

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Trying to get people amped up’: Activists take one final kick at Keystone XL pipeline approval in Nebraska – Financial Post

May 3, 2017 Pipeline activists get to take one final kick at Keystone XL Wednesday as the Nebraska Public Service Commission starts the public portion of its review into the project’s contentious route through the state. It’s one of two imminent tests of the clout of the anti pipeline movement in the post-Obama era. The […]

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The Government of Canada boosts efforts to protect Aquatic Species at Risk

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada takes the protection of species at risk seriously and is committed to protecting this country’s wildlife for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that nine […]

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The AFNQL joins the consensus against radioactive waste transport and storage on first nations ancestral lands

WENDAKE, QC, May 2, 2017 – As per stated in its position on Energy, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) reconfirmed today its firm opposition to radioactive waste transport and storage on First Nations ancestral lands. Ratsénhaienhs Chief Clinton Phillips, from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, joined other First Nations leaders today, in Lac […]

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Participants Hail Adoption of Strategic Plan for Forests as Forum Opens Twelfth Session

May 01, 2017 Intimate Link of Woodlands to 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Stressed Covering 30 per cent of the earth’s land surface and providing critical food security, energy and livelihoods for some 1.6 billion people, forests were intimately linked to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and their responsible management crucial to humanity’s future, speakers underlined today, as […]

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