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On the Ground: SeaChange Marine Conservation – Victoria Foundation

March 14, 2017 It’s been over a hundred years since the sounds of industry dominated Tod Inlet, but recently the whir of machinery filled this coastal landscape once more, albeit for a much different reason. The sound came from the excavators and loaders that descended on the beach of Tod Inlet on a snowy February […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201710 Views

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Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project – Federal Funding Allocated

March 14, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $29,547 in federal funds to two recipients to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201717 Views

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Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world’s coral reefs – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 14, 2017  By Elena Becatoros THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives _ There were startling colours here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What’s left is a haunting expanse of grey, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201717 Views

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SISTER LOVE – New single released today!

Attawapiskat ON (March 13, 2017) — Midnight Shine is proud to announce the release of brand new single Sister Love – a beautiful and meaningful song sure to touch your soul. Sister Love holds special meaning for Midnight Shine’s frontman Adrian Sutherland: “It’s about trying to free yourself from the burdens and struggles we sometimes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201736 Views

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How Long Does It Take To Rebuild A Life? – Huffington Post Canada

It’s been ten months since wildfires wiped out so much for so many in Fort McMurray and the surrounding region. When I talk with people in the area, I increasingly hear hope and optimism, but I also continue to hear of ongoing struggles. Some families tell me they are still waiting restlessly, living in a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201716 Views

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Qalipu First Nation Would Like to Announce the Availability of Two Communal Commercial Fishing Licenses

March 13, 2017 Qalipu First Nation would like to announce the availability of two Communal Commercial Fishing Licenses. Details are as follows: Area 13A – St. George’s Bay – Two Licenses Available Licence #1:  Groundfish except Lumpfish, Herring Fixed Gear, Mackerel Fixed Gear, Eel, Lobster, Snow Crab (Queen), and Bait. Licence #2:  Herring Fixed Gear, Lobster, and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201733 Views

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Peigan Board of Education: Reconciliation Through Education – March 17, 2017

Aiskini matsiiyii Kokosinooniiksi Mahkaisookaapsaawa – We Teach Our Children To Be Good People Join us at the Piikani Multipurpose Building on March 17, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm as Peigan Board of Education hosts a Community Engagement meeting.  Featuring Guest Speaker Chief Wilton Little Child, Commissioner for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201740 Views

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Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Project – Public Comments Invited

March 13, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Project, located approximately 90 kilometres west of Fort Frances, Ontario. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201727 Views

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Canada steps up efforts to ensure the recovery of Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is stepping up efforts to ensure the recovery of Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales off the west coast of British Columbia. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc announced today the publication of the final Action Plan for Resident Killer […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201731 Views

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AER: Planned System Outage

Planned System Outage ISB will be upgrading network systems on Saturday, March 18 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. All AER systems will be unavailable, including: the AER ordering system the base of groundwater protection query tool coal mine maps digital data submission (DDS) the electronic assignments program integrated application registry query (IAR) proceeding search […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201716 Views

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James Bay First Nations attending workshop on dealing with polar bears – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 13, 2017  By Peter Cameron THE CANADIAN PRESS Environmental stewards from First Nations on the coast of James Bay will be gathering in northern Ontario this week to learn how to best deal with polar bears that are straying into their communities. Karen Cummings of the Polar Bear Habitat, a polar bear […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201735 Views

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Government of Canada Approves Towerbirch Pipeline Expansion Project

March 10, 2017     Ottawa     Natural Resources Canada Canadians have told the Government that we must protect our environment for future generations while growing the economy and creating good, middle-class jobs. The Government is making responsible decisions about moving Canadian energy to markets while investing in clean technology and supporting the long-term transition to a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201733 Views

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Sierra Club BC: United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park

Site C, Oil Sands Threaten Canada’s Largest World Heritage Site March 10, 2017, EDMONTON—Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201731 Views

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New $10,000 conservation prize honours slain philanthropist

TORONTO, March 13, 2017 — Nominations are now open for the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize to honour the slain philanthropist, and to reward a conservation hero in financial need. About Glen Davis Canadian businessman and philanthropist. Leading supporter of WWF-Canada’s Endangered Spaces Campaign between 1989-2000, which resulted in the establishment of more […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201728 Views

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Castle parks management plan open house held in Pincher Creek – The Pincher Creek Voice

Also: Interview with MLA Pat Stier, Town Council to send letter of concern to Alberta Government Chris Davis – Alberta Environment and Parks hosted an open house at the Pincher Creek Community Centre on Friday March 10 to present information to the public and gather feedback about the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201718 Views

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University of Sudbury’s James Bay Initiative

It was a cold week in January, when representatives from the University of Sudbury visited the James Bay communities of Moose Factory, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany First Nation. The trip made it possible for the University to continue and strengthen the relationships between it and the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, with whom a memorandum of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201728 Views

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Listuguj Economic Development Day

Date/Time Date(s) – Wednesday Mar 15 17 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location Category(ies) No Categories We are inviting Listuguj community members to an economic development day on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. to be held at the Elder’s Lodge. The Canada Economic Development for English Communities CEDEC will host the morning […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201716 Views

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Mercury contamination ongoing issue for First Nation communities – Tbnewswatch.com

A chemical plant in Dryden is still causing concerns for many First Nation residents as mercury is still leaking into the River. THUNDER BAY – A chemical plant in Dryden is still causing concerns for many First Nation residents as mercury is still leaking into the River. Decades of contamination of the Wabigoon-English River system […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201718 Views

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Hundreds on ATV, snowmobiles, jeeps protest off road vehicle ban in Castle area – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 13, 2017 BLAIRMORE, Alta. _ Hundreds of people on ATVs, snowmobiles, trucks and jeeps rode along the main street of a southwestern Alberta town to protest a government plan to ban off-highway vehicles in two new parks. Melissa Harsch organized Saturday’s rally in Blairmore in the Crowsnest Pass. She says they want […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201728 Views

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Diesel spill reported near north Vancouver Island for second time in a week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 10, 2017  PORT MCNEILL, B.C. _ Coast guard and environment ministry crews have responded to a small diesel spill near north Vancouver Island, the second accident in the area in a week. British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment says it received a report Friday afternoon of a spill from a fuel tank near […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201724 Views

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Whitehorse-based company to pay $80,000 penalty after it acknowledged responsibility for diesel spill near the Porcupine River in Old Crow

March 10, 2017 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Environment and Climate Change Canada The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental- and wildlife-protection laws is one way Environment and Climate Change Canada is maintaining clean air and water and protecting our wildlife and their habitats. On February 23, 2017, Air North Charter and Training Ltd. (Air […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201758 Views

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Canada and Ontario launch public consultations on draft action plan to reduce harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie

From Environment and Climate Change Canada Joint Canada-Ontario news release Proposed action plan to achieve phosphorus reductions in Lake Erie from Canadian sources March 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Today, the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario have released a draft action plan that will help to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201761 Views

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United Nations Report Concludes Canada is Failing to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park – CPAWS

March 10, 2017, EDMONTON— Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. The report can be found here. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201752 Views

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy

March 9, 2017, – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy. A request for information (RFI) document, which outlines the regulatory objectives and approach, is also included. The public is asked to provide clear […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201743 Views

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Genome BC: Climate change impacting freshwater fish populations

March 8, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Climate change is posing a severe challenge to freshwater fish in Canada. Already record high temperatures in rivers and streams during the summer have forced temporary closures of popular fishing locations, and within the next 50 years more than 30 percent of habitat for cold-water fish like rainbow trout […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201725 Views

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BCWF Response to Grizzly Bear Foundation Report

March 8, 2017 Surrey, B.C. The BC Wildlife Federation commends the Grizzly Bear Foundation for compiling a comprehensive report outlining some of the challenges related to the sustainability of grizzly bears in B.C. The BCWF is supportive of the majority of the report’s recommendations, including those related to habitat sustainability, research, education and funding. However, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201723 Views

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WCEL: Climate Accountability Letters: An introduction for local governments

March 08, 2017 Subject(s):    Carbon Majors, Climate Law in our Hands Author(s):    Andrew Gage Summary: Over 50 community groups from around BC – organizations focused on health, faith, human rights and environment – have asked BC’s local governments to take action to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for its role in the climate costs […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201723 Views

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Canadian mayors concerned about potential cuts to Great Lakes protection funding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 9, 2017 15:09 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS A number of Canadian mayors are sounding alarm bells over proposed budget cuts in the United States that would gut programs designed to help protect the Great Lakes. Budget proposals drafted by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump include slashing funding for the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201728 Views

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Inquiry on Grizzly Bears Launched

VANCOUVER, B.C. – SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 The Grizzly Bear Foundation has launched a board of inquiry to review the status and future of grizzly bears in British Columbia. The three person board, whose members include Chairman Michael Audain of Vancouver, Stuart McLaughlin of West Vancouver and Suzanne Veit of Victoria will seek advice and information […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201726 Views

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Biologist hopes ‘harvest pressure map’ helps Yukon moose populations – CBC

Map would tell hunters where moose harvest is ‘above sustainable levels’ Mar 09, 2017 With the ever-increasing development of roadways and new technology available to hunters, Yukon moose biologist Sophie Czetwertynski says there’s a risk of over-harvesting the animal in some areas of the territory. That’s why she’s developing what she is calling a “harvest […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201730 Views

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TsuuT’ina First Nation chief refusing to give approval to dam west of Calgary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 8, 2017  CALGARY _ A proposed reservoir west of Calgary meant to help prevent flooding in the area won’t be getting support from a neighbouring First Nation. TsuuT’ina Chief Lee Crowchild says a planned diversion gate is less than half a kilometre from the reserve and he is worried about the effect […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201737 Views

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SSN says No to KGHM Ajax and Yes to Healthy People and Environment

March 4, 2017 (Kamloops), Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) does not give its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and Area) for the purposes of the Ajax Mine Project. The Ajax Mine Project in its proposed location at Pípsell is in opposition to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201730 Views

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Polar Bear Safety Courses in NunatuKavut!

It’s polar bear season in NunatuKavut. NCC’s Natural Resources staff will be holding four polar bear safety courses in conjunction with Derrick Pottle, BearSafe Planning. Derrick is from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut and has conducted this training across Canada. Topics in the full day course will include bear biology and distribution, preventing encounters, bear behaviour, detection and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201723 Views

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Youth gathering in La Ronge for eco-conference – paNOW

Students from across the North will be coming together on March 11 and 12 to discuss environmental stewardship. The inaugural North Saskatchewan Eco-Conference is the brainchild of Melissa Cromarty from the Churchill Community High School and Theresa Huntley from the La Loche Dene High School. “I liked the idea of teaching students practical hands on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201735 Views

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Alaska underwater pipeline leak may have started in December – CBC

Natural gas still spewing into Cook Inlet, home to endangered population of beluga whales Mar 07, 2017 A pipeline spewing natural gas into Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have started leaking in December, two months before the leak was spotted from the air, according to a U.S. federal pipeline safety office. The estimate of when gas […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201719 Views

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MiningWatch Urges B.C. & Canada to Honour Indigenous-led Environmental Review Panel’s Decision To Reject KGHM’s Ajax Mine

(Ottawa) MiningWatch Canada supports the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation’s (SSN) decision, released Saturday, March 4, to reject KGHM’s Ajax mine project near Kamloops, in British Columbia (see also decision background). “The SSN decision was not taken lightly. It is the result of a year-long process led by a unique and historic Indigenous-led Review Panel which, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201756 Views

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Governments must do more to protect B.C. grizzlies, ban trophy hunt: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 7, 2017 13:11 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A loss of habitat, decline in food sources and an annual, government-sanctioned trophy hunt is threatening the long-term survival of British Columbia’s grizzly bear population, says a new report. The 88-page document, commissioned by the recently established Grizzly Bear Foundation, has put […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201743 Views

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Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF

Toronto, Canada, March 7, 2017 – The Government of Ecuador expressed its commitment to good governance of the mining sector by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Tuesday. “We are pleased to welcome Ecuador as the 57th member of the IGF,” IGF Director Greg Radford said. “Every nation which […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201733 Views

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Dark days ahead for British Columbia’s grizzly bears

VANCOUVER, BC–(March 07, 2017) – A report issued today by the Board of Inquiry appointed by the recently formed Grizzly Bear Foundation states that the long-term survival of grizzly bears in British Columbia is threatened from a loss of habitat and food sources, as well as the government-sanctioned trophy hunt. The three person Board of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201728 Views

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The Latest: Judge rejects bid to halt pipeline construction – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 7, 2017  BISMARCK, N.D. _ The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge has declined to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg’s decision came Tuesday, a week after he held a Feb. 28 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201732 Views

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American Indians to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 7, 2017 9:33 By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Indians from across the country are bringing their frustrations with the Trump administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to the nation’s capital Tuesday, kicking off four days of activities that will culminate in a march on the White House. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201730 Views

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Welcome to Canada’s Chemical Valley – Excalibur Publications

The Faculty of Environmental Studies hosted an Indigenous Environmental Racism discussion to tackle the impact of Canada’s Chemical Valley on Indigenous communities. The February 15 event saw Vanessa Gray, organizer and activist for Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines address how the Line 9 pipeline is affecting the Aamjiwnaang community. Line 9 was created by Enbridge, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201722 Views

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Application 1881219 Notice of Application – Tailings Management Plan: Fort Hills Mine

Application No. 1881219 Fort Hills Energy Corporation Tailings Management Plan Fort Hills Mine The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received application 1881219. Description of the Application Suncor Energy Operating Inc. (Suncor) has applied on behalf of Fort Hills Energy Corporation under section 13 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) for approval of its fluid […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201726 Views

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AER: Notice of Application – Fort Hills Mine Amendment

OSCA Application No. 1881217 EPEA Application No. 010-151469 WA Application No. 023-00151636 Fort Hills Energy Corporation Fort Hills Mine Amendment The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1881217, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 010-151469, and Water Act (WA) application 023-00151636 from Suncor Energy Operating Inc. (Suncor). The […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201719 Views

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Cape Ray Gold Project – Public Comments Invited

March 6, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Cape Ray Gold Project, located near Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201719 Views

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Oily sheen from B.C. diesel spill can’t be recovered: officials – CBC

Remnants are ‘utterly unacceptable,’ says Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation chief Mar 07, 2017 An oily rainbow-like sheen on the water left by a diesel fuel spill off the north coast of Vancouver Island cannot be cleaned up, sparking concerns for a nearby First Nation that relies on clam digging for food and economic security. The […]

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Unacceptable’ that some fuel from spill can’t be cleaned: First Nation chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 6, 2017 21:38 PORT HARDY, B.C. _ An oily rainbow-like sheen on the waters surrounding a diesel fuel spill off the north coast of Vancouver Island cannot be cleaned up, sparking fears among a nearby First Nation that relies on clam digging for food and economic security. The thin layer of fuel, which […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 201728 Views

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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Supports the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Project Assessment Panel

March 04, 2017 Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Supports the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Project Assessment Panel March 4th, 2017 (Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – Today is a momentous day for the Secwepemc Nation. The Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc (“SSN”) Joint Council has made their decision announcement regarding the KGHM Ajax Mine.  The significance of this event cannot be […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201748 Views

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Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors Deeply Concerned about U.S. Budget

March 06, 2017 CHICAGO – The mayors work closely with state, provincial, federal, tribal, first nation, and non-government representatives from across the basin to protect, restore, and sustain one of the largest freshwater resources in the world. Current Vice-Chair of the Cities Initiative Paul Dyster, Mayor of Niagara Falls, New York, said, “It would be […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201725 Views

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Statement – Greenpeace Stands by its Claims Against Resolute Forest Products

3 MARCH 2017 (MONTREAL) – Greenpeace Canada stands by our criticism of Resolute Forest Products’ practices that have been undermining the ecological integrity of the boreal forest in key regions where Resolute operates. Richard Garneau, President and CEO of Resolute Forest Products (RFP) has taken legal arguments out of context to imply that Greenpeace is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201737 Views

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