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Forward Thinking: Syilx Knowledge Informing Subwatershed Management

The Water Forums is a gathering of the community to showcase the work completed through the Natural Resource Department’s Community Water Forum Project. The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) will host the Okanagan Water Forum to celebrate the success of the project and to showcase the ONA as water leaders within our territory. This gathering will […]

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CRD Board Approves Regional Climate Action Strategy

Apr 12, 2017 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved the 2017 CRD Regional Climate Action Strategy (RCAS). The RCAS will guide the CRD’s services to support community-focused climate mitigation and adaptation action over the next five years. The RCAS was developed to align with federal, provincial and regional initiatives to increase […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201715 Views

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What to Watch on National Canadian Film Day in Toronto – Toronto.com

April 18, 2017 National Canadian Film Day 150 is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Taking place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, some of the greatest Canadian films produced will be available to watch at over 1,700 screenings across the nation. We’ve rounded up 10 screenings (and one panel) […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201724 Views

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How extending personhood to Canada’s rivers could help reconciliation – CBA National Magazine

April 18, 2017 In March, governments in India and New Zealand independently extended personhood rights to rivers, making them the first jurisdictions in the world to do so. Is it possible that Canada could follow suit? Likely not in the foreseeable future. Not that it’s impossible. The Canada Business Corporations Act grants corporations the rights […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201729 Views

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Evacuation due to flood fears underway in remote Ontario First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017 By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS An evacuation due to flooding fears was underway Monday at a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario. Kashechewan First Nation Deputy Chief Hosea Wesley said more than 300 people from his community flew to Kapuskasing, Ont., on Sunday and about 200 residents were […]

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Winnipeg reports rain overflow may have dumped diluted sewage into river – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Weekend rain in Manitoba may have poured more than water into the Red River. The City of Winnipeg’s website says that for a combined 26 hours between April 15 and 17, storm water mixed with sewage may have overflowed into the river. A third of Winnipeg is serviced […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201722 Views

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Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017  THE PAS, Man. _ Rising ice and flood waters have forced hundreds of people from their homes in Manitoba. Jason Small of the Canadian Red Cross says 107 people from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation are being temporarily housed in hotels in The Pas about 500 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. He […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201729 Views

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Flood Bulletin #16

April 13, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding and tributary flows continue to subside across parts of southern Manitoba.  Flows on the lower Assiniboine River are continuing to rise. Weather forecasts are predicting strong winds for April 13 to 16, as a low-pressure system begins to move from west to east across […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201761 Views

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Spring Bird/Egg Harvest Guidelines released for 2017 season!

 April 12,2017 NCC has released the Spring Bird/Egg Harvest and Conservation Guidelines for 2017. To download a PDF of the guidelines, click on the link below: NCC Spring Bird/Egg Harvest and Conservation Guidelines – 2017 NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201762 Views

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Cleanup complete after fuel trucks crash on remote stretch of Dempster Highway – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017  WHITEHORSE _ Traffic on a remote section of the Dempster Highway in Northwest Territories is moving again after a crash between two loaded fuel trucks. Northwest Territories Infrastructure Department spokesman Merle Carpenter says one driver was injured in the collision on Tuesday night, and a cause is under investigation. He […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201756 Views

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Three NFB feature docs screening at Vancouver’s DOXA, along with a restored pioneering First Nations doc. New features directed by Marie Clements, Julia Ivanova and Santiago Bertolino-and a groundbreaking 1969 film by Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell

From National Film Board April 6, 2017 – Vancouver – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada’s commitment to powerful and personal documentary storytelling will be showcased at the 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival (May 4–14) with premieres of three new feature documentaries, as well as a remastered classic doc […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201735 Views

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Minister LeBlanc Announces Increased Access for Indigenous Communities to Southern Gulf Snow Crab Fishery

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and is using a historic increase in snow crab biomass in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to increase Indigenous access to this fishery during the 2017 season. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201764 Views

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NB Power to hold dialogue sessions on energy future

April 12, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power is inviting the public, First Nations and stakeholders to a series of community conversations to identify shared priorities about clean energy, affordability and customer options as the utility maps out its energy supply plan for the next 25 years. NB Power is seeking input for its Integrated […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201742 Views

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Alberta government announces $13 million for Calgary flood mitigation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017  CALGARY _ The Alberta government is committing another $13 million towards flood mitigation projects in Calgary. The funding will help pay for small-scale projects to protect the city from flooding. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says these projects will provide some peace of mind for those most at risk. He says the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201737 Views

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AER: New Public Lands Disposition Application Requirements Information Sessions

Effective April 28, 2017, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), in collaboration with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), is improving the application requirements for submitting an application for a public lands disposition. On April 27, AEP and the AER will be hosting two information sessions to discuss these changes. The sessions will include: An overview of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201718 Views

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EMAB launches new website

On March 31, 2017  Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board (EMAB) launched its new website! EMAB staff and Board members look forward to the opportunity to use it as a platform to better connect with Parties to the EA and their communities. EMAB’s website also holds the online Public Registry where we upload Diavik’s environmental monitoring reports, technical […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201767 Views

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Flood Bulletin #15

April 12, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding and tributary flows continue to subside across parts of southern Manitoba.  Flows in the Assiniboine River are continuing to rise. Weather forecasts are predicting strong winds for April 13 to 16, as a low-pressure system begins to move from west to east across Manitoba.  […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201731 Views

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Alberta to bolster Calgary’s flood resilience

April 12, 2017 The Government of Alberta is investing $13.4 million to help the City of Calgary boost its flood readiness. Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities and organizations adapt to severe weather events and a changing climate. The projects will protect downtown Calgary and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201744 Views

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LPG Terminal Project Proposed for Watson Island

April 11, 2017 PRINCE RUPERT, BC – The City of Prince Rupert, through its wholly owned subsidiary Prince Rupert Legacy Inc., is happy to announce that a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) has now been entered into with Pembina Infrastructure & Logistics, [a wholly owned subsidiary of Pembina Pipeline Corporation] (Pembina) for the purposes of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201735 Views

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Twenty-five international environmental organizations call for urgent action for Vancouver Island’s rainforest and communities

Destruction of the Island’s original old-growth rainforest is occurring three times faster than primary forest loss in tropical rainforests April 10, 2017 Twenty-five international environmental organizations are calling for immediate action to protect and restore Vancouver Island’s endangered old-growth rainforest and its species diversity, carbon storage and benefits for a diverse economy including forestry, tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201739 Views

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Closing of the Last Ice Road

TUKTOYAKTUK (April 10, 2017)—The Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk and the Government of the Northwest Territories will be celebrating the closing of the last ice road to Tuktoyaktuk on April 13, 2017. The ice road has long served as an important link for residents of Tuktoyaktuk, supporting intercommunity travel and the delivery of essential goods. Public celebrations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201728 Views

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Rescuers pull Manitoba man, dog, off unstable ice after snowmobile breaks through – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017  THE PAS, Man. _ Mounties are warning about unsafe ice conditions after a man and his dog had to be rescued in northern Manitoba. RCMP in The Pas say the pair had been travelling on a snowmobile on a tributary near Landry Lake when the machine broke the ice on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201726 Views

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Flood Bulletin #14

April 11, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding and tributary flows are beginning to subside across parts of southern Manitoba.  Flows in the Assiniboine River are continuing to rise. Ice is still in place on northern rivers and tributaries.  A high water advisory is in place for the Carrot River near The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201715 Views

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Mou Reached With Provincial Government on Lightning Rock Sacred Burial Site

In keeping with the Sumas First Nation’s commitment to collaborating with other levels of government to support reconciliation, the Sumas First Nation and the Province of British Columbia have agreed to work together on ways to address ancient Sumas burial lands in Abbotsford. Today we announce a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) committing the Province to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201759 Views

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Ontario Protecting Endangered and Threatened Species

Province Investing in 105 Projects to Help At-Risk Plants and Animals April 10, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario is protecting species at risk and promoting their recovery by investing to create and rehabilitate habitats, conduct research on recovery efforts and threats and educate youth about at-risk plants and animals in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201737 Views

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Flood Bulletin #13

April 10, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding and tributary flows are beginning to subside across parts of southern Manitoba. Flows in the Assiniboine River are continuing to rise. Ice is still in place on northern rivers and tributaries. A high water advisory is in place for the Carrot River near The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201725 Views

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Algonquin grandmothers push back against Windmill development – Metro News

Group opposes development on Chaudiere, Albert and Victoria. Apr 10 2017 A group of Algonquin grandmothers wants to put a stop to any development on Chaudiere, Albert and Victoria Islands, because they argue the land should never have been offered for development. The Algonquin Grandmothers of Pikwakanagan filed a statement of claim in court last […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201741 Views

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RRU: Growing our Futures program wins CAUCE award

April 10, 2017 A program that nurtures native plant landscaping opportunities for adult Indigenous students will be honoured by the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE). Growing our Futures: Community Training in Native Plant Landscaping—a Royal Roads Professional and Continuing Studies program—will receive a CAUCE Program Award for non-credit programming over 48 hours at […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201723 Views

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Canada’s farmland values lost steam in 2016, FCC report says

Canada’s farmland values lost steam in 2016, FCC report says Regina, Saskatchewan – Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 per cent in 2016, compared to a […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 2017120 Views

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Indigenous leaders and allies unite in Antigonish to stop Alton Gas project

April 07, 2017 Groups call for public action to defend water, climate, and Indigenous rights Antigonish – On Wednesday, frontline water defenders shared stories of corporate trickery, modern impacts of colonization, and struggles to protect their communities from the expansion of a toxic industry. They were talking about the Alton Gas project. The speakers, including […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201721 Views

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Musqueam isn’t celebrating with BC regarding George Massey Tunnel Removal and Bridge Project

Musqueam Territory, Vancouver, BC – Canada. Yesterday the BC government announced the construction of a bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel (GMT). The project lies in the heart of Musqueam territory and the BC government has not received consent from Musqueam to proceed. It is in an area that has been occupied by Musqueam […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201724 Views

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Canadians demand big changes to environmental assessment law

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Environmental lawyers say Expert Panel report should be a floor, not a ceiling OTTAWA – The report released today by the Expert Panel reviewing Canada’s environmental assessment (EA) processes calls for a major shift in decision-making that will help protect Canadians and the environment, experts say. But the federal government has […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201734 Views

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David Suzuki Foundation calls for swift action on broken environmental assessment process

April 6, 2017 VANCOUVER — Following extensive public consultation, an expert panel released recommendations today on how to improve Canada’s environmental assessment process. They call for a more participatory, fair, comprehensive and scientific process for environmental assessments in Canada. “The federal government instructed this expert panel to review Canada’s environmental assessment law to identify what […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201720 Views

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Province, Musqueam agree to collaborate on stewardship

April 07, 2017 VANCOUVER – The signing of a new collaborative management agreement between the Province and Musqueam Indian Band has strengthened their government-to-government relationship and will result in more effective decision-making on land and water authorizations and stewardship in the estuary and lower reaches of the Fraser River. The agreement includes a framework that […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201736 Views

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Mount Polley long-term water management plan approved

April 07, 2017 WILLIAMS LAKE – The approval of the long-term water management plan for Mount Polley means the mine can continue to operate providing 350 well-paying jobs in the region, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced today. “With the approval of its long-term water management plan, the Mount Polley Mine has met […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201718 Views

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Climate Change Workshops: Challenges and Opportunities – MNA

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; Truths and Myths […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 2017208 Views

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Public Notice: Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Public Comment Invited

April 7, 2017 — The Joint Review Panel assessing the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project is seeking public comments on the responses to the information requests issued by the Panel. The responses were submitted by the proponent, Teck Resources Ltd. The Panel invites Indigenous groups, the public and other review participants to submit their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201772 Views

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The Government of Canada ratifies the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Global treaty to reduce mercury emissions and to protect the environment and human health April 7, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada is committed to protecting the environment and to safeguarding the health of Canadians from toxic substances. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced today that […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201759 Views

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Cleanup at deserted Nunavut mine site begins – on local Inuit association’s dime – CBC

Association began cleanup after federal gov’t finally inspected site and determined it abandoned Apr 07, 2017 Cleanup has begun at an abandoned exploration camp near Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, years after its owner disappeared from public view. The mineral exploration site near Josephine Lake — about 35 kilometres southwest of Chesterfield Inlet — was abandoned by […]

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WWF-Canada: Gaping holes revealed in Arctic oil-spill response plans

April 06, 2017 OTTAWA — Major weaknesses in response preparedness mean remote Arctic communities face an almost certain environmental catastrophe in the event of an Arctic shipping oil spill, reports released by WWF-Canada today reveal. The research uncovered major issues with the state and availability of oil-spill response equipment, limited training resources and unreliable communications […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201748 Views

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Learn about bear safety this weekend in Canmore

Apr 06, 2017 Alberta families will have hands-on opportunities to hone their bear spraying technique this weekend at Kananaskis Bear Day. Alberta Parks and Bow Valley WildSmart are hosting a family-friendly event on bear safety, education, ecology and management. The fifth annual event takes place on April 8 at the Canmore Nordic Centre and coincides […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201727 Views

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We love the Mountain. let’s support UNESCO status for Mount Royal.” – Citizen mobilization campaign in support of Mount Royal’s bid for UNESCO status

MONTREAL, April 5, 2017 – Les amis de la montagne announced the launch of We love the Mountain. Let’s support UNESCO status for Mount Royal, a citizen mobilization campaign that allows those who love the mountain and recognize its exceptional value to sign a letter of support at www.montroyalUNESCO.ca. The purpose of this campaign is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201744 Views

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Expert Panel Report Calls for Broad Changes in Federal Environmental Assessment Law

April 06, 2017 (Ottawa) The public’s desire for a dramatic reworking of Canada’s environmental assessment law is clearly reflected in the report of the Expert Panel commissioned by federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, released yesterday. “The Trudeau government committed to restore the credibility of the environmental assessment process, and the Expert Panel […]

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Minnesota House wants oil pipeline to skirt regulator – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 6, 2017  By Brian Edwards THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Republican lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that would allow a Canadian energy company to bypass regulatory hurdles and build a $7.5 billion replacement for an existing oil pipeline in Minnesota. It was part of a larger jobs and energy bill that […]

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Funding reduces reliance on diesel power

VICTORIA – B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund is providing more than $750,000 to nine First Nation clean-energy projects that will explore alternative energy sources and help remote Aboriginal communities reduce their reliance on diesel power generation. The largest project is a 350-kilowatt run-of-river hydroelectricity facility in the Wuikinuxv First Nation traditional territory on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201772 Views

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Heiltsuk First Nation says oil spill underlines lack of federal commitment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 6, 2017 VANCOUVER _ The federal government is harshly criticized in a report from a British Columbia First Nation into the sinking of a tug in the waters off the renowned Great Bear Rainforest last year. The Heiltsuk First Nation report says failures in Canada’s emergency response measures were evident within hours […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201751 Views

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Earth Days are Back! – City of Mississauga

Apr 06, 2017 The City of Mississauga is celebrating Earth Days 2017 with a series of themed events happening across the city. Media are invited to the Earth Days media launch event on Tuesday, April 18. At the launch event, in partnership with Ecosource, participants will take part in Ecosource’s Travelling the Credit River: Stories […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201747 Views

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Toronto based Luminato Festival announces its 2017 lineup – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 6, 2017  TORONTO – Artistic works from a vast spectrum of homegrown and international artists will share the spotlight at the upcoming Luminato Festival. The Toronto-based multi-arts festival has unveiled its 2017 lineup, the first programmed by new artistic director Josephine Ridge and led by CEO Anthony Sargent. Luminato […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201740 Views

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Red Cross called in to help 4 flooded-out Manitoba First Nations – CBC

Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation latest community affected by flooding Apr 05, 2017 The Canadian Red Cross has been called in to help another group of residents from a flooded-out Manitoba First Nation. The Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation in southwestern Manitoba is the latest community in the province to be affected by floodwaters coming from the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201727 Views

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WWF: Canada’s Last Ice Area cited as a potential World Heritage site

OTTAWA – A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, has identified seven globally significant marine sites in the Arctic Ocean — including two in Canada — that warrant protection and could qualify for World Heritage […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201718 Views

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