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Government of Yukon, Vuntut Gwitchin Government and Gwich’in Tribal Council urge protection of Porcupine caribou herd

November 3, 2017 Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Vuntut Gwitchin Deputy Chief Esau Schafer and Gwich’in Tribal Council President Bobbi-Jo Greenland Morgan are urging the protection of the Porcupine caribou herd and their calving grounds. Opening the Alaskan coastal plain to commercial development will have a severely detrimental impact on the herd. The Gwich’in Peoples have […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201730 Views

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Assembly of First Nations to have seat at international climate change conference for first time – CBC

Indigenous groups gathering from around the world for United Nations Climate Change Conference in Germany Nov 04, 2017 The Assembly of First Nations will participate as an official delegate for the first time in a major international climate change conference happening next week in Europe. Indigenous groups from around the world will gather in Bonn, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201733 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says First Nations Must be Fully Involved in the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says First Nations Must be Fully Involved in the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment November 3, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, along with a delegation including Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart and Grand Chief Edward John of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201797 Views

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Canadian environment ministers chart progress of actions on climate change and air quality

November 3, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia The Government of Canada is committed to working with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners to ensure clean air, clean water and clean soil for Canadians; to fight climate change; and to build a stronger, more sustainable economy. Today, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, participated in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201735 Views

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KRG Press Release: Inauguration of Parc national Tursujuq

Kuujjuaq, Québec, November 1, 2017 – Parc national Tursujuq was inaugurated during a ceremony organized on October 27 at the park visitor pavilion in Umiujaq. In attendance were the Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Jennifer Munick, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi–Témiscamingue […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2017113 Views

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Review: Arthur Manuel’s The Reconciliation Manifesto and Lee Maracle’s My Conversations With Canadians – The Globe and Mail

The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy By Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson Lorimer, 312 pages, $22.95 My Conversations With Canadians By Lee Maracle BookThug, 155 pages, $20 Arthur Manuel, Secwepemc Nation from Neskonlith Reserve, died on Jan. 11, 2017, at the age of 66. Manuel was a tireless advocate for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201771 Views

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Fish farm protesters light sacred fire at B.C. legislature; protect wild salmon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Protesters opposed to salmon farms on Vancouver Island lit a ceremonial fire near the front steps of British Columbia’s legislature and called on the provincial and federal governments to protect wild salmon by getting rid of fish farms. Hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201730 Views

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GNU: Fox suspected to have rabies near Rankin Inlet mine site

November 02, 2017 The Department of Health is advising Rankin Inlet residents and local mine workers to be aware of rabies following a suspected case of the disease in a fox near the Meliadine Gold Mine this week. The fox has been sent for testing. There are a significant number of foxes in the area. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201759 Views

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James Bay Lithium Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

November 2, 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 James Bay Lithium Mine Project located approximately 100 kilometers east of James Bay and the Eastmain Cree Village, Quebec. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201739 Views

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WWF: Coast Guard, communities and governments come together to improve Arctic oil spill response

November 01, 2017 WWF-Canada and northern coastal community members will host representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and members of B.C. First Nations and Alaskan Tribes this week to discuss how to improve oil spill response capacity in the North. Following the release of several WWF-Canada reports in March 2017 detailing the state […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201742 Views

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New enclosures will protect vulnerable young caribou

VICTORIA – One of British Columbia’s most threatened wildlife species will get additional protection from predators this spring with the installation of a “maternal pen” on conservation lands owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. With fewer than a dozen individuals remaining of the South Selkirk mountain caribou, urgent interventions are required to give the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201765 Views

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Climate change causes uncertain effects for Arctic caribou – Folio

New research suggests varied responses to climate change for caribou populations. Climate change will have uncertain but widespread effects for northern caribou in the entire circumpolar region, say University of Alberta biologists. After conducting a comprehensive review of current literature on both observed and predicted effects of climate change on caribou in the circumpolar Arctic, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201747 Views

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New Provincial Park in Saskatchewan’s Porcupine Hills Area

November 1, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan is announcing the creation of a new park in the Porcupine Hills area, the second new provincial park created in the last five years. The Porcupine Hills area, located southeast of the Town of Hudson Bay, boasts great camping and fishing.  Snowmobiling and other winter activities are popular […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201760 Views

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After six year wait, Lake St. Martin flood victims get keys to their new homes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017  LAKE ST. MARTIN, Man. _ After enduring a six-year wait, about 30 families are set to return home today to the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba. They will get the keys to their new homes on the reserve, which was ravaged by floods back in 2011, forcing the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201727 Views

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Assessment says dam best way to prevent floods in Calgary in the future – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017  CALGARY _ It’s the major plan to prevent massive flooding in Calgary going forward, and now a provincial assessment of the Springbank Dam says it’s the best option financially and environmentally. Heavy rain over two days in 2013 overwhelmed river systems in southern Alberta and the resulting deluge wiped out […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201749 Views

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B.C. changes hunting rules to protect big game following wildfires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017 VICTORIA _ British Columbia is taking steps to protect big game animals that survived summer wildfires in the southeastern part of the province. Hunting regulations have been changed to give wildlife a better chance against hunters in areas that have been denuded of vegetation or criss-crossed by firebreaks. Motor vehicles […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201731 Views

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Canada not walking the walk on cutting greenhouse gas emissions: OECD leader – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017 TORONTO _ To an international diplomat, the irony is painful _ the country that promised action on climate change is falling behind while the country that has spurned a major treaty on the issue is making progress. That’s Canada and the United States, Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201758 Views

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Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation – Participant Funding Available

November 1, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201761 Views

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BCUC Delivers Final Site C Inquiry Report to Provincial Government and the Public

November 1, 2017 Vancouver – The British Columbia Utilities Commission has completed its inquiry examining the impact on BC Hydro ratepayers associated with continuing, suspending or terminating the Site C project. The Site C Inquiry Panel received 620 written submissions, and heard from 304 speakers during 11 Community Input Sessions throughout the province. In addition, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201754 Views

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AER Bulletin 2017-19: New Authorizations Process to Implement the Alberta Wetland Policy

New Authorizations Process to Implement the Alberta Wetland Policy Nov 01, 2017 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is responsible for ensuring that oil and gas activities comply with the Alberta Wetland Policy. The goal of the policy is to conserve, restore, protect, and manage Alberta’s wetlands to sustain the benefits they provide to the environment, society, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201777 Views

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Site C dam not within budget, could cost more than $10B: utilities commission – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The $8.3-billion Site C dam is unlikely to be completed by 2024 and could end up costing 20 to 50 per cent more than has been budgeted for the project, the British Columbia Utilities Commission concludes in a final report on the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201747 Views

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New David Suzuki Foundation CEO ready to seek legal right to healthy environment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017 11:37 VANCOUVER _ A former official with an international humanitarian group is the new chief executive officer of the David Suzuki Foundation. Stephen Cornish says he is honoured to play a part in what he calls an iconic Canadian organization that raises awareness about pollution and climate change. Cornish served as the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201746 Views

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New maps highlight ongoing habitat destruction in threatened caribou ranges

October 31, 2017 Federal government report illustrates increased disturbance in more than half of caribou ranges since release of recovery strategy TORONTO — Today the federal government reported that the quality of caribou habitat continues to decline across Canada. The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature and Alberta Wilderness Association have identified critical habitat destruction “hot spots” […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201746 Views

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AER Notice of Application – Grassy Mountain Coal Project

Notice of Application CCA Applications No. 1844520 and 1902073 EPEA Application No. 001-403427 WA Applications No. 001-00403428, 001-00403429, 001-00403430 and 001-00403431 PLA Applications No. MSL160757, MSL160758, LOC160841, LOC160842 and LOC970943 Benga Mining Limited Grassy Mountain Coal Project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received updated Coal Conservation Act (CCA)Applications No. 1844520 and 1902073; Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 001-403427; Water Act (WA) Applications […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201748 Views

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Auditor General NS – Nov. 1, Performance Audit Report Released

Auditor General Michael Pickup issued his 2017 environment-related performance audit report today, Nov. 1. The report contains four chapters. Chapter four: Environmental Assessments: in examining Nova Scotia Environment’s environmental assessment process, the report notes that: from 2013 to 2016, the department approved almost all projects (53 of 54) presented for an environmental assessment. For the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201732 Views

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Nova Scotia ‘failing’ on environmental project monitoring, auditor general says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Nova Scotia does not monitor many industrial projects to see if they comply with their environmental terms, the province’s auditor general says. In a report released Wednesday, Michael Pickup said the Environment Department approved 53 of 54 project applications between 2013 and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201732 Views

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The Government of Canada releases five-year report on the progress of recovery-strategy implementation for boreal caribou

October 31, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario In the boreal forest, the environment and the economy are linked: all stakeholders have a part in protecting it. Our government is committed to conserving wildlife habitat and protecting species at risk in this vast swath of Canadian forest. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201743 Views

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BR Derelict Vessels – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 31, 2017 OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has taken action to stop people from dumping rotten old vessels into Canadian waters. Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s new Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act, was introduced yesterday in the House of Commons. It would make it illegal to abandon boats, while […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201733 Views

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Site C review is nearing completion – BC Government

October 30, 2017 VICTORIA – The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is expected to release its final report on the Site C review on Nov. 1, 2017. The final report will be posted to the BCUC website. On Aug. 2, 2017, the Province directed the BCUC to undertake a review of the Site C project, and to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201754 Views

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Autumn Peltier vows to protect water even if she doesn’t win international award – APTN

October 29, 2017 For 13-year-old Autumn Peltier winning an international award would be nice but if she doesn’t it’s not going to change her future. “Even if I don’t win, I’m still going to continue with my work for years to come,” said Peltier of the International Children’s Peace Prize. Peltier is best known for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201760 Views

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Public Feedback Requested on Draft Woodland Caribou Range Plan – Saskachewan Government

October 30, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for public feedback on a draft range plan for woodland caribou in the central portion of the province’s Boreal Plain. “We have worked with industry, conservation stakeholders, First Nations and Métis representatives, and other stakeholders on this plan,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “Saskatchewan’s goal is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201742 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nation considers hunting limits to protect moose – CBC

Several First Nations have stopped welcoming visiting Indigenous hunters into their territory Oct 29, 2017 Hunters and Gatherers is series looking at hunting and fishing in northern Ontario, how Indigenous rights can divide people, how some northerners find ways to share the resources and what sharing the land means for reconciliation. Charmaine Saunders got a […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201724 Views

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Canada reaches important 5% marine conservation milestone

October 28, 2017 Victoria, British Columbia – Canada’s oceans have been part of our history, our culture and our way of life from coast to coast to coast since time immemorial. Climate change and human activity are affecting our oceans and coastlines, and humanity has a duty to protect them. The Government of Canada committed to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201746 Views

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Government of Canada to release five-year report on the progress of recovery-strategy implementation for boreal caribou

Gatineau, Quebec – October 27, 2017 – Media representatives are advised that Environment and Climate Change Canada will hold a technical briefing on the release of the five-year report regarding the progress of the recovery-strategy implementation for the boreal caribou. The report will highlight federal, provincial, and territorial progress in implementing the 2012 recovery strategy. Event: Technical Briefing Date: Tuesday, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201784 Views

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Premier Pallister puts Manitoba wetlands at the heart of Climate and Green Plan – Ducks Unlimited Canada

October 27, 2017 New protection will deliver environmental benefits for all Manitobans October 27, 2017, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba – Premier Brian Pallister today announced the “Made in Manitoba Climate and Green Plan,” which includes important investments in wetlands. The plan is an encouraging step that Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) hopes will lead to legislation […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2017137 Views

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Manitoba Unveils Climate and Green Plan

October 27, 2017 Made-in-Manitoba Plan to Address Climate Change will Protect the Environment, Grow the Economy: Pallister The provincial government released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan today, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201751 Views

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CAST: Wild Atlantic Salmon at a Crossroad

FREDERICTON, Oct 26, 2017 – In May 2015, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) approved the collection of wild Atlantic salmon smolt as part of the CAST (Collaborative Atlantic Salmon for Tomorrow) research initiative. This “head start” research program at the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA) hatchery was an experiment to learn if holding small salmon until they […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201744 Views

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Working together to establish a national park reserve in South Okanagan

October 27, 2017 OSOYOOS – With rolling hills and sweeping valleys, the South Okanagan offers a stunning landscape ranging from near-desert to rich forests of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir that support an incredible range of rare animals and plants. The South Okanagan is one of Canada’s most unique habitats and has sustained Syilx/Okanagan communities […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201754 Views

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Plans for a park reserve in southern B.C. revived by First Nations, B.C., Ottawa – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 27, 2017 OSOYOOS, B.C. _ The federal and British Columbia governments as well as members of the Okanagan Nation have agreed to resume work to establish a new national park reserve in the south Okanagan. Plans for the park have been under discussion for almost 15 years but little has been done […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201765 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard: Multi-agency maritime disaster training completed

Salt Spring Island, BC – Ensuring Canada is prepared to respond to a major incident in our waters is an integral part of  keeping Canadians safe and protecting our marine environment and coastal communities. The Gulf Islands were the site of a simulated ferry evacuation yesterday, with the Joint Task Force (Pacific) (JTFP) of the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201748 Views

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Application 1900121 Notice of Application – Husky McMullen Willow Creek Thermal Project

Notice of Application OSCA Application No. 1900121 EPEA Application No. 001-00402887 Husky Oil Operations Limited Husky McMullen Willow Creek Thermal Project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1900121 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 001-00402887. This notice sets out the deadline for filing a statement of concern under the section “How to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201746 Views

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Alberta Energy Regulator OKs Suncor’s plan for managing tailings ponds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 26, 2017 CALGARY _ Alberta’s energy regulator has approved an oilsands giant’s plan to manage its vast tailings ponds. The regulator released its decision on Suncor Energy’s (TSX:SU)Millennium mine today. The approval contains concerns about the length of time the company will take to remediate the ponds. The regulator has added research, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201741 Views

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Call for proposals: funding available to manage urban deer

October 25, 2017 The B.C. government is providing up to $100,000 to local governments and First Nations communities to help fund urban deer management projects under the 2017-18 Provincial Urban Deer Cost-share Program. Communities and First Nations involved in urban deer activities or research into population control methods are invited to submit a funding application […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201730 Views

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Nunatukavut Marine Conservation/Protected Areas Meetings

October 25, 2017 In 2016, the Government of Canada announced a plan to increase the amount of protected marine and coastal areas to 5% by 2017 and to 10% by 2020. NCC staff are hosting a series of meetings to provide information on this federal plan and to engage NunatuKavut members on the protection of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201741 Views

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GNT: Liard River Ferry Notice

Fort Simpson (October 25, 2017 ) – The Department of Infrastructure (INF) advises that, due to low water levels, the Liard River ferry could close in 78 hours or sooner.  INF will continue to monitor water levels on a daily basis and will advise drivers should conditions change. The public is encouraged to visit the INF website or Twitter, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201737 Views

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Province Responds to Auditor General’s Report on Managing Climate Change

October 25, 2017 Report Indicates Inaction, Under Reporting and Insignificant Progress on Emissions Reductions by Previous Government: Squires Earlier today, the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) released its report on the provincial government’s lack of action and poor management of climate change under the previous administration, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires said today, adding […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201734 Views

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OAGMB: Better management of climate change initiatives needed

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Auditor General Norm Ricard today released his report Managing Climate Change. The audit examined whether the Department of Sustainable Development (the Department) was adequately leading the province’s response to climate change. This is a follow up to the Auditor General’s 2010 report on managing climate change. “Our audit found that there continue […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201760 Views

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Media Advisory: The Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia alongside the three Southern Communities of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation to make announcement on protecting lands in the South Okanagan

October 25, 2017   Osoyoos, British Columbia    Parks Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, the Honourable George Heyman, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Chief Clarence Louie, representing the three Southern Communities of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation, will be in Osoyoos, British Columbia, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201780 Views

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Quebecois NGOs and Citizen’s Groups Mark the (hashtag)DivestTheGlobe International Day of Action

Octobre 23, 2017 (MONTRÉAL) — Today, the Indigenous organisation ‘Mazaska Talks’* invited First Nations communities and their allies around the world to join a series of mass global actions from October 23rd to 25th to warn banks and financial institutions that continuing to fund climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201743 Views

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IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC – Expert Review of the First Order Draft and start of the Third Lead Author Meeting

MALMӦ, Oct 23 – Nearly 500 experts from around the world took part in the recent review of the First Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15). At a meeting in Malmö, Sweden, this week, the authors will work on addressing nearly 13,000 comments from […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201764 Views

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