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Report: B.C. leads efforts to reduce, recycle waste, but targets remain elusive

February 5, 2019, Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – British Columbians are among the best in Canada at reducing solid waste and diverting materials to recycling and compost facilities, according to a new Vancity report. But a detailed analysis of municipal, provincial and national data reveals that while B.C. industries, businesses and individuals are taking steps […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201943 Views

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Pacific Salmon Foundation: Nass Salmon Data Live in the Pacific Salmon Explorer

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has collaborated with the Nisga’a, Gitanyow, and Gitxsan First Nations, LGL Limited, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to bring together the best available data for describing the dynamics and characteristics of all genetically, ecologically, and geographically distinct populations of salmon (known as Conservation Units under Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201941 Views

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WCEL: Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report highlights financial risks for Canadians after Trans Mountain purchase

Press Release VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – A new report released by Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer challenges proponents’ claims about the financial benefits of the Trans Mountain pipeline, says West Coast Environmental Law. The report emphasizes that delays in construction could significantly reduce the value of Trans Mountain, and shows that claims […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201952 Views

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More public consultation needed for Caribou Recovery Program – Energeticcity.ca

February 3, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A number of residents came out on Saturday to the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre for the Northern B.C. Caribou Closures Town Hall. This Town Hall was hosted by M.P. Bob Zimmer in response to the lack of public consultation from the Provincial Government on the Caribou […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 201937 Views

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Canada Goose Launches New Social Entrepreneurship Program

Feb 01, 2019 First of its kind program showcases Inuit craftsmanship on global scale; donates 100% of Proceeds to Inuit Communities in Canada TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2019  – Canada Goose (NYSE/TSX: GOOS) today announced the launch of its new social entrepreneurship project for Canada’s North — Project Atigi.  The first of its kind in Canada, Project […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201997 Views

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Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Makkovik Area

February 1, 2019 Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for Makkovik Area Residents are cautioned about two polar bears reported in Makkovik in the vicinity of the town dump. Conservation Officers are currently working to control the situation. Residents who live in areas where polar bears have been known to frequent are encouraged to take […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201942 Views

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Two new sewage trucks to arrive in Nunavut community next week – Nunatsiaq News

February 1, 2019 The Hamlet of Baker Lake says it’s maintaining basic services in the community of 2,000 while it waits for two new sewage trucks set to arrive from the Northwest Territories next week. The Kivalliq hamlet’s six-bay garage was mostly destroyed in an early morning fire on Jan. 29, along with the fleet […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201935 Views

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Government of Canada, Indigenous Groups and Partners Finalize Action Plan to protect Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site

Action Plan to protect Wood Buffalo submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre February 1, 2019   Ottawa, Ontario        Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is working with Canadians to ensure the ongoing protection of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201989 Views

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First Nation has close to $50M invested in cannabis industry | APTN Face To Face

Credits: APTN News Published on Jan 16, 2019 It was only a few years ago that Opaskwayak Cree Nation was near bankruptcy and third-party management. Now, the northern Manitoba First Nation is the largest shareholder in Canada’s largest private cannabis retail operator. OCN Chief Christian Sinclair has been called the “kingpin of the pot industry” […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 2019207 Views

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Updated: Nunavik teen found dead outside on Sunday – Nunatsiaq News

31 January, 2019 Salluit residents say 15-year-old died from exposure A teenage girl died in Salluit on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Kativik Regional Police Force confirmed she was found outside at around 4:30 p.m. Police wouldn’t provide other details. But community members say the girl, aged 15, was found beneath a house and appears to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201951 Views

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Nunavut Parks Program Public Consultations

January 30, 2019 Nunavut Parks and Special Places Division will be hosting consultation meetings in Iqaluit to present the Draft Nunavut Parks Program, to ensure our natural and cultural heritage is protected, enjoyed and appreciated. Anyone who would like to learn about the program and provide input and guidance is encouraged to attend. The community […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201929 Views

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Contentious salmon stocking plan can’t happen without First Nations support: scientist – CBC

Jan 31, 2019 ‘It is integral that First Nations agree,’ says UNB scientist A University of New Brunswick scientist working on a contentious Miramichi salmon stocking program admits it cannot proceed without backing of First Nations groups. And there appears little likelihood of that happening, with Eel Ground Chief George Ginnish calling it a “non-starter.” CAST, which […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201931 Views

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Canadian indigenous groups urge halt to marine traffic until sea health is studied – CTV News

January 30, 2019 VANCOUVER — Indigenous groups in Canada and the United States are calling for a study of how human activity has degraded the waters off British Columbia’s coast before any new vessel traffic is allowed in the area where port and pipeline activities are on the rise. Members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201933 Views

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City of Saskatoon: Family Fun February – Activities, events, and promotions for youth and families!

January 30, 2019 February school break makes for a wonderful time to enjoy winter activities and create family memories.  If you’re planning a staycation while your kids are home from school, you’re in luck because the City has a variety of free winter activities and events happening this February. Winter Play Program For ages 2 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201937 Views

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Canadians invited to help shape the future of national parks in the Rocky Mountain region

January 30, 2019                             Calgary, Alberta                   Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. The national parks of the Rocky Mountain region hold special places […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201990 Views

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Bighorn Country public info sessions restart

Government has rescheduled four public information sessions on the Bighorn Country proposal for Feb. 1 – 4. In order to ensure Albertans have information on the proposed mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region, public information sessions are now scheduled for Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Red Deer and Sundre. Participants will have the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201947 Views

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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Economic Development

Ontario Investing in Indigenous Economic Development Ontario is working with Indigenous communities to create lasting economic prosperity for Indigenous people and communities. Today the province announced $27.5 million in funding for programs that support economic development for Indigenous people. The programs support training, job creation community infrastructure, and consultation capacity in communities, making a real […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 201952 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in British Columbia

January 29, 2019                  Vancouver, British Columbia                  Natural Resources Canada A changing climate is among the great global challenges of our time. The Government of Canada recognizes the significant impacts of climate change and continues to support research on adaptation and climate resilience. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201939 Views

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Protecting Calgary from future floods

Jan 29, 2019 The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) is another step closer to construction after the province acquired 188 hectares (465 acres) of land needed for the project. The Government of Alberta has reached an agreement with the Robinson family in Springbank and has now acquired roughly 20 per cent of the land required to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201949 Views

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BC Government: Six more communities to receive emergency social services funding

Jan. 29, 2019 Six more communities to receive emergency social services funding VICTORIA – Another six communities have been approved to receive a share of approximately $3 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support emergency social services. In December 2018, 25 communities were approved for Emergency Social Services (ESS) funding under the second intake […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201935 Views

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Point Pelee’s cull needed to keep a balanced ecosystem – CBC

Jan 29, 2019 This year they reduced the deer population by 50 Point Pelee National Park closed between January 10 and 26 for a deer cull to reduce the population by 50. The deer population was estimated at 120 before the cull, up from 103 last January, according to Tammy Dobbie, the park’s ecologist. The park works […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 201937 Views

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Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton to Speak at 2019 COFI Convention

January 28, 2019 Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, to speak at its annual convention. This year’s event, one of the largest annual gatherings of the forest sector in Canada, will take place from […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201942 Views

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We’re not convinced:’ Draft plan to restore Wood Buffalo National Park panned – Fort McMurray Today

January 28, 2019 The draft for a federal plan to restore Canada’s largest national park suggests Ottawa is unlikely to ease international concerns about threats posed to its status as a World Heritage site, say environmental groups and First Nations. “If this is all we’ve got to save the park, we don’t have a very […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201943 Views

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Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project — Participant Funding Available

January 28, 2019 — 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 for the proposed Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project, located northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Funding is available for eligible individuals and groups […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201942 Views

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U of Waterloo: New report sets climate tests for project assessments

January 28, 2019 A new report by climate and assessment experts has developed a set of tests that could help determine whether federal projects support Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. The Paris to Projects report was authored by experts from the universities of Waterloo, Dalhousie, Concordia as well as the Quebec Centre for Environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201951 Views

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Tensions rise over pipeline project following truce between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and RCMP – Straight.com

January 27th, 2019 Over the past few days, some Indigenous people have been raising concerns over the impact of preparatory work being done for the Coastal Gaslink pipeline project. The Unist’ot’en Camp Twitter feed has alleged that Wet’suwet’en people have been denied access to their traplines by Coastal Gaslink contractors. The company, on the other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201969 Views

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Argonaut Gold Receives Federal Government Approval of Magino Environmental Assessment

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2019  – Argonaut Gold Inc.(TSX: AR) (the “Company”, “Argonaut Gold” or “Argonaut”) is pleased to announce it has received a positive Decision Statement for the Environmental Assessment (“EA”) under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for its 100%-owned Magino Project (“Magino Project”, “Magino” or the “Project”) from the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201936 Views

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Wildfire evacuations have unique impacts on Indigenous communities: study – CBC

Jan 27, 2019 Study says culturally appropriate response vital for Indigenous evacuees When wildfires spread they can have devastating impacts — forcing people to leave their homes and belongings — and new research says the effects may be even greater for Indigenous communities. The study, published in the February 2019 volume of the International Journal of Disaster Risk […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201949 Views

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First Nation Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC and Indigenous Services Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding

First Nation Housing & Infrastructure Council of BC and Indigenous Services Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding January 25, 2019/Vancouver, BC: First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Council of British Columbia (HIC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) have signed a co-developed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to collaborative development of a housing and infrastructure […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201959 Views

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Government of Canada invests in Waterton Lakes National Park Post-Kenow Wildfire Recovery

Funding will assist recovery from wildfire damages and ensure continued high-quality visitor experiences January 25, 2019                                 Calgary, AB                        Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and restoring our national parks and encourages Canadians to connect with nature and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201956 Views

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

January 25, 2019                        St. Andrews, Manitoba                     Parks Canada Agency The management plan for Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site was recently tabled in Parliament. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201946 Views

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Application 1890343 Revised Notice of Scheduling of Hearing – Fishing Lake Métis Settlement

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing of application 1890343 at the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement near Sputinow, Alberta, starting on June 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. All parties must be present to register at the start of the hearing. The hearing will be webcast at www.meetview.com/aer. The AER issued a notice […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201954 Views

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First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

Jan 24, 2019 CALGARY — Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Alberta Wilderness Association and David Suzuki Foundation, have filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change for her failure to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in northeastern […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201947 Views

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Magino Gold Project — Environmental Assessment Decision

January 24, 2019 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the environment and our natural heritage while growing our economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Magino Gold Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are taken into […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201939 Views

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Canada’s Biosphere Reserves and the Pathway to Canada Target 1

Credits: CCUNESCO Published on Jan 23, 2019 Canada’s 18 UNESCO biosphere reserves are supporting the Pathway to Canada Target 1, helping to protect and conserve biodiversity across the country while building and reconciling the relationships the are critical for doing this important work together.

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2019298 Views

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Media Advisory: Premier Ball to Announce Investments to Support Climate Change Initiatives

January 24, 2019 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will announce programs and funding to increase energy efficiency and promote a low carbon economy tomorrow (Friday, January 25). Premier Ball will be joined by the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, Government of Canada; the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201954 Views

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BC Government: New agricultural rules will better protect human health, environment

Jan. 23, 2019 New agricultural rules will better protect human health, environment VICTORIA – New rules for agricultural waste management will better protect B.C.’s water and provide more clarity for the agricultural sector. Effective Feb. 28, 2019, a new regulation for Agricultural Environmental Management will replace the outdated Agricultural Waste Control Regulation. It will enhance […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 201937 Views

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Group led by Irving, Cooke not giving up on Miramichi salmon stocking program – CBC

CAST proposal stalled in 2017, 2018 amid DFO concerns Jan 24, 2019 Proponents of a plan to stock adult salmon in the Miramichi River will make another attempt this year to win approval for the project from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. CAST, which stands for Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow, is a New […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201940 Views

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UBCIC: Open letter urges federal and provincial governments to suspend construction of Site C dam

23 January 2019 Open letter urges federal and provincial governments to suspend construction of Site C dam: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan can’t ignore recommendations of United Nations anti-racism committee A new statement from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has underlined the urgency of immediately suspending construction […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201957 Views

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Telephone town hall for Bighorn Country

Jan 23, 2019 Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips is hosting a fourth telephone town hall to consult Albertans on the Bighorn Country proposal. The Government of Alberta has proposed a mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region that would preserve natural landscapes while creating new opportunities for economic development, tourism and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201962 Views

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National Watershed Research Project Announced by Four Rivers Environmental – Net Newsledger

January 23, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Environment – Four Rivers Environmental Services Group (Four Rivers) have announced they will be working with the Matawa member First Nations on a national watershed research project as part of a first step in increasing capacity to actively steward over 300,000 square kilometres of watersheds within their traditional homelands […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201936 Views

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Protesters block downtown Edmonton intersection to support B.C. First Nation’s land rights – Globalnews.ca

Drummers and dancers shut down traffic at Jasper Avenue and 104 Street in Edmonton on Tuesday evening as they performed a round dance meant to show support for the We’suwet’en First Nation in northern B.C., members of which were involved in a blockade meant to stop work on a gas pipeline earlier this month. Dozens […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201961 Views

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B.C. files NEB argument on Trans Mountain expansion project

Jan. 22, 2019 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has filed its final argument to ensure the interests of British Columbians are represented in the National Energy Board’s (NEB) reconsideration of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. In its position as an intervener in this new NEB review, the Province’s focus remains on defending […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201939 Views

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LNG pipeline dividing First Nations’ opinions

Credits: CBC News Published on Jan 9, 2019 An LNG pipeline is dividing First Nations’ opinions in B.C. There is a lot at play in the debate over the Wet’suwet’en Nation fight to keep Coastal GasLink off its land.

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2019303 Views

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Matawa group conducts watershed stewardship study – Tbnewswatch.com

Research offers potential to “decolonize water science.” THUNDER BAY — The nine First Nations of the Matawa Tribal Council will participate in a research project aimed at increasing their capacity to manage over 300,000 square kilometres of watershed within their traditional homelands. The announcement was made Monday by Four Rivers Environmental Services Group, operated by Matawa First […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201943 Views

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IPCC authors urge NEB to consider climate impacts of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – National Observer

January 21, 2019 A pair of experts on global warming have thrown their support behind a new legal motion urging the National Energy Board to consider all climate-related impacts from the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline and tanker expansion in its latest review of the project. The motion was filed on Monday by environmental group […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201957 Views

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Media advisory: Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, to announce education and water infrastructure projects in Barriere Lake

Barriere Lake, Algonquin Territory, Quebec — Please be advised that Dan Vandal, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, will announce funding for two community infrastructure projects in Barriere Lake. Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. (EST) Where: Centre de santé Réserve Indienne de Lac-Rapide, Depot-Forbes, QC Contacts For more information (media […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201972 Views

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New Strait of Belle Isle Ferry to Begin Service Early

January 22, 2019 Labrador Marine Inc.’s MV Qajaq W, the ferry formerly known as MV Grete, will begin transporting passengers and vehicles across the Strait of Belle Isle later this month, approximately two months earlier than expected. The ferry arrived in St. John’s on Sunday morning and departs for St. Barbe on Wednesday. The eight-year-old […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201956 Views

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British Columbians view natural environment and climate as key to quality of life in BC, support strong penalties including jail time for polluters

Jan 22, 2019 Poll commissioned by the Real Estate Foundation of BC gauges British Columbians’ attitudes on land use, sustainability, and rural planning. VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2019 – Today, the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) shared the results from a public opinion poll it commissioned on British Columbians’ views on land use, sustainability and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201987 Views

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Canadian musicians sign letter backing opponents of Coastal GasLink pipeline – The Globe and Mail

January 21, 2019 A group led by Canadian musicians has issued an open letter to back hereditary chiefs fighting against a natural gas pipeline project in the B.C. Interior – taking sides in the complex dispute between Indigenous protesters and TransCanada Corp. The open letter comes two weeks after the RCMP arrested 14 protesters on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201939 Views

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