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Fire Bulletin #10 – Government of MB

September 08, 2017 Fire Suppression Holding Steady on Northern Fires Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions continue, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province.  Fire crews and water bombers from Ontario continue to support Manitoba’s wildfire suppression efforts and […]

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Statement by Environmental Defence’s Patrick DeRochie on TransCanada’s request to suspend the Energy East pipeline review

September 08, 2017 Toronto, Ont. – It seems that TransCanada finally realizes that Energy East is nothing more than a pipe dream. The project is incompatible with Canada’s climate commitments, makes no economic sense in a carbon constrained world, and faces too much opposition from Canadians and First Nations to ever get built. The suspension […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2017275 Views

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Crews struggle with southeastern B.C. wildfires as conditions ease elsewhere – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 8, 2017 CRANBROOK, B.C. _ The BC Wildfire Service says the unprecedented, aggressive behaviour of three blazes in southeastern British Columbia has forced firefighting crews to withdraw from the area. Fire information officer Karlie Shaughnessy says a grouping of three smaller fires in the Flathead area east of Cranbrook is not threatening […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017163 Views

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Indigenous protesters build tiny homes in path of Trans Mountain pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 CHASE, B.C. _ First Nations protesters in British Columbia are planning to place tiny homes directly in the path of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, an idea drawn from an influential Indigenous movement in the United States. Activists say the houses are symbols of sustainability in the face of what […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017147 Views

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Media Advisory – Streaming of IPCC press conference following the 46th Session of the IPCC

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 8, 2017 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Montreal, Canada to agree on the outlines of the Working Group contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report among other things. After the meeting on 10 September 2017, there will be a press conference to discuss the approved outlines and other results […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 201794 Views

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BR Mba Forest Fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 8, 2017  WINNIPEG – Indigenous leaders are calling on the Manitoba government to declare a state of emergency and free up more hotel rooms for people who have fled northern forest fires. Chief Dino Flett of Garden Hill First Nation says evacuees who are sleeping in rows of cots […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 201768 Views

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Introducing the Indigenous Guardians Toolkit

The Indigenous Guardians Toolkit offers an extensive online resource for everything related to Indigenous Guardian programs, and a platform for sharing and connecting with others. Coastal Guardian Watchmen are the eyes and ears of BC’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii, but many Indigenous Guardian programs fulfill a similar role in their own homelands […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201787 Views

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Media Advisory – Tabling of the 2017 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Ottawa, 6 September 2017—The 2017 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 3 October 2017. Media lock-up: Journalists accredited by the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery are invited to attend the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s media lock-up to be held Tuesday, 3 October 2017, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017176 Views

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Government of Canada announces additional measures to protect our coasts

Today’s investments are part of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan Vancouver, British Columbia – Protecting the marine environment and the safety of mariners, fishers, recreational boaters and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways is of paramount importance to the Government of Canada. Last November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan. This national […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017128 Views

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Dogwood BC: Kinder Morgan already off-track for fall construction

Scheduled piping in Abbotsford, B.C. did not begin today STO:LO TERRITORY — It’s back-to-school day around the province, including at Sandy Hill Elementary in Abbotsford. Meanwhile, just blocks away from the quiet Fraser Valley neighbourhood school, construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project did not begin. “Direct piping” was scheduled to start on September […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201762 Views

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Native American Venture Fund Joins Climate Change Leaders to Discuss Offsets and Carbon Credit Transactions Within the California Market

Learn How Native America May Become the Single Largest Producer of Carbon Offsets with California’s Cap and Trade Marketplace SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Global climate change is a widespread and growing concern that has led to extensive international discussions and negotiations. Responses to this concern have focused on reducing emissions of greenhouse […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201793 Views

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IRC To Assess Natural Gas Development Potential In Beaufort Delta Region

September 06, 2017 The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) has announced an investment of $467,200 to support a feasibility study led by Inuvialuit Regional Corporation that will assess the potential for natural gas development in the Beaufort Delta region. IRC seeks to lower living costs for local residents and businesses by securing a regional energy source to replace diesel. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201790 Views

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Environmental necessities will decide how Industrial Avenue berm completed – Medicine Hat News

September 7, 2017 Construction of the new Industrial Avenue berm will be supervised by an archaeologist, and future phases could be subject to strict environmental regulations, it was revealed at council on Tuesday. As first reported in the News on Aug. 25, local firm MJB Enterprises had won a $1.23-million contract to build the first […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201756 Views

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Ojibwe man facing charges after blockade in Gaspé – APTN News

September 7, 2017 An Ojibwe man is facing a number of charges after being arrested at a blockade in Mi’gmaq territory. Freddy Stoneypoint said he was helping land protectors in eastern Québec who are trying to put a stop to oil exploration. “It’s come down, but luckily there’s a new stronghold at the river camp,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201763 Views

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First Nations will protest, but Trans Mountain pipeline a done deal, Liberals say – CBC

‘Nothing that’s happened has changed our mind that this is a good decision,’ resources minister says Sep 07, 2017 While some Indigenous activists gear up to fight expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline on the streets and in court, federal Liberal cabinet ministers say there’s no going back on their decision to approve […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201766 Views

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BR Mba Forest Fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 7, 2017 WINNIPEG – The leader of a northern Manitoba First Nation says an evacuation to escape a forest fire was a harrowing experience made harder by the lack of proper infrastructure and a quick way out. Wasagamack (wah-SAG’-ah-mack) Chief Alex McDougall says they were literally running for their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201785 Views

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Running for our lives’: Manitoba First Nations chief describes fire evacuation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The leader of a northern Manitoba First Nation says an evacuation to escape a forest fire was a harrowing experience made harder by the lack of proper infrastructure and a quick way out. “Before we knew it, we had this huge fire […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201781 Views

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Government of Canada approves the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project, subject to conditions

September 6, 2017  –  Ottawa The Windsor-Detroit gateway is the busiest commercial land border crossing between Canada and the United States. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring sufficient capacity to maintain an efficient trade corridor that can handle trade and traffic growth for the long-term, benefitting Canadians for generations to come. To that […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017137 Views

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MNCFN: Caring Together Week – Friday Night

September 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Enjoy a fun-filled evening with a Mock Archaeological Dig, Volleyball, Colour Run and finish off the night with a DJ Dance Party! White tshirts will be distributed for those participating in the Colour Run! Fabulous prizes to be won! 5:00 – 6:00 pm Supper – Popeye’s Chicken, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201765 Views

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Manitoba evacuees have suffered due to lack of support, infrastructure: Chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2017  WINNIPEG _ The Canadian Red Cross is shutting down one of two emergency shelters for Manitoba forest fire evacuees. The agency says more hotel rooms in Winnipeg are available, so the large shelter at the Winnipeg Convention Centre that was opened a week ago is to close Thursday. The remaining […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2017110 Views

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Canada hosting the 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this week in Montréal

Scientists from 195 countries to discuss next report on climate change assessment September 6, 2017 – Montréal, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada In hosting the 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Canada is demonstrating its leadership on climate change and highlighting the critical role science plays in informing government policy. Hundreds of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017118 Views

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AER: Notice of Application – Vista Coal Mine

Notice of Application CCA Applications 1896853 and 1896854 EPEA Application 003-00301345 Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. Vista Coal Mine The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received an integrated application consisting of Coal Conservation Act (CCA) applications 1896853 and 1896854 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 003-00301345 from Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201795 Views

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Minister Carr Reiterates Government’s Commitment to Pipeline Safety in Canada

September 5, 2017      Vancouver      Natural Resources Canada A strong regulatory and safety regime for pipelines is vital to the public’s confidence in pipeline projects and Canada’s ability to sustainably move our energy resources to domestic and global markets. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, said in Vancouver today that Canadians need to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017110 Views

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Governments of Canada, British Columbia meet with First Nations community leaders and Canadian Red Cross to discuss progress and next steps in B.C. wildfires response

September 5, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia Together, the governments of Canada and British Columbia continue to support the people of British Columbia and First Nations communities facing the immediate and long-term impacts of wildfires. Today the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for 2017 BC Wildfires met with members of the British Columbia […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017131 Views

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Crews battle Saskatchewan wildfires that have forces thousands from their homes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 5, 2017 19:51 By CJME, CKBI THE CANADIAN PRESS PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. _ Saskatchewan continues to pour resources into fighting wildfires near remote communities northeast of Saskatoon that have forced more than 2,400 people from their homes. The government says almost 300 firefighters are working with a fleet of helicopters to protect the Pelican […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201792 Views

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Media Advisory: Federal and provincial ministers to meet on wildfire response

September 5, 2017 Federal and British Columbia ministers will meet at the Office of the Premier of British Columbia to discuss joint efforts to respond, recover and rebuild from the devastating wildfires still affecting the province. Federal and provincial Ministers will be joined by First Nations and Canadian Red Cross representatives. There will be a […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201791 Views

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MNA: Prime Minister Trudeau dismantles INAC & Introduces Two New Departments

September 1, 2017 On Monday, August 28, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the dissolution of INAC with the creation of two new departments; the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and the Department of Indigenous Services. Carolyn Bennett will now serve as the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and former Health Minister Jane […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201781 Views

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FNLC: Time to Ground Open Net-Pen Fish Farms

September 01, 2017 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – BC must begin its transition from dangerously reckless open net-pen fish farms to the safety of land-based closed containment aquaculture. Time and time again First Nations in BC have warned the federal and provincial governments of the potentially devastating impacts open net-pen aquaculture poses to not only wild […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201761 Views

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Heading into public hearing, Nunavut, Agnico Eagle disagree over caribou – NunatsiaqOnline

September 05, 2017 Final NIRB hearing into Whale Tail gold mine project starts Sept. 19 in Baker Lake Parties planning to attend the upcoming public session on Agnico Eagle Ltd.‘s Whale Tail gold mine project near Baker Lake have plenty to read and think about between now and the public hearing set for between Sept. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201778 Views

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Forest fire evacuees from Poplar River First Nation head home – CBC

Small local airport means it will take until Thursday for the estimated 750 evacuees to make the trip Sep 05, 2017 Hundreds of people who escaped wildfires in northern Manitoba near Poplar River First Nation begin their journey home Tuesday. About 750 people were forced from their homes beginning Aug. 11 after lightning ignited a […]

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McKenna says she is ‘done’ with ‘ridiculous’ Tory language on environment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 5, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s push to get climate change action included in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement is turning into a heated domestic dispute just as it makes its debut at the official negotiating table. The NAFTA schedule obtained by The Canadian Press showed the environment […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201795 Views

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Second shelter set up in Winnipeg as wildfire evacuees worry about home – APTN

September 1, 2017 Approximately a dozen city of Winnipeg workers spent Friday morning setting up cots and laying down flooring at a Winnipeg soccer complex in preparation for nearly 700 evacuees from Manitoba’s Island Lake region. The Canadian Red Cross announced Thursday evening a second emergency evacuation centre was being set up to accommodate thousands […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017103 Views

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McKenna says she is ‘done’ with ‘ridiculous’ Tory language on environment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 4, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s push to get climate change action included in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement is turning into a heated domestic dispute just as it makes its debut at the official negotiating table. The NAFTA schedule obtained by The Canadian Press […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017167 Views

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Provincial state of emergency further extended

Sept. 1, 2017 VICTORIA – B.C.’s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of day on Sept. 15, 2017. This is the fourth time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18. The state of emergency declaration will continue […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017382 Views

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Notice of public hearing and participant funding offering for the review of Bruce Power’s licence renewal application

From Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission September 1, 2017 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and the Commission’s public hearing process for the renewal of Bruce Power’s nuclear power reactor operating […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017416 Views

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Lynn Lake Gold Project – Public Comments Invited

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency September 1, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lynn Lake Gold Project, located in northwestern Manitoba. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017259 Views

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Second emergency shelter opening in Winnipeg for wildfire evacuees – Global News

September 1, 2017 Another emergency shelter is opening in Winnipeg Friday to house wildfire evacuees from Northeastern Manitoba. The Winnipeg Soccer North indoor complex will be able to hold up to 900 evacuees, according to the Canadian Red Cross. More than 3,700 people from three neighbouring communities are being flown to Winnipeg and Brandon. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017128 Views

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In pictures: Manitoba First Nation wildfire evacuations – CBC

Wasagamack, Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point First Nations evacuated in hellish conditions Sep 01, 2017 An estimated 3,700 people were forced to leave three Manitoba First Nations this week due to a forest fire that has since covered a wooded area about half the size of Winnipeg. ‘We didn’t bring anything’: Manitoba forest fire evacuees arrive in Brandon […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201791 Views

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Fire Ban Expanded to All Crown Land, Provincial Parks South of the Churchill River

August 31, 2017 Due to extreme wildfire hazards, the Ministry of Environment, in consultation with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, has expanded the ban on open fires put in place August 1. Effective immediately, all open fires are prohibited for all provincial Crown land and for provincial parks and recreation sites south of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2017126 Views

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Hearing set for proposed route realignment in Chilliwack section of Trans Mountain Expansion

August 31, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a route realignment hearing in Chilliwack, BC in early 2018, to review a proposal by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC to relocate nearly two kilometres of the previously approved general pipeline corridor within the city. If approved, the Chilliwack BC […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2017115 Views

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B.C. First Nations occupy a second salmon farm as company raises safety concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2017  PORT HARDY, B.C. _ Members of two British Columbia First Nations say they have occupied a salmon farm on a small island on the province’s coast, the second such protest to be held in the past week. Chief Willie Moon, also known as Okwilagame, said about 16 members of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017117 Views

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Trans Mountain Expansion detailed route hearings to begin in November and December

August 31, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold detailed route hearings in the coming months as part of its ongoing regulatory oversight of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Detailed route hearings for various tracts of lands located in segments one and two (of seven) located in Alberta […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2017109 Views

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National Energy Board to hold hearings on detailed Trans Mountain pipeline route – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2017 VANCOUVER _ The National Energy Board will hold hearings in British Columbia and Alberta to review proposals by Trans Mountain for its detailed pipeline corridor through the two provinces. The board will also hold a hearing early next year in Chilliwack, B.C., to review a proposal by Trans Mountain to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017123 Views

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Using equivalency agreements to advance Canadian climate policy – Pembina

Aug. 30, 2017 This report explores the function and historical significance of equivalency agreements established under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, and makes recommendations regarding their future use under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The Pan-Canadian Framework is Canada’s first truly national climate plan, and has set Canada on course […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201791 Views

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CNSC completes review of CNL’s draft environmental impact statement

August 31, 2017 – Ottawa, ON Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) staff recently completed their technical assessment of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility. The CNSC, as the responsible authority, is carrying out a federal environmental assessment (EA) pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201773 Views

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Military planes help thousands of First Nation evacuees flee Manitoba fires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Many of the 3,700 people fleeing northern Manitoba forest fires were still waiting to fly south on Thursday, more than 24 hours after they left their homes on a journey made complicated by a lack of transportation. “They’re tired. They’re frustrated. There’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2017143 Views

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More residents flee smoke from forest fires in northern Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2017  PELICAN NARROWS, Sask. _ About 70 people with health concerns and their families have left the northeastern Saskatchewan community of Sandy Bay because smoke is reducing the air quality. The community declared a state of emergency Wednesday night. Sandy Bay is at the end of a highway that passes through […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2017161 Views

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Minister McKenna announces creation of new NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment

August 31, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Strong environmental standards make Canada more competitive globally, and they will give North America a competitive advantage in the clean-growth economy. A modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has the potential to produce an overwhelmingly positive effect on the Canadian economy, Canada’s middle […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017153 Views

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Fire Bulletin #7

Elevated Wildfire Conditions Continue Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions continue, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province. Fire crews from Northwest Territories and Minnesota, along with water bombers from Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario, are supporting Manitoba’s wildfire […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201796 Views

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Supporting Cultural Traditions and Sustainable Industry in Scotchfort

More than $550,000 from the Government of Canada supports community centre upgrades and environmental stewardship in Abegweit First Nation community August 31, 2017 – Scotchfort, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Rural communities across Atlantic Canada are building on the potential of their resources and making innovative contributions to grow a strong economy. For the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017143 Views

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