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Manitoba News Release: Province Announces Appointments to Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

Five new members and two returning members have been appointed to the board of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC), Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We look forward to the future work of the MHHC as we continue implementing A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, helping make the province the cleanest, greenest, most […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201834 Views

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Public Annoucement: NWT Parks Online Reservation System Opens April 11, 2018

YELLOWKNIFE (April 10, 2018) – Camping enthusiasts can begin booking sites at Northwest Territories (NWT) Parks this week: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00am MST for all parks except Fred Henne; Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00am MST for Fred Henne bookings. Campsites can be reserved online at www.nwtparks.ca. Beginning April 11th, 2018, visitors to the website […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201827 Views

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B.C. communities to benefit from disaster-mitigation funding

April 10, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is improving the safety of British Columbians and protecting communities by investing $6.5 million in disaster-mitigation projects throughout the province. “Being prepared and planning ahead is paramount to protecting public safety and ensuring the economic health of our communities,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201842 Views

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Char in the High Arctic in a losing battle with climate change: study – Nunatsiaq.com

High Arctic’s largest lake sees “drastic” changes from temperature rise of only one degree Celsius April 10, 2018 The impact that climate change is inflicting on the largest known High Arctic lake—Ellesmere Island’s Lake Hazen—is nothing short of “alarming,” researchers from the University of Alberta have found. And it’s especially alarming for the lake’s only […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201831 Views

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Liberals, Indigenous leaders among those to set rules for marine protected areas – CBC

Advisory panel named to navigate what activities will and will not be allowed inside coastal waters Apr 10, 2018 The Trudeau government has named an advisory panel to navigate the stormy issue of what activities will and will not be allowed inside coastal waters and ocean designated as marine protected areas. Canada has promised to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201835 Views

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Indigenous Leaders Shut Down Construction on Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline

Author Naomi Klein and hundreds of others support Indigenous leaders protecting Indigenous title and rights from the Texas-based energy giant. ATTN: PHOTO AND VIDEO EDITORS: https://www.flickr.com/photos/156856369%40N02/ BURNABY, BC, April 7, 2018  – Today Ta’ah Amy George, (Tsleil-Waututh Nation elder), Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, (President of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, which represents more than half of Nations in B.C.), Chief Judy Wilson(Neskonlith […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201837 Views

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Howse Property Iron Mine Project — Environmental Assessment Decision

April 9, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced that the proposed Howse Property Iron Mine Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201838 Views

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Ongoing protests behind halting of Trans Mountain expansion: activists – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 10, 2018 By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Protesters who have loudly voiced their opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are taking credit for Kinder Morgan Canada’s decision to pause work on the controversial project. “Every day the protests continue, it gets harder and harder to imagine (the pipeline) […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201831 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Supports Indigenous-Led Conservation in Canada, Report by Indigenous Circle of Experts Points the Way Forward

Assembly of First Nations Supports Indigenous-Led Conservation in Canada, Report by Indigenous Circle of Experts Points the Way Forward (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, together with Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek, commend the work of the Indigenous Circle of Experts on the release of their report recommending changes […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018102 Views

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Government of Canada to announce new paid work placements for postsecondary students in the field of environmental science

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce how the Government of Canada is helping postsecondary students get new student work placements in their field of study. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201846 Views

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University of Winnipeg: New online tool maps climate change across Canada

The University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre announces CLIMATE ATLAS OF CANADA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 TORONTO, ONT: Canadians now have a map to guide them through the complexities of climate change. The Climate Atlas of Canada – launched today in Toronto by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201844 Views

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Tensions tighten with each arrest at the gates of Kinder Morgan – APTN News

April 6, 2018 Arrests keep happening at Kinder Morgan’s tank farm in Burnaby, B.C. but one prominent activist says not everyone is getting the same treatment. And she’s referring to the arrests of people like Elizabeth May, the federal Green party leader, a couple weeks ago compared to the recent detention of land defender Suntree […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201850 Views

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Government of Canada establishes advisory panel on marine protected areas

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our oceans cleaner, safer and healthier, now and for future generations. To help strengthen protection measures in our oceans, we need to develop appropriate standards to determine how to best manage human activity within marine protected areas. Currently, the type of activities allowed or prohibited […]

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Leading B.C. chefs send letter seeking termination of salmon farm tenures – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 6, 2018 VANCOUVER _ More than 50 of British Columbia’s top chefs are calling on the province to end leases for open net-pen salmon farms dotting coastal waters. The group has sent a letter to the forests and agriculture ministers, urging them to terminate salmon farm operations opposed by First Nations as […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201843 Views

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Canada not on board plan to ban “dirty fuel” use on Arctic shipping routes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 5, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Canadian government wants more study on the impact of eliminating heavy fuel oil in the Arctic before it signs onto an international agreement to ban its use there. Sixteen months ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-U.S. President Barack Obama jointly […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201833 Views

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Ontario Commits Over $11 Billion to Build First Phase of High Speed Rail

Transformational Project to Begin Service As Early As 2025 April 6, 2018 10:17 A.M. Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Info-Tech in London today to highlight Ontario’s historic investment to build a high speed rail line along the Toronto-Windsor corridor that will connect communities and create jobs and economic growth across Southwestern […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201847 Views

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Sheehan Annouces Increase in Funding to Better Control Sea Lamprey – Country 104.3

April 5, 2018 Supplied by Sault MP Terry Sheehan… SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO (April 4, 2018) – The Government of Canada is committed to preserving our freshwater resources and protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species. On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Terry Sheehan, Member […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201839 Views

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The Government of Canada is helping Canadians understand and adapt to our changing climate

April 4, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to helping Canadians understand and adapt to the ways climate change is affecting our environment, communities, and economy. Investing in climate adaptation is essential as we work to reduce carbon pollution and ensure a safe and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201840 Views

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Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

April 4, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located 400 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Atlantic Ocean. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201845 Views

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Standing Committee Announces Televised Hearing on the Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Legislative Assembly on Climate Change in Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 3, 2018) – The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts today announced that its televised hearing on the 2018 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Legislative Assembly on Climate Change in Nunavut will be held from April 30, 2018-May 1, 2018. The Auditor […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201861 Views

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Nova Scotia ferry crossing fix delayed due to ice flows, erosion to loading area – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2018  ENGLISHTOWN, N.S. _ A key ferry link that helps reduce the travel time to northern Cape Breton is staying out of service until mid June due to ice flow that impacted a repair project’s progress. The Department of Transportation says that there’s been additional, unforeseen work to complete the work […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201854 Views

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Howse Property Iron Mine Project — Additional Participant Funding Allocated

April 3, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $17,635 in federal funds to the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach to assist its participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Howse Property Iron Mine Project, located in Newfoundland and Labrador. Details of Funding Allocation for the Project Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201864 Views

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Even strong climate change believers don’t get carbon pricing, survey shows – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ More than four in 10 Canadians surveyed about climate change last month said there is conclusive evidence climate change is real, that it is being caused by people and that they believe addressing the problem should be a top government priority. However, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201837 Views

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4,000-litre fuel spill in Grise Fiord ‘under control’ but cleanup not complete, says energy corp. – CBC

Diesel spilled out on March 15 due to a faulty valve and loose plug Apr 03, 2018 Most of the work cleaning up a diesel fuel spill in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, is finished but the final remediation work won’t happen until this summer, according to an official with the Qulliq Energy Corporation. About 4,000 litres […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201859 Views

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BC Government: New Student Ranger Program launched today

April 3, 2018 VICTORIA – Young people throughout British Columbia will have an opportunity to acquire a diverse range of job skills while working in the province’s spectacular natural environment, through the new BC Parks Student Ranger Program. This is the first program established with the proceeds that were generated from specialty BC Parks licence […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201856 Views

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First Nations back LNG: New report

March 29, 2018 There’s a “high degree of support” among First Nations for LNG in BC, finds a new report from our Alliance and BC’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum […] Joint Engagement Report (2018) English Report on Indigenous Procurement Opportunities for LNG (2017) English NT4

by aanationtalk on April 2, 201842 Views

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Saskatchewan researcher honoured by Ducks Unlimited

April 2, 2018 – OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MAN – Dr. Ray Alisauskas is one of the most respected goose, sea duck and waterfowl population ecologists in the world. Over the weekend, another honour was added to his impressive list of accolades as Ducks Unlimited presented him with its 2018 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award in the […]

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The Town of Hearst and the Constance Lake First Nation announce a sustainable development project

March 29, 2018 The Town of Hearst and the Community of Constance Lake announced today a major partnership on waste management. At the signing ceremony, the two communities indicated that they will work together to demonstrate the value of cooperating on solid waste management to improve the environment, reduce costs, cooperate and establish a base […]

by pmnationtalk on April 2, 201869 Views

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Weh-Sees Indohoun Special Zone – The MFFP confirms the abolition of the Weh-Sees Indohoun Special Zone

CHIBOUGAMAU, QC, March 29, 2018 – The Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) is announcing the official abolition effective April 1, 2018 of the Weh-Sees Indohoun (WSI) special hunting and fishing zone. Established in 2003 to prevent the overexploitation of wildlife resources linked to the development of the Eastmain-1-A and Sarcelle major hydroelectric […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201859 Views

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission renews Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ operating licence for Chalk River Laboratories

From: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission March 29, 2018 – Ottawa Following a public hearing held on January 23–25, 2018 in Pembroke, Ontario, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to renew Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) Nuclear Research and Test Establishment Operating Licence for the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) site, located near Chalk […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2018118 Views

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Ground-breaking new report calls for Indigenous-led conservation in Canada

For Immediate Release Ground-breaking new report calls for Indigenous-led conservation in Canada March 28, 2018 (Algonquin Territory – Ottawa, Ontario) – The Indigenous Circle of Experts (ICE), a committee of the Pathway to Canada Target 1, have released their final report, ​We Rise Together – Achieving Pathway to Canada Target 1 through the creation of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2018204 Views

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BR Northern Pulp Effluent – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 29, 2018  HALIFAX – Opposition is growing over plans to pump treated waste into the Northumberland Strait. A group of Maritime fisheries organizations says the Nova Scotia kraft pulp mill’s plan could harm marine life. The group _ which includes the Pictou Landing First Nation _ says the proposal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201884 Views

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AER: Bashaw Oil Corp sour well applications denied

Calgary, Alberta (Mar 28, 2018)… Bashaw Oil Corp. (Bashaw) will not be allowed to drill three critical sour oil wells two kilometres east of Rocky Rapids after the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) denied the company’s applications due to public safety concerns. In December, the AER held a hearing in Drayton Valley to hear Bashaw and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201867 Views

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Government of Canada unveils its plan for protecting North Atlantic right whales in 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is concerned about the deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales. That is why we are implementing measures to help protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Last year, an unprecedented number of right whales died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. To protect these […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201859 Views

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AB Government: Public input wanted on Livingstone-Porcupine Hills

March 27, 2018 Albertans are invited to provide their feedback on the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint and Recreation Management plans. “The Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area is a tremendous public resource, and engaging Albertans in the planning process is essential to getting the best plans possible. We need plans that protect the region’s headwaters, biodiversity, esthetic […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201868 Views

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Saskatchewan trending in right way to reduce emissions: environment minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 27, 2018 By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s environment minister says the province is making progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Dustin Duncan’s comments Tuesday came in response to a scathing audit that says neither the federal government nor the provinces have adequately assessed the risks a changing climate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201849 Views

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Government of Canada Announces 12 New National Historic Designations

From Parks Canada March 27, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the designation of 12 new nationally significant persons, places and events that helped define Canada’s history. These new designations reflect the rich and varied history of our […]

by aanationtalk on March 27, 201853 Views

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FSIN voicing its support for charges against Husky Energy – MBC Network Radio

Mar 27, 2018 In a statement released today, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, voiced its support for the recent charges levied against Husky Energy in relation to an oil spill in 2016. The incident saw over 200,000 litres of oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River. Communities, including North Battleford, Prince Albert and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201867 Views

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Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Collaborative Climate Change Report

Ottawa, 27 March 2018—Today, acting on behalf of auditors general of most provinces and the Auditor General of Canada, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand provided the House of Commons with a report titled “Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada: A Collaborative Report from Auditors General”. The report provides an overview of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201885 Views

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OAG-MB: Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases report from Canada’s auditors general on climate change action

March 27, 2018 OTTAWA/WINNIPEG – Today, acting on behalf of auditors general of most provinces and the Auditor General of Canada, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand provided the House of Commons with a report titled Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada: A Collaborative Report from Auditors General. The report provides an […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201879 Views

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Environmental charges laid against Husky Energy Inc. and Husky Oil Operations Limited in relation to the pipeline release of blended heavy crude oil into the North Saskatchewan River

March 26, 2018 – Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Our government is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians. We enforce laws that protect Canada’s air, water, and natural environment. Our government takes this responsibility very seriously. On March 22, 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada laid a number of charges against Husky Energy Inc. and Husky Oil […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201850 Views

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World Water Day: Indigenous Canadian teen addresses UN General Assembly

Credits: Global News Streamed live on Mar 22, 2018 Autumn Peltier, a 13-year old water advocate from the Wikwemikong First Nation in northern Ontario, is addressed world leaders on March 22 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on World Water Day. Autumn is part of the official launch of the United […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 2018142 Views

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Half of Alberta’s boreal forest could disappear due to fires and climate change – CBC

‘It really means a different landscape in the future’ Mar 26, 2018 A study shows half of Alberta’s boreal forest could disappear in just over 80 years due to wildfires and climate change. The research, published Monday in the journal Ecosphere, gives a glimpse at how vegetation could change based on the current rate of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201882 Views

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Arrests Begin as nearly 60 People Peacefully Block Kinder Morgan Gates in Burnaby

24 March 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Burnaby, BC) — Arrests have begun today for the nearly 60 people who are blocking Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Mountain tank farm gates, marking the fifth and largest day of Indigenous-led resistance at the site. An estimated 175 people will be arrested by the end of Saturday. This latest […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201853 Views

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Algoma U to Screen the Movie Indian Horse

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON ): The Anishinaabe People’s Council of Algoma University will be hosting a private screening of critically-acclaimed movie Indian Horse at the Galaxy Cinemas, prior to the national release of the film in April. The private screening is slated for March 31st at 9:30am.Indian Horse is based on the award-winning best-seller of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201860 Views

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Colville Lake has been under a boil water advisory since 2004, but chief doesn’t care – CBC

Wilbert Kochon drinks straight from the lake, says community has some of the cleanest water in the world Mar 26, 2018 For the past 14 years, Colville Lake, N.W.T. has been under a boil water advisory. The reason isn’t due to lack of access to a water treatment plant or proper training to operate it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201856 Views

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MOU to address water governance in the Nicola watershed

March 23, 2018 MERRITT – An innovative project promoting co-leadership of water resources by the Province and the Nicola First Nations has a goal of sustainable management and improved health of the Nicola watershed. The Nicola Watershed Pilot Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Province of British Columbia and the Nicola First Nations, signed today, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201849 Views

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Federal court dismisses B.C. First Nation’s bid to block fish farm restocking – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2018  VANCOUVER _ A B.C. First Nation has lost its court bid to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island. The ‘Namgis First Nation had applied for a court injunction against Marine Harvest that would have blocked the company from transferring juvenile […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201871 Views

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Western Education selected to lead Provincial Centre of Excellence for child care

March 23, 2018 The Ministry of Education has chosen the Faculty of Education at Western University to lead the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care along with the Ontario Reggio Association. Leading this initiative are Western Education faculty members Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw and Rachel Heydon. Based on the guiding principles of democracy, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201851 Views

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Public Notice: New Members Appointed to Review Panel Roster

March 23, 2018 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has renewed the Review Panel Roster. The Roster identifies individuals who are eligible for appointment by the Minister as members or chairpersons for environmental assessments conducted by review panels. The intent of the Review Panel Roster is to facilitate the selection of members or […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 201848 Views

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