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42 forest fires burning in northeast Ont., with 19 of them out of control – Globe and Mail

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources says that as of Sunday evening 42 forest fires were burning in the northeast region of the province, with 19 of them described as out of control. The Parry Sound 33 fire at just over 113 square kilometres remains the most dangerous of the wildfires. After raging for almost […]

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TNDC Working With Wildfire Service Agencies to Provide Support

TNDC Is Working With Wildfire Service Agencies and Local Bands to Provide Support to Firefighting Efforts of Forest Fires in Tahltan Territory TNDC is working with the BC Wildfire Service and in conjunction with the Tahltan Band to provide equipment, personnel and services to support firefighting efforts within the Territory. In response to direction by […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201825 Views

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Communities across Canada receive support for infrastructure planning, green innovation, and climate change resiliency initiatives

Ottawa, August 7, 2018 —Investing in innovative municipal infrastructure projects contributes to a clean growth economy and strengthens the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $12.1 million in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2018105 Views

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WCEL: Innovative Indigenous environmental law project seeking new partners

July 30, 2018 RELAW project works with Indigenous nations to revitalize Indigenous environmental laws VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law is pleased to accept Expressions of Interest from Indigenous nations and individuals for the 2018-2019 cohort of the RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) project. The RELAW project […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201822 Views

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Northern fire update August 3, 2018 – CTV

August 3, 2018 In the latest update, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry say crews are making excellent progress in critical areas of the Parry Sound 33 fire ahead of the long weekend. The evacuation order for Henvey Inlet First Nation has been extended to August 10 due to heavy smoke from the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201820 Views

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Save the dates: Wild Salmon Summit

August 02, 2018 Save the Dates September 19 – 21 2018 9:00AM – 4:30Pm Join us for the Wild Salmon Summit at the Westin Wall Centre Hotel in Richmond, B.C. hosted by the First Nations Leadership Council. This three-day summit will focus on developing a comprehensive approach to safeguarding wild salmon for generations to come. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201828 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Intervening in B.C. Government Legal Reference Case on Trans Mountain Pipeline to Ensure Protection for First Nations Rights

Assembly of First Nations Intervening in B.C. Government Legal Reference Case on Trans Mountain Pipeline to Ensure Protection for First Nations Rights August 3, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been granted intervenor status in the B.C. government’s reference case at the B.C. Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2018109 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in projects to help improve the health of the Lake Winnipeg Basin

August 2, 2018 – Gimli, Manitoba The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s natural heritage, and part of that commitment is to protect and restore the ecosystem health and water quality of our freshwater resources, such as Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipeg is very important to Manitoba’s economy. It generates millions of dollars of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201831 Views

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Plains Bison now roam freely in Banff National Park

Parks Canada successfully releases 31 Bison in Banff National Park’s backcountry August 2, 2018                                Banff National Park                      Parks Canada Agency As a recognized leader in conservation, Parks Canada is committed to the recovery of species like the plains bison. Today, we are pleased to announce that the Banff wild plains bison herd is […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201843 Views

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Huu-ay-aht begins $150 Million Salmon Watershed Renewal Program

ANACLA, BC, Aug. 2, 2018  – The Sarita River Watershed is the heart of Huu-ay-aht First Nations and is the most important of the 35 streams and rivers in the nations’ traditional territory. Huu-ay-aht’s ḥahuułi includes Barkley Sound, the Alberni Inlet, and the Sarita River watershed, which extends over approximately 190 square kilometers. For generations, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201850 Views

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Letter: Black Creek senior doesn’t want pipeline – Comox Valley Record

Dear editor, I am a senior age working Canadian who is very concerned that we are wasting the talents of all our Canadian citizens on considering building another pipeline to move old school carbon fuel of the dirtiest heavy kind and onto ships in congested harbours and oceans and without true Indigenous people’s consultation. We […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201820 Views

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Retired BC Ministry of Attorney General lawyer arrested at Kinder Morgan tanker terminal

1 August 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Burnaby, BC): Two protectors have been arrested blocking the gates of Kinder Morgan’s oil tanker terminal in Burnaby after they and others blocked traffic for four hours into the facility, shutting down construction. The construction site is one of the few places Kinder Morgan Canada is legally allowed […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201824 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power: Notice of Opportunity to Review Draft ESR for Phase 2 – Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities

August 1, 2018 Wataynikaneyap has prepared a Draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Phase 2 Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities Project. Wataynikaneyap is seeking comments on the draft ESR and August 2 marks the start of the 30 day review period. Members of Aboriginal communities and groups, the public, and agencies, are encouraged […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201851 Views

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All hands on deck at Nunavut’s first inshore rescue station – Nunatsiaq News

August 02, 2018 “We’re still establishing up to where we can respond for help” The Coast Guard’s new rescue station in Rankin Inlet is up and running. And if you need to call for help, or drop by to say hi, you can do it in Inuktitut. This inshore boat rescue station—one of 26 across […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201852 Views

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TimberWest gives $200,000 donation to support the enhancement of The Great Trail in B.C.

Nanaimo, August 1, 2018 – Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is delighted to announce a $200,000 gift from TimberWest Forest Corp., which will support new improvements along The Great Trail in British Columbia. TimberWest first gave $100,000 in 2017, which helped connect a significant portion of The Great Trail on South Vancouver Island. Now, today’s generous donation […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201834 Views

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Xeni Gwet’in Government: Campfire ban in effect within Declared Title Area

Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah Valley) – Effective on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Declared Title Lands within Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah Valley). The campfire ban follows suit with the Cariboo region ban which also takes effect on July 31, 2018. Following the BC Wildfire Service, the campfire ban prohibits the following activities: […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201820 Views

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Grandmother jailed for 7 days for opposing Trans Mountain pipeline

31 July 2018, Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC):Laurie Embree, the first Protector to risk jail time to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker project, was just taken into custody after being sentenced to 7 days in jail. Embree addressed the court before sentencing, saying in her statement, “I truly believe that when we have […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201827 Views

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Cape Breton University to host Indigenous education summit Thursday – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University is playing host to a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Ovide Mercredi, who was the national voice of Canada’s Aboriginal population from 1991 to 1997, will speak at the Indigenous Education in Canada summit that is hosted by the university. Mercredi is expected to deliver […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201819 Views

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Body of fisherman who disappeared near Tofino in June located – Global News

July 31, 2018 The body of one of the three fishermen who disappeared off Tofino last month has been identified. Marcel Martin, 39, and two other men from the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation went missing June 15 after their six-metre tin boat capsized. Two other men survived. On July 18, Martin’s body was discovered by a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201824 Views

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In photos: Wildfires continue to burn across northern Ontario – The Globe and Mail

July 31, 2018 At least 145 wildfires are currently burning in Ontario’s NE and NW fire districts. Firefighters from Ontario, seven other provinces and territories, the U.S. and Mexico are fighting them. As of July 30th there were 41 active forest fires across the northeast. Of these, 15 are not yet under control. There are […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201816 Views

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Opinion: Reconciling Energy and Indigenous Rights – David Suzuki – The Nelson Daily

July 31 2018 In 2007, Canada was one of four countries to vote against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (with New Zealand, the United States and Australia). With its single-minded focus on making Canada an “energy superpower,” albeit only with fossil fuels, the Harper government feared the declaration’s concept of “free, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201822 Views

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NEB Decision for NGTL’s Northwest Mainline Loop

July 31, 2018 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) announced today that it has approved NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL)’s request to construct and operate the Northwest Mainline Loop (Boundary Lake North Section) (Project). The Project will be located in northwestern Alberta and includes 23 kilometres of new pipeline to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201838 Views

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New Construction Manager Announced for Faro Mine Remediation Project

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada July 31, 2018 – Ross River, YT – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is moving forward on the remediation of contaminated sites in the North to protect the health and safety of Indigenous people and Northerners while safeguarding the environment. Today, the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201834 Views

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2018–19 hunting season in Ross River area

The Government of Yukon wants to ensure hunters are safe, respectful and clear about their legal obligations while hunting in the Ross River area this season. The Department of Environment and Minister Pauline Frost are working closely with the Ross River Dena Council and Chief Jack Caesar to ensure a collaborative approach and understanding of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201835 Views

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Parry Sound 33 forest fire now 5 km from Highway 69, almost 9,000 hectares in size – Sudbury.com

Alban residents put on evacuation alert Monday The Parry Sound 33 forest fire is now only five kilometres west of Highway 69 and less than one kilometre from the Pickerel River. The fire is now 8,973 hectares in size. This is according to the fire situation update issued by the province’s Aviation, Forest Fire and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201830 Views

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CNSC invites the public to comment on draft licence application guide for small modular reactor facilities

July 31, 2018 – Ottawa, ON REGDOC-1.1.5, Licence Application Guide: Small Modular Reactor Facilities, is intended to be used in conjunction with consultations with CNSC staff, as well as within the context of other licence application guides. Licence applications for small modular reactors (SMRs) have to address both design and safety and control measures to support the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 201841 Views

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Application 1882385 Amended Notice of Hearing – Aspen Project

July 30, 2018 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for Imperial Oil Resources Limited’s Aspen Project, an in situ bitumen recovery scheme. This notice sets out how to request to participate in the hearing. The hearing will be scheduled later or, if there are no participants, the AER may cancel the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 201828 Views

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Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic: New fact sheets

July 31, 2018 A new series of fact sheets on the Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic provides a new lens through which to see the Arctic’s natural boundaries. Arctic Council Working Group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment) has recently released a collection of maps and factsheets describing the 18 Large Marine Ecosystems […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 201826 Views

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Announcement – July 30, 2018 The AER’s ST98: Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook update has been released.

The AER’s ST98: Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook update has been released and includes the following: The 2017 production and well count estimates have been revised to full-year 2017 data reported by industry. The 2017 oil and gas pool reserve files are now available for download. Selected reserves data have been updated for 2017. NT4

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 201834 Views

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Forest fire in northeastern Ontario threatens stretch of Trans Canada Highway – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018  PARRY SOUND, Ont. _ Crews battling massive fires in northwestern Ontario have been diverted to the heart of the province’s cottage country, where a smaller blaze that started more than a week ago is inching closer to a stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, provincial officials said Monday. The fire, known […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201824 Views

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Manitoba government moves a step closer to carbon price for large emitters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government moved closer Monday to charging a carbon tax on a handful of large emitters in the province. The Progressive Conservative government released a discussion paper that eyes a price of $25 per tonne on industrial facilities with annual emissions […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201826 Views

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Hammond Reef Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency July 30, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hammond Reef Gold Project, located 23 kilometres northeast of the town of Atikokan, in northwestern Ontario. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201835 Views

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Application 1882385 Notice of Hearing – Aspen Project

Notice of Hearing Proceeding ID 364 Imperial Oil Resources Limited Aspen Project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for Imperial Oil Resources Limited’s Aspen Project, an in situ bitumen recovery scheme. This notice sets out how to request to participate in the hearing. The hearing will be scheduled later or, if […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201855 Views

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Major fires remain out of control – North Bay Nugget

July 27, 2018 Three northeastern Ontario municipalities remain in a state of emergency due to a massive forest fire known as Parry Sound Fire 33. The Municipality of Killarney, the Municipality of French River and Henvey Inlet First Nation took the action as crews from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and across […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201837 Views

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Four Saskatchewan Residents Fined More Than $14,000 for Wildlife Violations

July 26, 2018 A two-year investigation into unlawful hunting of wildlife has resulted in $14,400 in fines and hunting suspensions for four Saskatchewan residents. In 2015, Ministry of Environment conservation officers in Rowan’s Ravine began an investigation after receiving information from a call to the Turn In Poachers line regarding unlawful hunting in the Raymore […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201834 Views

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Iqaluit to get new $35M dump, replacing current one dubbed ‘environmental disaster’ – CBC

Construction of the new landfill on Upper Base Road will begin in 2019 July 26, 2018 The city of Iqaluit will be getting a new $35-million dump with an improved sorting facility to replace the current one, which the mayor calls “an environmental disaster.” Construction of the new landfill at Upper Base Road will begin […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201825 Views

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Fires continue to burn in northeast – Sudbury Star

July 26, 2018 Three municipalities in northeastern Ontario have declared a state of emergency due to a massive forest fire known as Parry Sound Fire 33. The Municipality of Killarney, the Municipality of French River and Henvey Inlet First Nation took the action as crews from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201830 Views

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Evacuees return to Wabaseemoong – Kenora Online

July 26, 2018 Previously evacuated members of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation are now returning to their homes. The Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that the 70-80 evacuees are now able to return home, following improved air quality in the community. The ministry adds that more […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201828 Views

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State of emergency in 3 communities: Killarney; French River: Henvey Inlet – My Espanola Now

July 26, 2018 Three municipalities; Killarney, French River and Henvey Inlet First Nation have declared emergencies in the wake of Parry Sound Fire 33. Ontario Provincial Police Constable Carmel McDonald says OPP are being called in to help with mandatory evacuations in the French River Provincial Park, Key River, the Pickerel River, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201824 Views

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Government of Canada protects species at risk habitat

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is dedicated to the protection of species at risk and their habitat from coast to coast to coast and is taking action to ensure their recovery. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, has announced four Critical […]

by aanationtalk on July 25, 201831 Views

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Warming Arctic lakes can create perfect conditions for mercury increases, York U study

TORONTO, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – Mercury can show up in pristine High Arctic environments from as far away as China, and as the Arctic warms, more of that mercury can find its way into lakes, endangering people and wildlife, a York University geography professor has found. “Mercury in certain forms is highly toxic to humans […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201826 Views

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White Dog Residents Returning Home After Evacuation – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 25, 2018 The forest fire situation is starting to improve in the area of the Wabaseemoong First Nation. An evacuation order is over and some 80 residents have been allowed to return home. They were forced to leave late last week ago due to heavy smoke from the massive fire burning about 23-kilometres north […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201835 Views

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2 First Nations launch lawsuit against Husky Energy after Sask. pipeline spill – CBC

James Smith Cree Nation, Cumberland House Cree Nation citing damages after spill Jul 25, 2018 Two First Nations in Saskatchewan have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against an energy company responsible for an oil spill that fouled the drinking water supply of thousands of people two years ago. The James Smith Cree Nation and the Cumberland […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201828 Views

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Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 25, 2018  By Christopher Weber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Campsites and lodges emptied out after disappointed tourists were ordered to leave the heart of Yosemite National Park by noon Wednesday, as firefighters battled to contain a huge wildfire just to the west that has threatened the park’s forest and sent […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201835 Views

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More evacuation alerts as wildfires tear through Ontario, B.C. – APTN News

July 24, 2018 It was about 5 p.m. Saturday when Angèle Dubois received the text from her mom: Their community of Henvey Inlet First Nation was being evacuated due to the looming wildfires in Parry Sound, Ont. Dubois, who lives on the Pickerel River, collected her dog and cat, packed a bag of clothes and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201842 Views

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More Fire Crews Battling Kenora Fire #71 – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 24, 2018 More support for fire personnel in Whitedog First Nation. Minnesota’s Natural Resource Department has sent an additional 13-firefighters to the Kenora area to help fight the 91-hundred hectare wild fire. 140-personnel from across Canada and the northern U.S. are now committed to the blaze. Fire information officer Chris Marchand says the fire […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201834 Views

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Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege – CBC

Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building a major wind-turbine project on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay amidst tinder-dry conditions caused a forest fire that is now devouring more than […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201872 Views

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Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh commends Kenora Chiefs Advisory and Wauzhushk Onigum Nation

Kenora, ON – On Thursday July 19, 2018, Wabaseemoong Independent Nations declared a state of emergency because a fire known as ‘Kenora Fire 71’ continues to burn approximately 20 kilometer away from the community. Over 70 residents were evacuated from the community. 50 of the evacuees were housed at various facilities in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201831 Views

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BC Government: Government increases protection of rare ecosystem

July 20, 2018 VICTORIA – An additional 980.5 hectares of the Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem has been protected in 19 land parcels near the communities of Bowser, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay and Cedar on Vancouver Island, and on Galiano and Salt Spring islands. The Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem is ranked both globally and provincially as a high […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201828 Views

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Study in Northern Quebec to assess impact of climate change on Inuit’s food – RCI

A project aimed at examining the impacts of climate change on Inuit health embarked on its second leg this summer, as researchers visited three Nunavik communities. The Laval University-affiliated Project BriGHT (Bridging Global change, Inuit Health and the Transforming Arctic Ocean) is assessing how climate change is affecting nutrients in marine food, which Inuit eat. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201828 Views

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