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Federal Court dismisses B.C. First Nation request for more salmon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 3, 2018 VANCOUVER _ A British Columbia First Nation has lost a bid for a larger allocation of the scarce Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery. The Squamish First Nation opposed a decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2014 that raised its sockeye catch from 20,000 to 30,000 fish, and also increased […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201828 Views

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New Canada-Nunavut Funding Agreement to Strengthen Nunavut’s Capacity to Address Climate Change Impacts

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada January 3, 2018 OTTAWA/ONTARIO Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada In the spirit of reconciliation, the Government of Canada is committed to supporting and partnering with Indigenous and northern communities, territorial and provincial governments and other interested parties, as they take action on climate change. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201866 Views

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The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is Hosting a Special Summit on Child Family Services (CFS) Reform

WINNIPEG,  SCO is hosting a two-day special summit on CFS which will gather leaders, elders, experts and front line workers to identify specific, tangible, and community-driven solutions to reform the current child welfare system in Manitoba. The Manitoba Government has announced their intention to make significant changes to the existing CFS system that deliver better […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201875 Views

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New population estimate for the Porcupine caribou herd – Government of YT

January 3, 2018 The Government of Yukon and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game worked together in July 2017 to complete a new population estimate for the Porcupine caribou herd. Since the last count in 2013, the population has grown from an estimated 198,000 to 218,000 caribou. The herd has grown annually at a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201869 Views

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Draft NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework available for public comment

YELLOWKNIFE (January 3, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has released a draft NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework (CCSF) for public comment. The document lays out the GNWT’s coordinated response to climate change and was developed using input gathered through engagement sessions with Indigenous and community governments, resource management boards, non-government organizations, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201853 Views

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GNB: Provincial water strategy released

FREDERICTON (GNB) – A provincial water strategy has been developed to guide the government in protecting and managing the resource. The strategy was based on input from stakeholders, the public and First Nations. “In its 2015 speech from the throne, your government committed to develop a provincewide water strategy, and we got things done, as […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201838 Views

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Canada’s climate action is working, report to United Nations confirms

From Environment and Climate Change Canada December 29, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada is making strong progress toward meeting its 2030 climate target, according to a year-end report submitted to the United Nations. Meeting our climate commitments and investing in clean growth are central to the Government of Canada’s plan to create good jobs, support communities, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201839 Views

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Statement from the Governments of Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin on the signing of the United States tax bill, which affects the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

December 22, 2017 The Governments of Yukon and Vuntut Gwitchin today released the following statement: “We are saddened by the news that the United States has signed into law their tax reform bill, which allows for drilling lease sales in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This goes against the spirit of […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201860 Views

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Governments renew oil sands monitoring agreement – Government of AB

Dec 21, 2017 The governments of Canada and Alberta today renewed their commitment to continue providing clear and scientifically rigorous information on the environmental impacts of oil sands development in northeastern Alberta. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, today signed a memorandum of […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201868 Views

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Carbon levy keeps diversifying Alberta’s economy

Jan 01, 2018 As part of the government’s made-in-Alberta Climate Leadership Plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions, the next phase of the carbon levy comes into effect today. The carbon levy is increasing to $30 per tonne from $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide emissions. Revenue from the levy will continue […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201842 Views

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New marine refuges off the coasts of Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador

News Release From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – After reaching its interim target of protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017, the Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the proportion of protected marine areas to 10% by 2020. To achieve this target, we are establishing marine protected […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201823 Views

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Government of Canada invests in Iqaluit infrastructure upgrades

From Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency $700,000 investment from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program funds Iqaluit upgrades December 21, 2017 – Iqaluit, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Iqalungmiut can enjoy a cleaner and healthier environment because of improved recreational and water systems thanks to a $699,915 investment from the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2017128 Views

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Dauphin River First Nation evacuated due to December flood – CBC

Frazil ice caused river buildup on only road into town Dec 20, 2017 Up to 20 residents of Dauphin River First Nation fled their homes in on snowmobiles Wednesday and others remain stranded in the neighbouring town of Dauphin River, a week after the Province of Manitoba closed the only highway into their Interlake community […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201757 Views

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Big dollars at play for Manitoba in standoff over federal climate change plans – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 21, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A Winnipeg newspaper says it’s learned Manitoba risks losing about $66 million in funding for low-carbon retrofits if it doesn’t soon endorse Ottawa’s general climate principles. The Free Press says Environment Canada confirms the province will lose its share of the $2-billion fund if it doesn’t ratify the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201763 Views

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Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award Launched across Canada

December 21, 2017 The Provincial Government is announcing a call for nominations for the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMESA). The award is delivered collaboratively by provincial, territorial and federal governments and is a prestigious recognition for exceptional service, achievement, and contributions to advancing emergency management. The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award was created by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 201764 Views

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Ottawa studies risk of pathogen transfers to wild sockeye from fish farms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 20, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ New research released by the federal government says there are minimal risks of farmed Atlantic salmon from British Columbia’s Discovery Islands transferring a deadly viral disease to wild sockeye making their way to the Fraser River. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201771 Views

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Province to improve environmental protections for coastal areas

Dec. 20, 2017 VICTORIA – The provincial government is moving to protect the environment and health of wild salmon by strengthening the requirements for fish processing and finfish aquaculture operations. “Serious and widespread concerns about effluent from fish processing operations and finfish aquaculture practices have been raised, and the government is taking action,” said George […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201752 Views

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Results of public engagement on Yukon’s carbon price rebate released

December 20, 2017 The Government of Yukon has released the results of its public engagement survey on the rebate of carbon pricing revenues in the territory. Between August 16 and September 13, Yukoners were invited to answer questions about how the rebate should be delivered and whether any organizations or populations should be given additional […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201765 Views

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Risk assessment finds minimal risk of pathogen transfer to wild salmon

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – Scientific research plays an important role in informing our policy choices on sustainable aquaculture activities and management. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) released a science advisory report today on the assessment of the risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon due to Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) transfer […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201748 Views

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BC’s Glass Sponge Reefs added to Canada’s Tentative List for World Heritage Sites – CPAWS

December 20, 2017 Ottawa, Ont. – The holidays are looking brighter this year with the announcement that British Columbia’s Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound glass sponge reefs are being added to Canada’s tentative list for World Heritage Sites. The nomination to the list was made by the Central Coast First Nations, specifically by the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201753 Views

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Ministers McKenna and Morneau outline next steps in pricing carbon pollution

Climate change and extreme weather affects all Canadians, and we all need to be part of the solution. A price on pollution is one of the most efficient tools available to drive clean innovation while curbing greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why pricing carbon pollution is a central part of Canada’s plan for clean growth and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201771 Views

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BCWF: Government Makes Grisly Decisions by Moving Goal Posts

December 18, 2017 Using post-truth era consultative techniques the B.C. government has now decided to ban grizzly bear hunting to all but First Nations hunters. Government had said it was only going to ban the “trophy hunting of grizzly bears”, but has now changed its mind, and is banning grizzly bear hunting. The government’s change […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201745 Views

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First Nation building Net Zero home – Prince George Citizen

Environmental stewardship is not just a hallmark of aboriginal philosophies, it has been a way of life for millennia. The Alkali Lake people (the Esk’etemc First Nation or EFN) located 50 km west of Williams Lake and about 240 km directly south of Prince George is demonstrating how modern construction can keep pace with the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201770 Views

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OWA 2017 Year in Review

This year marks the eighth anniversary of the OWA’s Year in Review publication. This publication reviews the key events, policy changes and initiatives the OWA has been working on over the past year on behalf of its members. 2017 was a great year and features articles on; Redefining Sustainable Power Generation, Market Based Procurement, the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201751 Views

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Year in Review on Protecting Canada’s Land and Freshwater Shows Slow Progress – CPAWS

December 20, 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW ON PROTECTING CANADA’S LAND AND FRESHWATER SHOWS CONTINUED SLOW PROGRESS “ON-THE GROUND” IN 2017, GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on governments to speed up progress towards protecting at least 17% of Canada’s land and freshwater by 2020. In a report […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201751 Views

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N.W.T. gov’t calls for input on new climate change strategy – CBC

Move comes after auditor general gives Environment and Natural Resources failing grade on climate change file The territorial government is asking for public input on a draft of its strategy for dealing with climate change. The report lists three main goals: adapting to the changing climate, using fewer fossil fuels and improving knowledge of climate […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201780 Views

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Wiky’s Autumn Peltier tapped to speak at UN – Manitoulin.ca

December 20, 2017 Freshwater enthusiast slated for UN’s Water Day WIIKWEMKOONG—Wiikwemkoong water advocate Autumn Peltier has earned a name for herself and her cause internationally, being nominated for the 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize, receiving the 12 and under Canadian Living ME to WE Youth Action Award last year, and most recently, being nominated for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201793 Views

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Grizzlies sleep easier as Province announces total ban on hunting – Grizzly Bear Foundation

VANCOUVER – December 18, 2017 — On behalf of British Columbia’s grizzly bears, we congratulate the Province for listening to citizens, First Nations and other stakeholder groups and establishing a full hunting ban on grizzly bears. Effective immediately, the announcement confirms that the consultation process indicated support for a full hunting ban, and as such the Province has […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201755 Views

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Enviro groups, Indigenous alliance seek right to challenge oil exploration in Gulf of St. Lawrence – Sierra Club

Groups, acting in public interest, demand day in court to defend Gulf of St. Lawrence St. John’s, NEWFOUNDLAND — Environmental groups and an alliance of Indigenous peoples are in court today to argue they should be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit challenging an oil and gas exploration licence. The lawsuit challenges a decision to […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 201746 Views

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EBR Report Cards Prompt Ontario Ministries to Better Serve the Public

Dec 19 Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) provides powerful tools for the public to engage in government decisions that affect the environment. But these tools only work well if ministries carry out their EBR responsibilities properly and in good faith. In June 2016, we released our first (and now annual) EBR Report Cards – […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 201749 Views

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Registration opens for Expert and Government Review of the Second Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC

GENEVA, Dec 15 – The expert and government review of the second order draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC will take place from 8 January until 25 February 2018. Expert Reviewers can register as of today, 15 December 2017, until one week before the end […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 201748 Views

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Vancouver Island old-growth logging increased more than 10 per cent in 2016 – Sierra Club

VICTORIA—A new Sierra Club BC review of government data and recent satellite images showed that logging of remaining old-growth rainforest on public and private lands on Vancouver Island jumped to 10,700 hectares in 2016. This number is more than 10 per cent higher than the annual average in the 10-year period 2005–2015. “Time is running […]

by aanationtalk on December 20, 201751 Views

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Caribou Decline Concerns Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach – Net Newsledger

December 20, 2017 KAWAWACHIKAMACH, QC – HUNTING – “For sustainable access to the caribou, we must ensure the long-term preservation of these two migratory caribou herds, as well as good relationships with other Indigenous groups who also depend upon them for subsistence. Only a strong collaboration on the implementation of management plans and strategies can secure the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201739 Views

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Environmentalists criticize Alberta plan to help endangered woodland caribou – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 19, 2017 21:39 By Colette Derworiz THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta’s draft plan to help threatened woodland caribou recover in 15 different ranges prompted immediate criticism from environmental groups. The plan is in response to a federal deadline under the Species at Risk Act that passed in October. “We have sent them to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201774 Views

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Canada proposes to limit, not ban, use of pesticides that kill bees – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 19, 2017 18:44 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada doesn’t want to issue a blanket ban on certain pesticides which environmental groups say are killing everything from honey bees to earthworms. Instead, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency is proposing limiting the use of two neonicotinoids and adding more warning labels […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201749 Views

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Province releases draft caribou range plan – Government of AB

The government has released a made-in-Alberta draft plan to help woodland caribou populations across the province recover. Alberta’s Draft Provincial Woodland Caribou Range Plan is a working document that seeks to find a balance between achieving self-sustaining caribou populations, meeting federal requirements under the Species at Risk Act and addressing economic and environmental realities here […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201768 Views

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! National Water Symposium and Tradeshow (February 6-8, 2018)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! National Water Symposium and Tradeshow (February 6-8, 2018) Greetings, Please be advised that registration is now open for the Assembly of First Nations’ National Water Symposium. The Symposium will be taking place on February 6-8, 2018, in Vancouver British Columbia and will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Suzuki, world renowned scientist, broadcaster, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2017259 Views

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BC Bans Grizzly Hunt for Trophies and Meat, But Indigenous Practices to Continue – DeSmog Canada

December 18, 2017 As Valerie Murray realized she was witnessing the end of grizzly bear hunting in B.C. she burst into tears. After years of tirelessly campaigning to stop the trophy hunt, Murray, a founder of Justice for B.C. Grizzlies, could hardly believe that the provincial government was not only banning grizzly bear trophy hunting, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201754 Views

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Live Test of the NWT Alert Ready System

YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2017) – On December 20th, 2017 at 1:55pm, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT. NWT Alert Ready is being […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201753 Views

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Chinook salmon run stronger than pre-season predictions – Yukon News

More than 68,268 Chinook made it to their Yukon spawning grounds, exceeding the 50,000-fish goal Dec. 19, 2017 The number of Chinook salmon that made it to their spawning grounds in the Yukon this year exceeded expectations, with 68,268 fish successfully making the journey via the Yukon River from the Bering Sea. Fisheries and Oceans […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201769 Views

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Canada and Métis Nation Launch Joint Table on Clean Growth and Climate Change

December 18, 2017 Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and MNC President Chartier met with federal officials and member of the Métis Nation environment committee in Ottawa today to develop a joint work plan for tackling climate change. The senior-level table being established by the Minister and Métis Nation President results from the Joint Statement of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201755 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Applauds Rejection of KGHM Ajax Mine

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – December 15, 2017) On December 14, the BC NDP government refused to grant an environmental assessment certificate to the proposed KGHM Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine. The project, which would have been located approximately 10 kilometres southwest of Kamloops and on the traditional territories of the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201741 Views

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BR OECD Environment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 19, 2017 7:42 OTTAWA – The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says Canada’s decentralized approach to putting a price on pollution is overly complex and will be difficult to implement. The economic partnership of 35 free market economies released its third review of Canada’s environmental policies and progress today. The […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201739 Views

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BR Grizzly Hunt Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 19, 2017 2:30 VANCOUVER – Hunting guides say it will put them out of business — environmentalists say it is long overdue. Hunting grizzly bears is now banned in British Columbia, except for First Nations who hunt for treaty rights or for food, social and ceremonial reasons. B-C Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201753 Views

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Site C Won’t Be The 1st Time Canada Failed First Nations, But Make It The Last – Huffington Post Canada

December 18, 2017 This time it was supposed to be different; profoundly and entirely different. But in the end, it was same old, same old. Alongside First Nations, local farmers and landowners and the many environmental campaigners who have long pressed for an end to the destructive Site C dam project in the Peace Valley […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201751 Views

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Canada’s approach to carbon pricing ambitious, challenging, says OECD – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 19, 2017 7:00 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s decentralized approach to putting a price on pollution is overly complex and will be difficult to implement, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says in a new report. The OECD, an international economic partnership of 35 free market economies, today released […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201736 Views

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The Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach calls on its members to respect harvesting rights on Eeyou Istchee territory

KAWAWACHIKAMACH, QC, Dec. 18, 2017 – For thousands of years, caribou have been the cornerstone of the Naskapi way of life, history and culture. The Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach is deeply concerned by the alarming state of the migratory caribou herds in Quebec. The George River herd has been subject to an unprecedented decline, from […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201770 Views

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Department of Environment Holiday closure emergency contact information – Government of NU

18 December 2017    The Department of Environment advises Nunavummiut that offices will be closed from December 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. to January 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. In case of a fuel spill, please contact the 24-hour spill line at 867- 920-8130. In case of a wildlife emergency, please contact the conservation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201749 Views

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Canada launches clean technology program for the fisheries and aquaculture industries

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Investing in clean technology for our fisheries and aquaculture industries helps protect our environment, while increasing competitiveness and creating jobs for Canadians. Today, Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201735 Views

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AER: Application 1904200 Notice of Application – Jackfish SAGD Project

Notice of Application OSCA Application No. 1904200 EPEA Application No. 008-00224816 Devon Canada Corporation Jackfish SAGD Project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA)application 1904200 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 008-00224816. This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on the applications. See the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201754 Views

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