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Video – ‘Very dire situation’: Disappearance of Alberta’s caribou threatens centuries-old way of life – CBC

Alberta’s herds are declining so rapidly, species should be listed as fully endangered, scientist says Nov 20, 2017 Brian Grandbois remembers the northern lights flickering across the sky over his childhood home. When he looks up now, he sees the glow of light trapped under an umbrella of steam and smoke, pouring from the oil […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201758 Views

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites participation in Pickering licence renewal hearing

Funding available for Indigenous, public, and stakeholder participation November 20, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is requesting authorization to continue operations until December 2024.  The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) offers funding to assist Indigenous groups, members of the public, and other stakeholders in participating in the licence application review and Commission […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 201743 Views

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New $155-Million Clean Growth Program Launched to Address Climate Change

November 20, 2017—Ottawa—Natural Resources Canada Building a clean-growth economy starts with sustainable and globally-competitive natural resource sectors that create good, middle-class jobs and prosperity for Canadians. Smart investments in clean technology can build on this Canadian advantage, ensure we meet our climate change commitments and create new opportunities and markets for our ingenuity and know-how. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201772 Views

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GNB: Fish passage now open at Tobique Generating Station

November 20, 2017 TOBIQUE FIRST NATION (GNB) – Improved survival rates of wild Atlantic salmon and other fish species on the St. John River watershed is the goal of a downstream fish passage at the Tobique Generating Station. The passageway, which was unveiled today, was constructed by NB Power at a cost of $9 million. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201749 Views

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Global climate talks must see more Inuit inclusion, says ITK – Nunatsiaq online

November 20, 2017 “We can offer solutions to the weather changes affecting our planet” Indigenous peoples of the world—including Inuit—left the United Nations’ COP23 talks in Bonn, Germany Nov. 17 with some assurance they could play a bigger role in future UN climate meetings. “Inuit can be part of the climate solution. Inuit have the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201731 Views

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IRC: Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway Officially Open To Traffic

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Celebrations were held in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on November 15 to celebrate the official opening of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada; the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201731 Views

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Minister McKenna wraps up successful COP23 in Bonn

November 20, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, led a strong and productive delegation at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. This global gathering advanced the work of the Paris Agreement so that climate action can be guaranteed for generations to come. COP23 brought […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201735 Views

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Government of Canada to improve local maritime situational awareness and reduce marine traffic congestion through the Oceans Protection Plan

November 16, 2017         West Vancouver, BC Canada has the world’s longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resources. Canadians across the country rely on marine transportation to go about their everyday life or to deliver products to market in a safe and responsible way. As we mark the one-year anniversary of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201776 Views

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Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 17, 2017  By James Nord THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PIERRE, S.D. _ TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. State officials and pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201746 Views

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COSEWIC call for bids for status reports or designatable unit report: Fall 2017

Experts are needed to write a Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) status report or a COSEWIC designatable unit report. November 16 to December 20, 2017 (until 3 pm Eastern time). Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Wildlife species for which a COSEWIC status report is needed Part 3: Wildlife species for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201733 Views

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Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2017 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ A massive and uncontrollable buildup of mountain pine beetles in Jasper National Park is starting to explode into commercially valuable forests along its boundaries. Foresters along the park’s edge have seen a tenfold increase in beetle infestation in just months, and some […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201751 Views

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BCUC: Information Release – Additional information sought by Provincial Government in the Inquiry Respecting Site C

November 16, 2017 Vancouver – The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) received the attached joint letter from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Finance yesterday seeking additional information in the BCUC’s Inquiry respecting Site C. The joint letter states that the ministries are supporting the government decision process surrounding the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201752 Views

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Trans Mountain Expansion detailed route hearings announced for interior B.C.

November 16, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) announced today that detailed route hearings for Segments 3 & 4 of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project are expected to begin in February, 2018. Hearings will take place in Valemount and Clearwater, B.C. Previously, the NEB announced detailed route hearings for Segments 1 & […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201733 Views

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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota – CNN

November 17, 2017 (CNN)A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada, said. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning, and officials are investigating the cause of the leak, which occurred about three miles southeast of the town of Amherst, said Brian Walsh, a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201735 Views

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William Prince @ Fernandos – Castanet.net

William Prince will be in Kelowna playing Fernando’s Pub Sunday December 3rd. William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps cliches to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage. Prince’s debut album […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201739 Views

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BC First Nation says it has created world-class oil spill response plan – CTV

November 15, 2017 BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A British Columbia First Nation has released a plan it says will give it a leading role in oil spill prevention and response on the province’s central coast. A report from the Heiltsuk Nation calls for the creation of an Indigenous Marine Response Centre capable of responding within […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201759 Views

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A Humpback Resurgence – Coastalguardianwatchmen.ca

Humpback whales are making a comeback along the North Coast, and the Gitga’at First Nation and whale researchers are working together to learn what will keep populations healthy. If you think you’ve noticed far more humpback whales along the North Coast, you’re not imagining things. Humpbacks are still making their slow recovery after being hunted […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201748 Views

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Twin Flames bring their warmth to Canadian Folk Music Awards – Ottawa Citizen

November 16, 2017 There’s nothing like a deadline to light Twin Flames’ creative fire. Last spring, the Ottawa-based duo was still on a roll from winning a 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award as the year’s best aboriginal songwriters, and singer-songwriters Chelsey June and Jaaji decided they didn’t want to miss out on another shot at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201758 Views

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Canada and UK form alliance to phase out coal to combat climate change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2017 BONN, Germany _ Canada and Britain have formed an alliance aimed at encouraging countries to phase out coal as part of efforts to curb climate change. The initiative _ dubbed the Global Alliance to Power Past Coal _ was unveiled in Bonn, Germany today by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and […]

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Canada calls for a global alliance to phase out coal electricity

November 16, 2017 – Bonn, Germany Canada continues to play a leadership role at the United Nations Climate Change Conference by launching a global alliance to phase out coal electricity in partnership with the UK. Phasing out coal is one of many climate actions that will transition Canada to a clean growth economy. The Powering […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201749 Views

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Deputy Minister Acknowledges the NWMO’s Innovative Approach

Canada’s Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Philip Jennings, recently attended an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference, where his comments acknowledged the ongoing work of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). At the IAEA’s International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mr. Jennings – Canada’s Head […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201751 Views

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Find Your Fit Tour reaches Lax Kw’alaams

November 15, 2017 Calling all students, parents, school counsellors and job seekers looking for career inspiration LAX KW’ALAAMS – WorkBC’s Find Your Fit Tour will be in Lax Kw’alaams at the Coast Tsimshian Academy on Nov. 16 and open to the public from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “B.C. needs a new generation of innovators […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201752 Views

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International scientists raise alarm about Wood Buffalo World Heritage Site – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  EDMONTON _ One of the world’s largest groups of conservation scientists says Canada’s biggest national park is one of the most threatened World Heritage Sites in North America. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says Wood Buffalo National Park is significantly threatened by hydroelectric and oilsands development. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201752 Views

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National Roundtable on Flood Risk to convene in Regina on Thursday November 16, 2017

November 15, 2017 (OTTAWA) – Last spring, thousands of Canadians were flooded nation-wide and many lost their homes and much of their life savings as a result. Severe weather events are increasing in both frequency and intensity as a result of our changing climate. Our country is simply not prepared to face this new reality. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201743 Views

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Fishermen, First Nations vow to stop testing by Donkin mine – Cape Breton Post

Nov. 15, 2017 DONKIN, N.S. — A coal company’s plans to conduct seismic testing off the coast of Donkin have basically been blasted out of the water. About 150 people — mainly fishermen concerned with the impact the testing by Donkin mine owner Kameron Coal would have on lobster stocks — attended a public meeting […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201754 Views

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Significant coastal restoration fund investment in Newfoundland and Labrador to restore a healthy marine ecosystem in Conne River, NL

CONNE RIVER, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is committed to providing resources for environmental protection and restoration for the benefit of all Canadians. In May 2017, the Government of Canada announced the $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to help rehabilitate […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201746 Views

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COP23: Itinerary for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bonn, Germany – November 14, 2017 – The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Event: Minister McKenna will participate in a panel discussion about Indigenous leadership on climate action in Canada. Time: 1:00 p.m. (CET) / 7:00 a.m. (EST) Location: Bonn Zone, room 10 Note for media: Open coverage Event: Minister […]

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Media Advisory – COP23 event: Indigenous Leadership on Climate Action in Canada

Bonn, Germany – November 14, 2017 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will participate in a panel discussion about the Indigenous leadership on climate action in Canada. The event highlights Canada’s efforts to recognize Indigenous rights in addressing climate change, including through the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201744 Views

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Canada co-chairs Climate and Clean Air Coalition to address climate change and improve air quality

From Environment and Climate Change Canada November 14, 2017 – Bonn, Germany The Government of Canada is committed to working at home and abroad to reduce short-lived climate pollutants that are warming the planet and harming the health of millions of people. Today, at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, the Minister […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201739 Views

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MP Duguid to take a leadership role on water-quality issues in the Lake Winnipeg basin

Canada is committed to protecting and managing water quality in our lakes and rivers, in support of economic prosperity and the well-being of Canadians. Protecting our environment and growing our economy go hand in hand. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201756 Views

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Ontario knew about mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows in 1990: report – CBC

Grassy Narrows chief says community exploring all options ahead of meeting with province, Ottawa Nov 12, 2017 A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury. “There’s a continued liability on the province,” Grassy Narrows chief Simon Fobister […]

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McKenna uses Twitter to troll coal from Bonn during U.S. event promoting it – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A U.S. effort to stoke the fires of coal-powered electricity didn’t escape the attention of Canada’s environment minister Monday as Catherine McKenna used her Twitter account to troll the carbon-based fuel just as American officials were extolling its virtues. McKenna is in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201746 Views

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Media Advisory – Itinerary for the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bonn, Germany – November 13, 2017 – The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Event: Minister McKenna will participate in Gender Talanoa: a Listening and Learning Event. Time: 8:30 a.m. (CET) / 2:30 a.m. (EST) Location: Bula Zone 2, UN Campus Restaurant, 29th Floor Note […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201754 Views

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Protesters vow to continue B.C. fish farm protest amid court action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2017  PORT HARDY, B.C. _ First Nations protesters at a salmon farm off the northern coast of Vancouver Island are vowing to stay, despite court action aimed at forcing them out. Marine Harvest Canada, which runs the farm, has asked the B.C. Supreme Court for an injunction to remove protesters from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201744 Views

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Canada’s push to eliminate coal power takes on U.S. clean coal in Bonn – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Climate change talks in Germany are headed for a collision course on coal this week _ and Canada is right in the middle of it. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is arriving today in Bonn, Germany, to attend the second week of COP23, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201763 Views

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Response to submission filed with Commission for Environmental Cooperation

November 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, issued the following statement: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to present our response to a submission filed with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation regarding the enforcement of the Fisheries Act in Alberta’s oil sands region. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201737 Views

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Ottawa responds to NAFTA challenge that it’s not tough on tailings pond leaks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 11, 2017  By Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence to determine if oilsands tailings ponds were leaking into waterways and hurting fish. But the government says it continues to work on methods to determine if chemicals associated with bitumen in groundwater are […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201742 Views

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Minister LeBlanc considers all options to protect the North Atlantic Right Whale from further harm

Moncton, New Brunswick – Canada’s commitment to protecting the North Atlantic Right Whale was front and centre at a roundtable meeting led by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Minister LeBlanc met with representatives from fishing organizations, marine transportation industries, cruise lines, ferry associations, Indigenous peoples, whale experts and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201765 Views

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UVic: Indigenous rights missing from marine protected areas

November 09, 2017 Declining marine resources are a global concern and in response, many countries are establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to protect biodiversity. However, Indigenous rights and governance are being overlooked, says a University of Victoria researcher. In a paper, “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Marine Protected Areas,” published this week in the journal Marine Policy, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201760 Views

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Canada heads to Bonn, Germany, to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference negotiation tables

November 10, 2017 – Gatineau, Québec Canada will continue driving global momentum on climate action at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) presided over by Fiji, in Bonn, Germany. Our delegation will include all levels of government, Indigenous leaders, businesses, and environmental groups, working together to seize the opportunities of the transition to a clean-growth economy. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201753 Views

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Indigenous demonstrators, environmentalists urge governments to stop using nuclear power – Toronto Star

First Nations people and environmental groups are airing their grievances about nuclear power and its storage. Nov. 9, 2017 A large demonstration at Queen’s Park called on Canadian governments to phase out nuclear power and opt for renewable energy sources, instead. First Nations people and environmentalists from around Ontario joined in solidarity on Thursday Initially, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201766 Views

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BR Right Whale Deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 10, 2017  MONCTON, N.B. – The federal government is poised to order boats to give right whales a 100-metre buffer zone as it looks at a variety of options to protect the endangered mammals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc met yesterday in New Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201746 Views

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Ottawa to order ships to give right whales a 100 metre buffer zone in Gulf – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2017 By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS MONCTON, N.B. _ Ottawa will order boats to give right whales a 100-metre buffer zone as it looks at every possible option to protect the endangered mammals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, says Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc. LeBlanc met Thursday in Moncton, N.B., […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201773 Views

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GNT: Ferry Crossings Closed for the Season

YELLOWKNIFE (November 8, 2017) – The Department of Infrastructure (INF) advises that the Mackenzie River ferry crossing, the Liard River ferry crossing and the N’Dulee River ferry crossing are now closed for the season. The Peel River ferry crossing will close on Thursday, Nov. 9, or earlier depending on river conditions. The public is encouraged to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201752 Views

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Fisheries minister in N.B. to discuss North Atlantic right whale deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2017  MONCTON, N.B. _ Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc is scheduled to meet with scientists, Indigenous groups and representatives from the fishing and marine transport industries today in Moncton, N.B., to discuss this year’s North Atlantic right whale deaths. LeBlanc will hold a roundtable discussion on solutions to reduce interactions between […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201756 Views

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Squamish Nation challenges Province’s Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Environmental Approval

‘A SPILL COULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR OUR PEOPLE’ Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) challenges province’s Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion environmental approval VANCOUVER (Nov. 2, 2017) — Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) is challenging the B.C. government’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in the B.C. Supreme Court in a judicial review starting on Monday. “The […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201790 Views

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Clean fuels standard coming soon but maybe not this fall: McKenna – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The single biggest element of Canada’s national emissions reduction plan might not be unveiled on time. A year ago, the federal government announced plans to develop a national clean fuels standard to reduce harmful emissions. It was supposed to start with consultations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201751 Views

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B.C. to reassert leadership on global stage at UN climate conference

November 07, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman will be working with global leaders on ways to cut carbon pollution while growing a sustainable economy at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany. “Tackling climate change is key to building a strong, sustainable economy that benefits […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201760 Views

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Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project – Participant Funding Allocated

November 7, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $206,880 in federal funds to 11 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in an area known […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201781 Views

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GNU: Call for nominations NJPMC

07 November 2017  The Government of Nunavut is looking for nominations to fill two of its seats on the Nunavut Joint Planning and Management Committee for Territorial Parks (NJPMC). The NJPMC is responsible for providing advice on the planning, establishment, operation, and management of territorial parks throughout Nunavut. If you are familiar with territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2017109 Views

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