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Earth Days are Back! – City of Mississauga

Apr 06, 2017 The City of Mississauga is celebrating Earth Days 2017 with a series of themed events happening across the city. Media are invited to the Earth Days media launch event on Tuesday, April 18. At the launch event, in partnership with Ecosource, participants will take part in Ecosource’s Travelling the Credit River: Stories […]

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Toronto based Luminato Festival announces its 2017 lineup – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 6, 2017  TORONTO – Artistic works from a vast spectrum of homegrown and international artists will share the spotlight at the upcoming Luminato Festival. The Toronto-based multi-arts festival has unveiled its 2017 lineup, the first programmed by new artistic director Josephine Ridge and led by CEO Anthony Sargent. Luminato […]

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Red Cross called in to help 4 flooded-out Manitoba First Nations – CBC

Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation latest community affected by flooding Apr 05, 2017 The Canadian Red Cross has been called in to help another group of residents from a flooded-out Manitoba First Nation. The Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation in southwestern Manitoba is the latest community in the province to be affected by floodwaters coming from the […]

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WWF: Canada’s Last Ice Area cited as a potential World Heritage site

OTTAWA – A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, has identified seven globally significant marine sites in the Arctic Ocean — including two in Canada — that warrant protection and could qualify for World Heritage […]

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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s opposition to Ajax receives strong backing – Mining Watch

April 1, 2017 KAMLOOPS — The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s opposition to the proposed KGHM Ajax mine has received considerable backing. More than 30 organizations, ranging from the David Suzuki foundation to various forest and mining operations from throughout B.C. have signed a ‘Declaration of Support’ in favour of SSN’s firm stance against the proposed […]

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B.C., Yukon to manage, protect, waters of Liard River and Mackenzie River Basin – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 5, 2017 VICTORIA _ The B.C. and Yukon governments have signed an agreement pledging to co-operatively manage shared waters within the sprawling Mackenzie River basin. The agreement specifically covers waters and tributaries of the Liard River, which springs from the mountains south of Ross River in Yukon, crosses the northeastern corner of […]

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Protesters knock politicians off message at B.C. bridge announcement – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 5, 2017  DELTA, B.C. _ A noisy group of placard-carrying protesters greeted politicians for what was supposed to be a celebration at the start of construction for the George Massey Tunnel replacement project. Before the news conference began, protesters took over the podium and held a mock news event, forcing Transport Minister […]

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Flood Bulletin #8

April 05, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across parts of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network or ice jamming on streams. Flows on waterways across the province are continuing to react to the run-off from the melt and water levels remain high on many waterways.  Ice […]

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Media Advisory: Maude Barlow to discuss B.C.’s water crisis and May election in Williams Lake next week

April 05, 2017 WHAT: Well-known water justice activist Maude Barlow will be in Williams Lake next Monday, as part of a 5-city tour in B.C. to launch her new book Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (ECW Press, September 2016). Boiling Point is a timely and insightful guide for B.C. election […]

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Liberals to hand Indigenous Canadians more power on environmental assessments – The Globe and Mail

Apr. 05, 2017 The Liberal government is planning to overhaul its environmental assessment regime for major development projects to give more decision-making power to Indigenous Canadians, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said. At an event in Montreal Wednesday, the minister released a report from an federally-appointed expert panel that was headed by former federal environment commissioner […]

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George Massey Tunnel replacement construction officially underway

DELTA – Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson and other dignitaries were on hand today to officially kick off construction on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. “After four years of consultation with First Nations, municipal and regional governments, and a tremendous amount of technical work, construction is underway on […]

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Tofino activists decry ‘high priority’ open pit mine overlooking picturesque West Coast tourist town – CBC

Mine opponents say it’s too easy for anyone to get mining and exploration claims in B.C. Apr 04, 2017 Municipal leaders and environmental activists on Vancouver Island’s west coast are calling on the B.C. government to update what they say are archaic mining laws that easily allow resource exploration without local consent. Nestled among a […]

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CNSC: Revised Notice of Public Hearing

April 05, 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announces the location and a date change for Part 2 of the public hearing to consider an application from New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) for a five- year renewal of its Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. In light […]

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Scientists Pen Open Letter to Alberta Environment Minister Over OHV Use in Castle Provincial Parks – 94.1

April 2, 2017 In the News A proposed LNG project on British Columbia’s north coast continues to spawn agreements and lawsuits. Here’s what Pacific NorthWest LNG said about legal challenges The serious effect of placer gold mining in British Columbia was highlighted. First Nations group calls for moratorium on new placer mining claims in Nova […]

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B.C. and Yukon sign water management agreement

April 05, 017 VICTORIA – British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak and Yukon Environment Minister Pauline Frost have signed an agreement pledging to co-operatively manage shared water in the Mackenzie River Basin, specifically the Liard River and its tributaries. Through the British Columbia-Yukon Bilateral Water Management Agreement, both governments are committing to protecting the aquatic […]

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Everywhere and nowhere – Corporate Knights

April 5, 2017 As sesquicentennial events take place around the country in 2017, Canadians have been struggling with how best to approach this milestone. One major concern being raised is that the outpouring of patriotism and celebrations risks ignoring the ghosts of our past, papering over the problems of today and sidelining the narratives of […]

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Minister Launches Public Comment Period on Expert Panel Report

April 5, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is taking the next step in reviewing environmental assessment processes to build a new system that Canadians trust. The goal is to have new processes that are fair and based on science, respect the rights of Indigenous peoples, provide certainty […]

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N.W.T. government turns to courts to stop Nahanni Butte road construction – CBC

Gov’t says road has done serious damage, seeks injunction against ‘trespassing’ Mar 31, 2017 The N.W.T. government is taking Nahanni Butte to court in an attempt to halt unauthorized road work near the community. Since January, the band has been clearing an old logging road across the river from the community. It says they need […]

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Watershed groups secure Atlantic Salmon Conservation funds – Peicanada.com

Three eastern PEI conservation groups recently received funding from the Atlantic Salmon Federation which will go a long way to reviving the salmon population in Island waterways. “It is a huge help,” Santina Beaton, coordinator of the Morell River Coop, said. “With a non for profit organization every bit of money just means you can […]

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Engineer says Kashechewan relocation to cost between $500M and $800M – CBC

One site being considered is approximately 30 kilometres up Albany River on a higher plateau Apr 05, 2017 Efforts are being made to ensure the relocation of the remote James Bay community of Kashechewan, Ont., is community driven. The First Nation signed a new agreement with the federal and provincial governments on March 31 to […]

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BR Sask First Nation Flooding – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 5, 2017 MELFORT, Sask. – Flooding has prompted a state of emergency on the James Smith Cree Nation on the outskirts of Melfort, Saskatchewan. Last night, about 100 people from the reserve were relocated to hotels in Melfort as a precaution over flood risks in the area. Chief Wally […]

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Under new deal, QC would run Iqaluit’s waste disposal: deputy mayor – NunatsiaqOnline

“The citizens of Iqaluit deserve to have better service than they get now” April 05, 2017 The City of Iqaluit will soon have a plan in place outlining how they plan to sort, crush, bundle, recycle, compost, burn and landfill everything they throw in the trash—maybe as early as the end of this month. And […]

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Scientists join battle over Alberta plan to ban off highway vehicles from Castle – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2017 By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Scientists are joining the battle over a plan to phase out the use of off-highway vehicles in two ecologically sensitive parks in southwestern Alberta. Last January, the province announced a draft plan for the Castle Wildland Provincial Park and Castle Provincial Park […]

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Overland flooding continues in Manitoba due to ice jams, high water – CBC

Some ice stubbornly remains in place along Assiniboine River, say provincial officials Apr 04, 2017 Ice jams and spring runoff is continuing to cause overland flooding across parts of southern Manitoba. Provincial flood officials say much of the ice has moved out on some rivers but some stubbornly remains in place along the Assiniboine River. […]

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IPCC agrees outlines of new reports

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, March 31 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments understand the impact climate change is having on human activities and nature on land and sea and how human activity in these areas is affecting climate change. The Panel approved the […]

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City Explores Options to Implement Solid Waste Management Plan – City of Iqaluit

CITY EXPLORES OPTIONS TO IMPLEMENT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN APRIL 3, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of the City of Iqaluit, and Harry Flaherty, President of Qikiqtaakluk Corporation (QC), are pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed to signal an intent to explore potential options to implement the Solid Waste […]

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Floodwater start to subside in Manitoba but not out of the woods yet: officials – Surrey Leader

CARMAN, Man. — Some of the floodwater that prompted states of emergencies and evacuations in small Manitoba communities is starting to subside, although officials say the danger is not over yet. Rising water from the spring melt over the weekend forced dozens of people from the Peguis First Nation along the Fisher River north of […]

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Flood Bulletin #6

April 03, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across much of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network. Ice Jams and Overland Flooding Ice jam-related flooding continues on some major rivers and smaller tributaries.  It can occur when the run-off begins before the river ice melts and is […]

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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Building Allies Across B.C. and Canada To Oppose KGHM’s Ajax Mine in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA–( April 1, 2017) – Today, over 30 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of members across British Columbia and Canada announced their support to the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s (SSN) decision to withhold its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and area) […]

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Caribou cams show calf birth, herd behaviour in Nunavik – NunatsiaqOnline

April 03, 2017 Caribou Ungava project uses camera collars to track Leaf River herd There is a lot of close-up tundra munching, baby grooming, forward movement and panning left and right across the landscape. There’s even underwater footage of skinny legs paddling through blue-green water. It’s what you might expect from a caribou cam. Wildlife […]

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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting BC government failure to protect endangered rainforest – Sierra Club

Investigation also finds company in non-compliance with making information public March 30, 2017 VICTORIA—The BC government’s Forest Practices Board (FPB) released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd.’s logging practices in the East Creek area.  East Creek is located adjacent to the Mquqᵂin – Brooks Peninsula Provincial […]

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More days of fishing and increased retention opportunities for the 2017 recreational Striped bass fishery

Miramichi, New Brunswick – Recreational fishing is an integral part of the local economy and the Government of Canada is pleased to extend the striped bass season this year. On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, was in […]

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Seeking input for the B.C. boreal caribou recovery plan – BC Gov’t

March 31, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is looking for public comment on an updated B.C. boreal caribou implementation plan (BCIP) that was originally completed in 2011. Until May 31, 2017, the public can visit the website to share their thoughts on the new implementation plan for the boreal caribou in British Columbia. This species […]

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Over 80 homes evacuated on Manitoba First Nation due to flooding on ice clogged river – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2017  PEGUIS, Man. _ Flooding caused by ice jams on the Fisher River have forced the evacuation of over 80 homes on a Manitoba First Nation, the community’s chief says. Glenn Hudson of the Peguis First Nation says floodwater reached some of the homes, while others were evacuated because water had […]

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Biologist to lobby London politicians to keep Springbank Dam inoperable – Global News

April 3, 2017 Debate over the future of the Springbank Dam returns to city hall Monday. Members of the strategic priorities and policy committee will be given a report and presentation from a species at risk biologist, who feels keeping the dam inoperable is better for the health of the Thames River. Coun. Stephen Turner […]

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The Northern Pass Project and Hydro-Québec’s “Green Energy” – Aboriginal leaders say Hydro-Quebec lied to the New England public

NEW HAVEN, CT, March 31, 2017 – Three Innu First Nation leaders stated their case concerning the Northern Pass Project during a conference held today at Yale University under the auspices of the Yale Environmental Student Coalition. They stated that the project will accentuate the destruction of the iconic Betsiamites River on Quebec’s North Shore. […]

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Review to explore greener community power generation

March 31, 2017 To make it easier for Albertans to generate their own electricity, the province will explore ways to enable more small-scale, community-owned generation from greener sources, such as wind or solar. The province is directing the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to conduct a formal study of this issue to help inform government as […]

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Moose Cree FN: Ice Road Officially Closes

March 30, 2017 Be advised that the ice road between Moose Factory and Moosonee will officially close on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Read More. NT5

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Conservation, Parks Canada, and the Federal Budget – CPAWS

Mar 29 2017 Over the past week we’ve been working to clarify what the federal budget provides for nature conservation. After conversations with federal officials we have a clearer idea, and some good news to share! We also have a few cautionary notes. First the good news. In first reading the budget our Forest Program […]

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Four Reasons Keystone XL will not get built – Environmental Defence

On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Permit that clears the path for TransCanada to cross the Canada-U.S. border with its proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. But this is just a symbolic victory. TransCanada and the White House will soon learn a lesson Canada’s federal government already knows: approving pipelines doesn’t mean they […]

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Indigenous leaders and allies unite to stop Alton Gas project

March 28, 2017 K’JIPUKTUK / HALIFAX — On Monday, frontline water defenders shared stories of corporate trickery, modern impacts of colonization, and struggles to protect their communities from the expansion of a toxic industry. They were talking about the Alton Gas project. “It’s no wonder that the government doesn’t want to consult with us — […]

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NCC: Cross-border partnership leads to Great Lakes conservation success

March 29, 2017 Thunder Bay, Ontario Thanks to the cross-border collaboration of several organizations, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Known as Big Trout Bay, the property is located just minutes from the international border, and 45 minutes from Thunder […]

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Statement – Greenpeace responds to Trump’s rollback of climate protection initiatives

28 March 2017 (EDMONTON) — In response to the Trump administration repealing several crucial components of Obama’s climate plan, Greenpeace Canada Climate and Energy Campaigner, Mike Hudema, said: “Trump has shown again today that his agenda is to send America backwards by signing yet another executive order that defies science and ignores the health and […]

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First Nations Across North America Ask TD Bank to Step Away from Financing of Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Grand Chief Simon Appeals to Investors, Shareholders at TD Annual General Meeting TORONTO, March 30, 2017 – Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake, a Mohawk community on the outskirts of Montreal, today delivered a message at TD Bank’s annual general meeting to warn shareholders, management and the board that TD is turning […]

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First Nations in Quebec Stand in the Way of the Energy East Pipeline

WENDAKE, QC, March 29, 2017 – On the occasion of the visit to Montreal (Mohawk Territory) of the Expert Panel mandated to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to reiterate that First Nations in Quebec firmly opposed TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline by way of resolution in June 2016. […]

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Oilsands showdown coming over tailings cleanup: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017 13:46 EDMONTON _ Alberta’s oilsands could be heading for a showdown over toxic tailings ponds following an independent assessment that found cleanup plans of six major producers don’t meet new rules. The province’s energy regulator recently rejected Suncor’s plans, saying they relied on unproven technology and didn’t provide enough certainty on […]

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Keystone XL approval hinders the growing global renewable energy economy – David Suzuki Foundation

March 24, 2017 VANCOUVER — The U.S. government’s decision to approve the Keystone XL construction permit puts the country behind in a global economy that is rapidly shifting to renewable energy — and could slow the necessary transition from fossil fuels, according to the David Suzuki Foundation. Sign up for our newsletter “This is not […]

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McKenna to appear at environment committee after year-long absence – IPolitics

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s May 1st appearance at the House of Commons environment committee will be the first time in over a year that she’s briefed MPs. It will also mark the first time in four and a half months that the public will be able to see the committee work. Known formally as the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201733 Views

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BR Parks Climate Change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 30, 2017  EDMONTON – Government research suggests the environments of parks and protected areas across North America are being shifted hundreds of kilometres away through climate change. The published research from Natural Resources Canada finds the ecosystems of nearly 80 per cent of those areas in Canada, the United […]

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201736 Views

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