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Community near French River devastated by fire, evacuation – Sudbury.com

Evacuees grateful for the MNR, volunteers helping with evac and firefighting With the Key River fire having grown to some 5,000 hectares, those who live in the area are aghast at the “enormity of the disaster” the forest fire has caused. Key River is located just south of Grundy Lake Provincial Park and French River. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201861 Views

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Canadian Zinc Receives Positive Decision to Resume Permitting Process of the Prairie Creek Mine All Season Road

Vancouver, British Columbia, July 23, 2018 – Canadian Zinc Corporation (TSX: CZN; OTCQB: CZICF) is pleased to report that it has received a letter confirming resumption of the decision phase of the Environmental Assessment of the Prairie Creek All Season Road Project for long-term, year round access to the Prairie Creek Mine. Canadian Zinc (“CZN”) […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201845 Views

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Iqaluit residents to benefit from improved waste management system

Iqaluit, Nunavut, July 20, 2018—Modern public infrastructure is key to supporting the unique needs of northern communities. Investing in green infrastructure protects the environment and supports local economic opportunities, which goes hand in hand with improving family income, job opportunities and quality of life for those living and working in the North. The Honourable François-Philippe […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201831 Views

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Lightning caused wildfires prompt evacuations in northeastern Ontario – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2018  By Gabriele Roy THE CANADIAN PRESS Authorities say more than 50 homes have been evacuated in northeastern Ontario this weekend due to the threat of raging forest fires. A mandatory evacuation order was issued Friday for the Key Harbour area and the municipality of Killarney, south of the French River […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201830 Views

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He actually survived’: Man who disappeared last month found alive in the bush – CBC

Jul 22, 2018 Russell Adrian Hyslop, 26, went missing in Thompson on June 19 They didn’t know where he was for more than a month, but now a father of three — who disappeared after going to a medical appointment in northern Manitoba — has been reunited with his family. Russell Adrian Hyslop, 26, was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201829 Views

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State Of Emergency Declared On Whitedog Due to Smoke From Forest Fire – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 20, 2018 A State of Emergency has been declared on the Wabaseemoong First Nation. It’s because of smoke from a forest fire burning about 20 kilometers northwest of the community. Kenora Fire #71 has been growing steadily since the weekend and is low listed at over 68 hundred hectares in size. Right now, vulnerable […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201836 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in Great Lakes protection and restoration

July 19, 2018 – Port Colborne, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s natural legacy and freshwater resources. Part of this commitment is protecting and restoring the water quality and ecosystem health of the Great Lakes, a vitally important environmental, economic, and cultural resource for millions within its basin and beyond. Today, the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201822 Views

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Public Notice: Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Additional Participant Funding Allocated

July 19, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $232,682.60 in federal funds to Indigenous groups and the public to assist their participation in the environmental assessment for the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, located in northern Alberta. Details of Funding Allocation for the Project Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201881 Views

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Inuit to help manage marine conservation area – Nunatsiaq.com

July 20, 2018 QIA gets $900K to run Guardian program in Lancaster Sound Inuit will help manage the new Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area through a new Guardian program to be run by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. On Wednesday, Parks Canada announced up to $900,000 in funding for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to operate […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201854 Views

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Wabaseemoong Declares State Of Emergency – 931 The Border

July 20, 2018 A northwestern Ontario First Nation has declared a state of emergency because of smoke from a nearby forest fire. Wabaseemoong Independent Nation is evacuating seniors, children and those with respiratory problems to nearby First Nation communities in the Kenora area. They are being told to prepare to be away from their homes […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201826 Views

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Greenpeace members arrested for climbing Olympic Stadium tower in Montreal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2018  By Martin Leblanc THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Several Greenpeace members climbed the outside of the Olympic Stadium tower in Montreal on Thursday to protest the federal government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline project. The five climbers, who were equipped with cables and harnesses, ascended partway up the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201841 Views

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Renewable energy remains a minor source of energy: Philip Cross in the Hill Times – MLI

July 18, 2018 Abundant energy is the beating heart of our economy and society, driving the ongoing search for new energy sources. At one time, nuclear energy and then briefly fusion promised unlimited power at little economic or environmental cost. Since the 1970s, renewables from wind and solar power have held out the tantalizing prospect […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201841 Views

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Report: Lake oil spill in Michigan would cost nearly $2B – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jul 19, 2018  By Ed White THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ Experts predict that a worst-case scenario leak of an old oil pipeline where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet would cost nearly $2 billion. The state of Michigan released a draft of a report by an independent team of scientists who estimate […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201838 Views

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Alberta invests in new clean technology challenge

July 18, 2018 The Alberta government and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are encouraging biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation innovators to develop new clean-technology projects to cut their energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gases. Up to $70 million is available through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Biotechnology, Electricity and Sustainable Transportation (BEST) Challenge. The challenge will […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201832 Views

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BC Government: Low kokanee numbers prompt bull trout removal

July 18, 2018 NELSON – As part of the Kootenay Lake Action Plan to recover kokanee stocks, some bull trout will be removed from the Duncan River, below the Duncan Dam, this summer. Other actions to recover kokanee stocks in Kootenay Lake include continued stocking of kokanee eggs, increasing angling opportunities for bull trout, and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201823 Views

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City of Burnaby issues eviction notice to protesters at Kinder Morgan terminal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2018 BURNABY, B.C. _ The City of Burnaby is evicting protesters from a make-shift camp set up outside one of Kinder Morgan’s terminals, citing fire safety and public health concerns. City manager Lambert Chu says the city is worried about how the footprint of the site, dubbed Camp Cloud, has grown […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201832 Views

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Removing bull trout will improve chances for dwindling Kootenay kokanee: B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2018 19:15 NELSON, B.C. _ Some trout that prey on the dwindling supply of kokanee in British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake will soon be removed. The provincial government says the bull trout population more than doubled between 2015 and 2017 and poses a threat to kokanee. Spawning kokanee in Kootenay lake historically range from […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201831 Views

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Parks Canada announces funding to Qikiqtani Inuit Association for pilot Guardian program in Arctic Bay

From: Parks Canada Pilot Guardian program will explore how Inuit can help manage the Arctic waters of Tallurutiup Imanga ahead of establishment of National Marine Conservation Area July 18, 2018                                Arctic Bay, Nunavut               Parks Canada Agency In August 2017, the established boundaries for the newest and largest marine protected area in Canada – Tallurutiup […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201881 Views

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The NWMO issues Reconciliation Statement collaboratively with Indigenous Elders and youth

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is taking a significant step towards reconciliation by acknowledging historical wrongs in Canada’s past and the need to create a better future by addressing the challenges of today. This acknowledgment forms part of the NWMO’s Reconciliation Statement, which was finalized through an Indigenous ceremony. Members of the Council of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201880 Views

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Government of Canada connects over 3,700 students to green jobs

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Students to gain meaningful work experience in parks and other natural settings across Canada July 18, 2018     Thunder Bay, Ontario            Employment and Social Development Canada Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs, including in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201835 Views

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Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency July 17, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Fifteen Mile Stream Gold Project, located 95 kilometres northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201837 Views

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CPAWS: Annual Parks Report outlines action plan for meeting Canada’s land and freshwater protection targets

July 17, 2018 OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to achieve Canada’s international commitment to protect at least 17% of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201852 Views

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Wabaseemoong Resident Raises Concern Over Forest Fire – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 17, 2018 Some residents on the Wabaseemoong First Nation say they are concerned with the proximity of a large wild fire burning near their community. Kenora Fire #71 has grown to more than two thousand hectares in size and is located about 33 kilometers northwest of White Dog. Kerry Carpenter says it’s unclear if […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201834 Views

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AER Decision: Imperial Oil Resources Limited – Application for Kearl Mine’s Tailings Management Plan

July 16, 2018 Application 1872083 Decision [1] The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approves Imperial Oil Resources Limited’s application 1872083, subject to the approval terms and conditions, and issues Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) Approval No. 10829H (appendix 1). [2] In reaching its decision, the AER considered all relevant material constituting the record of Imperial’s application. […]

by aanationtalk on July 16, 201843 Views

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Trudeau Youth Council – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 16, 2018 11:54 OTTAWA – Members of Justin Trudeau’s youth council are urging the prime minister to withdraw his decision to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Sixteen past and present members of the youth council are releasing a letter to Trudeau expressing their “disappointment” in the Liberal government’s move to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201850 Views

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Public comments invited on new regulatory document on recovery from a nuclear emergency

July 16, 2018 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to review REGDOC-2.10.1, Emergency Management and Fire Protection, Volume II: Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear Emergency, and to provide their comments on the document. This regulatory document outlines guidance that decision makers may need to consider prior to, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201841 Views

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Guilty plea leads to $460 000 penalty for Nexen Long Lake pipeline spill

Calgary, Alberta (Jul 13, 2018)… Nexen has been ordered to pay $460 000 as a result of a July 2015 spill from a pipeline associated with the company’s Long Lake oil sands facility. The company pleaded guilty in provincial court to one count under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). The spill released 5000 cubic metres […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201850 Views

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IDM Mining Ltd.: Provincial Environmental Assessment Review of Red Mountain Gold Project Advances to Final Stage

July 16, 2018, Vancouver, BC – IDM Mining Ltd. (TSXV:IDM) (OTCQB:IDMMF) (“IDM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the temporary voluntary suspension of the 180-day time limit for the application review of the Red Mountain Gold Project (“Red Mountain” or the “Project”) has been lifted by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (“EAO”) and the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201850 Views

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Indigenous activist arrested after Trans Mountain protest in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 8:46 CLEARWATER, B.C. _ An Indigenous political activist was briefly detained Saturday following a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia’s North Thompson Provincial Park. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after allegedly defying an eviction order from the BC Parks service […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201843 Views

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Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 11:40 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS An exhaustive federal study of Canada’s largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating. The 561-page report on Wood Buffalo National Park says industry, dams, climate change and natural cycles are sucking the watery lifeblood from the vast delta of northeastern […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201864 Views

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Thirteen people homeless after fire on Elsipogtog First Nation – CTV

July 13, 2018 Thirteen people are homeless after an apartment building on New Brunswick’s Elsipogtog First Nation burned to the ground Thursday. The Canadian Red Cross says the fire was first reported on Main River Creek Road at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fire was extinguished, but it reignited around 3 a.m. Thursday. Thirteen people escaped […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201843 Views

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CRD Regional Parks Releases 2017 Annual Report

Jul 12, 2018 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved the CRD Regional Parks 2017 annual report. It summarizes the actions and accomplishments related to the CRD’s parks and trails system, which is part of a network of parks and protected areas located across the region. The CRD parks and trails system is […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201845 Views

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Wildfire wind worries – Castanet.net

Jul 13, 2018 The grass fire near Kamloops continues to burn but has been steered away from six homes east of the city. The suspected human-caused fire broke out around noon yesterday and quickly covered almost four square kilometres — forcing evacuation of the half-dozen homes, but a rapid response from the wildfire service headed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201843 Views

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Mackenzie River caused global cooling 13,000 years ago, study suggests – CBC

‘It’s something very active, and it’s happening today,’ says scientist Jul 13, 2018 A massive freshwater flood that caused a millennium-long global cooling event came from the Mackenzie River, according to a new study. Roughly 13,000 years ago, the North Atlantic Current — an ocean current flowing between the equator, Europe and Canada — was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201843 Views

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Public Notice: Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Revised Notice of Hearing

July 12, 2018 — The Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to review the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project (the Project) and conduct an assessment of the environmental effects of the Project has issued revised submission filing deadlines and confirms that the hearing will commence at 9 am on Tuesday September 25th at MacDonald Island (Miskanaw Ballroom), 1 CA […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201841 Views

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Grass fire burns on First Nation reserve in Kamloops, B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 12, 2018 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ A grass fire burning on a First Nation reserve in Kamloops, B.C., has grown to 3.8 square kilometres. The B.C. Wildfire Service says the blaze on the Tk’emlups reserve is not threatening any homes. Six homes were evacuated as a precaution on Thursday afternoon but the evacuations […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201831 Views

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Haida Nation wants shipping traffic banned from culturally significant underwater volcano – CBC

SGann Kinghlas-Bowie seamount 1 of 3 areas being studied by expedition launched this month Jul 12, 2018 The Haida Nation wants tighter restrictions around a marine protected area that is the site of an ancient undersea volcano from which springs a supernatural being central to some of the nation’s traditional stories. Known as the SGann […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201834 Views

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Connect with Nature with Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp at Port au Choix National Historic Site and Gros Morne National Park

Canadians encouraged to register for Parks Canada’s popular Learn-to Camp program July 13, 2018                Rocky Harbour and Port au Choix, NL        Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s Learn-to Camp program is a chance for first-time campers to try out a camping experience by learning how to plan and enjoy safe and successful camping trips. Families learn […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201837 Views

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“Learn to…” summer program at Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park

12 July 2018  Do you want to learn something new? Join us at the “Learn to…” events being offered this summer at Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park in Rankin Inlet! Different activities are planned, including: Learn to make pipsi-July 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Elders’ cabin. Learn to make a kakivak-July 21, 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201843 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories announces approach to carbon pricing

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is releasing its planned approach to implementing carbon pricing in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The made in the North approach balances implementing carbon pricing as a tool to incent behaviors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), with investments in initiatives and programs that lead […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201848 Views

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Nibinamik First Nation-area fire doubles in size – Tbnewswatch.com

MNRF says community is not threatened DRYDEN, Ont. — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports that two lightning-caused forest fires near the Nibinamik First Nation continue to expand. The community, however, is under no immediate threat. The larger of the fires burned 3,000 more hectares between Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon, reaching a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201835 Views

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Indigenous pipeline protesters take over B.C. park, displace campers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 11, 2018  CLEARWATER, B.C. _ An Indigenous group calling itself the Tiny House Warriors has moved into the North Thompson River Provincial Park near Clearwater, B.C., in an effort to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Group spokeswoman Kanahus Manuel says they are reclaiming an ancestral village their people were forced from […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201837 Views

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Fisheries Department says more staff on waters to protect Canada’s whales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 11, 2018  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ New regulations to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises are in effect for all coasts in Canada as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans works to ensure more officers and patrol vessels are available to enforce the rules. Adam Burns, director general of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201840 Views

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Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay — Public Comments Invited

July 11, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, located 45 kilometres from the city of Saguenay, Quebec. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201838 Views

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Huckleberry harvesting restricted to protect grizzly bear habitat

July 11, 2018 NELSON – The Province is restricting commercial-scale huckleberry harvesting to protect grizzly bear habitat in the Kootenay Boundary region. From July 15, 2018, to Oct. 15, 2018, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas of the Kootenay Boundary region, including Monk Creek, Little Moyie, Kid Creek, Iron Creek/Sand Creek, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201841 Views

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Statement: Celebrating World Oceans Day in the Arctic

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada OTTAWA – As Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, I’m thrilled to mark this year’s World Oceans Day in the Arctic, which is being celebrated in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, a small Inuvialuit community located on the west coast of Victoria Island. Canada’s Arctic is vast and beautiful. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201837 Views

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Ecofiscal Commission urges governments to make environmental disasters less likely by closing gaps in policy

Ottawa, July 11, 2018—Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new report, Responsible Risk: How putting a price on environmental risk makes disasters less likely. Environmental disasters — for example, train derailments, tailings pond failures, or oil spills — are infrequent, but also potentially costly. The economic activity that drives our prosperity comes with risk to the environment. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201852 Views

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Ecuador court upholds $9.5 bln damages ruling against Chevron – Digital Journal

Ecuador’s highest court upheld in a ruling released Tuesday a $9.5 billion damages award against oil giant Chevron over decades of pollution that harmed indigenous people. But the decision by the Constitutional Court is largely symbolic because Chevron now owns no assets in Ecuador, meaning the country will have to keep pressing its case in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201833 Views

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Government of Canada makes a significant coastal restoration fund Investment in South-West New Brunswick through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release Saint Andrews, New Brunswick – The protection and restoration of the environment is a top priority of the Government of Canada, which is providing resources through the Oceans Protection Plan for environmental protection and restoration. Canadians and future generations will benefit from healthier ecosystems that support marine wildlife, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201850 Views

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Infrastructure Upgrades and New Municipal Customers Top Saskwater’s 2017-18 Highlights

July 10, 2018 In 2017-18, SaskWater renewed its commitment to existing customers through important system upgrades, while continuing to grow its customer base and expand services. SaskWater’s 2017-18 annual report, which was tabled today, outlines the corporation’s financial success throughout the year and demonstrates how SaskWater is living up to the report’s title, ‘Your Partner […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201857 Views

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