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Cree, Inuit groups join others in call to eliminate lead from ammunition, fishing tackle – CBC

Group writes an open letter to Canada’s environment minister urging action May 01, 2018 A coalition of Cree and Inuit groups in Quebec — as well as scientists, health professionals and environmentalists from across North America — are calling on the federal government to eliminate the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle. The […]

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Province ready to help British Columbians affected by spring flooding

April 30, 2018 VICTORIA – As flood waters continue to rise throughout the province, the Government of British Columbia is assisting local governments and First Nations communities, as needed. Residents of the B.C. Interior are already experiencing flooding. Emergency Management BC, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and the Ministry […]

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BR Caribou Habitat Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 1, 2018 OTTAWA – An Environment Canada report on caribou habitat has found that provincial agencies that issue permits for forestry or energy development aren’t required to conform to the federal Species At Risk Act. Caribou are a threatened species in every jurisdiction that has them, and the Species […]

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MB Government: Fire Bulletin #1

April 30, 2018 Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that a number of travel restrictions have been put into place and burning permits remain cancelled for the eastern and central regions of Manitoba due to dry, windy conditions and the high risk of fires. Travel restrictions are in place for much of southeast Manitoba, from Lake Winnipeg […]

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Heiltsuk Horizon announces First Nations/industry partnership to support world-leading protection of Canada’s oceans and coastal communities

VANCOUVER, May 1, 2018  – A BC First Nation and Canadian marine and offshore company announced today they have teamed up in a unique partnership to help prevent and respond to marine incidents on Canada’s West Coast, and to improve marine emergency response capacity in Indigenous and coastal communities. The newly-formed Heiltsuk Horizon Maritime Services Limited has submitted a […]

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String of communities along Saint John River flooding, causing some evacuations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 1, 2018 FREDERICTON _ Several communities south of Fredericton are being hit with significant flooding as water levels rise in the Saint John River, swamping roads and residential areas. Government officials say Jemseg, Sheffield, Grand Lake, Oak Point and Maugerville have all exceeded flood-stage levels. Geoffrey Downey, spokesman for the Emergency Measures […]

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Government of Canada makes a significant Coastal Restoration Fund investment in coastal habitat restoration in the Gaspé through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release New Richmond, Quebec 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, as a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201855 Views

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Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency News release April 30, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project, located 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on […]

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Canadian Rangers Assist in Kashechewan Evacuation – NetNewsLedger

28 April 2018 KASHECHEWAN – Members of the local Canadian Ranger patrol are participating in the emergency evacuation of Kashechewan First Nation because of fears of flooding from the ice-jammed Albany River. The Rangers, who are part-time army reservists, spent much of Friday assisting vulnerable evacuees onto planes taking them south to Kapuskasing. “We’re taking […]

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Notice of public meeting and participant funding offerings for the review of two regulatory oversight reports

From: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous peoples, members of the public and stakeholders to participate in the review of two regulatory oversight reports at a public meeting on October 3–4, 2018. The two reports are: Regulatory Oversight Report on the Use of Nuclear […]

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Diesel spill in Atta needs cleanup funds: Bisson – Timmins Daily Press

April 30, 2018 Attawapiskat First Nation is still waiting for help to clean up a diesel spill that occurred in the community. That’s according to Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson, who spoke about the issue at Queen’s Park last Tuesday. He explained that the spill, which came from diesel tanks used to generate electricity for […]

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BC Government: Public consultation begins on new species at risk legislation

April 29, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has begun a three-stage approach to gathering feedback that will inform policy development for new species at risk legislation. Currently, the Province has 231 species listed under the federal Species at Risk Act. While there are protection measures for some species under the current provincial […]

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AB Government – Update 2: Spring Flooding (April 27, 2:30 p.m.)

April 27, 2018 While Alberta’s spring overland flooding situation has stabilized in southern Alberta, it remains dynamic in central and northern regions of the province. The Government of Alberta continues monitoring the situation, providing river forecasts, emergency alerts and expert advice, and coordinating onsite support to affected municipalities and First Nations communities that request assistance. […]

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Evacuees land in Timmins – Timmins Daily Press

April 30, 2018 TIMMINS – Timmins welcomed 350 people and six flights from Kashechewan First Nation on Sunday, with more evacuees scheduled to arrive in this city Monday. Members of the local Canadian Ranger patrol are participating in the emergency evacuation of Kashechewan First Nation because of fears of flooding from the ice-jammed Albany River. […]

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Water levels stabilizing in Fredericton as areas south of city remain on watch – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 30, 2018 FREDERICTON _ Government offices were closed and court hearings were being relocated in Fredericton following flooding that has swamped much of the city’s downtown core. The province says the closures are necessary because the flooding has left roads under water and created problems with parking, but that offices outside the […]

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Province Advises Temporary Fishing Restrictions Implemented Immediately to Protect Spawning Walleye in Lake Dauphin

April 27, 2018 Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that temporary conservation measures have been put in place to protect walleye populations in Lake Dauphin and its tributaries this spring during the walleye spawning period. The walleye population in Lake Dauphin has been recovering with the continued support of Indigenous peoples, recreational anglers and commercial fishers.  Additional […]

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Media Advisory—Hearing on the Report of the Auditor General of Canada on Climate Change in Nunavut—from Monday, 30 April to Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Ottawa, 27 April 2018—The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has been called to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts for a hearing on its report on climate change. The hearing will be held from Monday, 30 April 2018 to Tuesday, 1 May 2018. The Auditor General of Canada, Michael Ferguson, will be […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201864 Views

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Beyond our oceans: Microplastics pollute rivers and lakes too – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2018 By Kennedy Bucci, Graduate Student, University of Toronto and Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on […]

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The secret path: Bringing back a nearly forgotten ancient portage trail – CBC

Indigenous people, volunteers and a dedicated researcher work to tell the story of an ancient portage route Apr 27, 2018 Deep in the woods of eastern New Brunswick lies a little-known pathway, a portage route that served as an incredible shortcut for Indigenous people at least a millennium ago. The path in Harcourt, about 50 […]

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Fast rising water flooding parts of Fredericton: ‘Time to get prepared’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2018  FREDERICTON _ The fast-rising St. John River spilled its banks Friday, submerging parts of Fredericton and increasing the risk of flooding in several other communities. Geoffrey Downey, spokesman for the Justice and Public Safety Department, said the flooding occurred faster than provincial officials were expecting after water levels rose rapidly […]

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Is the North Slave ready for Giant Mine’s cash influx? – Cabin Radio

April 26, 2018 One of Canada’s most toxic places is about to deliver a major economic boost to Yellowknife. But do residents and businesses know it’s coming? Giant Mine, a former gold mine at the city limits which ceased production in 1999, is home to 237,000 tonnes of a highly toxic mining byproduct named arsenic […]

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Nova Scotia launches cleanup process for Boat Harbour wastewater lagoons – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2018  HALIFAX _ The Nova Scotia government is launching the environmental assessment process to clean up Boat Harbour, the wastewater lagoons of the Northern Pulp mill. Environment Minister Iain Rankin says it’s the biggest cleanup project since the Sydney Tar Ponds, a toxic waste site near an old steel mill in […]

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NS Government: Boat Harbour Cleanup Project to Undergo Class II Environmental Assessment

April 27, 2018 Cleaning up Boat Harbour in Pictou County will undergo a detailed Class II environmental assessment process under the province’s Environment Act. Environment Minister Iain Rankin concluded that the Class II process is necessary for the cleanup project because of its size and multiple contaminants in the soil and water. The harbour has […]

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Evacuations under way in Kashechewan due to flooding risk – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 27, 2018 KASHECHEWAN, Ont. – Authorities are evacuating about 120 residents of Kashechewan First Nation on the west shore of James Bay due to ice break-ups and the risk of flooding. The provincial government has issued a state of emergency for the community and says the evacuation are a […]

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NB Government: Environmental Trust Fund to invest in projects

26 April 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Environmental Trust Fund will invest about $8.4 million in environmental projects in 2018-19. This includes 227 community-based environmental initiatives worth more than $6.6 million, as well as almost $1.8 million in provincewide projects. “The Environmental Trust Fund is an important mechanism for New Brunswick community groups, organizations, municipalities […]

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Province submits court reference to protect B.C.’s coast

April 26, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has submitted a reference question to the B.C. Court of Appeal today to affirm its right to protect B.C. from the threat of a diluted bitumen spill. The reference question concerns provincial autonomy, particularly the rights of British Columbia to regulate the environmental and economic […]

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New conservation officers to be posted throughout B.C.

For Immediate Release 2018ENV0017-000741 April 26, 2018 Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy VICTORIA – Twenty new conservation officers were sworn in today in Victoria, and will begin their postings this fall throughout British Columbia. New resources are also being added to locations with the highest need. “We recognize the need for additional conservation […]

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Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Available

April 26, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the environmental assessment of the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located 350 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the […]

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BC Needs To Use Full Toolbox to Stop Kinder Morgan – TheTyee.ca

The government wins on tone but falls short on putting constitutional obligations to First Nations up front. From the outraged hyperbole frothing from the lips of pro-Kinder Morgan supporters, you would think Premier John Horgan had flipped the Queen the bird with his campaign pledge to “use all the tools in the toolbox to stop” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201844 Views

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The Real Reason Canada is in Crisis Over the Kinder Morgan Pipeline – DeSmog Canada

April 25, 2018 Amongst all the hooting and hollering over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, it’s easy to lose track of how on earth we ended up in this place of dysfunction. But Canadians didn’t become deeply divided about oil pipelines overnight. Indeed, much of the current tension can be traced back to the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201852 Views

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Daughter of residential school survivor brings ‘Indian Horse’ to Sydney – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — A Cape Breton woman whose family members were forced to attend residential school is hoping a new feature film can help survivors heal and non-Aboriginal people understand the legacy left by one of the darkest chapters in the country’s history. Nadine Bernard says as soon as she saw the trailer for “Indian […]

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Statement by Ministers Garneau, Carr, McKenna and LeBlanc on the Government of Canada’s investment in marine science and safety

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Today, the Government of Canada submitted its response to the Government of British Columbia’s consultation process on oil spill response, including an updated science report on diluted bitumen, and an open letter to B.C. Minister of Environment, George Heyman. To support this submission, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Jim […]

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Statement: Dear Minister George Heyman

Dear Minister Heyman: I am writing to follow up on the meeting the Prime Minister held with British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Ottawa on April 15, 2018 to discuss the twinning of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project. The Government of Canada has a strong regime in place to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201865 Views

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Flood Bulletin #1

April 25, 2018 The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure continues to forecast peak water levels at or slightly above bank-full for portions of the upper Assiniboine River, from the Shellmouth Dam and Reservoir to Brandon. This level of flow on the Assiniboine River was forecast in the March flood outlook and is now occurring […]

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Foxtrot Rare Earth Element Mine Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency April 25, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the environmental assessment of the proposed Foxtrot Rare Earth Element Mine Project, located 10 kilometres west […]

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Nipissing U: Masters students present environmental research

Phosphorous in Callander Bay, petroleum exploration in the Niger delta, the bureaucracy of traplines in Kashechewan, and the role of Indigenous art in making on decolonizing cultural identity, environmental rights, and oral histories. These topics represent just some of the important research being undertaken by graduate students in Nipissing’s Masters of Environmental Studies/Master of Environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201848 Views

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MFNERC – Spotlight On: Our 2018 LTF Keynote Speakers

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Evan Adams and Dr. Trudy Cardinal as our Keynote Speakers for 2018 Lighting the Fire. DAY 1 – DR. EVAN ADAMS Evan Tlesla II Adams is a Coast Salish physician and actor from Tla’amin Nation near Powell River, BC, Canada. Evan stars in the Emmy-winning TV-movie Lost in the Barrens and […]

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Inuit worry about toxic splash from rocket debris in Canada’s arctic waters – CBC

Space junk could splash into one of the most biodiverse areas in Arctic Apr 25, 2018 Inuit and politicians in Nunavut are raising concerns that debris from a European rocket being launched today could contain toxic fuel when the space junk falls back to Earth in the High Arctic. It’s the 15th launch of its […]

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IISD Media Availability: Is Canada Ready to Implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has just released a report that reveals the Government of Canada is not adequately prepared to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In a world where water and food shortages are becoming ever more frequent and the effects of climate change are intensifying, the UN’s 17 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201871 Views

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NU Government: Nominate a top Environmentalist under 25!

April 24, 2018 If you know a young environmental leader who deserves national recognition, nominate him or her for the Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists under 25 Program! The Starfish Canada is a national non-profit that celebrates the stories and accomplishments of young environmental leaders in Canada. The organization recognizes and rewards young Canadian’s taking […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201877 Views

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Inuit upset Canada and Europe failed to consult on upcoming rocket launch – APTN News

April 25, 2018 An international Inuit group is angry they weren’t informed that a rocket stage likely containing highly toxic fuel is set to splash down in waters they routinely hunt for food on Wednesday. Okalik Eegeesiak, of the Inuit Circumpolar Commission, said both the federal government and the European Space Agency again failed to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201875 Views

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More space junk bound for Nunavut’s Baffin Bay – Nunatsiaq.com

April 25, 2018 Russian rocket debris could hit North Water Polynya this afternoon When the European Space Agency launches its newest satellite into orbit this afternoon, one section of the Russian rocket propelling it into space is expected to splash down into Baffin Bay, between Nunavut and Greenland. It’s similar to other recent launches, which […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201885 Views

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NU Government: Russian rocket impact area

April 24, 2018 The Government of Nunavut (GN) has been advised that a Russian rocket will be launched at 13:57 on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. This launch may result in falling debris over open waters between Ellesmere Island and Greenland. It is expected that the debris will fall outside of Canadian territorial waters and is […]

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City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch and Heliport Relocation Project – Public Comments Invited

April 24, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch and Heliport Relocation Project, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201871 Views

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AB Government – Update 1: Spring Flooding (April 24, 4:15 pm)

April 24, 2018 Numerous municipalities and First Nations across the province have issued overland flooding alerts over the past nine days. The community of Wayne in Drumheller  is on a mandatory evacuation notice as a result of high water levels in a nearby river. Municipalities and First Nations are leading flood response efforts on behalf […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201883 Views

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Group wants Ottawa to protect huge Hudson Bay beluga calving area – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 24, 2018  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Environmentalist say the federal government should step in to protect an area of Hudson Bay that is the world’s largest calving area for beluga whales. “The case for protection is just so strong,” said Chris Debicki of the group Oceans North, which just released […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201865 Views

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Statement: Ministers McKenna, Bibeau, and LeBlanc respond to the Spring 2018 Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

April 24, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna; the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau; and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc,issued the following statement in response to the tabling of the Spring 2018 Reports of the Commissioner of […]

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Engagement in Environmental Assessment Revitalization – Province-Wide Forum hosted by BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC)

DATE29 May, 2018 – 30 May, 2018 TIME8:30AM – 4:30PM LOCATIONMusqueam Community Recreation Centre, 6777 Salish Drive Vancouver, BC V6N 4C6 Canada Recently, the Premier of British Columbia has mandated the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to: “Revitalize the Environmental Assessment process … to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected, […]

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2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada—The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Spring Reports

Ottawa, 24 April 2018—In her spring reports tabled today in Parliament, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, presents the results of three audits, along with her Commissioner’s Perspective. The audits focused on salmon farming, conserving biodiversity and Canada’s preparedness to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. The audit of salmon farming concludes that Fisheries and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201885 Views

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First Nations plead for help to stop government plan to close nuclear lab – APTN News

April 23, 2018 APTN News More than 40 First Nation communities and environmentalists are putting a call out to an international agency because they don’t like how the government plans to close a nuclear lab two hours west of Ottawa. Today on Parliament Hill, a number of them came together to plead for help. Read […]

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