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High court gives red light for Clyde River but green light for Line 9 pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Inuit Hamlet of Clyde River won a nearly six-year battle Wednesday to stop seismic testing in the Arctic that could kill or maim the marine mammals upon which they rely for food and jobs. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled the National Energy Board failed […]

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Watay Power: Upcoming Public Information Centres for Phase 1 Draft Environmental Assessment Report

July 25, 2017 Below is a list of upcoming Public Informations Centres on the Phase 1 Draft Environmental Assessment Report. Dryden Monday, July 24 4:00‐7:00 pm Regional Cultural Training Centre 100 Casimir Avenue, Dryden Sioux Lookout Tuesday, July 25 4:00‐7:00 pm Forest Inn and Conference Centre 11 May Street, Sioux Lookout Township of Pickle Lake […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017161 Views

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Wildlife win with end of Pacific NorthWest LNG project

TORONTO, July 26, 2017 — David Miller, president and CEO of WWF-Canada, is available to comment on this decision by Petronas not to proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNP project to construct a terminal and export liquefied natural gas from northern British Columbia. Statement from David Miller on behalf of WWF-Canada: “WWF-Canada is pleased that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017104 Views

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Skeena wild: Petronas’ Pacific Northwest LNG Scrapped!

TERRACE, B.C. – After years of growing opposition and pending legal challenges, today’s announcement from Petronas not to move forward with their Pacific Northwest (PNW) LNG facility on Lelu Island is a great victory for the Skeena’s wild salmon, and BC’s commitment to meet the challenge of climate change. “When we have something in common […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201791 Views

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Greenpeace: Oil exploration blocked in watershed Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Indigenous rights

26 July 2017 (OTTAWA) — In response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on the Inuit rights case: Hamlet of Clyde River et al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (PGS) et. al, Greenpeace Canada Arctic campaigner, Farrah Khan said: “Today, we send our gratitude to the Clyde River Hamlet, Hunters and Trappers Organization, and former Mayor Jerry Natanine […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017158 Views

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Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project – Federal Funding Available

July 26, 2017 — 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 federal environmental assessment of the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017118 Views

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Greenpeace Statement – Supreme Court ruling a victory for Indigenous rights and Arctic protection

Ottawa, Canada 26 July 2017 — In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River in a landmark ruling that will have far-reaching and lasting impacts across Canada in terms of Indigenous rights and resource extraction projects, including Arctic oil exploration, tar sands […]

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With LNG dreams fading, B.C. must shift focus to clean growth jobs

July 25, 2017 VANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — Karen Tam Wu, acting B.C. director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement that Petronas will not proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project: “The Pacific NorthWest LNG project would have been one of the largest carbon polluters in Canada. With today’s announcement that Petronas will no […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201759 Views

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NEB can fulfill duty to consult Indigenous groups, top court rules – The Globe and Mail

The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed a National Energy Board permit allowing seismic testing in waters off the Inuit community of Clyde River, but re-asserted its view that Indigenous groups do not have a “veto” over resources projects impacting their traditional territory. In companion decisions issued Wednesday, the court ruled that the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201773 Views

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Amnesty International Statement: New threats to Fish Lake highlight profound flaws in BC mining regime

July 25, 2017 “The Panel is convinced that the Tsilhqot’in cultural attachment to Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) and the Nabas areas is so profound that they cannot reasonably be expected to accept the conversion of that area into the proposed New Prosperity mine.” – Report of the Federal Environmental Review panel that led to the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017112 Views

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Canada lags the world in land protection. Manitoba urged to commit to lands planning, new protection

July 24, 2017 Winnipeg – In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling upon Manitoba to step up efforts to preserve more land by 2020. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader? Canada’s renewed focus on protecting nature could deliver results” […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017103 Views

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Williams Lake, Aboriginal Policing Services: Stories from Inside the Smoke – “Tired” of Waiting

Williams Lake, Aboriginal Policing Services July 25, 2017 On July 15th, 2017 residents of Williams Lake and surrounding area were issued an Evacuation Order. Most residents packed up their vehicles, their families and pets and made their way, inch by inch away from their respective communities to safety. One Soda Creek resident, although wishing to […]

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Canada lags the world in land protection. New Brunswick needs to step up

Canada lags the world in land protection. New Brunswick needs to step up and commit to new protected areas by 2020 July 24, 2017 Fredericton – In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling upon New Brunswick to step up efforts […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201751 Views

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Supreme Court rebukes energy regulator for Clyde River consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  OTTAWA _ The country’s highest court has ruled that the federal government can rely on the National Energy Board to fulfil its duty to consult Indigenous communities about development projects in their traditional territories _ but only if the process is robust. In unanimous decisions in two separate appeal cases […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017135 Views

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Pacific Salmon Foundation announces 2017 Community Salmon Program Grants

July 25, 2017 Over $960,000 provided to 107 projects in 58 communities across B.C. VANCOUVER – The Pacific Salmon Foundation today announced its 2017 Community Salmon Program grants, with a total of $960,580 given out to 107 projects in 58 communities across British Columbia. The total value of the projects including volunteer time and community […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201764 Views

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Vail Resorts Makes an Epic Promise – Commits to Zero Net Operating Footprint by 2030

ZERO NET EMISSIONS. ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL. ZERO NET OPERATING IMPACT ON FORESTS & HABITAT WHISTLER, British Columbia July 25, 2017 July 25, 2017 Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company will aggressively pursue a comprehensive sustainability commitment, called “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint”. This ambitious undertaking, announced to employees at […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201743 Views

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BR AFN Meeting Water – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 26, 2017  REGINA – Plans are underway to get a Saskatchewan First Nation clean water after more than five years under a drinking water advisory. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has announced 9.2-million dollars to replace the water treatment system on the White Bear First Nation. More than 800 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201795 Views

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Supreme Court to decide on oil and gas development and Indigenous consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court is set to wade into the area of Indigenous rights and natural resource development once again. The court will decide this morning whether the federal government can rely on National Energy Board reviews to fulfil its duty to consult Indigenous communities before development can take […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201799 Views

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Ducks Unlimited, First Nations and Metis partner to study N.W.T. Boreal forest – CBC

The survey will be used to improve habitat maps and create a baseline for understanding climate change Jul 26, 2017 Ducks Unlimited Canada is in the middle of an ambitious survey of over 31 million hectares of the Northwest Territories’ wilderness. A team of technicians is flying over the territory by helicopter to get a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201752 Views

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No Charges, No Fines For Mount Polley Mine Disaster as Three-Year Legal Deadline Approaches – MiningWatch

July 23, 2017 As the three-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster approaches, so too does the deadline for the province to lay any charges against mine owner Imperial Metals. Considered one of the worst environmental disasters in Canadian history, the failure of the Mount Polley tailings pond sent an estimated 25 million cubic […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017115 Views

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N.S. town to bid celebratory send off to derelict environmental ship – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  SHELBURNE, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia town was holding a celebratory send off today for its notorious guest, the MV Farley Mowat, if the weather permitted. The Town of Shelburne invited residents to come to the waterfront to bid farewell to the derelict vessel that was to be towed out […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201775 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Province Announces 2017 Municipal Road Improvement Program Projects

July 25, 2017 The Manitoba government is investing $12 million for municipal roads, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today, along with Chris Goertzen, president, Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), and Reeve Jim Campbell, RM of Rockwood. “Investments in our road and transportation infrastructure ensure that both goods and services continue to flow […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017164 Views

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Government of Canada seeking further views from Canadians on protecting fish and fish habitat

Ottawa, Ontario – Healthy fish and fish habitat are a key part of Canada’s livelihood. From the food we eat to the coastal waters we enjoy, ensuring the right protections are in place will help safeguard the health of our fish and the habitat they live in for generations to come. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017108 Views

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Samaritan’s Purse helping B.C. wildfire victims

Christian relief organization sending specially equipped Disaster Relief Unit to train/equip volunteers CALGARY, July 25, 2017 – Samaritan’s Purse Canada is aiding families who lost their homes and belongings in catastrophic wildfires in the British Columbia interior. The Christian relief and development organization, in partnership with municipal emergency agencies, is sending one of its specially equipped Disaster Relief […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017102 Views

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MP says not enough being done to deal with abandoned vessels on Canada’s coasts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 25, 2017 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A British Columbia MP is pressing Ottawa to do more to deal with the hundreds of abandoned vessels that blight Canada’s coasts and harbours, despite a new federal program announced last month. New Democrat Sheila Malcolmson brought her campaign to Nova Scotia […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201781 Views

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BC Hydro crews working closely with emergency officials battling wildfires

July 24, 2017 Continued wildfires through the Central and Southern Interior regions are creating challenging conditions for B.C.’s firefighters, and for BC Hydro crews. Repairs to equipment have been ongoing to restore power to affected customers across the Interior. There are a few areas within the evacuation zones experiencing outages, including about 300 customers out […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201756 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister McKenna to speak at the 38th Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency REGINA — Media are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will speak about the federal environmental and regulatory review at the 38th Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly. This follows a ceremonial gathering with First Nations Elders and Knowledge Holders at the […]

by aanationtalk on July 25, 2017227 Views

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Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say – CBC

‘Urgent action’ needed to keep land and water from development and support species at risk Jul 24, 2017 Canada lags behind most of the world in setting aside protected spaces, parks advocates say. According to a report to be released today from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Canada stands last among G7 countries […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201775 Views

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Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy – MiningWatch

20 July 2017 A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about solar power. But the construction of photovoltaic panels actually require a wide range of metals and minerals to build. Nineteen, to be exact, including silica, indium, silver, selenium and lead. Most can be found […]

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Canada lags the world in land protection, but improved performance possible – CPAWS

OTTAWA – In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling Canada out for ranking last among G7 countries in the percentage of land and freshwater protected for nature. CPAWS’ 2017 report “From Laggard to Leader? Canada’s renewed focus on protecting nature […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017111 Views

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Hotline established for businesses impacted by B.C. wildfires

CHILLIWACK, B.C., July 21, 2017 ­– The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is launching a hotline to help businesses get back on their feet following the devastating fires impactingCentral British Columbia. The hotline is established in collaboration with FortisBC. The Business Recovery Hotline will begin operation on July 24, Monday through Friday during the hours […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017107 Views

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The Government of Canada invests $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

Investment to improve the ecological health of Lake Winnipeg and its basin July 24, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada is committed to providing strong support for the restoration and improvement of valuable freshwater resources in Lake Winnipeg and its basin. This investment will tackle issues that matter to the lives […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017115 Views

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Tłı̨chǫ Government: 2017 Boots-on-the-ground

July 21, 2017 Boots-on-the-ground is a caribou monitoring program based on the traditional knowledge of indigenous elders and harvesters. “Do as hunters do” methodology for monitoring caribou and a framework based on the traditional knowledge perspective of Tłı̨chǫ elders and hunters. From the elder’s holistic concept “we watch everything”, we identified: (1) traditional knowledge indicators […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017102 Views

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Winds create concerns as some B.C. wildfire evacuees return home – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2017  KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Residents of two communities evacuated due to wildfires in British Columbia have been allowed to return, but officials say it’s unclear when thousands of others will be allowed to go home. Evacuation orders for 100 Mile House and Princeton were downgraded to alerts on Saturday, allowing residents […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201793 Views

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Provincial state of emergency extended – Province of British Columbia

July 21, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia, today, formally extended the provincial state of emergency through the end of day August 4, 2017. Premier John Horgan announced on July 19, 2017 that the state of emergency was being extended. The state of emergency declaration will continue to apply to the whole province so that […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201765 Views

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New Observer: National Geographic Society – Arctic Council

July 24, 2017 At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the National Geographic Society was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the Society and its Arctic connections below. Give us a brief introduction to the National Geographic Society, and tell us a bit […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201773 Views

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Factsheet: B.C. wildfires – Quick stats

July 23, 2017 The wildfire situation is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 11 a.m., July 23, 2017. Fires: There are currently 152 wildfires burning in British Columbia. Since April 1, 2017, there have been a total of 739 wildfires in the province that have burned a total of 369,674 hectares. Detailed […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017103 Views

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Sarnia First Nation bans fishing on St. Clair River – CTV News

July 23, 2017 A Sarnia-area First Nation has served notice that fishing along the St. Clair River through its territory is being limited to its members only. The Aamjiwnaang chief and council issued the order in response to concerns about littering, vehicles driving up and down the riverbank causing damage, and overcrowding on the docks. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201773 Views

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Ministers tour affected areas with BC counterparts, announce Red Cross donation and tax relief measures for wildfire evacuees

July 22, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia Government of Canada Today, federal ministers Ralph Goodale, Harjit S. Sajjan, and Carla Qualtrough met with British Columbia Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth and Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development Doug Donaldson to discuss joint efforts to respond to and recover […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201798 Views

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Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project – Federal Funding Allocated

July 21, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $109,917.35 in federal funds to six recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Contrecoeur Port Terminal Expansion Project, located in Contrecoeur, Québec. The funding was made available through the Agency’s Participant Funding Program. It will […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201776 Views

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NunatuKavut Member Update on Muskrat Falls and Labrador Island Transmission Link projects

21 July 2017 NCC is pleased to provide our members with an update on the Muskrat Falls and Labrador Island Transmission Link projects. This is the first in a series of updates we will be developing on topics and issues of interest to our members. To view a PDF of this update, click on the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017179 Views

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NEB launches environmental assessment process for Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

July 21, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will conduct a federal environmental assessment for Manitoba Hydro’s Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. Indigenous groups and members of the public have until 15 August 2017 to register. To facilitate participation, up to $250,000 is available for eligible participants to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017202 Views

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First Nations lawsuit blames government inaction for Husky oil spill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2017  A First Nation’s lawsuit says government inaction is at least partly behind a Husky Energy oil spill that fouled water supplies for tens of thousands of people along the North Saskatchewan River last summer. The James Smith band in Melfort, Sask., says the province ignored recommendations from its own auditor […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017165 Views

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Provincial Government Announces Appointments to the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Committee

July 20, 2017 The Provincial Government today announced the appointment of 11 individuals to the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council. The appointments were made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act. The 11 appointments include five re-appointments and six new appointments as follows: Re-appointments: Dr. Luise Hermanutz – Portugal […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017121 Views

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Island First Nation raises funds for Tsilhqot’in wildfire victims – Times Colonist

Elected and hereditary leaders from a small Island First Nation have raised $6,000 for wildfire victims from Tsilhqot’in communities forced to flee their homes. “The Tsilhqot’in Nations are facing one of the worst times of their history, one none of us can even imagine,” said Robert J. Dennis Sr., chief councillor of the Huu-ay-aht First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201764 Views

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Conserving Wetlands to Help Fight Climate Change

Protecting Diverse Habitats Across Ontario July 20, 2017 2:06 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario is strengthening the protection and increasing the rate of wetland recovery across the province. Wetlands are an essential component of Ontario’s biodiversity and are vital in mitigating the impacts of climate change by lowering the risk of flooding […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017112 Views

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B.C. state of emergency over wildfires hits two week mark, no end in sight – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2017 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Today marks two weeks since raging wildfires that have displaced thousands of people British Columbia forced the province to call a state of emergency. On Wednesday, Premier John Horgan said he would extend the order for an additional two weeks since many of the 43,000 people who […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201776 Views

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Lynn Lake Gold Project – Public Comments Invited

July 20, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lynn Lake Gold Project, located near Lynn Lake, Manitoba. To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201790 Views

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Members of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for 2017 BC Wildfires met today to discuss additional measures to support those affected by British Columbia wildfires

July 20, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Government of Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the hardship Canadians have encountered due to the recent wildfires in British Columbia (BC) and is committed to supporting them through these difficult times. To help the many affected communities, the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for 2017 BC […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201788 Views

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I think a lot of people started believing in what we were saying’: Major players mark one-year anniversary of Husky Energy pipeline spill – StarPhoenix

July 20, 2017 Sometime before midnight on July 20, 2016, a Husky Energy Inc. pipeline crossing the North Saskatchewan River failed, dumping thousands of litres of crude near and into the vital waterway. The response was unprecedented. Downstream cities scrambled to protect their water sources and more than $100 million was dedicated to cleanup efforts […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201777 Views

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