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Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox Honoured for Leadership on Climate Change

TORONTO, ON (September 28, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox was honoured as one the 2018 “Canada’s Clean50” sustainability leaders for his leadership on climate change during the Clean50 Summit 7.0 in Toronto today. “I am honoured to accept this award on behalf of the leaders and members of our 49 First […]

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1-Year Anniversary of the Government’s Response to the Cohen Commission Recommendations

Vancouver, British Columbia — 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. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201747 Views

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Leonardo DiCaprio helps Indigenous communities tackle climate change – CBC

‘It’s time that we recognize your history and that we protect your Indigenous lands’ Sep 26, 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio has donated almost $800,000 through his environmental foundation toward helping Indigenous communities fight climate change. Two organizations based in Canada were chosen to receive some of the funds from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation — Indigenous Climate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201747 Views

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AER Announcement – September 28, 2017

Dam and Pond Map The Dam Safety Program web page has been updated to include the Dam and Pond Map, which displays all 119 AER-regulated ponds across the province. The interactive tool allows users to identify ponds and dams based on name, location, size, type of fluid stored, related energy sector, operator, associated project, and the Canadian Dam […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201773 Views

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Ontario Collecting Data on Walleye Fishery

Assessing Fish Population in Lake Nipissing September 27, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing again this fall. Nets will be placed in the water during the month of October. This annual project, now in its […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201745 Views

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In celebration of National Forest Week, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council undertake an impressive conservation effort in the boreal forest

September 26, 2017 Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council have undertaken one of the largest, most innovative projects of its kind in Canadian history. Together, they’re mapping 77 million acres (31 million hectares) of boreal wetlands in Akaitcho Néné, NWT. Located on the eastern half of Great Slave Lake and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201766 Views

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UBCIC: Approval of the Site C dam was irresponsible and must be reversed

The BC Utility Commission’s interim report on the Site C megaproject – released on Wednesday – provides further proof that the federal and provincial governments acted irresponsibly when they granted approval for construction of the massively destructive dam. “The interim BCUC report confirms what so many of us have been saying all along: there’s simply […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201747 Views

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Application 1886169 Amended Notice of Application – Garden Plains Field

Amended Notice of Application Application No. 1886169 NVP Exploration Inc. Garden Plains Field Note: The initial notice of application was issued on May 25, 2017. This notice extends the deadline for submitting a statement of concern and provides updated contact information for submitting a statement to the Alberta Energy Regulator. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201741 Views

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Provincial Government Receives Recommendations from Independent Experts Advisory Committee

September 26, 2017 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has received and accepted the initial recommendations from the Independent Experts Advisory Committee (IEAC) to address concerns related to methylmercury at the Muskrat Falls project. The recommendations include: A feasibility study be undertaken by December 20, 2017, for the removal of soil and vegetation from the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201760 Views

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Declaring a water crisis over isn’t the end of the ordeal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2017 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 the original site. ___ Authors: Steven Liss, Vice-President Research & Innovation; professor of chemistry and biology, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University; Anna Majury, Clinical […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201763 Views

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New assessment targets marketable oil and gas resources in Alberta’s Duvernay Shale region

September 26, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB), together with the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS), today released a new resource assessment for the Duvernay Shale in central Alberta that adds significant quantities of marketable light oil resources in the province as well as natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201747 Views

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Indigenous activist Eriel Deranger talks climate change – The Fulcrum

Deranger believes we should all fight to prevent climate change On Sept. 20, the University of Ottawa hosted a discussion with Indigenous activist Eriel Deranger on the impact of climate change on Indigenous communities and how to become an environmental justice advocate. In addition to her work as a civil rights activist, conservationist, and Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201741 Views

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Mohawks oppose ED-19 sale- Standard Freeholder

September 25, 2017 The Mohawks of Akwesasne have demanded the provincial government put a halt to any sale of the ED-19 landfill site until it consults them. In a letter to Environment Minister Chris Ballard, Mohawk Grand Chief Abram Benedict said the province has a legal obligation to consult the band before the United Counties […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201731 Views

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Mohawks oppose ED-19 sale- Standard Freeholder

September 25, 2017 The Mohawks of Akwesasne have demanded the provincial government put a halt to any sale of the ED-19 landfill site until it consults them. In a letter to Environment Minister Chris Ballard, Mohawk Grand Chief Abram Benedict said the province has a legal obligation to consult the band before the United Counties […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201757 Views

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Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance

New research from POLIS Water Sustainability Project and Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources Collaborative consent provides a powerful way to tackle difficult questions about how Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments can work together to make decisions about water and land use. Canada’s relationships with Indigenous peoples—and the institutions, laws, and policies governing these relationships—remain fraught with […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201762 Views

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More federal cash for water, sewer systems won’t solve wave of problems: Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A new report from a bipartisan think-tank says the federal government should scale back its spending on water and sewage systems in Canadian cities for each community’s financial good. The Ecofiscal Commission report being released today makes the case that the fees […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201728 Views

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Water and environment will be the focus of a public conference at LAC

Almost everywhere in North America, water is in crisis: drought across the West, and floods in parts of the U.S. More importantly, water is fundamentally tied to some of the largest challenges global society is currently facing: clean energy, pollution and climate change. Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the University of Ottawa, the Western […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201732 Views

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Geoscience Information Leads to Largest Staking Rush Since 2014

YELLOWKNIFE (September 22, 2017) – The release of new data on the Slave Geological Province this summer has led to the largest staking rush in the Northwest Territories since 2014. The staking rush has contributed to an increase in claim numbers this year. So far in 2017, there have been 184 claims in the NWT totaling […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201731 Views

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Site C dam project draws criticism at Vancouver public input session – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2017 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ An American energy consultant told the BC Utilities Commission that the Site C hydroelectric dam currently under construction in the northeast region of the province doesn’t make sense from an economic or energy production perspective. Robert McCullough of the Oregon-based firm McCullough […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2017134 Views

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AER: Announcement – September 21, 2017

Stakeholder Engagement The AER has published Voices of Understanding: Looking Through the Window, a facilitator’s guide to Blackfoot decision-making circles and ethical spaces, as well as What We Heard: Indigenous and Environmental NGO Focus Testing, 2016, a report summarizing the findings of focus testing with indigenous communities and ENGOs. Both documents are available in full […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201790 Views

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NunatuKavut files application to amend Muskrat Falls injunction

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, September 22, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “Today, NCC filed an application in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to vary an injunction filed by Nalcor on October 16, 2016 which, in our view, overly restricts individuals […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2017307 Views

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Adapting to Climate Change – Lexpert

Mining companies are starting to learn that climate change will undermine their own operations. Many are working now to save themselves from enormous future costs. COMPANIES WORLDWIDE ARE HAVING to change the way they do business in order to mitigate the effects of climate change on their operations. The mining industry in this country is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2017153 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Catherine McKenna will host the second meeting of the NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment

Ottawa, Ontario – September 21, 2017 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will participate in a photo op with members of the NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment, prior to the second meeting of the Council. Created in August 2017, the ten-member council brings together prominent Canadians from […]

by pmnationtalk on September 22, 2017219 Views

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Utilities commission seeks more data on Site C before final recommendation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2017 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A preliminary report raises more questions than answers about the future of the controversial $8.8-billion Site C dam, with the British Columbia Utilities Commission saying it needs more information before it can make a recommendation. The province’s fledgling NDP government asked the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2017135 Views

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Water Line Repair in Edzo – Community Government of Behchokǫ̀

Due to a water line break in Edzo yesterday, underground water was stopped in parts of the community while a temporary water repair could be completed last night. After parts arrive this morning, a proper water line repair will be completed later, therefore there may be another short water outage again while that repair is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201783 Views

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CPAWS Manitoba adventures with Cree nation youth at colour-changing lake – Cpaws

Sep 19 2017 Fifteen high school students as well as community members and educators from Mosakahiken Cree Nation are with CPAWS Manitoba and Twin River Travel this week at Little Limestone Lake; the world’s largest and most dramatic colour-changing marl lake. In 2011, after many years of CPAWS working together with Mosakahiken, the lake and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201772 Views

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Top Sustainability Leaders Across Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit 7.0

Toronto, September 20, 2017 – The release of the 2018 “Canada’s Clean50” list celebrates the accomplishments of 50 sustainability leaders in 16 widely different categories. The Lifetime Achievement honouree list is led by a posthumous award for Sharkwater film maker Rob Stewart. Others include, Federal Environment & Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna, Nishnawbe Aski Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2017114 Views

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RMWB releases Conference Board of Canada wildfire economic impact assessment and five-year regional outlook

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 19, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released a Conference Board of Canada report that studies both the economic impact of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire on the region and an economic outlook for the next five years. The report, titled ‘Moving Forward. The Economic Impact of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201783 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board Release Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones

YELLOWKNIFE (September 20, 2017)  – The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) are pleased to announce the release of the Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones. In the Mackenzie Valley, the use of water and the deposit of waste into water is regulated under the Waters Act. Responsibilities associated with […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017169 Views

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National Energy Board to evaluate full scale emergency response exercise in Burnaby, British Columbia

Exercise is a requirement of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project approval and NEB Regulations September 20, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board Today, the National Energy Board (NEB) will take part in a full scale emergency response exercise at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Terminal, in Burnaby, British Columbia and at the Incident Command Post in Coquitlam. The […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2017155 Views

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AER responding to bird fatalities in oil sands area

Calgary, Alberta (Sep 19, 2017)… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is responding to a report of bird fatalities at the Fort Hills Energy oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray. At present, the company has reported 123 deceased or euthanized waterfowl and songbirds. The company is continuing to monitor and collect the injured and deceased […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017112 Views

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B.C. asked oil, gas industry to ‘refine’ climate plan recommendations: documents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia’s former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to “refine” the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan, documents show. Meeting agendas and presentations obtained under freedom-of-information legislation by the left-leaning Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017130 Views

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Going home: Last of northern Manitoba’s wildfire evacuees return to community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The last of several thousand people forced out by a wildfire in northern Manitoba last month are returning home. The Canadian Red Cross says there were more than 6,300 registered evacuees from three Indigenous communities threatened by the fire. The agency, which managed the evacuation effort, says more […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017101 Views

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Live Test of the NWT Alert Ready System

YELLOWKNIFE (September 19, 2017) – On September 20th, 2017 at 9:55am, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT. NWT Alert Ready is being […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017108 Views

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BR Climate Plan BC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 19, 2017 VANCOUVER – Documents show British Columbia’s former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to “refine” the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan. The documents obtained under freedom-of-information legislation by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives provide insight […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017113 Views

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Key Muskrat Falls commitment not being honoured – Nunatsiavut Government

September 18, 2017 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he’s disappointed that a key commitment to help mitigate downstream methylmercury impacts from the Muskrat Falls project is not being honoured. “When we met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball last October we all agreed to resolve several key issues surrounding the pending flooding of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2017208 Views

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Statements – Ministerial meeting on climate action co-chairs summary

From Environment and Climate Change Canada September 16, 2017 – Montréal, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada, China, and the European Union convened the Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action to advance discussions on the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and to demonstrate continued political commitment to global action. Representatives from 34 governments […]

by aanationtalk on September 18, 2017128 Views

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Province to work with communities on wildfire recovery

September 15, 2017 VICTORIA – Even as firefighters continue to battle blazes throughout the province, the British Columbia government is already implementing a long-term plan to recover from this year’s unprecedented wildfire activity and support affected British Columbians. Now that the provincial state of emergency ends at midnight tonight (Pacific time), the Ministry of Forests, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 2017109 Views

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Chief calls to end moose hunt in B.C. following wildfires, habitat loss – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ A First Nations chief is calling on the British Columbia government to halt the moose hunt this year, arguing the historic wildfire season has caused enough trauma to the species. Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse said the flames that have charred […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201767 Views

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Public trust job one for head of Alberta environmental monitoring program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Fred Wrona really, really wants you to trust him. “The main piece that I’m working on is rebuilding public trust and confidence,” says the man charged with keeping track of Alberta’s land, water and sky. As the province’s chief scientist, it’s his […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2017111 Views

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Atlantic Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation (Updated)

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chiefs in Atlantic Canada are expressing frustration and concern over Canada’s lack of action to address serious water conditions in Potlotek First Nation. It’s been one year since residents of the Cape Breton indigenous community raised serious concerns about the quality of their drinking water, and this week, the community has been […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017380 Views

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Conservation officials answer Mi’kmaq calls for better moose-hunting patrols – CBC

Department of Environment patrols aim to ferret out moose poachers Sep 15, 2017 Conservation officials are doing extra patrols in Cape Breton in a bid to ferret out moose poachers. The non-native moose hunt doesn’t open in Nova Scotia until late September, but the Mi’kmaq have the right to hunt at any time. The extra […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017136 Views

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Public comment opens on Oceans Protection Plan – Ecolog.com

It’s taken almost one year, 10 months to be exact, but the federal government has finally launched public consultations on its Oceans Protection Plan. The plan was first announced November 7, 2016 in a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver. He promised a marine safety plan that would at least meet, and sometimes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017112 Views

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BR First Nation Water Ban – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 15, 2017  CHAPEL ISLAND, N.S. – Health Canada says a spike in minerals that is fouling the water at a Nova Scotia Indigenous reserve is related to seasonal factors, such as temperature changes. Spokeswoman Maryse Durette says there are no known health impacts tied to the reported levels of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017131 Views

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Evacuees start heading home to Pelican Narrows in northern Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 SASKATOON _ Residents of Pelican Narrows in northern Saskatchewan have begun returning to their homes after being forced out of the community by wildfires at the end of August. Buses loaded up residents at the Travelodge hotel and Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Saskatoon on Thursday morning to start the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017133 Views

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Nipissing U: Welcome Powwow this Friday

The twelfth annual Welcome Powwow at Nipissing University and Canadore College will be held on Friday, September 15, at 11:30 a.m. beside the Education Centre pond. Everyone is welcome to attend the powwow, as it is an opportunity to celebrate and share Aboriginal culture while honouring the diversity of students at Nipissing and Canadore. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017211 Views

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Alberta wildlife expert says animals well adapted to survive wildfires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017 WATERTON, Alta. _ As wet, cool weather provided some relief to crews battling a wildfire in southwestern Alberta, a wildlife official said animals in and around Waterton Lakes National Park are well-adapted to survive the flames. Parks Canada said Thursday that about six millimetres of rain fell over the Kenow […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017105 Views

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N.S. First Nation grappling with water crisis calls for federal action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  CHAPEL ISLAND, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia Indigenous community struggling with dark, foul-smelling tap water is calling on the federal government to fix a problem that has lingered for a decade. Potlotek First Nation residents have been told not to drink, bathe or wash clothes in the water, which has […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017155 Views

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APC Media Release – Chiefs express frustration over lack of action in Potlotek First Nation Sept. 14

September 14, 2017 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Chiefs in Atlantic Canada are expressing frustration and concern over Canada’s lack of action to address serious water conditions in Potlotek First Nation. It’s been one year since residents of the Cape Breton indigenous community raised serious concerns about the quality of their drinking water, and this week, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017102 Views

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NS Lobster Protests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 14, 2017 HALIFAX – There is growing tension between lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia over the Indigenous ceremonial and food fisheries. Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, says some Indigenous fishermen are taking unfair advantage of their right to continue fishing outside of the regular commercial […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017129 Views

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