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Government of Canada partnership connects more children and families with conservation

Thanks to a renewed commitment by the Government of Canada, Earth Rangers will continue to grow their educational programming and connect more children and families with conservation June 7, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada The Government of Canada is pleased to announce a contribution of $700,000 to Earth Rangers as part […]

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Minister LeBlanc heads delegation to UN Ocean Conference in New York to promote sustainable fisheries and marine conservation

NEW YORK – Effective conservation of our oceans contributes to a healthy environment and a sustainable economy for future generations. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, is leading a Canadian delegation to the first ever UN Ocean Conference. Canada will be reiterating its commitment to the sustainable harvest of our […]

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Wood Buffalo National Park at risk of losing international heritage designation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 6, 2017  OTTAWA _ The country’s largest national park could be declared to be in danger by the UN’s World Heritage Committee if Canada doesn’t meet new deadlines next year to prove it is taking action to protect the park from development. In March, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Environment Day

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Marks World Environment Day June 5, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked World Environment Day, reminding everyone of the contributions First Nations have made and continue to make as stewards of the land and the need for First […]

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A fleeting opportunity to conserve the greatest intact watershed in Manitoba

Jun 05, 2017 The waters that drain into these areas are sourced from roughly 1.4 million square kilometres of the North American landscape (about twice the size of Alberta), a region that includes concentrated development as well as large areas of intact Boreal forest. Conserving the habitat shared by belugas, and a long list of […]

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First Lead Author Meeting for the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories will take place in Bilbao on 7-14 June 2017

Bilbao, Spain, June, 2017 – More than 190 experts will meet in Bilbao on June 7-14 to begin work on a new Methodology Report to update the guidelines countries use for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals, bringing them into line with the new requirements of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The meeting will launch the […]

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New Environmental Monitoring and Research Projects Funded in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (June 5, 2017) – Thirteen new environmental monitoring and research projects awarded through the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Program (NWT CIMP) will provided knowledge that will help ensure a healthy environment for Northerners now and in the future. Announced on World Environment Day by Environment and Natural Resources Minister Robert C. McLeod, the 13 […]

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Nunavut Environment Week 7-Day Challenge

05 June 2017  The Department of Environment is challenging Nunavummiut to participate in the Nunavut Environment Week 7-Day Challenge during Environment Week, June 5-11, 2017. Challenges will be posted daily throughout the week on the Government of Nunavut (GN) social media pages, and on the Department of Environment website: http://gov.nu.ca/environment/. Nunavummiut are encouraged to […]

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Springbank dam budget revised for EIA assessment – Rocky View Weekly

Jun 06, 2017 Rocky View County (RVC) council approved a $200,000 budget adjustment to review Alberta Infrastructure’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report on the Springbank Dry Reservoir Project (SR1). The provincial EIA will be submitted to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB). “Both those processes are a […]

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Another half metre added to expected high water mark on Okanagan Lake – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 5, 2017 By Ron Seymour, Kelowna Daily Courier THE CANADIAN PRESS KELOWNA, B.C. _ A park along Okanagan Lake could be under water and hundreds of other public and private properties could also be damaged if the lake reaches a predicted maximum of 343.5 metres, officials say. Dramatic flood zone maps for […]

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Earth Day Canada Gala 2017 – A fundraiser for EarthPLAY, June 14th in the Distillery District

Jun 01, 2017 Media Advisory & Camera Call WHAT: The Earth Day Canada Gala is an opportunity for environmental leaders to come together, celebrate recent accomplishments and have fun. Proceeds will fund EDC’s EarthPLAY program, which is building a new generation of leaders through outdoor, child-directed play – this means the event will have lots […]

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Statement by the Prime Minister on World Environment Day

June 5, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day: “Today, we join the global community to celebrate World Environment Day – an opportunity to connect with nature and to recommit ourselves to build a cleaner, more sustainable world for generations to come. This year, Canada will host […]

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Canada 150: Tree Canada Takes Root in Ottawa

OTTAWA, June 4, 2017 David McGuinty, Member of Parliament (Ottawa Centre), today unveiled a City of Ottawa community initiative supported by Tree Canada’s program “Canada 150 – Tree to Our Nature.” He attended this event on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. In honour of Canada 150, Tree Canada will bring […]

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Iqaluit community cleanup 2017

June 02, 2017 Iqaluit’s 2017 community cleanup will take place on Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bags and gloves will be available in the parking lot of the Unikkaarvik Visitors’ Center between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Supplies can also be picked up from the visitors’ […]

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HMP inappropriate for Inuk woman, says President Lampe

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he’s saddened and shocked that a Labrador Inuk woman is being held at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s simply because she refused to obey an injunction against protesting near the Muskrat Falls site. “My thoughts are with Beatrice Hunter at this time,” says President Lampe. “She was detained for […]

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Seventy-Five Water and Wastewater Projects in Saskatchewan Will Help Provide Clean Water and Protect the Environment

June 2, 2017 The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides Canadians and their families with access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.  These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems. Today, Ralph Goodale, Minister […]

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Tłı̨chǫ Government: Wilderness First Aid

Left to right: 1st row: Albertine Eyakfwo, Sean Richardson, Mary Adele Mackenzie and Devon Allooloo. 2nd row: Jessica Hum, Nora Wedzin, Marjorie Matheson-Maund, Isaac, Joline Huskey, Georgina Chocolate, Cathy Allooloo, Marilyn Martin, Petter Jacobsen, Phoebe Rabesca and Michael Birlea. The Department of Culture & Lands Protection organized a three day Wilderness First Aid training at […]

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Update: Quebec Flooding Recovery

From Public Safety Canada June 5, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, met with Martin Coiteux, Minister of Public Security of Quebec, to discuss the progress of flood recovery efforts in Quebec. As the […]

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Rail trail proceeding – Vernon Morning Star

Jun 5th, 2017 Fourteen kilometres of the Okanagan Rail Trail Corridor will be open to the public by March 2018, says the project manager for the interjurisdictional development team in a report to Lake Country council. Andrew Gibbs, a City of Kelowna planner, said drainage improvements, safe road crossings and compacted crushed aggregate will be […]

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Meeting to discuss Jervis Inlet national park reserve proposal – Coast Reporter

The Friends of Caren will hold a public meeting June 10 in Madeira Park to discuss a new Jervis Inlet national park reserve or bio-reserve. In 2010 Canada signed the Convention on Biological Diversity, making a commitment to conserve at least 17 per cent of Canada’s land resources and 10 per cent of our marine […]

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Statement by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on World Environment Day

June 5, 2017 – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, issued the following statement to mark World Environment Day: “I’m honoured today to mark World Environment Day, and I’m honoured that Canada is the host country. This year’s theme ‘connecting people to nature’ deeply resonates with Canadians. “We are […]

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Minister McKenna launches Canadian Environment Week

June 4, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadians are dedicated to ensuring Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations. Every year, Canadians throughout the country are proud to mark this commitment by celebrating Canadian Environment Week. Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, […]

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National Energy Board Oral Hearing for Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project Begins on June 6

From National Energy Board June 2, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold an oral hearing on Tuesday, June 6 at 9 a.m. (local time) on whether or not the Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project should be approved for construction and operation. The hearing will be held at […]

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Nunavik beluga hunt quota gets bump, but it’s complicated – CBC

Biopsy pilot project will help understand how well whale hunters can distinguish between beluga stocks Jun 02, 2017 A new beluga whale hunting season has opened in Nunavik, and with it comes a new quota. The beluga quota is up slightly over last season thanks to modest growth in the Eastern Hudson Bay beluga population. […]

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Full house as Elk Island National Park considers potential wildlife cull – Global News

June 2, 2017 Edmontonians flocked to Elk Island National Park’s final open house Thursday night as Parks Canada evaluates how to handle an overpopulation of large wildlife. Based on an aerial census, Parks Canada says Elk Island has around 140 surplus bison, 250 extra elk – and in its southern section, about 120 too many […]

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Notice of Hearing – TransCanada Pipelines Limited – White Spruce Pipeline Project

June 01, 2017 Notice of Hearing Proceeding ID 353 TransCanada Pipelines Limited White Spruce Pipeline Project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for TransCanada Pipelines Limited’s White Spruce Pipeline Project. The hearing will be scheduled after requests to participate are filed and participation determined. If there are no participants, the AER […]

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Arctic peoples’ climate pleas fell on deaf ears – Digital Journal

When ministers from the eight states of the Arctic and representatives of the region’s native peoples met last month in Alaska, evidence of global warming was all around them. Locals all had stories to tell, from the appearance of new ticks that came from the south to the boreal forest, to the subsidence caused by […]

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Methane ‘blowout’ formed giant craters on Arctic seafloor, study says – CBC

Greenhouse gas continues to seep into northern waters thousands of years later Jun 02, 2017 Giant craters on the Arctic sea floor were formed when methane gas previously trapped in ice was released with such force it blew through bedrock, Norwegian researchers say. A study published in the latest edition of the journal Science says […]

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BR Salmon Populations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 2, 2017 ST. ANDREWS, N.B. – A conservation group says Ottawa has to take a tougher approach with Greenland to save dwindling salmon populations. The Atlantic Salmon Federation says returns for North American Atlantic salmon were 27 per cent lower in 2016 than 2015. It says that may indicate […]

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Alberta premier says report on Fort McMurray wildfire response is imminent – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 1, 2017  EDMONTON _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told the legislature Thursday that two independent reports into the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire are imminent, but the Opposition Wildrose party was still calling for a judge-led public inquiry. The fire in May 2016 forced out more than 80,000 people for a month and […]

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Six years later: New houses headed to Manitoba First Nation forced out by flood – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 1, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The first new houses are on the way for a Manitoba First Nations community devastated by flooding six years ago. The Lake St. Martin reserve was hit hard in the spring of 2011 and almost 2,000 people had to leave their homes. Last November, Indigenous and Northern Affairs […]

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Salmon Populations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 1, 2017 ST. ANDREWS, N.B. – The Atlantic Salmon Federation is urging Ottawa to take a more “aggressive” approach with Greenland as salmon returns continue their decline. A federation report released today says 2016 returns for North American Atlantic salmon were 27 per cent lower than the previous year, […]

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New report highlights TransCanada’s failures to say how the Energy East pipeline would cross major Canadian rivers

June 01, 2017 ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ÉQUITERRE, and MANITOBA ENERGY JUSTICE COALITION New report highlights TransCanada’s failures to say how the Energy East pipeline would cross major Canadian rivers The report warns the National Energy Board panel reviewing Energy East that TransCanada’s project application is incomplete Toronto, ON – As the new National Energy Board (NEB) […]

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Community cleanups 2017 – Government of Nunavut

June 01, 2017 It’s time for this year’s community cleanups! There will be a cleanup day in each community across Nunavut, but the date will vary depending on snow cover. Please contact your local hamlet office or Department of Environment staff for details about when the cleanup will happen in your community, and where you […]

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ASF urges caution for 2017 ahead of international salmon talks

June 01, 2017 New State of the Populations report shows potential for low Atlantic salmon returns this year ST. ANDREWS, NB – Final population estimates for North American Atlantic salmon show returns in 2016 were lower than the year before and may indicate further declines in 2017. As a result, ASF is urging anglers and […]

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Algonquin Nation Takes Mining Fight to Company’s AGM: “No Means Never”

June 01, 2017 (Toronto) At the annual general meeting of mining company Copper One this afternoon, representatives of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake will assert their opposition to mining on their unceded territory. A youth drum group from the 500-person First Nation will lead community members and supporters in a rally outside the meeting. Copper One has […]

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Water’s Next Finalists Announced

June 1, 2017 Water Canada magazine’s Water’s Next Award program is the only national awards program to honour leadership across the entire water sector—including public servants, non-governmental groups, researchers, municipalities, and technology providers. Since 2010, Water Canada has hosted the awards to help strengthen and celebrate the thriving national community by showcasing Canada’s water leaders, […]

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World leaders reaffirm commitment to fighting climate change – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 1, 2017 By Kirsten Grieshaber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN _ World leaders affirmed their commitment to combating climate change on Thursday ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on whether he would pull out of the Paris climate accord. Trump is expected to announce his decision on Thursday afternoon U.S. time (3 […]

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Forecast thunderstorms add to flooding concerns across southern B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 31, 2017 14:27 VANCOUVER _ Residents in several areas of British Columbia are bracing for severe thunderstorms as another round of wicked weather bears down on flood-weary regions. Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches for areas including the Shuswap and Okanagan east to the Alberta boundary, and the Cariboo, Prince George and […]

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Indigenous voices support environmental monitoring – Alberta Government

May 31, 2017 Community-based monitoring and Indigenous knowledge will bolster Alberta’s approach to environmental science, thanks to a groundbreaking advisory panel. The Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel will advise Fred Wrona, Alberta’s Chief Scientist, about how to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and traditional ecological knowledge into environmental monitoring. The inaugural panel includes academics, industry experts, Elders and […]

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CNSC: Public Commission meeting agenda – Thursday, June 8, 2017

May 29, 2017 MEETING OF THE COMMISSION Agenda of the meeting of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the: Kikinahk Friendship Centre, 320 Boardman Street, La Ronge, Saskatchewan The meeting will be webcast live on nuclearsafety.gc.ca Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – in La Ronge, […]

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Experts to share tragic life lessons at disaster conference – Winnipeg Free Press

When it comes to mitigating disaster, there’s only one tip You can see a steady stream of disasters from around the world thanks to the Internet and 24-hour cable news. But if the unthinkable happens in your community — a tornado, wildfire or terror attack — are you sure it’s prepared? Today in Winnipeg, a […]

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Government of Canada introduces new measures to ensure Canada is better equipped, better regulated, and better prepared to protect its marine environment and coastal communities

May 31, 2017    Victoria / Toronto / St. John’s Canada’s coastlines are a source of inspiration and pride. Even for Canadians living inland, many of the jobs that support middle-class families, and the products used every day, depend on Canada’s waterways. In November 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched the Oceans Protection Plan. This national […]

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Greenpeace activist climbs BC Legislature flagpole to deliver hopeful message to NDP and Greens

30 May 2017 (LEKWUNGEN TERRITORY/VICTORIA) — This morning, a Greenpeace activist climbed a flagpole at the B.C. Legislature to deliver a celebratory message. The activist unfurled a banner reading, “People Power 1, Kinder Morgan 0. Change is coming” which is now flying underneath the B.C. provincial flag. Playing the music of Gary Wright’s 1975 pop […]

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OPG answers questions on Deep Geologic Repository

May 29, 2017 Proposed nuclear waste facility being reviewed by Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted its responses to 23 information requests from the federal government about a proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) for the permanent disposal of low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste from its generating stations. “We support […]

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission renews the Western Waste Management Facility operating licence

May 30, 2017 – Ottawa Following a public hearing held on April 12, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to renew Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) waste facility operating licence for the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF), located in the Municipality of Kincardine, Ontario. The licence will be […]

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Parks Canada kicks off the Canada 150 celebrations at Forillon National Park

May 30, 2017     Gaspé, Quebec    Parks Canada Agency On June 2nd, Forillon National Park will open to visitors for the 2017 season. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the government is pleased to offer free admission to Parks Canada sites in 2017. The FREE 2017 Discovery Pass provides unlimited opportunities to visit national parks, […]

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Lake Huron site best suited for nuclear waste bunker, OPG report affirms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 30, 2017 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A new report from Ontario Power Generation overwhelmingly affirms the utility’s long-held position that the best place for a nuclear-waste bunker is on the Lake Huron shoreline. One of the biggest problems with burying the hazardous waste somewhere else would come from […]

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Elk Island National Park floats idea of allowing hunting to address elk, moose populations – CKNW

May 29, 2017 A popular national park, located just 30 minutes east of Edmonton, is holding consultations with the public as it drafts a plan to deal with an overpopulation of elk, moose and bison. Among the options being considered is the rare phenomenon of allowing hunting in a Canadian national park. “(It could) be […]

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports Rally for the Peace River Valley: Indigenous and Treaty Rights Must Be Honoured in Proposed Site C Dam Project

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports Rally for the Peace River Valley: Indigenous and Treaty Rights Must Be Honoured in Proposed Site C Dam Project May 29, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde stands with First Nations in Treaty 8 and all those participating today […]

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