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UINR: Annual Salmon Assessments

Annual Salmon Assessments February 19, 2019 Read: Annual Salmon Assessments NT5

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Fort Frances holds special public meeting to rally for clarity around wood supply rights – CBC

Town’s mill was closed in 2013, non-disclosure agreement bars potential buyers from talking fibre allocations Feb 19, 2019 Town council in Fort Frances, Ont., is holding a special public meeting Tuesday night to debate a resolution asserting the right of the town to use nearby forest resources to boost the local economy. At issue is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201920 Views

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Minister Coady Releases Interim Report on Muskrat Falls from Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

February 19, 2019 The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, today released the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) interim report, which outlines options to prevent the significant cost of the Muskrat Falls project from impacting Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The interim report will inform the Provincial Government’s overall plan to protect the rate […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201921 Views

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Canada Invests in Climate Change Research for Abandoned and Orphaned Mines

February 15, 2019 – Sudbury, Ontario – Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that climate change has a significant impact on Canadians, which is why we continue to invest in climate adaptation and climate resilience research. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $184,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201939 Views

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B.C.’s northernmost municipality hopes community ownership of forest can bring a community revival – CBC

No B.C. community has suffered larger decreases in property values this decade than Fort Nelson Feb 15, 2019 There was a time when Fort Nelson was the chopstick capital of the world. The northernmost municipality in B.C. was once home to companies that made eight million chopsticks daily, produced untold strand boards for housing and sawmills […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201947 Views

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Canada Launches Off-Diesel Initiative for Remote Indigenous Communities

February 13, 2019                          Whitehorse, YT                      Natural Resources Canada Canada is home to hundreds of rural and remote Indigenous communities. As we build a cleaner energy future, we are helping communities across Canada reduce their reliance on diesel and move toward renewable sources of energy. By working together, we can cut pollution, clean our air and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201939 Views

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Our forests are under threat, experts warn at local conference – OrilliaMatters

‘We need to recognize and strengthen and bolster’ trees, said keynote speaker at Forests Ontario conference The “largest forestry conference in the province” took place in our region recently, drawing more than 430 attendees, from forestry experts and environmentalists, to municipal officials and nearly 100 university students. “This is a new record for us,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201932 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Announce a New Initiative to Generate New Opportunities for Remote Indigenous Communities

February 12, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will attend the Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference and announce a new initiative to generate new opportunities for remote Indigenous communities through innovative clean energy projects to reduce reliance on diesel fuel. A media availability will follow. Date:                Wednesday, February 13, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201952 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council Hosts Career Fairs to Increase Indigenous Forestry Opportunities

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 11, 2019 – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is organizing three career fair events, the 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs, scheduled to be held in Nanaimo, Kamloops and North Vancouver. The 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs are held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in: Nanaimo on Feb. 20th, 2019 at the Coast Bastion Hotel Kamloops on Feb. 27th, 2019 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 201944 Views

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BC Government: New area-based cut level set for Tree Farm Licence 54

Feb. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – Effective Feb. 7, 2019, Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 54 on the west coast of Vancouver Island will have an area-based allowable annual cut level of 170 hectares. The previous allowable annual cut for TFL 54 was set in 2011 at 315.8 hectares. The new lower cut level is due mainly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201941 Views

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BC Government: Expedited funding aids forest industry and environment

Feb. 7, 2019 KAMLOOPS – Funding of $10 million from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia will mean more wood waste will be redirected to mills instead of being burned on the ground, creating more jobs for British Columbians and reducing carbon emissions. “This is good for local jobs and for the health of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201957 Views

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Sierra Club BC: 20,000-strong demand for old-growth forest protection delivered to MLA offices across B.C.

February 6, 2019 Together with concerned local residents, representatives of Sierra Club BC and Leadnow today delivered a letter signed by more than 20,000 B.C. residents to government MLA offices across B.C. The letter makes an urgent call for the protection of the last intact stands of unprotected old-growth on Vancouver Island and immediate protection […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201972 Views

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2019 nominees announced for 15th annual Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2019 – Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC. There are 103 nominations in 14 categories, all of which recognize excellence in contemporary design and building with wood. The winners will be announced at the 15th annual Wood Design Awards evening, to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201946 Views

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BC Timber Sales and Nanwakolas provide cedar log for canoe carving

Feb 5, 2019 CAMPBELL RIVER – BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and the Nanwakolas Council have provided a large western red cedar log to Carihi Secondary school to be used by students and staff to carve a traditional canoe under the guidance of Indigenous students, artists and Elders. Inspired by the Qatuwas, the gathering of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201948 Views

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Forest Products Association of Canada: Launch of Indigenous Business Leadership Award

January 31, 2019 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, environmental and safety performance, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201933 Views

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Draft agenda for NCC’s 2nd Annual Resource Stewardship Workshop released

January 30,  2019 NCC is hosting a 2nd Annual Resource Stewardship Workshop in Port Hope Simpson on February 5 and 6, 2019. It will be an important discussion on the self-management of our resources. Click on the link below to download a PDF of the two-day draft agenda. Agenda – 2nd Annual Resource Stewardship Workshop […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201956 Views

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Government of Canada Promotes Renewable Energy Innovation in Mining

January 28, 2019                  Vancouver, British Columbia                    Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada continues to make significant investments toward reducing reliance on diesel in Canada’s rural and remote communities and remote industrial sites. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a combined $4.2-million investment for two TUGLIQ […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 201957 Views

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Provincial Government and Forest Industry Partners Launch Plan to Diversify Forest Sector

January 28, 2019 The Provincial Government, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Industry Association and forest sector stakeholders, today launched the Forestry Sector Work Plan – a roadmap of 32 actions intended to diversify the forest industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, strengthen the provincial economy and support job creation. The Honourable Dwight Ball, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201940 Views

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Media Advisory: Premier Ball and Minister Byrne to Lead Forestry Sector Summit

Executive Council Fisheries and Land Resources January 25, 2019 Media Advisory: Premier Ball and Minister Byrne to Lead Forestry Sector Summit The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will lead a Forestry Sector Summit at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in Corner Brook […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201956 Views

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Pathway to Canada Target 1 Challenge: Information Session Recording – Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

January 24, 2019 Canada’s natural landscapes inspire pride from coast to coast to coast: Canadians love our mountains, lakes and rivers, as well as our coasts, forests, and wildlife. Nature is important not only to our cultural identity but also to our health and prosperity. That’s why the Government of Canada is doubling the amount […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201967 Views

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Government invests $500K in Indigenous forestry projects in BC – Canadian Forest Industries

January 23, 2019 Three First Nations in Northern BC are getting cash injections from the federal government to support biomass and forestry projects. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi announced today a total investment of $589,629 for the three projects. “These projects bring together the training and innovation necessary for communities to capture future […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 201949 Views

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FPAC welcomes Canadian Kraft Paper as its Newest Member

January 23, 2019 Today, Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), announced that Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd. is joining FPAC as its newest member. Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd. is an integrated kraft pulp and paper mill located in The Pas, Manitoba, 620 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. The mill […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201934 Views

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Canada Invests in Biomass and Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector in Prince George

January 23, 2019 Prince George, British Columbia   Natural Resources Canada Our government is investing in our resources — Canada’s natural advantage — to boost economic competitiveness while protecting our environment. This includes investments in new technologies that tap into the vast potential of forest-based biomass and bioenergy. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201959 Views

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Nova Scotia’s forest industry faces unknown future without Northern Pulp – CBC

Jan 22, 2019 Sawmill operators, woodlot owners contemplate effects of a potential Northern Pulp shutdown It was a few months ago that Jeff Bishop noticed a growing unease about the future of Nova Scotia’s forest industry. Bishop, the executive director of Forest Nova Scotia, was suddenly taking more and more calls. On the other line were concerned […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201937 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Take Part in B.C. Natural Resources Forum; Announce Support for Forest Industry in Prince George, B.C.

January 22, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will take part in the 16th Annual British Columbia Natural Resources Forum on January 23. Minister Sohi will participate in a fireside chat, discussing how resource development, clean growth and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples can help grow our economy and communities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201958 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grants support Nechako

Jan. 21, 2019 VANDERHOOF – The Nadleh Whut’en First Nation and the Corporation of the Village of Fraser Lake will receive a total of $153,168 to support economic diversification and create local employment opportunities under the special circumstances provision of the BC Rural Dividend. “We’re aware that some rural communities are facing difficulties in the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201940 Views

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UBCM: Call for Forest Policy Changes Heard

Jan. 16, 2019 A notice has been issued advising that a multi-year initiative is underway to make improvements to the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA). Initial improvements will begin in early 2019, and continue over several years. The Province has indicated that the initiative, in part, is in response to concerns raised by UBCM […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 201942 Views

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BC Government: Forest policy reforms to rebuild coastal forest sector

Jan. 17, 2019 VANCOUVER – To create and support good jobs in British Columbia’s coastal forest sector, government is making policy changes to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.’s pulp and paper mills. The changes, as part of the Coast Forest Sector […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201961 Views

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BC Government: Provincial grants boost rural communities

Jan. 17, 2019 VICTORIA – As part of its rural development mandate, the Province is providing $673,124 in project development grants to support rural communities throughout B.C. In the fifth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program, 68 local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations will receive funding to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201978 Views

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13 First Nations come together to create new forestry agreement – CBC

New partnership protects Indigenous assets, rights according to one signatory party Jan 14, 2019 Thirteen Indigenous communities who control more than 50 per cent of the provincial allocated and active wood supply in Saskatchewan have banded together. An agreement signed between the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, Big River First Nation, Pelican Lake First nation, Witchekan […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201955 Views

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New forestry alliance exploring opportunities in Prince Albert area – Prince Albert Daily Herald

January 10, 2019 New alliance made up of 13 First Nations holds over half of the allocated and active wood supply in Saskatchewan hopes to create jobs, ensure sustainable forests A new partnership between 13 First Nations hopes to help “influence, initiate and execute” potential opportunities in the forestry sector within the communities’ ancestral lands, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201955 Views

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Northwest Territories Releases First Update on Joint Water Management Efforts with B.C.

YELLOWKNIFE (December 7, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is reporting on work completed under the bilateral water management agreement signed with British Columbia. The British Columbia-Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement, which focuses on the Liard and Petitot watersheds, lays the foundation for long-term cooperative management to maintain the ecological integrity of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201988 Views

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Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources: Job Opportunity for Masters students

Use of acoustic telernetry and First Nations traditional knowledge to deterrnine the movements and habitat use of valued aquatic species, and their environmental correlates Applications are being accepted for up to two Masters students (Science, Environmental Science or related degree) to work on an NSERC-funded project to enable better stewardship of marine resources by creating […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201969 Views

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Government invests $645K in two Indigenous forestry projects in Yukon – Canadian Forest Industries

Jan. 2, 2019 – The federal government is investing $645,000 in two Indigenous forestry projects in Yukon. The Teslin Tlingit Council received $595,000 to purchase biomass wood chip boilers, as part of a larger project that aims to reduce reliance on non-renewable heating fuels and help create jobs by installing direct heating systems. “The Teslin […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201941 Views

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Feds invests $295K in two NB Indigenous forestry projects – Canadian Biomass

December 20, 2018 Dec. 20, 2018 – Two Indigenous forestry projects in New Brunswick have received $295,000 in funding from the federal government. According to a news release, Tobique First Nation will receive $255,000 over multiple years to establish a forest-based community business that will create jobs and increase revenue in the community. So far, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2018104 Views

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Canada Invests in New Brunswick’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative

From: Natural Resources Canada News release December 18, 2018 Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forests continue to be important sources of good jobs in communities across the country, especially rural, remote and Indigenous communities. To ensure a direct benefit to Indigenous communities, our government is supporting Indigenous peoples’ participation in natural […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201873 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Funding for Indigenous Forestry Projects in New Brunswick

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Member of Parliament for Tobique–Mactaquac, T.J. Harvey, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will make a forestry announcement at the Jamer John W. Ltd. sawmill. A media availability and mill tour will follow. Hard hats will be provided for the mill tour. It is recommended to wear […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201894 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council’s CEO Departure Announcement

December 10, 2018 After over ten years of serving as CEO of the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC), Keith Atkinson has announced his departure from the position to start the next chapter of his career. During his exceptional service in the leadership role, Atkinson has managed to create and cultivate relationships based on mutual […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2018104 Views

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BC Government: MOU with Korean architects will increase wood use

December 08, 2018 SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Senior forest sector representatives on the Forestry Asia Trade Mission took part in events that demonstrated British Columbia’s commitment to increasing wood construction in South Korea. On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, they witnessed the signing of a technical co-operation agreement between Canada Wood Korea and the Korean Institute […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201856 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forestry Sector in Yukon

December 7, 2018 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This is why the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — and benefit from — natural […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201849 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Yukon Forestry Sector

December 7, 2018–Whitehorse, Yukon–Natural Resources Canada Transforming how we make and use energy presents tremendous economic opportunities for Canada and will result in investments, good jobs for Canadians and a cleaner planet for future generations. The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201897 Views

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Forestry institute forging gender equity plan – Northern Ontario Business

December 07, 2018 Thunder Bay researcher to sit on steering committee A new initiative by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) will look at ways to recruit, retain and advance women in the forestry sector. The institute announced on Nov. 30 it’s creating a national action plan to promote gender equity in the industry. According to 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201861 Views

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BC trade trip to Asia to boost lumber markets – Times Colonist

December 6, 2018 The B.C. forest minister’s trade mission to Asia has become something of an annual tradition that, this year, has an air to it of battling back against tough markets that have crimped the province’s exports of forest products. In past years, the event heralded B.C.’s breakthrough into the Chinese market, which rapidly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201862 Views

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The Government of Canada and Provinces and Territories agree to work together to create more jobs and protect our oceans and fisheries for future generations

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 5, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland – Bordered by three oceans, Canada is home to the longest coastline in the world. Our marine resources support hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs and rich ecosystems of abundant marine wildlife from coast to coast to coast. Today, federal, provincial and territorial […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018113 Views

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Media Advisory: MP Bagnell to Announce Funding for Forestry Projects in Yukon

From: Natural Resources Canada WHITEHORSE — Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding benefiting forestry projects in Whitehorse and Teslin, Yukon. A media availability will follow. Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. (PST) Location: NorthLight Innovation 2180, 2nd […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201888 Views

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New federal investment will help boost number of women in Canada’s forestry sector

From: Status of Women Canada News release Project will help women access good middle class jobs by creating more inclusive workplaces November 29, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Status of Women Canada The Government is committed to advancing gender equality and understands the important role that creating more opportunities for women in all aspects of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201888 Views

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B.C.’s largest forestry trade mission heads to Asia

Nov. 27, 2018 VICTORIA – More than 40 senior forest sector respresentatives are heading to Asia from Dec. 5 to 14, 2018, to grow markets for B.C. wood products. They will explore opportunities and strengthen relationships in China, Japan and South Korea — three of B.C.’s largest markets for wood products. “Our government is committed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201884 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector in Williams Lake

From: Natural Resources Canada November 27, 2018 – Williams Lake, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This is why our government is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in — […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2018120 Views

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Premier Ball Welcomes Tacora Resources Inc. to Labrador West as it Restarts Scully Mine

November 27, 2018 Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Larry Lehtinen, Executive Chairman and CEO of Tacora Resources Inc. (Tacora), announced the restart of Scully Mine in Wabush. Also attending the event was the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources; the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 2018112 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grant supports Tsilhqot’in National Government

November 19, 2018 WILLIAMS LAKE – The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be able to achieve certification through the International Organization for Standardization (lSO 9001) quality-management system, thanks in part to a $281,107 grant from the Province. “The special circumstances provision of the Rural Dividend was specifically designed to assist communities undergoing economic hardship, such […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201868 Views

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