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Northwest First Nations build a future in forestry – Northern Ontario Business

Joint venture deal provides Agoke group jobs, economic benefits to three communities A walk through the Nakina sawmill in early August got Mark Bell excited. A decade after the operation had been shuttered, Buchanan Sawmills had reopened the mill in January and was back in business as staff painstakingly worked out the mechanical bugs at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201811 Views

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Communiqué: Energy and Mines Ministers Agree that Improving Competitiveness and Environmental Sustainability are Key to Future Development of Natural Resources

Marking the conclusion of the annual three-day Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC), hosted by Nunavut, Canada’s energy and mines ministers agreed today to act to increase the country’s competitiveness in these respective sectors by eliminating barriers to investment, promoting market diversification, and improving the efficiency and timeliness of regulatory processes. To that end, the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201830 Views

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NB Government: Review calls for an increased conservation area and more transparency and accountability of Crown forest management

14 August 2018 SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A review into the province’s forest management strategy calls for an increase of 150,000 hectares to Crown land conservation areas over five years. This action is one of several items included in the Department of Energy and Resource Development’s review of the previous forest management strategy. “We have […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201820 Views

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Minister Sohi to Participate in the 2018 Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference

From: Natural Resources Canada OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will participate in the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC) in Iqaluit, Nunavut, from August 12 to 14, 2018. Minister Sohi will co-chair EMMC 2018 with the Deputy Premier of Nunavut, David Akeeagok, and Nunavut’s Minister of Environment, Jeannie Hakongak […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201829 Views

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Forest sector seeks federal partnership to improve competitiveness, accelerate innovation and ensure a healthy forest of the future

August 09, 2018 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has shared with the federal government its recommendations to enhance Canadian competitiveness, accelerate innovation, and ensure future forests remain healthy in its 2019 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. To support family-supporting jobs in rural and northern Canada, and to ensure […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201839 Views

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Science Week Introduces Indigenous Youth to Careers in Natural Resources

THUNDER BAY, ON, August 1, 2018 – Forty-five Indigenous youth from 25 communities are in Thunder Bay this week learning about geo-caching, cartography, sustainable energy, entrepreneurship and more as part of Science Week for the the First Nation Natural Resource Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) and the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP). The youth and their counsellors […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201829 Views

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New allowable annual cut set for Tree Farm Licence 37

VICTORIA – Effective July 25, 2018, the allowable annual cut for Western Forest Products’ Tree Farm Licence 37 is 847,000 cubic metres. This new cut level includes a partition, so that no more than 770,200 cubic metres per year can be harvested from areas suitable for ground-based harvesting systems. “After reviewing all of the factors […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201829 Views

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Government of Canada announces new sustainable fisheries resource advisory council

Ottawa, Ontario – In 2015, the Government of Canada made a commitment to be more transparent in decision-making, as well as increasing the role that Canadians play in decisions that affect their livelihood. Minister LeBlanc today announced the creation of a new Sustainable Fisheries Resource Advisory Council of Canada (SFRACC), a national arm’s-length advisory body designed […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201820 Views

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BC Government: Public invited to comment on the Fort Nelson TSA discussion paper

July 11, 2018 FORT NELSON – Comments are being accepted until Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, on a discussion paper that is part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be considered by the chief forester, before setting the new allowable annual cut. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201833 Views

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Nunavut Tungavik Incorporated, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, the Government Of Nunavut and the Government Of Canada agree to develop fisheries regulations for the Nunavut Settlement Area

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada IQALUIT, NUNAVUT – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Nunavut Agreement, the Government of Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, and the Government of Nunavut have issued a joint statement on the development of fishery regulations for the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA). The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2018115 Views

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Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation (NFMC): First Nations and Canadian Kraft Paper Industries form historic Forestry Management Company

The Pas, Manitoba, Canada, July 6, 2018—A historic partnership has been forged today between Nekoté (a corporation representing seven First Nations) and Canadian Kraft Paper (CKPI) in Manitoba. Under this 50-50 partnership, Nekoté and CKPI will form a new company called Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation (NFMC) to co-manage 8.7 million hectares of boreal forest; sharing […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 2018109 Views

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The Government of Canada celebrates Pimachiowin Aki as Canada’s first mixed cultural and natural World Heritage site

From: Parks Canada Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage site Recognizes Indigenous Stewardship of Canada’s Boreal Forest July 1, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Today, Pimachiowin Aki, a 29,040 square kilometre expanse of boreal forest spanning the Manitoba–Ontario border, has been inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201864 Views

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Parks, Protected Areas, Conservation, Wildlife, and Biodiversity key priorities for Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers

June 28, 2018 Together, we are taking action to protect Canada’s natural spaces and wildlife to protect our future, and create an important legacy for generations of Canadians. As federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for parks, protected areas, conservation, wildlife, and biodiversityi we met for a second consecutive year to strengthen our commitment […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201859 Views

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Federal, provincial, and territorial ministers meet to advance cooperation to protect nature

June 28, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Nature is at the heart of Canada’s national identity, from coast to coast to coast. Our rivers, mountains, lakes, and oceans—along with the wildlife that depends on them—are a natural legacy for all Canadians to discover, enjoy, and preserve. Federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for parks, protected areas, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201856 Views

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Canada’s goal is to become world’s cleanest producer of LNG: Carr – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 28, 2018 OTTAWA – Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Canada’s pathway to a clean energy future includes not only transitioning to renewable sources of energy but also technology that makes traditional fossil fuels cleaner to both produce and burn. That path is laid out in a new report […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201853 Views

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Minister Carr Launches Generation Energy Council Report

June 28, 2018 – Winnipeg – Natural Resources Canada A worldwide transformation to a low-carbon future is underway, and Canadians want to play an active role in creating it. They expect bold leadership and action from all facets of society in charting an affordable, reliable and inclusive course for Canada’s energy future. Canada’s Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201860 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Decision on Ajax Mine Project

From: Natural Resources Canada June 27, 2018—Ottawa—Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable growth in the minerals and metals industry, and recognizes that a strong economy and a clean environment must go hand in hand. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201880 Views

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Province establishes joint decision-making process with First Nations for Broughton Archipelago fish farm tenures

June 27, 2018 ALERT BAY – The ‘Namgis, Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis and Mamalilikulla First Nations and the Province of British Columbia have executed a letter of understanding (LOU), formalizing ongoing talks regarding salmon aquaculture in the Broughton Area. The parties have agreed to engage in a respectful government-to-government process, to reach agreement related to historical concerns […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201879 Views

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BC Government: New Forest Practices Board chair appointed

June 26, 2018 VICTORIA – Kevin Kriese has been appointed chair of the Forest Practices Board. His three-year appointment is effective Aug. 7, 2018. “The board serves a critical role in overseeing forest and range practices in British Columbia,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Kevin’s experience will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201862 Views

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One Honda, One Hundred Thousand Trees

TORONTO, June 22, 2018 – Forest Recovery Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation are celebrating nearly 100,000 trees planted as part of a longstanding partnership to enhance forests across Canada. Forest Recovery Canada is a national tree planting effort with a focus on enhancing forest cover and connectivity across Canada. Working alongside local planting organizations, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201842 Views

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Fort Nelson Community Forest Tenure Application Reaches a Milestone

June 11, 2018 FORT NELSON, BC – The Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, operating in partnership to secure a joint Community Forest Agreement (CFA) tenure, are pleased to announce the achievement of a major milestone in the application process. On June 5th, acting BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201858 Views

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Implementation of a new synergy model for the wood and forest sectors

  FPInnovations, Université Laval and the Laurentian Forestry Centre sign agreements for the maximization of the forest sector’s innovation potential Quebec City, Quebec, June 11, 2018 – FPInnovations, the Laurentian Forestry Centre (LFC) of Natural Resources Canada, Université Laval and its Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics are pleased to announce the signature of collaboration […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201873 Views

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New protections in place to support wildlife species

June 04, 2018 CRANBROOK – The provincial government has issued an order to make sure nests, dens, salt licks and other important wildlife habitat features (WHF) are protected when forestry and range activities are carried out. The goal is to help specific wildlife species in the Kootenay Boundary region survive and thrive. “We know many […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201868 Views

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, delivers Keynote Speech to the Canadian Bar Association’s Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit.

June 1, 2018 Thank you and good afternoon, everyone. I was struck by the theme you have chosen for this Summit: The Intersection of Energy and the Environment, because it speaks directly to the challenges — and opportunities — before us, as Canadians, as citizens of the world. We are in the midst of something that has […]

by pmnationtalk on June 4, 2018102 Views

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Speech: Remarks by The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, on Canada’s Energy Future

Edmonton, Alberta May 31, 2018 Check against delivery Good afternoon everyone. I want to acknowledge that we are gathered on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many First Nations and Métis peoples. This week, our government announced that it has reached a financial agreement with Kinder Morgan to purchase the Trans […]

by pmnationtalk on June 4, 2018102 Views

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Canada Recognizes Industry Leaders and Expands Energy Efficiency Programs

May 30, 2018—Vaughan, Ontario—Natural Resources Canada Energy efficiency in industry strengthens competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and promotes a more sustainable environment. Promoting and rewarding energy-efficient practices are key components of Canada’s approach to transitioning to a clean energy future. Canadian leaders in energy efficiency were celebrated today at the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201850 Views

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Speech: Agreement Reached to Create and Protect Jobs, Build Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Thank you and good morning everyone. As you heard my colleague say, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a crucial infrastructure project for Canada and for Canadians. Let me remind us how we arrived at where we are today. This project had to pass a high bar. Our government improved how we assess projects, as […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201850 Views

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BC Rural Dividend program announces fifth intake

May 28, 2018 VICTORIA – Applications for funding in the fifth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program will be accepted June 1 to July 31, 2018. This is the only application window for 2018-19. “I encourage local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations to get their applications submitted as soon as possible,” said Doug […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201862 Views

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B.C. communities to benefit from more community forest opportunities

May 25, 2018 BURNS LAKE – The Government of British Columbia is making changes to give rural communities additional economic and land management opportunities, by allowing them to increase the size of their community forest. Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, made the announcement today at the BC Community […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201866 Views

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FPAC Presents Forest Community Champion and Partner Awards

May 23, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario – Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) honoured industry partners – each exemplifying the true meaning of partnership, in Ottawa today. “The Canadian forest industry employs more than 230,000 people in over 600 communities, from remote villages to our largest cities – in all regions of the country – and it […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201867 Views

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FPAC Salutes Forest Industry’s Best and Brightest in Nation’s Capital

May 23, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario – The Forest Products Association of Canada honoured a series of national award winners for their extraordinary contribution to the forest sector during an industry trade luncheon attended by industry leaders, partners, and government representatives in Ottawa today. The Canadian forest sector directly employs more than 230,000 people in over 600 […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201877 Views

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BC Government: Have your say on wildlife management, habitat conservation

May 22, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is starting a discussion on improving wildlife management and habitat conservation, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has announced. “The diversity of wildlife in British Columbia is one of our province’s greatest treasures,” said Donaldson. “Working with Indigenous peoples, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201850 Views

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First Nations Water Symposium to address progress on Federal Government’s promise to eliminate boil water advisories in Ontario First Nations

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, May 14, 2018 – On May 15, 2018 the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be holding the 2018 First Nations Water Symposium in Niagara Falls, ON at the Sheraton on the Falls beginning at 8:30am. The First Nations Water Symposium aims to bring together Chiefs, administrators and water/wastewater plant […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2018119 Views

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Stellat’en Nation comes to new forestry agreement – CFNR

The Stellat’en First Nation and the BC government have moved closer to reconciliation thanks to a new forestry agreement. The 25 year agreement grants the nation a woodland license to sustainably harvest 32,500 cubic metres of timber for each of the first five years, and at mid-forecasting levels for the remainder. The license covers over […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201877 Views

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Province, Stellat’en First Nation partner in forestry agreement

May 9, 2018 FRASER LAKE – Members of the Stellat’en First Nation now have an enhanced voice in local forest stewardship and greater opportunity for economic development through a forestry agreement signed with the Province, moving British Columbia and the Stellat’en further down the path of reconciliation. “Through this agreement, the Stellat’en First Nation will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201874 Views

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Ontario Partners with First Nations to Share Forestry and Mining Revenues

Province Signs Historic Resource Revenue Sharing Agreements May 3, 2018 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Ontario and First Nations partners have signed historic resource revenue sharing agreements in mining and forestry – the first of their kind in the province. These agreements with First Nations, represented by Grand Council Treaty #3, Wabun […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 2018171 Views

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Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Government of Yukon sign renewed agreement on forest management priorities

Joint news release with Champagne and Aishihik First Nations The Government of Yukon and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations have signed a renewed forest management implementation agreement. The agreement outlines the shared forest management priorities between the two governments for the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Traditional Territory. The agreement will support the completion of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2018107 Views

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Ontario Supporting Community Access and Forestry Roads

Province Investing in Community Infrastructure April 12, 2018 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Ontario is improving access to Crown lands by investing in community access and forest roads, allowing for improved forestry management and increased economic opportunities for remote communities. The forestry industry uses community access and forestry roads for their operations, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201895 Views

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Restorative justice agreement signed between Fisheries and Oceans, Public Prosecution Service and Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I.

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – The Government of Canada is committed to working with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI) to support Restorative Justice efforts. Today, the MCPEI, the Lennox Island First Nation, the Abegweit First Nation, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and the Public Prosecution […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2018169 Views

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Province announces $134M to re-grow B.C.’s forests, support communities

April 06, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – Communities and wildlife will benefit from $134 million being awarded by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) to 71 forest enhancement projects around the Province, Premier John Horgan announced today. “In the wake of the 2017 wildfires, our government has a responsibility to restore damaged forests and support […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201898 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nations sign Ogoki forest management deal – CBC

‘a major milestone for our communities in the Ogoki,’ development corporation GM says Three First Nations in northern Ontario have signed an agreement with the provincial government to manage the Ogoki Forest. The Agoke Development Corporation, a partnership between Eabametoong, Aroland and Marten Falls First Nations, has obtained an interim agreement known as a forest […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2018106 Views

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Greenpeace Canada remains a member of FSC

March 29, 2018 Following its restructuring three years ago to decentralize the organization, Greenpeace International has decided to decentralize its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as well. As a result, Greenpeace International will allow its FSC membership to expire in 2018, with its national offices determining if and how to best engage with […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 2018151 Views

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BC Rural Dividend provides $1.76 million for projects in the Northwest and Nechako

Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $1.76 million for 11 projects in northern B.C., Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today. The projects include Aboriginal entrepreneurial development in the far north, tourism marketing in the Kitimat-Stikine and Bulkley-Nechako regional districts, a feasibility […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2018124 Views

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Saskatchewan Forestry Sector Exceeds $1 Billion in Sales for 2017

March 26, 2018 Saskatchewan’s forestry industry is emerging as one of the province’s strongest growth sectors, generating sales of nearly $1.2 billion in 2017—a 21 per cent increase over the previous year, with the highest value of forestry product sales in over a decade. Prices for all forest products were very strong in 2017, reaching […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018100 Views

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Indigenous Forest Certainty: Manufacturing, Forest Management and Engagement – Presentations

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by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2018129 Views

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources GLOBE Forum 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia

From Natural Resources Canada March 15, 2018 [Check against delivery] Thank you and good morning everyone. I want to acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Such acknowledgements are more than a formality — they are a reminder that the first peoples who inhabited this […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2018157 Views

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Renewing Canada’s Forest Vision

In 2008, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) published A Vision for Canada’s Forests. Much has changed in the 10 years since its launch. Our forests and urban parks provide food, fuel, medicine, ecosystem services (e.g., carbon storage), and opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal. Sustainably harvested wood and wood fibre products support a wide […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 2018127 Views

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B.C., Halfway River advance government-to-government relationship – BC Government

VICTORIA – British Columbia and Halfway River First Nation are strengthening their partnership and advancing reconciliation by proceeding with a government-to-government agreement. Under the B.C.-Halfway River First Nation Government-to-Government Agreement, the parties will collaborate on land and wildlife stewardship in the nation’s territory, while working together to meet land management objectives in areas of cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2018132 Views

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Ontario Establishes Historic Partnership for Sustainable Forest Management

First Enhanced Sustainable Forest Licence Between First Nations, Industry and the Province March 16, 2018 Ontario, in partnership with local First Nations and industry in the Lac Seul Forest and the surrounding area of Sioux Lookout, has signed an historic agreement for the first Enhanced Sustainable Forest Licence. This agreement will allow for more economic […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2018152 Views

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Minister McKenna welcomes Budget 2018 commitment to the ongoing protection of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site

From Parks Canada March 14, 2018                              Ottawa, Ontario                          Parks Canada Agency The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, today issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensure the ongoing protection of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site: “The Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2018128 Views

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