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Government of Canada announces funding for projects to restore fish habitat and protect nature in British Columbia

October 19, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia Protecting the environment and growing the economy are priorities for the Government of Canada. By working with Canadian organizations, businesses, and Indigenous Peoples across the country to protect nature and its wildlife, the Government is ensuring that our kids and grandkids can have a healthier and more prosperous […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201813 Views

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BC Government: Public asked for feedback on proposed Kluskus connector

October 18, 2018 QUESNEL – The public is invited to comment on a new road proposal that would provide an emergency exit route to Highway 16 for residents of the Lhoosk’uz Dene (Kluskus) Nation reserve and people in the surrounding areas. The road would begin at approximately 53.25 kilometres along the Coglistiko (4000) Forest Service […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201812 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in British Columbia’s Forest Sector

October 18, 2018 – Terrace, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources (NRCan), today announced over $669,000 in funding for two forestry projects for Kitselas First Nation to position […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201813 Views

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Canada Invests in Bioheat Conversion Technology for Indigenous Peoples

From: Natural Resources Canada October 17, 2018 – Kitimat, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is committed to pursuing investments that use our resources — Canada’s natural advantage — to enhance economic competitiveness while protecting our environment. This includes investments in emerging technologies that tap into the vast potential of forest-based […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201818 Views

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Saulteau First Nations receive minister’s award

October 14, 2018 MOBERLY LAKE – Saulteau First Nations are being recognized by the Province through the Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the North. “Saulteau First Nations have clearly shown innovation and strong, sound forest management,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Their […]

by pmnationtalk on October 15, 201855 Views

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Catalyst Paper purchase secures 1,500 local forestry jobs

Oct. 9, 2018 VICTORIA – The jobs and livelihoods of 1,500 British Columbia forestry workers are being secured by Paper Excellence Canada’s (PEC) acquisition of Catalyst Paper’s facilities in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River. The purchase by PEC – which is subject to regulatory review and final approvals – comes after months of joint […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201852 Views

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Canada Announces Next Steps on Future Arctic Oil and Gas Development

October 4, 2018, Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to working and consulting with territorial governments, industry, and Indigenous governments and communities in the North on future decisions on offshore oil and gas development. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201827 Views

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Government Announces Part II of Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

October 3, 2018       Ottawa, Canada        Natural Resources Canada There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples. We are committed to meaningful consultations and after carefully reviewing the Federal Court of Appeal’s judgement the Government has decided to move forward by engaging in a specific and focused […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201852 Views

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Province seeks to advance pro-business forestry agenda – Northern Ontario Business

Forest industry needs less regulation, more room to grow, says Kenora mayor Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield is greatly encouraged that there’s an attentive ear on forestry industry issues at Queen’s Park. The Ford government’s plan to reach out to industry stakeholders and mill towns this fall to solicit their feedback in laying the groundwork of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201831 Views

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Ontario Takes First Step Towards Provincial Forestry Strategy

Province Will Listen to People of Ontario on How to Attract Investment, Create Jobs in Forestry Sector September 27, 2018 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Starting in November, Ontario’s Government for the People will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help the province lay out a strategy for promoting economic growth within the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201831 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi on the Government of Canada’s Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

From: Natural Resources Canada Halifax, Nova Scotia – September 21, 2018 The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, today issued the following statement on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project: “The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project (TMX) is an investment in Canada’s future. “The Government remains committed to a clear and reliable path forward […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201849 Views

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Tree Canada to host recognition event for residents who received 2018 community grants

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 17, 2018) – On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Tree Canada and CN will host a recognition event for residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo who received community grants through the #OperationReLeaf – Fort McMurray program this summer. The #OperationReLeaf – Fort McMurray program is a multi-year effort to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201837 Views

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Wet weather means all types of burning, forest use, OK in two B.C. fire centres – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ All restrictions on fires or forest use are being lifted in two of British Columbia’s six fire centres for the first time since early summer. The Ministry of Forests says open burning prohibitions will be rescinded Wednesday in the Coastal and Kamloops fire centres. Campfires, open fires […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201840 Views

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K’ó moks and Qualicum First Nations will pilot SFI Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities

Sep 17, 2018 Comox, BC: K’ómoks First Nation, in partnership with Qualicum First Nation, welcomed TimberWest, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to the K’ómoks First Nation Band Office to announce that they will pilot the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities. This […]

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 2018101 Views

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Government Supports Economic Growth for Indigenous Communities Through the Softwood Lumber Action Plan

From: Natural Resources Canada September 13, 2018 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Natural Resources Canada Our government is strengthening and supporting Indigenous jobs in Canada’s forestry sector. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced $400,000 for the Meadow Lake Tribal Council to sustain over 400 jobs near its NorSask Forest Products facility […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201867 Views

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Pacheedaht First Nation timber deal first of its kind – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Pacheedaht First Nation and surroundiong communities will benefit Sep. 13, 2018 People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government. The agreement with BC Timber Sales is the first of its kind. One of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201851 Views

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YT Government: Minister Pillai attends Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ meeting in Halifax

Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Ranj Pillai met with provincial and territorial ministers at the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers this week in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Ministers discussed several priorities relevant to Yukoners, including promoting competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s forest bio-economy, support for Indigenous partnerships in the forest industry […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201841 Views

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Pacheedaht and Cowichan Lake to benefit from unique community forest agreement

Sep 08, 2018 DUNCAN – People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government. “This is the latest stride that our nation has taken towards creating our own economic destiny, including a new […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201846 Views

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Government Supports Economic Growth for Indigenous Communities Through Softwood Lumber Action Plan

September 7, 2018 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Natural Resources Canada As Canada leads the way in sustainable growth, our government is supporting Indigenous-led economic growth in Canada’s forest sector. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced $873,600 for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq and Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201878 Views

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Canadian Forest Ministers Conference Concludes

Sep 07, 2018 Forest ministers from across the country concluded discussions and renewed their vision for Canada’s forests at their annual meeting today, Sept. 7, in Halifax. This year’s Canadian Council of Forest Ministers conference focused on increasing diversity in the forest sector, supporting Indigenous partnerships, and enhancing competitiveness and innovation in Canada’s forest economy […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201841 Views

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News Release – Renewing the Vision for Canada’s Forests – Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM)

HALIFAX, NS – September 7, 2018 – Federal, provincial, and territorial Forest Ministers concluded the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Halifax today, and announced their commitment to renewing the CCFM’s Vision for Canada’s Forests. Renewing this Vision will ensure that Canada’s forests and forest sector continue to provide diverse […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201857 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Byrne to Participate in Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Meeting

September 04, 2018 The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, will attend the meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) starting tomorrow (Wednesday, September 5) at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The council’s annual meeting provides a venue for federal, provincial and territorial forest ministers to discuss […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201846 Views

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Natural Resources committee meets to talk about pipeline decision – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 4, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Federal MPs on the natural resources committee are meeting on Parliament Hill for an emergency session to discuss last week’s game-changing court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The meeting comes at the request of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201857 Views

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Natural Resources committee meeting today to talk about pipeline decision – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 4, 2018  FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Liberals are promising to enhance their free tuition program if re-elected in this month’s provincial election. Leader Brian Gallant says they would raise the income threshold for free tuition to $70,000 from $60,000, and thereafter index it to inflation. It would mean that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201844 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Travel to Alberta and Make Green Infrastructure Announcement

From: Natural Resources Canada ALBERTA —Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will travel to Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, from August 27 to 31, 2018. During his visit, he will notably meet with Indigenous leaders and industry executives in the province. Minister Sohi will also make a green infrastructure announcement in Calgary. A […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201874 Views

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Lake Nipigon Chiefs Hold Emergency Summit Meeting – NetNewsLedger

27 August 2018 Thunder Bay– Chiefs from the Lake Nipigon First Nations, together with their Council members, proxies and staff technicians, recently gathered in Red Rock to jointly formulate an action plan regarding the failure to consult and the issuance of permits, or lack thereof, by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201871 Views

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NS Government: Independent Review of Forest Practices Released

August 21, 2018 An independent review of the province’s forest practices is recommending fundamental changes to the way forestry is conducted in Nova Scotia. University of King’s College president Bill Lahey submitted his report today, Aug. 21, to the Minister of Lands and Forestry, Iain Rankin, after a year-long review. The report suggests the province […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201859 Views

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The governments of Canada and Quebec support the sustainable and ethical development of the North

Québec City, Quebec, August 17, 2018—The governments of Canada and Quebec understand that research and innovation are essential to enable organizations to be competitive and to promote economic prosperity in a manner respectful of the environment. Investing in research is necessary to build strong and sustainable communities. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201889 Views

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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, 201881 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, 2018156 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, 201867 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, 201898 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, 201884 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, 201878 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, 201876 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, 201854 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, 201877 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, 2018158 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, 2018313 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, 201892 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, 201885 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, 201893 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, 201881 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, 2018113 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, 2018121 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, 2018122 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, 2018133 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, 201863 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, 201894 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, 2018114 Views

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