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New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

DRYDEN, ON, June 26, 2019  – The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern Ontario. Representatives from local sponsors including the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC), Domtar Inc., Resolute Forest Products, and Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. joined Scott Jackson, Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201937 Views

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BC First Nations Forest Strategy Launched at First Annual BC First Nations Forestry Council Conference in Kelowna

SYILX UNCEDED TERRITORIES and KELOWNA, BC, June 25, 2019  – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) held the first annual BC First Nations Forestry Council Forestry Conference this week at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna within the unceded territory of the Syilx Peoples. 103 First Nations participants registered and attended the three-day event from June 19-21, 2019. […]

by pnationtalk on June 26, 201951 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Communities’ Clean Energy Capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador

From: Natural Resources Canada News release June 24, 2019 Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador Natural Resources Canada The best ideas for clean energy in remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. Canada is proud to help bring these ideas forward and create long-term clean energy sustainability. Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201952 Views

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Interactive Map Recognizes Indigenous Place Names in Canada

From: Natural Resources Canada News release June 21, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada Indigenous place names have an important role in recognizing, preserving and strengthening Indigenous languages and cultures. The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages in order to raise awareness of the important contribution Indigenous languages make […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201921 Views

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Legislation advancing responsible co-management of natural resources in North receives Royal Assent

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Bill C-88 cancels merger of land and water boards in the Northwest Territories, moves towards responsible co-management of Arctic offshore oil and gas resources and certainty for industry. June 22, 2019 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is taking action […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201941 Views

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Canada and U.K. Announce Finalists for the Power Forward Challenge

June 20, 2019           London, U.K         Natural Resources Canada With increasing demands and new energy sources powering our electricity systems, we need to transform how we make and use energy. This includes modernizing our traditional power grids to be more digitally networked, flexible and resilient. Canada is committed to supporting […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201922 Views

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Media advisory: Interactive Map Recognizes Indigenous Place Names in Canada

OTTAWA — William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will present an interactive map celebrating the diversity and history of Indigenous place names across Canada. A media availability will follow the event. Date:                Friday, June 21, 2019 Time:                9 a.m. EDT Location:          […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201924 Views

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YT Government: Have your say on proposed forest resources management plan

A new forest resources management plan is being proposed for the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area. The plan was developed through a joint planning committee that included representatives from the Government of Yukon, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, as well as local Renewable Resources Councils. The recommended plan incorporates […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201927 Views

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BC Government: Logan Lake earns community forest award

June 14, 2019 LOGAN LAKE – The Logan Lake Community Forest Corporation has taken top spot in 2019 for community forests, winning a community forestry award along with a $10,000 grant. Established in 2016, the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry and accompanying grant are given annually to the community forest that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201930 Views

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Government of Canada Approves Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project to Grow the Economy and Protect the Environment

June 14, 2019        Ottawa, Ontario           Natural Resources Canada Canadians understand that for good projects to move ahead and grow our economy, we must protect our environment and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples. Clean, renewable energy is a key part of Canada’s energy future, and the federal government […]

by pnationtalk on June 14, 201938 Views

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Ontario Proposing Multi-Line Carp Fishing

Province to Increase Opportunities for Resident and International Anglers June 13, 2019 TORONTO — The Ontario Government is working for the people by taking steps to expand recreational fishing opportunities in the province. The government is proposing to allow resident recreational anglers and those visiting the province to use multiple lines when fishing carp from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201927 Views

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FSC launches new standard to address today’s most pressing issues facing Canadian forests

Toronto, ON June 3, 2019 –The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive new standard for responsible forest management in Canada. After five years of rigorous consultation with industry, environment, and social stakeholders and indigenous groups, the new standard targets the most pressing issues threatening Canadian forests today, including […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201946 Views

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Canada Announces Four Finalists for The Sky’s the Limit Challenge $5-Million Grand Prize

From: Natural Resources Canada May 29, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Natural Resources Canada Reducing pollution from aviation will create a more competitive and sustainable industry and is critical for building a low-carbon economy. Creating cleaner fuels are central to those efforts. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today announced the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201936 Views

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Minister Sohi Highlights Investments in Canada’s Clean Energy and Clean Technology

From: Natural Resources Canada May 28, 2019 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Natural Resources Canada Investments in clean energy and cleantech create new opportunities and jobs for middle-class Canadians, including those in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. These investments are helping Canadians grow our economy, fight climate change and leave a healthy planet for our kids […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201975 Views

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Feedback requested on the management of private forests

The public is invited to provide input on a program that helps to ensure the sustainable management of private forests in B.C. until July 9, 2019. “We want to hear from the public about whether there is room for improvement in the management of private forests and also whether the private managed forest land program […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201940 Views

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BC Government: Public feedback invited into management of forests and range

May 27, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is inviting British Columbians to provide input into improving the Forest and Range Practices Act. “Making changes to the act is essential to strengthen government’s oversight of the forest sector and improve public trust in how our forests and rangelands are managed,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201938 Views

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First Nations logger says conservation officers are eliminating his market instead of laying charges – CBC

Firewood wholesaler says New Brunswick investigation violates his treaty rights May 24, 2019 A Wolastoqew (Maliseet) logger who’s harvesting lumber from Crown land outside of provincial regulations says an investigation by conservation officers is violating his treaty right to earn a moderate livelihood. Patrick Paul, 30, from St. Mary’s First Nation near Fredericton, N.B., has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201979 Views

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Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation in Northern Ontario

May 24, 2019—Sudbury, Ontario—Natural Resources Canada Canadians’ quality of life — and our future growth — are deeply tied to the environment. That is why Canada continues to tackle climate change and invest in adaptation measures that will prepare our communities and industries for a greener future. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet […]

by pnationtalk on May 24, 201943 Views

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Setting a new course for Indigenous and Government of Canada collaboration through the co-development, co-design, and co-delivery of fisheries programs

May 24, 2019 Ottawa, ON — The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. As part of this commitment, we are working to modernize federal government structures to enable Indigenous peoples to build capacity and support their vision of self-determination. Today, the […]

by pnationtalk on May 24, 2019130 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada May 21, 2019—Edmonton, Alberta—Natural Resources Canada Indigenous communities have the innovation and drive to unlock new jobs in the forestry sector while protecting the environment. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with the tools to build businesses while helping to tackle climate change and mitigate […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201966 Views

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Bill 22 is a catch-22 for BC forest companies, critics say – Business in Vancouver

May 21, 2019 A debate on forestry tenure reform in the B.C. legislature two weeks ago was capped on May 10, with the announcement of the permanent closure of a sawmill in Quesnel. Tolko Industries Ltd. announced it will permanently shut down its Quest Wood sawmill in August and eliminate one shift at its Kelowna […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201953 Views

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Ontario Invests In Hats For Hides Program

Making it easier for hunters to be responsible stewards May 14, 2019 The Ontario Government is working for the people by making it easier for hunters to be responsible stewards of our natural resources. Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, along with Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London, announced that the province is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019143 Views

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Canada’s Forest Sector celebrates its Best and Brightest in Vancouver

May 09, 2019 Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) hosted its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon in Vancouver where it recognized individual and group contributions that are making a difference and taking the industry into the future. FPAC hosts this annual event to recognize excellence in the sector and to honour the achievements of our […]

by pnationtalk on May 10, 201971 Views

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Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ – Lab Manager Magazine

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history—and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201973 Views

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Rural Dividend grant supports Upper Similkameen Indian Band

May 1, 2019 PRINCETON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $100,000 to the Upper Similkameen Indian Band to promote economic diversity by restructuring its natural resource business ventures. Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201943 Views

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CCA: Integrated Approaches to Natural Resource Management Key to Canada’s Continued Prosperity

A new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) finds that conventional methods of natural resource management haven’t kept pace with the scale and complexity of 21st century problems. It concludes that we know enough to act on integrated approaches to engagement, planning, and decision-making that will protect the health and competitiveness […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2019110 Views

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Wildfire risk reduction grant benefits Sunshine Coast

April 25, 2019 POWELL RIVER – As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce wildfire threats, the B.C. government is providing more than $53,000 in community resiliency investment grants to support projects on the Sunshine Coast. “The community resiliency investment funding will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities increase their resiliency to wildfire threats,” said Doug […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201996 Views

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Rural Dividend grants support coastal First Nations

April 22, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing over $1.1 million for five projects in the North and Central Coast regions. “Indigenous and remote communities lack financial supports found in larger cities. The projects funded today will not only improve food security and energy […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201971 Views

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BC Government: Rural Dividend grants provide support for the northwest

April 22, 2019 HAZELTON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing over $2 million for nine projects in the northwest region of the province. Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the […]

by pnationtalk on April 22, 2019104 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grants support Central Kootenay

April 16, 2019 NELSON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing over $1.6 million for eight projects throughout the Nelson-Creston area. “Whether it’s promoting partnerships with First Nations at the Nelson Museum, helping the Village of Kaslo develop opportunities for aviation and recreational tourism or building local government […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201959 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grant supports ?Esdilagh First Nation

April 11, 2019 QUESNEL – ?Esdilagh First Nation is being awarded nearly $215,000 under the Special Circumstance provision of the BC Rural Dividend. “We’re aware that some rural communities are facing difficulties in the aftermath of severe wildfires,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “We have been working […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201969 Views

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BC Government: Rural Dividend grants support First Nations communities

April 11, 2019 VANDERHOOF – Cheslatta Carrier, Nadleh Whut’en and Stellat’en First Nations are being awarded $442,495 for three projects under the special circumstances provision of the BC Rural Dividend. “We’re aware that some rural communities are facing difficulties in the aftermath of severe wildfires,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201957 Views

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Changes will encourage diversity in B.C.’s forest sector

April 11, 2019 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Forest Act will enhance public trust and ensure public forests are managed in the best interests of British Columbians. “We want all British Columbians to benefit from the forest industry, including companies, large and small, First Nations, workers and communities,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201954 Views

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Uncertainty over Northern Pulp’s future hurting forestry industry – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Above a Crossroads, Cumberland Co., garage where two mechanics worked on a big diesel machine Friday, Dwayne MacGillivary sat at a worn desk pondering what to say to his operators. He’s been getting the same question from the men who run the two bunchers, three processors, two forwarders and six tractor-trailers for LG MacGillivary & […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201947 Views

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Government launches initiative to renew B.C.’s Interior forestry industry

April 05, 2019 VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government is launching a regionally driven renewal of the province’s Interior forest industry, aimed at developing a competitive, sustainable future for forest companies, workers and communities. In announcing the renewal initiative during a speech to the Council of Forest Industries (COFI), Premier John Horgan said he already […]

by pnationtalk on April 8, 201982 Views

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BC Government: Forest improvement projects receive almost $3.4 million

April 4, 2019 VANCOUVER – The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. is providing nearly $3.4 million to support a range of projects to improve unproductive forests or forests that have been damaged by wildfires or pests. Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced the new funding at the BC […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019115 Views

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Canada Invests in Forest Innovation to Grow the Economy and Create Good Jobs

From: Natural Resources Canada April 3, 2019                                        Quebec City, Quebec                           Natural Resources Canada Investing in research and development (R&D) creates tremendous opportunities for the forest sector and will result in new technologies and good jobs for our communities. That is why Budget 2019 proposes up to $91.8 million over three years, starting in 2020-21, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201957 Views

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Study confirms BC forest industry’s foundational economic impact – Canadian Forest Industries

A new economic study released today by the BC Council of Forest industries (COFI) finds that the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province – with 140,000 jobs employing British Columbians in urban and rural communities alike. The report, conducted by PwC, assesses the economic impact of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201948 Views

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Changes to forest and range legislation improve transparency

April 1, 2019 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act will support the health and sustainability of B.C.’s forests and range lands, while strengthening public confidence in how these vital resources are managed. “We’re making overdue changes to how we do things in the woods to ensure resilient forests and on the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201951 Views

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B.C. First Nation strikes partnership with forestry company on its territory – APTN News

April 1, 2019 Chief Robert Dennis strains to find the top of a spruce tree in his territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island. “If I was to guess how old this spruce tree is, it would be in 300 to 400 years old,” he says. “And I would easily say that probably close […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201960 Views

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Premier John Horgan to Speak at 2019 COFI Convention

Mar 6, 2019 (Vancouver, B.C.) –The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) looks forward to welcoming Premier John Horgan as a keynote speaker at its 2019 Annual Convention, April 3-5, 2019 at the Parq Vancouver Hotel & Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. The Premier will address delegates at 12:15pm on Friday, April 5. “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201979 Views

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First Nation seeking injunction over opposition to Saturna Island logging plan – The Province

March 26, 2019 The Tsawout council makes the case that it needs to at least get out timber already cut to meet its contract obligations. The Tsawout First Nation is proceeding with an injunction against some of its own community members who, since March 17, have stood in the way of logging activity on Saturna […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201962 Views

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The Drift: A vested interest in natural resources – Northern Ontario Business

March 22, 2019 Entrepreneurially minded Pic Mobert First Nation takes its place in industrial services For generations, Pic Mobert First Nation’s economic situation was no different than many Indigenous communities across Canada: on the outside looking in at natural resource development. The northwestern Ontario Ojibwe community of 300 was surrounded by an abundance of valuable […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019588 Views

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First Nations’ logging plans on Saturna Island prove controversial – The Province

Tsawout First Nation members contend they weren’t consulted before logging on reserve land began. Members of the Tsawout First Nation stepped in March 17 to block logging on the community’s reserve on Saturna Island, requesting clearer consultation with community members over the long-ago-approved plan. “We didn’t get in the way,” said Dan Claxton, a Tsawout […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2019113 Views

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Canada’s Forest Sector Applauds Investments in Skills and Innovation

March 19, 2019 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government’s commitment to skills development and innovation in Canada’s forest products sector. Today’s budget commits more than $250M in funding to bolster Canada’s forest products industry, which employs more than 230,000 Canadians. “Today the government signaled that it recognizes and supports the transformation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201985 Views

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B.C. government gets ready for 2019 wildfire season

March 19, 2019 KAMLOOPS – In the wake of two of the worst wildfire seasons on record, the British Columbia government is stepping up with more fire prevention strategies, programs and funding to help keep British Columbians and their communities safe this summer. “We’ve taken a hard look at additional steps we can take to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 2019107 Views

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Grand Chief concerned about Crossroute Forest license and Fort Frances mill transaction

Thursday, March 7, 2019 — Today Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty 3, made the following statement: “Grand Council Treaty 3 leadership has been following the developments surrounding the potential sale and reopening of the Fort Frances paper mill and the wood rights for the Crossroute Forest. “All people in Treaty 3 territory should be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019137 Views

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Changes to act will enhance heritage conservation in B.C.

March 6, 2019 VICTORIA – Amendments to the Heritage Conservation Act, introduced on March 6, 2019, will mean greater protection for areas with heritage and archeological values in the province. “The changes we are making today will enable us to take more decisive action to conserve heritage and archeology sites and objects,” said Doug Donaldson, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2019205 Views

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Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019  – Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering using wood in a remarkable diversity of building types, sizes and purposes were in the spotlight tonight at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC, sponsored by Wood WORKS! BC. More than 400 distinguished architects, structural engineers, developers, project teams together with industry […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2019140 Views

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Tłı̨chǫ Government response to Dene Nation press release

Behchokǫ̀ NT (March 5, 2019) Tłı̨chǫ Government today responded to and clarified certain aspects of a March 1, 2019 press release issued by Dene Nation concerning the proposed NWT Forest Act. The Dene Nation press release states that the Dene are “unanimously” opposed to the proposed Forest Act.  Dene Nation also condemns the process by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2019133 Views

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