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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, 201832 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, 201886 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, 201830 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, 201836 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, 201855 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, 201848 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, 201830 Views

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

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by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201864 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, 201882 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, 201849 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, 201846 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, 201865 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, 201865 Views

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UVic’s Ideafest: The law should treat natural features like people, scholar says – Times Colonist

When Canadian law treats corporations like people, it’s easy to believe natural features like rivers or mountains deserve similar rights, says a UVic legal scholar. “In New Zealand, there is a recognition that a river can have a legal personality,” said John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law in the University of Victoria’s Faculty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201881 Views

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The Outaouais region – Public consultation on forestry activities

GATINEAU, QC, March 5, 2018 – From February 26 to March 23, 2018, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) invites the public to express its opinion on the forestry operations included in the Outaouais Operational Integrated Forest Management Plans 2018-2023 (PAFIO) for the Coulonge (UA 71-51 and 71-52), Basse-Lièvre (UA 72-51) and Haute-Gatineau-et-du-Cabonga (UA 73-51, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 5, 201843 Views

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Forest Inventory Program to be reviewed – Government of BC

Feb. 23, 2018 VICTORIA – The Province’s Forest Inventory Program will be reviewed to ensure it accurately reflects the changed nature of British Columbia’s forests over the last few years, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson announced today. He made the announcement at the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals Conference. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201851 Views

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Mill, First Nations, sign MOU to create forestry jobs in Merritt – CFJC Today

KAMLOOPS — An important step has been taken to ensure the future of the forestry sector in Merritt. The Lower Nicola Indian Band Development Corporation, Stuwix Resources Ltd and Aspen Planers have announced they’ve signed a long-term memorandum of understanding agreement that sets out a framework for negotiating business agreements related to the parties timber […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201872 Views

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Alliance of First Nations and non-First Nations respond to Toronto Star forestry op-ed – Canadian Forest Industries

Feb. 20, 2018 – In a February 12th, 2018 Toronto Star op-ed, it was stated, “There was a time — decades ago — when putting the demands of large forestry companies above the interests of everyone else may have been a good political strategy. It certainly isn’t now.” We would like to take this opportunity […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2018107 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Clean Energy in Rural and Remote Communities

February 16, 2018 — Winnipeg — Natural Resources Canada Reducing reliance on diesel in rural and remote communities will decrease Canada’s carbon footprint, support climate change adaptation, contribute to healthier communities and provide new opportunities for jobs and economic growth. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced a call for proposals […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 201879 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr to Announce Funding for Rural and Remote Communities

From Natural Resources Canada WINNIPEG — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will announce funding for initiatives to reduce reliance on diesel fuel in rural and remote communities. Date:        Friday, February 16, 2018 Time:        10:00 a.m. CST Location:  Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Rotunda 181 Higgins Ave Winnipeg, MB R3B […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201891 Views

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Keynote Address to the 3rd Annual BIOFOR International Conference – Paperweek 2018

I would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional lands of the Mohawk Nation. Such recognition is an important reminder that the relationship we have with the land, air and water is sacred.  It’s sacred not least because we have inherited it from the generations that came before us.  Our responsibility is […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201889 Views

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NCC: Agenda for Resource Stewardship Workshop released!

06 February 2018 The agenda for NCC’s Resource Stewardship Workshop, which is taking place in Port Hope Simpson on February 14 & 15, has just been released. It includes some great presentations and discussion on the responsible planning and management of resources in NunatuKavut. The agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2018259 Views

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Energy Efficiency Comes to the Indigenous Community of Jean Marie River

February 3, 2018           Hay River, NWT         Natural Resources Canada Energy efficiency is hard to see, but we feel the benefits in our homes, neighbourhoods, environment, economy and wallets. A clean energy future includes federal investments in innovation to drive economic growth, reduce environmental impacts and create new, clean technology jobs for Canadians. Member of Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2018131 Views

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Statement on work in the Broughton Archipelago – Government of BC

January 30, 2018 VANCOUVER – The following statement has been issued jointly by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson, Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, and the Mamalilikulla First Nation, ‘Namgis First Nation, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201892 Views

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Forest industry and Canadian Council of Forest Ministers open applications for sixth annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth

January 30, 2018 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the seventh annual Skills Awards for Aboriginal Youth program. Since 2012, the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth has been recognizing exceptional Aboriginal youth who go above and beyond to support their communities […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2018132 Views

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Call for National Risk Assessment Working Group Participants – FSC Canada

Thursday, 25 January 2018 The National Risk Assessment (NRA) seeks to determine the risk designation for all 5 controlled wood categories, following the framework established by FSC International. The National Risk Assessment for Canada, once approved, will replace Company Risk Assessments currently used by FSC Certificate Holders sourcing non-certified material originating in Canadian forests. Since […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201887 Views

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Atlantic Fisheries Fund provides $2.4 million to Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association

Contribution will help improve the sustainability of the fish and seafood sector Pooles Corner, Prince Edward Island – The Government of Canada and the Province of Prince Edward Island announced today $2.4 million through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) to the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) to improve the effectiveness, quality and sustainability of the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201898 Views

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NCC: Mark your calendars for our upcoming Resource Stewardship Workshop!

All are invited to NunatuKavut Community Council’s first ever “Resource Stewardship” workshop being held at the Alexis Hotel in Port Hope Simpson on February 14 & 15, 2018. Workshop discussions will focus on the responsible planning and management of resources in NunatuKavut Lunch will be provided. Space may be limited so please be sure to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2018111 Views

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First Nations, municipalities and industry stakeholders form forestry alliance – Northern Ontario Business

Group said it formed to “defend way of life” Indigenous communities, municipalities and other Northern leaders and organizations have formed an alliance to promote forestry in Northern and rural Ontario. On Jan. 18, the group, which goes simply by “the Alliance,” issued a press release indicating its concern about the province’s proposed policies on species […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201896 Views

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Canada Supports Next Wave of Emerging Renewable Power

January 18, 2018 — Ottawa — Natural Resources Canada Investments in innovative emerging renewable technology will contribute to diversifying Canada’s energy sources and ensure we retain our position as a world leader in the development of the next wave of renewable energy. They will also create good jobs for Canadians and ensure our communities are […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201852 Views

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Government of Canada Takes Action to Support Innovation in British Columbia’s Forest Sector, Sustain Middle-class Jobs for Canadians

From Natural Resources Canada January 17, 2018 — Prince George, B.C. — Natural Resources Canada Innovation in the forest sector will help to combat the effects of climate change, create new markets for Canadian forest companies and sustain good, middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced funding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201887 Views

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Emerson’s role as B.C. softwood envoy ends as trade battle looks headed to court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  VICTORIA _ David Emerson’s appointment as British Columbia’s special envoy to the United States on softwood lumber is coming to an end. Premier John Horgan said Emerson’s experience has been invaluable but the need for his expertise has been reduced as the trade issue appears headed for a court battle. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201893 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr Visits Prince George, B.C., to take part in BC Natural Resources Forum, announce support for forest industry

PRINCE GEORGE — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will take part in the 15th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum on January 16 and 17. Minister Carr will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, January 16, discussing how resource development, clean growth and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples can help grow our […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2018107 Views

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Government of Canada Funds Smart Grid Expansion to Fight Climate Change, Create Clean Jobs and Ensure Safer Power Delivery for Canadians

January 15, 2018               Ottawa             Natural Resources Canada Smart grids — electric grids that make better use of existing generation, transmission and distribution assets to provide a higher quality of service to customers — result in more dynamic and flexible electricity systems and safer delivery of power, while creating good middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 2018131 Views

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Ontario Parks Celebrate 125 Years

125 Years of Conservation, Education and Recreation January 10, 2018 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry From camping under the stars to hiking through back country trails, Ontario parks have been offering people across Ontario a great way to stay healthy and experience our province for 125 years. In 1893, Algonquin Provincial Park […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 201897 Views

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Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. achieves FSC certification in BC

“We are excited about taking the next steps with the Burns Lake Community Forest thanks to being FSC Certified,” says Frank Varga, General Manager of BLCF. “We have a challenging next couple of years as the value of the forest fibre continues to deteriorate due to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. We will look for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201795 Views

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On Haida Gwaii, logging plans expose rift in reconciliation – CBC

‘The pent-up frustration on Haida Gwaii has built up to the place where it’s going to blow out’ Dec 09, 2017 The B.C. government is “pursuing profit over culture and community” by selling logging rights on Haida Gwaii without permission, the president of the Council of the Haida Nation says. Kil tlaats ‘gaa, whose English […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2017117 Views

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B.C.’s reforestation practices took root in Campbell River – Forestry Task Force shares history

December 04, 2017 Modern day reforestation in British Columbia took root in Campbell River’s Beaver Lodge Forest Lands. The City’s Forestry Task Force offers this article to demonstrate how the current practice of planting trees to restock a harvested forest site started when planting began in Beaver Lodger Forest Lands in 1931. “The forest industry […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2017151 Views

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Minister Carr Reiterates Support for Major Natural Resource Projects in Vancouver

From Natural Resources Canada November 30, 2017 Vancouver Natural Resources Canada Canada is open for business and our government is taking real action to protect the environment so good projects will create middle-class jobs and grow our economy for decades to come. With the transition to a cleaner future underway, the world is looking to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2017116 Views

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FSC Canada welcomes Catharine Grant, Cameron Shiell and David Flood to the FSC Canada Board of Directors

November 27, 2017 It is with great pleasure that we announce the new FSC Canada Board of Directors for 2017-2019. “FSC Canada’s Board of Directors are fundamental to the organization providing diverse Aboriginal, Economic, Social and Environmental interests, and bringing integrity and resilience to the FSC system. With a strong and chamber balanced Board of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 2017149 Views

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Talks aimed at resolving issue that closed Ontario provincial park continue: MNR – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  GRAND BEND, Ont. _ Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says talks continue in an effort to resolve an issue that led to the closure of a provincial park nearly two weeks ago. Pinery Provincial Park in southwestern Ontario was closed to the public on Nov. 9 after demonstrators […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2017171 Views

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Update:ADDS Trudeau comments (BR-McKenna-USA-Coal-Upda) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 14, 2017 OTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is in Bonn, Germany for the U-N climate change talks where officials hope to set the rules for implementing the 2015 Paris climate accord. McKenna and British counterpart Claire Perry hope to convince the world to abandon coal-fired power. But at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2017152 Views

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FSC Canada: Embarking on the final stages of the National Forest Management Standard

13 November 2017 Embarking on the final stages of the National Forest Management Standard Following the field testing of the National Forest Management Standard in spring 2017, the Standards Development Group has been working diligently to reach consensus on a final version of the standard. The new standard has several key elements that differentiate it […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2017160 Views

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Federal, Provincial Ministers Discuss Ongoing Softwood Lumber Dispute With U.S. and Its Economic Effects

From Natural Resources Canada November 10, 2017                    Ottawa                      Natural Resources Canada Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and his provincial counterparts today discussed final determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the countervailing and anti-dumping duty investigations into imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. Minister Carr and the other members […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2017167 Views

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Minister Carr Promotes Canada’s Energy Sector at the International Energy Agency Ministerial

November 8, 2017       Paris, France       Natural Resources Canada Canada continues to garner international respect as a trusted global leader, committed to clean energy, gender equality, innovation and energy security. Building on these strengths, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, held productive discussions with international counterparts in Paris over the past two days […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2017159 Views

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Province Launches Hunter/Angler Surveys on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

November 01, 2017 The Manitoba government has launched a trio of surveys to gather input from hunters and fishers in Manitoba that will help shape and inform sustainable management of the province’s natural resources, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We need to carefully manage our resources in Manitoba so that they remain healthy […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2017192 Views

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New management plan to be developed for grizzly bears – Government of BC

October 24, 2017 VICTORIA – In response to an auditor general’s report on the management of grizzly bear populations over the past two decades, the B.C. government will develop a provincial grizzly bear management plan with clear objectives, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. The government is accepting all 10 recommendations in the report, which identified historic […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2017164 Views

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Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations

October 24, 2017 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management. B.C. is one of the last areas of North America where grizzly bears live in their natural habitat. The health of B.C.’s 15,000 grizzly bears is important because, as […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2017138 Views

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TimberWest Is The First SFI Program Participant To Be Certified Under The Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

October 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON — TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 2017195 Views

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Indigenous skills training builds natural resource sector opportunities – Journal of Commerce

Oct 23, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – New funding will help First Nations in central and northeast British Columbia build skills and explore careers in environmental stewardship and natural resource development. The $390,000 investment will go towards the Environmental Technology Access program which is open to members from McLeod Lake, Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli Whut’en, Saik’uz, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 2017132 Views

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