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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, 201814 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, 201829 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, 201835 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, 201864 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, 201868 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, 201821 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, 201822 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, 201825 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, 201826 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, 201828 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, 201834 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, 201821 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, 201880 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, 201843 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, 201846 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, 201886 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, 201872 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, 201859 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, 2018130 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, 201864 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, 201868 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, 2018110 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, 201882 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, 201865 Views

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

Chief Harry St-Denis Chief Jeremy Norman FSC Canada Russell Diabo NT4

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201893 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, 2018114 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, 201884 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, 201891 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, 2018106 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, 201896 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, 2018108 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, 201874 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, 201897 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, 2018108 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, 2018138 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, 2018117 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, 2018124 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, 2018116 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, 2018445 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, 2018163 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, 2018122 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, 2018162 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, 2018120 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, 2018137 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, 2018269 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, 2018116 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, 201875 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, 2018116 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, 2018122 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, 2018131 Views

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