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Board to audit forest licence near Vanderhoof

VANDERHOOF – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Saik’uz First Nation on non-replaceable forest licence A91154 in the Stuart Nechako Natural Resource District during the week of Aug. 19, 2019. Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out by Saik’uz First Nation between Aug. 1, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201918 Views

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Canada Helps Reduce Diesel Reliance in Indigenous Communities in Northern Quebec

From: Natural Resources Canada August 15, 2019 Montreal, Quebec Natural Resources Canada To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to electricity distribution. That is why the Government of Canada is funding a clean power infrastructure project in Northern Quebec that will help lower carbon pollution in off-grid communities reliant on diesel fuel. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201921 Views

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Saskatchewan Hosts Canada’s Forest Ministers

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial forest ministers gathered this week at Elk Ridge, in the heart of Saskatchewan’s boreal forest, for their annual meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s forest sector. The August 12-14 meeting was hosted by Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan, current Chair of Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). “The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201933 Views

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Media advisory: MP Miller to Announce Smart Grid Investment for Indigenous Communities in Northern Quebec

From: Natural Resources Canada OTTAWA — Marc Miller, Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding for a smart grid project, in Montreal, Quebec. A media availability will follow. Date:              […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201951 Views

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Canada Strengthens Indigenous Innovation in Saskatchewan’s Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada August 14, 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important source of employment across the country, including in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with tools to build greener businesses and promote […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201935 Views

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Forum on Forests – Forestry – The Force Driving a Successful Relationship

WASKESIU LAKE, SK, Aug. 13, 2019  – Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Pierre Dufour, and Secretary of the Cree Nation Government, Paul John Murdoch, both in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan, for the Forum on Forests, shared that forestry has become the cornerstone of the positive relationship forged between their two governments. In a joint presentation, […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201925 Views

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Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Manitoba’s Forest Sector

August 12, 2019        Birch River, Manitoba                Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with tools to build greener businesses and promote economic stability in the forest […]

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201935 Views

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Feds to fund Manitoba First Nation’s forestry operation – Canadian Forest Industrie

August 12, 2019 The Canadian government today announced a $50,500 investment in the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, a Swampy Cree First Nations band government whose reserve community is located in northeast Birch River, Man. The money will help the First Nation launch a feasibility study and a business plan for a logging operation and forest […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201916 Views

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Solar Energy Moves Indigenous Communities Toward a Renewable Future

August 8, 2019             Fort Chipewyan, Alberta              Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada is investing in renewable energy to invigorate local economies, create jobs and reduce emissions for a low-carbon future. The adoption of renewable energy technologies is also helping rural and remote communities […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201946 Views

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Government of Canada supports new business opportunities in northern Saskatchewan’s forestry sector

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada July 24, 2019 – Air Ronge, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creation of new community-led business opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and northerners. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201950 Views

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Energy and Mines Ministers Agree to Drive Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability in Natural Resource Industries

July 17, 2019 — Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada’s energy and mines ministers concluded their annual conference with a shared vision aimed at leveraging Canada’s natural resource advantage to attract investment and create jobs for Canadians, develop new natural resource products, and expand global market access. To that end, Ministers acknowledged the need for jurisdictions to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201968 Views

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BC government seeks advice on reviving Interior forest industry – Westerly News

Public website opens as meetings start with community leaders Jul. 18, 2019 Closed-door meetings with forests ministry staff and community and first nations leaders began Thursday in Williams Lake, as the B.C. government’s ambitious plan to remake the struggling Interior forest industry picks up speed. The B.C. industry has been rocked by sawmill closures as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201936 Views

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Public feedback invited on new approach to Interior forest sector

July 18, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – The provincial government is accepting public input in shaping an Interior forest sector that will innovate, create jobs and support communities for generations to come. “The previous government failed to help the forest sector when it had a chance, eroding the public’s trust in B.C.’s forest sector operations and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201955 Views

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Government takes action on old growth, protects 54 groves with iconic trees

July 17, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is protecting some of the province’s largest trees as the first step in a new approach to old-growth management. “This province is fortunate to have trees that have been standing in place for hundreds of years – some for more than a thousand,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201939 Views

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Fort Nelson poised for benefits from B.C.’s largest community forest

July 16, 2019 FORT NELSON – Residents and area communities that have long fought to revive Fort Nelson’s forest sector are starting to realize the benefit of their efforts with the approval of the Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement, in partnership with the British Columbia government. Community forests are long-term, area-based tenures designed to encourage […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201930 Views

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New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

July 16, 2019 VICTORIA – Effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres, announced Shane Berg, deputy chief forester. The new AAC is a 59% increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201927 Views

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Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Northern Quebec’s Forest Sector

July 15, 2019               Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec          Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important generator of good jobs in communities across the country, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities in Quebec. The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201960 Views

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First Nations, environmentalists, mill workers push province to overhaul forestry rules – CBC

Monday is last day to provide input on changes coming to Forest and Range Practices Act Jul 15, 2019 The province is taking the next step in overhauling an act that manages B.C.’s trees, wildlife, helps slow climate change, and supports reconciliation with First Nations. Perhaps you’ve never heard of the Forest and Range Practices […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201944 Views

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Canada Invests in Canadian Indigenous Clean Technology

July 15, 2019                   Peterborough, Ontario              Natural Resources Canada When we invest in Canadian ideas, our economy grows and our communities flourish. That is why the Government of Canada is funding the development of innovative new products and processes in our natural […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 201941 Views

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Supporting the next generation of middle-class workers in the green sector

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Modernized Strategy will serve young Canadians facing barriers to employment July 12, 2019 Thunder Bay, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada By helping young Canadians gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, we are helping to ensure Canada’s continued prosperity by investing in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201968 Views

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Media advisory: Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada OTTAWA — The Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will make an announcement at Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation for a sustainable forestry project that will create jobs, boost the local economy and help conserve Canadian forests. A media […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201959 Views

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NS Government: Bridging the Divide in Forestry, Op-ed

July 3, 2019 NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin. Forestry has been part of the foundation of our economy for many decades and has experienced significant changes over time. It is time for this industry to change once again. A cultural shift is underway that will transform how […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201958 Views

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Mushroom harvesting to be monitored in wildfire areas

June 27, 2019 FRASER LAKE – As part of wildfire recovery efforts following the 2018 Shovel Lake and Island Lake wildfires, the Province is working with local First Nations to protect and restore burnt areas and support the First Nations, as they monitor the season’s mushroom harvest. With an anticipated influx of individual mushroom harvesters […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201960 Views

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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, 2019128 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, 2019131 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, 201975 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, 201943 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, 201966 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, 201944 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, 201949 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, 201959 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, 201968 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, 201972 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, 201945 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, 201978 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, 201956 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, 2019119 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, 201969 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, 201958 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, 2019113 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, 201962 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, 2019162 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, 201992 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, 201981 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, 2019204 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, 201996 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, 201999 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, 201958 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, 2019149 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, 2019115 Views

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