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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 […]

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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, 201915 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, 201924 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, 201932 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 201923 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, 201943 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, 201959 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, 201928 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, 201924 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, 201924 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, 201933 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, 201935 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, 201930 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, 2019535 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, 201957 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, 201946 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, 201954 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, 201998 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, 2019121 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, 201987 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, 201999 Views

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Major resource development boost for Northwest Territories Federal government investment supports resource development projects in the Slave Geological Province

Resource development remains the principal driver of the Northwest Territories economy. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $5.1M in two projects that will support resource development in the Slave Geological Province (SGP). Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2019102 Views

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Woodland caribou, Indigenous dialogue to be highlights of FSC Canada’s new standards – Canadian Biomass

March 4, 2019 – A new standard for sustainable forestry in Canada is almost ready to come into effect, says the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Canadian chapter. The Policy and Standards Committee of FSC International has conditionally approved the national Forests Management Standard put forth by FSC Canada in September 2018. Among the chief highlights of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2019102 Views

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Statement by Ontario and Saskatchewan on the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan

March 3, 2019 Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Bronwyn Eyre, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Energy and Resources, have issued the following statement on the release of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan: “The federal government has released its Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) to identify opportunities for the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201980 Views

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Canada’s Mines Ministers Unveil the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, A Visionary Plan to Inspire and Shape the Future of Canadian Mining

March 3, 2019               Toronto, Ontario           Natural Resources Canada Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, together with his provincial and territorial counterparts, today unveiled the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, a milestone in Canada’s mining history. Underpinned by strong engagement with Canadians, it includes a vision, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 4, 201991 Views

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Canada’s Mines Ministers Announce the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan for a Competitive, Sustainable and Responsible Minerals and Metals Sector

March 3, 2019        Toronto, Ontario       Natural Resources Canada Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, together with his provincial and territorial counterparts, today unveiled the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan, a milestone in Canada’s mining history. Underpinned by strong engagement with Canadians, it includes a vision, principles and strategic directions that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 4, 201967 Views

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OFIA’s 76th annual meeting highlights need for public education, consultation – Canadian Forest Industries

March 1, 2019 What does forestry mean for the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA)? For OFIA, forestry is business, people and science. That was the theme of the association’s 76th annual meeting and convention, held Wednesday in Toronto. In her opening remarks, Jamie Lim, president and CEO of OFIA, touched upon a few key issues […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2019161 Views

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Manitoba signs forestry development agreement with First Nations group – Canadian Forest Industries

March 1, 2019 The province of Manitoba has signed a two-year forestry management option license with four First Nations on the east side of Lake Winnipeg to investigate the possibility of Indigenous-led forest development The agreement involves Black River First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Hollow Water First Nation and Sagkeeng First Nation. According to a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2019103 Views

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Manitoba Signs Forestry Agreement With First Nation Consortium

The risk of major spring flooding in the Red River Valley in 2019 is high, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said today. “Early forecasting data shows that we expect to see major flooding along the Red River, with both the Red River Floodway and the Portage Diversion pressed into service,” Schuler said. “Manitoba Infrastructure continues to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201995 Views

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FPAC Announces Second Annual Awards Of Excellence Program

February 21, 2019 February 20, 2019 – Ottawa: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced that its Awards of Excellence luncheon will take place this year in Vancouver on May 9th. The second annual event recognizes and celebrates the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2019116 Views

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UINR: Annual Salmon Assessments

Annual Salmon Assessments February 19, 2019 Read: Annual Salmon Assessments NT5

by aanationtalk on February 20, 2019103 Views

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Fort Frances holds special public meeting to rally for clarity around wood supply rights – CBC

Town’s mill was closed in 2013, non-disclosure agreement bars potential buyers from talking fibre allocations Feb 19, 2019 Town council in Fort Frances, Ont., is holding a special public meeting Tuesday night to debate a resolution asserting the right of the town to use nearby forest resources to boost the local economy. At issue is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201994 Views

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Minister Coady Releases Interim Report on Muskrat Falls from Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

February 19, 2019 The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, today released the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB) interim report, which outlines options to prevent the significant cost of the Muskrat Falls project from impacting Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The interim report will inform the Provincial Government’s overall plan to protect the rate […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201982 Views

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Canada Invests in Climate Change Research for Abandoned and Orphaned Mines

February 15, 2019 – Sudbury, Ontario – Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that climate change has a significant impact on Canadians, which is why we continue to invest in climate adaptation and climate resilience research. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $184,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2019122 Views

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B.C.’s northernmost municipality hopes community ownership of forest can bring a community revival – CBC

No B.C. community has suffered larger decreases in property values this decade than Fort Nelson Feb 15, 2019 There was a time when Fort Nelson was the chopstick capital of the world. The northernmost municipality in B.C. was once home to companies that made eight million chopsticks daily, produced untold strand boards for housing and sawmills […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 2019114 Views

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Canada Launches Off-Diesel Initiative for Remote Indigenous Communities

February 13, 2019                          Whitehorse, YT                      Natural Resources Canada Canada is home to hundreds of rural and remote Indigenous communities. As we build a cleaner energy future, we are helping communities across Canada reduce their reliance on diesel and move toward renewable sources of energy. By working together, we can cut pollution, clean our air and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2019120 Views

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Our forests are under threat, experts warn at local conference – OrilliaMatters

‘We need to recognize and strengthen and bolster’ trees, said keynote speaker at Forests Ontario conference The “largest forestry conference in the province” took place in our region recently, drawing more than 430 attendees, from forestry experts and environmentalists, to municipal officials and nearly 100 university students. “This is a new record for us,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201982 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Announce a New Initiative to Generate New Opportunities for Remote Indigenous Communities

February 12, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will attend the Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference and announce a new initiative to generate new opportunities for remote Indigenous communities through innovative clean energy projects to reduce reliance on diesel fuel. A media availability will follow. Date:                Wednesday, February 13, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019118 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council Hosts Career Fairs to Increase Indigenous Forestry Opportunities

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 11, 2019 – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is organizing three career fair events, the 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs, scheduled to be held in Nanaimo, Kamloops and North Vancouver. The 2019 BC Forestry Career Fairs are held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in: Nanaimo on Feb. 20th, 2019 at the Coast Bastion Hotel Kamloops on Feb. 27th, 2019 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2019114 Views

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BC Government: New area-based cut level set for Tree Farm Licence 54

Feb. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – Effective Feb. 7, 2019, Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 54 on the west coast of Vancouver Island will have an area-based allowable annual cut level of 170 hectares. The previous allowable annual cut for TFL 54 was set in 2011 at 315.8 hectares. The new lower cut level is due mainly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019114 Views

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BC Government: Expedited funding aids forest industry and environment

Feb. 7, 2019 KAMLOOPS – Funding of $10 million from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia will mean more wood waste will be redirected to mills instead of being burned on the ground, creating more jobs for British Columbians and reducing carbon emissions. “This is good for local jobs and for the health of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019123 Views

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Sierra Club BC: 20,000-strong demand for old-growth forest protection delivered to MLA offices across B.C.

February 6, 2019 Together with concerned local residents, representatives of Sierra Club BC and Leadnow today delivered a letter signed by more than 20,000 B.C. residents to government MLA offices across B.C. The letter makes an urgent call for the protection of the last intact stands of unprotected old-growth on Vancouver Island and immediate protection […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019113 Views

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2019 nominees announced for 15th annual Wood Design Awards in BC

VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2019 – Wood WORKS! BC is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC. There are 103 nominations in 14 categories, all of which recognize excellence in contemporary design and building with wood. The winners will be announced at the 15th annual Wood Design Awards evening, to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2019129 Views

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BC Timber Sales and Nanwakolas provide cedar log for canoe carving

Feb 5, 2019 CAMPBELL RIVER – BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and the Nanwakolas Council have provided a large western red cedar log to Carihi Secondary school to be used by students and staff to carve a traditional canoe under the guidance of Indigenous students, artists and Elders. Inspired by the Qatuwas, the gathering of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2019105 Views

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Forest Products Association of Canada: Launch of Indigenous Business Leadership Award

January 31, 2019 Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, environmental and safety performance, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201978 Views

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Draft agenda for NCC’s 2nd Annual Resource Stewardship Workshop released

January 30,  2019 NCC is hosting a 2nd Annual Resource Stewardship Workshop in Port Hope Simpson on February 5 and 6, 2019. It will be an important discussion on the self-management of our resources. Click on the link below to download a PDF of the two-day draft agenda. Agenda – 2nd Annual Resource Stewardship Workshop […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2019137 Views

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Government of Canada Promotes Renewable Energy Innovation in Mining

January 28, 2019                  Vancouver, British Columbia                    Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada continues to make significant investments toward reducing reliance on diesel in Canada’s rural and remote communities and remote industrial sites. Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a combined $4.2-million investment for two TUGLIQ […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2019111 Views

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Provincial Government and Forest Industry Partners Launch Plan to Diversify Forest Sector

January 28, 2019 The Provincial Government, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Industry Association and forest sector stakeholders, today launched the Forestry Sector Work Plan – a roadmap of 32 actions intended to diversify the forest industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, strengthen the provincial economy and support job creation. The Honourable Dwight Ball, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201999 Views

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