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U of Winnipeg: Community-based participatory research book launch

October 19, 2018 There is increasing pressure on university scholars to reach beyond the “ivory tower” and engage in collaborative research with communities. UWinnipeg’s Dr. Shauna MacKinnon (urban and inner-city studies) launches her edited book, Practising Community-Based Participatory Research, Stories of Engagement, Empowerment, and Mobilization on Friday, November 8 at 12:00 pm at Merchants Corner, 541 Selkirk […]

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University of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research – Journal Of Commerce

October 19, 2018 SASKATOON, SASK. — University of Saskatchewan researchers are working with a First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to measure the effects of climate change. Earlier this month, a monitoring station was installed on land belonging to the Okanese First Nation. The first of four automated stations will record and share […]

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U of S researchers partner with First Nations community to measure climate change

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are working with the Okanese First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to track and adapt to the effects of climate change on reserve lands. Oct 15, 2018 Earlier this month, a climate monitoring station was installed on Okanese land: the first of four automated […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201833 Views

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Students and researchers at Acadia University to share in historic Budget 2018 funding for science

Canada’s research community to benefit from largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history October 11, 2018 – Wolfville, Nova Scotia Science is about discovery. When researchers are given the tools to push the boundaries of knowledge, great things happen. These discoveries lead to the innovations that will grow the economy and help ensure Canada has […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201818 Views

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Investment strengthens British Columbia’s leadership in developing sustainable energy sources

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada News release University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre receives funding to support cleaner fuel research. October 11, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada The University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre has received an investment of $913,516 to explore new energy sources that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201832 Views

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Fifth edition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Vital Signs report released

Aging populations, economic uncertainty and an increasing shift from rural to urban – in the five years since the first provincial Vital Signs report many of the core issues facing the province have not changed. But how are we adapting, collaborating and innovating to find solutions? This is the focus of the 2018 edition of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201826 Views

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Canada and Yukon governments invest in research projects to address the impacts of climate change on northern transportation infrastructure

From: Transport Canada October 10, 2018 Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Making our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic development. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201841 Views

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U of S researchers awarded $8M to tackle social, climate issues

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded more than $8 million for projects ranging from designing videogames that promote social bonding to safeguarding Indigenous people from the northward spread of a nasty parasite, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the cattle industry. Oct 9, 2018 The awards to 45 U […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201824 Views

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First Peoples Child & Family Review Vol 13, No 1 (2018)

Foreword Marc St. Dennis Coordinating Editor of First Peoples Child & Family Review, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: mstdennis@fncaringsociety.com Dear readers, It is my great pleasure to present volume 13(1) of the First Peoples Child & Family Review, which includes 7 brilliant published submissions from researchers and […]

by aanationtalk on October 9, 201832 Views

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Poll shows more Winnipeggers growing aware of racial gap – Winnipeg Free Press

10/5/2018 Four years after electing its first Indigenous mayor, more Winnipeggers believe the divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents is a serious issue. That’s good news, says the president of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg. People have to understand there’s a problem before it can be fixed, said Damon Johnston. “If Canadians have a high […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201854 Views

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MNRF and NFN using nets to evaluate condition of Lake Nipissing – My North Bay Now

If you’re boating on Lake Nipissing and see nets in the water, leave them alone. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is studying the status of the lake in conjunction with the Nipissing First Nation. The data will help with future management of the lake and create measures to improve the walleye population. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201830 Views

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Canada Announces Next Steps on Future Arctic Oil and Gas Development

October 4, 2018, Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to working and consulting with territorial governments, industry, and Indigenous governments and communities in the North on future decisions on offshore oil and gas development. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, […]

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Expect to see a lot of nets in Lake Nipissing this month – MNRF – North Bay Nugget

October 3, 2018 Heads up boaters, expect to see a lot of nets in Lake Nipissing this month. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Nipissing First Nation are embarking on a project to collect information about the fish living in Lake Nipissing. The ministry says the project will allow for the collection of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201832 Views

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New Scientist Joins Health Research Institute and Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, ON – September 28, 2018 The research community in Thunder Bay is growing with the arrival of a new scientist. Dr. Jinqiang Hou will be joining the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute on Monday, October 1st, 2018, as a Lakehead University-Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Research Chair. Dr. Hou will also […]

by aanationtalk on September 29, 201839 Views

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ITK: National Inuit Strategy On Research – Implementation Plan

September 25, 2018 Implementation of the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) requires a coordinated approach based on partnership. The NISR Implementation Plan identifies potential government and academic partners required to facilitate this process and reach the key milestones for the 5-year time frame. Introduction The National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) was released in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201844 Views

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What do lacrosse and ironworking have in common? – Brighter World McMaster

September 27, 2018 For most professors, the first week back at school means meeting new students, greeting returning ones and generally getting back into the swing of things – back to work, back to classes, back to a familiar routine. September didn’t start that way for Allan Downey, a new professor in the faculties of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201832 Views

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UNBC Researcher Named Banting Fellow

September 25, 2018 For the second year in a row, a postdoctoral researcher at UNBC has received a Banting Fellowship, a prestigious national research award. Dr. Vanessa Sloan Morgan is the recipient of a 2017-18 Banting Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The award provides $70,000 a year in funding for up […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201838 Views

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First Artifacts Jointly Owned by Canada and Inuit Recovered from Franklin Wrecks

From: Parks Canada Artifacts removed from HMS Erebus shared with Inuit at community gatherings September 26, 2018 Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency For the first time ever, artifacts from the 1845 Franklin Expedition that are jointly owned by the Government of Canada and Inuit were recovered from the wreck site of HMS Erebus. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201865 Views

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Horatio Alger Association of Canada releases first-ever Voices of Our Youth survey

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, September 18, 2018 – Young Canadians remain optimistic about the future and are heavily focused on financial stability, working hard and helping others – but are concerned about the plight of Indigenous Canadians, the impact of technology and levels of stress, according to a wide-ranging study of young Canadians commissioned by the Horatio […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201843 Views

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Two Laurier-led environmental youth camps receive Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council funding

Sept. 17, 2018 Waterloo – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has funded two environmental youth camps led by Wilfrid Laurier University researchers. The funding, through an NSERC PromoScience grant, will support one camp hosted in the Waterloo Region and one in the Northwest Territories (NWT). “Laurier is a leader in water science […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201841 Views

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Mummified ice age specimens unveiled in Dawson

Joint news release with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Chief Roberta Joseph, Premier Sandy Silver and Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys will be at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre today to unveil the mummified remains of a caribou and a wolf pup found on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory. The ancient ice age specimens, both radiocarbon […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2018123 Views

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Mummified remains, more than 50,000 years old, to be unveiled in Yukon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2018 DAWSON CITY, Yukon _ A snapshot of life for an ancient predator and its prey is being put on display as the mummified ice-age remains of a caribou calf and a wolf pup are unveiled in Yukon. The territorial government says in a release that the specimens have been unearthed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201840 Views

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Saint Mary’s researcher receives Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award

September 7, 2018 Saint Mary’s University researcher Dr. Val Marie Johnson’s collaborative work to repatriate copies of Inuit cultural and historical materials is being recognized by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) with the ITK’s 2018 Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award. The Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), together with the Anglican […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201842 Views

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Government of Canada and Inuit Mark Joint Ownership of Franklin Artifacts in Nunavut

From: Parks Canada Governments of Canada and the United Kingdom and the Inuit Heritage Trust Gather in Gjoa Haven September 10, 2018 Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency For the very first time since the 1845 Franklin Expedition ship wrecks were discovered, Canadian and Inuit representatives joined British officials yesterday at the final resting place […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201871 Views

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RCGS flag expedition discovers wreck of Scottish whaling ship off Baffin Island

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2018 – Two Canadian researchers have found evidence of a Scottish whaling wreck in the High Arctic, thought to be the first discovery of its kind in the world. Michael Moloney and Mathew Ayre, post-doctoral fellows with the University of Calgary’s Arctic Institute of North America, made the find last week. The […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201847 Views

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Canada’s next generation of researchers receive new support from the Government of Canada

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research More than $34 million to support PhD and Post Doc students working in fields such as astronomy, health care and food security September 6, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Young researchers produce the discoveries and innovations that help build a strong future for Canada, […]

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Two Laurier scholars among finalists for prestigious national research awards

Sep 05, 2018 Waterloo – Two Wilfrid Laurier University researchers have been named finalists for prestigious 2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Impact Awards. Terry Mitchell, a professor in Laurier’s School of International Policy and Governance, was named one of three national finalists for a $50,000 SSHRC Impact Connection Award for her […]

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Two U of L researchers win Parkland Institute awards

Sep 05, 2018 Two research projects, one on midwifery care in Alberta and the other on the use of gallows humour among the Kainai, got a significant boost thanks to research awards from the Parkland Institute. Dr. Tiffany Boulton, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology, will examine access to midwifery care in Alberta […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201864 Views

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In debate over first PM’s legacy, vast majority say John A. MacDonald’s name, image should stay in public view

Most say Canada spends too much time apologizing for residential schools and should move on September 5, 2018 – As a long summer of discussion over the legacy of the country’s residential school system and dispute over the subsequent actions of politicians comes to an end, Canadians are weighing in. After a decision by Victoria, B.C.’s […]

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Archeologists aim to uncover secrets of Franklin expedition in ship’s cabins – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 5, 2018 OTTAWA _ Canadian archeologists are set to spend two weeks exploring the wreck of HMS Erebus to uncover even more secrets from the ill-fated Franklin expedition. The ship, along with HMS Terror, disappeared during an exploration through the Arctic in 1846, leaving the fate of captain Sir John Franklin and […]

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Memorial University – Netting funds: Non-profit organization awards support to salmon researchers

A trio of researchers engaged with fieldwork throughout Atlantic Canada have received 2018 grants of $63,300 for their ongoing projects from the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation. Dr. Marie Clément, research scientist with the Marine Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research who is based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, is receiving $15,000 for a project titled Salmon […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201844 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Details of Multi-year Investigation of Franklin wrecks

Minister McKenna and British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada scheduled to visit wreck of HMS Erebus September 5, 2018          Gjoa Haven, NU         Parks Canada Agency After Sir John Franklin and his crew went missing while searching for a Northwest Passage in the 1840s, Inuit shared stories and knowledge that helped the world better understand the […]

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Governor general, federal science minister make quick trip to Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

September 04, 2018 “Through such first-hand experiences, we can better understand the issues faced by Inuit communities and northern residents” On their brief, 36-hour visit to Nunavut over this past weekend, Governor General Julie Payette, Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s chief science advisor, and Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science and sport, were on a mission. […]

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Indigenous knowledge, research are key to protecting the Arctic

Minister Duncan, Governor General wrap up a successful visit to Canada’s North August 31, 2018 – Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut Bridging the gap between Indigenous knowledge and Arctic research will help the government better understand the unique challenges faced by the people who live in the Canadian Arctic. Climate change is one of many such challenges. Combining research […]

by pmnationtalk on September 4, 201855 Views

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Maori visitors helping connect Indigenous research across the world – StarPhoenix

August 30, 2018 The University of Saskatchewan welcomed Maori scholars from halfway around the world to connect and share in Indigenous knowledge. The University of Saskatchewan is hosting scholars from halfway around the world to connect and share in Indigenous knowledge. A group of professors and students from New Zealand’s University of Waikato gathered for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201855 Views

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Lessons from Clayoquot Sound for the Trans Mountain pipeline protests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 28, 2018  By David Tindall, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia; Joanna Robinson, Associate professor, York University, Canada, and Mark CJ Stoddart, Associate professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201867 Views

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Meet the amateur historian who created one of the largest databases of Indigenous soldiers – CBC

Yann Castelnot has dedicated years digging into little-known histories Aug 26, 2018 The names of more than 150,000 Indigenous soldiers who fought for Canada and the United States have been identified after a two-decade effort from a Quebec resident. Yann Castelnot, an amateur historian from France, has compiled one of the largest databases of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201863 Views

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Archivist helps families learn fate of missing residential school children – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 25, 2018 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Nellie Hardisty was just a little girl from Moose Factory in Ontario when she disappeared into the morass of Indian residential schools and associated hospitals. She died of turberculosis at the age of 12. None of her family ever saw her again or even […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201858 Views

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U of Waterloo: Researchers shed new insights into fate of Franklin Expedition

August 23, 2018 A team of academic researchers from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Western University in London, University of Saskatchewan, Trent University in Peterborough, University of Waterloo and Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan, have shed new light on a historic mystery. Did the crew die because lead […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 201883 Views

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MNA: RCMR Scrip Booklet

August 22nd, 2018 The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is proud to partner with the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research to develop this new publication, Métis Scrip in Alberta, on the sorry history of Métis land dispossession in Alberta and western Canada by the federal government’s Métis scrip system. Métis Scrip in Alberta was prepared with the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201872 Views

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Michael Smith Foundation grant awarded to Cooper to fund research on Indigenous community health – UFV Today

August 20, 2018 Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, has been awarded funding from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee (MSFHR) program and will lead projects examining Indigenous health and community well-being over a one-year term. The MSFHR trainee program is funded by the BC […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201861 Views

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Project looking for ways to improve Indigenous mothers and infants’ health through culturally appropriate interventions – Folio

Five-year research project gets $1-million federal funding boost. A research project that is looking into how to improve the health of Indigenous women and their babies in Canada’s North through culturally appropriate, community-driven interventions got a major funding boost recently. Sangita Sharma, the Capital Health Chair in Indigenous Health in the U of A’s Faculty […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201859 Views

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Wildfires the cause of likely ‘irreversible’ permafrost thaw in Western Canada – Folio

August 20 2018 People and infrastructure in Canada’s North will have to adapt to shifting ecosystems, says researcher. Wildfires have caused nearly a quarter of all permafrost thaw—2,000 square kilometres—in Western Canada’s boreal peatlands over the past 30 years, according to a new University of Alberta study. “Wildfire is a very important force on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2018150 Views

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Gene mapping holds promise for Arctic residents: researchers – Nunatsiaq News

August 16, 2018 In Greenland, genes point the way to better prevention and treatment COPENHAGEN—Personalized health care is on its way to the Arctic. This care, using “precision medicine,” will involve the use of genetic testing to guide the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many chronic illnesses or rare diseases. The many possibilities of this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201843 Views

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The Minister of Health announces an investment of $378M in more than 400 research projects across Canada

August 13, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Health researchers and laboratories are at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs that lead to new treatments and knowledge that form the cornerstone of health improvements for Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to support this important scientific research. Today the Honourable Ginette […]

by pmnationtalk on August 13, 2018108 Views

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Parks Canada’s Research Vessel Departs Victoria for a Voyage of Archaeology and Science

From: Parks Canada RV David Thompson sets course on an 18,500-kilometre long journey August 9, 2018 Victoria, British Columbia Parks Canada Agency The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced that Parks Canada’s newest research vessel, RV David Thompson, has left Victoria on a journey of research, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201881 Views

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Many Canadians are driving high, according to new StatCan cannabis data – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2018 9:10 OTTAWA _ A new Statistics Canada survey has found about 1.4 million Canadians reported they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis in the previous two hours. In addition, one in seven cannabis users with a driver’s licence said they had got behind the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201861 Views

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Webinar on Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants

In August 2018, SSHRC is offering a webinar to provide information and answer questions about the Special Call: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants. Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions via the webinar interface at any time during the presentations. No registration is required, so you can drop in at any time. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2018110 Views

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Shellfish poisoning becoming less predictable, say researchers in Alaskan Indigenous communities – CBC

‘We’re finding that these blooms happen sporadically year-round,’ says environmental specialist Aug 07, 2018 Point Louisa is a common clamming spot for harvesters from the Tlingit and Haida tribes, as well as the Filipino community in Juneau. But since last summer, levels of paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) in butter clams at the beach have persistently […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201889 Views

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Ministry, NFN dropping research nets – North Bay Nugget

August 2, 2018 The province, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing this summer, with nets being placed in the water this month. This project will allow for the collection of important fish information that will help manage the whole lake ecosystem, as well as help […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201879 Views

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