OTTAWA, Aug. 6 – Nurses and health stakeholders from across the country will convene in Moncton, New Brunswick, on August 8 to attend a conference on health care hosted by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU).
The conference, How soon is now? Health care for every generation, will discuss issues and solutions related to health disparities and access to care in Canada. The conference will be chaired by CFNU President Linda Silas, features a key note address by National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations, and panel sessions featuring Ted Schrecker (University of Ottawa), Dr. Bob Gardner (Wellesley Institute), Dr. Steve Morgan (University of British Columbia), Dr. Judith Shamian (Victorian Order of Nurses), and Dr. John Gillis (Canadian Doctors for Medicare).
QUEBEC, QUEBEC–(Aug. 6, 2007) – On Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m., the interpretation team at the Cartier-Brebeuf National Historic Site invites you to a harvest-themed family festival. In case of rain, the festival will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Come enjoy activities for the whole family. You can […]
The 13th commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be on Thursday, 9 of August 2007 at UN Headquarters in New York, organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSDP/DESA and the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
CORMORANT—Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin has presented the community with a new vehicle to assist with its community constable program.
“I am pleased to present this vehicle to the Cormorant Community Council in its crime prevention efforts,” said Lathlin here today. “I would also like to acknowledge the supportive working relationship this program experiences in sharing local knowledge and expertise with the RCMP in all our communities.”
FREDERICTON, Aug. 3 – Canada’s premiers will hold discussions on energy and climate change at the Council of the Federation (COF) annual meeting in Moncton, Premier Shawn Graham announced today. Premiers from all 13 provinces and territories will be in Moncton for the council’s annual summer meeting on Aug. 8 – 10.
“Canada is facing significant challenges in addressing energy and climate change, so the premiers’ focus on these topics is timely for our country and our province,” said Graham, who assumes the chair of the council at the COF summer meeting. “To ensure our continued prosperity as a nation, we need a healthy economy and a healthy environment. Maintaining this balance is both a challenge and an opportunity that all premiers face and that we will discuss at our meeting in Moncton.”
Vancouver, BC, August 3, 2007 – Plutonic Power Corporation (PCC – TSX) has advised BC Hydro of its intention to exit the electricity purchase agreement (EPA) for the 15 megawatt (MW) Rainy River run-of-river project, due to unexpected complexities in the environmental permitting process caused by the discovery of a number of fish species in the area. Complexities in permitting have decreased certainty around the timing for the project commercial operation date.
Coaches Association of British Columbia is excited to announce that the inaugural BRITISH COLUMBIA COACHES WEEK will take place September 22 to 29, 2007. We are pleased to issue this announcement to Provincial Sport Organizations first, as you are a valued partner in the education and support of B.C.s sport coaches.
The focus of BC Coaches Week is to recruit, develop and celebrate BC’s coaches of all levels, in all sports, province wide. Particular attention will be paid to the sector of coaches who often go unrecognized and under appreciated (volunteers, community coaches, etc.)
AKLAVIK – A joint announcement was made today by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and its co-management partners the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) and the Fisheries Joint Management Committee (FJMC), to support a voluntary closure of the Rat River char fishery in order to conserve and protect the local Dolly Varden char stock. The closure will remain in place from August 7, 2007 to September 15, 2007, and August 7 to September 15, 2008, and will extend from the Gwich’in Settlement Area north into the Inuvialuit Settlement Area.
North Vancouver, British Columbia – August 3, 2007 – Environment Canada has, as a result of a joint investigation with the British Columbia (B.C.) Conservation Officer Service, Ministry of Environment, laid charges under the Fisheries Act and the B.C. Environmental Management Act against the Canadian National Railway.
The company has been charged with a total of five counts: one count of depositing a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish pursuant to subsection 36(3) of the federal Fisheries Act, one count of depositing a deleterious substance under conditions where it may enter water frequented by fish pursuant to subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act, one count of introducing a business waste pursuant to subsection 6(2) of the British Columbia Environmental Management Act, one count of introducing waste produced by a prescribed industry pursuant to subsection 6(3) of the B.C. Environmental Management Act and one count under subsection 6(4) of the Environmental Management Act for introducing waste and causing pollution.
OTTAWA, August 3, 2007 –The Honorable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, announced today the appointment of Mr. David McLaughlin as President of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). Mr. McLaughlin’s appointment is effective August 8, 2007.
“David McLaughlin’s unique combination of senior management experience and public policy expertise will contribute greatly to the work of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy,” said Minister Baird. “He has distinguished himself as a public policy manager in several areas, and he will give excellent leadership to the Round Table.”