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Canada takes action with partners across the country to protect aquatic species at risk

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada November 25, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario – The health of our marine and freshwater environments and the wildlife they sustain are critical to our country’s culture, well-being, and economies. Yet some of the species that find their home in the waters, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and marshes throughout the country are at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20205 Views

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N.S. Indigenous fishery to shut down for two weeks due to endangered right whales in area – CTV News

November 25, 2020 HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik fishery has announced a two-week shutdown due to the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the area. Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack and council approved the temporary two-week closure of their treaty fishery at a council meeting on Tuesday. “We have and will continue to operate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20206 Views

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The Government of Canada invests $1 million in priority ecosystems in Atlantic Canada

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada News release November 25, 2020 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia From addressing water quality to plastic pollution, the Government of Canada is working with Canadians across the country to keep our water safe, clean, and well managed for future generations. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20204 Views

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Hardrock Gold Mine Project — Public Comments Invited

What is happening? November 24, 2020 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is holding a public comment period as part of the post-decision phase for the Hardrock Gold Mine Project, an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill located approximately five kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario. Why is the Agency holding a public comment […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202016 Views

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Government of Canada Partnering with Indigenous Communities to Enhance Marine Safety on the Coast of Labrador

From: Canadian Coast Guard November 24, 2020 Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, Newfoundland and Labrador – Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada’s marine environment. As part of this $1.5 billion plan, in 2017 the Canadian Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202019 Views

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Researcher raises Muskrat methylmercury alarm, but Nalcor contractor says levels safe – CBC

1 year after Muskrat reservoir filled to capacity, biologist says no surprises being found Nov 24, 2020 There’s mixed messaging emerging from the debate over methylmercury contamination in Labrador, with a U.S. researcher again raising the alarm about the toxic organic compound, while a contractor monitoring the effects of Muskrat Falls — backed up by the Department of Environment […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202012 Views

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Government of Canada Creates Task Force on Flood Insurance and Relocation

From: Public Safety Canada Ottawa, Ontario The cost of climate change is undeniable. Flooding continues to be the most frequent and costly natural disaster in Canada. Water damage goes beyond the destruction of property; it also places an emotional toll on individuals as their homes are destroyed and families are displaced. Each year, too many […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202017 Views

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Fortymile caribou herd winter harvest opportunity opens

The Government of Yukon will open a licensed threshold harvest on the Fortymile caribou herd for Yukon resident hunters, starting December 1, 2020. The harvest will be open until March 31, 2021, or when the threshold limit of 300 caribou is met, whichever happens sooner. Hunters can see the latest harvest numbers at Yukon.ca/fortymile. To […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202019 Views

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Environmental groups blast loopholes in Arctic heavy fuel oil ban – Nunatsiaq News

23 November 2020 A global coalition of environmental organizations called the Clean Arctic Alliance is condemning the International Maritime Organization’s Nov. 20 passage of an Arctic heavy fuel oil ban—saying it’s so full of loopholes, it’s meaningless. Heavy fuel oil, or HFO, is a tar-like substance used as a marine fuel. It’s difficult to clean […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202011 Views

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United We Fish – Halifax Examiner

How the DFO implementation of the Marshall decision dealt a blow to both Indigenous self-governance and community-based fishing. It’s been two months since Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery off the Saulnierville wharf in Southwest Nova Scotia — 21 years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the Marshall decision, affirming […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202018 Views

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