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Group of fire departments ban together to put out grassfire near Cote First Nation – CBC

May 11, 2021 Blaze started Saturday afternoon and took firefighters until 3 a.m. CST to put out Chief George Cote says a grassfire over the weekend came a little too close for comfort. Thankfully, help wasn’t far away. The fire started west of the Assiniboine River on Saturday afternoon and blazed toward Cote First Nation, about […]

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B.C. not effectively managing Conservation Lands Program

May 11, 2021 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new audit report: Management of the Conservation Lands Program. The audit examined whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has effectively managed the Conservation Lands Program to conserve important habitats for significant fish […]

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Media Statement: GNWT on Current Flooding in the NWT

Premier Caroline Cochrane and Paulie Chinna, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs and Minister responsible for the NWT Housing Corporation issued the following statement on behalf of Cabinet concerning flooding in Jean Marie River, Fort Simpson, Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation. “The past week has been an incredibly trying time for NWT residents, especially […]

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Climbing high and losing ground – Wildsight

Their scientific classification is Oreamnos americanus. To the Ktunaxa First Nation living in the valleys below them, they are known as kyanukxu. While we call them mountain goats, they’re not actually goats either. With split hooves, stark white fur set against the grey backdrop of a mountain peak, and pointy horns, these thin air-residing herbivores […]

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CFN: Protecting Birds on the North and Central Coast

May 10, 2021 The Pacific Coast is home to wide range of bird species—from bald eagles and ravens to rhinoceros auklets and endangered marbled murrelets. Over many thousands of years, these diverse species found niches along the coast’s rocky shorelines and intertidal estuaries. Recognizing that many invasive land mammals, such as rats, raccoons and other […]

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Yellowknives Dene say federal petition response on contracts for Giant Mine cleanup ‘falls short’ – CBC

May 11, 2021 The First Nation says the response fails to reflect over three months of discussions The Yellowknives Dene First Nation says the federal government’s response to the Giant Mine petition “reflects some progress,” but when it comes to remediation contracts, the response “falls short.” In December 2020, the First Nation submitted a petition that called […]

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The Port Authority’s Environmental Technician collaborates to protect marine life – Prince Rupert Port Authority

The ongoing mission to preserve aquatic life in Northern BC’s marine environment is a huge group effort, and one of the people at its heart is biologist Caitlin Smith. As the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Environmental Technician, she contributes in many ways to preserving the North Coast’s marine habitats, especially when it comes to monitoring for invasive […]

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BC Parks licence plate sales help protect, preserve nature

May 7, 2021 VICTORIA – British Columbians are contributing more than ever to the protection and preservation of unique species, sensitive ecosystems, Indigenous culture and the rich history found in provincial parks. Through partnerships with community groups and First Nations, more than 275 projects related to conservation, community engagement and education, and Indigenous relations have […]

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Don’t waste caribou, Kivalliq HTO tells hunters – Nunatsiaq News

May 7, 2021 ‘This type of practice is prohibited by Inuit culture,’ says Kivalliq Hunters and Trappers Organization staffer Some hunters in Rankin Inlet have been wasting caribou meat — and that needs to stop, says the Kivalliq Hunters and Trappers Organization in a recent open message to the community’s hunters. “This type of practice […]

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Public Notice – Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects

Public Comments Invited on the Summary of the Initial Project Description What is happening? May 6, 2021 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects, located east of Hinton, Alberta. The Agency invites the […]

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