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Matawa Chiefs Council Reject Ontario Government-Imposed Deadline Today during Declared State of Emergency for Comments on the Proposed Revisions of The Far North Act, 2010

January 14, 2021 Thunder  Bay, ON: –  Following the declaration of Premier of Ontario Doug Ford on Tuesday January 12, 2021 of a second state of emergency across the province of Ontario due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Matawa Chiefs Council are issuing a public statement that the Matawa Chiefs Council reject the Ontario government-imposed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202115 Views

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BC First Nations Forestry Council – Letter from CEO: Year End

Dear Members, 2020 has been an unprecedented year. We are grateful to you for supporting us, for sharing in your knowledge and perspectives, and for guiding our vision to assist all Nations in creating a healthy forest sector that continues to sustain the cultural, spiritual, economic, and social lives of BC’s First Nations. In spite […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202119 Views

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Forestry stewards: First Nations-owned company looks to build capacity – Canadian Forest Industries

January 6, 2021 In northwestern Ontario, near the municipality of Greenstone, three First Nations are working together to increase Indigenous participation and ownership in the forest industry. The First Nations – Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls – jointly own the Agoke Development Corporation (Agoke), which manages the Ogoki Forest. The Ogoki Forest is located within […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202130 Views

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Ontario Supporting Forestry Jobs and Worker Safety

Funding will help forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures January 6, 2021 Toronto — The Ontario government is investing $5.3 million, provided through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund, to help small and medium sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures. The funding will be used for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202128 Views

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NS Government: Forestry Innovation Transition Trust Approves Projects

The first projects approved by the trustees of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust are being announced today, Dec. 21. The projects accelerate new opportunities within the Nova Scotia forestry sector, advance environmental, social and economic objectives and support the adoption of new ecological forestry practices. Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is receiving a one-year commitment […]

by ahnationtalk on December 22, 202061 Views

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New section of boardwalk in Delta Nature Reserve opens

DELTA – A newly realigned portion of the Delta Nature Reserve boardwalk is open, improving access for people looking to escape the city and experience the natural beauty of Burns Bog. “Having safe access to nature is essential to mental health and reducing stress, especially during COVID-19 times,” said the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, MP for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202045 Views

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Ontario Taking Further Action to Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease from Entering the Province

December 17, 2020 The Ontario government is taking further action to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the province. These measures will better protect wildlife populations and support continued hunting opportunities. CWD is a progressive, fatal disease that affects members of the cervid family – deer, elk, moose, and caribou. While […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202043 Views

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Minister O’Regan Launches Hydrogen Strategy for Canada

From: Natural Resources Canada December 16, 2020                       St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador                    Natural Resources Canada As the Government of Canada continues to protect and support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also important that the country look to the future. Today, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, launched the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202061 Views

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North Cowichan Developing Memorandum of Understanding with Cowichan Nation to Consult on the Municipal Forest Reserve

(North Cowichan, BC) As part of ongoing government-to-government consultations on the Municipal Forest Reserve, North Cowichan is working to develop and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cowichan Nation. Since the end of August, North Cowichan’s Mayor and Council have been meeting with the Chiefs and key staff members of the Cowichan Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2020111 Views

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Ontario Protecting Forest Health and Forest Sector Sustainability

Province Introducing New Pest Management Plan for Northern Ontario December 15, 2020 TORONTO — Ontario is investing more than $40 million in a multi-year pest management program to protect the province’s Crown forests from damage caused by the jack pine and spruce budworm. Funding for the program will be provided in part through Ontario’s Forestry […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202058 Views

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