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The Government of Canada outlines next steps in clean-energy transition

From Environment and Climate Change Canada February 16, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Choosing cleaner electricity helps protect the health of Canadians, cut carbon pollution, and create opportunities for the middle class. The transition to clean energy is accelerating around the world, and Canada is part of a growing group of countries that are committed to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 20187 Views

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Media Advisory – Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards Presentation

Join the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell and the Ontario Heritage Trust for the presentation of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards. Each year, the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities for exceptional contributions to cultural and natural heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity. Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 Time: 6 p.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 20189 Views

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Ontario First Nation and province to remove caribou from wolf infested island – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018  Members of an Ontario First Nation say they plan to continue the relocation of an endangered herd of caribou off a remote island where they’re being slaughtered by wolves. Michipicoten First Nation says it is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to move up to nine caribou […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 20188 Views

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Eco warming called pervasive threat to key cold water fish in northern Ontario – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 13, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Gradual warming due to climate change posts the most pervasive threat to a vital economic and cultural resource in one of the world’s last intact ecosystems: the fish that live in the icy waters of northern Ontario, new conservation research suggests. In […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 20189 Views

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Nunavut project to collect Inuit elder testimony on Franklin shipwreck sites – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 13, 2018 By Levi Garber THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Parks Canada is launching a new initiative in Nunavut to collect and share the testimony of Inuit elders who have knowledge of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845. The project is seeking a contractor to conduct archival research and record interviews with […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 20185 Views

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More than 500 scientists demand improved pollution laws in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 12, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When Miriam Diamond’s son was a competitive gymnast, she tried to get toxic flame retardants removed from the foam blocks and landing mats her son was exposed to for 20 hours or more every week. Diamond, a professor of earth sciences at […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 20186 Views

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Proposed Changes to Environmental Assessments Welcomed, Continued Engagement with First Nations Required

February 8, 2018 Proposed Changes to Environmental Assessments Welcomed, Continued Engagement with First Nations Required  (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomed proposed new legislation on environmental assessments, stating that with full and effective engagement with First Nations the AFN will seek every opportunity to further improve it prior […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 20188 Views

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Indigenous rights question remains in Ottawa’s planned environmental assessment overhaul – CBC

Inclusion of Indigenous knowledge welcomed, but still concerns over proponents’ involvement in consultations Feb 08, 2018 The chief of a First Nation that lost a court battle over consultation on an oil pipeline says he believes a bill unveiled Thursday could give Indigenous communities more clout over resource projects affecting their lands. Chippewas of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 20188 Views

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New energy projects get two year approval window under new assessment regime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 8, 2018  OTTAWA _ Major new energy projects will have to be assessed and either approved or denied within two years under a massive new national assessment bill being introduced in the House of Commons. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who tabled the 341-page Impact Assessment Act, says it will provide clarity and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 20189 Views

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Government of Canada takes steps to ensure a clean environment and strong economy

February 8, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Government of Canada A clean environment and a strong economy go hand in hand – that’s why the Government of Canada is bringing forward better rules for the review of major projects. Better rules will protect our environment, fish and waterways, rebuild public trust, and create new jobs […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 20189 Views

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