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Michipicoten First Nation Demands Accountability for Decades of Chemical Contamination

First Nation considers legal action against Domtar and Ontario after decades of unresolved environmental pollution. MICHIPICOTEN FIRST NATION, ON, July 29, 2021  – Michipicoten First Nation (MFN) is calling for immediate action by pulp and paper giant, Domtar and the Government of Ontario to resolve the continued chemical contamination of the First Nation’s traditional lands. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 20215 Views

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Statement on Agreement in Principle paving the way for an Impact Assessment of TC Energy proposed pumped-storage project

From: National Defence July 28, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Department of National Defence has signed an Agreement in Principle with TC Energy that will see the company advance to an Impact Assessment for a proposed hydroelectric pumped-storage facility at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford (4 CDTC). This […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 20212 Views

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Haze around Sudbury area expected to persist – Toronto Star

July 28, 2021 The air quality in Sudbury and surrounding districts is expected to fluctuate over the next few days due to active forest fires in northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba. Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement on Sunday for Greater Sudbury and vicinity, including Manitoulin Island, West Nipissing, French River, Espanola and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20214 Views

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Parks Canada pulls back on Burleigh Falls dam replacement after Indigenous rallies – Peterborough Examiner

July 27, 2021 After weeks of rallies from area Indigenous groups earlier this year, Parks Canada has decided to hold off on the Burleigh Falls Dam replacement project while it seeks consultations with First Nation stakeholders. In January of this year, the dam site north of Peterborough was home to a demonstration looking to raise […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20214 Views

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Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest – TBNewsWatch.com

As many as 3,000 individuals from First Nations communities have been evacuated so far due to the ongoing threat of forest fires and smoke THUNDER BAY – Despite calls from opposition members of provincial parliament and First Nation leaders, the provincial government will not be declaring a state of emergency over the wildfire situation in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20216 Views

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More air quality alerts issued as smoke, over 140 forest fires plague northwestern Ontario – CBC

Jul 26, 2021 Restricted fire zone remains in effect for parts of the region Air quality statements to more northwestern Ontario communities have been issued by Environment Canada as they deal with smoke and poor visibility due to over 140 forest fires burning Monday in the region as well as in Manitoba. The statements affect the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 202139 Views

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Wildfire Update: Joint Statement from Ontario Ministers – NetNewsLedger

TORONTO – Wildfire Update – Our government, through Emergency Management Ontario and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, has committed significant resources to keep communities safe from wildfires across Ontario’s northwest and to support evacuations to host communities across the province. This includes the evacuation of over 3,000 people through the complete evacuations of Poplar […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20218 Views

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Northwest Fire Region – July 25, 2021 – Wildfire Update – Netnewsledger

14 New Fires Reported Today Thunder Bay – Wildfire Update – At the time of this update there were 140 active fires in the northwest region. 48 fires were not under control, 7 fires were being held, 25 fires were under control and 60 fires were being monitored. 14 new fires were discovered in the northwest […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20217 Views

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Media Advisory: Ministries of the Solicitor General and Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry to Hold Technical Media Briefing

July 23, 2021 Mario Di Tommaso, Deputy Solicitor General, Community Safety and Monique Rolf von den Baumen-Clark, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry will hold a technical media briefing via teleconference to provide an update on the wildland fire situation in Northern Ontario. Date:Monday, July 26, 2021 Time:Remarks at 9:00 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202152 Views

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New forest fires in northwestern Ontario hit single-day high amid evacuations – CBC

81 new fires confirmed Tuesday, largely due to lightning strikes Jul 21, 2021 A single-day high for new forest fires in northwestern Ontario this year has seen 81 confirmed, nearly doubling the previous record 2021 total recorded earlier, as evacuations from First Nations and other communities continue. Forty-six fires were reported June 5, the most recorded […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202166 Views

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