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MNO Region One steps up to support Red Lake evacuees

As forest fires raged across Northwestern Ontario earlier this month the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Region 1 leadership sprang into action to assist MNO citizens in need. On Wednesday, August 11, 2020 the announcement was made to evacuate the Red Lake area. The majority of evacuees were sent to Dryden and Kenora, some evacuated […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202019 Views

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Government of Canada adds 95 acres of land to Bruce Peninsula National Park

From: Parks Canada New addition to national park is home to several species at risk August 20, 2020                   Tobermory, Ontario                      Parks Canada Agency Canada’s network of protected areas plays an important role in helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change and contributing to the recovery of species at risk. That’s why the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202020 Views

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Canada Is Falling Behind on Confronting Environmental Racism – VICE

Many First Nations and non-white communities have been the dumping sites for industry. But environmental advocates say Canadians are struggling to empathize. Evidence that non-white communities in Canada are being used as dumping grounds for heavy industry is not hard to find. But many Canadians don’t want to acknowledge it. “We have an image across […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202018 Views

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NWMO: Public Input needed on Draft Transportation Planning Framework

August, 2020 The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is seeking input from the public to help guide and shape future plans for the transportation of used nuclear fuel in Canada with the release of the draft Transportation Planning Framework: Moving Forward Together – An Invitation to Review. Over the coming months, we will begin actively seeking feedback […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202026 Views

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Ontario Launches First-Ever Climate Change Impact Assessment

Study will strengthen the province’s resilience to the impacts of climate change August 14, 2020 Toronto — The Ontario government has selected a consulting team led by the Climate Risk Institute to conduct the province’s first-ever multi-sector climate change impact assessment. The study will use the best science and information to better understand where and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202029 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: Update on Forest Fire Evacuees

August 12, 2020 The City of Thunder Bay received 54 evacuees Tuesday from Red Lake, in response to a 420-hectare forest fire just outside that town, and is preparing today to receive up to 200 Stage One or vulnerable population evacuees from Eabametoong First Nation. Stage One evacuees include persons with disabilities, seniors, children and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 202037 Views

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Limits of Ontario’s Mineral Strategy: The Magino Mine Approval – Socialist Project

On June 11, 2020, 21 lakes, streams and wetlands in northern Ontario were re-characterized as a mine tailings impoundment for the proposed Magino gold mine. This magical transformation took place through Schedule 2 of the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulation (MDMER) under the federal Fisheries Act. Although the Act says it is illegal to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 202024 Views

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Mushkegowuk Grand Chief raises concerns about new law that changes environmental assessment process – CBC

Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, makes changes to the environmental assessment process Aug 13, 2020 As exploration activity starts up again in the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario, a First Nations group is raising concerns about recent legislative changes to environmental assessment they say erode their rights. After being shut down […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 202032 Views

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Thunder Bay Hosting Wildfire Evacuees From Red Lake #49 – Net Newsledger

August 13, 2020 THUNDER BAY – Red Lake #49 continues to burn. The fire, and smoke from the fire has impacted the Municipality of Red Lake and Eabametoong First Nation. Thunder Bay has stepped up as a host community during this emergency and is going to serve as a place where the evacuees can stay. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 202026 Views

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Thunder Bay will shelter Eabametoong First Nation evacuees – Tbnewswatch.com

A flight is expected to arrive this afternoon. THUNDER BAY — The City of Thunder Bay will provide shelter to approximately 200 people from Eabametoong First Nation, where smoke from a forest fire poses a health risk to vulnerable members of the community. City officials made the decision Wednesday morning after the Chief and Council […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202028 Views

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