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SSHRC Impact Award winner honoured with 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award

May 5, 2021 – SSHRC congratulates 2020 Connection Impact Award winner Jackie Dawson, whose team has been awarded a 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award for their project Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices: Governing Marine Transportation in the Canadian Arctic. This prestigious award recognizes the team’s exceptional work in exploring the human dimensions of environmental change […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202113 Views

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Ontario Investing in Healthy Communities

Province increasing funding for local environmental projects by holding more polluters accountable May 05, 2021 Toronto — The Ontario government is supporting community projects that help protect and restore the environment by investing $900,000 in grant funding through the newly enhanced Ontario Community Environment Fund. Funding for the grant is supported by environmental penalties, which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202122 Views

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Why Indigenous Guardians are key to Canada’s climate future – National Observer

In a section focused on biodiversity and the climate crisis, the 2021 federal budget shared in April contained a clear line: “Support Indigenous Guardians.” It was an explicit reference to the Guardians programs caring for lands across the country. The Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI), which bolsters Indigenous nationhood and culture via land stewardship and care, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202114 Views

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Planning for Northern Link Road environmental assessment begins in the Ring of Fire area – CBC

May 04, 2021 First Nations, environmental organizations have called for a moratorium on consultation activities The environmental assessment (EA) process for the third and final proposed road project in northern Ontario that will connect remote Matawa First Nations to the provincial highway network and create a road to the proposed Ring of Fire mineral development […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202117 Views

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Environmental Assessment Planning Begins on Proposed Northern Road Link

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 3, 2021 – Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations are pleased to announce that the Environmental Assessment process is ready to begin on the Northern Road Link. The official Notice of Commencement for the Terms of Reference (ToR) will be released on Tuesday May 4, 2021. The Northern Road Link project […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202116 Views

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Hudson Bay lowlands a climate change ‘conservation hotspot,’ study finds – Capital Current

Research by scientists at McGill University and the University of British Columbia has found the Hudson Bay lowlands have the potential to be one of Canada’s most important landscapes in an era of climate change. The study, led by UBC research associate Matthew Mitchell, sought to map Canada’s most significant “conservation hotspots,” or areas that […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202179 Views

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Globe Climate: If Canada is going to meet its new greenhouse gas emissions goal, it is going to have to be tactical – The Globe and Mail

Good afternoon, and welcome to Globe Climate, a newsletter about climate change, environment and resources in Canada. One of the world’s largest insurers says that Canada will be more than $100-billion poorer by 2050 if the world doesn’t work harder to fight climate change. If temperatures rise by about 2.6 degrees Celsius the global economy […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202192 Views

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James Bay communities will wait out spring flooding on the land – TimminsToday.com

Nearly 2,000 people form Kashechewan, Fort Albany expected to spend a month in traditional hunting camps, rather than evacuate to Northern Ontario cities KASHECHEWAN FIRST NATION – Residents in two James Bay area First Nations will spend about a month at traditional hunting camps again this year to escape spring flooding risk, rather than face […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202126 Views

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Government of Canada supports Kashechewan and Fort Albany First Nations’ plans to protect members from possible flooding

From: Indigenous Services Canada April 23, 2021 — Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ontario Indigenous Services Canada Some remote First Nations in Northern Ontario experience an increased risk of flooding each year during the spring. The Government of Canada is working in close partnership with the Mushkegowuk Council Emergency Services Manager to support the First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202114 Views

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The NWMO launches expanded water well sampling in South Bruce reflective of community input

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has begun our water well sampling program in South Bruce, Ont., a first step in implementing our environmental baseline monitoring program, which was co-designed with the municipality. This program will provide residents with assurance that their water will be carefully safeguarded, and help landowners and the NWMO better understand […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 202129 Views

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