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NunatuKavut Pleased that Province Confirms Commitment to Methylmercury Mitigation

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 22, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “NCC welcomed yesterday’s statement from Premier Ball confirming that the Province will follow through on the Muskrat Falls methylmercury mitigation agreement reached during the October 26, 2016 meeting with Labrador’s three Indigenous groups. Consistent with […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20173 Views

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NB Power and wind energy supplier TransAlta agree to add capacity at Kent Hills

FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power and TransAlta, a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc., have agreed to add 17.25 MW of wind-generating capacity at its existing Kent Hills site. The existing wind farm accounts for 150 MW of capacity and consists of two separate projects. This planned project is known as Kent Hills 3. Subject to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20179 Views

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Auditor general finds climate change action items lack implementation plans and timelines

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditors general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined from their peak in 2005 and reduction […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20177 Views

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NunatuKavut Continues Fight On Methylmercury Mitigation

NUNATUKAVUT CONTINUES FIGHT ON METHYLMERCURY MITIGATION HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 19, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “Nalcor issued a public statement on June 12, stating that it would be releasing water from the Muskrat Falls reservoir in mid-July in order to install a safety boom […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 20177 Views

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Statement: NunatuKavut continues fight on methylmercury mitigation

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 19, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “Nalcor issued a public statement on June 12, stating that it would be releasing water from the Muskrat Falls reservoir in mid-July in order to install a safety boom across the Churchill River. NCC staff […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201711 Views

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President raises concerns over delays in releasing water from Muskrat Falls reservoir

June 16, 2017 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he fully expects commitments made by Premier Dwight Ball, during a marathon meeting with Labrador’s three indigenous leaders on October 26, 2016 over concerns with the downstream effects of the Muskrat Falls project, will be honored. In a letter to the President, dated May 25, Nalcor’s President […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 20176 Views

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Endangered beluga whale rescued from N.B. river, returned to St. Lawrence Estuary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  BATHURST, N.B. _ A young beluga whale that lost its way in a northern New Brunswick river has been rescued in a unique and complex operation that saw the endangered marine mammal travel by land, air and sea before being reunited with a pod in its natural habitat. “We put […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201723 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard takes action to protect marine environment in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

From Canadian Coast Guard Shelburne, NS – The Canadian Coast Guard is taking action to protect the marine environment in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The Coast Guard, under powers granted to it by the Canada Shipping Act 2001, had given the owner of the MV Farley Mowat until Monday June 12, 2017, to develop a plan […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201715 Views

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The Government of Canada announces Low Carbon Economy Fund

The Low Carbon Economy Fund will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, and generate clean growth. June 15, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Environment and Climate Change Canada Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today echoed the announcement from the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 20176 Views

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Government of Canada takes steps to speed up ocean protection

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada is committed to protecting its marine and coastal areas that are ecologically diverse and economically significant to Canadians. It is Canada’s responsibility to steward its resources with care, protecting the lifecycle of marine life and the Canadian middle class that depend on their own hard work and on the health of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201712 Views

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