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‘A long way to go:’ Indigenous water protectors speak up at Treaty Day rally in Halifax – The Star

Oct. 1, 2019 HALIFAX—As Nova Scotians gathered to celebrate Treaty Day and mark the beginning of Halifax’s Mi’kmaq History Month on Tuesday, Indigenous water protectors spoke out to remind leaders of the ongoing legal struggles for those treaties to be upheld. “Why are we still in court?” Ginny Marshall called out to the crowds gathered […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201919 Views

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NS Government: New and Expanded Protected Areas Around Province

September 30, 2019 Protected areas protect biodiversity and habitat and offer opportunities for recreation, education, research and tourism. That’s why government is designating 17 new and expanded protected areas around the province. Environment Minister Gordon Wilson announced the new sites today, Sept. 30. “Protected areas benefit nature, build resilience to environmental changes and support a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201918 Views

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CNOOC International Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada September 25, 2019 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed CNOOC International Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 400 kilometres offshore, east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Agency […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201918 Views

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CUPE Nova Scotia supports youth-led Global Week of Climate Action

HALIFAX, Sept. 23, 2019 – CUPE Nova Scotia supports the youth-led “Global Week of Climate Action” and encourages union members, families and friends to participate in actions that will be taking place in communities across the country, in collaboration with youth, environmental and other groups. “CUPE will be there alongside youth leaders, demanding immediate action […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 201919 Views

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Nova Scotia had secret pact with Northern Pulp to share environmental assessment costs – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The province made a secret agreement with Northern Pulp to pay part of the cost of producing its environmental assessment documents. Furthermore, it contractually forbade Northern Pulp from revealing any details of the agreement to the taxpayer. “Except as required by law, regulatory or judicial authority, Northern Pulp shall keep private and confidential and not […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201922 Views

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Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government working together to protect Northern Labrador Coast

From: Parks Canada Feasibility assessment launched for establishment of Indigenous Protected Area under Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act adjacent to Torngat Mountains National Park September 6, 2019 Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador Parks Canada Agency Northern Labrador has been an area of continuous human use and settlement for nearly 10,000 years. Labrador Inuit have been […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201932 Views

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Input invited on Plastic Bag Reduction Act

Now that the Plastic Bag Reduction Act has been in place for several months, Islanders and businesses are invited to provide written comments and feedback online. The Act came into effect July 1, 2019, encouraging the switch from single-use checkout bags to reusable bags. The purpose of the Act is to reduce waste and environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201937 Views

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Canada makes investment in protecting nature across Nova Scotia

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada September 5, 2019 – Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia Canadians cherish nature and depend on it for clean air and water, vibrant communities, and solutions to climate change. Home to the longest coastline in the world; one quarter of the earth’s wetlands and boreal forests; 20 percent of its fresh […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201938 Views

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Federal environment minister calls for new Northern Pulp review – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked for a new recommendation on whether Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant should be forced to undergo a federal environmental assessment. The new recommendation will be made based upon the revised federal Impact Assessment Act that came into effect last week and, amongst other things, places more weight […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201935 Views

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City (Fredericton) Receives All Required Permits for Next Phase of Officers’ Square Revitalization

August 23, 2019 The Officers’ Square revitalization project will move forward later this fall, now that the City of Fredericton has received all required final heritage and archeological approvals and permits from the Province of New Brunswick for the next phase on the project. “It’s great news,” said Ken Forrest, the City’s Director of Planning […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201949 Views

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