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Oceana Canada launches northern expedition with Nunatsiavut Government to explore areas critical to Inuit communities

2019-08-19 (Nain, Labrador)…On Sunday, August 18, Oceana Canada and the Nunatsiavut Government set sail on an expedition to explore culturally and ecologically significant marine habitats in Northern Labrador. The Imappivut (“Our Oceans” in Inuttitut) Expedition 2019 findings will help promote and support Inuit interests in the coastal and marine areas of Nunatsiavut. During the 10-day […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20196 Views

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NCC: Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project Wraps Up

19 August 2019 The Commission of Inquiry Respecting the Muskrat Falls Project, led by Commissioner Richard LeBlanc, concluded its hearings on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The Inquiry was first established in November 2017 and was tasked with a very specific mandate to examine four issues, including how the hydroelectric project was approved and executed and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 20199 Views

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Public Notice: BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project — Participant Funding Available

August 16, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 325 kilometres northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Funding is available for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201911 Views

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Muskrat Falls Inquiry commissioner addresses Indigenous concerns – The Telegram

LeBlanc repeats he will not deal with land claims in final report HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Commissioner Richard LeBlanc said it before and, on Wednesday, said it again: he will not make recommendations on the constitutional rights or land claims of Indigenous people in Labrador in his final report. LeBlanc repeated his position during […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 20199 Views

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Public Notice – Tilt Cove Exploration Drilling Project – Participant Funding Available

August 14, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed Tilt Cove Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 300 kilometres southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Funding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201912 Views

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Media advisory: The Government of Canada, in partnership with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island and the Government of Prince Edward Island, to make important announcements on protecting nature

From: Parks Canada August 12, 2019                  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island                  Parks Canada Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, along with Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Junior Gould of the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island, and Brad Trivers, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201916 Views

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‘I Want Them to Have Justice’: Inside the Fight to Save the Shubenacadie River – TheTyee.ca

In Nova Scotia, water protectors have fiercely opposed a gas company’s plans for a decade, helped by a celebrity supporter. It is so quiet on the banks of the Shubenacadie you can almost hear the river breathe. Standing by the Treaty Truckhouse with Rachael Greenland-Smith and Dale Poulette, the instinct is to fall silent. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201911 Views

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada enhances services in Labrador

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 12, 2019 Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador – In recognition of Labrador’s important contribution to the ocean-based economy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is enhancing its presence in Labrador to better serve its clients. By re-profiling the existing DFO office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay into an Area office and establishing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201915 Views

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Public inquiry hears from people living in fear as Muskrat Falls flooding begins – APTN News

August 10, 2019 Land protectors who blockaded and occupied a major hydroelectric project site under three years ago are now mourning the death of the Muskrat Falls. Public hearings for the Muskrat Falls provincial inquiry reached ground zero this week with a stop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador literally hours after flooding of the controversial […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201912 Views

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Nunatsiavut says wetland capping deadline was intentionally missed – The Western Star

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says if the handling of his government’s concern over methylmercury contamination at the Muskrat Falls reservoir “is what reconciliation is all about, then we want no part of it.” The Indigenous government issued a scathing statement on Thursday, criticizing the provincial government and Premier Dwight Ball for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201911 Views

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