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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201726 Views

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Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project – Federal Funding Available

July 26, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 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 of the proposed Nexen Energy ULC Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Project, located over 400 kilometres east […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201710 Views

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Canada lags the world in land protection. New Brunswick needs to step up

Canada lags the world in land protection. New Brunswick needs to step up and commit to new protected areas by 2020 July 24, 2017 Fredericton – In its latest annual report on the state of protected areas in Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling upon New Brunswick to step up efforts […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201715 Views

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No Charges, No Fines For Mount Polley Mine Disaster as Three-Year Legal Deadline Approaches – MiningWatch

July 23, 2017 As the three-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster approaches, so too does the deadline for the province to lay any charges against mine owner Imperial Metals. Considered one of the worst environmental disasters in Canadian history, the failure of the Mount Polley tailings pond sent an estimated 25 million cubic […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201710 Views

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N.S. town to bid celebratory send off to derelict environmental ship – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  SHELBURNE, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia town was holding a celebratory send off today for its notorious guest, the MV Farley Mowat, if the weather permitted. The Town of Shelburne invited residents to come to the waterfront to bid farewell to the derelict vessel that was to be towed out […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201710 Views

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MP says not enough being done to deal with abandoned vessels on Canada’s coasts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 25, 2017 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A British Columbia MP is pressing Ottawa to do more to deal with the hundreds of abandoned vessels that blight Canada’s coasts and harbours, despite a new federal program announced last month. New Democrat Sheila Malcolmson brought her campaign to Nova Scotia […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201712 Views

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Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say – CBC

‘Urgent action’ needed to keep land and water from development and support species at risk Jul 24, 2017 Canada lags behind most of the world in setting aside protected spaces, parks advocates say. According to a report to be released today from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Canada stands last among G7 countries […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201715 Views

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NunatuKavut Member Update on Muskrat Falls and Labrador Island Transmission Link projects

21 July 2017 NCC is pleased to provide our members with an update on the Muskrat Falls and Labrador Island Transmission Link projects. This is the first in a series of updates we will be developing on topics and issues of interest to our members. To view a PDF of this update, click on the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201714 Views

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Provincial Government Announces Appointments to the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Committee

July 20, 2017 The Provincial Government today announced the appointment of 11 individuals to the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council. The appointments were made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission Act. The 11 appointments include five re-appointments and six new appointments as follows: Re-appointments: Dr. Luise Hermanutz – Portugal […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201742 Views

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I’ve laid awake’: Residents demand review as fears grow over Muskrat Falls dam – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2017  By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ A nagging dread is keeping Craig Chaulk up at night. He lives downstream from the $12.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development in Labrador. He’s among many residents concerned that a crucial part of the dam, a jut of sand and clay […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 20177 Views

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