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B.C. communities benefit from flood mitigation investments

Feb. 24, 2020 VICTORIA – Local and regional governments in 18 communities have been approved to receive their share of more than $12 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support structural flood mitigation projects. The intent is to support eligible applicants to prevent, eliminate or reduce hazards through structural flood mitigation projects. Since the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20203 Views

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UBCIC: Teck Withdraws Frontier Mine Proposal Amidst a Volatile Oil Market Forced to Respond to the Climate Emergency

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – February 23, 2020) Tonight, Teck Resources Ltd. made the stunning announcement that it has withdrawn its proposal for the Frontier Oilsands Mine, which would have been the largest open pit oilsands mine in Canada. The announcement came days before Canada was set to make a decision […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20205 Views

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BC and Canada Partner with First Nations to Protect Endangered Caribou and Indigenous Sacred Lands

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2020 – There is a special place in the Peace River Region of Northeast BC where two ancient mountains rise up and stand together on the horizon.  Known locally as the Twin Sisters, these mountains have always been a sacred place for indigenous peoples in the region and across North America. Up […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202017 Views

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BC Government: Governments, First Nations enhance caribou protection

Feb. 21, 2020 VANCOUVER – After years of respectful dialogue, the B.C government has partnered with the Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations and the federal government to achieve a historic agreement that strives to protect southern mountain caribou in northeastern B.C., while considering the social and economic well-being of communities and stakeholders in the region. […]

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How the Wet’suwet’en crisis could have played out differently – The Narwhal

Amid escalating tensions and armed RCMP responses, leaders say Canada must abide by the ‘rule of law.’ But what about Indigenous law? Feb 20, 2020 Dozens of arrests. A week-long raid on Wet’suwet’en camps. Grainy videos of armed officers. Doors blocked at the B.C. legislature. Railways stalled across the country. For a conflict that began […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202015 Views

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Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to announce action for Southern Mountain Caribou with the Government of British Columbia, the West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Vancouver, British Columbia – February 20, 2020 – Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will make an announcement with three B.C. cabinet ministers: Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson, Minister of Environment and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202014 Views

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U of Victoria: ‘Solid Carbon’ among Top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100M grant

February 19, 2020 An international research project led by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), a University of Victoria initiative, was announced today as one of the highest-scoring proposals in the prestigious 100&Change competition by the MacArthur Foundation to help solve one of the world’s most critical problems—climate change. “Solid Carbon: A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable […]

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Help slow in coming for Cowichan Valley family after devastating flood – Times Colonist

February 18, 2020 It’s been more than two weeks since water seeped through the baseboards and poured through the front door of Garry Norris’s house during heavy rains — filling his home with a foot and a half of water — and he still has no idea when his family can move back home. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202022 Views

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U of Victoria: Canada needs Indigenous-led environmental assessments

February 13, 2020 The federal government is failing to meaningfully engage with Indigenous knowledge in environmental decision-making, setting the stage for more conflict over issues such as the Coastal GasLink and Trans Mountain pipelines, two University of Victoria researchers say. In a paper published today in the journal FACETS, Lauren Eckert and Nick XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202031 Views

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Renewed team will help B.C. build on first year of climate action

Feb. 10, 2020 VANCOUVER – A renewed provincial council will advise government and track progress on CleanBC initiatives to reduce pollution and create new opportunities for people around the province. Members of the Climate Solutions Council were announced by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, at GLOBE 2020 – a sustainable business […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202019 Views

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