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The Real Reason Canada is in Crisis Over the Kinder Morgan Pipeline – DeSmog Canada

April 25, 2018 Amongst all the hooting and hollering over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, it’s easy to lose track of how on earth we ended up in this place of dysfunction. But Canadians didn’t become deeply divided about oil pipelines overnight. Indeed, much of the current tension can be traced back to the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20184 Views

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Statement by Ministers Garneau, Carr, McKenna and LeBlanc on the Government of Canada’s investment in marine science and safety

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Today, the Government of Canada submitted its response to the Government of British Columbia’s consultation process on oil spill response, including an updated science report on diluted bitumen, and an open letter to B.C. Minister of Environment, George Heyman. To support this submission, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Jim […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 20184 Views

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Statement: Dear Minister George Heyman

Dear Minister Heyman: I am writing to follow up on the meeting the Prime Minister held with British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Ottawa on April 15, 2018 to discuss the twinning of the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project. The Government of Canada has a strong regime in place to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 20185 Views

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Engagement in Environmental Assessment Revitalization – Province-Wide Forum hosted by BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC)

DATE29 May, 2018 – 30 May, 2018 TIME8:30AM – 4:30PM LOCATIONMusqueam Community Recreation Centre, 6777 Salish Drive Vancouver, BC V6N 4C6 Canada Recently, the Premier of British Columbia has mandated the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to: “Revitalize the Environmental Assessment process … to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 20185 Views

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2018 Spring Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada—The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Spring Reports

Ottawa, 24 April 2018—In her spring reports tabled today in Parliament, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, presents the results of three audits, along with her Commissioner’s Perspective. The audits focused on salmon farming, conserving biodiversity and Canada’s preparedness to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. The audit of salmon farming concludes that Fisheries and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 20186 Views

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BC Government: Open fire prohibition expanded to First Nations area

April 23, 2018 VICTORIA – Effective at noon on Monday, April 23, 2018, Category 3 open fires were prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre and within the Tsilhqot’in (Xeni Gwet’in) Declared Title Area. This expanded open burning prohibition, which is being implemented in co-operation with the Tsilhqot’in National Government and the community of Xeni Gwet’in, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 20187 Views

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High snowpack, warm weather fuel flooding concerns in southern B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 23, 2018  PENTICTON, B.C. _ Warming weather and large amounts of snow at higher elevations have officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior concerned about continued flooding. David Campbell with the River Forecast Centre says an already high snowpack in the south Okanagan has grown by about five to 15 per cent in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 20186 Views

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First Nations Fisheries Council of BC Congratulates Five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on Court Decision, Calls on Government to Implement Decision

The First Nations Fisheries Council of BC (FNFC) is today applauding the victory of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations in the B.C. Supreme Court decision in the Ahousaht et al v. Canada case. The decision was released at noon today. The Judge today found that the Government of Canada was not justified in infringing on the Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 20187 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Applauds BC Supreme Court Decision in Ahousaht

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 19, 2018) – Today, Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights were confirmed in the BC Supreme Court in the Ahousaht et al v. Canada.  The Court found that the Government of Canada was not justified in infringing on the Aboriginal rights of the five plaintiff First Nations.  The Judge ruled […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201816 Views

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B.C. communities await marine spill compensation years after incidents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2018  By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Despite “polluter pay” laws in Canada, local governments and agencies are still waiting to recover costs incurred during two significant fuel spills off British Columbia’s coast. The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Aquarium are collectively waiting on nearly $700,000 in losses related […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201820 Views

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