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World-leading science increases awareness of effects of marine shipping on at-risk whales

Port authority-led ECHO Program celebrates five years of advancing collaborative research Vancouver, B.C.: The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program reached a milestone last month, marking five years of collaboration and research to better understand the effects of marine shipping on at-risk whales. In 2014, recognizing that commercial marine activity […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20194 Views

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B.C. First Nation concerned Ottawa not doing enough to protect salmon stocks after Big Bar landslide – The Globe and Mail

High on the Chilcotin plateau in British Columbia’s Interior, the chief of a local First Nation says the traditional diet of its members is threatened by a landslide more than 150 kilometre away. Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse, who also represents five other local nations as tribal chairman of the Tsilhqot’in National Government, says Fraser River […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20199 Views

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FNLC Calls for Immediate State of Emergency on Fraser River Salmon Fisheries

(Xwmәθkwәy̓ әm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and sәl̓ ilwәtaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) calls upon the federal and provincial governments to immediately declare a state of emergency and urgently prioritize resources for the removal of the physical obstruction at the Big Bar landslide on the Fraser River within the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201912 Views

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Indigenous groups at COP push for ’emergency’ protections – National Observer

December 9th 2019 Indigenous groups are working to ensure references to human and Indigenous rights are included in Article 6 at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 25 in Madrid this week. Article 6 is the last article left to be negotiated from the Paris Accord, and it’s complex and contentious. It defines how countries […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 20199 Views

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Gitga’at First Nation One Step Closer to New Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay

Dec 5, 2019 The Gitga’at First Nation and LNG Canada announced today that Gitga’at First Nation will construct and operate a new Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay, having finalized the terms of a financial agreement with LNG Canada. The Response and Research Facility will support marine safety, research and monitoring in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201913 Views

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Cedar LNG Project – Participant Funding Available

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada December 4, 2019 – Ottawa – Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the federal impact assessment for the proposed Cedar LNG Project, a floating […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201911 Views

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Ottawa cites salmon species extinction risk in call for input on slide response – CanadianManufacturing.com

A massive landslide on the Fraser River sparked a co-ordinated emergency response this year Ottawa is seeking help to avoid what it says could be the extinction of some British Columbian salmon species because of a massive landslide on the Fraser River that sparked a co-ordinated emergency response this year. Public Services and Procurement Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201927 Views

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CER approves Westcoast line to return to full operating pressure in its entirety

November 28, 2019 We expect our regulated companies to have zero spills or incidents. If an incident does occur, our staff is ready to respond immediately to ensure people are safe. On October 9, 2018, a rupture and resulting fire, occurred on Westcoast’s NPS 36 (36 inch) natural gas pipeline approximately 13 km east of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201914 Views

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How a resurgence in Indigenous governance is leading to better conservation – The Narwhal

Far from the old mentality of ‘fortress conservation’ that deemed only empty landscapes as adequately protected, a new era of Indigenous-led conservation is not only better at protecting wild places but embraces the communities and cultures that have stewarded these lands since time immemorial Even when governments have good intentions — like promoting conservation — […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201911 Views

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Meet Kelly Boutsalis, The Narwhal’s first Indigenous Journalism Fellow – The Narwhal

She’s written about nostalgic fashion and named her child after a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, so get ready Here at The Narwhal, we’re beside-ourselves-excited to introduce Kelly Boutsalis as the recipient of our inaugural Indigenous Journalism Fellowship. Originally from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in southwestern Ontario, Boutsalis now lives in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201915 Views

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