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Safety measures implemented at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

June 25, 2019 PEMBERTON – In response to the growing number of visitors flocking to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, BC Parks is implementing measures to address pressing public safety concerns, recognize Indigenous values and improve the overall visitor experience. “Balancing increased visitation with our conservation mandate is a delicate matter,” said George Heyman, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 20195 Views

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CFN: Oil Tanker Moratorium Act passes

(Vancouver, BC) June 20, 2019 – The Coastal First Nations (CFN) applauds the Senate’s vote in support of Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. “This positive vote is a major win for ecosystems and communities throughout the BC coast, and one more step in the decades-long effort to keep northern BC waters safe from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20195 Views

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The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act receives Royal Assent

From: Transport Canada June 21, 2019               Ottawa Canada is fortunate to have some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, serving as a home to rich biodiversity and precious ecosystems. The Government of Canada, under the Oceans Protection Plan, is taking action to protect and preserve these marine ecosystems vulnerable to increased marine […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20199 Views

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Trans Mountain pipeline approval undermines Canada’s environmental leadership

VANCOUVER, June 18, 2019 — The day after it declared a climate emergency, the federal government’s conditional approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion challenges Canada’s ability to tackle the climate crisis. Building new fossil fuel infrastructure jeopardizes Canada’s ability to meet international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and delays the needed transition to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201912 Views

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Canadian mining company liable for pollution flowing from Kootenays to U.S. – CBC

Top U.S. court denies Teck’s appeal; miner now on the hook for legal costs, cleanup Jun 18, 2019 Vancouver-based mining giant Teck has run out of appeals after polluting the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt in Washington State for decades from its huge lead-zinc smelter in Trail, B.C. The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201912 Views

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Bramham: We the North. So, why aren’t we listening to what Inuit are saying about climate change? – The Province

Opinion: The Inuit have survived harsh conditions that defeated countless explorers and adventurers, and they have much to teach us — if only we’re willing to listen. Cod fishing derbies are a big deal in Canada’s North. In Arviat, Nunavut, it’s held annually on the Victoria Day long weekend and Ruth Kaviok was there this […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201912 Views

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B.C. woman still waiting for cleanup of pipeline oil leak on her property – CBC

‘The contaminated soil is still sitting there,’ owner says as expansion considered Jun 18, 2019 With the federal government expected to announce its decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday, Janice Antoine, a resident of the Coldwater reserve in B.C., wants to know when contamination from the pipeline discovered on her property five […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20197 Views

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B.C. water protector hopes Trudeau has change of heart when deciding on Trans Mountain pipeline today – APTN News

June 18, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce his approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project today. Forty-three Indigenous groups have signed agreements in support of the project, and some Indigenous groups from Western Canada are hoping to buy the pipeline. But Will George from Tsleil-Waututh Nation hopes the prime minster has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 20199 Views

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CFN: It’s time to pass the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

June 17, 2019 Vancouver, BC – The Coastal First Nations (CFN) supports the Trudeau government’s request that the Senate pass Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, in its amended form so that northern BC waters will be safe from oil spills. “Time is running out and we need the Liberals promise to be kept,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201918 Views

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Plan to ban single-use plastics has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories worried – CBC

Jun 17, 2019 ‘How would they get water out to us?’ asks councillor for B.C. First Nation A plan to ban single-use plastics in Canada has First Nations with long-term drinking water advisories that rely on bottled water concerned about how they will be affected. Single-use plastics, as defined by the United Nations Environment Programme, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201911 Views

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