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B.C. asked oil, gas industry to ‘refine’ climate plan recommendations: documents – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia’s former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to “refine” the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan, documents show. Meeting agendas and presentations obtained under freedom-of-information legislation by the left-leaning Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201725 Views

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Province to work with communities on wildfire recovery

September 15, 2017 VICTORIA – Even as firefighters continue to battle blazes throughout the province, the British Columbia government is already implementing a long-term plan to recover from this year’s unprecedented wildfire activity and support affected British Columbians. Now that the provincial state of emergency ends at midnight tonight (Pacific time), the Ministry of Forests, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201745 Views

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Chief calls to end moose hunt in B.C. following wildfires, habitat loss – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2017 By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. _ A First Nations chief is calling on the British Columbia government to halt the moose hunt this year, arguing the historic wildfire season has caused enough trauma to the species. Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse said the flames that have charred […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201724 Views

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FNFC: Open net pen fish farms are endangering wild salmon; BC First Nations call for transition to closed containment systems

September 12, 2017 The First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia (FNFC) passed a resolution at their last Executive meeting expressing that the production of Atlantic salmon in open net pens along the Pacific coast poses too great a risk to wild salmon populations. While the FNFC recognizes that a small number of First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201724 Views

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Mackenzie Valley Review Board Approves All Season Road for Prairie Creek Mine

September 12, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia, September 12, 2017 – Canadian Zinc Corporation (TSX: CZN; OTCQB: CZICF) is pleased to announce that the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has recommended approval of the proposed All Season Road for the Company’s Prairie Creek Mine, in the Northwest Territories. The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201712 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates with Huu-ay-aht First Nation as Canada Withdraws Application for Judicial Review, Promises Reform

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 7, 2017) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs congratulates the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on achieving final resolution of its logging rights specific claim. On September 5, Canada withdrew its application for judicial review of the Specific Claims Tribunal’s decision to award $13.9 million in compensation to the Huu-ay-aht First […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201720 Views

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Scientists to spend years studying human impact on Canada’s coastlines – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 11, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The federal government plans to spend more than $50 million to collect data on Canada’s coastlines to help determine how humans are impacting marine ecosystems. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says in a release that scientists will spend the next several years collecting data from six areas where there […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201752 Views

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New science program to study areas of high vessel traffic

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Vancouver, BC – Canada’s coasts are home to abundant fisheries, support the livelihoods of Indigenous and coastal communities, and attract tourism. Our coasts also enable responsible shipping of our goods to and from overseas. The Government of Canada is taking concrete action, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to assess how […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201737 Views

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Crews struggle with southeastern B.C. wildfires as conditions ease elsewhere – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 8, 2017 CRANBROOK, B.C. _ The BC Wildfire Service says the unprecedented, aggressive behaviour of three blazes in southeastern British Columbia has forced firefighting crews to withdraw from the area. Fire information officer Karlie Shaughnessy says a grouping of three smaller fires in the Flathead area east of Cranbrook is not threatening […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017102 Views

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Indigenous protesters build tiny homes in path of Trans Mountain pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 CHASE, B.C. _ First Nations protesters in British Columbia are planning to place tiny homes directly in the path of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, an idea drawn from an influential Indigenous movement in the United States. Activists say the houses are symbols of sustainability in the face of what […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 201763 Views

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