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Projects Approved for Environment Grants – And More Are Invited to Apply

May 06, 2015 Columbia Basin Trust program helps the environment Thirty-nine projects have recently been granted a combined total of over $1.3 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants. Funds are also currently available for groups seeking grants of up to $10,000 for their environmental projects. Groups are encouraged to apply as soon as possible […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015189 Views

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Harper Government Takes Proactive Approach to Preparing Yukon and Northern B.C. First Nations to Deal with Floods and Forest Fires

Funding helps communities protect lives and property when emergencies strike May 6, 2015 Whitehorse, YK Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of theHonourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced that Canada has invested in helping Yukon and northern B.C. First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2015205 Views

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Port Metro Vancouver files Environmental Impact Statement

Apr 30, 2015 Vancouver, B.C. – Port Metro Vancouver has submitted a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The project is a proposed new container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C. on Canada’s west coast. Forecasts show demand for goods shipped in containers […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 20157169 Views

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Fighting Invasive Plants to Conserve Biological Diversity in BC’s Interior Forests

April 29, 2015 Fighting Invasive Plants to Conserve Biological Diversity in BC’s Interior Forests PENTICTON, BC — Preventing the spread of invasive plants is motivating a dedicated group of biologists, foresters, agrologists, conservationists and members of the public to head into forested lands outside of Okanagan Falls today. They are learning more about the best […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2015215 Views

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Citizen groups unconvinced by pipeline regulator’s PR push

Apr 28, 2015 VICTORIA – Citizen groups representing more than 300,000 concerned British Columbians emerged from a closed-door meeting with National Energy Board (NEB) Chair and CEO Peter Watson unconvinced that the pipeline regulator has the power to conduct fair or meaningful reviews of crude oil infrastructure in the province. Staff from Sierra Club BC, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2015242 Views

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Canadians and Americans Demand No More Mount Polleys

Apr 28.2015 Diverse group of Alaska Tribes, members of First Nations, businesses, organizations, scientists and individuals calls for end to wet mine tailings storage in B.C. Today a large and diverse group of Canadians and Americans called on the British Columbia (B.C.) government to halt the permitting of wet tailings facilities for new and proposed […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 2015215 Views

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Concerned capital region residents to “welcome” National Energy Board chair tomorrow

Apr 27, 2015 VICTORIA – Residents of the capital region with grave concerns about pipeline and tanker safety, especially in light of the recent botched spill response in English Bay, will turn out to “welcome” National Energy Board chair Peter Watson as he meets with Capital Regional District mayors tomorrow morning. The NEB review of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 2015197 Views

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New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

April 24, 2015 Interactive map allows users to explore over 14,000 jobs from renewable energy projects across B.C. VANCOUVER — The Pembina Institute’s new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province. British Columbia has one […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2015251 Views

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Opinion-Editorial: Earth Day 2015: Building on climate success

April 21, 2015 VICTORIA – Since the introduction of our Climate Action Plan in 2008, British Columbia has been recognized as a world leader in the fight against climate change. That doesn’t mean we should rest on our laurels – so we’re taking the next steps forward, building on past and present success. Last week, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2015237 Views

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UBCIC Commends Marilyn Baptiste on Winning Major Environmental Award and for Leadership in Saving Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) from Development

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – April 21, 2015)  The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is deeply honoured to congratulate Xeni Gwet’in Councillor Marilyn Baptiste, in winning the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her leadership in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia which would have destroyed Teztan Biny (Fish […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015205 Views

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