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BR Premiers Governors – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 29, 2016 BOSTON – Energy, the environment, and climate change are expected to be among the big topics when the New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers gather today in Boston. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan are co-chairing the conference. MacLauchlan says he […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2016336 Views

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Editorial: Ahousaht power project shows promise – Times Colonist

August 18, 2016 The Ahousaht Nation has an ambitious plan to turn the water of a local creek into electricity and jobs. Diversifying the nation’s economy and building wealth, the $60-million project promises long-term benefits, if it can be built with minimal environmental side-effects. Negotiating with Elemental Energy of Vancouver, the First Nation hopes to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2016415 Views

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Ahousaht run-of-river project could power Tofino, Ucluelet – Times Colonist

August 11, 2016 The Ahousaht Nation is hoping to diversify its economy with a hydroelectric project that could produce enough energy to power Tofino and Ucluelet. The First Nation, based near Tofino, is negotiating a deal with Vancouver-based Elemental Energy to construct and operate a run-of-the-river project on Bulson Creek. “This project will employ about […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2016515 Views

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TransCanada stresses pipeline safety as Energy East hearings start – CBC

National Energy Board starts regulatory hearings into proposed pipeline in Saint John on Monday Aug 08, 2016 Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. will stress its commitment to safety and concerns for the environment as the National Energy Board begins its public hearings into the proposed Energy East pipeline project. The hearings before a three-member panel begin in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2016341 Views

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Elemental Energy Reaches Commercial Operation for 16 MW Hydro Project in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, July 12, 2016 – Elemental Energy Inc. (“Elemental”) is pleased to announce the achievement of commercial operation on its 16 megawatt run-of-river Box Canyon Hydro Project located in Howe Sound, British Columbia. The commissioning was celebrated at a Blessing Ceremony led by the Squamish First Nation, a valued partner on the project. As part […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2016402 Views

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Geoscience BC Releases Comprehensive Guide for BC Communities on Development of Direct-Use Geothermal

Vancouver, BC — June 27, 2016 — Geoscience BC today released its Direct-Use Geothermal Roadmap, a comprehensive guide for communities and businesses to help them evaluate and develop local geothermal energy projects to stimulate economic development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Direct-use geothermal energy resources are significantly underutilized in BC,” said Carlos Salas, Vice President, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2016345 Views

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Culliton Creek Hydro Facility generating power for B.C.

May 26, 2016 Government representatives were joined by staff and executive from BluEarth Renewables Inc., local officials and members of the Squamish Nation for a Traditional Potlach Ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of the Culliton Creek Hydro Facility yesterday. The Culliton Creek Hydro Facility is a 15-megawatt, run-of-river hydroelectric project located 20 kilometres north of Squamish. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2016480 Views

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Government of Canada Announces New West Coast Energy Fund for First Nations in British Columbia

April 27, 2016 – Vancouver, BC – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, today announced the launch of a $5 million West Coast Energy Fund. In addition to existing loan arrangements available through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, British Columbia’s Indigenous entrepreneurs and community-owned businesses can now access loans through […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2016358 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Navdeep Bains to announce support for First Nations communities in the clean energy sector

Vancouver, British Columbia – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will announce funding that increases economic growth acceleration opportunities for Indigenous peoples. Date: Monday, February 29, 2016 Time: 11:15 a.m. PST Location: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art 639 Hornby St. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 26, 2016421 Views

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BC First Nations Clean Energy Toolkit

Resource Description: This toolkit is designed to assist First Nations in understanding the kinds of clean/renewable energy there are, how to begin looking into doing a clean energy project, pre-feasibility, feasibility, developing, financing, relationship building, opportunities, and where to find resources. NT5

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2016451 Views

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