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More days of fishing and increased retention opportunities for the 2017 recreational Striped bass fishery

Miramichi, New Brunswick – Recreational fishing is an integral part of the local economy and the Government of Canada is pleased to extend the striped bass season this year. On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi — Grand Lake, was in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201715 Views

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Indigenous leaders and allies unite to stop Alton Gas project

March 28, 2017 K’JIPUKTUK / HALIFAX — On Monday, frontline water defenders shared stories of corporate trickery, modern impacts of colonization, and struggles to protect their communities from the expansion of a toxic industry. They were talking about the Alton Gas project. “It’s no wonder that the government doesn’t want to consult with us — […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201720 Views

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Tourism versus environment: Development in Rocky Mountain national parks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 10:50 Parks Canada is proposing an $86-million bike trail in Jasper National Park that would run from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields. The agency says it’s an opportunity to expand visitor experiences and bring new people to the parks. Environmental groups call it another chip off the park’s environmental […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201717 Views

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N.S. government must clean up Harrietsfield contamination

Mar 22, 2017 HALIFAX — Residents of Harrietsfield, N.S. are asking Environment Minister Margaret Miller to enforce a clean-up order for a defunct construction and demolition recycling facility that has contaminated their drinking water for more than a decade. Ecojustice, Canada’s largest environmental law charity, has launched an e-mail campaign in support of the residents, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201719 Views

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Minister’s message for Canada Water Week

20 March 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following message was issued today by Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle: During this third week of March, Canada Water Week, which coincides with World Water Day on March 22, we must remember just how important it is to protect our water and to ensure that water […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201716 Views

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Public Advisory: Polar Bear Warning Issued for the Coast of Labrador

March 15, 2017 Residents of coastal Labrador are being cautioned about polar bears in and around several communities. Polar bears have been reported near: Black Tickle Mary’s Harbour Red Bay Conservation officers are monitoring the movement of the animals. Residents who live in coastal areas where polar bears have been known to frequent are encouraged […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201714 Views

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Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project – Federal Funding Allocated

March 14, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $29,547 in federal funds to two recipients to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Husky Energy Exploration Drilling Project, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201713 Views

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Qalipu First Nation Would Like to Announce the Availability of Two Communal Commercial Fishing Licenses

March 13, 2017 Qalipu First Nation would like to announce the availability of two Communal Commercial Fishing Licenses. Details are as follows: Area 13A – St. George’s Bay – Two Licenses Available Licence #1:  Groundfish except Lumpfish, Herring Fixed Gear, Mackerel Fixed Gear, Eel, Lobster, Snow Crab (Queen), and Bait. Licence #2:  Herring Fixed Gear, Lobster, and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201716 Views

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy

March 9, 2017, – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.13.1, Safeguards and Nuclear Material Accountancy. A request for information (RFI) document, which outlines the regulatory objectives and approach, is also included. The public is asked to provide clear […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 201725 Views

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Polar Bear Safety Courses in NunatuKavut!

It’s polar bear season in NunatuKavut. NCC’s Natural Resources staff will be holding four polar bear safety courses in conjunction with Derrick Pottle, BearSafe Planning. Derrick is from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut and has conducted this training across Canada. Topics in the full day course will include bear biology and distribution, preventing encounters, bear behaviour, detection and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201722 Views

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