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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Building Allies Across B.C. and Canada To Oppose KGHM’s Ajax Mine in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA–( April 1, 2017) – Today, over 30 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of members across British Columbia and Canada announced their support to the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s (SSN) decision to withhold its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and area) […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017127 Views

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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting BC government failure to protect endangered rainforest – Sierra Club

Investigation also finds company in non-compliance with making information public March 30, 2017 VICTORIA—The BC government’s Forest Practices Board (FPB) released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd.’s logging practices in the East Creek area.  East Creek is located adjacent to the Mquqᵂin – Brooks Peninsula Provincial […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201781 Views

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Seeking input for the B.C. boreal caribou recovery plan – BC Gov’t

March 31, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is looking for public comment on an updated B.C. boreal caribou implementation plan (BCIP) that was originally completed in 2011. Until May 31, 2017, the public can visit the website to share their thoughts on the new implementation plan for the boreal caribou in British Columbia. This species […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201752 Views

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Keystone XL approval hinders the growing global renewable energy economy – David Suzuki Foundation

March 24, 2017 VANCOUVER — The U.S. government’s decision to approve the Keystone XL construction permit puts the country behind in a global economy that is rapidly shifting to renewable energy — and could slow the necessary transition from fossil fuels, according to the David Suzuki Foundation. Sign up for our newsletter “This is not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201741 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, 201754 Views

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B.C. gives over $1.8 million in grants to fight invasive plants

March 29, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government is handing out over $1.8 million in new grants to help control the spread of invasive plants in the province, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson and Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett announced today. The 31 grants are being distributed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201753 Views

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British Columbia’s Submission to the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board

EAO is committed to working with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) to minimize duplication and to harmonize efforts wherever possible. British Columbia’s Submission to the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board In October 2015, the Prime Minister mandated the Minister of Natural Resources Canada to “modernize the National Energy Board […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201745 Views

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Rain swamps south coast as evacuation order, alert, in place elsewhere in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  VANCOUVER _ Rainfall warnings have been issued for the Howe Sound, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley regions of B.C.’s south coast, with Environment Canada cautioning the deluge could cause flash floods or washouts. About 25 millimetres of rain fell near Squamish late Monday and a further 70 millimetres is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201743 Views

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Introducing the board of the new BC Parks Foundation

March 28, 2017 VICTORIA – An iconic wildlife painter, an internationally recognized leader in the renewable energy industry and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia known for her advocacy work with Aboriginal peoples are among the board members of the new BC Parks Foundation. The 10 members of the BC Parks Foundation board […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201765 Views

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25,000 Canadians Join First Nations, Local Residents in Seeking Justice for Canada’s Biggest Mining Spill

March 27, 2017 Williams Lake (B.C.). As Federal Crown Prosecutors move today in B.C. provincial court to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s private charges over the Mount Polley mine disaster, the mining watchdog is releasing the names of over 25,000 Canadians who have endorsed a petition urging the Trudeau government not to let those responsible off the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201757 Views

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