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Province Protects Islands on Lake Winnipegosis, Designates Two New Provincial Park Reserves

June 15, 2017 The Manitoba government is designating two park reserves, Goose Islands and Grand Island, as Manitoba’s 91st and 92nd provincial parks, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our government recognizes the importance of protecting areas with significant natural and cultural value, particularly the habitat of the province’s variety in nature,” said Cox.  […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201729 Views

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Government of Canada takes steps to speed up ocean protection

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada is committed to protecting its marine and coastal areas that are ecologically diverse and economically significant to Canadians. It is Canada’s responsibility to steward its resources with care, protecting the lifecycle of marine life and the Canadian middle class that depend on their own hard work and on the health of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201725 Views

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As interim protections expire groups are hopeful that islands will become provincial parks

June 14, 2017 Two First Nations and two conservation groups are waiting to hear the fate of eight islands on Lake Winnipegosis. The islands that make up the Grand Island and Goose Islands complexes were nominated in 2001 by local First Nations to become protected areas for cultural and wildlife values. In response, the provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201728 Views

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Expanding Protection of Traditional Lands and Waters in the Fisher Bay Region

Jun 13, 2017 In 2011, the Fisher Bay provincial park was established to protect nature, culture, and sustainable economic opportunities in the region. It all began in 1999 when Fisher River Cree Nation (FRCN) nominated areas set aside from industrial developments. In 2006, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), a non-profit wilderness conservation group, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201720 Views

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Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation – Public Comments Invited

June 13, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Project 6 – All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God’s Lake First Nation, located in Manitoba. To help inform this decision, the Agency […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201738 Views

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Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change – UM Today

June 12, 2017 — The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. This regrettably postpones the much-anticipated Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) involving 40 scientists from five […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201732 Views

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Canada’s ocean protection ripple could become a wave – Healthy Oceans

June 8, 2017 Twenty-five years after Canada proposed the idea of World Oceans Day to the United Nations, people around the world are still celebrating on June 8. It’s also a time to reflect. This week, a Canadian delegation is joining world leaders  in New York to support the United Nations’ goal to conserve and sustainably use the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201723 Views

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Canada celebrates Clean Air Day 2017

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting our air quality and ensuring Canadians have healthy communities to live and raise their families. Cleaner air will lead to improved human health, including fewer asthma symptoms; a reduced risk of premature death; and fewer heart-related issues. The Government of Canada has announced several important initiatives that […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201731 Views

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A fleeting opportunity to conserve the greatest intact watershed in Manitoba

Jun 05, 2017 The waters that drain into these areas are sourced from roughly 1.4 million square kilometres of the North American landscape (about twice the size of Alberta), a region that includes concentrated development as well as large areas of intact Boreal forest. Conserving the habitat shared by belugas, and a long list of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 201720 Views

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Six years later: New houses headed to Manitoba First Nation forced out by flood – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 1, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The first new houses are on the way for a Manitoba First Nations community devastated by flooding six years ago. The Lake St. Martin reserve was hit hard in the spring of 2011 and almost 2,000 people had to leave their homes. Last November, Indigenous and Northern Affairs […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201749 Views

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