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Parks Canada seeks input on draft Prince Albert National Park Management Plan

From Parks Canada Opportunity for Canadians to have their voice heard on park management decisions August 8, 2017 Waskesiu Lake, SK Parks Canada Agency A draft management plan for Prince Albert National Park is currently available for public consultation. Canada’s national parks are gateways to nature, adventure, and discovery. Reviewed every 10 years, management plans […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201715 Views

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Fire Ban Now in Place for Crown Land, Provincial Parks in Southwest Saskatchewan

August 01, 2017 Due to extreme wildfire hazards, the Ministry of Environment, in consultation with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, has issued a ban on all open fires for provincial Crown land and for provincial parks and recreation sites in southwest Saskatchewan. Effective immediately, all open fires are prohibited in the following area: […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201729 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201741 Views

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BR AFN Meeting Water – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 26, 2017  REGINA – Plans are underway to get a Saskatchewan First Nation clean water after more than five years under a drinking water advisory. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has announced 9.2-million dollars to replace the water treatment system on the White Bear First Nation. More than 800 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201719 Views

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Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say – CBC

‘Urgent action’ needed to keep land and water from development and support species at risk Jul 24, 2017 Canada lags behind most of the world in setting aside protected spaces, parks advocates say. According to a report to be released today from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Canada stands last among G7 countries […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201729 Views

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First Nations lawsuit blames government inaction for Husky oil spill – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2017  A First Nation’s lawsuit says government inaction is at least partly behind a Husky Energy oil spill that fouled water supplies for tens of thousands of people along the North Saskatchewan River last summer. The James Smith band in Melfort, Sask., says the province ignored recommendations from its own auditor […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201720 Views

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I think a lot of people started believing in what we were saying’: Major players mark one-year anniversary of Husky Energy pipeline spill – StarPhoenix

July 20, 2017 Sometime before midnight on July 20, 2016, a Husky Energy Inc. pipeline crossing the North Saskatchewan River failed, dumping thousands of litres of crude near and into the vital waterway. The response was unprecedented. Downstream cities scrambled to protect their water sources and more than $100 million was dedicated to cleanup efforts […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201715 Views

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Environment groups wait for charges in year old Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ A year after a major oil spill along the North Saskatchewan River fouled the water source for three Saskatchewan cities, an environmentalist says the company involved should get more than just “a slap on the wrist.” Peter Prebble with the Saskatchewan Environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201724 Views

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A look at some oil spills and leaks on the Prairies over the last decade – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017  REGINA _ It’s been a year since a Husky Energy pipeline leaked 225,000 litres of heavy oil and diluent near Maidstone, Sask. About 40 per cent of the spill reached the North Saskatchewan River. Here’s a list of some spills of oil and other materials on the Prairies in recent […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201729 Views

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Prime Minister announces action on British Columbia wildfires

Providence, Rhode Island July 14, 2017 The Government of Canada will do its utmost to help the people of British Columbia facing the immediate and long-term impacts of destructive wildfires. That is why the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the creation of a new ad hoc Cabinet committee to coordinate federal efforts to help […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 201725 Views

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