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Alberta government earmarks money for protecting province’s watersheds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  EDMONTON _ The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta’s watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million. Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date devoted to tackling the world’s water crisis. The plan will see $3.2 million for each of the 11 watershed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20179 Views

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Opinion: Contaminant problems in the Athabasca River not overstated – Edmonton Journal

We disagree with the assessment of Prof. William Shotyk that “contamination problems in the oilsands region are overstated.” Like Shotyk, previous research (including Kelly et al. 2010, Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) has found that the concentrations of elements dissolved in the Athabasca River were well below Canadian Council of Ministers of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20177 Views

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Application 1882153 Notice of Application – Abandonment and Reclamation Certification of Luscar Mine

CCA Application No. 1882153 EPEA Application No. 00390669-001 Teck Coal Limited The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1882153 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 00390669-001 from Teck Coal Limited (Teck). The AER is reviewing these applications concurrently. This notice sets out the deadline for filing statements of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

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Alberta invests $12 million to protect water

The Government of Alberta is safeguarding water resources with nearly $12 million in new multi-year grants for watershed planning and advisory councils and the Alberta Water Council. Mar 22, 2017 Each year for the next three years, 11 local watershed councils will receive $3.2 million per year to assess watershed health and plan for water […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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McMurray Métis, Athabasca Tribal Council and RMWB partner to help First Nations and Métis communities in wildfire recovery

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 20, 2017)  The Recovery Task Force has partnered with the McMurray Métis and the Athabasca Tribal Council to establish two positions dedicated to helping First Nations and Métis communities in Wood Buffalo recover from the May 2016 wildfire. The McMurray Métis community was significantly affected by the wildfire. The community […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201710 Views

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Alberta chief urges Canada to take action on UN warning to protect national park – APTN

March 15, 2017 The chief of a First Nation in northern Alberta is calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action in protecting the Wood Buffalo National Park. “There has to be some sort of urgency to address this issue,” said Chief Steve Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation. Courtoreille’s comments come after […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201722 Views

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First-Ever Canadian Parks Conference – ARPA

March 14, 2017 Canada’s parks leaders convene for first-time collaborative event From March 8-11, the iconic peaks of Banff hosted Canadians passionate about parks, gathering to encourage one another in working towards unified goals for our natural spaces. The Canadian Parks Conference kicked off Wednesday evening at the Banff Centre, with a celebration of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201719 Views

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How Long Does It Take To Rebuild A Life? – Huffington Post Canada

It’s been ten months since wildfires wiped out so much for so many in Fort McMurray and the surrounding region. When I talk with people in the area, I increasingly hear hope and optimism, but I also continue to hear of ongoing struggles. Some families tell me they are still waiting restlessly, living in a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201714 Views

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Peigan Board of Education: Reconciliation Through Education – March 17, 2017

Aiskini matsiiyii Kokosinooniiksi Mahkaisookaapsaawa – We Teach Our Children To Be Good People Join us at the Piikani Multipurpose Building on March 17, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm as Peigan Board of Education hosts a Community Engagement meeting.  Featuring Guest Speaker Chief Wilton Little Child, Commissioner for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201720 Views

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AER: Planned System Outage

Planned System Outage ISB will be upgrading network systems on Saturday, March 18 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. All AER systems will be unavailable, including: the AER ordering system the base of groundwater protection query tool coal mine maps digital data submission (DDS) the electronic assignments program integrated application registry query (IAR) proceeding search […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201712 Views

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