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Decision 20180613A: Syncrude Canada Ltd.; Application for Aurora North Tailings Management Plan

Executive Summary The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approves Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s (Syncrude’s) application 1871794, subject to the approval terms and conditions in appendix 1. Background The AER regulates tailings arising from oil sands mining operations to ensure that the tailings are managed in an efficient, safe, orderly, and environmentally responsible manner. Tailings are a by-product […]

by aanationtalk on June 14, 201818 Views

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Parks Canada’s conservation and restoration projects protect nature and biodiversity

Report highlights Parks Canada’s efforts to maintain and restore ecological integrity June 8, 2018               Gatineau, Quebec           Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s Conservation and Restoration (CoRe) program plays an important role in supporting healthy ecosystems, protecting wildlife, and tackling climate change, and contributing to the recovery of species at risk. Science and Indigenous knowledge are the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 8, 201819 Views

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Four groups recognized for environmental excellence – MyMcMurray Portal

Jun 6, 2018 Syncrude Canada and Fort McKay First Nation have won an Emerald Award from the Alberta Emerald Foundation for their Beaver Creek Bison Project. The oilsands company and First Nation was recognized on Tuesday night by the Alberta Emerald Foundation for their partnership and their commitment to reintroducing wood bison into the area. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201814 Views

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Anti-pipeline activists rally at 100s of MP offices in ‘day of action’ – APTN News

June 4, 2018 Anti-pipeline activists are planning to flood the offices of 100 MPs across Canada on Monday, calling on the federal government to rescind its “outrageous plan” to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project. “We can’t let our tax dollars go to a project that violates Indigenous rights and would threaten our shared climate,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201815 Views

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Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project — Participant Funding Allocated

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency May 30, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $930,048.05 in federal funds to 17 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project, located 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. The funding […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201812 Views

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Wildfires near Stoney First Nation and Bragg Creek put residents on alert – The Crag and Canyon

It has been a busy week for firefighting crews. On May 23, a cloud of thick smoke towered over Cochrane from a wildfire just west of the townsite on Stoney First Nation land. Social media was abuzz with dramatic photos of the fire, which at first glance seemed like it might have originated from the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 201812 Views

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Northern Alberta hamlet faces possible evacuation due to wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2018  An out-of-control wildfire has sparked an evacuation alert for residents of a small northern Alberta community. The alert was issued Wednesday evening for Janvier after a blaze broke out earlier in the day about 10 kilometres south of the hamlet, which is about 110 kilometres south of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201821 Views

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AB Government: Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir update

May 18, 2018 The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1), a flood-mitigation project that, when completed, will protect Calgary from a 2013-level flood, is now under an expected one-year regulatory review. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has informed the Government of Alberta that the project conforms to the agency’s guidelines. While the province awaits final regulatory […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201814 Views

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Ottawa announces $2B fund to help communities withstand natural disasters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018 CALGARY _ The federal government has set up a $2-billion fund to help communities protect themselves from natural disasters. Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi made the announcement on the Calgary Stampede grounds, which were submerged during heavy flooding in southern Alberta five years ago. Sohi said the 10-year program will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201817 Views

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Application 1909318 Notice of Application – Cheviot Coal Mine

May 15, 2018 The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Coal Conservation Act (CCA) application 1909318, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 020-00046972 and Water Act (WA) application 011-00205213 from Cardinal River Operations Ltd. (CRO) to proceed with the MacKenzie Redcap Project, the final phase of mining at its Cheviot mine. This notice sets out under “How to File a […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201821 Views

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