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Consulting on caribou recovery in Alberta’s north

The government wants to hear from those who live, work and play in Alberta’s caribou ranges of Cold Lake and Bistcho Lake on how draft sub-regional plans support caribou herd recovery. The draft plans consider a broad range of interests and land-use activities as part of the government’s commitment to maintain a landscape that balances […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202115 Views

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Federal recognition of Alberta’s caribou recovery efforts: Minister Nixon

Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s recognition of Alberta’s progress in recovering southern mountain caribou: “I am pleased to see the federal government’s acknowledgement of Alberta’s strong caribou recovery plan and actions to date. “As part of our commitment under the Section 11 conservation agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 202122 Views

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AB Government: Taking action on consumer waste supports jobs, economy

Alberta’s government is launching formal consultations to design a made-in-Alberta solution to plastic, packaging, and hazardous household waste. Alberta’s government is seeking ways to better manage this waste through a circular economy approach –an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that will reduce volume in our landfills and diversify the economy. Under this approach, the cost […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202129 Views

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RMWB: Municipality launches river breakup campaign

Download these smartphone apps: Alertable, Alberta Emergency Alerts and Alberta Rivers (Fort McMurray, AB – March 10, 2021) – As river breakup approaches, community members are reminded to be aware, prepare and stay informed. What is river breakup? During the spring months, there is an increased risk of flooding when ice on the Athabasca, Clearwater […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202125 Views

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EMX 21 prepares Alberta for emergency hazard season

Alberta’s government is strengthening the province’s disaster response as experts gather virtually for the annual emergency management exercise. At Emergency Management Exercise 2021 – also known as EMX 21 – representatives from all levels of government, emergency management professionals, Indigenous groups, industry and non-government organizations will hone their knowledge and skills ahead of the approaching […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202131 Views

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AB Government: Funds target cleanup on Indigenous oil and gas sites

Two new rounds of the Site Rehabilitation Program will provide $400 million to create thousands of jobs for Albertans while completing significant environmental cleanup across the province – including on First Nations reserves and Metis Settlements. The governments of Alberta and Canada are advancing their commitment to ensure Indigenous businesses and communities play a meaningful […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202158 Views

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Alberta creates world’s largest contiguous protected boreal forest area

Alberta’s government is planning a massive expansion of protected forest in the the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland. The expansion will add about 143,800 hectares of land to the protected area in northeastern Alberta – almost three times the size of Waterton Lakes National Park. The expansion aligns with the Alberta Crown Land Vision, which guides our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202144 Views

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Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta reach agreement on Moose Lake access management plan – Toronto Star

After 20 years, there is finally an access management plan in place for Moose Lake, an area sacred to Fort McKay First Nation members in northern Alberta. “I must say the (Alberta) government listened and it understood Fort McKay’s desire to protect Moose Lake. With that understanding of our need, the government was able to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202147 Views

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Moose Lake Access Management Plan: Minister Nixon

Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement on the completion of the Moose Lake Access Management Plan: “I’m happy to announce the long-awaited finalization of the Moose Lake Access Management Plan, which will support key plan outcomes like the exercise of traditional land uses for local First Nations and the maintenance […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202147 Views

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Fort McKay First Nation’s Treaty rights recognized by Alberta decision to protect Moose Lake

Fort McKay First Nation is pleased to learn that the Government of Alberta has approved a Moose Lake Access Management Plan (MLAMP) as an important step towards the protection of Moose Lake and the Nation’s constitutionally recognized and affirmed s.35 Treaty rights. After nearly two decades of seeking to protect its Moose Lake reserves, Fort […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202146 Views

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