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GeneralAudio Pow Wow in the Club -  A New Spin on First Nations Music

Pow Wow in the Club: A New Spin on First Nations Music

Credits: Great Big Story Published on Feb 27, 2017 What do you get when you combine club music with the traditional sounds, rhythm and soul of an indigenous pow wow? Enter: A Tribe Called Red. This First Nations band is an Ottawa-based trio that is bringing music that originated on the North American plains to […]

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APTN brings important Indigenous conversations to #CAJ17

APTN brings important Indigenous conversations to #CAJ17 OTTAWA, March 31, 2017  – The Canadian Association of Journalists is proud to amplify the voices of Indigenous journalists and stories, in partnership with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, during its annual national conference in Ottawa on April 28-29. APTN journalists will take part in a host of […]

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Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship Application Period Opens

April 03, 2017 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk announced today that the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship 2017 application period is now open. NTI will award two Inuit students each with a $5,000 scholarship to pursue studies at accredited post-secondary institutions in the areas of Inuit language and education. Students studying in other areas […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017189 Views

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Team BC Seeks Female Golf Athletes for 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

17U and 19U female golf athletes invited to attend Team BC’s tryout for the 2017 NAIG The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) oversees the Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games. I·SPARC and our Team BC coaches are seeking female (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) golf athletes born 1998 through 2005 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017198 Views

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Flood Bulletin #6

April 03, 2017 Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across much of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network. Ice Jams and Overland Flooding Ice jam-related flooding continues on some major rivers and smaller tributaries.  It can occur when the run-off begins before the river ice melts and is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017196 Views

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70th CMA National Conference – Game Changer

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 3, 2017 – The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is excited to welcome close to 600 museum and cultural professionals to Ottawa, Ont., for its 70th National Conference, April 4th to 7th. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage will speak during the opening ceremony on Thursday, April 6th. A live stream […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017114 Views

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Ontario Seeking Applicants for New Fund to Help Survivors of Human Trafficking

April 3, 2017 Ontario is launching a call for applications for the new Anti-Human Trafficking Community Supports Fund, which will support community-based solutions for helping human trafficking survivors and increasing protection for people at risk of being trafficked. The three-year fund will enhance services across Ontario, including: Meeting the complex needs of survivors with easy […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017102 Views

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William Prince Wins JUNO Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

April 01, 2017 The envelopes were opened, the names were read, and artists from Manitoba are heading home with JUNOS. The hardware was handed out at the glittery 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards, which took place at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre on April 1. Singer/songwriter William Prince, who was a double nominee this year, won […]

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IFOA Weekly presents Danila Botha, Karen Connelly, Ivan Coyote and Sarah De Leeuw

TORONTO, April 3, 2017 —- In April, IFOA Weekly hosts three exciting events: In Conversation with Ivan Coyote (April 5), In Conversation with Sarah de Leeuw (April 12) and a reading and book presentation with Danila Botha and Karen Connelly (April 20). April 5: IFOA Weekly is thrilled to present Ivan Coyote and their newest […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017114 Views

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Airport approach lighting consultation – Iqaluit

03 April 2017 Public Service Announcement Airport approach lighting consultation – Iqaluit The Department of Economic Development and Transportation is holding a public consultation to discuss replacing the lighting system on the end of the runway at the Iqaluit International Airport. The current system has reached the end of its lifespan, is difficult to maintain […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017115 Views

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Province Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Manitoba

April 3, 2017 Educating Manitobans is Key: Squires The Manitoba government will recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month by raising awareness, sharing information about available resources and fostering a greater understanding of consent, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, announced today. “Manitoba has a high rate of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017114 Views

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NWT Fur Surges at Season’s Largest Auction

YELLOWKNIFE (April 3, 2017) — This year’s biggest fur auction yielded strong results for Northwest Territories trappers as they will receive their largest payout in two years. The annual Saga, American Legend and Fur Harvesters fur auction in Helsinki, Finland drew nearly half-a-million in sales for NWT wild furs sold under the Government of the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017123 Views

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Ellen White Invested into the Order of Canada

March 31, 2017 OTTAWA—Today, on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Ellen White. The ceremony took place at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Ms. White […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017117 Views

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Encanto Potash congratulates Muskowekwan Chief and Councillors on successful 2017 election results

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2017 /- Encanto Potash Corp. (“Encanto” or the “Company”) (TSXV: EPO) is pleased to offer its congratulations to Chief Reginald Bellerose and all returning and new Council members on their election as Chief and Council of the Muskowekwan First Nation. This is the seventh consecutive term for Chief Bellerose and he received overwhelming […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017125 Views

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Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security Renewed

From Public Safety Canada Members of diverse Canadian communities gathered in Ottawa on March 25 and 26, as the Government of Canada renewed its Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security (CCRS). The CCRS brings together cultural leaders who have extensive experience in social and cultural matters, to engage in long-term dialogue on national security-related topics. The CCRS […]

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New Health Technologies Coming to Ontario

Province Supporting 15 Innovative Projects to Improve Patient Care at Home and in the Community April 3, 2017 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is improving patient care through cutting-edge health technology by committing to provide grants for 15 new projects that will improve people’s care at home and in their communities. […]

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MMIWG: Date to Apply for Standing Extended to April 18

Deadline for Standing Extended to April 18 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has extended the deadline to April 18 from April 10 for interested parties to apply for standing. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017135 Views

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Province Launches Northern Economic Summits, Engages Northern Communities in Shared Pursuit of Economic Growth

April 3, 2017 Partnerships Key to Long-term Success in Manitoba’s North: Cullen OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION—Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen was here today to launch a series of Northern Economic Summits, the next step in the Manitoba government’s Look North Strategy for long-term and sustainable economic development in the province’s north. “These summits are […]

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2017 BC Community Achievers Announced

March 31, 2017 VANCOUVER – Premier Christy Clark and Scott McIntyre, CM, Chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, today named this year’s recipients of the BC Community Achievement Awards. “What makes British Columbia a great place to call home is the generosity, dedication and commitment of British Columbians,” said Premier Clark. “Thank you to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017121 Views

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Ontario Announces Results of First Cap and Trade Program Auction

Proceeds Will Be Invested to Help Households and Businesses Fight Climate Change April 3, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Today, Ontario announced the results of the province’s auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances, held March 22, 2017. A total of 25,296,367 current (2017) allowances were sold at a settlement price […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017108 Views

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Agreement solidifies relationship with McLeod Lake

April 3, 2017 MCLEOD LAKE – British Columbia and the McLeod Lake Indian Band today celebrated an agreement to strengthen their government-to-government relationship while supporting economic development opportunities. The government-to-government agreement creates a consultation process between the band and the Province for natural-resource development and wildlife management, and supports the social and economic well-being of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201781 Views

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Speech – World Economic Forum and Canadian Association of New York (CANY)

Speech by the Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P. Check against delivery Hello and thank you for joining me here today. I’d first like to thank Jean-Pierre Rosso, Jonathon Cini and the World Economic Forum team who helped organize this luncheon. I want to thank Consul General Phyllis Yaffe, as well as Ken Ottenbreit from CANY […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201777 Views

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Local hockey player to participate in Canadian Aboriginal championships on Vancouver Island in May – Belleville Intelligencer

April 03, 2017 Belleville’s Braedyn Irwin has played in a world championship in her own backyard. Now, she’ll play in a Canadian championship on the West Coast. Irwin, a 17-year-old Grade 12 student at Moira Secondary School, has been selected to play for the Team Ontario women’s hockey team at the 2017 Canadian Aboriginal championships, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201772 Views

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NTI Board of Directors Rejects Bill

The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to call on the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut to reject Bill 37, the proposed legislation that contains amendments to the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act. The NTI Board of Directors passed the resolution during their meeting in Arviat […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201786 Views

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1st Annual FHQTC Sports, Culture and Recreation Symposium

Apr 06, 2017 @ 8:00 am – Apr 07, 2017 @ 5:00 pm Event Navigation 1st Annual FHQTC Sports, Culture and Recreation Symposium “Sharing Knowledge to Enrich Lives” Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 Treaty Four Governance Centre KEYNOTE: 1. PROGRAM PLANNING 2. CULTURAL/ART PROGRAMMING 3. COACHING ASSOCIATION of SASKATCHEWAN “Creating Healthy Communities Through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201774 Views

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How Jay Odjick illustrated Robert Munsch’s newest book – CBC

April 03, 2017 Helen lives with her family on a reserve in northern Alberta. One morning, she wakes up and peers outside her window to see that the snow has disappeared from the ground and the sun is streaming through the trees. Excited by the arrival of spring, she swings open the front door — […]

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Webcast on Changes to the 2017-2018 CMF Programs

Toronto, April 3, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will hold a webcast to provide an overview of changes to the 2017-2018 programs as announced on March 31. The webcast, hosted by Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management at the CMF, can be viewed on April 11 by clicking here or through Facebook Live. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201776 Views

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LABRC: Katzie First Nation Votes YES to their Community Land Code

Congratulations to Katzie First Nation!  On March 29, 2017, Katzie First Nation eligible voters ratified their community land code, and in doing so, opted out of 34 limiting, land-related sections of the Indian Act.  Their land code is a vital step towards cultural and economic self-sufficiency for the community, and the environmental protection and proper […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201769 Views

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MNO Windsor-Essex Métis Council and local museum educate public about Métis

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Windsor-Essex Métis Council (WEMC) worked with the Chumzuk Museum in Windsor to develop a small Métis display as part of two displays being exhibited at the Museum. The display is called There’s Indian in the Family and Métis/Half Breed People, and the text and maps used were taken from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201771 Views

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Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation (SSN) Building Allies Across B.C. and Canada To Oppose KGHM’s Ajax Mine in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA–( April 1, 2017) – Today, over 30 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of members across British Columbia and Canada announced their support to the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation’s (SSN) decision to withhold its free, prior and informed consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and area) […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201763 Views

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NunatuKavut: Temporary closure of Aboriginal Service Centre – Labrador West

Please note that the Aboriginal Service Centre in Labrador West will be closed temporarily while we wait on approval of new fiscal funding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have a NunatuKavut-related question or concern, please call our head office toll-free at 1-877-896-0592 or email admin@nunatukavut.ca NT5

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Caribou cams show calf birth, herd behaviour in Nunavik – NunatsiaqOnline

April 03, 2017 Caribou Ungava project uses camera collars to track Leaf River herd There is a lot of close-up tundra munching, baby grooming, forward movement and panning left and right across the landscape. There’s even underwater footage of skinny legs paddling through blue-green water. It’s what you might expect from a caribou cam. Wildlife […]

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Announcement from Nechi

Recently, Nechi Board of Governors hired a NEW Chief Executive Officer to take the helm and continue to move the organization forward. Nechi welcomes Colleen Courtoreille, MSW, RSW to the position of Chief Executive Officer.  Colleen will be officially starting on April 18, 2017, at which time welcomes your emails, questions, and congratulatory comments. Colleen’s […]

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FSIN: Oliver Cameron Devoted his Life to Betterment of First Nations People

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation’s Executive, Elders, Veterans, Staff and Senate extend their condolences to the family of Oliver Cameron, who passed away suddenly on March 29. Cameron, best known as OC throughout the territories, was born on November 17, 1944 on the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. He grew up on Beardy’s and […]

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Northern economic summits being held this week – Thompson Citizen

April 3, 2017 The Look North task force launched its first of three economic summits in Northern Manitoba April 3 in The Pas, with the second one in Thompson running April 4-5 and the final one in Churchill April 5-6. “These summits are a unique opportunity to build meaningful partnerships that are necessary to capture […]

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LABRC: Lake Cowichan First Nation now the 72nd Operational Signatory Nation!

On March 31st, 2017, Lake Cowichan First Nation voters fully embraced their community land code by voting 100% in support of its ratification. The 72nd signatory nation to ratify a land code under the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, Lake Cowichan First Nation now has the jurisdiction to protect and govern their reserve […]

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THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS Honours Canadian Music History, Heritage, and its Future Stars with Powerful Live Broadcast

Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip receive more Academy nods, doubling their wins for the weekend Co-hosts Bryan Adams and Russell Peters delight fans during supersized broadcast Sarah McLachlan inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ottawa, ON – THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS pulled out all the stops at the sold-out live broadcast celebrating Canada’s diverse musical talent. Live from the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201758 Views

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NCAIED: SkillSmart Announces Partnership with The Pierite Group; New, Unique Workforce Solutions Coming to Indian Country

April 03, 2017 SkillSmart, a for-purpose technology company with a skills-matching platform, announced a partnership at the National Reservation Economic Summit with The Pierite Group, a strategic economic development tribal advisor, to deliver workforce solutions to Indian Country with the overall goal of overcoming significant barriers to meaningful employment. The native employment rate is nearly 14% […]

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Garden River FN: Career Fair

Career Fair March 28, 2017 NT5

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TRU: Indigenous scholars gathering for the future

March 31, 2017 It was a meeting of the minds and hearts this past weekend as TRU hosted 20 Ch’nook Scholars for a weekend of speakers and networking—an assembly of spirited individuals, passionate about the future. Ch’nook program director Miranda Huron welcomed the visitors to TRU on Friday, remarking that the second gathering is where […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201762 Views

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Missing and murdered women’s inquiry not reaching out to families: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A coalition of aboriginal women’s advocacy groups is expressing grave concerns about the national missing and murdered women’s inquiry, saying the commission has failed to adequately reach out to families. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in British Columbia says it’s concerned about media […]

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U of S School of Environment and Sustainability launches new research initiatives

SASKATOON –In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan is expanding in two areas – aquatic toxicology and renewable energy for remote and Indigenous communities. Mar 31, 2017 “SENS began in 2007 as a small interdisciplinary graduate school dedicated to solving the complex environmental challenges […]

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Border tax might damage American economy more than Canada’s: Morneau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 OTTAWA _ Canada’s finance minister is warning business leaders in New York that a proposed U.S. border tax threatens to make both countries poorer _ and might even hurt Americans more. In an appearance Monday at a World Economic Forum event, Bill Morneau cautioned that a tariff-like tax would hurt […]

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Acadian federation wants electoral boundaries restored or will take court action – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia is warning the province’s Liberal government it will face legal action if an election is called before the electoral map is redrawn to restore three so-called protected ridings eliminated in 2012. The federation said Monday it […]

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Province Pilots TV and Film Crew Training at NIC

MARCH 30, 2017 – NIC will receive nearly $500,000 to develop TV and film crew training programs in Port Alberni and Campbell River, BC Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, Michelle Stilwell announced today. Stillwell, who is also the MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, made the announcement on behalf of Shirley Bond, BC’s Minister of Jobs, […]

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Funeral for girl killed in crash near Caledonia last week – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 3, 2017 CALEDONIA, Ont. – A funeral for one of three people killed in a crash near Caledonia, Ont., will take place today. A service to honour 12-year-old Grace King will be held this morning. The chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is requesting privacy […]

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David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé stand up for missing and murdered Indigenious women – CBC

April 03, 2017 Winnipeg artists David Alexander Robertson and IsKwé addresses a First Nations epidemic through the character of May, an Indigenous teenager who discovers the dark and tragic stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the graphic novel, Will I See?. The collaborative effort between the graphic novelist and singer-songwriter aims to galvanize […]

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OIPRD Releases Interim Report on Police Interactions with People in Crisis

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its interim systemic review report on police interactions with people in crisis and use of force. “The interim report documents the recommendations that have been made by Ontario coroner’s inquests into the deaths of people in crisis during interactions with police, and […]

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Circle tour offers Superior travel experience; splendours of Gichigami abound – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It might not have the must-do cachet of California’s Highway 101, of South Africa’s Garden Route or of the Rockies. Yet a voyage around the world’s largest freshwater lake, the big sea they once called Gichigami, reveals a sublime and in-your-face spectacular […]

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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting BC government failure to protect endangered rainforest – Sierra Club

Investigation also finds company in non-compliance with making information public March 30, 2017 VICTORIA—The BC government’s Forest Practices Board (FPB) released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd.’s logging practices in the East Creek area.  East Creek is located adjacent to the Mquqᵂin – Brooks Peninsula Provincial […]

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