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New community forest likely for area near Likely, Big Lake

April 01, 2017 LIKELY – Opportunities for increased local forest stewardship near Likely and Big Lake, east of Williams Lake, could become reality following an invitation from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson to the Likely-Xatśūll Community Forest and Big Lake Community Association to apply for a community forest agreement. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201780 Views

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Our Land, Our Future: National Indigenous Youth Summit on Natural Resource Development

Tuesday November 21 – Wednesday November 22 2017 • Grey Eagle Resort and Casino • Calgary, Alberta Conference Overview Relationships between industry, government and Indigenous peoples lie at the heart of Canada’s natural resource sector. Each holds a powerful position with unique rights and responsibilities. Yet, all parties rely on the others to fully achieve […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2017163 Views

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Prime Minister Trudeau highlights significant investments to protect Canada’s environment and cultural heritage

Gananoque, Ontario March 28, 2017 Canadians and their families should have every opportunity to explore Canada’s great outdoors and learn more about our country and its history. That is why the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today highlighted several proposed investments in Budget 2017 to support Parks Canada, help complete the Trans Canada Trail, and protect […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2017161 Views

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Speech by the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources: Assembly of First Nations’ National Energy Forum, Ottawa (March 23, 2017)

Thank you very much, Grand Chief [Perry Bellegarde, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations]. I’m very glad to be here to engage with you on issues that are so important to our communities and to Canada. And I want to thank the Assembly of First Nations for organizing a forum dedicated to shared prosperity in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2017107 Views

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Partnership lands invitation for community forest near Fort Nelson

March 24, 2017 FORT NELSON – Opportunities for greater input into local forest management are expanding near Fort Nelson following an invitation from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson to the Fort Nelson First Nation and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality to apply for a community forest agreement. Fort Nelson First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2017102 Views

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FPAC: Forest Sector sees some Opportunities in Federal Budget

March 22, 2017 March 22, 2017-OTTAWA: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in today’s federal budget. In the budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, he earmarked: $1.8 billion to support clean technology. It is critical that the forest products sector is central to the government’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201770 Views

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Pacheedaht First Nation, Cowichan Lake invited to apply for community forest

March 16, 2017 DUNCAN – Proponents of the Qala-yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest are being invited to apply for a unique community forest agreement, the first community forest agreement that allows for a new form of partnership with BC Timber Sales through a reduced volume condition contained in the agreement. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2017189 Views

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Minister Carr Underscores the Government of Canada’s Support for the Minerals Industry

From Natural Resources Canada March 6, 2017 Toronto Natural Resources Canada Canada is a world leader in sustainable mineral resource development. The minerals industry is a cornerstone of our economy, contributing significantly to Canada’s exports, middle-class jobs and strong communities across the country. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, outlined how the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201780 Views

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Using innovation to drive commercialization in B.C.’s forest sector

March 02, 2017 VICTORIA – The challenge is clear. While British Columbia’s forest sector has a distinct advantage in market development, there are untapped opportunities related to innovation. The Province is announcing today the launch of the Clean-Tech Innovation Strategy for the B.C. Forest Sector. The strategy, done in partnership with FPInnovations, will help maximize […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017118 Views

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Minister Carr to Deliver Opening Remarks at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange

From Natural Resources Canada TORONTO — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will deliver opening remarks at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange. Minister Carr will participate in a brief media availability following his remarks. Minister Carr will also deliver remarks highlighting the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2017191 Views

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Government Announces Parks Canada Honourary Guide for Families

February 27, 2017   Shawinigan, Quebec    Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places represent the best that Canada has to offer and they tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with François-Philippe […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017153 Views

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A New Look for B.C.’s forest industry – Forestnet

Forest management in B.C.’s Sea to Sky Corridor has taken on a new look, with majority-owned First Nations companies, such as Sqomish Forestry LP, now being large forestry players in the region. By Paul MacDonald The community of Squamish, B.C., about 45 minutes north of Vancouver, used to be known as a logging and mill […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 2017141 Views

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources – PaperWeek Canada Conference Speech

February 17, 2017 Sheraton Centre, Montreal Thank you very much. Particularly, I want to thank you for the invitation to be in Montreal, which is my second favourite city. My favourite city is Winnipeg, because I was born and raised there and live there still with my family. And for all of my life, I […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2017123 Views

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Taking a stand in forestry – Northern Ontario Business

The tenacity to stay the course and get their fair share of the economic benefits from natural resources has allowed a group of First Nations to gain ground in the Kenogami Forest. Recently, the fledgling Ginoogam Development Corporation was allocated 200,000 cubic metres of softwood lumber this year and 250,000 cubic metres next year on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201788 Views

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Does this moose stand a chance? – Toronto Star

Feb 20, 2017 Beset by ticks, threatened by a parasite and vulnerable to warming, Canada’s moose are under threat. How worried should we be? They’re not likely to join polar bears on climate change posters — just yet. But moose — equals of the beleaguered Arctic ursine as Canadian icons — are rapidly losing ground […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201780 Views

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Government Transfers Ownership of Federal Mineral Rights, $13 Million in Revenues to Manitoba

February 10, 2017 Ottawa Natural Resources Canada Ensuring our provincial and territorial partners are treated fairly is fundamental to creating jobs and economic prosperity for middle-class Canadians. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and Manitoba’s Minister of Growth Enterprise and Trade, the Honourable Cliff Cullen, today formally announced an agreement to transfer […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2017149 Views

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MNRF cancels aerial moose surveys in five Management Units in northwestern Ontario – CBC

Feb 7, 2017 Warm weather and “unfavourable conditions” in January blamed for cancellations The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has cancelled more than half the aerial moose surveys scheduled for northwestern Ontario due to what it calls “unfavourable conditions.” Jolanta Kowalski, the Senior Media Relations Officer with the MNRF, says survey conditions were good […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017144 Views

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Visit to Mexico Results in New Partnerships and Collaboration in Energy and Mining

February 2, 2017    Mexico City, Mexico   Natural Resources Canada Canada and Mexico are strong North American partners, bound in friendship by enduring economic, political, social and cultural ties. Our two countries share a vision of a future in which economic prosperity and environmental protection go hand in hand. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on February 3, 2017176 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carr to Hold a Call-Back to Discuss Mission to Mexico

February 1, 2017 MEXICO CITY – Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, will hold a call-back with Canadian media to discuss the outcomes of his mission to Mexico. Canadian Media Call-back: Date Thursday, February 2, 2017 Time 5:30 p.m. EST Phone 613-960-7526 / 877-413-4814 Passcode 5441589 Media may contact: Media Relations Natural […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2017109 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Carr to Travel to Mexico

January 30, 2017 OTTAWA – The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, is travelling to Mexico from January 31 to February 3, 2017, to reaffirm Canada and Mexico’s strong North American partnership and identify areas for further cooperation, including sustainable mineral resource development, energy security and clean energy. The Minister is accompanied by […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 2017118 Views

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Tsay Keh Dene forestry company gets good audit report

VICTORIA – An audit of non-replaceable forest licence (NRFL) A62375 in the Mackenzie Natural Resource District, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today. Planning and forestry activities on the licence were conducted by Chu Cho Industries LP, which is owned by the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation. “We are pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2017125 Views

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Ice hut operator snubs ministry warning – North Bay Nugget

Jan 11, 2017 The owner of a unlicensed ice hut business has placed his shacks on Lake Nipissing despite a warning from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Earlier this week, the ministry stated the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act requires a licence to place commercial ice fishing huts on the ice in Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2017117 Views

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Qalipu Natural Resource Division to Host Engagement Sessions, Review Proposed changes to Fisheries and Navigation Protection Acts

January 10, 2017 Later this month the Qalipu First Nation Natural Resource Division (QNR) will host engagement sessions with members to request input on the federal government review of the changes to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act.  The focus of the review is restoration of lost protections and the addition of modern […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 2017201 Views

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FSC Canada releases new tools and resources to help you through the changes in Draft 2 of the National Forest Management Standard

Monday, 19 December 2016 Consultation period: November 24, 2016 to February 17, 2017 Over the past few weeks, FSC Canada released draft 2 of the national forest management standard as well as 3 accompanying documents for public consultation: Draft 2 of the National Forest Management Standard Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Guidance Document Intact […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2016217 Views

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Province, K’ómoks and Qualicum First Nations partner with forestry agreements

Dec. 14, 2016 COURTENAY – Members of the K’ómoks and Qualicum First Nations have an enhanced voice in local forest stewardship and greater opportunity for economic development through forestry agreements signed with the Province today, moving British Columbia and the First Nations further down the path of reconciliation. Among the agreements signed, a 25-year First […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 2016209 Views

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Community forests in the Peace get good audit results

VICTORIA – Audits of the Tumbler Ridge and Little Prairie community forests, in the Peace Resource District, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to the audit reports released today. “We are pleased to see that both of these community forests carried out good forest practices and fully met the requirements of the Forest and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2016216 Views

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Natural Resources Minister Carr says pipeline workers will be kept safe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2016  EDMONTON _ Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr has assured business leaders that workers at pipeline construction sites will be kept safe in the event of protests or civil disobedience. Carr was speaking at an Alberta Enterprise Group breakfast in Edmonton on Thursday when he was asked about how the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2016178 Views

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Government of Canada announces pipeline plan that will protect the environment and grow the economy

November 29, 2016 Ottawa – Natural Resources Canada A clear message has emerged through our government’s extensive consultations with Canadians: the economy and the environment go hand in hand. That is why we are pricing carbon pollution, making the most significant investment ever to protect Canada’s oceans and coastlines, instituting world-leading safety standards for pipelines […]

by aanationtalk on November 29, 2016225 Views

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Governments of Canada and Quebec Support the Development of Cutting-Edge Wood Fibre Technology

November 29, 2016 Masson-Angers (Gatineau), Quebec Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector is an important economic driver and employer: more than 200,000 Canadians work in this sector, including 9,500 Indigenous people. Investments that support innovation will help make Canada’s forest industries greener, more competitive and able to continue to provide good jobs for Canadians in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2016195 Views

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Changes to Board Membership Announced – FPB

November 24, 2016 VICTORIA – Cabinet has made a number of appointments to the Forest Practices Board. Tim Ryan will be staying on as chair of the board for a second term. Ryan has issued the following statements upon the appointment of Ken Higginbotham to the board, and the re-appointment of current members Marlene Machmer […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016190 Views

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BC Rural Dividend gains momentum with second intake

Nov. 16, 2016 VICTORIA – In response to the second intake of the $75-million BC Rural Dividend, 289 applications were received from communities, not-for-profit associations and First Nations throughout the province. Launched Oct. 3, 2016, the second application intake closed Oct. 31. The high number of applications received reflects a 60% increase from the first […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 2016144 Views

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Canadian Museum of Nature announces winners of 2016 national Nature Inspiration Awards

Ottawa, November 9, 2016—A new slate of individuals, not-for-profit organisations and businesses are recipients of the 2016 Nature Inspiration Awards from the Canadian Museum of Nature. They include a teen environmental ambassador, a marine research network, a multimedia company that tells nature stories, a mining company that implements environmental practices, a visionary CEO of a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2016222 Views

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Ontario and Canada Open New Cycling and Walking Trail in Windsor

17-Kilometre Herb Gray Parkway Trail the First of its Kind in Ontario November 9, 2016 Ministry of Transportation Ontario and Canada are celebrating the opening of a new, 17-kilometre multi-use trail in Windsor–the first trail that has been incorporated into a major provincial highway project in Ontario. Today, Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 2016254 Views

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Public input invited on Arrowsmith Timber Supply Area

November 8, 2016 Comments are being accepted until Jan. 16, 2017, on a discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Arrowsmith Timber Supply Area. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be considered by the chief forester before setting the new allowable annual cut. The discussion paper provides […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2016207 Views

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Haudenosaunee and HCA Set Dates for 2016-2017 Harvest

November 7, 2016 ONTARIO – Deer harvesting for the 2016-2017 season will be conducted in two areas of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) designated as Schedule A and Schedule B (see below). For the months of November and December 2016, harvesting will occur within Schedule A. Harvesting for January 2017 will take place within […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2016247 Views

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Government of Canada Moves Forward With National Energy Board Modernization

November 8, 2016 Developing our resources and getting them to market in an environmentally responsible way requires regulatory processes that carry the confidence of Canadians. Middle-class Canadians have expressed concerns about the National Energy Board’s process and the impact it has on the environment and the economy. That is why, in January 2016, the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016238 Views

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Province welcomes news Woodfibre LNG moving forward

SQUAMISH – Premier Christy Clark welcomed the news that the Woodfibre LNG project has received board authorization to proceed with the $1.6-billion project that will create 650 jobs during construction and 100 operational jobs over the 25-year lifespan of the project. This project will be the cleanest LNG project in the world and one of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 2016250 Views

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Input sought on Fort St. John Timber Supply Area

November 3, 2016 Comments are being accepted until Jan. 11, 2017, on a discussion paper released today as part of a comprehensive timber supply review for the Fort St. John Timber Supply Area. Public feedback on the discussion paper will be considered by the chief forester before setting the new allowable annual cut. The discussion […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 2016253 Views

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The Government of Canada Invests in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Investing in new camping facilities to improve visitor experience November 3, 2016     Chéticamp, Nova Scotia   Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians. They represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell stories of who we are, including the history, culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples. The Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2016292 Views

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Trans Mountain Expansion Project Ministerial Panel Delivers Report

November 3, 2016 Ottawa Natural Resources Canada The Government of Canada has made it a priority to engage with Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, and hear their views on proposed major projects. This engagement is vital in order to restore the public’s trust in Government decision-making processes. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016265 Views

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FSC Canada Welcomes Haida Nation, Ontario Nature, ALPAC and Unifor to the Board of Directors

We are so pleased to welcome Haida Nation, Ontario Nature, ALPAC and Unifor to the Board. “FSC Canada’s Board of Directors are fundamental to the organization providing diverse Aboriginal, Economic, Social and Environmental interests, and bringing integrity and resilience to the FSC system. With a strong and chamber balanced Board of Directors FSC Canada will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2016248 Views

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Government of Canada Approves the 2017 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. System Expansion Project

October 31, 2016   Ottawa   Natural Resources Canada The development of our natural resources creates middle-class jobs, spurs innovation and contributes to the quality of life of Canadians. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced the Government of Canada’s decision to approve the 2017 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System Expansion […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2016261 Views

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Short Hills Provincial Park to Host First Nation Deer Harvest

Ontario Honouring Treaty Rights of Local First Nation Communities October 26, 2016 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Short Hills Provincial Park will be closed to the public November 19 and 20, November 26 and 27 and December 1 and 2, 2016 for a First Nation deer harvest. The harvest will begin one half-hour before […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 2016270 Views

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Jets and Oilers lead by example on indigenous land recognitions – Globe and Mail

Oct 24, 2016 As Winnipeg Jets fans make their way to their seats and players prepare to stand on home ice for the national anthem, an announcement fills the downtown arena. The message – believed to be a first for an NHL team – recognizes that the Jets play on Treaty 1 land which consists […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016230 Views

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Aboriginal company from B.C. honoured by forest industry

October 20, 2016 The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today presented the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award to Chilcotin Plateau Enterprise Ltd. (CPE) owned by the Toosey Indian Band. The award was presented to Chilcotin’s Forestry & Economic Development Manager, Craig Kennedy, at the 2016 Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 2016275 Views

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The First Nation Natural Resources Youth Employment Program

Credits: Carillion Canada Published on Oct 7, 2016 The First Nation Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) is a paid, live-in employment and training program delivered each summer by Outland Camps. FNNRYEP uses the natural resources management platform to teach life skills and employment skills through hands-on work experience, specific training and day-to-day bush camp […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2016739 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Yoho National Park

Funding for visitor facilities and road rehabilitation October 12, 2016                                  Field, BC                                                    Parks Canada Agency In managing national parks, Parks Canada maintains or restores ecological integrity and provides Canadians with opportunities to access, discover and enjoy them. Parks Canada protects and presents these treasures because they tell stories of who we are, including the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2016251 Views

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BC Rural Dividend funds over $8 million in projects

October 7, 2016 The B.C. government is distributing over $8.16 million in new grants to help rural communities diversify and strengthen their economies Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson and Parliamentary Secretary Donna Barnett announced today. In the first intake of the three-year $75 million BC Rural Dividend, funding is being […]

by pmnationtalk on October 7, 2016287 Views

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What does it mean to “obtain” agreement with Indigenous Communities?

October 4, 2016 FSC Canada releases an Interpretation of obtaining Agreements with Indigenous Communities in the National Boreal Standard FSC Canada has issued an interpretation of Indicator 3.1.2 in the National Boreal Standard, regarding obtaining agreement with affected Indigenous communities. The interpretation provides guidance on potential ways to verify that the applicant is reaching agreement […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 2016172 Views

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Exemplary woodlots receive minister’s awards

October 1, 2016 The Province is recognizing three woodlot operators for innovation and excellence in woodlot management. Big Bull Enterprises, owned by Brian Harding and Darcy Nygaard, the Hupačasath First Nation and Bob and Dan Davidson have each been presented with the Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the north, coast […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 2016239 Views

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