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Permafrost Thaw Slumps Release Record Amounts of Mercury

Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta...

Agreement in Principle Reached on Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area

Since early 2018, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Government of Canada have been negotiating an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) for...

Government of Yukon and Yukon Water Board Sign New Agreement

The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Water Board have signed an agreement to clarify their roles with respect to looking after the territory’s...

Bill C-88 to Retain Land and Water Board Structure in NWT

Last week, Northern Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced Bill C-88 to the House of Commons, which will retain the Northwest Territories’ four regional land...

Canada Emphasizes Indigenous Knowledge at Arctic Science Meeting

The Arctic is the fastest warming place on Earth and its water faces numerous pressures, from increased mercury transport to dissolved organic carbon and...

Yukon Public Engagement on Climate Change, Green Economy Strategy

The Government of Yukon, Yukon First Nations, transboundary Indigenous groups, and local municipalities are launching a public engagement process to seek direction on climate...

Communities in the Northwest Territories & Yukon Invest in Water Infrastructure

This week, the governments of Canada, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon have announced investments in water infrastructure for the territories. Federal, provincial, and municipal...

Selkirk First Nation and Minto Explorations Release Socio-Economic Impact Report

In early August, Selkirk First Nation, Minto Explorations Ltd., and the Government of Yukon released the Minto Mine Socio-Economic Monitoring Program’s 2015 Annual Report. According...

Diversion of Water from Apex River to Lake Geraldine Underway in Iqaluit

Iqaluit has undertaken a project to divert water from the Apex River to its water supply in Lake Geraldine. This is an emergency measure...

Peace River Watershed Mapping Identifies Conservation Needs

More than $2 million is available to watershed conservation projects in the Peace River Basin through the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) -...

Iqaluit City Council Takes Action on Water Supply Concerns

Last week, Iqaluit’s city council was updated on the city water supply and other water related issues, including the proposed amendment of bylaw 200,...

Iqaluit City Council Acts on Looming Water Supply Issues

As Water Canada reported last June, Nunavut faces a water security crisis. In his third term, Iqaluit city councillor Joanasie Akumalik has renewed city...

Water Rights Could Be a Factor in Reconciliation Talks with Nunatukavut

The Government of Canada and the NunatuKavut Community Council have entered into formal discussions to recognize the Indigenous rights and self-determination of the community. Carolyn Bennett, Minister...

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in & Yukon Gov. to Restart Dawson Land Use Planning

As part of their ongoing commitment to improving collaboration on land use planning initiatives, the Government of Yukon and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have agreed...

NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program Adds 12 Projects

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources for the Northwest Territories, Robert C. McLeod announced today that 12 new environmental monitoring and research projects are...

Watson Lake, Yukon Receives Over $2M for Lagoon Upgrades

Canada and Yukon have committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Northern Canadians have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament...

Yukon & Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Work on Zoning to Protect Wetlands

The Government of Yukon and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council will be working with local community members on developing potential zoning regulations in the Shallow Bay...

Federal Investment will Support Coastal Restoration in the Beaufort Sea

The federal government will invest in coastal restoration in the Arctic by supporting research and restoration of nearshore ecosystems in the Beaufort Sea. Michael McLeod,...

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