News | November 02, 2017

Mikisew Cree First Nation: Site C Impact on Peace River Violates Treaty 8

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) inquiry into the Site C hydroelectric project heard strong objections to the project from Mikisew Cree First Nation with respect to the ecological impact of…

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News, Northern CanadaDec. 04, 2017
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Supreme Court Backs Indigenous Rights in Dispute Over Peel Watershed

Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case. The judgment released on Friday upholds a land use plan that protects the majority of the Peel…
National, NewsDec. 02, 2017
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Great Lakes Protection Initiative Receives $45M from Federal Government

The federal government has announced $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, which is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017. Minister of Environment…
News, Western CanadaDec. 01, 2017
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Report on Source Water Protection, Nutrient Management in Hullcar Valley

A team led by Oliver M. Brandes, co-director of the POLIS project on ecological governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, has presented a report to the…
National, NewsDec. 01, 2017
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Funding Announced for National Climate and Asset Management Network

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 19 communities that will participate in the next two-year cycle of the Climate and Asset Management Network…
News, Western CanadaDec. 01, 2017
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Man. Introduces Sustainable Watersheds Act

Yesterday, Manitoba announced legislation that would improve the health of lakes and waterways throughout the province by instituting a stronger watershed management regime through the new sustainable watersheds act. The…
Atlantic Canada, NewsDec. 01, 2017
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P.E.I. Legislature Debates Water Act for the First Time

After more than two years of consultation with Islanders, the new Water Act came up for debate in the Legislative Assembly on November 29th. The historic act is the first of its kind…
News, QuebecNov. 30, 2017
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Green Roof Project Highlights Municipal, Real Estate, Grassroots Cooperation

Candiac, Québec has partnered with a real estate developer and a local, urban agriculture company for the ambitious Jardins Solaire, a green roof project that aims to install vegetable gardens on…
News, Western CanadaDec. 01, 2017
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Report on Source Water Protection, Nutrient Management in Hullcar Valley

A team led by Oliver M. Brandes, co-director of the POLIS project on ecological governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, has presented a report to the…
National, NewsDec. 01, 2017
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Funding Announced for National Climate and Asset Management Network

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 19 communities that will participate in the next two-year cycle of the Climate and Asset Management Network…
News, Western CanadaDec. 01, 2017
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Man. Introduces Sustainable Watersheds Act

Yesterday, Manitoba announced legislation that would improve the health of lakes and waterways throughout the province by instituting a stronger watershed management regime through the new sustainable watersheds act. The…
Atlantic Canada, NewsDec. 01, 2017
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P.E.I. Legislature Debates Water Act for the First Time

After more than two years of consultation with Islanders, the new Water Act came up for debate in the Legislative Assembly on November 29th. The historic act is the first of its kind…
News, QuebecNov. 30, 2017
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Green Roof Project Highlights Municipal, Real Estate, Grassroots Cooperation

Candiac, Québec has partnered with a real estate developer and a local, urban agriculture company for the ambitious Jardins Solaire, a green roof project that aims to install vegetable gardens on…

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Canada-China Cleantech Mission Celebrates Water

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, released the a photo and statement today after returning from a successful engagement with the Canadian companies on the clean-technology trade mission to China. Minister McKenna said, “Canadian companies have expertise and solutions to offer. For example, hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens are served by Canadian ultraviolet water- and wastewater-treatment technology. Engaging with China on clean technology continues to be a…
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Great Lakes Protection Initiative Receives $45M from Federal Government

The federal government has announced $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, which is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, was in Toronto on Friday to make the announcement. Addressing a crowd near Harbourfront, including members of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Collaborative who met on Parliament Hill in late November to call on the…
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Smart Stormwater Pilot Launches in Collingwood

A group of local organizations have come together to develop the first ever "smart" stormwater technology pilot focused on reducing the risk of basement flooding during extreme weather events. The stormwater technology pilot is a partnership project which includes the Environment Network, Greenland Engineering Consultants, Huronia Security and Monitoring, The Town of Collingwood, RainGrid, and Safe Sump. The main motivation for this pilot study is to develop a smarter way to overcome…
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2018

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