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Fire Bans in Effect for South Slave Region

Due to extremely dry forest conditions and the threat of wildfires, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has closed the 60th Parallel Territorial Park until further notice. Fire bans have also been put in place for the following parks effective immediately: Fort Smith/Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park Hay River Territorial Park Little Buffalo Falls […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201914 Views

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Cross-boundary caribou board releases educational video – Nunatsiaq News

19 June, 2019 Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board represents Cree, Dene, Inuit and Métis Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board? If so, you’ll be interested to know that the caribou board has just released an educational video aimed at explaining its work. The board, created […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201911 Views

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From breakup to ‘fake-up’: How a changing Yukon River is reshaping an age-old ice bridge – CBC Radio

‘We’re not seeing the ice develop the way it normally did,’ says transport minister Jun 18, 2019 This story is part of a CBC News series entitled In Our Backyard, which looks at the effects climate change is having in Canada, from extreme weather events to how it’s reshaping our economy. The residents of Dawson […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201913 Views

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Polar Code may be applied to smaller Arctic vessels – Nunatsiaq News

14 June, 2019 “We are well aware of the increased number of fishing vessels and pleasure yachts” At a recent Arctic Council shipping forum in London, the International Marine Organization said it’s looking at expanding the Polar Code to smaller vessels. “The entry into force of the Polar Code marked only the first phase of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201918 Views

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Call for Nominations – Joint Planning and Management Committees, Territorial Parks

12 June 2019  The Department of Environment is currently accepting nominations to Joint Planning and Management Committees (CJPMC) for the following territorial parks: CJPMC Community Kinngaaluk Territorial Park Sanikiluaq Aguttinni Territorial Park Clyde River Napartulik Territorial Park Grise Fiord Kugluk Territorial Park Kugluktuk Individuals residing in Sanikiluaq, Clyde River, Grise Fiord and Kugluktuk, who […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201918 Views

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Canada and Yukon announce climate action to help families, businesses, and industry reduce pollution

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada June 7, 2019 – Whitehorse, Yukon In April, a report from expert Canadian scientists showed that Canada was warming at twice the average global rate – and that Canada’s North is warming three times as fast as the global average. The report showed that if no action is taken, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201918 Views

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NTI: Climate Leadership by and for Nunavut Inuit

(Inuvik, NWT – June 7, 2019) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Vice-President, James Eetoolook from Taloyoak, Nunavut spoke about Inuit knowledge in climate policy and decision making at the release of the National Inuit Climate Change Strategy in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada. “In Nunavut, like our Inuit Nunangat neighbours, we feel the impact of climate change […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201918 Views

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Government of Canada supports Inuit-led climate change strategy

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada News release June 7, 2019 – Inuvik, Northwest Territories Inuit have lived off the land for millennia and the wildlife and environment around them are central to their culture, well-being, and economy. Climate change is causing permafrost to thaw, sea ice to disappear, and threatening the animals Inuit rely […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201927 Views

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Robert C. McLeod: Addressing the Caribou Crisis

Mr. Speaker, this Assembly made a mandate commitment to improve food security in the Northwest Territories through the effective co-management of wildlife including caribou. Our government is therefore taking significant steps with our co-management partners to support the recovery of our struggling barren-ground herds, including investing an additional $6.8 million over five years for conservation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201929 Views

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We are not just a small bit player’: National Inuit organization launches climate change strategy – CBC

Inuit have largely been ‘excluded’ from climate change decisions, says Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Jun 06, 2019 Gerry Kisoun stands gazing out at the eastern shore of the Mackenzie River Delta and its expansive network of rivers, creeks and lakes, all flowing into the Beaufort Sea. “To me this is home,” he said. The Inuvialuit-Gwich’in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201925 Views

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