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Parks Day 2017 – Rescheduled – Government of NU

19 July 2017  Step away from your computer, television and smart phone to spend a day exploring and enjoying all that Nunavut’s outstanding parks have to offer! Celebrate Parks Day in Iqaluit at Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park on Saturday July 22, 2017. The celebrations start at 11 a.m., and include music, learning activities and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201716 Views

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Register now: Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC opens 31 July

July 17, 2017 GENEVA, July 17 – The expert review of the first order draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15) will take place from 31 July to 24 September 2017. Expert Reviewers can register as of today, 17 July 2017, until one week before the end […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 20177 Views

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Wood Bison Added to NWT Species at Risk List

YELLOWKNIFE (July 14, 2017) – Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister Robert C. McLeod has added wood bison to the NWT List of Species at Risk as a Threatened species, in accordance with direction received from the NWT Conference of Management Authorities (CMA) and the Species at Risk (NWT) Act. The term of the listing is 10 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 20179 Views

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Prime Minister announces action on British Columbia wildfires

Providence, Rhode Island July 14, 2017 The Government of Canada will do its utmost to help the people of British Columbia facing the immediate and long-term impacts of destructive wildfires. That is why the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the creation of a new ad hoc Cabinet committee to coordinate federal efforts to help […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 201714 Views

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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal

July 13, 2017 The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks in Canada will be accepting financial donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to the thousands of British Columbians impacted by the fires burning in the province. The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Government […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201720 Views

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Canada pushes to rid Arctic shipping of heavy fuel oil – NunatsiaqOnline

“We have an opportunity now to end the use of this toxic substance while levels of ship traffic are still relatively low” July 13, 2017 Use of controversial heavy fuel oil by ships travelling through Arctic waters could be phased out or at least capped by International marine regulators. HFO, or bunker oil, has been […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201717 Views

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NWT Wildland Fire Personnel Assist with Fires in British Columbia

FORT SMITH (JULY 12, 2017) — The Government of the Northwest Territories is sending 16 wildland fire personnel to British Columbia as part of the Canadian Interagency Mutual Aid Resources Sharing Agreement (MARS Agreement). Four four-person Type 1 fire crews left today for Prince George, B.C. to assist in fire suppression efforts in the central part of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201715 Views

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Fire Bans in Effect at Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks

YELLOWKNIFE (JULY 11, 2017) — Due to dry conditions, a total fire ban at Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks is being implemented, effective immediately. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is enforcing the ban to coincide with the City of Yellowknife’s open air fire ban. The fire ban will remain in effect until […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201711 Views

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Strategic Planning Document to Guide NWT Geological Survey Released

YELLOWKNIFE (July 7, 2017) – The Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) has released the strategic plan that will guide its operations through 2022. Building on a vision first set out in 2011, the five-year plan includes changes to reflect the Government of the Northwest Territories’ post-Devolution jurisdiction over NWT lands and resources. The new plan […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201723 Views

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UNESCO Designates New World Heritage Sites – MSN

The United Nations’ education, science and culture branch has designated nearly two dozen new locations as official World Heritage Sites in recent days, thus ensuring international efforts will go toward their preservation. UNESCO ― the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ― designated eleven new sites on Sunday and may continue to do so […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20179 Views

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