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Canada Strengthens Global Cooperation on Energy and Climate at 2024 IEA Ministerial

From: Natural Resources Canada February 14, 2024 This week, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, joined his international counterparts as the Vice-Chair of the 2024 International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Ministerial to strengthen international collaboration on global energy security and the transition to net zero by 2050. The IEA is the leading […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202420 Views

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Governments of Canada and Yukon Announce Joint Investment to Plant Fire-Resilient Trees as Part of Canada’s 2 Billion Trees Program

From: Natural Resources Canada October 13, 2023 The governments of Canada and Yukon are working together to enhance tree cover and forest resilience. Diverse forests have many benefits: they capture the carbon in growing trees to reduce emissions and help in the fight against climate change; they enhance climate resilience to impacts like wildfires by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202328 Views

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Statement from Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker on National Forest Week

September 19, 2023 Energy, Mines and Resources Minister John Streicker has issued the following statement: “Each year, National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across Canada to educate, raise awareness and foster connection to our rich and vital forest ecosystems. “Across the Yukon, we have over 28 million hectares of forests that play a vital role […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202333 Views

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Forest Resources Act and Regulation “What We Heard” report now available

06/07/2023 A report on the feedback the Government of Yukon received on the proposed recommended changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation is now available. In spring 2023, the Yukon government asked Yukoners to review a list of proposed changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation. The proposed changes will help ensure the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202364 Views

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Proposed N.W.T. Forest Act acknowledges Indigenous rights to harvest wood – CBC

May 16, 2023 Some public hearings scheduled this week cancelled because of South Slave wildfire Public hearings about the N.W.T.’s proposed Forest Act have been postponed this week in the communities of Hay River, Enterprise and Fort Providence because of an out–of-control wildfire. A territorial committee is still scheduled to visit the communities of Fort […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202360 Views

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The Government of Yukon is seeking input on proposed changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation

09/02/2023 The Government of Yukon is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Forest Resources Act and Regulation. The feedback received during the consultation and engagement period will be reviewed by the Forest Resources Act Working Group and final recommendations will be made to the Government of Yukon. The amendments proposed are primarily technical and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202354 Views

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Arctic Energy Champions Come Together to Learn and Share Expertise on Renewable Energy in the North

From: Natural Resources Canada January 13, 2023 The Government of Canada is committed to working in collaboration with Indigenous and northern partners to tackle climate change, accelerate the transition to clean energy and create impactful and local economic opportunities in the North and Arctic. From January 15 to 21, eleven energy champions will meet in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202359 Views

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White River First Nation’s solar project aims to reduce reliance on diesel power – CBC

Dec 06, 2022 Solar power generated will replace more than 55% of the diesel generation in the community One of the smallest First Nations in the Yukon is making a big move toward offsetting diesel emissions in the community of Beaver Creek. ATCO Electric Yukon and White River First Nation have signed an electricity purchase agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 202260 Views

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MP Hanley Announces New Yukon Indigenous Firefighting Pilot Project and Highlights Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy

From: Natural Resources Canada Fighting climate change and protecting communities from the damages of wildfire has never been more important. As part of Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy, communities from coast to coast to coast are developing tools and programs to increase resilience to climate change impacts while investing in clean solutions. Today, Brendan Hanley, Member […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 202258 Views

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GNWT – Have Your Say: Public engagement on a new Forest Act

November 21, 2022 The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will introduce new forest legislation in February 2023 to combine and update existing forest legislation. The two existing forest laws are the Forest Protection Act and the Forest Management Act. The new legislation will recognize the co-management of forests in the Northwest Territories (NWT), consider […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2022129 Views

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