On Earth Day, Government of Canada targets plastic waste and marine litter with launch of online consultation

EASTERN PASSAGE, NS, April 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Plastic waste and marine litter pose an increasingly serious threat to our oceans and marine life. Canada is committed to protecting our environment and preserving our waterways, so that all Canadians can continue to enjoy the beauty, health and economic benefits that our oceans, lakes and rivers provide. The Government of Canada is […]

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Loss of South Selkirk mountain caribou herd a wake-up call for B.C. and Canada

MEDIA RELEASE | APR. 12, 2018 - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y)  After a recent census found just three female animals remaining, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) says the de-facto extinction of the international South Selkirk caribou herd is a conservation disaster. The organization is calling for an immediate moratorium on industrial activity in […]

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Government of Canada introduces new protections for fish and their habitat

Ottawa, Ontario – From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have signaled their strong passion for protecting the fish and fish habitat that play such a vital role in our environment, our communities and our livelihoods. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced amendments to the Fisheries Act that would […]

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Minister LeBlanc announces independent expert panel on aquaculture science

Ottawa, Ontario – February 02, 2018 – The Government of Canada is committed to regulating a responsible and sustainable aquaculture sector. Robust and credible science helps the Government make evidence-based decisions that support the protection of our environment, ensuring that sustainable industries continue to provide good, middle-class jobs for Canadians. Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans […]

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Additional measures being developed to protect B.C.’s environment from spills

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - The provincial government is proposing a second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response and recovery from potential spills. The first phase of the regulations, approved in October 2017, established a standard of preparedness, response and recovery necessary to protect B.C.’s environment. With some exceptions for B.C. oil and gas […]

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Proposed BC-Canada Agreement to Protect Mountain Caribou Is Toothless

January 10, 2018 - If a draft agreement between the BC government and Environment Canada on the endangered mountain caribou is approved, it will make a laughing stock of both governments and the Species at Risk Act”, says the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS). The agreement is for the Central Mountain Caribou, which are centered in BC’s South Peace region. The BC government’s commitment under […]

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