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Environment

Prince Edward Island and Canadian government invest in land protection

The government of Canada and the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) announced on Feb. 20 that they are investing $4.8 million to protect some of the provinces high priority habits areas and wildlife. The investment is going to protect» 

Environment, Indigenous

Canada funds climate action by Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region

The Canadian government announced that they will be providing the Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region $250,000 through the Climate Action Fund according to a press release from Environment and Climate Change Canada. With the funding, the Assembly of First» 

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Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, The Link

The LINK Online Feb 14.15.16, 2020

Your hosts today, Levon Sevunts, Vincenzo Morello,Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom Canada plans to support ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping Environmentalists have long been concerned about shipping in the Arctic using heavy fuel oil (HFO)» 

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Environment, Society

Canadians recycle nearly 3 million kilograms of batteries

Call2Recycle Canada Inc. reported that they collected and recycled 3 million kilograms of used batteries from Canadians in 2019. It was a 9 per cent increase over last year and a record high for the second year in a row.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Pipeline project cost estimates soar

A new potential problem has arisen for the long-controversial Trans-Mountain pipeline project.  That problem is an estimated 70 per cent increase in the cost. The some 1,000 kilometre pipeline project will twin a nearly seven decades old existing line from» 

Environment

Hellmann’s packaging to use 100 per cent recycled plastic

Canadians can now purchase their favourite type of mayonnaise knowing that its containers will have a lower carbon footprint. Hellmann’s is going to be selling their mayonnaise bottles and jars made from post-consumer recycled plastic across Canada. Post-consumer recycled plastic,» 

Indigenous

Inuit government calls to respect ban on caribou harvest in Atlantic Canada

The Nunatsiavut Government of the Inuit region of Atlantic Canada is renewing their call for their land claims beneficiaries to respect the George River caribou hunting ban as the herd begins migration into the region’s traditional hunting grounds. “This ban» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Federal incentive budget for electric cars nearly halved in 8 months

The Canadian government has nearly spent half of its incentive budget for electric cars in just 8 months. The $300 million budget was supposed to last for the next three years. Instead, the federal government has already given out $134» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Pipeline project clears one hurdle, but divides Canadians

The ever controversial Trans-Mountain Pipeline project passed another legal hurdle at the Supreme Court of Canada, but faces another in the seemingly growing opposition in the court of public opinion according the latest public opinion survey. When stiff public opposition» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Methane emissions in Arctic Ocean have long been overestimated, study claims

A new study from UiT The Arctic University of Norway revealed that estimates of methane emissions released from the Arctic Ocean floor are calculated without taking into account seasonal variability and may therefore be overestimated. “Because we only go [in»