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Chaudière Falls Opens to Public

October 17, 2017 - 11:35 am

For the first time in more than 100 years, the historic site of Chaudière Falls has opened to the public. Hydro Ottawa's Board Chair Jim Durrell and president and CEO, Bryce Conrad were on site to mark the official opening. The event highlighted the site's new viewing platforms, park space, and...

Categories: News, Ontario

Mapping Boreal Wetlands and Traditional Knowledge

October 12, 2017 - 10:46 am

This July, Paul Betsina spent five days in a helicopter, flying so low he thought he could “reach out and grab the treetops.” After six-hour days scanning the terrain, battling motion sickness and recording data on a worksheet in close quarters, Betsina’s tired. He’s happy to be back in Yellowknife. Betsina...

Categories: Features

Ontario First Nations Receive Funds for Water Infrastructure

October 10, 2017 - 12:05 pm

Three levels of government joined together today to announce a new $8.8 million investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in First Nations communities across Ontario. Michelle Solomon, councillor of the Fort William First Nation said, "Fort William First Nation has been in need...

Categories: News, Ontario

New Brunswick Releases Draft Water Strategy

October 6, 2017 - 4:13 pm

A draft water strategy has been developed based on input from stakeholders, the public and First Nations and is now available online for comment for 45 days. Once it is finalized, the provincial strategy will guide the government in further protecting and managing water. “A strategy is needed so...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Collaborative Consent for Watershed Co-Governance

September 26, 2017 - 10:52 am

On September 21st, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the University of Victoria and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources released Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance, which articulates a model for achieving a critical shift towards...

Categories: National, News, Western Canada

Nunatsiavut: Muskrat Falls Failing to Curb Methylmercury Accumulation

September 19, 2017 - 11:17 am

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has released a statement declaring that he’s disappointed that a key commitment to help mitigate downstream methylmercury impacts from the Muskrat Falls project is not being honoured. “When we met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball last October...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Funding for Treaty-based Land and Water Boards in NWT

August 25, 2017 - 11:00 am

Canada has announced new multi-year funding agreements to support 33-Treaty-based co-management boards, including those that provide water management services to northern communities. The support will go to co-management boards established under the Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Sahtu, and Tlicho treaties...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

Treaty #3 Communities Receive Federal Support for Water

August 21, 2017 - 10:31 am

The federal government has committed $1.2 million to end long-term drinking water advisories in 8 Treaty #3 communities. Last week, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the investments through Budget 2016, which will support eight water infrastructure projects in...

Categories: News, Ontario

AFN Points to Water Priorities on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

August 8, 2017 - 9:43 am

To mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) national Chief Perry Bellegarde expressed his commitment to the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration, including its resolutions that...

Categories: International, News

Reframing Water Security for a Human Wellbeing Approach

August 2, 2017 - 10:54 am

A recent article published in the journal Water Security, Advancing human capabilities for water security: A relational approach, argues that water security needs to move away from a material approach to one that “centers on wellbeing, human development, and justice.” The authors, led by Wendy...

Categories: International, News

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