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December 4th, 2001

Province gives $2.5M for aboriginal land-use planning

The province is giving the Wabanong Nakaygum Okimawin (WNO) Council of Chiefs $2.5 million over five years for land-use planning in their traditional area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. “Traditional land-use planning will assist First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples with mapping burial and other traditional sites, as well
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December 4th, 2001

Air-horn alarm sounded

A Manitoba environmental protection group is sounding an alarm over air horns that contain substances that can harm the ozone layer. The Manitoba Ozone Protection Industry Association (MOPIA) said two brands of air horns—the noisemakers often used at football and hockey games—contain tetrafluoroethane, a gas used for its cooling properties.
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December 4th, 2001

First Nations sign accord

THE province has signed an accord with 16 First Nations along the east side of Lake Winnipeg that ensures bands won’t get railroaded by development projects on their traditional lands. The deal, in the works since 2000, kicks off what’s expected to be a long process of creating long-term development
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December 4th, 2001

Manitoba boreal forest activist honoured

A woman from Manitoba who has been fighting to preserve one of the world’s last stretches of untouched boreal forest is one of six international activists to win a major environmental award, handed out Sunday in San Francisco. Sophia Rabliauskas of the 1,200-member Poplar River First Nation received this year’s
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December 4th, 2001

Species threatened with extinction: province

A bird and three plants have been added to the province’s list of species threatened with extinction. The province made the announcement Monday, and also declared that a gull found in Churchill is officially endangered, not just threatened. “Once they’re gone they’re irretrievable,” said Jim Duncan of the wildlife and
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December 4th, 2001

Re: Canadians fear climate change: poll

It’s great to see Canadians are knowledgeable about climate change. Better yet, they want governments to take strong and immediate measures to reduce our nation’s impact. Here in Manitoba, our provincial Climate Change Action Plan has received much acclaim. However, it just happens to be the best in the heap
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December 4th, 2001

Re: Parks group calls for action to protect Manitoba caribou (Aug 30)

The Woodland caribou is an icon of the great Canadian wilderness. We celebrate this majestic species by placing its image on our 25-cent piece. But the flip side of our Canadian quarter is a tale of human-caused habitat loss that’s lead to the destruction of the very species we commemorate
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December 4th, 2001

Re: Park reserve expansion urged (Aug 30)

I’m delighted Manitoba Conservation Minister Stan Struthers is soenthusiastic about the proposed provincial park on the south-west basin ofLake Winnipeg.The new Ochiwasahow (Fisher Bay) park, championed by theFisher River Cree Nation, will stretch four times the size of Winnipeg andprovide an opportunity to protect our boreal forests for future generationsof
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December 4th, 2001

Park reserve expansion sought

The Fisher River Cree Nation has put in a request to the provincial government to expand the current Fisher Bay Park Reserve to include the area east of the Jackhead Road and the area currently known as the Moose Creek Provincial Forest. The current park reserve, located on the southwest
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December 4th, 2001

NDP reaffirms support for Boreal forest

NDP delegates have voted overwhelmingly to reaffirm the party’s commitment to protect the pristine boreal forest on the East Side of Lake Winnipeg and to continue to work with First Nations toward designating the East Side a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delegates at the party’s weekend convention voted to support
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December 4th, 2001

Attend a Gathering for our Parks

Healthy provincial parks create a healthy environment and a better future for all Manitobans. Unfortunately, industrial activity such as clearcut logging is permanently degrading our parks.In the coming months forestry licenses that were granted to corporations to clearcut log these cherished areas are expiring. The government is currently negotiating new
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December 4th, 2001

New Report Measures Wildlife Watching’s Contribution to Nation’s Economy

A new report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that expenditures for wildlife watching are equivalent to the revenues generated from all spectator sports, amusement parks and arcades, non-hotel casinos, bowling centers and skiing facilities combined.Using data from the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and
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