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08EN037 – Caribou Calving Area at the Center of Uravan Garry Lake Project Assessment by the Nunavut Impact Review Board

Monday, December 8th, 2008

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) takes up a proposal this month by Uravan Minerals Inc. for a uranium exploration project south of Garry Lake along the Back River in Nunavut. Components of the project (PDF) include: aerial geophysical surveys, ground geochemical sampling, diamond drilling, construction of permanent exploration camp and mobile temporary camp, ground [...]

Exhibit: the Hirshhorn Ontario Townsite and a 1950s Utopian Vision for Art and Industry in the Canadian Wilderness

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

A new exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., “Public Spirit: The Hirshhorn Project” (November 05, 2008 – March 22, 2009), draws on a unique tale of adventure and discovery in Western Ontario, and a series of plans and photos for a utopian settlement blending modern design, contemporary art, and private philanthropy in the [...]

08EN001: Nunavut Impact Review Board Approves Uranium Exploration Proposal for North Thelon Basin and Beverly Caribou Calving Area

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Located 155 kilometers northwest of Baker Lake, Bayswater Uranium proposes a two year exploration program that includes 30 drill holes and 10,000 meters of diamond drilling in the North Thelon Basin. According to the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB), “Permit 2 block, the camp location, and the airstrip location are all proposed on [...]

Environmental Groups and Alaska Natives Look at Land Swap Proposal for Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

With gas prices on the rise, and time running out on a “lame duck” U.S. administration, advocates for a land swap deal in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge push hard for a quick timeline and approval of a land proposal before the November elections in the U.S. The proposal could open up 110,00 acres [...]

Proposed INAC Initiative for the Upper Thelon River

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

In a letter and status report to “decision-making partners” in the Upper Thelon River, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) proposes a three-year action plan to focus on “balance of interests,” “wins” for industry, and “setting a context” for land and resource management decisions in Upper Thelon River Basin. The early stages of the plan [...]

Public Comments on Working Group Proposals for New Nahanni Park Boundary Options Due November 23, 2007

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

This is an important opportunity for the public to be involved in a policy planning process, and to bring greater attention to the Mackenzie Mountains Natural Region and the ecological integrity of the Nahanni Park Reserve. Parks Canada, Dehcho First Nations, and the Federal Government (in its 2002 “Action Plan to Protect Canada’s Natural Heritage”) [...]

Winter Road Proposal for Peel River Watershed and Yukon Three Rivers Area

Friday, November 16th, 2007

CPAWS looks at long term planning and conservation proposals, and reminds members of Dec. 10, 2007, deadline for public comments on Cash Minerals land use application with Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. Public comments needed by December 10, 2007 (extended twice from Nov. 20). A mining company plans to bulldoze winter roads into the [...]

Minister Accepts Review Board Recommendations and Denies Ur-Energy Exploration Permit In Thelon River Basin

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

One chapter is closed . . . and more questions remain. After several months delay, and a cabinet reshuffle, the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs has finally given some direction to the rush for mineral exploration in the Northwest Territories on lands in the Upper Thelon River Basin. Ur-Energy Inc. (a junior mining company [...]

Four New Environmental Reviews Proposed for Mineral Claims on the Upper Thelon River Basin

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Uravan Minerals Inc. (“Uravan”) and Cameco Corporation (“Cameco”) continue uranium exploration activities in the Thelon Basin this summer with a total of four diamond drill holes completed, and three more scheduled. Their current land use permit covers the 2007-2008 season, and they seek to extend their permit to cover a larger area of the Boomerang [...]

Ur-Energy Exploration Project in Thelon Basin Rejected by Environmental Review Board

Friday, May 11th, 2007

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board has reviewed the request of Ur-Energy for a Land Use Permit on an exploratory drilling program at Screech Lake in the Thelon Basin, NWT, and has recommended that the project not be approved. It is only the second time that the Review Board has not recommended a project. As [...]