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Canoecopia 2007 (March 9-11)

Monday, March 5th, 2007

An event that draws canoe and paddle enthusiasts from across the country is set to begin this Friday in Madison, Wisconsin. Hosted by Rutabega Paddlesports, the outdoors expo includes an extensive exhibitor list of popular manufacturers of paddle gear and boats, and a full weekend of speakers. Some topics include James Raffan on the Life […]

CPAWS: Support for Peel River Watershed Meeting

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) lends support to Watershed Meeting in Mayo with Yukon First Nations and community elders for land use planning and protection of Peel River watershed. Its Three Rivers Campaign is set to launch a Canadian tour this April, and hopes to bring further attention to this magnificent watershed and […]

Fort William Mountain Festival 2007 (UK)

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

The Fort William Mountain Festival 2007 begins this week in the UK, and lasts until March 3rd. Highlights include the Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival, exhibition from the Royal Geographical Society (“Antarctic Witness: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition“), mountain skills and John Muir Trust writing workshops, and expedition paddling events with sea kayaker Allan Ellard […]

Management Options for Temagami Wilderness, Parks, and Conservation Reserves

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and Ontario Parks are finalizing the management options for Temagami and related parks, conservation reserves, and crown lands: Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater (wilderness class), Obabika River, Makobe-Grays River, Solace, and Sturgeon River (all waterway class parks). Public hearings took place on Oct 25th (Ottawa), Oct 26th (Toronto), Jan 24 (Ottawa), Jan […]

Change of Plans for Press Conference on Rupert River Diversion

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Quebec Premier Charest holds press conference at Hydro Quebec headquarters announcing the beginning of construction on the Rupert River diversion project. Originally scheduled for the Cree community of Waskaganish at the mouth of the Rupert River, the CBC and the Globe and Mail report a last minute change of venue to avoid likely protests of […]

Air Tindi sold to Discovery Air

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Air charter services are a vital component to northern transportation, the regional economy, tourism, First Nations, government, and other users of the land and natural resources. Air Tindi, a charter and scheduled air service company based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, was recently sold to Discovery Air on December 19, 2006. Founded by the Arychuk family […]

Cree Response Highlights Problems with Jobs Program and Environmental Assessment Report

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

The Grand Council of the Crees, Eeyou Istchee, cites concerns over permit process for EM 1-A Rupert River Diversion Project. The environmental assessment report was submitted in early December to little public comment or fanfare, and quickly approved by Quebec and Federal governments. The CBC reports that federal Labour Minister, Jean-Pierre Blackburn, advised Harper to […]

Harper Approves Rupert River Diversion in Northern Quebec

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Harper feels time is right for hydro development diverting Rupert River in northern Quebec. The federal government approves development deal that will bring 843 megawatts a day to Quebec’s power grid (or 2.8% of Quebec’s current energy requirements). “This project is too important for first nations [sic], the province of Quebec and for Canada,” said […]

Cree Opposition to Rupert River Diversion Project in Northern Quebec

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Three James Bay Cree communities most affected by the Eastmain 1A-Rupert Diversion have voted to oppose the project. The diversion of the historic and free-flowing Rupert River, one of the largest rivers in Quebec, will impact 165 lakes, five rivers, and flood over 1,000 square kilometers of old growth boreal forest in the James Bay […]

Paddle Sport Speaker Series, London, Ontario

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Nova Craft Paddle Shop in London, Ontario, is hosting a guest speaker series from Dec 12, 2006 to April 29, 2007. A tentative list of speakers is listed below. Please contact The London Paddle Shop or web page for updates. Tues, December 12th – Rolf Kraiker: Outdoor Photography Fri, January 12th – James Raffan: Blisters, […]