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Northern Ontario Canoe Atlas

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

The much anticipated Canoeing Atlas for Northern Ontario (by Jonathan Berger and Thomas Terry) is due to be released March 2007. The book covers canoe routes for the Hudson’s Bay watershed in Northern Ontario, and includes lots of photos, detailed maps, and route annotations. The area does not yet have a comprehensive guide, and this [...]

Global Warming Goes to Court

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in what may shape up to be a landmark environmental case: “Massachusetts V. EPA.” Bush administration officials claim the EPA lacks the legal authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate tailpipe emissions of CO2 (a greenhouse gas), and a coalition of 12 States [...]

Inuit Film Network Launched in Rankin Inlet

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Telefilm Canada and the Makivik Corporation provide backing to Inuit film showcase, and launching of film network in Rankin Inlet. Isuma Distribution International is the Inuit production company started by Zacharias Kunuk with the popular release of “Atanarjuat’s: Fast Runner.” The production company’s second film, “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen,” opened at the Toronto International [...]

Class 2 PLBs now allowed in Canada

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

“Sarscene” is an online search and rescue magazine for the Canadian National Search and Rescue Secretariat. The September ’06 issue reports a new Personal Locator Beacon standard for Canada. Previously, PLBs had to meet a strict Class 1 standard for extended use at minus 40 degrees and floatation in fresh water. This often translated to [...]

Joint Review Panel Hearings and Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary, NWT

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Imperial Oil and Shell Canada are proposing an airstrip, large camp, and processing facilities on 3.5 sq. km of land in the 600 sq. km Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary in the Mackenzie River Delta. Hearings are currently taking place in Inuvik (Nov. 22-25) and Yellowknife (Dec. 5-8th) – but dates frequently change. The hearings are [...]

Jericho Mine in Nunavut in Financial Straits

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

On January 27, 2005, Tahera Diamond’s Jericho mine in Nunavut was granted its water license giving it the go-ahead for an open pit and underground mine 350 km southwest of Cambridge Bay promising 60 jobs in the construction phase, and another 166 during the first phase. One year later, January 2006, Tahera begins production of [...]

Public Hearnings to Expand Nahanni National Park Reserve

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Proposals to expand Nahanni National Park Reserve, and protect the watershed from additional impact from Zinc and Tungsten mines, has resulted in hearings from Parks Canada, letters from environmental groups and wilderness advocates, and expanded land claims and self-government negotiations from First Nations communities. The Nahanni Reserve was created in 1972 to protect the popular [...]

Reel Paddling Film Festival 2007

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Deadline is approaching for festival submissions to the Reel Paddling Film Festival: World Tour 2007. Categories include: Best Whitewater Film; Best Sea Kayaking Film; Best Canoeing Film; Best Paddling Documentary; Best Adventure Travel Paddling Film; and Best Short. Last year’s festival traveled to 35 cities, six countries, and screened to over 8,000 paddlers. The deadline [...]