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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 [...]

Video and Sound Installation Transforms Gehry Structure into Giant Iceberg

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Cape Farewell expedition organizer and video artist David Buckland and soundscape composer Max Eastley visit Chicago’s Millennium Park as part of the 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival. The Eastly composition was played throughout the day at the Frank Gehry designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Nov. 3, 4, 10, and 11, and included strange and otherworldly sounds [...]

New York Public Radio Looks at Environmental Cost and Cultural Impact of Rupert River Diversion

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

North Country Public Radio (Canton, NY) aired a radio series this week titled “Hydro Power in Cree Country.” The six part series includes interviews with Nemaska Chief Jose Jemekin, Hydro Quebec and Sierra Club representatives, audio postcard from Wakwayokastic River, 1992 interview with Ogdensburg librarian Nicholas Smith, news story about high power transmissions lines in [...]

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Literary Prize Awarded to Elizabeth Hay for Novel Set in Yellowknife

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Previously a CBC Radio Producer in Yellownife in the 1970s, Elizabeth Hay wins the prestigious Giller Prize for her novel “Late Nights on Air.” Set against the backdrop of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the vividly exposed northern landscape, the novel follows the story of a group of transplants to the North, as they [...]

More Accolades for Wildlife Photographer Paul Nicklen

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Paul Nicklen has previously been recognized for his outstanding photography in the Canadian Arctic, and was the recipient of two World Press photo honors. His essay on the return of Narwhals to their summer grounds around Baffin Island (and the hunting of Narwhals for food and ivory) appears in the August 2007 issue of 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 [...]