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2014-04-03 12:25:41

Off they go to explore Parks Canada places on the beautiful coast of British Columbia RIVIÈRE-AU-RENARD, QC, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The competition was fierce and hopes were high for the classes who participated in the amazing video competition to win Canada's Coolest School Trip. In the end, only one class could win the trip of a lifetime to visit Parks Canada's treasured places on the magnificent coast of British Columbia. The anticipation was palpable in the gymnasium of...

2013-11-25 08:26:33

MAYNARD, Mass., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. (AIM: ABTX), a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in the aquaculture market and a majority owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), announces that Environment Canada, the agency of the Government of Canada with responsibility for regulating environmental policies and issues, has decided that AquAdvantage® Salmon ("AAS") is not harmful to the environment or human health when...

2013-06-19 08:22:59

OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - For publication on various cultural calendars, Parks Canada reminds members of the media that admission will be free in all 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas on Canada Day. To celebrate Canada Day, Canadians are invited to participate in an array of activities offered across the country. For details on celebrations across the country including activities involving Parks Canada in Canada's...

2013-06-13 12:23:04

OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - For publication on various cultural calendars, Parks Canada reminds members of the media that admission will be free in all 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas on Canada Day. To celebrate Canada Day, Canadians are invited to participate in an array of activities offered across the country. For details on celebrations across the country including activities involving Parks Canada in Canada's...

2013-03-18 16:20:36

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Harper government today announced a number of measures toward the creation of a World-Class Tanker Safety System. The implementation of eight tanker safety measures was announced along with the introduction of the Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act, and the creation of a Tanker Safety Expert Panel to review Canada's current tanker safety system and propose further measures to strengthen it. The announcement was made by the Honourable...

2012-02-13 22:54:36

Recent cuts to the scientific workforce of Environment Canada, a government agency responsible for meteorological services and environmental research, threaten scientific research related to the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere and pollution in the lower atmosphere, according to environmental scientists in the U.S. These reductions in personnel and projected budget cuts also threaten existing international agreements. "Canada is a bellwether for environmental change, not only for Arctic...

2008-09-05 12:00:20

By LINDA McKEE Convicted wildlife criminals are getting away with what amounts to a fine and a slap on the wrists, Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has been warned. The threat of jail terms is needed to act as a deterrent to those who would harm Northern Ireland's wildlife, he was told by the RSPB in a meeting this week. As well as calling for tougher sentencing for wildlife criminals, the group also asked the minister to introduce legislation protecting nest sites outside breeding...

2008-08-28 15:00:42

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2008) - Departmental officials from Environment Canada will offer a media technical briefing to discuss processes and procedures relating to assessments from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and the legislative listing process for species at risk in Canada. Event:____Media Technical Briefing Date:____ Thursday, August 28, 2008 Time:____ 3:45 (EST) Location: The technical briefing will be held via teleconference....

2008-07-23 15:00:00

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 23, 2008) - Canada's Environment Minister John Baird today congratulated 42 new enforcement officers who completed basic enforcement training and are now ready to work across the country. "With 42 more enforcement officers added to a strong team across the country, we can take aggressive action to protect the environment from those who would damage our natural heritage. These on-the-ground officers will increase the number of targeted inspections,...

2008-06-24 02:29:45

Canada's Minister of the Environment, John Baird, today announced the appointment of Robert Page as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE). This appointment is effective immediately. "Mr. Page brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will continue to greatly complement the work that the Round Table does," said Minister Baird. "As acting Chair since March of this year, it is clear that his combined abilities and understanding of the...