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Improving Musqueam Elders Centre’s energy efficiency

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Musqueam Indian Reserve – Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Warren Sparrow, Chief of Musqueam Indian Band, announced $134,895 in federal funding to increase energy conservation and affordability through a clean building retrofit of the Elders Centre on Musqueam Indian Reserve #2. The Centre provides Indigenous elders with a public facility to gather and …


Guysborough community waterfront gets upgrades

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Rejuvenation project brings more tourism potential to coastal community Guysborough – Vibrant, dynamic waterfronts are a cornerstone of many Nova Scotian communities, attracting visitors from around the world. In Guysborough, the waterfront plays a vital role, serving as a marina, and as a shopping, eating, and gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Its harbour is well-suited to the niche …

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Restoring biodiversity in Canada’s marine environment

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Montreal – From feeding our families and supporting important industries, to housing diverse species, habitats and ecosystems, our oceans connect us all. Now more than ever, we are seeing the impact that climate change and biodiversity loss has on our marine spaces. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to conserving and protecting our oceans now, and for …

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Ban on certain harmful single-use plastics takes effect 

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Montréal – Canadians want to see an end to the harmful impacts of plastic pollution on nature and wildlife and the time to act is now. As Canada welcomes the world to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the Government of Canada reaffirmed its steadfast commitment to address plastic pollution and protect …

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Feds announce funding to clean up Hurricane Fiona litter

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Ottawa – Hurricane Fiona has had a devastating effect on communities across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec. Houses and buildings have been severely damaged and destroyed, as well as small craft harbours that are critical to fisheries and coastal communities. Extreme weather is a major cause of lost fishing gear, known as ghost gear (such as nets, line, rope, traps, pots, and …

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Glooscap First Nation members fishing for moderate livelihood

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Dartmouth – The Government of Canada continues to engage with Indigenous communities to further implement the Supreme Court of Canada Marshall decisions, which affirmed the Treaty right of First Nations in Atlantic Canada and Quebec to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood. Increasing First Nations participation in commercial fisheries is key to advancing the implementation of the Treaty right. To progress …

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Collaboration on Area-Based Aquaculture Management Pilot Program

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Vancouver – The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations and managing a sustainable shellfish aquaculture sector in the Province of British Columbia. Innovation and collaboration is key to ensuring the long term sustainability of aquatic ecosystems and the continued viability of the fish and seafood sector in BC. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, …

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$5m to Support Development of Heiltsuk Marine Response Team

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Bella Bella – Indigenous coastal communities share ties to Canada’s oceans that span generations. Through the next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working with First Nations to further improve how we respond to marine emergencies. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Joyce Murray, and the Heiltsuk Nation announced the …

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Rebuilding Small Craft Harbours Post-Hurricane Fiona

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Covehead, Prince Edward Island – Fish harvesters play an essential role in their communities and local economies across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec. The impacts of Hurricane Fiona have been immense, including gear loss and damage to small craft harbours. The Government of Canada is working with fish harvesters, harbour authorities and provincial governments to clean up the ocean and begin …

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Providing assistance to Atlantic Canada for Hurricane Fiona

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Ottawa – Hurricane Fiona has caused significant damage across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec, and the Government of Canada is working with partners from all orders of government, and across federal departments and agencies, to support recovery and clean-up efforts. In recognition of the significant and immediate challenges to individuals, communities, and critical infrastructure, Bill Blair, President of the Queen’s …