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Environment Canada pollution inspections down sharply since 2015

Posted on 03 December 2020

Environment Canada has been doing fewer inspections, investigations and prosecutions over the last five years to enforce a law protecting people from toxic chemicals and air pollution. According to figures provided last month in response to a written question submitted in the House of Commons, the department investigated 43 companies for violations of the Canadian Environmental ...

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Single-Use Plastics to be Outlawed in Canada in 2021

Posted on 03 December 2020

Policy name: Plastics ban – an amendment to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Overview: The Canadian government is planning to ban single-use plastics by the end of 2021.  Location: Canada Population: 37.8 million Food policy category: Climate change, food supply and distribution Progra ...

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Nelson author launches book on Canadian environmental heroes

Posted on 03 December 2020

When the renowned B.C. naturalist and wolf biologist John Theberge was eight years old, he started a field journal in which he drew detailed drawings of butterflies. He kept it up for the rest of his life, which he has spent as a scientist and writer advocating for wilderness. When Sophia Mathur organized the first Canadian school climate strike in 2018 in Sudbury, Ont., she was 12, ins ...

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B.C. fuel-supply company fined $200K under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

Posted on 03 December 2020

ABBOTSFORD, BC — On May 21, Scamp Industries Ltd., a fuel supplier based in Western Canada, was fined $200,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty on June 17, 2019, to five counts of transferring petroleum products into a storage-tank system where storage-tank-system identification numbers were not visible. This action is contrary to subparagraph 29(b)(i) ...

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Canada: Proxy Season 2021: Navigating Turbulent Times

Posted on 03 December 2020

This update presents our predictions, based on the current governance environment, and our recommendations on issues that should be important when preparing for the upcoming proxy season. This year's update takes into account comments made by representatives of institutional investors and governance organizations at a webinar we held recently, and provides guidance to help issuers navigate t ...

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At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save the World’s Rarest Whales Intensifies

Posted on 03 December 2020

Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Artie Raslich has been volunteering for seven years with the conservation group Gotham Whale, work ...

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Armenia Then and Now: Reexamining Mining in Amulsar

Posted on 03 December 2020

John Harker is a world-renowned conflict resolution, social engagement and international development expert. He was Nelson Mandela’s special advisor and helped him set up South Africa’s National Development Agency. He has served as Executive Director of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, representing Canada’s diplomats and trade commissioners as well as A ...

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Barrick listed again in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Posted on 03 December 2020

TORONTO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX) has retained its listing in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index’s (DJSI) World Index, ranking in the 95th percentile of all mining companies assessed. This is the 13th consecutive year Barrick has been listed in the World Index, in which 2,500 companies are evaluated against governance, social per ...

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Titanium Corporation Reports Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2020 and Provides Project Update

Posted on 03 December 2020

CALGARY, Alberta(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Titanium Corporation Inc. (the “Company” or “Titanium”) (TSX-V: TIC) today released its results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil demand and prices in 2020 has introduced unprecedented uncertainties for Canada’s oil sands ...

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Trigon Renews Environmental Clearances for Exploration Activities in Namibia

Posted on 03 December 2020

TORONTO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trigon Metals Inc. (TSX-V:TM) (“Trigon” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has been granted the renewal of its Environmental Clearance Certificate (“ECC”) for exploration activities on all of the Namibian Mining Licences (“ML”) Gross Otavi, Asis (including the Kombat Central, Kombat West and Kombat East deposits), Asis Far West (i ...