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War on the Peace River – River Roundup

These stories have nothing to do with Site C, but should raise concerns among those living in the Peace River area, and certainly for those living downstream as well. They have to do with reportedly "toxic air quality" that have forced a number of families living near Peace River, Alberta, to abandon their homes.
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Health Study in Fort Chipewyan 2014 – Full Report

Stay tuned to this page for the 1:30 Mountain press release. A digital download will be available HERE at that time, along with a possibility of a live webcast. Later today there will be highlight clips from the conference, in high definition XDCAM format, available to download.
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Media Advisory – Fort Chipewyan First Nation’s and U of M Scientists Release Environmental and Human Health Report

Final Media Advisory Press Conferen July 7 – Click to download official advisory           MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Fort Chipewyan First Nation’s and U of M Scientists Release Environmental and Human Health Report July...
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“Clear and Worrisome” Fort Chipewyan Health Report Going Public Monday

Residents of Fort Chipewyan have long voiced their concerns about fast-escalating cancer rates, which most in the community directly attribute to upstream Oil Sands development. While still negotiating with the government for an extensive baseline health study, the community decided to take matters into their own hands and conduct their own health study with the input of University of Manitoba environmental health researcher, Dr. Stéphane McLachlan.
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Broken treaties focus of 44th Dene National Assembly

From oilsands encroaching on traditional territory in northeastern Alberta to Aboriginal fish nets being pulled from water near Yellowknife, First Nations across Denendeh are fed up with what they see as an erosion of their treaty rights. Treaty was the...
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What will it take for Canadians to be proud of our oil sands? This columnist advocates a top-down approach.
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River Roundup – The Last Word on Pipelines

This afternoon, the Federal Government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline. Surprisingly, one can acquire quite the perspective on the issue with these end snippets.
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Fort Chip Looks Back on Conference in Fort McMurray

The 'As Long As The Rivers Flow' conference in Fort McMurray got a lot of attention, thanks in part to remarks from the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. But while headlines focused on the criticisms Tutu leveled at the oil industry in northern Alberta, there was plenty more to talk about in Fort McMurray May 31 - June 1.
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300 Scientists Reject Pipeline Report

300 scientists have come forward about flaws in the recent report that recommends the approval of the Northern Gateway Pipeline, a project that would allow for a dramatic expansion of the Oilsands. In a time when scientist are being muzzled...
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Mining Rare Earths in NWT Might Become More Affordable, Less Polluting

A startup in Boston has discovered that "making the production of many widely used metals significantly cheaper and less polluting" is within our grasp. Infinium says it has discovered and is marketing the first of many products that might shake up the rare earth mining industry. This will have a positive effect on resource extraction growth in the Northwest Territories, one of the few regions in the world with viable rare earths reserves.
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