FREDERICTON, NB [Oct 2nd, 2018]— Watch for Wildlife is asking drivers to take extra care to avoid collisions with wildlife over the Thanksgiving long weekend and into the weeks that follow.
July 18, 2018
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The Offshore Alliance, a coalition of fisher, social justice and environmental organizations, communities and individuals who have concerns with offshore drilling in Nova Scotia, is calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry. The Alliance says the current regulatory regime in the offshore lacks both scientific and democratic legitimacy.
FREDERICTON, NB [July 9th, 2018]— Watch For Wildlife, a wildlife-vehicle collision prevention program of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, is expanding to New Brunswick this summer with the official launch happening this Saturday in Fredericton. Already running successfully for two years in Nova Scotia, the program aims to educate drivers about how to prevent collisions with wildlife and what to do if a collision does happen: a situation that most drivers in the province are all too familiar with.
May 2, 2018
OTTAWA – East Coast Environmental Law, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and Ecojustice issued the following statement in response to the Federal Court’s dismissal of Canada’s case challenging a landmark arbitral award brought under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Chapter 11 provision by an American corporation:
Lisa Mitchell, East Coast Environmental Law’s Executive Director said:
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Ottawa, April 22, 2018 - On Saturday, April 21, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) announced it was granting permission for BP to begin exploratory drilling off Nova Scotia.
April 5, 2018
K’JIPUKTUK/HALIFAX - Nova Scotians are expressing alarm at news that BP commissioned rig West Aquarius is now en route to drill offshore, despite not having final approval from the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB).
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April 1, 2018
Bees plan protest on Parliament Hill. Sierra Club says they are overworked and undervalued by the protesters.
Ottawa - In an unprecedented move, Canada’s endangered and threatened bee colonies have decided to go political, with a planned demonstration on Parliament Hill tomorrow afternoon and a press conference scheduled in advance to list their demands and provide time for Q&A.
Sierra Club Canada applauds much-needed measures announced today to try and prevent collisions and entanglements with right whales. Federal Ministers of Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada announced measures to protect them today in Ottawa.
Ottawa - Sierra Club Canada Foundation is pleased to see a substantial commitment to protecting nature in the 2018-2019 Budget. As part of the Green Budget Coalition, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and 18 other leading environmental groups have been pushing for Canada to make a significant commitment to protecting wild spaces. Today's budget makes a ground-breaking commitment of $1.3 Billion over 5 years for protecting land and endangered species.
For immediate release: February 8, 2018
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – While there are improvements in overall environmental assessment processes in Liberal legislation tabled today in Ottawa, the draft Bill is a step backwards with respect to offshore oil and gas in Atlantic Canada, appears to give oil and gas boards more authority, and points to federal concessions in response to lobbying from the provinces and oil industry.