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  • » Fisher River Cree Nation and environmental group renew plea for provincial park | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Room 334 of the provincial legislature building Members of the press and the public are welcome to attend Ten years ago we asked Manitoba to protect a special place within our traditional territory in Fisher Bay of Lake Winnipeg recalls Chief David Crate of the Fisher River Cree We were full of hope that we could soon safeguard our area and share our culture and beautiful wilderness with the whole province In response to that initiative Manitoba established the Fisher Bay Park Reserve which temporarily protects part of the area that the Fisher River Cree nominated We want to congratulate the government for taking a good step that day says Crate But we are still waiting We re asking the province to finish the job and create the Ochiwasahow Fisher Bay Provincial Park with the larger boundaries that we are requesting The project appears stalled explains the leader of the Fisher River Cree The province has yet to do the studies and consultations required to establish a park Time is running out as the area s protected status will expire in 2010 Ron Thiessen executive director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society shares Chief Crate s impatience His group has been working with the Fisher River community to promote the park The effort included a massive letter writing campaign to Premier Doer which resulted in 10 000 letters of support from Manitobans of all ages and interests Politicians of all political stripes also came out in favour of the park They include Jon Gerrard member of the provincial legislature and Liberal leader Conservative MP James Bezan who represents the Selkirk Interlake riding which includes Fisher Bay and Bill Blaikie former MP for the New Democratic Party who is seeking nomination for the Manitoba provincial riding

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/112/fisher-river-cree-nation-and-environmental-group-renew-plea-for-provincial-park (2016-02-09)
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  • » Ainsworth Announces Termination of Commitment Agreement With Manitoba Government | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Ainsworth Announces Termination of Commitment Agreement With Manitoba Government October 16th 2008 VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA Marketwire Oct 10 2008 Ainsworth Lumber Co Ltd Ainsworth TSX ANS announced today that it has terminated a commitment agreement with the Government of Manitoba on a planned engineered wood production facility in an area northeast of Winnipeg Manitoba The May 2006 agreement contemplated the issuance of a Forest Management License for 838 000 cubic meters annually of timber on a renewable 20 year basis Ainsworth s recent strategic project review indicated that it is highly unlikely that the company would build the facility in the foreseeable future Ainsworth s original intention was to construct an engineered wood manufacturing plant capable of producing both oriented strand board OSB and oriented strand lumber OSL products in conjunction with the First Nations Forestry Limited Partnership FNFLP Excellent progress was made over the past three years with the Government of Manitoba and FNFLP to develop a framework to deliver on this project s potential said Robert Allen Chief Executive Officer The decision to terminate the commitment agreement is in no way a reflection of the support provided by the Government and the regional First Nations As a result

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/83/ainsworth-announces-termination-of-commitment-agreement-with-manitoba-government (2016-02-09)
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  • » Can Winnipeg Get a Handle on Our Plastic Bag Problem? | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation Home Can Winnipeg Get a Handle on Our Plastic Bag Problem Comment on this Story Email This Story Can Winnipeg Get a Handle on Our Plastic Bag Problem April 16th 2008 Originally published in the March April edition of the Eco Journal The chance to join a growing number of cities states and countries leading the way in eliminating or restricting the use of plastic bags passed Winnipeg by in early March Members of the City of Winnipeg s Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works met to consider a report on a strategy for the elimination of plastic bag use in Winnipeg resulting from a motion introduced to council by St Norbert Councillor Justin Swandel in December 2007 The report offered some interesting Winnipeg specific plastic bag facts city residents use approximately 135 million plastic bags annually 50 per cent of all bags are used more than once before heading to the landfill and plastic bags make up less than 1 per cent of total landfill waste equivalent to around 800 tonnes The report also provided three options for consideration Continue reading Be Sociable

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/33/our-plastic-bag-problem (2016-02-09)
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  • » Boreal forest stories tapped | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    leaders is being paired up with technology to help conserve and protect Manitoba s boreal forests through the Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders Project I think this will be a valuable contribution to Manitoban society said Ron Theissen executive director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society CPAWS He said the project centred around a new website will help gather knowledge and stories from aboriginal people making them available to a wider audience and educating them on the important role played by Canadian forests It s designed to inspire others to get involved and get educated said Theissen noting the website links people with volunteer and work opportunities as well Visitors to the site are also able to respond to stories in a blog like format Members of the aboriginal community were on hand yesterday for the launch of the project in downtown Winnipeg The Fisher River people have used the resources in the area for a long time and know their value said David Crate chief of Fisher River First Nation who helped launch the project Fisher River is currently pushing for the creation of a provincial park four times the size of Winnipeg around the

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/32/boreal-forest-stories-tapped (2016-02-09)
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  • » New eco-website lobbies for boreal forest | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    exert public pressure to protect and maybe even restore portions of the Manitoba boreal forest under threat from pollution We need to communicate more openly with other people so they can see why we re trying to protect the land Crate said at the launch of www abcleaders org We need this land so we can have our medicine and we can live The website is a joint initiative of the environmental group Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society in Manitoba the Winnipeg Foundation and aboriginal people like Crate The website Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders offers profiles of aboriginal people concerned with conservation in hopes of inspiring the public to join environmental groups Crate s profile is to be added to the website The profiles are also to be printed in The Drum Manitoba s biggest aboriginal newspaper Boreal forest covers more than half Manitoba an interlinked wilderness of birch poplar spruce pine and muskeg It is home to bears moose wolves foxes a variety of songbirds and hundreds of medicinal plants that have sustained life and been used for thousands of years However less than eight per cent of the boreal forest is protected from development in Manitoba the environmental

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/31/new-eco-website-lobbies-for-boreal-forest (2016-02-09)
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  • » PROVINCE SUPPORTS NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS PROGRAM IN NORTHERN MANITOBA » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail PROVINCE SUPPORTS NON TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS PROGRAM IN NORTHERN MANITOBA To A Friend Email a copy of PROVINCE SUPPORTS NON TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS PROGRAM IN NORTHERN MANITOBA to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/179/province-supports-non-timber-forest-products-program-in-northern-manitoba/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » MANITOBA INCREASES SUPPORT FOR PIMACHIOWIN AKI WORLD HERITAGE PROJECT ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail MANITOBA INCREASES SUPPORT FOR PIMACHIOWIN AKI WORLD HERITAGE PROJECT ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG To A Friend Email a copy of MANITOBA INCREASES SUPPORT FOR PIMACHIOWIN AKI WORLD HERITAGE PROJECT ON EAST SIDE OF LAKE WINNIPEG to a friend Required Field

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/169/manitoba-increases-support-for-pimachiowin-aki-world-heritage-project-on-east-side-of-lake-winnipeg/email/ (2016-02-09)
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  • » No walk in the park for Cree Nation’s project » E-Mail | Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders
    the Sleeping Giant An Interview with Liz Esquega Thomas Beaudry View all stories The Project About the Project Contact Us This project was supported by a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation E Mail No walk in the park for Cree Nation s project To A Friend Email a copy of No walk in the park for Cree Nation s project to a friend Required Field Your Name Your E Mail

    Original URL path: http://www.abcleaders.org/news/105/no-walk-in-the-park-for-cree-nations-project/email/ (2016-02-09)
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