Forestry

Minister Guilbeault invites contributions to national roundtable on Parks Canada

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, is announcing the upcoming 2023 Minister's Round Table on Parks Canada.

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  • Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, is announcing the upcoming 2023 Minister's Round Table on Parks Canada.
  • The Minister's Round Table is a biennial dialogue with people interested in the work of Parks Canada to consider progress in the fulfillment of the Agency's important mandate and to discuss the future of national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas.
  • Parks Canada protects a vast network of natural and cultural heritage places that include 171 national historic sites, 47 national parks, five national marine conservation areas and one national urban park.
  • The Parks Canada Agency Act requires the Minister responsible for Parks Canada to allow all peoples living in Canada to provide feedback on Parks Canada's responsibilities.

Minister lauds nation's progress in protecting biodiversity

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Friday, December 2, 2022

With increasingly stronger institutions for biodiversity conservation, China has made significant progress in protecting biodiversity resources and seen a remarkable increase in the populations of many endangered species, said Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu.

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  • With increasingly stronger institutions for biodiversity conservation, China has made significant progress in protecting biodiversity resources and seen a remarkable increase in the populations of many endangered species, said Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu.
  • The minister vowed a series of measures to accelerate the mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation in China.
  • Aside from updating the national biodiversity conservation strategy and action plan, China will consider special legislation on biodiversity, he said.
  • "Amid the crisis and challenge of biodiversity loss, we must firmly seize the opportunity of COP15 to mainstream the biodiversity conservation process in an accelerated manner and strive to usher in a new chapter of biodiversity conservation," he said.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed to Benefit from $33.8 Million in Conservation Grants

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Friday, December 2, 2022

The 104 grants will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.

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  • The 104 grants will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.
  • The grants were awarded through the Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant Program (INSR) and the Small Watershed Grants (SWG) Programs, core grant programs of the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership that are administered under NFWFs Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund (CBSF).
  • For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund or to download the 2022 Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction and Small Watershed Grants Slates, visit www.nfwf.org/chesapeake .
  • Primarily funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Chesapeake Bay Program has set the guidance and policy for restoring the Chesapeake Bay since 1983.

ClearStream announces Name Change to FLINT and $115 million in New Contract Awards and Renewals

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Flint entered Canada in 1949, opening an office in Edmonton and working in the Stettler area of central Alberta.

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  • Flint entered Canada in 1949, opening an office in Edmonton and working in the Stettler area of central Alberta.
  • ClearStream acquired the legacy Flint business and brand in 2019 and certain of the Companys operating divisions have already been using the brand.
  • The names of the legal entities associated with of each ClearStreams operating divisions have also been changed to reflect the FLINT brand.
  • FLINT is also pleased to announce that, during the month of November, it has booked new contract awards and renewals that are estimated to generate approximately $115 million in backlog.

Canada’s Forest Trust launches Canada’s Land Trust – a visionary program supporting private landowners and Canadian forests

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

OTTAWA, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadas Forest Trust (CFT) a social enterprise dedicated to restoring, preserving, and protecting forests in Canada launched Canadas Land Trust (CLT), an innovative program to support private landowners and stewards across the country.

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  • OTTAWA, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadas Forest Trust (CFT) a social enterprise dedicated to restoring, preserving, and protecting forests in Canada launched Canadas Land Trust (CLT), an innovative program to support private landowners and stewards across the country.
  • With 4% of Canadian land under private ownership, supporting private landowners is critical in maintaining their essential work as environmental stewards.
  • The mission of Canadas Land Trust is to ensure that land stewards never experience this type of stress again.
  • Canadas Forest Trust (CFT) is a social enterprise that offers a nature-based solution to capture carbon by building Smart Forests.

Ritchie Bros.' Ann Fandozzi recognized as CEO Innovator of the Year by the Globe & Mail

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Transformed the company from an auctioneer to a global marketplace for insights, services, and transaction solutions

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  • Transformed the company from an auctioneer to a global marketplace for insights, services, and transaction solutions
    VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -Last week, Ritchie Bros. CEO, Ann Fandozzi, was recognized by Canada's largest newspaper, The Globe & Mail, as its CEO Innovator of the Year.
  • Three months later, the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ann moved Ritchie Bros. to 100% online auctions.
  • To learn more about Ann Fandozzi's leadership and the Globe & Mail's CEO of the Year Awards, please review the Report on Business article here: https://tinyurl.com/3kcvkz7e .
  • The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

Enviva and GreenTrees Partner to Remove 90,000 Metric Tons of CO2e through Afforestation and Nature-Based Carbon Removal Credit Programs in Southeastern U.S.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

We are excited to partner with GreenTrees to help minimize our net carbon emissions and implement local solutions to meet net-zero goals, said Thomas Meth, President and CEO of Enviva.

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  • We are excited to partner with GreenTrees to help minimize our net carbon emissions and implement local solutions to meet net-zero goals, said Thomas Meth, President and CEO of Enviva.
  • The afforestation of this land will not compete with lands used for agricultural and food sources, but will revitalize the land and serve as permanent carbon removal.
  • Its an honor to partner with Enviva and work alongside a company on their path to net zero, said Chandler Van Voorhis, co-founder and managing partner of GreenTrees.
  • Enviva is focused on high-quality carbon credit projects that promote afforestation and reforestation in the companys region of operations, as well as projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere and enhance local carbon stocks.

Generation Mining Announces Federal and Provincial Approval of the Marathon Project Environmental Assessment

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Generation Mining Limited (TSX: GENM) (OTCQB: GENMF) (Gen Mining or the Company) is pleased to announce that the Marathon Palladium Copper Project (the Marathon Project) was approved by the joint Federal and Provincial Environmental Assessment process.

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  • Generation Mining Limited (TSX: GENM) (OTCQB: GENMF) (Gen Mining or the Company) is pleased to announce that the Marathon Palladium Copper Project (the Marathon Project) was approved by the joint Federal and Provincial Environmental Assessment process.
  • Commenting on todays announcements, Jamie Levy, President and CEO said, This is a great day for Generation Mining Shareholders and critical minerals production in Canada.
  • The receipt of the Decision Statement and Approval Order, respectively, are significant milestones as we advance the Marathon Project into production.
  • Gen Mining continues to work on de-risking and optimizing the Marathon Project, making significant progress on detailed engineering and financing.

SVA Architects Joins Development Partners in Celebrating the Grand Opening of The Ben Clark Training Center at Moreno Valley College

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SVA Architects is delighted to join Moreno Valley College leadership and staff, along with local public safety agencies and stakeholders in recognizing the grand opening of the new Ben Clark Training Center for Moreno Valley College's School of Public Safety.  Located at 20629 11th Street in Riverside, CA, the approximately $13 million building was funded by Measure C, a $350 million bond that voters approved in March of 2004. The Ben Clark Training Center is the second public safety training complex in SVA Architects' extensive portfolio of educational, civic, multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use developments.

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  • SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SVA Architects is delighted to join Moreno Valley College leadership and staff, along with local public safety agencies and stakeholders in recognizing the grand opening of the new Ben Clark Training Center for Moreno Valley College's School of Public Safety.
  • The Ben Clark Training Center is the second public safety training complex in SVA Architects' extensive portfolio of educational, civic, multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use developments.
  • Located 11 miles from the main Moreno Valley College campus, the Ben Clark Training Center is one of the largest public safety education centers in Southern California.
  • Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, "It's been an honor partnering with Moreno Valley College, and designing spaces that will house the education and training for our future public safety officers.

IWBI Launches the WELL Equity Rating to Advance Organizations and Places Where “Everyone Feels Welcome, Seen and Heard”

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

With the help of the Health Equity and WELL Concept Advisories, IWBI also developed new beta features and parts to strengthen the new offering.

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  • With the help of the Health Equity and WELL Concept Advisories, IWBI also developed new beta features and parts to strengthen the new offering.
  • This new designation will add to the suite of IWBI offerings that includes the WELL Health-Safety Rating and the WELL Performance Rating.
  • Each rating can be earned as a stand-alone designation or milestone toward a place-based WELL Certification or an organizations WELL Score.
  • In September, IWBIs Governance Council , the leadership body tasked with upholding the integrity of WELL through rigorous standard development criteria, unanimously ratified the WELL Equity Rating.