April 8, 2021, 11:16 AM MDT
While the federal government, provincial governments and the courts sort out what the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) means in the Canadian context, First Nations aren’t waiting to forge ahead building partnerships with industry to secure the future of their communities.
April 6, 2021, 12 AM MDT
The history of Canadian federalism suggests that bilateral agreements and unilateral action by individual provinces are the most common paths forward on energy and environment matters, says Duane Bratt, Positive Energy faculty affiliate and a Mount Royal University political science professor.
April 1, 2021, 7:30 AM MDT
After decades of division, common ground has opened up around the economy, environment and Indigenous rights when it comes to energy and other big-scale natural resource projects, attendees of the virtual First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) Indigenous Sustainable Investment Conference heard yesterday.
March 19, 2021, 11:14 AM MDT
Carbon offset credits can promote natural climate solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while also serving as an economic opportunity for Indigenous communities, says former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney.
March 19, 2021, 7:25 AM MDT
Improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance has become material to the strategic-direction for many companies, but imposing externally-developed ESG criteria on investment standards that involve Indigenous lands and waters undermines Indigenous rights, traditional knowledge and cultural heritage, says a recent report.
March 19, 2021, 10:56 AM MDT
Chevron Corporation will cease further company-funded feasibility work for the Kitimat LNG project.
March 19, 2021, 2:54 PM MDT
Over the next two years, the federal government is providing $2.6 million in funding for the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC), as well as $1 million in funding for the First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI).
March 18, 2021, 2:46 PM MDT
Amber-Dawn Boudreau has been appointed as vice-president, engagement of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC).
March 16, 2021, 7:07 AM MDT
The federal government announced nearly $40.5 million in investments for the Clarke Lake Geothermal Development Project, a wholly owned and Indigenous-led project that will develop one of the first commercially viable geothermal electricity production facilities in Canada.
March 15, 2021, 6 AM MDT
The Nisga’a Nation has signed a “collaborative endeavours agreement” for the assessment and development of a LNG facility in the Nass area, the president of Nisga’a Nation said in a letter.
March 12, 2021, 8:51 AM MST
Traditional Indigenous knowledge will be integrated with western science as part of a new pilot collaborative water-monitoring program in northeast British Columbia, a BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) scientist said at a recent session.
March 8, 2021, 6 AM MST
The impacts from COVID-19 and lower oil prices were in full effect in the Alberta budget, with the deficit expected to come in at $18.2 billion for 2021/22.
February 25, 2021, 3:35 PM MST
Ensuring that Indigenous groups are properly consulted on projects that affect them is crucial for the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) in its commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, says the CER’s new chief executive officer.
February 23, 2021, 6 AM MST
A new water research program will gather Western science and Indigenous knowledge data to increase understanding of water quality and water quantity in the Peace region, said Geoscience BC.
February 23, 2021, 9:28 AM MST
The Canada Energy Regulator’s (CER) board of directors and its Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC) have developed and endorsed the terms of reference for the committee, representing a key milestone in its development.
February 22, 2021, 6 AM MST
February 22, 2021, 8:25 AM MST
Indigenous suppliers play an increasingly important role in the oilsands, according to a Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) survey of producers. In 2019, companies spent about $2.4 billion on procurement from Indigenous businesses, which is up 16 per cent from 2018 and 53 per cent from 2017.
February 18, 2021, 3:45 PM MST
Oilfield service companies have until March 31, 2022 to apply for an additional $400 million in funding under the $1 billion Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP), the Alberta government said Friday.
February 16, 2021, 12 AM MST
The BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) has decommissioned over half of British Columbia’s 770 orphan well sites.
February 16, 2021, 10:55 AM MST
The Alberta government is proposing to expand the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland in northeastern Alberta with the addition of 143,800 hectares (355,000 acres) of land, creating the largest contiguous protected boreal forest area in the world.
February 12, 2021, 12 AM MST
Universal Geomatics Solutions Corp. announced today its commitment to the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program.
February 12, 2021, 10:40 AM MST
Completion of the long-awaited Moose Lake Access Management Plan for a 10-kilometre zone in the Athabasca oilsands will provide greater clarity to regulatory decision makers in relation to natural resource development and land management, Environment Minister Jason Nixon said Tuesday.
February 10, 2021, 8:30 AM MST
Every year, I speak to the MBA students at the University of Calgary and among the many questions they have, there is often a version of “I want to keep up to date with changes in sustainability or ESG but I don’t know where to look. What conference should I attend? or how do I even know when there is a new webinar.”
February 8, 2021, 8:34 AM MST
Small modular reactors (SMRs), used for decades to power naval vessels, could one day power the oilsands, says Martha Hall Findlay, chief sustainability officer at Suncor Energy Inc.
February 5, 2021, 9:52 AM MST