NLEN E-Update: March 21, 2011

Upcoming Events 

Throughout March until April 15, 2011
Lower Churchill Hydro Project – Joint Review Panel Public Hearing
Happy Valley – Goose Bay

March 22, 2011 2:30 PM
Educational Webinar on Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS)

March 23, 2011
CICP – The Innovation Conversation
Salon BCD (Main Level), Holiday Inn, St. John’s

March 23, 2011 7:00 PM
Film Series – “KING CORN”
Forest Centre, FC2014, Corner Brook

March 23, 2011 7:00 PM
Celebration of David Suzuki’s 75th Birthday
Robert G. Reid III Theatre @ The Arts and Administration Building, MUN , St. John’s

March 23, 2011 7:30 PM
Canadian Avalanche Foundation Talk and Silent Auction
Room 315 at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook

March 24, 2011
Avalon Agriculture Advantage Conference
The Wilds, Salmonier Line

March 24, 2011 6:00 PM
NLEE Fundraising event: An Evening of Sustainable Food Education through the ‘Great Meals for a Change’ program
Gower Street United Church, 99 Queen’s Road, St. John’s

March 24, 2011 7:30 PM
Public presentation: Infectious Diseases and Biodiversity
Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, Room LC 301, Corner Brook

March 25, 2011
MI Ocean Net – Youth and the Oceans Conference Series 2011
J.C. Erhardt Memorial, Makkovik

March 26-27, 2011
Fluvarium Kids Club – March Program: “Wake Up!”
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

March 28, 2011
Workshop: Increased Storms and Weather Hazards
RecPlex Building, University Drive, Corner Brook

March 29, 2011
Workshop: Increased Storms and Weather Hazards
Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Employment: Outreach Coordinator – Model Forest NL (Deadline: March 21)

Funding: Shell Environment Fund  (Deadline: March 23)

Employment: Teaching Assistants – Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre  (Deadline: March 25)

Employment: Outdoor Education Assistant – Western School District (Deadline: March 30)

Funding: Environmental Damages Fund (Deadline: April 1)

Funding: Stoneyfield: Profit for the Planet Community Challenge (Deadline: May 6) 


Action: Harper budget cuts (to the environment) out of line with Canadian Priorities (Council of Canadians)

Petition: Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides NL – Petition to Ban the Sale and Use of Cosmetic Pesticides

Public consultation: Development of Provincial Minerals Strategy (Deadline for submissions: April 14)

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

New website: Sandy Pond Alliance

Video: Ocean Memories (Produced by CPAWS-NL)

Report: Winter Walk and Foray Report (Mushroom Foray NL)

Column: Developers’ Paradise (Bill Montevecchi, “Birds I View”, Northeastern Avalon Times column)

News Review   (March 15 – March 21)

NLEN Member Organisation news releases:
Of Lakes and Mines: A Sandy Pond Chronicle (Sierra Club Atlantic)

 News releases from other political parties:
Protect Canada’s water as a public resource: NDP
Greens Urge Greater Transparency in Nuclear Updates

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcasts
N.L. mill wants cheaper fuel
Innu, Nalcor disagree on impact of hydro dams
Atlantic Canada’s harp seals drifting south
Labrador Innu land claim financial deal signed
Throne speech focuses on Lower Churchill, families
No grounds for injunction: Nalcor
N.S. hopes hydro loan guarantee coming
Fisheries researchers pummelled by rough weather
Norway joins Canada to fight EU seal ban
1929 Tsunami on the Burin Peninsula

CBC NL Podcasts: 

Labrador Morning Show
Iron ore company of Canadas plan to improve dust emissions
Lower Churchill Hearings – Friday March 19
Lower Churchill Environmental Review Panel – Mud Lake
Lower Churchill Hearings – Terrestrial wildlife
Lower Churchill Environmental Hearings – Mercury
At 75, Ken Mesher is ‘Still Trapping after all these Years
Rally at Hotel North Two to protest the proposed Lower Churchill development
Lower Churchill Hearings – Aquatic Environment

West Coast Morning Show
Shawn Skinner / Farming
Gerard Beaulieu: Farmer & landowner, Humber Valley
Paul Durling / Corridor Resources
Terry French / Snowmobile Trails
Gilbert Bennett / Nalcor
Todd WIght / Snowmobile Trails
Gerald Humber, Garry Stensen / Dead Seals

The Central Morning Show
The Central Newfoundland Morning Show Podcast – Mar.16, 2011 (domestic wood cutting in Central)

St. John’s Morning Show
Japan disaster & crab markets
CBS quarry meeting
Future of nuclear power
Health: Radiation poisoning

Radio Noon
Labrador Trapper / Ken Mesher
Woodcutting / Gonzo Gillingham

On The Go
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