NLEN E-Update: March 28, 2011

Upcoming Events

Special notice:
April 9, 2011 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
2011 NLEN AGM, Luncheon and Conference
The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., St. John’s

From March 3 – April 15, 2011
Lower Churchill Hydro Project – Joint Review Panel Public Hearing
Happy Valley – Goose Bay and other Labrador communities. Complete schedule.

March 29, 2011 10:00 AM
Workshop: Increased Storms and Weather Hazards
Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s

April 4, 2011
Lower Churchill Hydro Project – Joint Review Panel Public Hearing (St. John’s)
St. John’s

April 8, 2011
Interprovincial Forum – Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: concerns of coastal communities
Municipality of Magdalen Islands

April 9, 2011 10:00 AM
2011 NLEN AGM, Luncheon and Conference
The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. , St. John’s

April 12, 2011
Rural Revitalization From our Forest Conference
Gros Morne Resort, St. Paul’s

April 16, 2011 11:00 AM
Spring FEASt Fest
St. Thomas Anglican Church, 8 Military Rd., St. John’s

April 21, 2011 4:00 PM
Earth Day events: “Challenge Yourself ” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium
The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

April 25, 2011
Riparian Mysteries: Spring Day Camp 2011 at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium
The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

April 30, 2011 11:30 AM
FEASt Annual General Meeting
Sobey’s Community Room, 8 MerryMeeting Rd, St. John’s

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

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

Funding: Environmental Damages Fund (Deadline: April 1)

Award: St. John’s Clean and Beautiful seeks nominations for community awards (Deadline: April 15)

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


Public review: Draft EA scoping document for exploratory drilling – Corridor Resources, Old Harry site (Deadline: Today! March 28)

Action: Support a moratorium on oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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

Nature Journal: The Osprey – Winter Edition 2011 (Natural History Society NL)

Newsletter: Our Wildlife (Wildlife Division, Dept of Env & Cons.)

New website: Sandy Pond Alliance

News Review (March 21 – March 28)

NLEN Member Organisation news releases:
International Appalachain Trail – NL: Canadian Ambassador Welcomes IAT to Ireland
Protected Areas Association launches 2011 Wild Art Competition “Our Forests, Our Future”

Special: A selection of presentations from ENGOs and concerned citizens from the Lower Churchill Hydro Project Joint Review Panel Public Hearing
Exhibit 38 – Presentation by Sierra Club – Terrestrial Session
Exhibit 39 – Presentation by Grand Riverkeeper – Terrestrial Session
Presentation by Grand Riverkeeper – Shortcomings of current EIAs
Presentation from Sierra Club – Aquatic Environment
Presentation from Grand Riverkeeper – Aquatic Environment
Presentation by Sierra Club – Reservoir preparation
Presentation by Grand Riverkeeper – Reservoir preparation
Presentation by Robin Goodfellow-Baikie
Exhibit-18: Presentation by Grand Riverkeeper
Exhibit-17: Presentation by Sierra Club Atlantic
Exhibit-9: Presentation by Herb Brown
Presentation from Debbie R. Michelin – General Session
Presentation from Grand Riverkeeper – Need, Purpose and Alternatives
Presentation from Grand Riverkeeper – Economic Impacts
Provincial Government news releases:
Ministerial Statement – People of Province Encouraged to Participate in Earth Hour 2011
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Drinking Water Safety Training Workshop Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
World Water Day Highlights Importance of Resource
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Drinking Water Workshop in Gander
Ministerial Statement – Historic Agreement Advances Innu Land Claims Closer to Final Agreement

News releases from other political parties:
World Water Day Highlights Importance of Resource: NDP Leader
Jones says Dunderdale not vigilant about Old Harry
Premier Dunderdale sits out fishery questions
Jones worried about federal budget cuts to DFO, Marine Atlantic

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcasts
Métis hydro injunction bid rejected
Quebec strikes oil deal in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Scientists call for experimental cull of 73,000 seals
Mixed messages on Lower Churchill loan guarantee
Lighthouse de-staffing program cancelled by DFO
Fisheries cuts ‘efficiencies,’ says minister
Dunderdale welcomes Quebec Old Harry agreement
Mixed messages on Muskrat Falls
Muskrat Falls dominates provincial question period
Letter delivered; MOU at impasse
Muskrat Falls answers needed
MOU doesn’t tackle real fishery challenges
Time for fisheries leadership
Setting the chairman straight
The deal is a good one

CBC NL Podcasts:

Labrador Morning Show
“Giant” arrives in Sept Iles
Nunatukavut’s President Chris Montague responds to courts dismissal of its application to stop the Lower Churchill Hearings.
Lower Churchill Environmental Review panel – Nain
Quebec Government taking steps to better manage the George River Caribou hunt.
An update from Aurora Energy – The plan for Labrador this year
Lower Churchill Envromental Review panel – More from Sheshatshiu
Lower Churchill Panel Hearings – Sheshatshiu
What does Japan mean to uranium exploration in Labrador?
Lower Churchill Public Hearings – North West River
Innu – Another step closer to a final land claim

West Coast Morning Show
Paul Wylezol / IAT
Gerene O’Dell / Walk For Water
Geoff Rayner-Canham / Award

The Central Morning Show
None listed

St. John’s Morning Show
Metrobus fleet replacement

Radio Noon
Maude Barlow, Council of Cdns
Home Heating Oil goes up
Feberal Budget cuts Department of Fisheries
Crosstalk – How are oil / gas prices affecting you?
World Water Day
Jack Parsons – Eco Energy

On The Go
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