NLEN E-Update: April 11, 2011

Upcoming Events

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

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

April 16, 2011
Celebrate National Wildlife Week at Salmonier Nature Park: Backyard Habitat/Wildlife Watching Workshop
Salmonier Nature Park

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

April 16, 2011 1:30 PM
“Going Green!” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 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 26, 2011 12:30 PM
Project Webfoot Volunteer Training Session (Ducks Unlimited Canada) Sobeys Community Room, Valley Mall, Corner Brook

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

May 4, 2011 7:30 PM
Northeast Avalon ACAP Annual General Meeting
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

May 13-14, 2011
Bringing Teaching to Life in the Outdoors (NLEE/Brother Brennan Centre Event)
Brother Brennan Environmental Centre

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Opportunities: Employment, Internships, Funding & Volunteering

Employment: Visitor Services Supervisor, MUN Botanical Garden (April 11 — Today!)

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

Employment: Advisor, Fisheries Conservation, WWF CANADA (April 18)

Employment: St. John’s Farmers Market Manager Assistant (April 20)

Seeking Volunteers: Project Webfoot Volunteer Training Session (Ducks Unlimited Canada) (RSVP by April 22)

Employment: Education / outreach coordinator (NL Environmental Educators) (Deadline: April 22)

Funding: SWASP 2011 Community Service Component of the Student Work and Service Program (SWASP) (Deadline: April 29)

Awards: Nominations accepted for Provincial Environmental Awards (Deadline: May 1)

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

Funding: Wellness Coalition Avalon East – Community Grants (Deadline: May 15)


Petition: Say NO to uranium mining in Labrador

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

Action: Opt-out of receiving the Yellow Pages directory

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

News Review (April 4 – 11)

Provincial Government news releases:
Agreement Reached on Compensation for Star Lake Hydroelectric Assets
City of Mount Pearl Receives $1 Million to Purchase New Recycling Vehicles
Additional Moose Licences Among Changes Made to the 2011-12 Hunting Season
Quebec Energy Regulator Denies Fair and Open Access to Québec’s Transmission System
Two Regions Receive Funding for Waste Collection Vehicles
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network AGM and Conference

News releases from other political parties:
Different day, different story from Kathy Dunderdale on Muskrat (NL Liberals)
Jackman dodging chance to restructure lobster fishery
(NL Liberals)
Money from excess power sales won’t lower rates at home, Nalcor confirms (NL Liberals)
Desperation driving Dunderdale to promote unviable project, says Jones (NL Liberals)
GPC Candidate Beats Liberals and Conservatives to Nomination (Green Party)

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcasts
Moose cull set for national parks in N.L. (CBC-NL)
Que. adopts motion against Lower Churchill funding (CBC-NL)
Inuit won’t rush into uranium ban decision (CBC-NL)
Canada’s power grid needs $293B infusion: report (CBC-NL)
Muskrat line could go to coast: premier (CBC-NL)
More than 5,000 moose licences added (CBC-NL)
Outfitters want in on moose cull  (CBC-NL)
Offshore board failed to disclose spill quickly: chair (CBC-NL)
Deepwater drilling Moira Baird April 9, 2011 (The Telegram)
Offshore board still investigating mud spill April 6, 2011 (The Telegram)
Funding provided for waste collection vehicles (The Telegram)
Parks Canada to reduce moose numbers in national parks (The Telegram)
Metis appealing injunction decision (The Telegram)
Getting a say April 5, 2011 (The Telegram)
Paying for the power play April 9, 2011 (The Telegram)
More Muskrat Falls concerns April 9, 2011 (The Telegram)
Hydro power’s dirty side (Montreal Gazette)

CBC NL Podcasts:

Labrador Morning Show
Happy Valley Goose Bay – Town Plans for Lower Churchill Development
Lower Chutrchill Hearings – Fish
Lower Churchill Hearings – Todd Russell
Lower Churchill Hearings – Peter Penashue
Nunatsiavut Government – No Mining Plan until later this year
Lower Churchill Environmental hearings. – General session
Crosshair Resources – Gearing up for the Summer?
Lower Churchill hearings – Social and Cultural impact

West Coast Morning Show
Kevin O’Brien / Waste
Peter Deering / Moose
Carolyn Lavers / Shrimp

The Central Morning Show
Natural resources minister responds to criticism about regulation of offshore oil companies

St. John’s Morning Show
Conception Bay Centre curbside recycling
Holyrood support for Lower Churchill project
Seal hunt 2011
Old Harry Quebec-Ottawa deal
National parks moose cull
Muskrat Falls project
Henry Goodrich oil spill

Radio Noon
Hydro transmission lines to Makkovik and Hopedale
Moose Cull – Ron Hicks, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association
Radio Noon Crosstalk – Moose
Ed Martin, the President and CEO of Nalcor
John F Collins, former Provincial Progressive Conservative Finance Minister
Henry Goodrich… Spills more than 26000 litres

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