NLEN E-Update: April 18, 2011

Upcoming Events

April 19, 2011 7:30 PM
Snow Geese and Salt Marshes: Catastrophic Effects of Overpopulation
Grenfell Campus, MUN LC301, Corner Brook

April 20, 2011 5:30 PM
Sustainability Panel Discussion
Bitters, MUN, 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 21, 2011 6:30 PM
Sustainability Family Feud
Bitters, MUN, St. John’s

April 21, 2011 7:30 PM
Nature NL public lecture – “Full Circle: The Bell Island Shipwrecks”
MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mt. Scio Road, St. John’s

April 23, 2011 10:30 AM
An ‘Egg-cellent’ Easter at the Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

April 23, 2011 1:30 PM
“Going Green!” at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium!
Suncor Energy Fluvarium, St. John’s

April 23, 2011 1:30 PM
The Great Cloth Diaper Change
Bellies and Bundles, Coaker’s Meadow Plaza, 286 Torbay Road, 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 25, 2011 7:30 PM
Forum on the future of NL Fisheries
St. Augustine’s church hall , Elizabeth Ave., 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: Advisor, Fisheries Conservation, WWF CANADA (Deadline: April 18)

Employment: St. John’s Farmers Market Manager Assistant (Deadline: 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: Community Youth Network, St. John’s – Special Project Grants (Deadline: May 15)


Petition: Say NO to uranium mining in Labrador

Action: Opt-out of receiving the Yellow Pages directory

Resources: Publications, Websites, Newsletters and more

News Review (April 11 – 18)

NLEN Member organisations:
Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides-NL: Advocacy Coalition to make Cosmetic Pesticide Ban a Provincial Election Issue for 2011
Food Security Network: Elections & Food Policy

Provincial Government news releases:
Ministerial Statement – National Wildlife Week Promotes Importance of Resource
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
Agreement Reached on Compensation for Star Lake Hydroelectric Assets
Ministerial Statement – Positive Report Received on Fisheries Research and Development Program
Budget 2011 Investments to Help Address Climate Change
Environmental Assessment Bulletin

News releases from other political parties:
Government rejects financial test proviso in Muskrat Falls debate (Liberals)
Dunderdale exaggerates Holyrood’s usage… again (Liberals)

In the media: News, Commentary, Letters to the Editor & Podcast
Expect St. John’s coyote sightings: biologist (CBC-NL)
Controversial quarry gets St. John’s nod (CBC-NL)
Hydro, guns spark St. John’s South debate (CBC-NL)
Lower Churchill hearings ending (CBC-NL)
NDP supports Lower Churchill  (CBC-NL)
Provincial budget to contain money to help address climate change (The Telegram)
Winter trouting season ends today
(The Telegram)
Tracking oil well error (The Telegram)
Star Lake expropriation settled (The Telegram)
Recalling power not an easy option (The Telegram)

CBC NL Podcasts:

Labrador Morning Show
April 18, 2011 – High Dust levels at I.O.C in Labrador City
April 15, 2011 – Lower Churchill Hearings – Gilbert Bennett – A Look Back….
April 12, 2011 – Canadian Coast Guard – Labrador Ice Conditions

Radio Noon
Crosstalk / Pesticides
CBS – Boil Water order in effect
Hydro transmission lines to Makkovik and Hopedale.

On The Go
Wed. Apr. 13, 2011: Dr. David Saltman, the Chair and a Professor of Oncology, at Memorial’s Faculty of Medicine about growing concerns that doctors, who should be speaking out on health issues affecting their patients and communities, are being gagged.