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Published on Mon, 04/13/2015 by Keith McNeill

Small town editor to cycle from Toronto to Ottawa for global warming petition

Small town editor to cycle from Toronto to Ottawa for global warming petition

CLEARWATER, BC: “My special interest in climate change began several years ago when the child of a family member cried himself to sleep after watching a television documentary on the subject. Will you sign my petition to help fight climate change in Canada?”

That’s how an online petition starts out that has been posted on Care2 by Keith McNeill, the editor of the award-winning Clearwater-North Thompson Times in Clearwater, British Columbia. The petition calls for a Canada-wide referendum on carbon fee-and-dividend.

Published on Thu, 04/09/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Volunteering: A key ingredient to healthy Canadians and healthy places

Volunteering: A key ingredient to healthy Canadians and healthy places

Each year, more than 13 million Canadians dedicate countless hours to causes that mean the world to them. Whether you volunteer for your local minor hockey association, at your senior’s centre or for your local nature organization, one person’s volunteer contribution has the power to impact lives, including our own, while strengthening communities.

Published on Thu, 04/09/2015 by Scouts Canada

Local Scouts Challenge The Community To Become A Kinder, Friendlier Place

Local Scouts Challenge The Community To Become A Kinder, Friendlier Place

– What Will Your Good Turn Be? –

Local Scouting youth are challenging the community to make an extra effort to be kinder to one another by performing a Good Turn for a neighbour, family, friend or the community during Scouts Canada’s 6th annual Good Turn Week from April 25 – May 3, 2015.

Good Turns can be effortless and can take as little as seconds to do. Plus, the benefits extend beyond the recipient. They include happier, friendlier and stronger communities; youth empowerment and improved mental health.

Published on Wed, 04/08/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

The Back to Ag program was envisioned to help farmers get back to the work they love – farming. André Veilleux, a maple syrup producer from Quebec, is doing just that thanks to his new stand-up wheelchair.

On March 1, 2008, André’s life drastically changed when a maple tree he was felling crushed him, severing his spinal cord, fracturing six vertebrae and resulting in paraplegia. André would never walk again.

Published on Mon, 04/13/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Endangered piping plover is small, cute and must be protected

Endangered piping plover is small, cute and must be protected

The piping plover, named for its plaintive bell-like whistles, is a relatively small bird both is size and numbers. The species is designated as endangered under the federal Species at Risk Act, as there are only 6,000 to 6,400 individuals in the world! The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with many partners to conserve this sensitive species’ habitat and help increase its population.

Published on Fri, 03/20/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Conserving water in the Waterton Park Front

Conserving water in the Waterton Park Front

Water is a resource that connects every country and every person on this planet. World Water Day (March 22nd) is an opportunity for Canadians to think about this important resource.

As a non-profit land trust, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) works to protect critical water within our conservation lands. The properties we conserve often contain headwaters that provide fresh water for Canadian families. Caring for this precious resource is a hugely important priority for NCC.

Published on Wed, 03/18/2015 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Launch Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Launch Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

Charlottetown, PEI, March 18, 2015: Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) launch has been cancelled due to a major blizzard that dumped 48 centimeters of snow on Charlottetown.

Published on Tue, 03/17/2015 by Advancing Women in Agriculture

Women in from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary

Women in from across Canada to attend the Advancing Women Conference in Calgary

Event Information

04/06/2015 @ 1:00PM
04/07/2015
Calgary, Alberta

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Published on Tue, 03/17/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Three steps to celebrating World Water Day

Three steps to celebrating World Water Day

Water: it’s a ubiquitous substance, necessity of civilization and the lifeblood of the planet. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day — “a day to celebrate water, make a difference and prepare for how we manage water in the future.”

Published on Mon, 03/09/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

While March is one of the months without a long weekend, many families are looking for ways to spend time together as students take leave for a week-long winter break. With the deep freeze finally behind us and balmier temperatures triggering a natural instinct to get active, here are five simple ways to spring into the season with your family and loved ones:

1) Savour the last of your winter activities

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