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Published on Wed, 04/16/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Spring into volunteer work on Earth Day

Spring into volunteer work on Earth Day

The waxwings have arrived at the feeder, the snow is melting and the birds are back to singing their sweet songs. It’s safe to say spring has sprung, just in time for Earth Day. On April 22, people around the world will give their thanks for nature and its endless gifts.

“Our conservation work not only celebrates for the natural world, but it protects it for future generations.”

To celebrate, the Nature Conservancy of Canada will announce its Conservation Volunteers events for the year on this special day. 

Created on Mon, 04/14/2014 by Newspapers Canada

The Extra Awards Announce Judges for 2014

The Extra Awards Announce Judges for 2014

April 17, 2014

These creative experts hail from different parts of the country and will therefore provide unique perspectives and expertise.

Newspapers Canada is pleased to launch the Extra Awards for 2014 and announce our judges for this year.

The Extra Awards celebrate outstanding advertising in newspapers across any device.

The awards are open to all – agencies, advertisers and newspapers! Ads must have run in a community or daily newspaper or on a newspaper site, tablet or phone in Canada between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

Published on Fri, 04/11/2014 by Prince Edward Island 2014

Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

April 11, 2014

"Prince Edward Island has long been the place to be on Canada Day, but in 2014 the commemoration of our nation’s birth will be bigger and better than ever."

(Charlottetown) – A stellar line up of Canadian musical artists will take centre stage during one of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations in Prince Edward Island where Canada got its start 150 years ago.  Prince Edward Islanders and visitors will be treated to a free day-long Concert for Canada at the Charlottetown Event Grounds, capped off by the largest fireworks display in the entire country.

Published on Fri, 04/04/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Spring into the season with Conservation Volunteers

Spring into the season with Conservation Volunteers

Now that we’ve passed the winter-spring threshold, we can focus on what’s really important – the warm weather summer. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about ways to spend your time in the sun and with National Volunteer Week from April 6 to 12, volunteering is top of mind for Canadians.

Last year, we saw 1,800 volunteers lend their hands to over a year's worth of conservation work, amounting to more than 10,000 hours and to more than 230 grassroots projects

A recent Ipsos Reid poll conducted by the Nature Conservancy of Canada found that 94 per cent of Canadians value their protected natural areas close to where they live, with 91 per cent of them noting their use of these areas being for personal enjoyment.

Published on Fri, 04/04/2014 by Front Pages

Time to start digging through your archives and select entries for the Front Pages Competition

Time to start digging through your archives and select entries for the Front Pages Competition

Daily and community publications from across the country are invited to submit their most significant front page stories in a eight unique categories.

Newspapers Canada has teamed up with PEI 2014 to launch a historic competition celebrating the top newspaper front-pages from the past 150 years. Daily and community publications from across the country are invited to submit their most significant front page stories in a eight unique categories:

Published on Tue, 04/01/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

By partnering with CASA, we can ensure programs like Progressive Agriculture Safety Days receive the financial support they need to reach more communities across Canada

Winnipeg, MB, April 1, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that TransCanada Corporation will be helping rural youth stay safe on the farm in 2014. The company is donating $40,000 to support Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada this year.

Published on Wed, 03/26/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conservancy’s volunteer program a breath of fresh air

Conservancy’s volunteer program a breath of fresh air

A recent Ipsos Reid poll shows that 97 per cent of Canadians agree that nature is important to their family’s well-being, and 87 per cent said they would prefer to spend family time outdoors in nature, as opposed to indoors. 

Imagine walking along a tree-lined trail, through the fresh spring air and twigs snapping under your feet – maybe you’re on an afternoon stroll with your children or out searching for songbirds. Or, perhaps you’re lending a hand in important conservation work, whilst soaking up the sun and exploring nature’s wonders! This is the kind of opportunity that awaits you when you sign up for outdoor volunteer events.

Published on Mon, 03/17/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

World Water Day: care continues to flow for our world’s water resources

World Water Day: care continues to flow for our world’s water resources

More than 20 years ago, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) declared March 22 World Water Day, “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.”

With an estimated two million lakes in Canada, covering about eight percent of our country there’s great need and responsibility to protect our freshwater. 

Water is indisputably one of our planet’s most precious resources. And with March 22 around the corner, it’s important to recognize what we’re doing in Canada to protect this vital resource.

Published on Thu, 03/13/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Safety Week Launch in Olds, Alberta Brings Home Message of Farm Safety

Safety Week Launch in Olds, Alberta Brings Home Message of Farm Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Some say farming is a high risk occupation, but it does not have to be. In most cases, injuries can be predicted, and prevented, with the right mix of tools and operating procedures.”

Olds, AB, March 13, 2014:  Farm safety supporters gathered in Olds, Alberta earlier this week to take part in Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2014 launch activities. Over 40 people attended the launch luncheon on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, which included speeches from farm safety champions and testimonials from Alberta farmers.

STOP – Rethink It, B.C.! B.C. Businesses Form Coalition To Request Government Halt Recycling Plans

STOP – Rethink It, B.C.! B.C. Businesses Form Coalition To Request Government Halt Recycling Plans

By running in every edition of 130 newspapers across the province and on social media – tagged #RethinkItBC – it will be one of the largest public awareness campaigns ever mounted in B.C.’s history.

Vancouver (March 10th, 2014) – A coalition of business stakeholder groups representing several major sectors of the British Columbia economy announced the launch of a massive province-wide advertising campaign in 130 provincial newspapers to protest regulatory changes involving the recycling of printed-paper and packaging (PPP).

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