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B.C. PLANS FOR CLIMATE REFUGEES
by admin on December 3, 2014
A new report looking at how climate change around the world will affect human migration suggests governments need plans to deal with climate refugees. More specifically, it looked at how prepared the west coast province of British Columbia was for what may become an influx of climate migrants or refugees in coming decades, or sooner. Read more.
PAL FINDS FRIEND IN NEW INVESTOR
by admin on November 20, 2014
(St. John's, NL: 16 Nov. 2014) Provincial Aerospace said Wednesday it has reached an agreement that would see its parent company, the PAL Group of Companies, sold to Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC).
Under the terms of the deal, the PAL Group — whose holdings involve an airline, a fleet of 30 aircraft and defence and aerospace interests — will continue to be operated independently under its current management at its headquarters in St. John’s. Read more.
A NEW ERA IN CANADA-EU RELATIONS
by wade on October 6, 2014
(Ottawa, Ontario; 26 Sept.2014) We, the leaders of Canada and the European Union (EU), meeting today in Ottawa, are committed to strengthening and deepening our strategic partnership that builds on our shared history and values. We reaffirmed our commitment to contributing to our mutual prosperity through our continued cooperation. Read more.
ADVANCING CANADIAN FISHING INDUSTRY THROUGH RESEARCH
by wade on July 21, 2014
(14 July 2014) Studying the approaches used in Norway and Iceland to generate maximum returns from cod and other groundfish resources was the primary focus for Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, during a recent trip to both countries.
CANADIAN ASTRONAUT HANSEN PART OF NASA UNDERSEA MISSION
by wade on June 21, 2014
(Longueuil, Quebec, June 10, 2014) Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen has explored impact craters in the High Arctic and lived and trained in deep caves. Now he's found a new way to challange his body and his mind. Jeremy will spend 7 days under 19 metres of water in extreme conditions that closely resemble a space environment. Read more.
A CLOSER VIEW OF THE SEA
by wade on April 11, 2014
An underwater-vehicles program at the School of Ocean Technology (SOT), which has an underwater-imaging system that will provide real-time 3D viewing without headgear—believed to be the first such system in the world—is gearing up for a commercial pilot in the first quarter of 2014. Read more.
CONCIERGE ADVISORS FACILITATE ACCESS TO INNOVATION RESOURCES
by wade on March 11, 2014
Concierge Advisors across Canada are now providing one-on-one assistance to Canadian SMEs, using their deep industry experience and knowledge to help guide them to the most relevant public innovation programs and services available to help meet their innovation needs. Read more.
MINISTER TELLS DELEGATES THE PROVINCE IS A REAL-TIME ARCTIC LABORATORY
by wade on February 11, 2014
Good afternoon ladies and gentleman, friends and colleagues.
On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – thank you for the invitation to speak today at the 2014 Northern Lights Conference. I am delighted to be here to discuss the exciting opportunities and future development potential in the Arctic, and share with you how Newfoundland and Labrador is your path to the Arctic and an ideal partner for related activities.
CANVASSING INTEREST IN EXHIBITING AT THE CANADA PAVILION AT 2014 ICOE
by wade on January 18, 2014
Marine Renewables Canada is currently canvassing all potential Canadian organizations to determine interest in exhibiting in a Canada Pavilion at the ICOE 14 Halifax event. The space is currently on hold but we will need to move quickly to organize the space and confirm interest.
LAUNCHING SLOW FISH CANADA
by wade on December 17, 2013
Surprisingly new to Canada, Slow Fish Canada formed officially last spring as a national campaign of Slow Food Canada. A small group of fisheries advocates across the country worked together to designate October as Slow Fish Month. This involved hosting events from St. John’s to Vancouver Island. From local seafood dinners and community conversations, to educational talks by fisheries scientists, to film screenings and cooking workshops, no two events were the same. Read more.