June 24, 2009

Statistics for Media

Statistics Canada will be hosting a free workshop for media designed to show you how and where to look for the data you need, how to interpret them, and how to present them.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Canada Gives BP Okay to Explore in Marine Conservation Area"

"Earlier this month, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board accepted a bid from oil company BP to explore for oil and gas in an area that includes part of Atlantic Canada’s largest marine conservation area."

Source: Hakai, 12/02/2020

First Nations Leaders, Greens Have A New Plan To Protect BC Old-Growth

"Ancient forest advocates are weary of political promises that have so far been unable to slow the pace of clearcut logging in B.C. Here’s how visionaries think the province should move forward to protect beloved trees and critical habitat while making good on commitments to uphold Indigenous rights".

Source: The Narwhal, 11/23/2020

"The Last Free River Of Manitoba"

"The Seal River is Manitoba’s only major waterway that hasn’t been dammed — and five Indigenous communities have banded together to keep it that way by establishing a protected area".

"A five-year-old Stephanie Thorassie sat in front of her father on his snowmobile, nestled between his legs as he drove away from their home in Tadoule Lake, Man. They went over two hills before descending to a beach. Thorassie was stunned.

“On the beach, there were thousands of caribou — right behind my house!” she said, reminiscing about her childhood in the 1990s.

Source: The Narwhal, 11/18/2020

'We Won': Canada Indigenous Group Scoops Up Billion Dollar Seafood Firm

"For generations, Indigenous peoples in Canada have watched, often in frustration, as commercial industries profit from the land and waters their ancestors once harvested. This week, however, excitement replaced irritation as a group of First Nations announced plans to scoop up one of the largest seafood companies in North America."

Source: Guardian, 11/13/2020


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