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Public Inquiries - Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I find information and statistical data on weather?
- What are the requirements to get a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permit, and where can I apply?
- Where can I apply for a permit to hunt big game? Where can I apply for a fishing license?
- Where can I find information on regulations and open season dates for hunting migratory birds, ducks and geese?
- There are unwanted migratory birds on my property. What can I do?
- Where can I find information on employment and internships with Environment Canada?
- Is there information available on the management, import and export, of toxic substances?
- I have found an injured animal, what can I do?
- Where do I register and report Pollution Release?
- Where can I find information on septic system and landfill issues and regulations?
Questions and Answers
Public Inquiries - Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find information and statistical data on weather?
Daily information about weather, as well as a variety of statistical data is available online at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
Historical weather data is available at http://climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/Welcome_e.html.
In addition to providing Canadians with up-to-date information on past, present and future weather conditions, Environment Canada offers multiple data access services to specialized users that require information at regular intervals and in an unprocessed form. Users that require timely and automatic weather updates, without the hassle of constantly viewing or refreshing the "weatheroffice.gc.ca" web site, can take advantage of a convenient RSS feed subscription.
For answers to specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can speak with an Environment Canada weather professional by using Weather One-on-One (900-565-5555).
This service is available weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and weekends and statutory holidays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Charges of $2.99 per minute, plus taxes, will be added directly to your telephone bill. Please visit the Website for additional information for callers in Nunavut and Northwest Territories.
What are the requirements to get a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permit, and where can I apply?
CITES forms can now be printed directly from www.ec.gc.ca/cites/default.asp?lang=En&n=05BFDC16-1. Once completed, forms can be sent to the appropriate authority, according to the guidelines available at www.ec.gc.ca/cites/default.asp?lang=En&n=5EFF307F-1.
More general information about CITES is available at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/cites/default.asp?lang=En&n=1BC82E16-1.
CITES can also be contacted directly for forms and information at the coordinates below:
CITES Management Authority Office
Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3
Tel: (819) 997-1840
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6767 (in Canada only)
Fax: (819) 953-6283
Where can I apply for a permit to hunt big game? Where can I apply for a fishing license?
Permits and licenses for hunting and fishing are available from the Provincial Wildlife Department. There are different requirements for residents and non-residents. Please consult the Provincial Government Website for the province in which you wish to hunt.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
Where can I find information on regulations and open season dates for hunting migratory birds, ducks and geese?
Regulations and open season dates are available for all provinces and territories at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/rcom-mbhr/default.asp?lang=Fr&n=8FAC341C-1
There are unwanted migratory birds on my property. What can I do?
Environment Canada has developed a handbook on managementtechniques. Areas of concern include farmlands, airports, urban parks, golf courses, schools, cemeteries and residential properties, especially those near wetland areas.
More information is available at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/mbc-com/default.asp?lang=En&n=6D2B893B-1.
Where can I find information on employment and internships with Environment Canada?
Information about employment with the Government of Canada is available at www.jobs.gc.ca. Likewise, the information on various opportunities at Environment Canada is available at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/education/default.asp?lang=En&n=2CDBC12F-1.
Is there information available on the management, import and export, of toxic substances?
Please consult the following with specific questions:
Chemicals Management Division
200 Sacré Coeur Blvd.
Additional information on the management of toxic substances is available online at: http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/default.asp?lang=En&n=97324D33-1.
I have found an injured animal, what can I do?
The best thing to do is to connect with your local Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
A number of Provincial Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres are listed at: http://www.naturecanada.ca/enews_july07_sickanimal.asp and/or http://www.wildlifeinternational.org/EN/public/emergency/emergencyrehab.html.
Where do I register and report Pollution Release?
The National Pollution Release Inventory (NPRI) Web page is a resource for owners or operators of facilities that are required to report to the NPRI, and others interested in learning about NPRI reporting requirements: http://www.ec.gc.ca/inrp-npri/default.asp?lang=En&n=F6300E68-1.
Where can I find information on septic system and landfill issues and regulations?
Unless the issue is occurring on Federal property, you should contact the Provincial Ministry or Department responsible for this issue. More information is available at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s website: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/gemare/gemare_009.cfm.
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