News Releases

A complete listing of the department's News Releases and Statements issued in the last year. Archives are also accessible from this page.







  • Fall Rendez-vous with Greater Snow Geese

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – September 27, 2012 – Environment Canada invites you to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to witness the passage of the Greater Snow Geese, from now until October 28.

  • J&A Health Food International Ltd. Sentenced for Illegal Importation of Plant Species

    RICHMOND, B.C. -- September 25, 2012 -- J&A Health Food International Ltd. pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Richmond Provincial court on September 11th on three counts for offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA).

  • Stopping the Illegal Export of Canadian Wildlife

    OTTAWA, ON – September 21, 2012 – Environment Canada wildlife enforcement officers launched a coordinated series of interprovincial and international border inspections in the summer of 2012 to look for evidence of illegal hunting of black bear and other species. The operation took place in 29 locations throughout Canada.

  • United States and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 7, 2012 -- United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canada’s Minister of the Environment Peter Kent today signed the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement at a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C.

  • Harper Government Moves Forward on Tough Rules for Coal-Fired Electricity Sector

    SASKATOON, Sask. -- September 5, 2012 -- Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, today announced final regulations for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired electricity generation.



  • Environment Canada and INTERPOL Work Together to Fight Wildlife Crime

    OTTAWA, Ont. -- July 26, 2012 -- The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment, announced today the signature of an agreement with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to assist with capacity building of wildlife law enforcement around the world.

  • Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership Sentenced and Fined a Total of $150,000

    CASTLEGAR, B.C. -- July 26, 2012 -- On July 25, 2012, Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership was sentenced in British Columbia Provincial court for offences under the Environmental Management Act. The sentencing is the result of a conviction on February 16, 2012, following an 8-day trial.

  • Harper Government increases protection for Canada’s water quality

    DELTA, B.C. – July 18, 2012 – Today, Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, and Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Denis Lebel, announced that the Government of Canada has established an important safeguard for the country’s water quality, by implementing Wastewater System Effluent Regulations.

  • Ontario Weather Review - June 2012

    This year, summer arrived early – with the temperature dial set to “High Heat”! Throughout the province, mean temperatures were higher than the normal values by as much as 4.3 degrees Celsius. The largest variations were observed in the Far North, north of Superior, northeastern and eastern Ontario sections. For most locations, it was the warmest June since 2005 – particularly in Geraldton, north of Lake Superior, which set a mean temperature record.

  • Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring Program Well Underway

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. -- July 16, 2012 -– Today, Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent, and Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Diana McQueen toured several of the new oil sands monitoring stations now in place in the early stages of implementation of the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring.

  • Happy Birthday Last Mountain Lake - 125 Years and Going Strong!

    SASKATOON, SK -- July 6, 2012 -- For more than 125 years, Last Mountain Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary has been a safe haven for more than 300 bird species and resident wildlife.







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