Minister Rickford Highlights Responsible Resource Development in British Columbia

By Natural Resources Canada The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today concluded a visit to British Columbia where he met with leaders of First Nations communities to discuss progress on the Government of Canada’s response to the recommendations of the Eyford Report and our latest enhancements to Canada’s world-class tanker and pipeline safety systems. Minister Rickford also met with the Honourable Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier of British Columbia and Minister of Natural Gas Development. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada


Emergency declared in Gaza following severe flooding – UN agency

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours exacerbating the already poor humanitarian situation in the enclave, which is dealing with the aftermath of a last summer’s conflict, and an acute fuel and energy crisis. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Ebola: UN health agency advises male survivors to abstain from sex for 3 months

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that it is possible for the Ebola virus to be present in semen for 3 months after recovery, as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it plans to have 2,700 teams operating throughout villages in the remote forest areas of Guinea to educate villagers and monitor the epidemic at the community level. …read more

Source:: United Nations


UN refugee agency welcomes adoption of civil registration declaration in Asia-Pacific

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the adoption today of an Asia-Pacific ministerial declaration proclaiming a shared vision of civil registration for all people by 2024. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Canadian Second World War Veterans wrap up commemorative trip to Italy

By Veterans Affairs Canada Canada’s official delegation led by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today wrapped up a week of commemorative ceremonies in Italy. Canadian Veterans participated in a number of commemorative activities, including a visit to the war cemetery in Cassino where 855 Canadians are buried. …read more

Source:: Government of Canada


Deadly Boko Haram attack forces thousands to flee Nigeria for Niger – UN

A Boko Haram attack earlier this week on the northern Nigerian town of Dammassak left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger’s Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today. …read more

Source:: United Nations


UN official sees upcoming Lima climate talks as ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for a new universal agreement to be adopted in 2015. …read more

Source:: United Nations


Crews on track to meet 99 per cent restoration target

Power line and tree-trimming crews made significant progress restoring tens of thousands of customers affected by the storm that swept through southern New Brunswick on Nov. 26 and 27. NB Power is on track to meet the target of restoring 99 per cent of customers by tonight. …read more

Source:: Government of New Brunswick