News Releases

Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS.

Oct 29 14

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CPAWS presents to Federal Environment Committee on Bill for Rouge National Urban Park
Good afternoon and thank you for this opportunity to share with the Committee our recommendations for Bill C-40, An Act Respecting the Rouge National Urban Park. My name is Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director at CPAWS. Since our creation 50 years ago, CPAWS has played a key role in the establishment of over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. We have 13 regional chapters in nearly every province and territory, including CPAWS WIldlands League chapter in Toronto, as well as a national office here in Ottawa, and over 60,000 supporters across the country. We work collaboratively with governments, industry, First Nations and others to conserve Canada’s natural heritage.

Oct 07 14

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CPAWS applauds Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s call to end logging in Algonquin Park
CPAWS welcomes the Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s latest report, which calls for an end to logging in Algonquin Park. Our two chapters working in Ontaro --- the Wildlands League and the Ottawa Valley chapter - have been seeking an end to logging in Algonquin since 1968.

Sep 26 14

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B.C. municipalities support South Okanagan Similkameen national park establishment
CPAWS-BC congratulates the members of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for passing a resolution put forward by the Town of Osoyoos today in support of the proposed South Okanagan National Park Reserve. The resolution asks the provincial government to re-engage with the Government of Canada in formal discussions regarding the proposed national park reserve, and was supported by municipal leaders and elected officials across the province. Click here for the full media release from the Town of Osoyoos.

Sep 19 14

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David Henry to receive conservation award for lifetime achievements in Saskatchewan
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce that David Henry will receive the J.B. Harkin Medal at Nature Saskatchewan’s Fall Meet Banquet on September 20th at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.

Sep 03 14

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CPAWS and other major environmental groups applaud Ontario’s position on Rouge Park lands
The Ontario government did the right thing yesterday by deciding not to transfer its substantial Rouge Park lands to Parks Canada until the federal legislation and management plan for Rouge Park are significantly strengthened.

Aug 28 14

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Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal
CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Ecojustice lawyers, representing the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Jasper Environmental Association (JEA) have filed a Federal Court case in an effort to quash the approval and protect Canada’s national parks from renewed commercial development pressures.

Jul 25 14

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Parks Canada decision on proposed resort at Jasper’s Maligne Lake contravenes park rules: CPAWS
EDMONTON – In response to Parks Canada’s decision to allow Maligne Tours’ proposal for a resort at Jasper National Parks’ iconic Maligne Lake to proceed, CPAWS is warning that the decision violates park policy and could put park wildlife at greater risk. Thirteen of fourteen proposals put forward by Maligne Tours are being allowed to proceed, including commercial tent cabin accommodation that directly violates the Jasper National Park Management Plan and other Parks Canada policies designed to limit commercial accommodations in Rocky Mountain national parks.

Jul 23 14

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CPAWS 2014 AGM Notice and Nominations for the CPAWS National Board Announcement
The CPAWS Annual General Meeting will be held via conference call at 8:00 PM (ET) on September 29, 2014. For more information, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone at: 1-800-333-9453

Jul 13 14

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Canada’s parks faring worse than last year: CPAWS
Ottawa – In its sixth annual review of the state of Canada’s parks, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that most parks and proposed protected areas are facing greater challenges than they were a year ago.

Jul 08 14

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CPAWS receives top rating from Charity Intelligence Canada
CPAWS is pleased to have received a 4-star rating, the highest mark given, from Charity Intelligence Canada, in its recently released charity ratings. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is one of only 72 charities, and 1 of 2 ENGOs, to receive top marks based on excellence in financial transparency, accountability to donors, and cost-efficiency.

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