ESKASONI, NS, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Peter MacKay,
Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada and Regional Minister
for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's
Environment Minister, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic
Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced
the official opening of a partner weather station in Eskasoni First
Nation, Nova Scotia, with more than $70,000 of in-kind support from
"Our Government is committed to ensuring all Canadians have access to
reliable and timely weather information in order to keep them informed
and safe," said Minister MacKay. "This weather station also indicates
our efforts to ensure weather monitoring infrastructure offers access
to world-class weather, water and climate monitoring data."
The Meteorological Service of Canada has worked with Eskasoni, the
largest Mi'kmaq community, located on Cape Breton Island, in Nova
Scotia, to install a state-of-the-art weather station. This is the
first station along Cape Breton Island's Bras d'Or Lake. All of the
data collected at this site is transmitted to Environment Canada and
used to predict daily weather and monitor climate trends.
"The community appreciates Environment Canada's support in establishing
this weather station," said Leroy Denny, Chief of Eskasoni. "It will
help Eskasoni residents to safely plan their daily activities and is
also part of a new youth education program about meteorology."
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SOURCE: Environment Canada
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