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August 17, 2017 – Consultation on guidelines for the Application of the Act respecting transparency measures in the mining, oil and gas industries

August 15, 2017 – Raccoon Rabies Prevention - Wild animal vaccination operation in the Eastern townships, Montérégie and Montreal area parks

June 20, 2017 – Raccoon Rabies Prevention - The Québec government continues its monitoring and control activities in the Eastern Townships and Montérégie

May 30, 2017 – Weh-Sees Indohoun Special Zone - A self-registration system is being established for the 2017 season

February 28, 2017 – Asian carps - The presence of grass carp in the St. Lawrence River is confirmed

December 21, 2016 – Migratory caribou sport hunting closure

April 14, 2016 – Meeting of Energy Ministers - Québec and Ontario: collaboration at its best

April 14, 2016 – Raccoon Rabies Prevention in Québec – Vaccine operation in Montérégie and the Eastern Townships from April 19 to 28, 2016

April 5, 2016 – Boreal Forest – A credible, acceptable, reasonable action plan for woodland caribou habitat conservation

March 24, 2016 – Wood Innovation Forum - “Innovation as a means of reinventing our industry " - Laurent Lessard

March 16, 2016 – Softwood Lumber Agreement - Québec announces a firm and clear position

March 4, 2016 – Québec forest industry - Minister Lessard signals his concerns over the renewal of the softwood lumber agreement to his federal colleague

March 1, 2016 – Atlantic salmon – Minister Laurent Lessard announces the Atlantic salmon management plan for 2016-2026

February 23, 2016 – Minister Lessard draws attention to Quebec's leadership role in protecting large tracts of the boreal forest

February 4, 2016 – Migratory caribou - Rivière George herd – Results from monitoring of the rivière George herd by authorities in Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador

February 4, 2016 – Minister Lessard reacts to the great bear rainforest protection agreement in British Columbia

January 19, 2016 – Migratory caribou sport hunting, 2016-2017 – Minister Lessard announces changes to the hunting measures for the rivière aux Feuilles migratory caribou herd

August 24, 2015 – Stolt LNGaz: Private investment of nearly $800 million - The Québec Government gives the green light for construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant in Bécancour

June 1, 2015 – Northern Québec Region – Non-renewal of licences for the Puunik Camp (Safari Nordik) ltd. outfitting operation

May 29, 2015 – Snake and Turtle Mortality – Seeking the public's cooperation

April 1, 2015 – Notice to citizens – Increased surveillance in the Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM

February 25, 2015 – The International Symposium on Northern Development is under way

February 6, 2015 – Migratory caribou hunting in Northern Québec - Hunting measures for the 2015-2016 season

January 26, 2015 – The International Symposium on Northern Development unveils its program

October 31, 2014 – Government action plan on hydrocarbons - The Québec government reacts to the submission to the National Energy Board of TransCanada's Energy East project

September 23, 2014 – Moose hunting licences for non-residents – The Department would like to remind non-resident hunters that they must purchase a licence before the opening of the moose hunting season

August 15, 2014 – Census of caribou in the Rivière George herd

March 3, 2014 – Minister Martine Ouellet salutes Goldcorp's willingness to pays the full financial guarentee for the Éléonore project.

March 3, 2014 – Minister Martine Ouellet promotes Québec and its mining sector at pdac 2014 in toronto

May 7, 2013 – Northern Development - The Government unveils the major orientations that will guide the development of Northern Québec

May 7, 2013 – The Québec-Municipalities Infrastructure Program - The Québec Government injects more than $20 million into the Nord-du-Québec Region

November 27, 2012 – Québec Mines 2012: A Component For All! - Inauguration of the M4S educational exhibition

November 27, 2012 – Of Mines and Men - A must see Mining Convention

October 30, 2012 – CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE IN DEER - HUNTERS ARE ASKED TO HELP MONITOR THE DEER POPULATION

September 25, 2012 – Fight against raccoon rabies – Study of raccoon vaccine effectiveness in the Estrie and Montérégie regions

September 12, 2012 – Québec's wildlife protection office in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region shuts down a poaching operation

August 30, 2012 – The Fight Against Raccoon Rabies – Vaccination of raccoons, skunks and foxes in Montréal

August 16, 2012 – The Fight Against Raccoon Rabies - Vaccination of raccoons, skunks and foxes in Estrie and Montérégie

August 16, 2012 – George River Caribou Herd - The MRNF publishes the survey's results

August 7, 2012 – Wild Atlantic salmon: to be consumed with care

July 30, 2012 – Information gathering on turtles

May 14, 2012 – Regulation respecting aquaculture and the sale of fish - Preventing the Introduction of Invasive Exotic Species in Québec

March 26, 2012 – Use of Bait Fish - Minister Simard announces New Measures

December 22, 2011 – Prohibited importation of whole cervid carcasses - The MRNF announces amendments to regulations aimed at preventing the introduction of the chronic wasting disease in Québec

December 21, 2011 – Migratory caribou hunting in Northern Québec - Minister Simard announces new measures for the upcoming season

November 22, 2011 – Québec Exploration 2011 Conference Opens - From knowledge to discovery

November 14, 2011 – Tenth meeting of the partners' discussion table

November 11, 2011 – Results of the Leaf River herd survey - Minister Simard is closely monitoring the decrease in herd size

September 1, 2011 – Reproduction of striped bass - A historical first: spawning ground identified in Montmagny

August 12, 2011 – Operation to vaccinate raccoons, skunks and foxes in the Eastern Townships and Montérégie

July 18, 2011 – Côte-Nord - Compulsory Registration of all Atlantic Salmon Catches

June 8, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation - Minister Normandeau tables legislation to create the Société du Plan Nord

June 2, 2011 – Lac Chibougamau - Young Lake Trout Release

May 26, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation - The government confirms an $800-million mining investment

May 20, 2011 – The government unveils a $2.1-billion mining investment under the Plan Nord

May 9, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation

May 9, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation - Decision-making Hinges on the Protection of the Environment, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

May 9, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation - Harness Northern Québec's Enormous Economic Potential

May 9, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation - Ensure Community well-being and Development

May 9, 2011 – The Plan Nord: The Project of a Generation - Establishment of the Société du Plan Nord and $2.1 billion in investments over five years

May 9, 2011 – The Plan Nord - "The Plan Nord is the project of a generation" - Jean Charest

April 28, 2011 – Robert Beauregard, Honorary President of the eighth edition of Carrefour Forêt Innovations 2011

April 7, 2011 – Québec – Running on Green Power - The Québec Government Unveils its 2011-2020 Action Plan for Electric Vehicles

March 24, 2011 – Governments of Canada and Quebec Announce Accord on Quebec's Offshore Resources

March 18, 2011 – Caribou Herds in Northern Québec - Minister Simard announces precautionary measures for the George River Herd

March 7, 2011 – Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention - Québec promotes its Mineral Potential to the International Community

March 3, 2011 – Plan Nord: A Unique Process - Ministers Normandeau, Kelley and Corbeil head to kKuujjuaq to meet with Nunavik Officials

February 25, 2011 – Caribou herds in Northern Québec - Minister Simard announces Precautionary Transitional Measures

February 24, 2011 – Québec's 2011–2016 Walleye Management Plan - Minister Simard announces the first Aquatic-fauna Management Plan.

February 18, 2011 – Zone 25 - Sport fishing with bait fish

December 17, 2010 – Plan Nord - Seventh working meeting of the Partners' Discussion Table

December 9, 2010 – Kuujjuaq - Hunting and fishing licence sales transfer

November 23, 2010 – Launching of Québec Exploration 2010 - Creating Collective Wealth!

November 9, 2010 – Results of the George River Caribou Herd Census - Minister Simard is concerned by the reduction in the herd's size

November 9, 2010 – Results of the George River caribou herd census

September 17, 2010 – Annual Federal / Provincial / Territorial Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference - Canadian energy ministers commit to further innovation and strengthen collaboration

September 17, 2010 – Canada's Annual Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference - CANADIAN MINES MINISTERS COMMIT TO FURTHER INNOVATION AND REGULATORY PERFORMANCE

September 16, 2010 – First Mines Forum - At Quebec's initiative, canadian mining sector stakeholders gather to discuss the future

August 17, 2010 – Presence of bears on the Côte-Nord region - The mrnf is requesting the public's cooperation

August 13, 2010 – Survey work in Northern Québec - State of progress of the surveys of barren-ground caribou of Northern Québec

August 12, 2010 – 2010 Mid-Year Update to the Fraser Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Companies - Québec, still a leader

June 30, 2010 – Forest Fires: Lac Saint-Jean and Haute-Mauricie - Minister Nathalie Normandeau announces the complete lifting of the ban on access to and travel within the forest

June 20, 2010 – Forest Fires: lac Saint-Jean and Haute-Mauricie Region - Minister Nathalie Normandeau extends the area in which access to and travel within the forest is prohibited

June 17, 2010 – Forest Fires - Minister Nathalie Normandeau prohibits access to and travel within the forest in an area located north of the Maricie region and west of Lac Saint-Jean

June 6, 2010 – Forest fires: Haute-Mauricie - Minister Nathalie Normandeau announces the complete lifting of the ban on forest access and traffic

June 4, 2010 – Forest fires: Haute-Mauricie - Minister Nathalie Normandeau modifies area closed to forest access and traffic

June 2, 2010 – Forest fires: Haute-Mauricie - Minister Nathalie Normandeau modifies area closed to forest access and traffic

June 2, 2010 – Dismantlement of a network illegally engaging in fishing and in the sale and purchase of fish - Wildlife protection officers of the Estrie-Montréal-Montérégie Region put a stop to major poaching activities

May 28, 2010 – Forest fires: Haute-Mauricie - Minister Nathalie Normandeau extends ban on forest access and traffic

May 27, 2010 – Minister Nathalie Normandeau bans forest access and traffic north of the Mauricie region and east of Lac Saint-Jean

May 3, 2010 – Collection of data on white-tailed deer and forest caribou - The MRNF asks the general public for assistance

April 19, 2010 – Carrefour Forêt Innovations 2011 - The Forest, A Source of Inspiration, Motivation and Success

April 13, 2010 – White-nose syndrome in bat populations - The presence of the syndrome is confirmed in Québec

February 15, 2010 – Chibougamau Lake - Lake trout research project

November 26, 2009 – Today at Québec Exploration - A brand new day! - New technology, new methods and new practices

November 25, 2009 – Today at Québec Exploration - A day with a wealth of content! - From gold to industrial minerals and the Québec Mineral Strategy

November 25, 2009 – Québec Exploration opens its doors - The general public is invited to discover the oldest rock in the worls

November 24, 2009 – Québec Exploration 2009 Launch - Toward Sustainable Mining Exploration

November 24, 2009 – Today at Québec Exploration - A day bursting with potential! - Perspectives on mineral and investment potential for 2010

November 6, 2009 – Partners united for Northern Plan

September 25, 2009 – Sunday October 4, 2009 - Be a part of Journée des ressources naturelles

September 25, 2009 – Sunday October 4, 2009 - Be a part of Journée des ressources naturelles

September 24, 2009 – Sunday October 4, 2009 - Be a part of Journée des ressources naturelles

September 23, 2009 – Sunday October 4, 2009 - Be a part of Journée des ressources naturelles

August 17, 2009 – Fight against the spread of raccoon rabies in Québec - Important operation to vaccinate raccoons, skunks and foxes in the Montérégie and Estrie regions

August 3, 2009 – Québec Exploration 2009 preliminary program unveiled - Toward Sustainable Mining Exploration!

July 21, 2009 – Salmon Fishing on Rivière Matane - Change in Regulations on Fishing Equipment

July 6, 2009 – Côte-Nord Region - Commercial fishing net inspections in Basse-Côte-Nord

June 29, 2009 – Québec unveils its mineral strategy - Envisioning a responsible future for Québec's Mineral Development

April 27, 2009 – Fight against the spread of raccoon rabies - The gouvernement du Québec unveils its intervention plan for2009

April 24, 2009 – New regulation - Sports fishing of all redhorse and sucker prohibited

April 24, 2009 – Fight against the spread of raccoon rabies in Québec - Intrvention in the Montérégie and Estrie regions from April 27th to May 6th

February 17, 2009 – Presence of wolves in the Lower North-Shore

January 16, 2009 – Ice Fishing in Outaouais - Experience the pleasures of ice fishin

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