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Hearing of Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort’s Appeal of Clearwater County’s Decision

Media Notice

November 8, 2004

At 9:30 on Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 1006335 Alberta Inc.’s application for Leave (permission) to appeal the County of Clearwater’s decision to refuse a development permit for the Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort which they proposed to build in the Whitegoat Lakes Development Node west of Nordegg will be heard in the Federal Court of Appeal, Room 513 (5th floor) Tower 1, Scotia Place, Edmonton.


The application for leave states that “the Appellant has grounds to appeal on questions of law or jurisdiction with respect to the said Decision of Read more »

Posted November 8, 2004 by russ

Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Conservation groups argue project will destroy sensitive migratory bird habitat

Sierra Legal Defence Fund &#149 Nature Canada &#149 Sierra Club of Canada &#149 Pembina Institute &#149 Jasper Environmental Association &#149 Alberta Wilderness Association
November 2, 2004

EDMONTON, AB – A coalition of Canadian conservation groups announced today that they are launching another legal challenge of the controversial Cheviot Coal Mine Project underway near Jasper National Park, Alberta. The groups argue that the federal government’s recent authorization of the first part of the mine, called the Cheviot Creek Development, should be quashed because it would result in the destruction of sensitive migratory bird habitat – directly contravening the federal Migratory Bird Conventions Act. Read more »

Posted November 2, 2004 by russ

CEN Weekly e-Bulletin -- October 29, 2004

The October 29 issue of the Canadian Environmental Network's Weekly E-Bulletin is now available at the CEN website. Read more »

Posted November 2, 2004 by russ

Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

Stop Undermining Ban on Hazardous Waste Movement to Developing Countries

Press Release
Sierra Club of Canada
October 25th 2004

Ottawa: The Sierra Club of Canada today called on the Canadian government to stop its opposition to restrictions on international hazardous waste shipments, and to take a lead on crucial issues at the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP), being held this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Canada, along with Australia, the United States and others, has for over a decade opposed the inclusion of the “Basel Ban” that would prohibit the movement of hazardous waste from industrialized countries to other Read more »

Posted October 26, 2004 by russ

Wild Lands Advocate October 2004

The October 2004 issue of Wild Lands Advocate is now available at


Lessons from Past Key to Forestry Future in South Eastern Slopes
By Jason Unger and Shirley Bray

Valerius Geist: Wildlife Scientist Devotes Rich Life to Educating the Public
By Andy Marshall Read more »

Posted October 25, 2004 by russ

Protected Area Slated for Coal Bed Methane Developmet

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: October 13, 2004

With the approval of the Alberta Government, the coal bed methane (CBM) industry is on the verge of undermining Rumsey's protected area designation. The Rumsey Natural Area in east central Alberta is being threatened by extensive CBM development. Alberta Wilderness Association
(AWA) strongly opposes the development of CBM in the Rumsey Natural Area as it, and the adjacent Rumsey Ecological Reserve, were established to
protect the largest block of native aspen parkland and plains rough fescue grassland remaining in North America. Read more »

Posted October 14, 2004 by russ

A disappointing finish to nine year process for Kananaskis

New development will change character of Kananaskis and impact wildlife

October 8, 2004

Conservation groups in Alberta are disappointed that additional new
development will be allowed in the Kananaskis Valley, saying that the
character of the mountain valley will be changed as a result of new
accommodations and that sensitive wildlife like grizzly bears will be
further impacted by increased development in the region. The concerns come
as the Minister responsible for Parks in Alberta, the Hon. Gene Zwozdesky,
releases the Management Plan for the Evan Thomas region of Kananaskis Read more »

Posted October 8, 2004 by russ

CEN Weekly e-Bulletin -- October 8, 2004

The October 8 issue of the Canadian Environmental Network's Weekly E-Bulletin is now available at the CEN website. Read more »

Posted October 8, 2004 by russ

2005 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Applications are now being accepted for the 2005 St Andrews Prize for
the Environment, a joint venture between ConocoPhillips and the
University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest and best-known seat of

Aimed at helping ordinary people find solutions to environmental
problems, the Prize was launched six years ago and is recognized as a
prestigious international initiative, attracting entries from around the

The first deadline for applying (submitting a single page summary of a
practical environmental solution) is due by 31 October 2004. The Prize
website has all the information you will need to apply. Visit it by Read more »

Posted October 7, 2004 by russ

Plans for Red Deer River could be disastrous for river valley ecology

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: October 4, 2004

The government appointed Basin Advisory
Committee (BAC) for the Red Deer River is
ignoring the water conservation requirements for
a healthy river in favour of using its water for
future needs that will threaten the Red Deer
River ecosystem.

"This river is a resource that belongs to the
entire province, and we should not let a
short-sighted, government-appointed committee
guided by local self-interest, sign away a river's
future health," says Heinz Unger, AWA Board Read more »

Posted October 7, 2004 by russ

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