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Abraham Glacier Resort Finally Put To Rest

Alberta Wilderness Association
Alberta League for Repsonsible Tourism

News Release: April 18, 2005

Almost a year after being denied a development application by the Clearwater County, the Province has cancelled the land reservation for the development of the Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort; the 520 acre, full-service, self-contained health spa and resort located in the Whitegoat Lakes Development Node along the David Thompson highway (Hwy 11) near the Bighorn Wildland. Read more »

Posted April 19, 2005 by russ

Rebuilding Nature Funding Opportunity

Evergreen and Home Depot Canada are pleased to announce the Rebuilding Nature Grant, a new grant program offered to community groups across Canada working on urban naturalization projects on public lands. Rebuilding Nature Grant supports the restoration and stewardship of urban habitats such as woodlands, meadows, wetlands and ravines. It also supports community gardening projects that involve native plants.

For more information about this grant and to download an application guide and form, please visit Evergreen's web site at The deadline for this application is May 16th, 2005. Read more »

Posted April 19, 2005 by russ

Alberta Environmental Network Bylaw Revisions

To AEN Member Groups:

At the forthcoming AEN Annual General Meeting, the Steering Committee will request support from the membership for updated bylaws for the network. The revised bylaws are available for download by clicking this link.

Please review the attached document for discussion at the AGM which is scheduled to take place June 5th in Edmonton.

On behalf of the Steering Committee,


Posted April 6, 2005 by russ

Activist Agenda -- April 5, 2005

The April 5, 2005 issue of Activist Agenda is now available for download.

Posted April 5, 2005 by russ

EUB Proposes to Weaken Enforcement Policy

martha [at] rttinc [dot] com"> Martha Kostuch

Media Release

April 4, 2005

The Energy Utilities Board (EUB) is proposing to revise their Enforcement Policy. On March 21st, the EUB issued Bulletin 2005-09 inviting comments to be submitted by April 8th on their Draft Compliance Assurance – Enforcement Directive.

The Bulletin talks about prevention of noncompliance, continuous performance improvement and communication and education but according to Martha Kostuch, an environmentalist who is active in energy issues, there is nothing in the draft objective that enhances prevention, continuous improvement or communication and education.

The Draft directive on Compliance Assurance – Enforcement which accompanied the bulletin sets out the proposed new enforcement policy. The Bulletin and Draft Directive are available at Read more »

Posted April 4, 2005 by russ

CEN Weekly e-Bulletin -- April 1, 2005

Please click on the following web link to view the RCEN E-Bulletin - April 1st, 2005 Edition:
Click on read more to view the contents Read more »

Posted April 1, 2005 by russ

No Fooling! Alberta Continues To Hunt Its Threatened Grizzly Bears

Alberta Wilderness Association

Friday April 1st - or All Fools Day - marks the first day of Alberta's spring grizzly bear hunt. The irony is not lost on Albertans, who have been increasingly calling for a suspension of the hunt until grizzly populations recover to a healthy level.

"If the situation weren't so deadly serious for Alberta's grizzlies, you might believe that it was some sort of bad taste joke," says Nigel Douglas, Alberta Wilderness Association Conservation Specialist. "Some of the justification which we have seen for continuing to hunt a threatened species has been laughable." Read more »

Posted March 31, 2005 by russ

Bow Riverkeeper News -- March 30, 2005

Bow Riverkeeper


  1. Glenbow Art Exhibit - Our River: Journey of the Bow
  2. Event: Icebreaker Gala - Hosted by the Bow River Basin Council
  3. News: David Boyd begins work in Privy Council Office
  4. News: Happy (Belated) World Day for Water!
  5. News: Series of Articles Features Important Water Issues Facing Province
  6. News: Calgary Weir Project Funding Announced
  7. Upcoming Events
  8. Bow Riverkeeper in the News
  9. Donate to Bow Riverkeeper and Receive Magazine Subscription
  10. Read more »

Posted March 31, 2005 by russ

Fossil Fools Day - Edmonton

On Friday, April 1, thousands of people across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will come together as part of the Second Annual Fossil Fools Day.

Edmontonians are participating by targeting Ford. Ford Motor Company has the worst fuel efficiency among America’s and Canada's major automakers.

We are hoping you will help by coming out and forming the Climate Change Scene Investigators (CCSI). Feel free to simply show up or come dressed up ready for a radio active scene (TVEK suits, masks, come dressed as an animal, bird or plant etc.).

The action will take place this Friday at 11:00 at Koch Ford - 5121 GATEWAY BLVD come five or 10 minutes early just to set up. Read more »

Posted March 29, 2005 by russ

Grizzly Bears: Is Alberta Good Enough For Them?

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

Dr. Brian Horejsi will be presenting a slide show on the status of Grizzly Bears in Southwest Alberta, based on his recent research into bear population trends and the availability of secure habitat.

Wednesday, April 20th, 6.30pm
Lethbridge Public Library

Thursday, April 28th, 6.30 pm
Calgary Downtown Public Library

Dr. Horejsi is an independent consultant in conservation biology based in Calgary, with a degree in wildlife management from Montana State Read more »

Posted March 29, 2005 by russ

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