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Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Canada Not Implementing Numerous Legal Obligations That Protect Fresh Water in Oil Sands
23 Nov 2009

Ottawa and Calgary — The federal government is failing to enforce and implement numerous laws that are in place to protect the water — in many cases the drinking water — for tens of thousands of Canadians who live near oil sands operations. According to a new report released today, this failure affects people who live in Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort MacKay and also in Yellowknife. Read more »

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Nov 27 2009 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

(This event was originally scheduled for October 14, but had to be delayed because of bad weather.)

Award-winning author Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent), renowned photographer Garth Lenz (Canadian Geographic) and one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Aboriginal law Jack Woodward (Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia) explain why the Beaver Lake Cree legal action is the way to stop the tar sands expansion – and save the planet. Read more »

Location

John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Public Library)
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Nov 6 2009 - 7:00pm

WWF-Canada is proud to host the cross-Canada speaking tour of award-winning authors Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands) and Ed Struzik (The Big Thaw).

Join them on November 6th, at 7:00 pm as they discuss how the melting of Arctic sea ice and the exploitation of the Alberta tar sands are connected, and how they are shaping Canada’s future. WWF aims to stimulate debate among Canadians about the choices and consequences – political, cultural, economic and environmental – involved in how we develop the tar sands and respond to a changing Arctic.

Make your voice heard and join the discussion in your city. Event begins at 7:00 pm. The event is FREE, so please invite your colleagues, friends, family, and networks!

RSVP: events [at] wwfcanada [dot] org or 1-800-26-PANDA.

Location

Education Building Room 179
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted November 4, 2009 by Anonymous

WWF-Canada's Oil and Ice Tour: Are we giving up ice for oil?

Nov 4 2009 - 7:00pm

WWF-Canada is proud to host the cross-Canada speaking tour of award-winning authors Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands) and Ed Struzik (The Big Thaw).

Join them on November 4th, at 7:00 pm as they discuss how the melting of Arctic sea ice and the exploitation of the Alberta tar sands are connected, and how they are shaping Canada’s future. WWF aims to stimulate debate among Canadians about the choices and consequences – political, cultural, economic and environmental – involved in how we develop the tar sands and respond to a changing Arctic.

Make your voice heard and join the discussion in your city. Event begins at 7:00 pm. The event is FREE, so please invite your colleagues, friends, family, and networks!

RSVP: events [at] wwfcanada [dot] org or 1-800-26-PANDA.

For more information

Visit www.wwf.ca/tour, or the facebook page. Or email Carolyn at cdawe [at] wwfcanada [dot] org to discuss or by phone 604-694-6652 Read more »

Location

Tory Lecture Theatre TL-12
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2009 by Anonymous

H2Oil Interactive Panel

Oct 4 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Follow-up Interactive Panel to CIFF showings of H2Oil

Free

This year the Calgary Film Fest will be featuring the film H2Oil. It is a film that asks: What is more important, water or oil? Will the quest for profit overshadow efforts to protect public health and the environment in Canada's richest province? Read more »

Location

Unitarian Church
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 29, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening: H2Oil

Oct 3 2009 - 2:00pm

H2Oil

Shannon Walsh 2009

Rating: PG (coarse language)

Run time: 76 min. | Canada | Language: English Read more »

Location

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinema
Calgary, AB

Posted September 29, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening: H2Oil

Oct 1 2009 - 1:30pm

H2Oil

Shannon Walsh 2009

Rating: PG (coarse language)

Run time: 76 min. | Canada | Language: English Read more »

Location

Empire City Centre 9 (3rd Floor Edmonton City Centre)
10200 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening: H2Oil

Sep 26 2009 - 2:15pm

H2Oil

Shannon Walsh 2009

Rating: PG (coarse language)

Run time: 76 min. | Canada | Language: English Read more »

Location

Empire City Centre 9 (3rd Floor Edmonton City Centre)
10200 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

H2Oil Interactive Panel

Oct 1 2009 - 6:30pm

This year the Edmonton Film Fest will be featuring the film H2Oil. It is a film that asks: What is more important, water or oil? Will the quest for profit overshadow efforts to protect public health and the environment in Canada's richest province? 

In addition many local organizations will be co-hosting an interactive panel with the director Shannon Walsh,  George Poitras of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Eriel Deranger of the Rainforest Action Network, MacDonald Stainsby of Oil Sands Truth and Heather Milton Lightning of the Indigenous Environmental Network. Read more »

Location

Telus Centre Room 150
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Speaker Event: Carbon Offsets in the Oilsands Industry

Sep 9 2009 - 6:00pm

Ganesh Doluweera, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Energy and Environmental Systems at the University of Calgary, will speak about carbon offsets in the oilsands industry with a focus on cogeneration.Carey Booth from the City of Calgary will speak briefly about the Low Carbon Future Summit being held on September 18th.Kim Kiel with Alberta Ecotrust will present on their River Rally event to be held in Devon at the end of the month. Read more »

Posted September 4, 2009 by Anonymous

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