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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

Water for Life Renewal. Is it Too Little Too Late?

21 Nov 2009
In Alberta, after six years of hoping the Water for Life strategy would make a difference, we are still a long way from achieving "healthy aquatic ecosystems."While Alberta Wilderness Association welcomes today's release of the Water for Life Renewal Action Plan, we are disappointed that despite years of consultation and work there is no urgency to meet healthy aquatic ecosystem goals.

Healthy aquatic ecosystems is one of the three pillars of the Water for Life strategy along with Safe secure drinking water and Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

ERCB Sour Gas Suspension. Who Speaks for Wildlife in Gas Applications?

10 Nov 2009

The recent Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB) decision to suspend approval of future sour gas projects in Alberta raises important questions around who is, or should be, considered as "directly affected" by energy proposals. Read more »

Posted November 11, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: A New Era for Wolves and People

Nov 24 2009 - 7:00pm

With Marco Musiani, PhD.

Just published, “A New Era for Wolves and People” is a book that is not only about wolves and their management, but is also very much about humans and our attitudes towards them.  Edited by Marco and his colleagues Luigi Boitani and Paul Paquet, the book’s contributors include recognized scientists and other wolf experts who introduce new and sometimes controversial findings. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Music for the Wild: The Tragically Hick

Nov 14 2009 - 7:00pm

The Alberta Wilderness Association is proud to present classic and modern bluegrass by The Tragically Hick .

Opening Act: John Reid & Blaine Hrabi.

Tickets $15 at www.albertawilderness.ca/events

 

Doors Open 7:00
Music Starts 7:30

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Tough Choices Ahead for South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

15 Oct 2009

If the quality of our environment in Southern Alberta is to be maintained in future, then the province's South Saskatchewan Regional Plan will have to make some hard choices in determining limits and thresholds to human activity.

This is the principal finding in a new Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) report released today. The report, Conservation Recommendations for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, makes a series of recommendations to the South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council, as the Alberta government's Land‐Use Framework planning process begins to unfold in southern Alberta. Read more »

Posted October 20, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: How Beavers Battled Drought and Won!

Nov 10 2009 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Glynnis Hood

With climate change and development speeding up the rate of wetland loss in Alberta, beavers might be helping us more than we think.

Dr. Glynnis Hood is an assistant professor in Environmental Science at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her research focus includes wetland ecology, human-wildlife interactions, and resource management. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 16, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Annual Lecture & Awards

Nov 20 2009 - 6:00pm

Green Law: Legal Precedents for Environmental Protection

with Richard Secord

AWA is proud to present the 2009 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness & Wildlife Lecturer, Richard Secord. Richard’s lecture will address the key environmentally significant cases that have been decided in Alberta in the last 20 years. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 16, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Oct 20 2009 - 7:00pm

With Phil French & Carolyn Campbell

Join Phil and Carolyn on a video journey from the headwaters of the Red Deer River to its confluence with the South Saskatchewan. From mountains to badlands, experience the beauty and the diversity as you travel along this major, but often overlooked, Alberta river. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

26 Aug 2009

Alberta environmentalists (including Alberta Wilderness Associatiion, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club Canada and UTSB Research) are hoping that the Alberta government will resist concerted lobbying efforts to introduce a spring grizzly bear hunt. Rather the government should heed the advice of its own scientists, who have consistently emphasized that such a hunt would not be sustainable. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2009 by Anonymous

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