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Alberta Steps Up Fracking-Caused Earthquake Oversight

20 Feb 2015

On February 19, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) ordered oil and gas operators in west central Alberta to stop operations if their fracking or wastewater disposal activities cause earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater, as was recorded twice in January 2015. AER also increased requirements for companies’ earthquake monitoring and response plans. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this move to better manage some of the risks that intensive fracking activity poses to Alberta’s foothills. Read more »

Posted February 23, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Mar 5 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

JAMAICA: Blue Mountain Trek

by Heinz Unger

Heinz will talk about trekking in Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, including a sunrise hike up Blue Mountain Peak (2,465 m). This national park north and east of Kingston was established in 1992 and covers 780 km2

Cost: FREE (Donations will be accepted at the door, any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt) Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Feb 12 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

BHUTAN:  A Sp​ectacular Journey

by Geoff Holroyd

Bhutan, the land of official happiness and the dragon, is sandwiched between China (Tibet) and India. Enjoy this trek along the main range of the Himalayas through Jigme Dorji National Park. Butter tea will be served after the presentation. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

SOLD OUT | Music for the Wild: Magnolia Buckskin and Donna Turk

Mar 14 2015 - 7:00pm

Folk and Roots Music—for the whole fam​ily!

This fifth year for AWA’s Music for the Wild series features a range of local musicians performing in support of Alberta’s wild spaces.

Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $20 SOLD OUT Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Charlie Ewing & Bob Blair and Blue Rambler

Feb 7 2015 - 7:00pm

Folk and Roots Music—for the whole family!

This fifth year for AWA’s Music for the Wild series features a range of local musicians performing in support of Alberta’s wild spaces.

Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $20 Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

20 Jan 2015

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Munch & Mingle

Jan 30 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

An informal evening to get together with old friends and meet new ones, a chance to find out what AWA is busy working on, and what’s ahead in the coming year. Board members and staff will provide a short update on our programs and initiatives.

Tickets: FREE (Please RSVP to 1-866-313-0713 or register online to let us know you are coming)

Location

Wild Earth Cafe
14238 85 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Jan 22 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

NAMIBIA: Wilderness Between Two Deserts
by Lu Carbyn

Namibia, about a third larger in size than Alberta, is sparsely populated with people. It’s natural history, scenery, unique fauna and flora is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Lu Carbyn was born there and will take you on a safari tour that will show you the many dimensions of a fascinating world. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Alberta’s New Water Plan Pulls Back on Prior Environmental Promises

18 Dec 2014

Alberta's Water Conversation Action Plan released yesterday outlines intended actions on four water topics the government discussed with Albertans in early 2013. While committing to improve lake health and strengthen groundwater protection from fracking, the overall plan falls short of 2009 Water for Life Action Plan commitments to improve aquatic ecosystem health. Read more »

Posted December 18, 2014 by AEN

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