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Controversial Kearl Tar Sands project goes to court

While Alberta Premier goes to Washington, the Kearl Tar Sands Project is going to court

January 14, 2008

EDMONTON - While Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is in Washington this week seeking to assure Americans that there are no environmental problems associated with dirty tar sands development, Canadian environmental organizations are going to court tomorrow to challenge a massive tar sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Imperial Oil's proposed Kearl Tar Sands project includes an open-pit mine that would strip 200 square kilometres of Boreal Forest and contribute to the devastation of the region's landscape and wildlife.

Ecojustice lawyer Sean Nixon will be in court on behalf of the Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada, the Toxics Watch Society of Alberta and the Prairie Acid Rain Coalition, arguing that the environmental assessment of the open-pit mine project was flawed and that the project should be halted until a proper assessment has been completed. Read more »

Posted January 17, 2008 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: "Bridge to Community: The Affordable Housing Crisis in Alberta"

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Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook GroupThe Chinook Group’s next monthly public meeting will take place on February 6 at 7 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council building (1111 Memorial Drive NW). The meeting will feature a screening of the documentary “Bridge to Community: The Affordable Housing Crisis in Alberta” followed by a discussion. Read more »

"The Truth About Nuclear Energy" by Dr. Gordon Edwards

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Dr. Gordon Edwards, one of Canada's foremost nuclear experts and critics, will be speaking in Edmonton on Wednesday, January 16th at the University of Alberta. Read more »

Seeing the light: Sustainable lighting as a tool for development and ecological conservation

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Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group Monthly MeetingFor more information or to RSVP: http://www.sierraclubchinook.orgDescription: Sierra Club member Grady Semmens spent 3 weeks in May 2007 visiting rural communities in central Africa with the University of Calgary-based Light Up The World Foundation. Read more »

Global Day of Climate Action: Climate Funeral

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Saturday, December 8th join us on the streets for a climate funeral. The procession will go from Canada Place to the Alberta legislature. There will be a coffin, a minister, songs, taps, and more. Please were black, bring your tears and push our government to give us a future. December 8th11:00 am - 1:00 pmMeet at Canada Place (south side entrance) march to the Alberta Legislature. Read more »

Concerned Citizens Converge on Legislature to deliver Radioactive Waste and and Anti-Nuclear Petition

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

November 19th 2007

(Edmonton) Concerned citizens from Peace River, Whitecourt and other communities in Northern Alberta converged on Edmonton this morning to deliver leaky radioactive waste barrels to the Alberta Legislature to protest the proposed nuclear reactors slated for their communities, raise awareness about the dirty and dangerous impacts of nuclear energy, and demand Premier Stelmach keep Alberta Nuclear Free. Members of the Peace River Environmental Society and the Grimshaw community loaded up a wagon with fake radioactive waste barrels on November 18th, and took the toxic cargo on the road, stopping along the way in Valleyview, Fox Creek and Whitecourt, as well as High Prairie, Slave Lake and Athabasca, to bring attention to their struggle to stop nuclear reactors from being built in their community before converging for a rally in Edmonton.

Posted November 21, 2007 by Anonymous

Keep Alberta Nuclear Free Rally

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Concerned citizens from Peace River, Whitecourt, and Northern Alberta will converging on Edmonton to raise awareness about the dangerous and dirty impacts of nuclear energy and to demand Premier Stelmach keep Alberta nuclear free!When: Monday November 19th, 11amWhere: Steps of the Alberta Legislature, Edmonton Read more »

Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaCPAWS — Northern AlbertaFederation of Alberta NaturalistsNatural Resources Defense CouncilJasper Environmental AssociationWest Athabasca Bioregional SocietySierra Club of Canada

Media Release For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2007

Calgary — Local and national conservation organizations are calling on Alberta's Sustainable Development Minister, Ted Morton, to release the scientists' report outlining core grizzly habitat areas to his Grizzly Bear Recovery Team and the public. To make up for the five years of lost time during the protracted recovery planning process, they are asking Morton and the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, Hector Goudreau, to quickly move on establishing three wildland parks, which encompass core grizzly habitat long known to be important to the bears' future and which have already gone through various assessment and review processes. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2007 by Anonymous

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: Documentary Screening - "A Hard Rain"

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Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook GroupThe Sierra Club Chinook Group hosts a monthly meeting series on the 1st Wed. of every month from 7 to 9 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council at 1111 Memorial Drive NW. Read more »

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