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Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

21 Jun 2017

Albertans face unacceptable risks from unfunded oil sands mine clean-up costs. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes it is time for tar sands mine operators to pay full security for their clean-up obligations and remove this burden from the public.  Read more »

Posted June 22, 2017 by AEN

Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter Activist Picnic

Jun 25 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend a picnic to celebrate the work of the Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter and to help us to make a difference in 2017.

Last year, our main theme was Climate Change, attracting well-known climate advocates such as Andrew Nikiforuk in public forums. The majority of nations are acknowledging the effects of Climate Change; local awareness and action may be critical. Meanwhile, other environmental issues become more pronounced, as toxic chemicals become increasingly dangerous and water shortages, drought and pollution are exacerbated.  Read more »

Location

Site 6
Victoria Park (1st right turn past Glenora Club west on River Valley Rd.)
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 22, 2017 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group

Initiative: 
Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Members (3)
Application Deadline: 
24 Apr 2017 (All day)

On March 13, 2015, the Government of Alberta released the Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands to enhance the management of fluid tailings in this region. The Framework provides direction to manage fluid tailings volumes during and after mine operation in order to manage and decrease liability and environmental risk resulting from the accumulation of fluid tailings on the landscape. The Framework can be found online.

Implementation of the Framework is currently underway, and a key priority project in this implementation process is the revision of the Mine Financial Security Program to meet the intent of the Framework. As a result, Alberta Environment and Parks is establishing a Tailings Management Framework Mine Financial Security Program Working Group.

Alberta Environment and Parks would like to invite three representatives from the ENGO community to actively participate in the working group. Read more »

Posted April 19, 2017 by AEN

Water Futures for Alberta and Beyond

Mar 24 2017 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

A World Water Day event

Come and listen to our presenters and join the discussion!

“Alberta’s water future”

Professor Greg Goss, Biological Sciences; Assistant Professor and Campus Alberta Innovates Chair in Watershed Science, Monireh Faramarzi, UAlberta. Read more »

Location

Room ECHA 2-430, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue NW (University of Alberta North Campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 13, 2017 by AEN

Free Film Viewing and Discussion: Water on the Table

Mar 22 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join the Council of Canadians, Edmonton Chapter, on March 22, 2017 to view the award winning film “Water on the Table”.  Inform yourself about why one of our most precious inheritances is being threatened and how you can help to save it.

Water On The Table from LizMars on Vimeo.

Is water a commercial good like Coca-Cola, or a human right like air?

Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization, WATER ON THE TABLE explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film shadows Barlow over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations. Read more »

Location

Room 1-182, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta
11405 87 Avenue NW (NW Corner of Building)
Edmonton

Posted March 13, 2017 by AEN

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation: Media Conference & Information Session

Feb 2 2017 - 12:00pm

Based on concerns relayed to us by Traditional Knowledge Holders in Northwestern Alberta, Keepers of the Water and partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta have completed Phase 1 of the: 

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation 

Regarding pipeline spills and their clean up in Dene Tha Traditional Territory 

Media Conference and Information Session

  • Lunch at 12 noon
  • Dr. Kevin Timoney’s Report Presentation at 1:00 pm 
  • Read more »

Location

Corbett Hall
8205 114 Street NW (University of Alberta North Campus
Edmonton , AB

Posted January 25, 2017 by AEN

Hay River Basin Pollution Investigation – Report release event

12 Jan 2017

Keepers of the Water is working to address concerns brought forward by Traditional Ecological Knowledge holders in Northern Alberta with our partners, Dene Tha First Nation, Beaver First Nation, North Peace Tribal Council and Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. 

At our Keepers IX Gathering in 2015, concerns were expressed about the clean-up of pipeline spills. Many thousands of spills have taken place in the Hay River Basin area; these have been spills of oil, diluent, produced water, and combinations of these. Local communities and Traditional Knowledge Holders are concerned about the clean up process after pipeline spills. While in some cases clean up has been certified as ‘complete’ by the Alberta Energy Regulator, ecological effects and residual contamination persist after remediation. Read more »

Posted January 12, 2017 by AEN

Call For Proposals: Ecoaction Community Funding Program

Deadline: 
12 Dec 2016 (All day)

Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) EcoAction Community Funding Program is now accepting applications for funding for new projectsuntil December 12, 2016. Funding is available for 2017-18 projects that  address the program areas of Climate Change, Clean Air, Clean Water and Nature. This year preference will be given to projects that support ECCC’s climate change program through activities such as energy cons Read more »

Posted October 30, 2016 by AEN

Love Your Headwaters Festival

Aug 10 2016 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Edmonton's Headwaters! The Bighorn Backcountry provides 86% of Edmonton's water - why isn't it protected?

The Bighorn Backcountry, near Nordegg, Alberta, provides Edmonton with 86% of its drinking water. However, this area is still designated as a series of Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs), meaning it is threatened by coal development, oil and gas activity, and forestry!

Celebrate Edmonton's headwaters and join CPAWS Northern Alberta at our Love Your Headwaters festivals this summer! Read more »

Location

Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

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