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Fort Chipewyan: A Sacrifice Zone?

Alberta's oldest, continuously inhabited community, on the outskirts of Canada's largest national park, amidst one of the world's largest inland freshwater delta's (Peace-Athabasca Delta), and home to the Indigenous people who have inhabited these lands since time immemorial, is under direct assault by unfettered Oilsands development. Read more »

What are your thoughts on a "renewed" Water for Life strategy for Alberta?

At the request of Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner, the Alberta Water Council - a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based organization representing all interests in water management and use in Alberta - is developing recommendations on the renewal of the provincial water strategy, Water of Life. The renewal is part of the Premier's Mandate letter to Minister Renner, and a priority for Government. Now Alberta Water Council is asking for your voice in the process. Read more »

Posted July 18, 2007 by Anonymous

Bow River News - Apr 23rd, 2007

Bow Riverkeeper

1. Drumheller says no to supplying water to the Balzac development

A controversial proposal to pipe water from the Red Deer to a development in the Bow River basin has run into a major stumbling block. On April 3, 2007, Town of Drumheller Council denied Municipal District of Rocky View's request to use Drumheller's water intake structure and works to withdraw water from the Red Deer River that would supply the United Horsemen's new development near Balzac, a few miles north of Calgary. The vote was unanimous.

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Posted April 24, 2007 by Anonymous

Responsible Land Use and Water Management in Alberta: A Rally to Demand Sustainable Land and Water Use


When: April 13, 2007 Noon sharpWhere: McDougall Centre (455 ­6th St. SW)Featuring: Read more »

Bow River News - Mar 20th, 2007

1. Piping Water Between River Basins: A Growing Controversy

Despite its location in the Bow River basin, a development already under construction is seeking water from the Red Deer River. Without a plan for water supply, developers for United Horseman of Alberta are already constructing a racetrack and entertainment centre near the Hamlet of Balzac, Alberta. Plans were publicly announced in January 2006 and development began soon after assuming water supply approvals would soon follow.

Posted March 19, 2007 by Anonymous

Act Now To Protect The Bow River And Protected Areas In The Bow Valley

All Albertans who care about protecting the Bow River, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Bow Valley Wildland Park, and other protected areas should contact the following politicians now and oppose the development of a new town proposed for the Horseshoe Lands on the banks of the Bow River at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains, or at the very least request that the Province require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before any development proposal is considered for this area.

The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier
E-mail: premier [at] gov [dot] ab [dot] ca Read more »

Posted March 19, 2007 by Anonymous

Canadian Water Resources Association Student/Professional Mixer


Student/Professional CWRA SYP MixerDate: March 21Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pmWhere: Husky Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of CalgaryYou are invited to join the Canadian Water Resources Association - Students and Young Professionals (CWRA-SYP) Calgary Chapter at their upcoming Student/Professional Mixer. Read more »

Film Screening: Arusha Action Series - Troubled Waters


Come participate in this interactive sesssion featuring environmental, political, social and artistic short films from across the country highlighting the importance of water. Celebrate the International Day of Water, March 22.$10 at the Door, Calgary Dollars Accepted. Read more »

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