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AWA Tuesday Talk: The Grizzly Manifesto

Nov 9 2010 - 7:00pm

Join Alberta author Jeff Gailus as he reads from The Grizzly Manifesto and discusses the role of protected areas in securing a future for North America’s grizzly bears. Follow along as he explores the world of the Great Bear from Yellowstone National Park, through Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, and into the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness. Along the way, you'll learn something of the grizzly's power, the world in which it lives, and the people and politics that will decide its fate. You will no doubt be surprised at what you learn. Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

“Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

3 Nov 2010

“Potatogate”, the shady Alberta government deal to sell off 16,000 acres of public land – scarce native grassland and endangered species habitat – has finally been shelved, following an unprecedented public outcry. But while this particular piece of land has received a temporary reprieve, the system which allows for secretive backroom deals to sell off public land, and with no public input, is still very much in place. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

Policy ignores input of advisory group and Albertans

29 Oct 2010

CALGARY, AB - After years of delays, the Alberta government has dismissed the no-net-loss recommendation of its own advisory group and is proposing a complex wetland policy that risks the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands.

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner confirmed the shift today to a group of stakeholders in Calgary. Read more »

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Celebration

Nov 2 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CPAWS Northern Alberta is 42 — Come celebrate at our AGM!

Celebrate with us — Event is free and all are welcome.  Come for all or part. Read more »

Location

trathcona Branch, Edmonton Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

“Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

25 Oct 2010

There appears to have been a major failure to communicate within Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (AB SRD).  A new report Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010 was released by the federal, provincial and territorial governments last week. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

Wild Lands Advocate October 2010, Vol. 18, No. 5

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Illusion of Integrity
  • What is Happening With the New Provincial Parks Legislation?
  • Do Mountain Bikes Belong in the Backcountry? Absolutely.
  • A Sordid Affair: Mountain Biking in Canada's National Parks
  • The Willmore: Stronger Management... What's So Evil About World Heritage Status?
  • Potatogate: Turning Endangered Species Habitat into Potato Chips
  • Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

Ecojustice calls on Minister Knight to stop land sale

Survey of area, home to several species-at-risk, must be conducted

21 Oct 2010
 

EDMONTON — The Alberta government’s proposed sale of 25 public land plots to SLM Spud Farms is ill-informed and could devastate local species-at-risk, Ecojustice said today.

“At minimum, Alberta must conduct an in-depth survey of the land to determine what exactly it is signing away before the sale is approved,” said Melissa Gorrie, Ecojustice staff lawyer. “As it stands now, the province does not have the necessary information to make an informed, responsible decision.” Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

“Potatogate”: Irreplaceable Public Land to be Sold to Make Potato Chips

21 Oct 2010

In a shocking insult to all Albertans, the provincial government is set to sell off a huge swathe of public land – our land – to a private company, to grow potatoes. Despite the fact that the 16,000-acre parcel of land near Bow Island is valuable native prairie, known to be habitat for a number of endangered species, the sale looks set to go ahead this week with no opportunity for public input. The priceless piece of prairie will be ploughed up to grow potatoes. Read more »

Posted October 21, 2010 by AEN

Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Oct 16 2010 - 1:00pm

Solidarity Rally!

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem - Clean Energy Now!

Stand in solidarity with communities from Alberta to the BC coast fighting the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. There will be rallies happening on October 16th and 17th in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and in Prince George to send the message loud and clear that the extraction and transportation of dirty oil is not the answer! Read more »

Location

McIntyre (Gazebo) Park
83 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 13, 2010 by AEN

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