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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.

Read more: http://www.bowriverkeeper.org/node/121 Read more »

Posted April 24, 2007 by Anonymous

Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 12, 2007

The implications of the impending outbreak of mountain pine beetle (MPB) in Alberta look to be profound, but knee-jerk attempts to deal with the problem - or to be seen to deal with the problem - will likely do more damage than the beetles themselves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that measures to deal with the MPB outbreak must be led by the best available science. Read more »

Posted April 13, 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

Red Deer Speaker Series on Water

Sierra Club of Canada

Free Public Speaker Series on Water

Thursday, March 15, 2007
7:30 pm TO 9:30 pm

Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer

Water Resources in Alberta
Following the report of the Rosenberg Water Forum Read more »

Posted March 12, 2007 by Anonymous

Bow River News - March 1st, 2007

1. Water Supply as a Limiting Factor for a New Town Proposed in the Bow Valley

Water supply may limit a new development-in fact, a new community of up to 5500 residents and over 2900 residential, commercial, and community facilities by 2022-in Alberta's Bow Valley. Public hearings are occurring on March 1 and March 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm, respectively, at the Exshaw Community Hall. Bow Riverkeeper will recommend to Council for the MD of Bighorn to delay approval of the Area Structure Plan (AS) until issues surrounding water supply and wastewater are addressed. Read more »

Posted March 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Action Alert - 20 more years of clearcut logging about to be approved in the water supply for Oldman River Basin

Short Letters Needed Now to Hon. Ted Morton

Unless the new Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Ted Morton, hears oth­erwise from southern Albertans, in a week or so his Forest Management Director will sign off on the Branch's decision to lock the Oldman River Basin headwaters into 20 more years of new logging roads, skid trails and clearcuts.

Posted February 26, 2007 by Anonymous

ASN Watershed Stewardship Grant Program - Spring 2007

Background

The Alberta Stewardship Network (ASN) is now inviting Watershed Stewardship Groups working in Alberta to submit Applications for grants up to a maximum of $7,500 for the Spring 2007 grant cycle.

Under Water for Life: Alberta's Strategy for Sustainability, the Government of Alberta (GOA) and its partners recognize the tremendous grassroots effort found in communities across the province to care for our watersheds and water resources. To support this effort, the GOA has provided further funds to the Alberta Stewardship Network (ASN) to, in turn, provide support for Watershed Stewardship Groups.1 Read more »

Posted January 2, 2007 by russ

Communities as Water Stewards 2: Planning for Action

Location:
Cochrane

Description:
This is just a reminder that the "Communities as Water Stewards 2: Planning for Action" workshop is quickly approaching, and will be happening December 12th and 13th at the Cochrane RancheHouse. The workshop is being put on by the Alberta Stewardship Network, Land Stewardship Centre of Canada, and the Bow River Basin Council. Registration is FREE and travel/accommodation bursaries of up to $250 are available to volunteer stewards and stewardship groups (with the exception of those within the Bow River Basin). Please call us at 1-877-727-5276 (1-877-7-ASK-ASN) if you are interested in more information about the bursaries. WHO: Stewards, members of community stewardship groups (watershed stewardship groups), supporting organizations and agencies Read more »

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