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Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council Directors & Alternates

Introduction

The Alberta Environmental Network has received a delegate selection request for three (3) representatives/directors and (3) alternates to participate on the Alberta Water Council. This notice requests applicants for all six (6) positions.

Action: Please reply to the AEN office (delegates [at] aenweb [dot] ca) by no later than November 30, 2006, with the information requested below.

Background

The Alberta Water Council is a multi-stakeholder partnership with members from industry, non-government organizations and governments. All stakeholders have a vested interest in water. Using a consensus-based approach, Council brings together the expertise and experience of its members to oversee implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy and support achievement of the strategy’s outcomes, namely: Read more »

Posted November 20, 2006 by russ

Private Grab of Public Land in Ghost Waiparous

Alberta Wilderness Association

An application by a private company to lease 160 acres of public land in the Ghost Waiparous is nearing the approval stage with almost no public knowledge. This is one of a growing number of such lease applications throughout Alberta's Eastern Slopes, with little scrutiny and minimal opportunity for public comment. AWA is asking the Alberta government to put all such developments on hold until its long-awaited land-use framework is completed.

Lazy H Trail Company of Cochrane has applied for a 99-year lease of 160 acres of wilderness public land for a private resort development that could cater to as manyas 600 people per day. The site is remote, on the north side of the Ghost River's headwaters, only about 6 km east of Banff National Park, near Lake Minnewanka. This precedent-setting attempt to grab a quarter section of prime public real estate through Alberta's Tourism Recreation Lease (ATRL) process could be approved without any input from the land's owners, the Alberta public. Read more »

Posted November 15, 2006 by russ

Call for Delegates: Stakeholder Workshop - Water Allocation Approvals for CBM Wells in Alberta

Stakeholder Workshop: Addressing Alberta Environment Proposals for Water Allocation Approvals for Coalbed Methane (CBM) Wells in Alberta

Alberta Environment has contacted the AEN to select 2 environmental representatives to attend a one-day stakeholder workshop to provide input to Alberta Environment's proposals for water allocation approvals for CBM wells in Alberta.

Purpose of the Workshop

Following the recommendations of MAC (Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee), Alberta Environment is now implementing a "decision tree" approach to approvals and monitoring of water production at CBM wells. This meeting will provide an opportunity for a range of stakeholders to review the proposed approach and provide comments and suggestions. Read more »

Posted November 14, 2006 by russ

Public Meeting: Southern Foothills Study, High River

Location:
High River

Description:
Southern Alberta Land Trust Society Main Hall Highwood Memorial Centre128 - 5th Avenue West, High River A wise person once said “We back into the future with our eyes firmly fixed on the past.” Here is an opportunity for you to peer into the future of your watershed and the southwest Alberta foothills landscape. The Southern Foothills Study (SFS) was initiated by local people. It will help you understand how our southern Alberta landscape is evolving and, with this information, allow us all to better influence future directions. With the pace of development there is no better time than now to speak out. Read more »

Public Meeting: Southern Foothills Study, Pincher Creek

Location:
Pincher Creek

Description:
Southern Alberta Land Trust SocietyBanquet Halls A & B Heritage Inn 919 Waterton Avenue, Hwy #6, Pincher Creek A wise person once said “We back into the future with our eyes firmly fixed on the past.” Here is an opportunity for you to peer into the future of your watershed and the southwest Alberta foothills landscape. The Southern Foothills Study (SFS) was initiated by local people. It will help you understand how our southern Alberta landscape is evolving and, with this information, allow us all to better influence future directions. With the pace of development there is no better time than now to speak out. Read more »

Public Meeting: Southern Foothills Study, Claresholm

Location:
Claresholm

Description:
Southern Alberta Land Trust SocietyMain HallClaresholm Community Centre59th Avenue and 8th Street West, ClaresholmA wise person once said “We back into the future with our eyes firmly fixed on the past.” Here is an opportunity for you to peer into the future of your watershed and the southwest Alberta foothills landscape. The Southern Foothills Study (SFS) was initiated by local people. It will help you understand how our southern Alberta landscape is evolving and, with this information, allow us all to better influence future directions. With the pace of development there is no better time than now to speak out. Read more »

Public Meeting: Southern Foothills Study, Chain Lakes

Location:
Chain Lakes

Description:
Southern Alberta Land Trust SocietyMain HallMD Ranchland BuildingChain Lakes Provincial Park A wise person once said “We back into the future with our eyes firmly fixed on the past.” Here is an opportunity for you to peer into the future of your watershed and the southwest Alberta foothills landscape. The Southern Foothills Study (SFS) was initiated by local people. It will help you understand how our southern Alberta landscape is evolving and, with this information, allow us all to better influence future directions. With the pace of development there is no better time than now to speak out. Read more »

Public Meeting: Southern Foothills Study, Black Diamond

Location:
Black Diamond

Description:
Southern Alberta Land Trust SocietyGymnasium Oilfields High School511 - 3rd Street SW, Black Diamond A wise person once said “We back into the future with our eyes firmly fixed on the past.” Here is an opportunity for you to peer into the future of your watershed and the southwest Alberta foothills landscape. The Southern Foothills Study (SFS) was initiated by local people. It will help you understand how our southern Alberta landscape is evolving and, with this information, allow us all to better influence future directions. With the pace of development there is no better time than now to speak out. Read more »

Public Meeting: Southern Foothills Study, Cowley

Location:
Cowley

Description:
Southern Alberta Land Trust SocietyCowley Community Hall, Cowley A wise person once said “We back into the future with our eyes firmly fixed on the past.” Here is an opportunity for you to peer into the future of your watershed and the southwest Alberta foothills landscape. The Southern Foothills Study (SFS) was initiated by local people. It will help you understand how our southern Alberta landscape is evolving and, with this information, allow us all to better influence future directions. With the pace of development there is no better time than now to speak out. Read more »

CBC Calgary Energy Forum: Mixing Oil and Water

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Oil: it's great but you can't drink itWater: cool and refreshing but it won't fuel our economyA special forum exploring the myths and realities of water use in the energy sector and the choices facing us all.A free public forum with:

  • Mary Griffiths, Senior Policy Analyst, Pembina Institute
  • Dave Rushford, Vice President of Business Development, Encana
  • Kevin Stachin, Vice President of Operations, Devon Canada
  • Beverly Yee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment

Moderator: Doug Dirks, host of CBC Television's News at Six Read more »

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