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Minister’s decision to withdraw Bill 29: an encouraging step for Alberta’s Parks & Protected Areas

7 Feb 2011

(Calgary, AB) The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is applauding Cindy Ady, Minister of Parks Recreation and Tourism, for withdrawing the new Provincial Parks Act (Bill 29) from the spring session of legislature. Since November, thousands of Albertans and Canadians have written the Minister stating strong concerns with the Bill and its potential impact on Alberta’s most precious protected areas. Read more »

Posted February 7, 2011 by AEN

Bill 29 ‘Suspended.’ Is Alberta Parks Ministry Finally Listening to Albertans?

7 Feb 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation on her apparent decision to withdraw the deeply unpopular Bill 29, the draft Alberta Parks Act. It now appears the bill will not be reintroduced in the spring session of the Alberta legislature.

In a recent “Park News” email, Minister Ady wrote: “While I had planned to bring park legislation back this Spring, I will spend the time needed to address the main concerns raised by Albertans before moving forward with new legislation.” Read more »

Posted February 7, 2011 by AEN

Groups ramp up parks campaign as Minister puts off controversial Bill 29

7 Feb 2011

CALGARY — “More parks now, not Bill 29” is the updated rallying cry of lead groups, such as Sierra Club Canada, in the public campaign that last November successfully got the Stelmach government to stall passage of the Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation’s (TPR) controversial new parks legislation.  Read more »

Posted February 7, 2011 by AEN

Call for Input: Elk Island National Park Management Plan

Initiative: 
Elk Island National Park Management Plan
Deadline: 
20 Jan 2011 (All day)

Planning for the Future: 2011 Management Planning Update

An Invitation

Like Canada’s other national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, Elk Island National Park is part of our heritage and our legacy to future Canadians. I invite you to get involved in updating the park management plan for Elk Island. 

The plan will guide Parks Canada in the park’s future care and operation and its work with partners and stakeholders. And your involvement is welcomed. Read more »

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Elk Island National Park of Canada Park Management Open House

Jan 13 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Planning for the Future: 2011 Management Planning Update

An Invitation

Like Canada’s other national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, Elk Island National Park is part of our heritage and our legacy to future Canadians. I invite you to get involved in updating the park management plan for Elk Island.  Read more »

Location

Fantasyland Hotel (Medeira Room)
17700 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Kill Bill 29 (Alberta Parks Act) Volunteer recruitment & orientation meeting

Dec 16 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a quick break from studying and/or working and come to this important event! You can be a part of protecting Alberta's parks.

This is your chance to find out more & to volunteer to help your parks now. Find out: Read more »

Location

Education Building Room 106
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 15, 2010 by AEN

Moving Forward from Bill 29

Following the withdrawal of the draft Alberta Parks Act, the Alberta Wilderness Association has posted its letter to the Alberta Minister of Tourism, Parks, and Recreation (pdf) in order to "emphasize those critical elements which must form the basis of any parks legislation."

Posted December 13, 2010 by AEN

Field Notes: News from AEN Member Groups

Melissa Gorrie posts on the Ecojustice Canada blog about the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act and why Albertans…

"…should be concerned about the risks the government is taking with their health and the ecosystem and must call on government to amend this legislation before it is implemented."

Over at the Pembina Institute blog, Jennifer Grant posts about the ERCB's apparent "flip-flop" on the rules for oilsands tailings production; David Dodge introduces us to Pembina's new Executive Director; and Clare Demerse reports on the just-concluded UN climate talks in Cancun.

Posted December 13, 2010 by AEN

Alberta Shines As Minister Withdraws Bill 29

The bill threatened the natural integrity of Alberta's parks

24 Nov 2010

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is applauding Albertans and the Alberta Government for putting our wilderness first by withdrawing the proposed Alberta Parks Act-Bill 29.  Announced today in the midst of Alberta Legislature, Minister Ady stood up for the protection of Alberta parks as she withdrew the controversial Bill 29 and announced that a public consultation will be held for future parks legislation. Read more »

Posted December 1, 2010 by AEN

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