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Stakeholder Workshops on the Chemicals Management Plan

Jul 22 2009 - 10:00am - 1:15pm

The Government of Canada is pleased to be hosting a webinar in English to help further explain to stakeholders key initiatives under the Chemicals Management Plan, the associated documentation, as well as how to participate. The objective of the webinar is for federal officials to provide information on the Chemicals Management Plan, how to respond to the Challenge to Industry, the update of the Domestic Substances List, and notification for new substances. Read more »

Posted July 9, 2009 by Anonymous

Screening: A Sense Of Wonder (Rachel Carson film)

May 20 2009 - 7:15pm

A special free screening of a new film on Rachel Carson called…

A Sense Of Wonder

Will be shown during Evensong at the Ralph Connor Memorial United Church on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 from 7:15-8:30 pm. This is part of The International 100 City Tour.

Everyone is welcome! Read more »

Location

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church
617 Main Street
Canmore, AB

Posted May 9, 2009 by Anonymous

Call for Delegates: Priority Setting Workshop, CASA

Initiative: 
AAQO Priority Setting Workshop Organizing Committee
Application Deadline: 
7 Nov 2008 (All day)
Background: 

As you may be aware, CASA is Alberta's most prominent collaborative forum for the successful development of multi-stakeholder environmental policy recommendations. This success is built on the strong participation of environmental groups in CASA, and the inclusion of important structural features such as balanced representation, stakeholder support, Alberta Environment's commitment to champion consensus recommendations, and sectoral representation and self-selection.

Recent events have led to ENGO vacancies on CASA committees and project teams:

  • CASA Communications Committee
  • CASA Performance Measures Sub-committee
  • Ambient Air Quality Objectives Priority Setting Workshop Organizing Committee
  • Airshed Membership Review Committee
  • Electricity Five-year Review Project Team

Priority Setting Workshop

Interested in helping set the agenda for which pollutants move to the top of the list for establishing ambient air quality objectives? Every three years, an open workshop to identify the leading candidates for new or revised ambient air quality objectives is held. An ENGO member for the organizing committee of this important event is needed.

Posted October 29, 2008 by Anonymous

Publication - Northern Exposure: Acute pesticide poisonings in Canada

Over 6,000 Canadians suffer from acute pesticide poisonings every year. That is one of the findings from research conducted by David Boyd for the David Suzuki Foundation report, Northern Exposure: Acute pesticide poisonings in Canada.

To download executive summary or full report (PDF-328 KB, 18 pages) go to: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Publications/Northern_exposure.asp
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Posted July 10, 2007 by Anonymous

A & WMA/CPANS Luncheon - Understanding Ammonia: the SPAM Network

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Air & Waste Management AssociationCanadian Prairie and Northern Section Kristina Friesen will be presenting her work on the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network as well as other recent Environment Canada initiatives. Kristina is an atmospheric processes project scientist with the Air Quality Science Group of Environment Canada, based here in Edmonton. She recently launched the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network focusing on measuring ambient ammonia in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. Previously Kristina has investigated influences on ozone at a high-elevation site and particulate matter sources in Elk Island National Park; her primary area of interest is source apportionment studies. The luncheon is scheduled for Friday November 10th. The luncheon will follow the usual format of a buffet lunch, and I am accepting reservations from now until noon, Wednesday November 8th. Please contact me by e-mail at mbisaga [at] otonabee [dot] ca Read more »

Documentary screening: Blowin’ in the Wind

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Depleted Uranium (DU) is used in modern munitions. It is very effective at what it is used for (pleasing the military) and highly toxic with continuing effects. Once a DU weapon is exploded, radioactive particles are released into the environment to be carried away on the wind. They are inhaled (or ingested) and then cause residual problems and death for ‘collateral’ victims. Imagine a bomb that if it doesn’t kill on impact it will kill the ‘enemy’ slowly due to radiation poisoning.This documentary is very informative and will demand of us to ask ­ “Is the Canadian military using these types of weapons? Are they testing them inCanada?” Come join us. Read more »

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