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Appeal Court Judge Denies Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort Permission to Appeal

Alberta League for Environmentally Responsible Tourism

December 1, 2004

In a decision released yesterday, the Honourable Justice Berger dismissed an application by 1006335 Alberta Inc. for leave to appeal the decision of
the Clearwater County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).

In their June 2004 decision, the SDAB had denied 1006355 Alberta Inc. a development permit for their proposed Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort.

The Appeal Court Judge denied permission to appeal the SDAB’s decision because the appeal would have little chance of success.

The Judge found that the main basis for the SDAB’s decision was the lack of information provided by the proponent. The Appeal Court decision states, “the results of any appeal to this Court would, in my opinion, not result in a reversal of the SDAB. In summary, the evidentiary deficiencies noted by the SDAB are incapable of being overcome.” Read more about Appeal Court Judge Denies Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort Permission to Appeal

Action Alert: The Trans-Canada Twinning Plan for Banff National Park

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

To its credit, Parks Canada has arrived at a plan for the further
twinning and improvement of the Trans-Canada Highway that we at CPAWS
feel we can support. The plan includes provisions for highway fencing
and the construction of a series of 18 wildlife crossing structures
designed and located as prescribed by good-quality science.

There are, however, several within the commercial community in Banff
National Park who are publicly voicing their reservations about the Read more about Action Alert: The Trans-Canada Twinning Plan for Banff National Park

Seeking Nominations for 14th Annual Emerald Awards

Alberta Emerald Foundation for Environmental Excellence
14th Annual Emerald Awards

The Emerald Foundation is once again seeking individuals, organizations and
community groups in Alberta that have demonstrated excellence in activities
to protect, preserve, enhance and sustain our environment. Nomination forms
for the 2005 Emerald Awards to recognize these individuals are now available
from the Alberta Emerald Foundation for Environmental Excellence or from the
website at www.emeraldawards.com. Read more about Seeking Nominations for 14th Annual Emerald Awards

Candidates, Media Miss The Mark On Environmental Issues In Election

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: November 18, 2004

Despite recent surveys indicating Albertans rank the environment among the highest of priorities,
neither the candidates themselves nor the media have addressed environmental issues in the current provincial election. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) says the inadequacy of election coverage
and candidate unwillingness or inability to respond to a recent AWA environmental survey is indicative of how an issue of central importance to Albertans is being ignored. Read more about Candidates, Media Miss The Mark On Environmental Issues In Election

Report Urges Governments to Put a Price Tag on Nature

Ducks Unlimited Canada just released a report by Dr. Nancy Olewiler, a
professor of economics and director of the Public Policy Program at Simon
Fraser University in Vancouver that illustrates the economic value of
conservation. For those who think the environment and economy are
co-dependent, this will be of great interest.

Visit the attached link to the report on the Ducks Unlimited website:

http://www.ducks.ca/aboutduc/news/archives/2004/041115.html Read more about Report Urges Governments to Put a Price Tag on Nature

Board’s refusal to hear environmental group’s appeal of water licence decision still unexplained after five months

Southern Alberta Environmental Group
Box 383, Lethbridge AB T1J 3Y7

News Release
November 5, 2004

For Immediate Release

Government Board’s refusal to hear environmental group’s appeal of water licence decision still unexplained after five months. This is not responsible government.

Five months after deciding to dismiss an appeal by the Southern Alberta Environmental Group (SAEG) of an irrigation district water licence amendment, Alberta’s Environmental Appeal Board (the Board) has yet to provide reasons. The Board has informed SAEG that it is “compelled to meet other timelines”. Read more about Board’s refusal to hear environmental group’s appeal of water licence decision still unexplained after five months

Hearing of Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort’s Appeal of Clearwater County’s Decision

A.L.E.R.T.
Media Notice

November 8, 2004

At 9:30 on Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 1006335 Alberta Inc.’s application for Leave (permission) to appeal the County of Clearwater’s decision to refuse a development permit for the Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort which they proposed to build in the Whitegoat Lakes Development Node west of Nordegg will be heard in the Federal Court of Appeal, Room 513 (5th floor) Tower 1, Scotia Place, Edmonton.

Background:

The application for leave states that “the Appellant has grounds to appeal on questions of law or jurisdiction with respect to the said Decision of Read more about Hearing of Abraham Glacier Wellness Resort’s Appeal of Clearwater County’s Decision

Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Conservation groups argue project will destroy sensitive migratory bird habitat

Sierra Legal Defence Fund &#149 Nature Canada &#149 Sierra Club of Canada &#149 Pembina Institute &#149 Jasper Environmental Association &#149 Alberta Wilderness Association
November 2, 2004

EDMONTON, AB – A coalition of Canadian conservation groups announced today that they are launching another legal challenge of the controversial Cheviot Coal Mine Project underway near Jasper National Park, Alberta. The groups argue that the federal government’s recent authorization of the first part of the mine, called the Cheviot Creek Development, should be quashed because it would result in the destruction of sensitive migratory bird habitat – directly contravening the federal Migratory Bird Conventions Act. Read more about Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

Stop Undermining Ban on Hazardous Waste Movement to Developing Countries

Press Release
Sierra Club of Canada
October 25th 2004

Ottawa: The Sierra Club of Canada today called on the Canadian government to stop its opposition to restrictions on international hazardous waste shipments, and to take a lead on crucial issues at the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP), being held this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Canada, along with Australia, the United States and others, has for over a decade opposed the inclusion of the “Basel Ban” that would prohibit the movement of hazardous waste from industrialized countries to other Read more about Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

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