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Albertans encouraged to nominate fish and wildlife conservationists

The following information has been posted to the Government of Alberta website.


Information Bulletin

October 10, 2007

Albertans encouraged to nominate fish and wildlife conservationists

Order of the Bighorn nominations close November 1

Edmonton... Albertans have until November 1 to nominate outstanding fish and wildlife conservationists for the esteemed Order of the Bighorn. Read more about Albertans encouraged to nominate fish and wildlife conservationists

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Albertans share their views on land-use in Alberta

The following information has been posted to the Government of Alberta website.


Information Bulletin

October 9, 2007

Albertans share their views on land-use in Alberta

Summary report of Land-use Framework public input now available

Edmonton... More than 3,000 Albertans shared their views on a variety of land-use management issues and challenges as part of the public input phase of the Land-use Framework consultation. Read more about Albertans share their views on land-use in Alberta

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Bow River News - Oct 9th, 2007

Bow Riverkeeper

1. How can we rejuvenate Alberta's Water for Life Strategy?

Alberta's Water for Life Strategy is under review. As part of this review process, a coalition of citizen-based organizations came together and submitted a report to the Alberta Water Council outlining its analysis and review of the strategy. Issues addressed in this report include: funding, protection of drinking water sources, progress made on protecting healthy aquatic ecosystems, watershed planning, shared governance, and water conservation.

Read more: http://www.bowriverkeeper.org/node/192 Read more about Bow River News - Oct 9th, 2007

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Alberta Faces Key Licensing Decision

Bow Riverkeeper

For more information, see website:
http://www.bowriverkeeper.org/eid

A proposal before Alberta Environment would give the largest water licence holder in all of southern Alberta the role of water broker. While this proposal affects only one licence in a rural part of Alberta, the ramifications of its approval will affect the overall management and allocation of water across Alberta.

If the government approves this proposal, they will effectively be handing off important decision-making power to a private interest. This would open the door for other licence holders to "amend" their licences, potentially perpetuating a private water market in the province. It is time the government stepped in to find a solution that meets everyone's needs - not just those of the water licensees. Read more about Alberta Faces Key Licensing Decision

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Action Alert: Royalty Review Panel Recommendations

Pembina Institute

The recent recommendations from Premier Stelmach's Royalty Review Panel represent a step forward for the province of Alberta. We need your help to ensure that Premier Stelmach implements the recommendations put forward by the Royalty Review Panel. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Read the report of the Royalty Review Panel, Our Fair Share: Report of the Alberta Royalty Review Panel
  2. Think like an owner.
  3. Insist that Premier Stelmach adopts all the royalty recommendations made by the Royalty Review Panel.
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Canadian Environment Awards 2008

Nomination of grassroots environmental heroes highlights annual launch of national awards program

Toronto, October 2, 2007 — The Canadian Environment Awards has launched its seventh year of celebrating grassroots environmental achievement with an annual call for nominations from the Canadian public.

The Canadian Environment Awards: A Celebration of Community Achievement is a national, bilingual program that recognizes individuals and groups of Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the protection, restoration and preservation of the Canadian environment. Read more about Canadian Environment Awards 2008

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RCA Newsflash "Alberta Paint Stewardship Program"

Recycling Council of Alberta

Alberta Environment announced that beginning April 1, 2008, leftover paint and empty paint containers will be collected and recycled under a new provincial stewardship program. Assistant Deputy Minister Bev Yee sent a letter to stakeholders introducing the program's purpose and background, and also announcing upcoming consultation sessions. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has been delegated to manage the new program. Read more about RCA Newsflash "Alberta Paint Stewardship Program"

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Call for Comments - EUB Directive 050: Drilling Waste Management

On September 10, 2007 the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) issued Bulletin 2007-31: Invitation for Comment - Draft Revision of Directive 050: Drilling Waste Management. The Bulletin identifies how to obtain a copy of the draft revision and how to provide feedback on it. Bulletin 2007-31 is available on the EUB Web site at www.eub.ca under Industry Zone: Rules, Regulations, Requirements: Bulletins. The draft revision is also available for review on the EUB Web site at www.eub.ca under Industry Zone: Rules, Regulations, Requirements: Directives.

The draft revision will remain posted on the EUB Web site until October 31, 2007, and comments will be accepted until October 31, 2007. Comments received will be taken into consideration when finalizing the revision to Directive 050. Read more about Call for Comments - EUB Directive 050: Drilling Waste Management

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EUB Cancels Proceeding and Closes Applications on 500 kV Transmission Line

The following information has been posted to the Government of Alberta website.



News Release

September 30, 2007

EUB Cancels Proceeding and Closes Applications on 500 kV Transmission Line

Calgary... The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has decided to cancel the proceeding and close the applications to construct and operate a 500 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line from Edmonton to Calgary. The EUB also intends to set aside Decision 2005-031, which approved the need for that transmission line, as well as related Decision 2006-114. The hearing on the proposal to construct and operate the transmission line ran from March 12 to August 24, 2007 in Red Deer and Rimbey, and the hearing on the need for the transmission line was held from December 9 to 21, 2004 in Calgary. Read more about EUB Cancels Proceeding and Closes Applications on 500 kV Transmission Line

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