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2007 Rs of Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations

Recycling Council of Alberta

The RCA is seeking nominations for its 2007 Rs of Excellence Awards.

If you know a person, program or organization that has made an outstanding contribution towards waste reduction, please let us know.

Application is simple:

Submit a brief description of the nominee’s achievements and why you think they deserve an award. Considered criteria include: Read more about 2007 Rs of Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations


CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights - July 18 & August 15.

7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.

Cost: FREE Read more about CPAWS Summer Activity Nights


Woodland Caribou - an art show

Tuktu Prayers, celebrating Canadian Art while Preserving Mountain Culture

In 2007 Jasper National Park will celebrate its Centennial. To honour the Park and its natural biodiversity a collection of artwork has been assembled, theme Caribou.

The Woodland Caribou herds in Jasper have declined in the last 100 years and the hope is that this traveling exhibition will not only celebrate the centenary of the Park but also educate Canadians about National Parks and the need to keep these places wild. Read more about Woodland Caribou - an art show


Poor Parks in Rich Alberta

Report finds Alberta’s Parks are struggling

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta

Edmonton - A report released today at a news conference in Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park by CPAWS-Northern Alberta chapter finds that Alberta is failing to adequately support its provincial parks network. The report, entitled, The State of the Alberta Parks and Protected Areas: an analysis of the challenges and opportunities for ecological integrity is being released just six days before the official 75th anniversary of Alberta Parks. Read more about Poor Parks in Rich Alberta


Alberta's Grizzly Bear Numbers are Worse Than Ever

Groups Ask for "Endangered" Listing with Release of Latest Population Data

Startling new findings suggest that Alberta's grizzly bear population now stands at fewer than 500 bears, or half of what was previously believed. Grizzlies appear to be on the road to extinction in Alberta unless significant changes are made to how grizzly bear habitat is managed. Read more about Alberta's Grizzly Bear Numbers are Worse Than Ever