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Albertans invited to make submissions to Royalty Review Panel

Information Bulletin

May 9, 2007

Edmonton public meetings scheduled to begin Monday

Edmonton... Albertans living in and around Edmonton have the opportunity to share their views about Alberta's royalty and tax regime during three days of public meetings, beginning May 14. Anyone interested in making a presentation is encouraged to register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to address the Royalty Review Panel. Read more about Albertans invited to make submissions to Royalty Review Panel

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Vegetarians of Alberta May Events

May 5th, Saturday 12:00noon to 4:00pm

Free Clothing and Book Exchange!! at StillPoint Healing Centre

Looking for an excuse to start your spring cleaning? Why not recycle your unwanted clothes and books and receive something new for yourself! Bring your clothing and books to be exchanged with others.

  • Reduce waste
  • Reduce consumerism
  • Live simply

All clothes and books left over from the event will be donated to a charity. Read more about Vegetarians of Alberta May Events

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Oil & Community: The Art & Science of Sustainability

Join the University of Alberta's Community Service-Learning Program and the Parkland Institute for a five-week speaker series that explores the impacts of the oil industry on Albertan communities. This series of talks is part of an interdisciplinary course at the University of Alberta that explores these themes by combining course work with community-facing projects in Fort McMurray. As such, the talks will pay particular attention to the impacts of the tarsands projects in northern Alberta on community sustainability.

This free lecture series is open to the public. Dates and topics below.

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
ETLC 1-013, University of Alberta Campus Read more about Oil & Community: The Art & Science of Sustainability

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New Pembina Report Calls for Better Groundwater Protection During Coalbed Methane and Other Natural Gas Production

Pembina Institute

April 30, 2007

The Pembina Institute's latest report, Protecting Water, Producing Gas is a detailed examination of the potential impact of drilling for coalbed methane and other forms of unconventional gas on precious fresh groundwater. The report, released today, calls on the government to protect groundwater to greater depths than at present. Read more about New Pembina Report Calls for Better Groundwater Protection During Coalbed Methane and Other Natural Gas Production

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UN Forum on Forests: Major Groups Call for Urgent Action

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

New York, April 23 - Major Groups took the lead on a multi-stakeholder dialogue at the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 7th Session being held in New York and called on Governments to undertake immediate action on behalf of civil society. They told the UNFF that the status quo is unacceptable and expressed alarm at the unprecedented rate of forest disappearance which is having tremendous impacts on people and the environment. They said that it is time to move the dialogue to action and called for a member country to host a Major Group-led initiative in 2008 that would allow more substantial discussion on Major Groups' engagement in the multi-year programme of work (MYPOW). Nations are convened at the UN Headquarters to discuss a non-legally binding instrument (NLBI) on all types of forests and the MYPOW for the period 2007-2015. Read more about UN Forum on Forests: Major Groups Call for Urgent Action

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Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

As the second round of province-wide oil sands consultations draws to a close, the call for a temporary reprieve from new oil sands leases and approvals increases. In its second presentation to the Oil Sands Consultation Panel in Calgary today, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) added its voice to those asking for a moratorium on oil sands activities, for new protected areas in oil sands regions, and for an overarching provincial land and resources management plan that effectively addresses cumulative impacts. Read more about Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

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