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Beware of MLAs sleeping

Alberta Wilderness Association
Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action

For Immediate release
November 1, 2007

Edmonton, Alberta. The Alberta Wilderness Association has appealed to Alberta’s elected officials to awaken to the plight of Grizzly Bears and other threatened species in Alberta.

As the Alberta Legislature prepares to open next week, the Association today delivered a Grizzly Bear package to every MLA.

The Association unveiled the first in a series of ads, this one featuring a lone bear clinging to a light post, symbolizing the desperate situation facing Grizzlies as they seek refuge where they can in Alberta. The Wilderness Association also introduced a web page savethegrizzly.ca which went live this morning and will be further developed in the coming weeks. Read more about Beware of MLAs sleeping

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Stakeholder Consultations for Alberta's New Paint Stewardship Program

Alberta's paint recycling program will be implemented on April 1, 2008. The Alberta Recycling Management Authority has been delegated to manage this new program.

Municipal solid waste management and recycling staff are key stakeholders in the new stewardship program. Building on the original consultations by Alberta Environment on a paint stewardship program, Alberta Recycling is seeking your input before finalizing the program. Read more about Stakeholder Consultations for Alberta's New Paint Stewardship Program

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Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaCPAWS — Northern AlbertaFederation of Alberta NaturalistsNatural Resources Defense CouncilJasper Environmental AssociationWest Athabasca Bioregional SocietySierra Club of Canada

Media Release For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2007

Calgary — Local and national conservation organizations are calling on Alberta's Sustainable Development Minister, Ted Morton, to release the scientists' report outlining core grizzly habitat areas to his Grizzly Bear Recovery Team and the public. To make up for the five years of lost time during the protracted recovery planning process, they are asking Morton and the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, Hector Goudreau, to quickly move on establishing three wildland parks, which encompass core grizzly habitat long known to be important to the bears' future and which have already gone through various assessment and review processes. Read more about Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

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What price the Grizzly, in oil-rich Alberta?

Alberta Wilderness Association
Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action

Calgary, Alberta — The Alberta Wilderness Association is drawing attention to the plight of Grizzly Bears, evidenced by a lone bear seeking sanctuary at the Calgary Zoo, perhaps the last safe place for Grizzlies in Alberta.

Alberta's Grizzly population stands at less than 500 bears. Nigel Douglas, conservation specialist for the Wilderness Association, made this statement: Read more about What price the Grizzly, in oil-rich Alberta?

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Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties. Time to 'think like an owner'.

The Parkland Institute has published an Op-Ed on the Royalty Review:

Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties

To get its fair share, Alberta must heed Lougheed's advice: 'Think like an owner'

Gordon Laxer for The Edmonton Journal
Published October 22, 2007

Albertans have been led astray by the heated rhetoric around the recommendations of the royalty review panel's Our Fair Share. Rather than increasing royalties by 20 per cent as headlines tell the public, the panel's recommendations would, if fully implemented, reduce them by 20 per cent by 2016.

That's right. According to the review panel, its proposals would have Alberta collect $2 billion less per year nine years from now, even though oilsands production is projected to more than double.

Alberta would collect only $7.6 billion in 2016, compared to $9.5 billion in royalties in 2006. And that doesn't seem to take inflation into account, meaning that in real dollars the province's royalty revenues would fall more...

Read the whole Op-Ed at the Parkland Institute's website. Read more about Review panel actually plans sharp drop in royalties. Time to 'think like an owner'.

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Alberta Announces Long-Term Waste Strategy

As part of Waste Reduction Week, on Thursday, October 18 in Red Deer, Minister Rob Renner announced a new long-term waste strategy, which shares Waste Reduction Week's slogan "Too Good to Waste". The first action in the strategy is a new paint stewardship program that will enable Albertans to recycle used or leftover paint. Read more about Alberta Announces Long-Term Waste Strategy

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Rideshare Week 2007 - 'Pledge to Pool' Campaign

The goal of Carpool.ca's Annual Rideshare Week Campaign is to increase program awareness and encourage commuters to try carpooling for one week every Fall. A variety of promotions are held in communities across Canada. The focus of Rideshare Week 2007 is a 'Pledge to Pool' campaign. Commuters are encouraged to make a personal online pledge to carpool once during their region's respective Rideshare Week. All submitted 'Pledges' will be entered into random regional draws for prizes. Read more about Rideshare Week 2007 - 'Pledge to Pool' Campaign

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