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Amendment would give blank cheque to irrigators

Bow Riverkeeper

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2007

A proposal before Alberta Environment would give the largest water license holder in all of southern Alberta the role of water broker. The Eastern Irrigation District located in southern Alberta has asked Alberta Environment for an amendment to its water allocation originally granted in 1903. "If granted, the amendment would allow the EID to deal out water to uses other than irrigation or agriculture," said Bow Riverkeeper Danielle Droitsch. Read more about Amendment would give blank cheque to irrigators

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Canada West Foundation 2007 Student Essay Contest

The Canada West Foundation is now taking applications for its 2007 student essay contest. The contest, open to students attending a post-secondary institution in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba, will award a $5000 prize to the the author of the best essay answering this question:

Who should have the greatest responsibility for reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions: governments, industries or individuals?

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Join a Collective Call to Action! Prairie Citizens Water Directive

A 10 City Tour to Discuss the Sustainable Management of Water in the Prairie Provinces

From the Rocky Mountains to Lake Winnipeg, an expansive river network connects the Prairie Provinces. Increasingly, there are competing demands being placed on limited water resources across the region.

This fall, citizens from across the region will join together in a collective call for action! What are your expectations? What are your priorities? Come out and share as we embark in a regional dialogue that will connect the people of a region with a united message. Read more about Join a Collective Call to Action! Prairie Citizens Water Directive

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Call for Comments: Proposed Oilfield Waste Liability Program

The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board has issued Bulletin (2007-28) calling for comments on their Proposed Oilfield Waste Liability (OWL) Program and Changes to the Licensee Liability Rating Program.

The draft directive is available on the EUB website www.eub.ca under Industry Zone: Rules Regulations and Requirements: Directives for review and feedback.

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Comments are requested by September 14th. Read more about Call for Comments: Proposed Oilfield Waste Liability Program

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Call for Papers: Parks for Tomorrow 2008

Parks for Tomorrow 2008 - Conference on Parks and Protected Areas
May 8-13 2008 in Calgary, Alberta Canada

http://www.parks4tomorrow.ucalgary.ca


Call for papers

The Departments for Geography, History, and the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary are pleased to invite paper proposals for "Canadian Parks for Tomorrow 2008". Submissions are strongly encouraged from interdisciplinary backgrounds that address conservation and management issues from different angles, including — but not limited to — geography, environmental sciences, political science, biology, sociology, history, economics and law. Read more about Call for Papers: Parks for Tomorrow 2008

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Boreal Market News Volume 5; Issue 8

August 23, 2007 Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

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1. Activists & Student Leaders Challenge Sears/Lands' End to Clean Up Catalog Production or Face Nationwide Protests

Sears/Lands’ End, with catalog offerings including Sears, Land’s End and the recently acquired K-Mart, ranks among the top catalog producers in North America. Their estimated 420 million catalogs produced annually currently contain almost no recycled content and are made from trees sourced from endangered regions in the Boreal Forests of Canada including West Fraser Hinton. The activists, who came together last weekend near Chicago for a summit coordinated by ForestEthics, have vowed to launch a nationwide campaign within 30 days if Sears/Lands End doesn’t adopt responsible paper standards. Read more about Boreal Market News Volume 5; Issue 8

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Action Alert: Government of Alberta's Proposed Lobbyist Act

From: Andrea Schuld-Ergil
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO)
[email protected]

Government of Alberta's Proposed Lobbyist Act

If you have not done so already, I hope you will find the time to read up on the "Lobbyist Act" that is being proposed by the Stelmach government. It would see many measures and corresponding duties brought into place that could radically hamper the way that nonprofits are able to carry out their missions. This indeed gives cause for concern. On our website, you will find a collection of info on this issue, such as links to the Act and a gov't FAQ page, an in-depth evaluation prepared by the Legal Resource Centre at the U of A, and an "In Brief" section written by the CCVO (Calgary).

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Music for the Headwaters in support of the Andy Russell I’tai sah kòp Wildland Park

Hosted by: Sierra Club of Canada, Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, Southern Alberta Community of Environmental Educators and Southern Alberta Youth for Environmental Education

Sponsored by: The Calgary Foundation, City of Lethbridge, Stepping Stone Cabins Bed & Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 14, 2007
Lethbridge University Theatre
  • James Keelaghan
  • Lesley Schatz
  • John Wort Hannam
  • Sid Marty
  • Simone Smith
Friday, Sept. 28, 2007
Calgary Orpheus Theatre at SAIT
  • Connie Kaldor
  • David Wilkie & Cowboy Celtic
  • Sid Marty
  • Simone Smith

With Grizzly Country film clips introduced by the family of Andy Russell.
Doors open 6:30 pm with Silent Auction & Displays. Concert 7:30 pm

Tickets: advance $25, at door $30 (General Admission)
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