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Canadian Premiere of Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

Sunday March 8th, 2pm and 4pm Metro Cinema Edmonton

Monday March 9th, 7pm and 9:30pm Plaza Theatre Calgary

Canada 2008, 33 min, DigiBeta, Director: Leslie Iwerks

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar oil sands industry in Northern Alberta, Dr. John O' Connor's career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare forms of cancer downstream from one of the largest oil operations in the world. Making the short-list for this year's Academy Award® Nominations for best short documentary, Downstream provides an in-depth look at the toll oil sands extraction is potentially taking on the residents of Fort Chipewyan.  A community affected by high rates of unusual cancer, the people of Fort Chip have struggled for years to have their concerns addressed by government and industry. Downstream has raised unprecedented awareness in Canada and the U.S. regarding the environmental and social impacts of the tar sands.  In conjunction with high level members of the NRDC, it is now being viewed by members of the Obama Administration. Following its upcoming Canadian premiere in Edmonton and Calgary March 8th & 9th, it will have its International premiere on Babelgum.com in March 2009. The accompanying feature film, Upstream, is scheduled for release in Summer of 2009. Read more about Canadian Premiere of Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

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Film Screening: "Downstream"

Mar 8 2009 - 10:00pm

Announcing the Canadian Premiere of

Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

Sunday March 8th, 2pm and 4pm Metro Cinema Edmonton
Monday March 9th, 7pm and 9:30pm Plaza Theatre Calgary

Canada 2008, 33 min, DigiBeta, Director: Leslie Iwerks Read more about Film Screening: "Downstream"

Location

Metro Cinema (Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre)
9828 101A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Downstream"

Mar 10 2009 - 1:00am

Announcing the Canadian Premiere of

Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

Sunday March 8th, 2pm and 4pm Metro Cinema Edmonton
Monday March 9th, 7pm and 9:30pm Plaza Theatre Calgary

Canada 2008, 33 min, DigiBeta, Director: Leslie Iwerks Read more about Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Downstream"

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB
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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Downstream"

Mar 8 2009 - 8:00pm

Announcing the Canadian Premiere of

Oscar Shortlisted Film 'Downstream'

Sunday March 8th, 2pm and 4pm Metro Cinema Edmonton
Monday March 9th, 7pm and 9:30pm Plaza Theatre Calgary

Canada 2008, 33 min, DigiBeta, Director: Leslie Iwerks Read more about Film Screening & Panel Discussion: "Downstream"

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Metro Cinema (Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre)
9828 101A Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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The Water Log February 2009

Water Matters has published the February 2009 issue of the Water Log. In this issue:

  1. Water Matters has a new website!
  2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
  3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
  4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
  5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
  6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure — quick, clean and green

View this newsletter online at:

http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html Read more about The Water Log February 2009

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Step It Up Alberta Call to Action

Feb 24 2009 - 2:00am

Step It Up Alberta is a non-partisan group calling for leadership on environmental issues from the people who can make the most difference: governments, corporations, and institutions.

We want to see real action against climate change:

  • an absolute cap on greenhouse gas emissions,
  • a commitment to significant reductions in the short and long term, &
  • investment in a carbon-conscious economy.

Please join us as we work on the following three campaigns: Read more about Step It Up Alberta Call to Action

Location

Pembina Institute
608 7 Street SW
Calgary , AB
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Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

Feb 5 2009 (All day)

This week, Canada failed to join the International Renewable Energy Agency. Next, the federal budget effectively ended all major support for new renewable energy development in Canada. Wouldn't it be great if Alberta could turn from being the owners of the biggest global warming crime ever to leaders in sustainable green electricity?

This action alert contains two actions:

On Feb 4, the Energy Day of Action,

  1. Demand green electricity by phone or through your MLA.
  2. Tell your MLA you want no new approvals in the Tar Sands.
  3. demand legislation for a Feed-in-tariff system for small scale renewables producers.

Contact information for MLAs
Contact information for MPs Read more about Action Alert: Tell Alberta you want green electricity!

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Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

Feb 13 2009 - 2:00am

Note: This event was originally scheduled for February 4th.

Our second regular public meeting of 2009 is on Wednesday, February 12th  and will feature the Pembina Institute's Terra Simieritsch, who will be talking about recent environmental developments in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Read more about Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

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POSTPONED Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

Feb 5 2009 - 2:00am

POSTPONED: This event has been postponed until February 12th

Our second regular public meeting of 2009 is on Wednesday, February 4th  and will feature the Pembina Institute's Terra Simieritsch, who will be talking about recent environmental developments in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Read more about POSTPONED Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Recent Environmental Issues in the Oil Sands

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

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