Oil Sands

Event

Public Forum: Protecting the Environment in the Development of the Tar Sands

Jan 21 2009 - 2:00am to 4:30am

The Council of Canadians, Calgary Chapter is pleased to present a public forum:

Dr. Preston McEachern will present on the Alberta Environment policies in place for protecting, monitoring, and restoring the environment.

His presentation will update us on the current environmental status of the Fort McMurray area, and the quality and quantity of water in the Athabasca River. Read more about Public Forum: Protecting the Environment in the Development of the Tar Sands

Location

Wickenden Hall, Unitarian Church
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Syncrude cannot duck from charges in death of 500 waterfowl

Private prosecution launched against oil company after governments ‘stall’

Edmonton — One of Canada’s largest oil companies is under legal fire today for causing the death of several hundred ducks in a massive toxic tailings pond in Alberta’s  Tar Sands last year. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson launched a private prosecution against Syncrude Canada on behalf of concerned Alberta resident, Jeh Custer.  Read more about Syncrude cannot duck from charges in death of 500 waterfowl

Event

"To The Tar Sands" Book Launch & Film Screening

Jan 16 2009 - 2:00am

In 2007, nineteen young environmentalists travelled Alberta by bike, attempting to wrap their head around one of biggest industrial mega-projects in the world: the Alberta tar sands. They went from one small town to the next, meeting with the locals and asking one question: how has the tar sands boom impacted your life? The 3-week long bike trip was a fact finding mission, a story telling adventure and a life-changing experience for all involved. The culmination of that trip is the recent release of a book entitled Journey To The Tar Read more about "To The Tar Sands" Book Launch & Film Screening

Location

HC L3 Theatre
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Arusha Activist Happy Hour: Meet Authors Andrew Nikiforuk & Tony Clarke

Nov 29 2008 - 12:00am to 2:00am
The Arusha Centre
  • The Arusha Centre presents two new books on Alberta's tar sands, come and meet both authors: Andrew Nikiforuk: "Tar Sands:Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent" & Tony Clarke: "Tar Sands Showdown: Canada and the New Politics of Oil in an Age of Climate Change". Cosponsored by Public Interest Alberta and the Parkland Institute
Read more about Arusha Activist Happy Hour: Meet Authors Andrew Nikiforuk & Tony Clarke>

Location

Old Y Building for Community Organizations
223 12 Ave SW
Calgary , AB
Story

POSTPONED Banks Rally in Calgary: Finance the Future, Not Fossil Fuels

Rainforest Action Network

Would you like to kick off an exciting national organizing campaign with Rainforest Action Network? We’re planning a rally in downtown Calgary on November 21st, 2008 during the lunch hour. I have been coordinating with the Amazing people at Arusha and we have allocated space for an art build and preparation for the Friday rally. Read more about POSTPONED Banks Rally in Calgary: Finance the Future, Not Fossil Fuels

Event

AWA Talk: The Tar Sands - A North American Time Bomb with Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 11 2008 - 2:00am

Alberta Wilderness Association

Join Andrew for a discussion of his latest book, hot off the press.

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent will be available for
sale and signing.

Andrew Nikiforuk is a well-known Canadian journalist whose books include
Pandemonium, Saboteurs (a GG Award-winner), and Fourth Horseman. Read more about AWA Talk: The Tar Sands - A North American Time Bomb with Andrew Nikiforuk

Location

AWA Office
455 10 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Book Launch - Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent by Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 4 2008 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Parkland Institute is happy to be co-hosting the Edmonton launch of Andrew Nikiforuk's new book entitled Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Details for the launch event are as follow:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 3, 2008
ETLC 1-001, University of Alberta (map)
Edmonton
Read more about Book Launch - Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent by Andrew Nikiforuk

Location

Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-001
University of Alberta (off 116 Street at 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

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