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Bow River News - Jun 6th, 2007

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1. Join us for a Free Webinar on Groundwater, June 21st

The Water Beneath Us: State of the Science and Information in Alberta, June 21, 2007 at 3 pm: The public is growing increasingly concerned about impacts to groundwater and many feel that actions should be taken today to protect groundwater resources into the future. It is often said that we don't know much about groundwater and that much more data needs to be collected. What do we know about groundwater? What is the state of the science of groundwater in Alberta? How can we can make informed decisions? Read more about Bow River News - Jun 6th, 2007


Bow River News - May 15th, 2007

1. Support Bow Riverkeeper and watch the WATERWALKER Film Festival!

Support Bow Riverkeeper and have fun watching a collection of the best canoeing, kayaking, and environmental films of the year! On Friday, May 18th at Mount Royal College in Jenkins Theatre, starting at 7:00 pm, the WATERWALKER Film Festival will be shown in Calgary for one night only! Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. They are available in person at Undercurrents or by phone at 262-GEAR. There is a "Will Call" at the door. All proceeds will benefit Bow Riverkeeper. Read more about Bow River News - May 15th, 2007

Free Webinar: Shared Governance in the Watershed Context

Bow RiverkeeperAlberta's Water for Life strategy contemplates its implementation to occur through "shared governance" among government, industry, and the public. But we have yet to define exactly how "shared governance" would be implemented. Bow Riverkeeper's first online workshop will be dedicated to this issue. University of Calgary professors, Mary-Ellen Tyler and Mike Quinn, and our very own Danielle Droitsch will share their thoughts about shared governance in the watershed context.


Bow River News - Apr 23rd, 2007

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1. Drumheller says no to supplying water to the Balzac development

A controversial proposal to pipe water from the Red Deer to a development in the Bow River basin has run into a major stumbling block. On April 3, 2007, Town of Drumheller Council denied Municipal District of Rocky View's request to use Drumheller's water intake structure and works to withdraw water from the Red Deer River that would supply the United Horsemen's new development near Balzac, a few miles north of Calgary. The vote was unanimous.

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Bow River News - Mar 20th, 2007

1. Piping Water Between River Basins: A Growing Controversy

Despite its location in the Bow River basin, a development already under construction is seeking water from the Red Deer River. Without a plan for water supply, developers for United Horseman of Alberta are already constructing a racetrack and entertainment centre near the Hamlet of Balzac, Alberta. Plans were publicly announced in January 2006 and development began soon after assuming water supply approvals would soon follow. Read more about Bow River News - Mar 20th, 2007


Bow River News - March 1st, 2007

1. Water Supply as a Limiting Factor for a New Town Proposed in the Bow Valley

Water supply may limit a new development-in fact, a new community of up to 5500 residents and over 2900 residential, commercial, and community facilities by 2022-in Alberta's Bow Valley. Public hearings are occurring on March 1 and March 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm, respectively, at the Exshaw Community Hall. Bow Riverkeeper will recommend to Council for the MD of Bighorn to delay approval of the Area Structure Plan (AS) until issues surrounding water supply and wastewater are addressed. Read more about Bow River News - March 1st, 2007


Canadian Environmental Network E-Bulletin — November 24, 2006 Edition

The November 24, 2006 Edition of the Canadian Environmental Network E-Bulletin is available from the CEN website:

E-Bulletin in English
E-Bulletin in French


  1. Calls For Delegates
    • Consultation of Environmental Health NGOs on Stakeholder Engagement Within Health Canada’s Safe Environments Programme
  2. Action Alerts
    • JPAC Seeking Public Input on CEC Proposed Operational Plan
    • Clean Air Act and Notice of Intent
    • Help Protect the Dumoine Watershed in Southern Quebec
  3. Announcement Read more about Canadian Environmental Network E-Bulletin — November 24, 2006 Editions

Water for Alberta: What is the Future? Panel Discussion and Film Screening


Bow Riverkeeper presents its film Big Bow Float: Journey Down the Emerald Thread, Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. CN Conference Theatre, 5-142 (105 Street Bldg). City Centre Campus, Grant MacEwan College. Panelists for the evening include Dr. Mary Griffiths with the Pembina Institute, John Thompson with Watrecon Consulting, and Dr. Brad Stelfox adjunct professor at both University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Reception to follow the panel discussion. Admission is free. Donations graciously accepted.

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Free Screening: Big Bow Float: Journey Down the Emerald Thread


Title: Big Bow Float: Journey Down the Emerald ThreadStart: October 16, 2006 (Doors open at 7:15, show starts at 7:30)Location: University of Calgary, Science Theatres 143 (ST 143) see mapPresented by: University of Calgary's Eco Club, Bow Riverkeeper and Mountain Equipment Co-opDescription: Bow Riverkeeper's film follows the journey of three people and a dog as they paddle the entire 650 km length of the Bow River. Beginning with a mountaineering expedition to the Bow's source on the Wapta Icefield, the Bow Riverkeeper voyageurs follow the "emerald thread" as it pushes from mountains to foothills, into Calgary, and onto the great expanse of Alberta's prairies. Along the way, they discover great beauty, and the value of the majestic Bow.Cost: Free

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