Alberta Wilderness Association

Media Release

Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

The recent announcement that the Government of Alberta will introduce Bill 8 (Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2012) to effectively overturn amendments made through Bill 50 (Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009) is underwhelming to say the least.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the bill that would require all future transmission infrastructure projects go through a full needs-assessment process by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), but we are acutely disappointed that Bill 8 does not address the significant projects approved under Bill 50. Read more about Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

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Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more about Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

Event

Music for the Wild: Robbie & Will with guests Blue Rambler

Nov 25 2012 - 2:00am

Robbie & Will (Robbie Bankes, Will Lynch and Brigitte Ouellet) return to the Music for the Wild for the third time. They have left our audiences dazzled and delighted with their wonderfully skilled playing and their great sprit on stage. They play a mix of Celtic and folk music with élan using guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, accordions and fiddle.

The opening act is Blue Rambler (Don Gowan, Murray Little & George Campbell). Blue Rambler plays blues and swing tempered with a bit of folk and old country songs. Read more about Music for the Wild: Robbie & Will with guests Blue Rambler

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Our Journey – Courtesy of the Great Divide Trail

Nov 6 2012 - 7:00am

Join Dan Wallace and Wayne Marshall as they share their friendship and adventures (from 1995 to present) via the (Alberta) Great Divide Trail.  From backpacking to motorhome to a camp, from hiking to biking to a four-wheel drive, from fly-fishing to caving to someone moving the trail (actually they were lost), from Friends to brush clearing and bridge building on one of Alberta’s more unique and remote trails.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Our Journey – Courtesy of the Great Divide Trail

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Annual Lecture and Awards

Nov 17 2012 - 1:00am

Me and Aldo: Leopold in the 21st Century

with Lorne Fitch, P.Biol.

The 2012 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Read more about AWA Annual Lecture and Awards>

Location

​Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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Sixteen Years after Being “Protected,” Rumsey Natural Area Sees a Halt to New Oil and Gas Access

Sixteen years after it was officially “protected,” Rumsey Natural Area may finally be able to look forward to a future free of industrial development. Alberta Energy has made changes so that all new petroleum and natural gas agreements within the Rumsey Natural Area will now come with the condition: “Surface Access is Not Permitted.” Read more about Sixteen Years after Being “Protected,” Rumsey Natural Area Sees a Halt to New Oil and Gas Access

Event

Music for the Wild: Magnolia Buckskin with guests Horizon Ridge

Oct 28 2012 - 1:00am

Hailed as one of the city’s “leading roots country acts”, Magnolia Buckskin brings you bohemian cowgirl, gospel touched folk roots music with sweet harmonies. Kathy Cook, Natasha Platt, Emily Triggs and Corry Ulan take turns singing the lead on their original tunes. They juggle between instruments: mandolin, banjo, guitar, accordion, bass and percussion. The sound is a collection of their influences: a little bit of country and a hint of West Virginia drawl, the bluegrass sweet spot, the folk connection, and a heart for gospel. Read more about Music for the Wild: Magnolia Buckskin with guests Horizon Ridge

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Oct 3 2012 - 1:00am

with Brian Eaton

In the US, 50% to 60% of frogs are malformed probably because of chemical contamination. How can we avoid the same fate in Alberta? Brian Eaton is a herpetologist working with Alberta Innovates. In this talk, he discusses the benefits of his work as to industrial development, forestry regulations, wetland assessments and tar sands development.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

  Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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