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Democratizing our Prairie Waters

New coalition asks public, in a series of 10 regional forums, what they expect from governments to protect prairie waters

September 27, 2007 

Lethbridge – This week a new coalition of environmental groups is seeking to hear citizens' expectations for water management by hosting 10 public forums across the Prairie Provinces.

Made up of the Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter, Manitoba EcoNetwork, Saskatchewan Environmental Society, and Bow Riverkeeper, the Prairie Water Coalition came together under recognition that an expansive river network that provides water to communities, farms, industries and ecosystems connects the Prairie Provinces. The groups point to the need for more cross-border collaboration and cooperation to protect the regions vital waters. Read more about Democratizing our Prairie Waters

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Stelmach Asked For Public Inquiry Into EUB Spying

(Edmonton/Calgary/Ottawa) The Sierra Club of Canada today called for a public inquiry into the extent of covert operations against citizens by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB), and issued a list of unanswered questions that an inquiry should address. On this opening day of EUB hearings in Pincher Creek on Royal Dutch Shell's Mount Backus well application, Sierra Club believes that confidence in the EUB and the Energy Department won’t be restored until a full public inquiry is completed. Read more about Stelmach Asked For Public Inquiry Into EUB Spying

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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

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: "A Nuclear Future for Alberta?"

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Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook GroupThe Chinook Group's regular monthly public meeting will take place Wednesday, September 5 from 7 to 9 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council building at 1111 Memorial Drive NW. This month's topic:Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd has joined forces with a local group (Energy Alberta Corporation) to sell Albertans on nuclear development. Elena Schacherl, representing a provincial coalition group, Citizens Advocating Use of Sustainable Energy (CAUSE), will fill us in on the scope and status of this proposal for nuclear development in Alberta.

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Tools for Change - Media Activism Workshop

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Tools for Change presented by Greenpeace and the Sierra Club Prairie ChapterIn our crazy commercial world we can't expect media to just show up at our events. This workshop will give you tips on how to get media interested in your issues and campaigns. Come out and learn how to craft messaging to beat corporate control over media and design events busy journalists will come out to. Workshop your beginning or advanced media skills. If you've never done an interview before learn how to handle a press scrum, an angry journalist, beat the corporate control over media and get your message in the news.

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Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting: "A Thousand Barrels a Second", Peter Tertzakian

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Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook GroupThe Sierra Club Chinook Group hosts a monthly meeting series on the 1st Wed. of every month from 7 to 9 pm at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council at 1111 Memorial Drive NW. Best-selling author of A Thousand Barrels a Second, published by McGraw-Hill, Peter Tertzakian is the Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Corporation, one of the world's leading energy investment firms.

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