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COMMENTS: Sierra Club Prairie, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Local Cree Elder on Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan

Please see comments below from Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Alice Martin a Local Cree Elder from Ft. Chipewyan, and Sierra Club Prairie Energy Campaigner Dustin Johnson on the Mel Knight's release of the Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan.  Read more about COMMENTS: Sierra Club Prairie, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Local Cree Elder on Lower Athabasca Land Use Plan

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Our Water Is Not For Sale Network Responds to Alberta Irrigation Districts' Declaration

Legislations not declarations needed to ensure water is protected for ecosystems, human needs, treaty rights and future generations

Yesterday, Alberta's Irrigation Districts released a declaration, available online.

In response, Director of the Sierra Club Prairie Sheila Muxlow on behalf of the steering committee of the Our Water Is Not For Sale Network made the following comment:  Read more about Our Water Is Not For Sale Network Responds to Alberta Irrigation Districts' Declaration

Event

White Water, Black Gold — Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Mar 25 2011 - 1:00am

"White Water, Black Gold" trailer from David Lavallee on Vimeo.

White Water, Black Gold, is a documentary feature film that follows hiking guide David Lavallee on his journey across Western Canadian Watersheds in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry. This is a journey of jarring contrasts, from icefields to oilfields. Read more about White Water, Black Gold — Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Location

Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street
Edmonton , AB
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As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 24 2011 - 1:00am

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more about As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Groups call for immediate removal of Bruce Carson from Alberta panel

18 March 20111 (Edmonton) — Following the launch of an RCMP investigation into Stephen Harper’s former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, Alberta environmental and Indigenous groups are calling for the immediate and permanent removal of Carson from the provincial tar sands water monitoring panel. Read more about Groups call for immediate removal of Bruce Carson from Alberta panel

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Poll finds huge support for legislating Castle Special Place as Wildland Park & major opposition to logging it

(Lethbridge) Lethbridge and Coaldale residents overwhelmingly oppose logging and support establishment of a Wildland Park in the Castle Special Management Area west of Pincher Creek, according to a recent survey conducted by the Lethbridge College Citizen Society Research Lab.

More than 85 per cent of those surveyed February 12 and 13 oppose the logging plan approved by provincial Sustainable Resource Development last year. Spray Lakes Sawmills of Cochrane plans to clear-cut the area between the Beaver Mines Lake, Lynx Creek and Castle Falls Provincial Recreation Areas and campgrounds starting in June. The logging is technically called block-cut logging. Read more about Poll finds huge support for legislating Castle Special Place as Wildland Park & major opposition to logging it

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Press Screening: Edmontonian Film Maker David Lavallee to Unveil Film ‘White Water, Black Gold’

(Edmonton) “White Water, Black Gold” follows Edmontonian David Lavallee on his three year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the tar sands.  For the past 15 years David has worked as a hiking guide in the Columbia Icefields. In that time he has noticed profound changes to the mountain landscapes. When David discovered that his province is ramping up growth in an extremely water intensive industry downstream of his beloved Icefields, he set out on a journey: from icefields to oilfields.   Read more about Press Screening: Edmontonian Film Maker David Lavallee to Unveil Film ‘White Water, Black Gold’

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New findings prompt call that Alberta Government make good on having failed the Castle Special Place

Calgary:  The tools the Alberta Government has used since 1998 to protect the Castle Special Place in the southwest corner of Alberta – a Forest Land Use Zone, the Castle Access Management Plan and “special management” – are now documented in a new study by Global Forest Watch Canada as an utter failure observes the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, Sierra Club Canada and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta Chapter.  Global Forest Watch Canada’s study was released today, complete with photographs on the accumulated density of linear disturbances (roads, seismic lines, truck trails, etc.) that are de facto open to motorized use in the Castle.  It provides one more reason why commercial logging should not go ahead there and gives the scientific evidence for what outdoor enthusiasts and conservation groups alike have been pointing to for years – that the Castle is being degraded and it isn’t managed in a sustainable manner.   Read more about New findings prompt call that Alberta Government make good on having failed the Castle Special Place

Event

Edmonton Water Week

Mar 21 2011 - 6:00am to Mar 26 2011 - 6:00am

Check the Edmonton Water Week website for a full slate of events

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Read more about Edmonton Water Week

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Event

Workshop - More Parks Now, Not Bill 29

Mar 3 2011 - 2:00am to 4:30am

Tourism, Parks & Recreation Minister is still determined to get Bill 29 passed. She will be undertaking some form of outreach or consultation on Bill 29 during this summer (see notes for form-letter MLAs are sending in reply to letters from citizens). Lets continue to work together to set the agenda in favour of more parks and their legislative protection before summer.

Workshop

If you cannot come or weren't at the prior workshops, please contact Kristin or Dianne (info at end), so you receive the earlier information. Read more about Workshop - More Parks Now, Not Bill 29

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council, 2nd Floor
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

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