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Media Release

Positive Alberta Fisheries Recovery Actions

On the eve of the 2016 sportfishing season, the Alberta government will put in place a 5 year ‘recovery rest period’ in the upper Pembina River that will combine no-fishing and habitat restoration measures. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) commends the Alberta government on this important step to protect a high risk Arctic grayling population. Read more about Positive Alberta Fisheries Recovery Actions

Call for Input

Call for Input: Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act

Initiative: 
Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act
Deadline: 
9 Feb 2016

From the Species at Risk Public Registry website:

As part of the consultation process, the Government of Canada would like to hear your comments on the potential impacts of listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

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Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Mar 27 2013 - 1:00am

with Andrea Morehouse

Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior—rubbing.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Location

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

AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Mar 6 2013 - 2:00am

with Wayne Sawchuk

Join Wayne Sawchuk, well known conservationist, logger, guide, horseman, photographer, author, wilderness explorer, and motivational speaker as he tells the story of this Northern Rockies wilderness. Decades of adventurous winter and summer work, travel, and expeditions in the wilderness of the Northern Rockies and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area will unfold in this success story.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Location

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

AWA Tuesday Talk: Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland & Boreal Rivers

Feb 13 2013 - 2:00am

Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland and Boreal Rivers and What They’re Telling Us

with Dr. Michael Sullivan

Join Dr. Michael Sullivan of Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the University of Alberta as he looks at the state of Alberta fish in our prairie parkland and boreal streams.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland & Boreal Rivers

Location

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

Pembina reacts to passage of Bill C-38

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the federal government's passage of Bill C-38, the omnibus budget bill:

“The Harper government’s insistence on passing this bill to weaken Canada’s environmental laws demonstrates that it is not listening to the concerns of the many thousands of Canadians calling for more environmental protection, not less.
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ELC on Environmental Bill of Rights and proposed Wastewater Regulations

The Environmental Law Centre posts on a couple of recent developments. Adam Driedzic posts on Bill C-469: An Act to establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, which recently passed second reading in the House of Commons.

Laura Bowman comments on proposed wastewater regulations under the Fisheries Act.

There is no assurance from regulators that public health and the environment will be adequately protected while municipalities take 10-30 years to comply.  These timelines are not consistent with those ordered by the courts on the rare occasions when municipalities have been charged and convicted.

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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

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ENGOs Hope to Reverse the Destruction of Canada's Fisheries

Alberta Wilderness Association

October 12, 2006

Environmental non-government organizations and the Assembly of First Nations from sea to sea to sea gathered in Ottawa today for a historic meeting with senior Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials to discuss solutions to the crisis facing Canada's fish and fish habitats.

A good part of the meeting focused on the failure to enforce the strongest piece of Canadian environmental legislation, the federal Fisheries Act. Representatives of groups from across Canada expressed dismay at the continuing deterioration of fisheries and the associated regulatory regime. Read more about ENGOs Hope to Reverse the Destruction of Canada's Fisheries

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