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The Fight for Water: Challenging Water Markets in Alberta

Oct 27 2010 - 1:00am

Featuring

Maude Barlow

National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians
Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly

Ian Douglas

National Coordinator, Fair Water Use Australia (via Skype from Australia)

Other speakers to be announced

FREE (donations accepted) Read more about The Fight for Water: Challenging Water Markets in Alberta

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-001
University of Alberta Campus (East of 116 Street between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Municipal candidates overwhelmingly say information, consultation lacking on plans for water markets

Candidates running in municipal elections across Alberta overwhelmingly oppose the provincial government’s direction towards a provincial water market, and say they have not been sufficiently consulted as part of the current review of Alberta’s water allocation system, according to the results of an online survey conducted by the Our Water is Not For Sale network. Read more about Municipal candidates overwhelmingly say information, consultation lacking on plans for water markets

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Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Oct 16 2010 - 7:00pm

Solidarity Rally!

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem - Clean Energy Now!

Stand in solidarity with communities from Alberta to the BC coast fighting the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. There will be rallies happening on October 16th and 17th in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and in Prince George to send the message loud and clear that the extraction and transportation of dirty oil is not the answer! Read more about Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Location

McIntyre (Gazebo) Park
83 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Sierra Club calls for TOTAL rejection of Tar Sands Joslyn Mine

EDMONTON — The Joint Review Panel should not approve TOTAL’s Joslyn North tar sands mine, said Sierra Club Prairie, in its final submissions today at the ongoing hearings. After days of expert testimony and cross-examination, Total’s proponents were unable to deny the negative environmental impacts of their new mine proposal. The evidence presented by NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen pertaining to climate change impacts, Petr Cizek pertaining to the gaps in accounting for cumulative negative effects, and Dr. Bill Donahue regarding water contamination were particularly condemning. Read more about Sierra Club calls for TOTAL rejection of Tar Sands Joslyn Mine

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Swim, Drink, & Fish Public Information Session and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper Introduction

Nov 17 2010 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Presenter: Michael G. Sullivan, Ph.D., Provincial Fisheries Science Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Division, Sustainable Resource Development Read more about Swim, Drink, & Fish Public Information Session and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper Introduction

Location

Aurora Room
Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta Campus (87 Avenue & 116 Street, just west of the Jubilee Auditorium)
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on Fed Gov't Scientific Panel

Action Required Until Effects Understood

Sheila Muxlow, Director with the Sierra Club Prairie, had to the following to say about the Federal Government appointment of a scientific panel to study the effects of tar sands.

"Although the appointment of this panel is a quiet admission by the federal government that tar sands are adversly affecting Northern Alberta,  it does not go far enough to ensure there will be no further damage. If the government seriously wishes to address the environmental and health concerns of local people on a comprehensive scale, they would call for an immediate moratorium on all new approvals and construction until the effects of existing projects are clearly understood and the harm mitigated. In the immediate, this means saying no to the Total application for the Joslyn North Mine Project open pit mine."

Read more about COMMENT: Sierra Club Prairie on Fed Gov't Scientific Panel
Event

Lower Athabasca Regional Plan Information Session

Sep 28 2010 - 10:00pm to Sep 29 2010 - 2:00am

Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

The Lower Athabasca Regional Plan will identify and set resource and environmental management outcomes for air, land, water and biodiversity, and guide future resource decisions while considering social and economic impacts.

Provide Your Input

At the public sessions you will have a chance to speak with government representatives, gain an understanding of the Regional Advisory Council’s advice to government on the vision for the region and fill out the workbook. Read more about Lower Athabasca Regional Plan Information Session

Location

Ramada Hotel
11834 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Pembina Reacts: NDP report highlights growing evidence of oilsands impacts on Canada’s freshwater

CALGARY, AB — Simon Dyer, oilsands program director for the Pembina Institute, responded to today's release of the NDP minority report on the findings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development's study of the impact of oilsands development on Canada's freshwater. Read more about Pembina Reacts: NDP report highlights growing evidence of oilsands impacts on Canada’s freshwater

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Lunch-n-learn Webinars: Grantseeking for Water Groups

Oct 14 2010 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Building on the basics from our Fundraising 101 lunch n' learn, this session will examine some of the funding available for water groups and projects.  We will bring in water funders who will share their thoughts on what makes a proposal strong and fundable.  Q&A with the funders will follow.

Cost: free with pre-registration - but you will need a speaker/headset and high-speed internet to participate. Read more about Lunch-n-learn Webinars: Grantseeking for Water Groups

Media Release

Water Matters and the Pembina Institute React: Noncompliance with tailings directive 074 continues

CALGARY, AB — Joe Obad, associate director of Water Matters, and Terra Simieritsch, policy analyst for the oil sands program for the Pembina Institute, responded to today's announcement that the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has approved another tailings (the toxic liquid waste created by oil sands production) management plan, this time for Shell Canada’s Muskeg River Mine project: Read more about Water Matters and the Pembina Institute React: Noncompliance with tailings directive 074 continues

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