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Bow River News - Apr 23rd, 2007

Bow Riverkeeper

1. Drumheller says no to supplying water to the Balzac development

A controversial proposal to pipe water from the Red Deer to a development in the Bow River basin has run into a major stumbling block. On April 3, 2007, Town of Drumheller Council denied Municipal District of Rocky View's request to use Drumheller's water intake structure and works to withdraw water from the Red Deer River that would supply the United Horsemen's new development near Balzac, a few miles north of Calgary. The vote was unanimous.

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Bow River News - Mar 20th, 2007

1. Piping Water Between River Basins: A Growing Controversy

Despite its location in the Bow River basin, a development already under construction is seeking water from the Red Deer River. Without a plan for water supply, developers for United Horseman of Alberta are already constructing a racetrack and entertainment centre near the Hamlet of Balzac, Alberta. Plans were publicly announced in January 2006 and development began soon after assuming water supply approvals would soon follow. Read more about Bow River News - Mar 20th, 2007

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Act Now To Protect The Bow River And Protected Areas In The Bow Valley

All Albertans who care about protecting the Bow River, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Bow Valley Wildland Park, and other protected areas should contact the following politicians now and oppose the development of a new town proposed for the Horseshoe Lands on the banks of the Bow River at the entrance to the Rocky Mountains, or at the very least request that the Province require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before any development proposal is considered for this area.

The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier
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Film Screening: Arusha Action Series - Troubled Waters

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Come participate in this interactive sesssion featuring environmental, political, social and artistic short films from across the country highlighting the importance of water. Celebrate the International Day of Water, March 22.$10 at the Door, Calgary Dollars Accepted.

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Red Deer Speaker Series on Water

Sierra Club of Canada

Free Public Speaker Series on Water

Thursday, March 15, 2007
7:30 pm TO 9:30 pm

Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer

Water Resources in Alberta
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Is Water the new Oil? Water issues in developing countries and how Albertans can take action!

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Speaker: Shauna Curry, P.Eng. Director, International Services Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) Why should Albertans care about water issues in developing countries? Join us for an evening of discussion and debate on this topic! 5:30pm Monday February 26 Ceili's 2 on 7th Irish Pub and Restaurant - 803- 8th Ave SW Brought to you by:

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