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The Water Log February 2009

Water Matters has published the February 2009 issue of the Water Log. In this issue:

  1. Water Matters has a new website!
  2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
  3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
  4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
  5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
  6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure — quick, clean and green

View this newsletter online at:

http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html Read more about The Water Log February 2009

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Nuclear Madness with Dr. Helen Caldicott

Oct 9 2008 - 1:00am
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building, U of A
Free Admission

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr. Helen Caldicott has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. Read more about Nuclear Madness with Dr. Helen Caldicott

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Myer Horowitz Theatre, Student's Union Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
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Film: "Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident"

Sep 25 2008 - 12:30am
Stanley A. Milner Library
Free Admission

Film will be introduced with a brief overview of the context of nuclear energy in Alberta, and a short discussion to follow.

Flim Synopsis

Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident
Directed by: Anna Broinowski
(Australia, 2004, 52 min.)

Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Read more about Film: "Helen’s War: A Portrait of a Dissident"

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Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton , AB
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Volunteer Call-Out: Nuclear Street-Teaming

Aug 15 2008 - 7:00pm

Sierra Club of Canada - Prairie Chapter

Take to the streets to talk to Calgarians one on one about the nuclear industry in Alberta. It will be a great chance to expand the 'keep Alberta nuclear-free' petition and help build the movement refusing the most dangerous industry from taking root in our province.

Meet @ 1 pm for an orientation on tips for speaking with people and talking points to the issues in the park @ the corner of 17th Ave & 7th St SW. Read more about Volunteer Call-Out: Nuclear Street-Teaming

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Park, on the corner of
17th Avenue & 7th Street SW
Calgary , AB
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Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident

Aug 20 2008 - 1:00am

Presented by Sierra Club Prairie and the Arusha Centre

Free Screening

Preceding her Calgary arrival and talk on Alberta’s prospective Nuclear Industry

Dr. Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Read more about Helen's War: Portrait of a Dissident

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Broken City pub
613 11 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB
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Tar Sands & Nuclear action meet-up and discussion

Jul 9 2008 - 1:00am

Originally posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/862475/

What? A call out for concerned Calgarians to meet and discuss what the tar sands developments and the prospect of nuclear power mean for us and how we as Calgarians can and should respond. Bring action ideas and opportunities you are already engaged with and find out what new and exciting opportunities exist with the Sierra Club of Canada! Read more about Tar Sands & Nuclear action meet-up and discussion

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Good Earth Cafe, Connaught
502 - 11 Street SW
Calgary , AB
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Action Alert: Call Minister Mel Knight on his Biased Nuclear Panel — Demand Action Now!

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

What began as concern early last week over the Alberta government's close ties to the nuclear industry, with nuclear giant Bruce Power hiring former Conservative campaign manager Randy Dawson, ended in yet a stonger confirmation of their pro-nuclear stance with the recent formation of Energy Minister Mel Knight's Nuclear Panel. Drawing widespread opposition for its obvious nuclear bias, the current panel has 4 members — all of whose expertise is primarily in business and energy economics and policy. One panelist, John Luxat, used to be the president of the Canadian Nuclear Society, a pro-nuclear lobby group. The nuclear panel of "experts" lacks environmental and health experts and is proof that Stelmach’s government is biased regarding the issue of Nuclear Energy. Opposition to the panel is building, and concern about the health, safety, social, economic, and environmental impacts related to nuclear energy are growing! Read more about Action Alert: Call Minister Mel Knight on his Biased Nuclear Panel — Demand Action Now!

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Election Day of Action: Call Premier Stelmach and your candidates - Keep Alberta Nuclear-Free

Sierra Club of Canada — Prairie Chapter

On Friday Febuary 29th, the Sierra Club, along with citizens and groups from across Alberta, will be mobilizing a mass call-in day to candidates and party leaders to let them know that its time to stand up for the environment and future generations, and that Albertans want to Keep Alberta Nuclear Free!

Join with us, participate and spread the word to your groups and listserves. Read more about Election Day of Action: Call Premier Stelmach and your candidates - Keep Alberta Nuclear-Free

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