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The Edmonton Chapter includes members on the banks of and within the watershed of of the North Saskatchewan River on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of the Cree, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Metis and others. The Cree name for Edmonton is Amiskwaci-waskahikan (Amisk-watchee-waska-ikan) which means “Beaver-Hills House” –referring to the many beaver in the river, and the hills present day downtown Edmonton now sits on.

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A People’s Tailings Response Initiative: 

Dear Edmonton Chapter Friends, 
  This Sunday afternoon, April 2/23 at 2 p.m. on zoom is the third in a 3-part series of Study and Action Circles focused on community responses to the crisis of the Ft. McMurray Tailings “Ponds”. We’d like to make this an issue in the upcoming Alberta provincial election.   We’re also planning on discussing a number of longer term initiatives to help ensure that this issue is addressed effectively and in a timely manner. Please register now and we’ll send you a list of suggested initiatives gleaned from the last 3 symposia and 2 Study and Action Circles. Together, we can make a difference! See the invitation below, including registration info/links.

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by The Just Transition Working Group:

The Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter with Keepers of the Water cordially invite you to a Symposia Oct 5, 26 and Nov 16 on the proposed dumping of inadequately treated tar sands tailings into the Athabasca River. […]

A People’s Tailings Response Initiative:

Dear Friends and Supporters,  This Sunday afternoon, Mar. 14/23 at 2 p.m. on zoom is the second in a 3-part series of Study and Action Circles aimed at making  the Ft. McMurray Tailings “Ponds” an issue in the upcoming Alberta provincial election.   See the invitation below, including registration info/links.See also the “backgrounder” hyperlink near the end of the invitation below for a…

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Edmonton Summer ’22 Art for Climate Events

How will we transition to a climate friendly economy and energy system? How can we cope with the dangers of the climate crisis while maintaining hope and taking action. Artists can help and young Edmonton artists are taking the lead! Two groups are planning art events this summer that will explore the issues of climate…

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Sturgeon County Sand and Gravel Strip Mining Regulatory Review Denies the County’s Responsibility to Protect the Ecological Viability of the Sturgeon River (just north and west of Edmonton)  

 by Ian Skinner and Mike Northcott, Onoway River Valley8 Conservation Association ( a Working Group of the Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians) May 25, 2022 On Feb 8, 2000 the Sturgeon County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board stated the following in their decision regarding strip mining: “The Board believes that mining operations within…

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Parks and Coal Update

Do you have Defend Alberta Parks or Alberta Beyond Coal signs on your lawn? If you do, don’t take them down yet! These issues have not gone away. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has alerted us to concerns related to both the parks and coal issues. Click the links below to find out…

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Proposed Coal Mining Effluent Regulations

The Federal Government is working on updated coal mining effluent regulations. The Province of Alberta has committed to enforcing these regulations after they have been finalized. Because of this, these regulations will have a real impact on our watersheds. The Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter joined other Alberta organizations in providing feedback on the proposed…

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