The Currency of Angler Citizen Science

By Susan / 19 January 2024

Lorne Fitch searches for a treasure trove of citizen science data in the fishing diaries of lifelong anglers.

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Seeing Red Over Red Tape Reduction

By Rick Schneider / 5 September 2022


Founded in political ideology, the provincial government’s current red tape reduction efforts have created a boondoggle of confusion, weakened protections, and, ironically, more red tape. The red tape being “reduced” hobbles land-use protection on public land, the land held in trust for Albertans.

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Coal mining

Coal Mining Update: Kicking the Can Down the Road (Again)

By Steph Weizenbach / 5 May 2022

The message from the year-long public consultation is crystal clear. Albertans do not want more coal mining in the Eastern Slopes. They want this special region to be protected. If you agree, please write to Minister Savage and urge her to take meaningful action now: The government should enact legislation that provides permanent protection for all ecologically important lands within the Eastern Slopes. Kicking the can down the road is not a reasonable alternative.

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Coal Mining in the Eastern Slopes is not in the public interest: new report

By Rick Schneider / 11 November 2021

A new report from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy indicates that coal mining in the Eastern Slopes is not in the public interest. The researchers conclude that the government should consider banning coal mining in the Eastern Slopes.

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Alberta Environmental Policy Update – July 2021

By Rick Schneider / 1 August 2021

In this post we examine the changes in Alberta environmental policies that have occurred over the past year.

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