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Category Archives: Provincial News

Reducing energy use and saving money – Heating your home

Reducing energy use and saving money – Heating your home FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks Alberta winters. Whether you love them or hate them or fall somewhere in between, we can probably agree on one thing: they can be long, cold and difficult – including on your pocketbook. So what can you do to keep yourContinue Reading

Alberta leads the way on energy efficiency

FROM: Government of Alberta The release of the Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel’s final report today means Alberta now has a long-term vision for energy efficiency.   The panel heard from hundreds of Albertans, including individuals, non-profit groups, businesses and First Nations. Their voices helped shape a path forward for the province that includes practical initiativesContinue Reading

Environmental Stewardship poised to become a ‘purpose’ of Alberta municipalities

FROM: Miistakis Institute Alberta’s municipalities are at the front lines of land use planning, which puts them at the front lines of being able to affect conservation … for good or bad. Something that has always confounded the many people within municipal governments who are trying to promote environmental conservation is that the Municipal GovernmentContinue Reading

Tracking Grizzly Bears With a Smartphone App in Northern Alberta

FROM: Motherboard As grizzly bears are retreating into their winter dens in the Peace Country of northwestern Alberta, local biologists are wrapping up the beta-testing phase of Grizz Tracker, a citizen science project that allows the public to track sightings of grizzly bears using smartphones and, in turn, contribute to critical research on this threatenedContinue Reading

Discover Guide

FROM: Alberta Conservation Association The moment that many have been awaiting has finally arrived…the new Alberta Outdoor Adventure Guide app is now available for both iPhone and Android users. This free app is the most convenient way for you to carry and use the Alberta Discover Guide to find Conservation Sites for hunting, angling, hiking,Continue Reading

Alberta Water Council Releases Two Reports

FROM: Alberta Water Council On August 25, 2016, the AWC released its two latest reports: Recommendations to Improve Water Literacy in Alberta and Recommendations to Improve Aquatic Invasive Species Management in Alberta.   To view the Recommendations to Improve Water Literacy in Alberta, click here.   To view the Recommendations to Improve AquaticContinue Reading

Conservation Reserves – A Lost Opportunity for the new Municipal Government Act

FROM: Miistakis Institute It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me when the proposed amendments to the Municipal Government Act came out (Bill 21 – Modernized Municipal Government Act). Included in the amendments was a new type of reserve, the Conservation Reserve. Finally, I thought, municipalities had a tool in their primary legislationContinue Reading

Nature Kids Call for Photos

FROM: Nature Alberta We at Nature Kids (a program of Nature Alberta) are putting out a call for photos. We are putting together Identification Cards for our Nature Heroes program for our kids to be able to use when they go out on their nature walks of common species they would see across the province.Continue Reading

Bear encounters: what you need to know

From: Alberta Environment and Parks Bears are one of our province’s wild species and we need to be cautious and alert when we head out into bear habitat. Although rare, bear encounters and attacks do happen and it’s easy to forget what to do or panic if it does happen. Remember that most bear encountersContinue Reading

Larvae leave leafless aspen in their wake

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks They are called aspen defoliators – and if you have been out in some of our forests this year, you may have seen the aftermath of their work.   This year, surveys done by forest personnel with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry have found two types of caterpillars, the large aspenContinue Reading

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