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  • user warning: Table './gisaac_staging/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>A great Q and A about SDF Music Club with Krystyn tully of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. Join now at <a href=\"http://www.swimdrinkfishmusic.com\">www.swimdrinkfishmusic.com</a> &nbsp; <a href=\"http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/09/30/low-notes-qa-with-krystyn-tully-about-swim-drink-fish-music-plus-win-tickets-to-see-gord-downie/\">http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/09/30/low-notes-qa-with-krystyn-tully-about-swim-drink-fish-music-plus-win-tickets-to-see-gord-downie/</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://saskriverkeeper.posterous.com/swim-drink-fish-music-club-and-krystyn-tully\">Permalink</a></p>\n', created = 1498367484, expire = 1498453884, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:37412ffc30f08e80fd1df83b7f03dc2e' in /home/gisaac/staging.saskriverkeeper.ca/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './gisaac_staging/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p><a href=\'http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/saskriverkeeper/YrMql4RPoWghqhZnnNm9q7WaCSYTi6byIEhTawCWejvTCvoXnZsxXEK56ng3/ATT00001\'></a><br />\n Click here to download:<br />\n <a href=\'http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/saskriverkeeper/YrMql4RPoWghqhZnnNm9q7WaCSYTi6byIEhTawCWejvTCvoXnZsxXEK56ng3/ATT00001\'>ATT00001</a> (0 KB)</p>\n<p> &nbsp; Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 21:51:07 -0700From: <a href=\"mailto:sheila@sierraclub.ca\">sheila@sierraclub.ca</a>Subject: [AEN-Water] OP ED: Alberta needs wetland policy that holds waterDespite their central importance to ensuring healthy water for us all, there really is not a lot of info out there on the lack of a wetlands policy for the province. Thus, I thought this opinion piece would be of interests to folks concerned with watershed protection.~sm Kehoe: Alberta needs wetland policy that holds water By Pat Kehoe, For The Calgary Herald September 26, 2010 <a target=\"_blank\">Be the first to post a comment</a> In September 2008, the Alberta Water Council submitted to the government of Alberta its recommendations for a new provincial wetland policy and implementation plan. Today, Albertans still do not have a provincewide wetland policy. And wetlands continue to be degraded and lost throughout Alberta. The wetland policy and implementation plan recommended by the Alberta Water Council was the culmination of three years of extensive consultation with Albertans and water resource stakeholder groups. In fact, 23 of 25 stakeholder groups strongly supported this policy because it will: - maintain the remaining wetland area throughout the province; - include a process to address and alleviate impacts to wetlands regardless of severity; and - establish a clear plan to effectively implement the policy. These core policy directions were supported by the public, environmental groups, government and industry respondents. The recommended wetland policy would achieve many things. Most importantly it would stop further wetland loss in Alberta. This does not mean development that impacts wetlands would stop, but that future development must strive to avoid or minimize their impacts to wetlands. In addition, development that does impact natural wetlands must compensate for this loss. This means that an equivalent or greater wetland area must be restored or created as close to the affected site as possible. Wetlands are an important natural asset in Alberta, providing habitat for waterfowl and wildlife, and areas for recreational activities. Wetlands are also vital to our environment and health by helping keep our water supply abundant and clean, buffering us from catastrophic floods, and positively influencing local climatic conditions. But these wetlands are also deteriorating and, in some parts of the province, disappearing due to demands from agriculture and urban development. In Alberta, we have lost up to 70 per cent of the wetlands in the settled areas of the province, and this loss continues daily. Furthermore, this loss has not stopped as we continue to lose wetlands annually throughout central and southern Alberta. In northern Alberta, industrial development is affecting vast boreal forest wetlands. The high connectivity of boreal wetlands means that the health and water quality of wetlands downstream is directly dependent on upstream activities. These wetlands are also varied in type and interconnected over large areas, meaning that once they are removed from the landscape they are difficult if not impossible to restore. We cannot continue on this path. If we want healthy wetlands for a healthy Alberta, we must make changes now. Wetlands must be considered a valued feature in sustainable development. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) encourages the government of Alberta to accept the recommendations of the Alberta Water Council as public policy. DUC also encourages Albertans who care about the future of our wetlands and this province to call their MLA in support of the wetland policy developed by the Alberta Water Council. Landowners, government, industry and conservation organizations like DUC must work together to meet the economic, social and environmental needs of Albertans without sacrificing wetlands. All parties need to be engaged in supporting and implementing an effective wetland policy that includes both enforceable regulations and incentives for landowners and users to protect, restore and manage wetlands. The impacts of wetland loss and water quality affect us all. We must speak up now for a wetland policy that will ensure wetlands for generations tomorrow. Pat Kehoe is the manager of provincial operations for Ducks Unlimited Canada in Alberta. © Copyright (c) The Calgary HeraldRead more: <a href=\"http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Kehoe+Alberta+needs+wetland+policy+that+holds+water/3581199/story.html#ixzz10tW2NKd5\" target=\"_blank\">http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Kehoe+Alberta+needs+wetland+policy+that+holds+water/3581199/story.html#ixzz10tW2NKd5</a>-- Sheila MuxlowDirectorSierra Club Prairie(o) 780.439.1160(c) 780.660.0312Join in the people power of the prairies! Sign Up Today <a href=\"http://groups.google.ca/group/scprairie?hl=en\" target=\"_blank\">http://groups.google.ca/group/scprairie</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://saskriverkeeper.posterous.com/aen-water-op-ed-alberta-needs-wetland-policy\">Permalink</a></p>\n', created = 1498367484, expire = 1498453884, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:4dfab52fb6e0dee233a59a1888333d4c' in /home/gisaac/staging.saskriverkeeper.ca/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './gisaac_staging/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>NSRK submitted written and verbal comments to the Alberta Utilities Commission Hearing&nbsp;Panel.</p>\n<p>&nbsp; We focused on maintaining a strong&nbsp;and formal framework for public&nbsp;consultation&nbsp;to ensure all voices and evidence are heard from the source-affected citizen or community&nbsp;to decision maker.&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp; Check out&nbsp;the link below for more details of the Inquiry:</p>\n<p>&nbsp;<a href=\"http://www.auc.ab.ca/items-of-interest/special-inquiries/Pages/default.aspx\">http://www.auc.ab.ca/items-of-interest/special-inquiries/Pages/default.aspx</a></p>\n<p><em>Glenn Isaac, B.Sc., LL.B.,</em><br />\n<em>Executive Director/Riverkeeper</em><br />\n<em>North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper Program</em><br />\n<em>Edmonton, AB</em></p>\n<p>&nbsp;<em>cell:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;780 554 3848</em><br />\n<em>office: 780 438 5148</em><br />\n<em>fax:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 780 438 5370</em></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://saskriverkeeper.posterous.com/auc-inquiry-into-hydroelectric-development-ap\">Permalink</a></p>\n', created = 1498367484, expire = 1498453884, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:a250d69d42009580d1c525725da22743' in /home/gisaac/staging.saskriverkeeper.ca/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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  • user warning: Table './gisaac_staging/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>So much going on with water in the NSR watershed (see Total Upgrader conditional approval, AUC Hearings), provincially (see Lower Athabasca River and Olisands), Nationally (National Water Strategy?) and globally.</p>\n<p>It seems everything is on the table.</p>\n', created = 1498367484, expire = 1498453884, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8ee7d92387de00ee7ab4ad7ef0a3e62a' in /home/gisaac/staging.saskriverkeeper.ca/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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Whats happening with NSRK, water and the watershed today?

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:34pm

http://wp.me/pIUMe-9KGlenn Isaac, B.Sc., LL.B.,Executive Director/RiverkeeperNorth Saskatchewan Riverkeeper ProgramEdmonton, AB cell:    780 554 3848office: 780 438 5148fax:     780 438 5370

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Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:01pm

A great Q and A about SDF Music Club with Krystyn tully of the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. Join now at www.swimdrinkfishmusic.com   http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/09/30/low-notes-qa-with-krystyn-...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 7:36am


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 11:05am

The NSWA is the official developer of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan for Alberta.   Your feedback will be considered when they draft their final plan to submit to the Alberta Government.   Ckick the link below to provide your feedback.  This is a great opportuntity to be heard!   http://www.nswa.ab.ca/iwmp/...

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9:17am

NSRK submitted written and verbal comments to the Alberta Utilities Commission Hearing Panel.

  We focused on maintaining a strong and formal framework for public consultation to ensure all voices and evidence are heard from the source-affected citizen or community to decision maker. 

  Check out the link below for more details of the...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:19am

Have we turned a page in Alberta with respect to the roles of monitoring water quality? Is this renewed and serious interest in stakeholders engaging each other unique to the oilsands or could this be a meaningful approach for other watersheds?

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/...

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 12:15pm

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/16-201-x2010000-eng.pdf

The Prairie watersheds are the most vulnerable in Canada with respect to renewing their water resources. Check it out.

This is a great reference for water supply and demand in Canada. The sections on the Prairies should be a must read for citizens in these...

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 10:52am

So much going on with water in the NSR watershed (see Total Upgrader conditional approval, AUC Hearings), provincially (see Lower Athabasca River and Olisands), Nationally (National Water Strategy?) and globally.

It seems everything is on the table.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:03pm

At this point we are still getting up and running, but we are really excited about getting our new website and social media tools in place. Stay tuned for more!

Glenn Isaac, North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

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