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This fall the Sierra Club Canada Foundation will be contacting members and supporters by telephone to talk about our successful campaigns and plans for the future. We are looking for confident, well-spoken and outgoing individuals with strong communication skills to join our team. We offer full training, reasonable compensation and a positive work atmosphere. Send your resume to: employment@sierraclub.ca

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Fri, 2011-10-14 (All day)
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Despite “Threatened” Listing, Alberta Grizzly Deaths Remain Too High

Media Release, March 14, 2011

Even though grizzly bears were listed as threatened last June, grizzly bear mortality in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2010. An estimated 29 grizzlies died in Alberta, approximately 4.2 percent of the population. This level of mortality is much higher than the 2.8 percent mortality rate suggested as “sustainable” in the Alberta government’s own 2010 report, Status of the Alberta Grizzly Bear in Alberta.

“The threatened listing is meaningless if serious measures are not introduced to reduce grizzly bear mortality,” says Nigel Douglas, Alberta Wilderness Association conservation specialist. “The single greatest benefit would come from reducing motorized access into grizzly bear habitat.”... Read more »

Legal loss to Shell dire for wildlife

By Barrie K. Gilbert, PhD, Wildlife Scientist, Wolfe Island, Ont.
Source: Edmonton Journal
June 3, 2011

The recent rejection by a superior court justice of an appeal of an Energy Resources Conservation Board decision on Shell Canada's application to drill in the Castle wilderness is fallacious.

Now the legal system has joined the ERCB and the provincial sustainable resource development (SRD) department in failing to block further loss of grizzly bear habitat and endangered plant communities.

The judge ruled: "The well's opponents did not present any persuasive evidence it would endanger the bears."... Read more »

Ranchland plans deadstock program

By Sheena Read
Source: Nanton News

The Municipal District (MD) of Ranchland is planning a deadstock removal program to try to reduce predation issues.

At the Jan. 11 meeting of the Ranchland ag service board, ag fieldman Carla Bick reported that she has spoken to West Coast Reductions about the absence of service to the Ranchland area. The representative she spoke to was unaware that the company didn't go into the area, but told Bick he would be interested in doing so.

Producers who have deadstock to be removed can call the Calgary office rather than the Lethbridge office, and a truck will come out, at a rate of nine cents a pound or a $75 minimum fee.

Bick suggested that an incentive program could be established to get producers to have the deadstock removed.... Read more »

The Dirt from Canada

United States – Canada relations are as boring as they are friendly. So, the meeting between Prime Minister Steven Harper and President Barack Obama in Washington on February 4, garnered little public or media attention. And yet, lost in the usual humdrum of U.S.–Canada summitry, the two leaders discussed an oil pipeline deal with looming implications on two contentious fronts: global warming and energy security. The deal may cause some disagreement between the two countries on key issues.... Read more »

            

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