CPAWS Northern Alberta Chapter

In The Media

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The disappointing weakening of a strong management plan for Elk Island National Park 

In early 2023, a draft version of the Elk Island National Park Management Plan was released for public feedback. We…
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Expanding oil sands mine threatens ancient peatland and millions of birds

Everything you need to know about the Fort Hills oil sands mine and the plan to excavate the mine’s third…
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Suncor oil sands mine expansion will add 60 square kilometers of new tailings in its lifetime, the same size as Manhattan 

New analysis reveals that Suncor’s Fort Hills oil sands mine expansion in northern Alberta will add 60 square kilometers of…
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Review finds regulator had no wrongdoing for oil sands tailings leak; but new documents show it was aware of the leak for years 

A review of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), the arm’s length regulatory body responsible for oversight of Alberta’s oil sands,…
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Changes to Alberta’s Wildlife Act lack evidence of effectively reducing human-bear conflict 

CPAWS statement on Government of Alberta changes to the Wildlife Act to re-instate hunting as a management tool for ‘problem’…
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2024 June Newsletter

CPAWS Northern Alberta’s monthly newsletter, recounting our staff canoe trip on the North Saskatchewan.…
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Province releases survey on the development of a new strategic vision for recreation and conservation in Alberta’s provincial parks 

On June 19, the Government of Alberta released a survey soliciting public feedback on the creation of a new ‘Plan…
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2024 May Newsletter

CPAWS Northern Alberta’s monthly newsletter with a focus on the state of caribou conservation in Alberta.…
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Our 2024 Summer Reading List

A fictional retelling of what a national urban park could look like in the Edmonton region based on personal experiences. …
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Caribou conservation agreements failing caribou

Voluntary conservation agreements between provinces and the federal government are failing to protect and recover threatened caribou populations, recent progress…
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Hopeful Dreaming: A Vision for a National Urban Park in the Edmonton Region   

A fictional retelling of what a national urban park could look like in the Edmonton region based on personal experiences. …
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Alberta and Ontario lag on threatened boreal caribou recovery, federal report illustrates 

A new report published by Environment and Climate Change Canada highlights a glaring lack of progress made toward recovery of…
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2024 April Newsletter

CPAWS Northern Alberta’s monthly newsletter with a focus on collaborative work with the Dene Tha’ First Nation.…
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Addressing the Impact of Wildfires on Caribou Recovery: A Call for Action

The intense wildfire season has highlighted limitations in the ability of the only two existing plans (Bistcho and Cold Lake)…
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2024 March Newsletter

CPAWS Northern Alberta’s monthly newsletter featuring the impacts of the now passed Bill 204.…
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Bill 204 has passed. What does that mean for a national urban park in the Edmonton region? We don’t know.  

On April 8th 2024, Private Member’s Bill 204, the Municipal Government (National Urban Parks) Amendment Act, 2023 was given its…
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