Albertans at their best!

What?  In the downtown center of Calgary?  Who would ever have expected a flood of such dimensions to hit this Canadian City as happened two days ago?   What an eerie experience! Listening to the noise of the torrential current in Cougar Creek, Canmore, Alberta start the Friday morning broadcast of the CBC‘s show “The Current”.

The most positive thing to come out of such a disaster is the community spirit that has sustained so many Albertans who have lost everything, or almost everything.

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Tar sands spills. Take time to write this letter!

We are still trying to obtain information regarding potentially toxic spills from the Tar Sands operations.  Now our concern extends to another spill from Suncor two years ago that was not made public until very recently.

We invite visitors to the 4RG Site to send a letter to Diana McQueen, the Alberta Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Resource Development pointing out that you and other concerned Canadians need more information before you will accept excuses for this spill.

You may wish to use the following text as a model for our letter.

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“We don’t go along to get along”!

“We don’t go along to get along”! Those were the words used by Canada’s Prime Minister to explain why Canada took the bold step of withdrawing from the Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change. Canada took a calculated risk in departing from  the  policy of “nice guy” diplomacy practiced ever since the United Nations was founded …

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A Simple Fact about the Tar Sands!

The tar sands (referred to as “oil sands” by the petroleum industry) are a thick mixture of bitumen and sand/clay.  This mixture is extracted from beneath forests covering over 140,000 square kilometres of North-Eastern Alberta, an area roughly the size of Scotland. For more about the Tar Sands we recommend these recent commentaries: Storm Trooper from …

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Albertans Reject Denialism!

ForourGrandchildren will leave the analysis of the suprising results of the Alberta election to the political pundits.  We want to share some media comments on how the stand of the Wildrose Party on climate change influenced Alberta voters: Globe and Mail Editorial “The (Wildrose party) was hurt by the revelation that Ms. Smith (Party Leader) …

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