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IS THE CALGARY-ALBERTA MEGA-FLOOD OUR WAKE UP CALL?

BY Jim Harding When the energy capital of Canada has no energy and thousands working in the head offices of the oil giants can’t get through the flood waters to work, it’s an ecological wake-up call. When the federal Conservatives … Continue reading

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COULD THIS SPRING’S FLOODING BE ANYTHING LIKE 2011?

Sometimes people talk about the 2011 spring flood as if it were just part of an ongoing “natural” cycle. Some who have been around for past floods compare 2011 to the severe floods of 1974 or even 1955. As a … Continue reading

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DOING FALL CHORES: ANOTHER WAKEUP CALL ABOUT WATER

Spring and fall are especially busy times for us. Spring chores are expansive, as we join into the greening of the land; fall chores require us to help put the land to sleep. But there are other cycles at play, … Continue reading

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WHY LAKE WINNIPEG’S DEGRADATION IS A PRAIRIE-WIDE ENVIRONMENTAL CALAMITY

Industrial-agricultural contaminants and Regina’s poorly treated sewage are degrading the Qu’Appelle Valley lake chain. This is a microcosm of a much larger and more devastating trend on the prairies. Waterways in southern Saskatchewan are part of the huge Lake Winnipeg … Continue reading

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