When the Coal Policy was rescinded earlier this summer (without any public consultation) all protections were removed for Category 2 land in the Eastern Slopes.
Open pit coal mining impacts water quality wherever it is practiced. Just across the border, in BC, mines run by Teck Resources have contaminated the Elk River with selenium. The mines proposed closest to us, Grassy Mountain and Cabin Ridge, are both at the headwaters of the Oldman River.
ranches who are affected by the Cabin Ridge project, along with other intervenors, are seeking a judicial review of the Alberta government’s decision to rescind the Coal Policy. The hearing is scheduled for January 2021.
3) Write and call politicians of every level. They need to hear from us directly– about Grassy Mountain, about Cabin Ridge, about a future for Alberta where our watersheds remain intact. The links above have contact information and sample letters to make this a simple process.
Oct 30 2020
BAck to where I was, and Ill get back to this shortly.
Petition Someone sent me.
___ Oct 31.
Open letter I sent to my councilor, and mayor and the the rest of the ninnies at Calgary city hall.
Disagree with the police cutting budget.
How bout instead add in another 20 mil to compensate the mental health babysitting street people.
Cause no one else doing it.
How bout take a pay cut to pay for all these services.
Botched property tax.
Abomination city council.
Yall be debating useless shit!
Take the 20 mil from the bike lanes, or the transit or sell the siding and carpets from the library..
How about what I don’t want.
Cant believe im writing this.
2020 just keeps getting better, now the governments trying to poison my foods water source.
Just look what happened in BC 185km away.
Quit debating dumb shit, and do something that actually matters.
Otherwise: what hole did you crawl out of?
More abomination of government at all levels.
Spent all the city funds on dumb shit, and about to let this irreparable damage go through.
So some australian mining company can make pennies on the dollar while destroying our future.
Wow big time failure(s).
Clayton L CD
Stop Open-Pit Coal Mining in Alberta!
On May 15, 2020 the Alberta government announced that it would be removing the environmental protections implemented through its 44 year old “Coal Policy”, devised by former premier Peter Lougheed in 1976, that prohibited open-pit coal mining in vast swaths of the province’s Rocky Mountains and foothills.
The land use policy change was announced with zero public input – despite the governing United Conservative Party’s pre-election promise in 2019 that they would undertake major public engagement for all land use changes.
Most at risk now with open-pit coal mining are the spectacular mountains of the Livingston Range in the southwest (between Pincher Creek and Kananaskis Country) in the headwaters of the Oldman River, along with the spectacular mountains to the east of Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Bighorn Country which provides much of the water to the city of Edmonton, and the foothills near Hinton and Grand Cache near Jasper National Park.
Other funny things I wrote.
To Mayor Nenshi: Irreparable damage to the watershed, & coal is your big ideas.. thats all I need to hear.
Once again when push comes to shove, all it is, is empty virtue signaling.
To the ninnies:
Enlighten me, you super effective intelligent people!
You get pension for letting half the province water get poisoned on your watch ?
To councilor Ray Jones: Public servant found cowering !
Dont you know there’s a mask bylaw to protect you from your constituents?
What a loser!
Were all in this together .. right everyone except councilor Jones.
Moving upwards and outwards now.
Emailed him waazzah
Heavy on the calls emails, and egged an office this morning.
One letter in the Herald posted has nothing to do with potential water damage.
___ heres another one
Jeremy Nixon is a loser ignorant ninny. Trash government all levels. Counter-campaign against Alberta.
Seeing some like minded people on the FOIA
Wow no one likes the Nixons on twitter.
Get lost destroying AB.
Just like every other level of gov.
___ just an abomination government
Listen to what im reading
But the exact number of new infections, as well as updated information on active cases, deaths and hospitalizations, is unknown due to technical issues involving a discrepancy in data, said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health.
Dont even have the data is what im reading, no data = cause they sold t0o0\\\ highest bidder.
Wow exit the trash bin and start over. I care more about the shady passing of this mine than the horrid performance of saboteur government at all levels on COVID.
Its like their job was to get in the way and fuck it up. Zero pandemic training seen. Bumbling doofuses. Crippling small business. hazaa
Corruptly or not they’re just taking taxes from people and giving it to their selected friends. It’s crony redistribution, outside of the informed consent of the people. That so-called war room was a slush fund.
Also, governance isnt business. Goal of governance isnt to turn a profit. It’s to provide services to residents. You know – hospitals and license plates and all that.
I find it fresh that a government that lost 1.5B through negligence or corruption is asking the civil service to make it up.https://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/jpgzs3/hundreds_of_coal_mining_jobs_to_end_as_power/
This is what city council been up to..
They should be concerned. Voting on silly policy like that should be facing the chopping block like a game show.
Cause all that shows to me is some serious ignorance and just getting in the way opposed to helping in any sense.
Its like the victims of twitter lobotomized and all.
Heres the forecast. Since the ban doesnt look like its going to happen. Looks like the citizens now having trouble pushing for water treatment plants. Thats concerning.
And then relying on the same government to build the un-necessary treatment plant. (un-likely)
Reading: dealing with the fisheries act, but not in BC.
So piece of paper law to save waterways, ends up useless anyways!
wrote the BC premier thanked him for poisoning the lake I like to camp at.
Poisoning the river and now the citizens cant get a water treatment plant thwey need.
Sorry BC citizens acting like ur shit dont stink. Stinks worse. Poisoned the river, ignored wildlife and fisheries act. A useless law that protected nothing.
Look at this buffoon ^^ Jonathan Wilkinson. Cutting emissions but open pit coal mining.
And its Nov 13 CBC its like almost refuses to do canadian news.
lol this commenter
13 minutes ago
Reply to @Neil Turv: The Trudeau Liberal government endorses the self-serving partisan fantasy that the way to environmental purity is to destroy the Alberta economy, not to reduce consumption. Sunny ways!
Just gonna comment a little on remembrance day 2020.
It was ok. quiet.
Legion statement was stay home. Not that im like a mega legion follower, but they organize flag parties and so on. And if the organizers say stay home, well then stay home is fine.
Lets see Ottawa. Nice to see the monument. Really light crowd. Then some cringey closeups of following the PM& wife. And GG like as if they were the stars celebrities. Well anyways whatever I dont usually watch on TV. If anything its just another sacred Canadian thing trudeau managed to take away from Canadians while he remains center on TV. If anything the GG was out talking to people meh, show the units and veterans. Im sorry after seeing what I seen in parliament 2020 Cough COUGH Corrupt Fucks. Stay home for covid safety while the phoney trudeau walks around with his seperatee that dont represent alot of my values. Where I lost my leg too, and current gov treatment of veterans. He sure likes to bask in the culture. So yea. Some generic comments: oh there sure isnt alot of people, well no shit its covid 2020. He must know how much of a condescending twat he looks like.
Then in Calgary, seen a touching speech at the miltary museum televised. Young girl speaking about veterans and her grandfather was a tear-jerker forsure. And then a really dry speech from nenshi about 2020, seemed unnecessary but whatever. Ive seen him at the legion a few times. It was about 100x less cringey than the PM. Neneshi failed to address how he made calgarians lives worst off. With any number of decisions ill pick giving 300 million to the flames owners. Yea gotta love public health minister not wearing mask, record amounts of flights. Really some have and, have-nots. Not all in this together. Yes and finally under the cover of covid and this madness destroy the river with irreparable damage. Its fuckin stupid.
the comments on this CBC page are funny.
cept this one
4 minutes ago
Precious few can distinguish science from politics from religion from social engineering from advertising. Carl Sagan’s warnings were ignored. We have arrived.
NECRO – “WHAT’S THIS WORLD COMING TO?” OFFICIAL VIDEO (PANDEMIC CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 THEME)
Tonight Minister Jason Nixon ran a zoom town hall regarding AB parks. Within a few minutes the Q&A chat was disabled and the rest of the meeting was spent answering UCP MLA questions.
These commenters.. It Isnt me ..
12 hours ago
“townhall” lol. We need to burn this government down.
2 hours ago
“why was there no public consultation…” The chat has been disabled.
4 hours ago
Anarchy in AB!
12 hours ago
Can you guys stop? I can’t see the scripted questions amidst all these legitimate questions.
12 hours ago
I would pay double the taxes this year if I could watch Jason Nixon fight, lose to, and be eaten by a bear.
11 hours ago
Where do I pitch in for this? I’d give every penny to see his smug ass unemployed.
12 hours ago
I would pay double the taxes this year if I could watch Jason Nixon fight, lose to, and be eaten by a bear.
4 hours ago
I don’t think it’s healthy for bears to eat shit.
8 hours ago
Isnt that the loser who beat up a wildlife officer?
8 hours ago
According to literally every person I know within the Parks system, he’s definitely a poacher.
5 hours ago
If anyone needs to randomly get cracked in one knee with a baseball bat it’s this fool.
13 hours ago
Never mind watching a replay. The video on the site is the last ~40 seconds and that’s it.
12 hours ago
Yes, and not impressed. When asked about why no public consultation, Nixon answered they talked to “groups”. Unstated was groups like the OHV users in his constituency.
12 hours ago
I’m a UCO Subscriber and I never got notice of this; I would have attended but sounds like they didn’t bother to answer anyone’s questions.
How many Albertans got their questions answered? No one clearly.
Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 13:6 – So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Psalm 37:7 – Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
13 hours ago
The UCP are cowards. Can’t handle a few simple questions so they shut it down. Selling off our province to give tax breaks to the rich and profitable corporations.
14 hours ago
[P]olicy studies professor Lori Williams with Mount Royal University said closing the chat didn’t send the right message to participants.
Williams said even though the UCP currently holds a majority government, it needs to engage in meaningful consultation with Albertans, on the parks issue and others. “You certainly can just go ahead and do what you think you want to do and not care what people say, I suppose, but then you’ve got to face the consequences of that in the next election,” she explained.
There you go sell out the mountain for a quick buck and face the electors. Well whats the fuckin difference. Going about these irreversible changes, is plain stupid.
This is the australian company with links to the canada gov site. rivresource. disagree//
The First Nations are now learning the details of the mining proposals and speaking up!
Here is a link to send a post card to Jonathan Wilkinson https://forms.gle/TSE9H8gM5TNwcfUq5 takes 5 seconds
Learning about Sir Edward Frankland. Appointed a member of the second royal commission on the pollution of rivers (1868), he brought to light an enormous amount of information on the contamination of rivers and on water purification. & Royal school of mining.
Mining before questions, then to purify out of need after seems backwards and illogical. Abandoned oil sites , just the same as old canneries, just abandoned and not cleaned up. The clean up cost needs to be part of the operation, clearly unaffordable.
Lessons from 152 years ago: dont want the river poisoned..
Sure enough trying to apply on the my apply NOTHING FUCKIN WORKS. 0/10
Most sub-par webpage ive ever seen.
What absolute trash.
Can this government get anything right? no.
Im looking at you Nate Glubish.
More scummery kinda related
civil unrest Inconsistencies Dec 4
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has voiced his concern on the topic, saying earlier this week, “Let me remind you, Canada will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protests.
NDP MLAs and much of the media have been demanding that charges be laid against the protesters since the weekend.
Sunday civil unrest.
Instead of acknowledging total shit government, rather arrest everyone. Calls for Kenney to resign ignorant fucks. What a fucking abomination.
some commenters: /then why the hell are they trying to destroy our mountains with coal mines?
___ more civil unrest.
Skating around the rules
Anti-mask protesters gather in large numbers without enforcement yet skaters on public outdoor rinks are forced to reduce numbers to comply with health orders. What if skaters carried protest signs attached to their hockey sticks?
Karen Levitt, Calgary
What a abomination. took a pandemic top show us ourt government systems are fat lazy overpaid and underworked useless.
4 days ago
Check into, in S. Alberta, the permits issued for pit mining along the edge of the foothills and into the mountains and the parks that may reside there. It is nearly impossible to grant a mine permit where a park is located. Get rid of the park though and suddenly that land is accessible. I’m willing to bet that many people don’t even know that it is going on.
Look at this abomination, theyre callin in the army for the Covid in Alberta.
This the same government, that cant take any war amps recommendations is now calling in the forces.
All this pandemic has shown is that we have excessive: fat, lazy, underworked, overpaid, USELESS, government! Selfish.
___ look at these comments.
52 minutes ago
“Tyler Shandro said the provincial government has made no request for military assistance and is unaware of any such planning.”
This government is shady. They don’t take responsibility for controlling this pandemic, then ask the federal government for help. Then when the feds start formulating a plan, they play ignorant.
It seems like the old Alfred E Newman “what, me worry?” Image perfectly describes this governments reaction to the non-economic side of this pandemic.
49 minutes ago
Not shady just obviously corrupt, taking orders from up top to continue squeezing blood from a stone.
17 minutes ago
It was exactly like this last wednesday.
Shandro took a question about field hospitals and denied it then he didnt deny it 5 mins later and then another person expanded on it. Then a day later they confirmed it and Kenney also said it was true. Why so much skipping around it, my guess is that they are being caught offguard.
Key word corrupt.
Hey look its Wilkinson foreshadowed by trueduh
lol raisee thje tax five-fold good Fuckin grief man.
Wilkinsons plan includes coal gaH
Dec 16 2020 1:30pm
Biologist isnt down.
Sierra club Canada. Pretty selective I guess.
All these fuckin petitions I signed, for these doofus fucks. Government still sleeping. A serious group of imbecile nitwit losers- part of the problem.
And tell your gov before 4pm: https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/proj/80101
Today on reddit.
They fake rescinded the rescindation a couple times now.
All 3 levels of government want to poison the river..
What a fucking abomination.
Talk about self service till the last drop and the ecosystem wiped.
With no benefit.
Still reinstating the policy, except the one that matters at grassy mountains.
Its almost as if they already took and spent the money.
Ward 4 Councilmember Sean Chu actually voted for the coal.
Now the mayor saying some lame statement.
I wrote that 4 months ago.
What lame politicians I have, all 3 levels of government trying to poison the sustainable food source I have.
Who is behind all this.
Feb 13 2021.
New rules to go into place for travelers 9 days.
All 3 levels of government complacent in trying to destroy the ranch.
City, Provincial, Feds. Even Trudeau commenting on the farmers protest, not in Canada, in India Duh..
Feb 14 2021
Fucking abomination for government.
Carl Sagan talking about democracy and non violent civil disobedience 1989 CNN Ted Turner interview after 38:00
Bill 214 I seen this April 14 2021. Eastern Slope Protection act.
30$ annual fee for camping in some other news.
April 15 https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/mr3eej/opposition_bill_to_protect_rocky_mountains_from/
EDMONTON — A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won’t be able to ask questions about water or land use
April 17th These fucking idiots
Typical news cycle 9pm friday night.
April 18 you bet your fuckin ass
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — Town council from the largest municipality in Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon’s constituency is concerned over the province’s consultation plans for open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains.
More than two dozen municipalities and First Nations have now expressed some level of concern about expanding mining in the region, renowned for its beauty and the source of most of Alberta’s drinking water.
Nixon has previously suggested no further consultations will be required.
The Canadian Press
Musta stuck a nerve today, good!
Heres what Im gonna send tomorrow.
Clown assembly. By Clayton L.
The nerve of these people.
They want to get treated with respect, while they poison the drinking water.
Assaulters; always the first to call the police.
Claims to be for the environment, main objective is killing the river.
Hiding out from a pathetic news release Friday evening.
Long term coal ?
Wow you really are as stupid as you look.
Unable take criticism from student.
Couldn’t debate a house plant.
Why are you trying to destroy the watershed ?
No answer. MIA
You fuckin suck!
I stand for Canada , and not having my communities drinking water poisoned.
Who do you represent ?
Amazing the mayor in Rocky mountain house calling out this abomination.
Albertans firmly said no to Australian mines. So the government made a mockery of public ‘consultation.’
OOOOH YA, put on my Macho Man Voice.
Kicking ass and taking names, its ur boy clay.
Expecting another poor trainwreck media release Friday 7-8 pm pfft.
Destroying the planet on earth day must be really tiring, been hiding out for a week!
Im debating what Im gonna do next, just watching this dumpster fire smolder a bit more.
Not stopped, halted pending consultation.
And only on category 2 land.
Another bullshit release 4:20 pm Friday.
This one even Better Sunday night.
“With COVID-19 continuing to spread across Alberta, the government has determined that having MLAs return to Edmonton from all over the province after constituency week is no longer prudent,” said Jason Nixon, the government House leader, in a news release issued Sunday.
“Suspending proceedings is the right thing to do as case counts increase.”
The spring sitting will remain paused until May 17.
18 hours ago
Wow! What a cop-out. The most serious loss of life, economic downturn ever to hit Alberta, and you guys run like chickens from a fox. The whole bunch of you should be fired, replaced, resign or go volunteer at a hospital or homeless shelter. We have the technology to run meetings with everyone at home, yet you guys chose to take a 2 week vacation. Simply beyond comprehension. Come on Kenny……do the noble thing and resign. You are just not capable of leading Alberta through this ongoing crisis. We need leadership “NOW
Seriously, I rest my fucking case.
This is what Ive been dealing with since the beginning with the coal debate, lack-thereof. Ram rod no lube and coward officials blocking debate, and democracy.
Look at this posted for the Jokes lol
Druh Farteel = Idiot!
Calgary City Councillor Druh Farrell suggested to a council emergency committee meeting on Monday night that if people hold a party against lockdown orders and a guest contracts COVID-19 and dies, the host should be charged with manslaughter. Farrell posed the idea as a question to Calgary Police Services Chief Mark Neufeld. “The assumption coming out of Osgoode Hall [a law school] is peop
Fucking idiot. Overreaching.
These are the ones closing the sidewalks to wheelchair users for restaurants. 0/10!
Here comes some newest restrictions from the lamest self serving government ever!
Ontario equally shitty
WATCH: Ontario’s long-term care minister walks out of press conference | COVID-19 crisis in Canada.
Thesee politicians think they’re irreplaceable After a trainwreck pandemic response.
Trying to kill the river on top of that gah!
And theyre asking for trust!?
2nd AER former senior staffer flagging toxic selenium that were never made public or followed up on.
And.. that AB legislature.. still closed.
The government is falling apart, their own members lack confidence in one another.
Albertans need a new election now. We need to kick these clowns to the curb yesterday.
From Sask on some other research;
i know that lake.
I jusdt have to post this is the dumbest thing.
If you want a positive thought, this decade is going to be a great one for forests. Humans are going to plant a lot more trees than we cut, for the first time in millennia. Evergreen tree Deciduous tree
What a good for nothing phoney loser!
Such a great decade for the forests and coal mines around me.. SMH lol.
“Ending coal & pricing carbon since before it was cool.”
lol what a fucking loser.
Cant censor the internet these people gonna be immortalized as idiots.
The panel concluded that the project is likely to result in:
significant adverse environmental effects on surface water quality, westslope cutthroat trout and its habitat, whitebark pine, rough fescue grasslands, and vegetation species and community biodiversity; and
significant adverse effects on physical and cultural heritage of some First Nations.
look at this shit, the guy is hellbent on destroying rivers.. wtf Rocky Mountain House about to have the watershed destroyed.