AltaLink Open Houses re Goose Lake-Etzikom Coulee Transmission Project

AltaLink will be continuing their series of public Open Houses in southwest Alberta regarding the proposed Goose Lake to Etzikom Coulee Transmission Project.

The remaining Open Houses will take place this week as follows:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 4 - 8 p.m.
Stirling Lions Club Community Centre, 417 - 2nd St

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 4 - 8 p.m.
Tanner Centennial Seniors Centre, 260 - 1st St W

Pincher Creek 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 4 - 8 p.m.
Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 919 Waterton Ave

For more information, click here to be redirected to AltaLink's webpage.


Community Values Assessment Public Presentation

SASCI and the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No.9 will be hosting a public presentation of the results of the Community Values Assessment conducted for the MD.  The presentation will be held at the Heritage Inn, Salon A, in Pincher Creek, on Thursday, March 29th, starting at 7:00 pm.

The findings will be presented on behalf of SASCI and the MD by representatives of Praxis, the consulting firm that conducted the work.  Representatives of the MD Council will be on hand, and SASCI's Manager, David Green, will facilitate discussion after the presentation of results.

The Community Values Assessment was made possible through a funding partnership between the MD, SASCI, and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (a Rural Community Adaptation Program grant).


Facilitation Techniques for Community Building, February 14 (on-line)

ACE Communities (Active, Creative and Engaged Communities), an initiative of the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), will be hosting a FREE on-line webinar, Facilitation Techniques for Community Building, on February 14, at 10:00 am.

Course overview:  "Community building happens when residents gather and talk about important aspects of their community.  Learn how to engage residents in discussions and decisions and how to gather community input and feedback.  This interactive webinar will provide an introduction to some of the popular and productive community conversation techniques."

Click here to register on-line.  There are only about five spaces left as of January 31.

For more information about the webinar and presenter, click here.


Holding the Reins: Landowner Summit for the Oldman Watershed, February 7

The Oldman Watershed Council's Rural Team will be holding their 6th annual "Holding the Reins" Landowner Summit for the Oldman Watershed  on February 7, 2012 at the Fort Macleod Community Hall, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  The theme will be "Watershed Stewardship: where are we headed?"

For more information (including the agenda) and to register, click here.


Water Workshops


Sustainability Resources Ltd. is hosting some upcoming workshops and seminars dealing with water issues that might be of interest to stakeholders in southwest Alberta.

These include:

Water Conservation Toolkit, November 21st, 8:30am - noon (Red Deer)

Water for Life and the Land Use Framework, December 7th, 1-4pm (Edmonton)

One Water - Managing Water as an Integrated System, December 13th, 1-4pm (Calgary)

For more information about these sessions and to register, click here.

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