Entries by bbarritt

Source Waters – A Spotlight on the Red Deer River Watershed

  submitted by the Red Deer River Watershed Association RDRWA’s New Film “Source Waters” Shines Spotlight on the Red Deer River Watershed to inspire and inform water and land planning and management.   Where does our water come from? How much do we have? How do we communicate about land and water issues more effectively? […]

The Story of Inclusio – Accessible Housing (Calgary)

Submitted by Accessible Housing Accessible Housing is a non-profit organisation and registered charity, which helps open doors to homes that are both accessible and affordable for people with limited mobility, a growing population with unmet needs in the province of Alberta. Recognising a need in the community for increased mobility-restricted and cost-effective housing, the Accessible […]

Pedesting app is helping Calgarians find the easiest, safest, most accessible routes

Submitted by Bricolage Calgary The Pedesting app is navigation software that provides the easiest, safest and most accessible pedestrian routes through the City of Calgary for various mobility types, including wheelchair users, strollers, and walkers. The software employs cutting edge data collection methods and recognizes the different mobility requirements of the user. In this way […]

Your Trees do have Value

by the Agroforestry & Woodlet Extension Society  Most people that live in Alberta have trees as part of their landscape. That can be in the yard around their home as ornamentals and fruit trees, or it can be in rural Alberta as large tracts of natural native trees that existed prior to any land clearing […]

Evict Radon Update: UCalgary research finds short-term radon test kits are not effective in measuring radon gas exposure

For immediate release: As awareness increases about the health danger of radon gas, more people are making the decision to test their homes for the deadly gas. A University of Calgary-led study finds the only reliable way to measure exposure to radon gas is with a long-term testing kit, which takes readings within the home […]

What do rural landowners need to know about inactive and orphaned wells?

Pembina Institute’s latest primer on oil and gas liabilities in Alberta By Nikki Way and Morrigan Simpson-Marran Increasingly, Albertans have heard about the number of oil and gas wells that sit inactive, neglected, or potentially orphaned in this province. Inactive and orphaned well numbers are growing in parallel with a prolonged energy recession in Alberta […]