The ELC Blog

By Cindy Chiasson It’s that list time of year…you know, top movies/songs/shows/stories/etc, etc, etc of the past year.  While most of those lists seem to be little more than space fillers for the media, every so often an item will catch my attention and I’ll think...

By Cindy Chiasson Question What would the expected budget allocation be for government payments to landowners resulting from easements, land value impacts, etc.? Answer There is no right to compensation under the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) other than (1) what can be claimed in relation to conservation directives...

[caption id="attachment_109" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Blue Water by Carlos Porto"][/caption] In Alberta we generally know that when we turn on the tap we will have clean running water. But, do we know how it gets there? Who decides who can access water, how, and how much they can...

How to compete with the international stage?  While all eyes were on Copenhagen, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development agreed to report Bill C-311 back to Parliament without amendment.  The December 8th report means that the House of Commons could vote on...

[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Running Tap by Simon Howden"][/caption] The Alberta Government is considering amendments to water allocation and water licence transfer systems in the province. This review is being driven by issues of overallocation of water in some areas of the province and the economic and...