Category Archives: Environmentalism

Pollution and the Tar Sands: The Same Old Story.

All weekend in Alberta the news covered the provincial and federal Environment Ministers toured new pollution monitoring stations in the Oil/Tar Sands. It reminded me of the consistent sense of deja vu that comes with studying the early environmental movement in Alberta and and of a recent presentation I gave at the Directions West conference at the University of Alberta. Below is a portion of that presentation about pollution monitoring, court cases, and environmentalism in Alberta in the 1970s. Continue reading

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FOUND! The Gateway Sept 1970-March 1971

Found the missing year! The helpful people at the University of Alberta Archives and in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library tracked down The Gateway run for the 1970/1971 academic year. The newspaper continued to publish and report on the … Continue reading

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Missing: The Gateway April 1970-September 1971

The Gateway (newspaper) is missing from April 1970 to September 1971 and I need help finding it! Continue reading

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Environment vs. Economy: The Perpetual Alberta Conundrum

The Gateway Pipelines public hearings have landed in Edmonton and the proceedings will probably get less press than the hearings with Aboriginal communities in British Columbia. Most communities along the proposed pipeline routes (Gateway and Keystone) have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Archival Inspiration: “Dirty Pictures”

Over the past week I have spent a number of days at the Provincial Archives of Alberta researching in the STOP (Save Tomorrow Oppose Pollution) collection. Specifically, the set of files on the annual “Dirty Pictures Contest” that have caught … Continue reading

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STOP! Edmonton Environmental Advocacy circa 1970.

Madly putting the finishing touches on a guest lecture tomorrow morning and found a whole new treasure trove of researching fun right here in Edmonton. Back in the early 1970s a group of students at the University of Alberta formed … Continue reading

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Lessons from Environmental History: Success Through Past Failures

Pivotal moments in Canadian environmentalism are not restricted to successes; failures to produce change and instances where institutions created to promote a more sustainable way of living are also important. Continue reading

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