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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 14:06

Logging in southwest Alberta opposed: Praxis survey

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By Sherri Gallant
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Southwest Alberta
A new survey by The Praxis Group of Calgary shows a vast majority of residents living around the Castle Special Place favour creation of a Wildland Park there and oppose logging inside it.

By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
Self-proclaimed computer geek Gary Wheeler is putting all his technology skills to good use these days, serving as the emergency co-ordinator for a group of amateur ham radio operators recently trained to report extreme weather conditions to Environment Canada.

By Susan Quinlan
Waterton Lakes National Park
This summer, a special crew of Waterton National Parks’ staff will educate visitors about ‘Living With Wildlife,’ suggesting ways to view wildlife while keeping both humans and animals safe.

Submitted by Palliser Regional Schools
A Palliser teacher and her husband — a Lethbridge entrepreneur — are donating $5,000 to John Davidson School in Coaldale to start a school library to serve students and their families in hopes they will unlock the life-changing potential of literacy, just as her own family did.

By Susan Quinlan
Fort Macleod
Fort Macleod’s Fort Museum has received honourable mention by the Canadian Museums Association for The Red Coats are Coming, one of the museum’s educational programs.

Submitted by Palliser Regional Schools
Staff members at Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale collectively dropped 108 pounds on their way to raising more than $5,000 for the Coaldale Food Bank during a six-week wellness campaign.

By Caroline Zentner — Southern Alberta Newspapers

Students in Alberta should have an education system that’s flexible, engaging and respectful of all.

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