Friday, November 30, 2012

Today along the Bow River - November 2012

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Bow River valley wall.  From our early November collection.

Living Democracy From the Ground Up Trailer



Enviro Laws Matter.ca

Streamers – w/Kurtis Giles @ Fish Tales - Dec 02, 2012

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Streamers – w/Kurtis Giles, Dec 02, 2012 @1:00 pm 

This seminar will feature Fish Tales crew member Kurtis Giles who will be tying up some of his favorite streamers. Kurtis will go over these favorite patterns and discuss some tactics for using them on the water. 

Fish Tales Fly Shop seminars are free and open to the public.

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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Michelle checks out boat launch conditions. April 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today along the Bow River - November 2012

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Michelle getting the shot.

After helping out with the setup for tonight's TUC 'Fall Splash' fundraiser, we decided to go have a look at the Bow River.


Frosty cottonwood trees


The Bow River

Protecting water crucial, Turner warns

Then prime minister-designate John Turner is surrounded by his children in this 1984 photo.
Photograph by: UPC , ac/Star

Protecting water crucial, Turner warns 

But the former PM says he is 'pro-oilsands,' as long as the environmental effect is minimized 

By Mark Kennedy, Postmedia News/Calgary Herald November 27, 2012 

Canadians must make the protection of their nation's lakes and rivers a top priority, warns former prime minister John Turner. 

"Water is crucial. And Canadians ought not to neglect this. It is one of our great assets," he said in an exclusive interview with Postmedia News. 

Turner's interest in Canada's water system stretches back decades. As a young MP in the early 1960s, he helped renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty, an agreement between Canada and the United States that governs the operation of dams on water systems that affect both countries. 

Now 83, Turner is honorary director of World Wildlife Fund Canada. He has a cottage on Lake of the Woods, a massive body of water in northern Ontario that stretches into Manitoba and the United States. 

He recently helped persuade the International Joint Commission to monitor water quality of that lake, and called it just one example of how Canada must work to preserve what he calls this country's "water footprint." 

Not only is it a resource that many Canadians with cottages cherish, but Turner has also noted in the past that many companies - from those in the oil sector to lumber - also need water for their own production operations. 

"It's our best asset," Turner stressed in the interview. Canada has the third-largest fresh water supply in the world, behind Brazil and Russia. 

"We've got to protect it. We've got to watch our American friends on it." 

Turner made the comments as part of a Postmedia News project in which all of Canada's six living former prime ministers were interviewed on issues of the day. 

Turner, who had a lengthy political career in cabinet and the opposition benches, was prime minister in 1984. 

Postmedia News asked Turner to comment on six key themes.   

Read more here

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Seson

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April 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Today along the Bow River - November 2012

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Casting a long shadow.

B.C. urged to block planned run-of-river project


Photo, Courtesy Craig Pettitt

B.C. urged to block planned run-of-river project in globally significant inland rainforest

Alberta’s TransAlta considers run-of-river installation on the upper Incomappleux River

By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun/Calgary Herald November 13, 2012

An Alberta company is proposing to build a run-of-river power facility in a globally significant interior temperate rainforest near Revelstoke renowned for its grizzly bears, ancient trees and rich biodiversity including rare lichens and at-risk bull trout.

Environmentalists fought logging plans in the upper Incomappleux River several years ago and are now asking the B.C. government to stop TransAlta’s hydro proposal in its tracks and declare the area a park to complement adjoining Glacier National Park to the north.

“The very proposal … in this area suggests that either TransAlta is a corporation with no environmental conscience that cares for nothing but its profits, or else it hasn’t seen the area,” charged Craig Pettitt, a director of the Valhalla Wilderness Society.

Read more here

Via: Moldy Chum

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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Launching at Graves Landing. April 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What’s Awesome about the Bow River and Calgary?

What’s Awesome about the Bow River and Calgary?

In the spirit of The Calgary Public Library’s “One Book One Calgary” campaign, we’d like to encourage you, our blog readers, to tell us what you think is awesome about the Bow River and Calgary! 

Share your thoughts in our ‘comments’ section below. 

To help get you going, here are some comments from Calgarians that were published in the Calgary Herald this past weekend. 

Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome. Postmedia News Archive

The Book of Awesome chosen for public library’s annual One Book One Calgary program 

Calgary Herald, Tom Babin 

Is there something awesome about Calgary? 

That’s the conversation starter the Calgary Public Library is tapping into with their selection of The Book of Awesome as the highlighted title for this year’s One Book One Calgary program. 

The book, by Canadian author and blogger Neil Pasricha, is a relentlessly upbeat chronicle of the little things that make life, well, awesome (snow days, the smell of bakeries, and high-fiving babies, to name but three,) that was called “heartwarming” by the New Yorker, which isn’t exactly known as for its sunny disposition. 

This is the public library’s third year for the initiative, which encourages all Calgarians to read and discuss a single title. 

Read more here

Calgary Hook & Hackle Club - Meeting/Fly Tying Nov 28 2012

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 Photo: Robert E. tying at a recent club meeting. 

The Calgary Hook & Hackle Club's last meeting and fly tying session prior to Christmas is tomorrow evening, Wednesday Nov 28 at 7:00 pm.  The Club's annual Christmas Party is December 09.

Visitors and guests are always welcome.  Stop by and check us out!

Calgary Hook & Hackle Club

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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Sitting on the banks of the Bow. April 2012.  Otis Redding's 'Sitting on the dock of the bay' just popped into my head. :-)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today along the Bow River - November 2012

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Follow the red fly line.  Spending some time on the Bow this afternoon before the Grey Cup game.

The Patagonia Journal - Fall 2012




The Fall 2012 issue of Patagonia Journal, featuring article about dogsledding adventure at Chapelco Resort in San Martin de los Andes Argentina; a profile on Santiago Oliver, fly fishing guide and luthier of fine guitars; and a photo essay of Patagonia, a Year in the Life..

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Go Stamps Go!



Today's Grey Cup game is about to get underway. Go Stamps! 
 
Calgary Stampeders Trivia: Pete Costanza Receivers Coach - In his free time, Costanza enjoys the local landscape by snowboarding and fly-fishing.

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

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Three drift boats. March 2012