Thursday, October 31, 2013

Calgary coal mining firm disputes land use plan


Calgary coal mining firm disputes land use plan

By Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald October 29, 2013

A Calgary company wanting to bring coal mining back to the Alberta side of the Crowsnest Pass is raising serious concerns about a new draft land use plan for southern Alberta.

Altitude Resources Inc. said it will express its fears about the proposed South Saskatchewan Regional Plan at upcoming public consultation sessions.

Read story here: http://bit.ly/1dw0uEg

"WAYPOINTS" | ALASKA CLIP - Calgary 'World Premiere' - Nov 8


WAYPOINTS | ALASKA CLIP from CONFLUENCE FILMS on Vimeo.

The Drake Magazine brings you an exclusive clip from Confluence Films' new film, WAYPOINTS ALASKA CLIP - http://vimeo.com/confluencefilms/waypointsakclip

SAVE THE DATE :: WAYPOINTS WORLD PREMIERE ::( The City of Calgary) November 8, 2013 --> find a location near you! http://www.confluencefilms.com/tour.php
 

Calgary info & ticket purchase:
https://waypointscalgary.eventbrite.ca/

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Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

Another early morning on the shuttle trail

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This is Fly Magazine - Oct/Nov 2013


This is Fly Magazine - Oct/Nov 2013

Read here: http://bit.ly/1crIOfX

The Biggest Night in Fly Fishing (Calgary) - Nov 8


SAVE THE DATE :: WAYPOINTS ( The City of Calgary) World Premiere Nov. 8th 2014, presented by Michelle Magotiaux of Bow River Shuttles
SAVE THE DATE :: WAYPOINTS WORLD PREMIERE :: November 8, 2013 --> find a location near you! http://www.confluencefilms.com/tour.php

Both sides now



Both sides now

Eric Dahlberg, Calgary Herald, Letter to the Editor
Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Re: "Fracking protesters air legitimate concerns," Letter, Oct. 21.

These days, as the author of a book which is an international petroleum industry standard on water, petroleum and their movement through underground rock materials, I am frequently asked (at cocktail parties or concerts) by relatives, friends and environmentally concerned colleagues: "In your opinion, is fracking good or bad?"

My constant and most sincere answer is "both," depending on the results of the individual job. It's bad if the formations concerned rupture in a way that leads dangerous liquids offthrough newly created fractures into clean water sources. It's good if the fractures lead hydrocarbons into the producing zones and well bores as intended, once liberated, to accumulate.

The results of fracking can be truly miraculous production-wise, when things go right as they generally do.

But since rocks as naturally created materials will often behave mysteriously and often unpredictably under stress, and crack in unanticipated patterns, fracking, I think, is good (for energy producers and worldwide consumers), bad (for users of water from contaminated aquifers or surface water courses), thus both, depending on the final outcome.

Eric Dahlberg, Calgary

Eric Dahlberg is president, ECD
Geological Specialists.

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fly Shop Tickets - WAYPOINTS

Please click on poster for larger image

'World Premiere' of Confluence Films "WAYPOINTS" ( The City of Calgary) - Nov 08, 2013

Tickets available now at your local fly shop.

Net proceeds will be donated to Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team

Reservoir can't bail out Calgary

The Glenmore reservoir is often seen as a flood mitigation measure, but a new study finds it's made up of just five to 10 per cent silt and debris. Photo, Calgary Herald/Files

Flood panel says dredging Glenmore Reservoir of little benefit

By Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald October 25, 2013

It could cost millions to dredge the Glenmore Reservoir and only increase its water capacity by a fraction, the head of Ca
lgary’s flood mitigation panel said Friday.

Read article here: http://bit.ly/Hty0iK

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

Heading out on a family float.

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Eat North

Dan Clapson, left, Diana Ng, middle and Dave Wilkinson have started a food website called Eat North.ca. Photograph by: Leah Hennel
Eat North

Eat North aims to tell stories of the Canadian food scene and the people behind it. Eat North tells you why food matters to Canadians.

Learn more here: http://eatnorth.ca/

"Calgarians filling the void with Canadian food website Eat North", By John Gilchrist, For the Calgary Herald October 18, 2013

Read article here: http://bit.ly/1cGX0hO

Countdown to WAYPOINTS (Calgary) ... Only 12 More Days!

Photo, courtesy Jim Klug, Confluence Films
For more information about "WAYPOINTS" (Calgary) 'World Premiere' (Nov 08) and ticket purchase:https://waypointscalgary.eventbrite.ca/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012
LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013
Wow! The last Saturday in October and it got up to 20°C! What better way to spend such a day on the Bow than on a pontoon boat!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 20°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 11 max 20, gust 37

Bow River at Calgary flow: not available (AGAIN!)

Swing the Fly Magazine - Fall 2013


Swing the Fly Magazine - Fall 2013

The Voice of Spey

Read magazine here: http://bit.ly/1hjTpcp

WAYPOINTS (Calgary) Nov 08 | India Clip


 
For more information about Calgary "World Premiere" (Nov 08) and ticket purchase:https://waypointscalgary.eventbrite.ca/

WAYPOINTS | INDIA CLIP - The City of Calgary 'World Premiere' Nov 08 2013 organized and presented by Bow River Shuttles

The Drake Magazine brings you an exclusive clip from Confluence Films' new film, WAYPOINTS | https://vimeo.com/77194711

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Simms Fishing Products YETI Coolers Costa Sunglasses Hatch - Premium Fly Fishing Reels

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Friday, October 25, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013

Friday was a wonderful day to be on the Bow!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 13°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 11 max 20, gust 0

Bow River at Calgary flow: 79 cms

Push It


Push It Trailer from Jen Randall, Light Shed Pictures on Vimeo.


From Banff Mountain Film Festival

"Finally! This year, lots of great films with hardcore women! Today's Trailer of the Day is Push it... Go ladies... "

Expert urges further study on Alberta flood plan

An engineering expert urges Alberta to restrict development in flood-risk areas instead of embarking on an expensive berm-building plan.
Photograph by: Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald
Expert urges further study on Alberta flood plan
By Matt McClure, Calgary Herald October 20, 2013

Bow River Shuttles writes: "This article makes more sense than most of the others we've posted post-flood 2013".

“I’m sure these structures can be engineered and built, but whether they’re cost-effective or even big enough is the real question. The conventional wisdom on flood mitigation is you keep the people away from the water, not the other way around.” - Ed Watt, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Queen’s University


Read article here: http://bit.ly/1cOBnw5

Which day to float the Bow River?

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Saturday Oct 26, 2013: +18°C, P.O.P. 0%
Sunday Oct 27, 2013: +3°C, P.O.P. 90%

I know which day I'd float the Bow River. :-)

Give us a call this evening (7 - 9 pm) to book your shuttle. 403-278-9165

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

Michelle clowning with shuttle client.

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WAYPOINTS (Calgary Nov 08) I St. Brandons Clip


WAYPOINTS | ST. BRANDONS CLIP from CONFLUENCE FILMS on Vimeo.


For more information about Calgary "World Premiere" (Nov 08) and ticket purchase:https://waypointscalgary.eventbrite.ca/

Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League


Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League

This is a non-profit organization setup to teach fellow fly fishing anglers the competition side of the sport. We will be running competition sessions on rivers and lakes around Alberta. All are welcome to participate in the events.

More info here: http://on.fb.me/17hX48Q

Take Me Outside Day - Oct 24

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Today is Take Me Outside Day! 450 schools from across Canada and around the world are participating - but feel free to spend an hour outside yourself even if you're not in school:)

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Announcement: Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team's newest members

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Photo, courtesy Todd Oishi

Announcement: Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team's newest members

The Innovative Fly Fisher Forum and Fly Fishing Canada are proud to announce the names of the following youths that have qualified and been invited to join the 2014 Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team. The selection process was based on their individual performances at the 2013 B.C. Provincial Youth Fly Fishing Championships, and recommendations of the attending coaching staff.

Without any further ado, here is the roster for next year's West Coast Division of the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team:


1. Max Cohen
2. Noah Kelly
3. Evan Paterson
4. Tyler Wilkinson
5. Carlos Romero
6. Mattia Mangione
7. Matthew Nielsen
8. Travis Dougall
9. Austyn Briggs
10. Curtis Kehler
11. Cody Wolfe

Back Cast Flood Relief Benefit Film Night (Friday July 19, 2013) - A Look Back

Tracy Maracle (right), Executive Associate and Human Resources Officer, Calgary Foundation, accepting cheques from Michelle Magotiaux, Owner/Operator, Bow River Shuttles, organizer and presenter of Back Cast Flood Relief Benefit Film Night.
Photo, copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved.


Back Cast Flood Relief Benefit Film Night (Friday July 19, 2013) - A Look Back

I’m pleased to report that we were able to deliver cheques totalling $2,384.75 to ‘The Calgary Foundations - Flood Rebuilding Fund’.

Those funds represent the
net proceeds of my ‘Back Cast Flood Relief Benefit Film Night’ held on July 19 2013.

Film Night attendees were also generous with their donations of food items to Cardel Theatre’s bin for the Calgary Food Bank, along with cash donations of $45.00.

Special thanks to:

McLennan Fly Fishing – Jim and Lynda contributed a significant portion from the proceeds of the evening’s sale of books, photos and CDs.

Josh Noble, President, Edge Technologies Inc. – Josh, an avid fly fisher and drift boater, provided a corporate donation of $500.00.


Thank you also to so many others who contributed in various ways.

To Brian Meagher, TUC Provincial Biologist, for his presentation “Floods and Fish – Short-Term Loss, Long-Term Gain”

To Dave DePape, Program Manager - Fish and Wildlife, Prairies Area, ESRD, for his presentation “The Future of Bow River boat launches”.


To the film makers who gave us permission to screen their films:

- Catch Magazine/Todd Moen (Elk River Cutties)
- Cinema Digital/Travis Lowe (Canvasfish)
- Flyboys/Ryan Stumpe (Raising the Ghost)

To our volunteers, Darlene Klippenstein and Colleen Cochrane from the Calgary Women Fly Fishers Club and my daughters Kim, Shaunna Lee and Dione.


Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 15°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 8 max 20, gust 32

Bow River at Calgary flow: 78 cms

Calgary Hook & Hackle Club Meeting - Wed Oct 23

Sept Smokies Night  
All photos Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved

 Calgary Hook & Hackle Club Meeting - Wed Oct 23
 

The club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday monthly.

The Club is dedicated to the enjoyment of all aspects of flyfishing with special emphasis on fly tying. Club activities and meeting are designed to encourage people to share their knowledge, stories, and experiences with others.


  Oct Intermediate Fly Tying Course with Gary Hanke. 

The Club also encourages Catch & Release, good sport fishing ethics, stream etiquette, and the preservation of the fishery for future generations. 

More information here: http://hookandhackleclub.org/index.htm

Fly Fishing Photography: Jim Klug Captures St. Brandon’s Atoll Exploration

Photo, courtesy Jim Klug

Fly Fishing Photography: Jim Klug Captures St. Brandon’s Atoll Exploration

By flyfishingtravel on October 10, 2013

The buzz surrounding the upcoming Confluence Films release (Calgary 'World Premiere', Nov 08), WAYPOINTS, is the result of several factors, namely, outstandin
g videography, photography, and exploratory fly fishing at destinations that had previously been absent from the radar of the majority of anglers.

Read more, and more photos, here: http://bit.ly/183OS5D

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013

The Canadian Rockies have been brilliant white in the sunshine.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 13 max 22, gust 32

Bow River at Calgary flow: 78 cms

Fracking tensions should worry West

Photograph by: Andrew Vaughan, The Canadian Press
Fracking tensions should worry West

By Stephen Ewart, Calgary Herald October 19, 2013

A camouflaged police officer looking down the scope of a high-powered rifle has become the picture of stakeholder engagement in the fracking debate in Canada.

For the oil and gas industry - which puts so much emphasis on the need for a social licence to operate - the optics of snipers, burned-out police cruisers and the tense standoff between RCMP and First Nations protesters in New Brunswick this week could hardly be worse. The Mi'kmaq of Elsipogtog have staged demonstrations at the site north of Moncton this summer where U.S.-headquartered SWN Resources Canada is planning seismic testing to evaluate the potential of the shale gas resource in the Maritime province.

Read story here: http://bit.ly/1ia99wg

Southern Trout - Oct/Nov 2013



Southern Trout - Oct/Nov 2013

Read magazine here: http://bit.ly/HeCUA8

Alberta at a Crossroads: Debt, Pipelines and Floods - Oct 22, 2013

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Alberta at a Crossroads: Debt, Pipelines and Floods - Oct 22, 2013 (7-8:30 pm)

Bow River Shuttles writes: "This headline caught our attention this morning. And we thought the article by MRU political scientist David Taras was especially well written. Please see the link just below this general info."

Take part in a discussion at Mount Royal University that explores the issues of Alberta's debt, the oil pipelines and flooding. Panelists include Deborah Yedlin, Jack Mintz and Roger Gibbins. All of the panelists will be sharing their opinions, followed by debate and discussion. The discussion is part of MRU's Somar Speaker series. It is moderated by Dean Marc Chikinda. mtroyal.ca.

Alberta at the crossroads - debts, pipelines, floods, By David Taras, Calgary Herald October 21, 2013

Read article here: http://bit.ly/1cOJB7n

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

Interesting light. A cloud is blocking the sunshine between the vehicle and trailer being shuttled on the road and the river.

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013

Sunday afternoon, and a bit of fall colour is still to be seen.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 13°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 13 max 29, gust 44

Bow River at Calgary flow: not available

CATCH MAGAZINE - Oct/Nov 2013

 
CATCH MAGAZINE - Oct/Nov 2013

Read magazine here: http://bit.ly/1bFDcOI

Changing Seasons


Photo, Courtesy Jim & Lynda McLennan/McLennan Fly Fishing

McLennan News - Oct 2013

Concerts and Fishing Updates


Read newsletter here:  Changing Seasons

The Biggest Night in Fly Fishing (Calgary) - Nov 8, 2013

For list of World Premiere screenings, click directly on poster for much larger 1200 px image

The ‘World Premiere’ of Confluence Films’ fourth fly fishing film - “WAYPOINTS” - will happen on Friday November 08, 2013 in The City of Calgary.

This exciting event is being organized and presented by Michelle Magotiaux of Bow River Shuttles.

Net proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team.

For more information and ticket purchase:https://waypointscalgary.eventbrite.ca/

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

Water Master on the Bow.

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013

Waiting patiently (? :-)) at the boat launch for his turn, on Saturday morning.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 13°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 20 max 35, gust 54

Bow River at Calgary flow: 81 cms

We Day (Calgary) - Oct 24 2013



You can't buy a ticket to We Day—you earn it through service. Through the year-long We Act program, schools and groups take on one local and one global action and report back to Free The Children to earn their way to We Day. 

 Learn more here: http://bit.ly/WB6aVG

Plan just 'protects rocks and ice'

Wendy Francis, program director for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation initiative, left, and Katie Morrison, conservation director for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s southern Alberta chapter, are not happy with the Alberta government’s draft land-use plan for southern Alberta.
Photograph by: Leah Hennel
Eastern Slopes land-use plan just protects 'rocks and ice,' critics say

Conservationists say it falls short in the valley bottoms and grasslands

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald October 10, 2013


The province is touting a draft land-use plan for southern Alberta as a balance between development and conservation, but environmentalists say it really protects only the mountain tops on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies.

Read article and view video news clip here: http://bit.ly/1edsWLb

Looking back along the Bow River - 2012 Season.

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2012

LAST YEAR. July 2012

#bowriver #flyfishing

Friday, October 18, 2013

Today along the Bow River - October 2013

Photo, Copyright Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved 2013

Wow! +17°C! Friday was a good day for a dog to take his two best friends fishing. :-) 

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 10 max 28, gust 39

Bow River at Calgary flow: 81 cms