What If It Were My Home

Click on the slide above to see use our new interactive tool designed to let
you see the size of the tar sands compared to an area you know, your home.

Times Square Advertisements Redux

They appear to like the catch phrase "Tell It Like It Is", so we will, even if they don't.

Study Contradicts Alberta Government

Canada's rapidly expanding tar sands industry is causing the toxic pollution of its rivers, but the government of Alberta continues to deny there is a problem.

Fort Chipewyan Health Concerns

See Fort Chipewyan for yourself, and hear what residents have to say about the health problems.

Take Action - Write a Letter

Send a letter to your Alberta MLA outlining your concerns over the Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (R.A.M.P) and health concerns in Fort Chipewyan.

Fort Chipewyan Wants Answers About Cancer Rates

Residents are angry about an Alberta government proposal to have the oilsands industry participate in a health study of cancer rates in this tiny community on the Athabasca River.

Welcome to Sierra Club Prairie

From the plains to the mountains, our mission is to develop a diverse, well trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our local and global ecosystems.




9 March, 2014
Sierra Club Canada Applauds Obama Administration's Investment in Restoring Michigan-Huron and Georgian Bay Water LevelsAfter 50 years of failing to complete the terms and...
27 January, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOTTAWA – The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry begins hearings on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides today. Beekeepers, grain growers...
4 December, 2013
(Edmonton, Alberta - Dec 9 2013) Several of Alberta’s leading environmental organizations and First Nations have joined the Alberta Union of Provincial...
3 December, 2013
SIERRA CLUB B.C. / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 3, 2013VICTORIA – Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver today announced a...
28 November, 2013
OTTAWA -- New information from a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America should be enough to convince Canada...
5 April, 2013
Montré du droit par le gouvernement Harper l'an dernier au moment des réformes des lois environnementales, le processus d'évaluation de l...
5 April, 2013
Research is questioning the logic behind the federal government's move to streamline environmental assessments.After tracking thousands of assessments over a decade...
27 March, 2013
Environment Canada, not Sustainable Prosperity, to take over research dataThe people who are winding down the controversial National Round Table on the Environment and...
19 March, 2013
A Thunder Bay city councillor wants environmental groups to take over the Experimental Lakes Area — but one of the groups he's named is throwing cold water on...
19 March, 2013
Sickness being attributed to wind turbines is more likely to have been caused by people getting alarmed at the health warnings circulated by activists, an Australian...

Chelsea Flook  |  2013-06-11 17:35

It is our mission at the Sierra Club Prairie to develop a well-trained knowledgeable network of community leaders who are working to protect the ...

Guest  |  2012-12-06 00:01

Sierra Club Canada is seeking a Communications Intern for its National Office in Ottawa, Ontario for a period of 16 to 20 weeks, beginning January 7, 2013...

Chelsea Flook  |  2012-09-28 17:06

Say No to Shell: Write a letter to Shell about Jackpine expansion by October 1st

  Shell wants to expand its Jackpine Mine project to add...
Chelsea Flook  |  2012-09-04 13:49

Over 5,000 people want Premier Redford to meet with public groups and not just oil execs on the pipeline review. Don't you? Please add your name and...

Chelsea Flook  |  2012-07-10 06:00

“We know that the government isn’t looking out for our safety so we are turning to people throughout the province to let the public know what...

Webmaster   |   4 days 14 hours ago
By John Bennett There were four events of note this week--well five, actually. The first two demonstrate the dissonance between the Government of Canada and the rest of the world.Early...
John Bennett   |   8 weeks 6 days ago
Should a CBC radio and television commentator be accepting speaking fees for pro-Tar Sands speeches on the side without publicly disclosing the financial conflict of interest to...
John Bennett   |   10 weeks 3 days ago
ACTION ALERT / February 5, 2014Tell the Senate to Speak Out Against Neonicotinoid PesticidesThe Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is now holding hearings on widely-used, bee...
John Bennett   |   14 weeks 5 days ago
First, thank you for your patience and the generous support you’ve shown during our year-end fundraising push. Believe me when I say we don’t like to “push” for...
John Bennett   |   17 weeks 3 days ago
By John BennettThe “Radioactive Road Trip”, thanks to you and many others on both sides of the US/Canada border, is still parked. You’ll remember that Atomic Energy...

 
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