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.

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.




23 June, 2014
OTTAWA -- The findings of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) undertaken by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides make it absolutely clear neonicotinoid pesticides must...
19 June, 2014
OTTAWA – Sierra Club Canada Foundation has asked the Ethics Commissioner to examine the ruling under the Conflict of Interest Act with regard to Ted Menzies’ work...
7 June, 2014
Groups and First Nations in five provinces demand a stop to oil and gas activities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; Oceans’ Week starts with call for Gulf-wide moratorium...
13 May, 2014
Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes any improvements in the industry’s handling of oil, but the announcement today won’t prevent more disasters, leaks or...
6 May, 2014
Pour la version française, cliquez ici.  The Sierra Club Canada Foundation and Save Our Seas and Shores are condemning the Newfoundland offshore board’s...
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...

John Bennett   |   1 week 5 days ago
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not good at keeping secrets, and I particularly don’t like when governments work in secret. Governments feed us a lot of malarkey about why...
John Bennett   |   4 weeks 6 days ago
June 17, 2014Today the federal cabinet approved the Northern Gateway Tar Sands pipeline.It’s a decision that could define our times. We are witnessing the final stages of a...
John Bennett   |   8 weeks 5 days ago
May 22, 2014It’s been a busy week for government propagandists. Why?Back when I was a reporter I had a mantra I would chant to myself while writing: Who, What, When, and Why. Who...
John Bennett   |   10 weeks 4 days ago
Farley Mowat passed away this week at the age of 92. It has been thirty years since he wrote “Sea of Slaughter”, a book that I’ll never forget. He sold almost 17...
Webmaster   |   10 weeks 6 days ago
This week is Emergency Preparedness Week -- the kind of non-event, event that might mean we’ll see a photo (or two) of a politician at some media event, but most won’t give...

 
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