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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby Dobi » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:52 am

attached is a quick letter writing reference from the AOHVA. Please do not think that you can stand back and be represented by an organisation on this one. Every single voice needs to be heard and counted.

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Postby Dobi » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:54 am

JohnE wrote:If the club wanted to see the "scientific research" maybe they could do an access for information request under provincial freedom of information legislation?


I've never been the initiator of a FOIP (been on the receiving end a few times). Is it difficult to put together the request?

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby JohnE » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:27 am

I think they make the request process pretty user friendly, but I'm not sure what the fee is. I think if the request is broad, but also includes a number of specific sub-categories (e.g. phase 1, phase 2, environmental impact assessment), you can try to get all of their analysis while having them confirm what items they should have done, don't actually exist. So there's maybe a trick in getting the actual request properly worded. Heck, there can even be value in having your request rejected so if the club decided to do something like this I'd volunteer to help.

Interesting that the references in the Castle management plan don't indicate anything specific to OHV use or NOVCC work (most if not all of it doesn't even seem to be specific to the Castle).

Agree all voices need to be heard on this - bureaucrats count numbers and people can't just rely on a handful of clubs in Alberta making submissions.

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby Dobi » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:27 pm

I have just finished a panel discussion with CPAWS on Alberta Prime Time for CTV news. It will air tonight at 6pm and 11pm. I will drop a link once it airs. We've got them worried. Please don't back down.

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby kjo417 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:28 pm

AJRJ wrote:
Dobi wrote:There is a townhall being held on Feb 7th at 7pm at the Cowley Hall. Not sure who from GoA will be there, or how it will be recognized, but we should show our support to our friends down south for when we need them to help us up here...



Agreed, are you planning to attend? I'll tentatively commit, a little uncertainty as I'm travelling back from Edmonton that day.


Do you need a ride? I am happy to head that way from work.

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby kjo417 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:29 pm

Dobi wrote:I have just finished a panel discussion with CPAWS on Alberta Prime Time for CTV news. It will air tonight at 6pm and 11pm. I will drop a link once it airs. We've got them worried. Please don't back down.


The PVR is set! Awesome work!!

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby Dobi » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:18 am

http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1046591

Sorry for any confusion. It was on Alberta Primetime and not the real CTV news....

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby JohnE » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:47 pm

Dobi wrote:http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1046591

Sorry for any confusion. It was on Alberta Primetime and not the real CTV news....


That was a great job

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Postby outrgus » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:51 pm

Excellent job

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby cedric » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:02 pm

Thanks for doing that Dobi. Looked really awkward to me, the way they had you guys sitting right beside each other. You were well spoken and well informed.

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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby erniebearskin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:40 pm

Thank you Mike
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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby 350scott » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:56 am

I really think someone needs to make a FOIP request. I'd do it but I live in Texas. The request should ask for all government communication regarding the proposed Castle OHV ban as well as all scientific studies related to or supporting the proposed ban.

Note, this should be done soon as the government have 30 days to respond and it would be beneficial to have the government response before the "consultation period" closes.
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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby kjo417 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:06 pm

Please find attached the updated Town Hall Information for the February 7th meeting. The venue has changed to Bellevue.

MDM Centre
2802-222 St
Bellevue, MD of Crowsnest Pass




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Re: Looks like we lost all of Castle

Postby Dobi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:42 pm

Here is the letter that I sent out this afternoon to Ms Phillips. The letters don't need to be fancy, they just need to state we don't support the Castle Park exemption of OHV's. Please, feel free to use this letter as a template, modify and send away.

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