The Bog

The Bog is where thoughts, opinions, discussion pieces, and action converge. Influential thinkers from the water community are invited to share their insights on current or controversial water topics. Please note that the views expressed herein are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Alberta WaterPortal.

Today's post is courtesy of Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre, and first appeared on the ELC blog. If you would like to read more about environmental legislation, public policy or regulation, visit the Environmental Law Centre website or blog.

On October 3rd the WaterPortal participated in a tour of the Nose Creek Watershed hosted by Calgary River Valleys.  We reported live from the event using Twitter. For our readers who don’t use Twitter, we have put together a Storify document with all the tweets from the tour. If you have any comments or feedback send us an email.   

Welcome to the last instalment in our 'Summer Stories Worth Revisiting' series. This summer there were a number of water stories that took an interesting turn and this past week we've been reposting five stories that are worth a second look. Our last post looks at water restrictions that impacted Okotoks, Turner Valley and Black Diamond in 2014.   

Issues with Cochrane Lake have been ongoing over the past three years but there were a number of significant developments this summer.

Welcome to the third instalment in our 'Summer Stories Worth Revisiting' series! Today we look at Maligne Lake.   

Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies and the picturesque setting makes the area a popular tourist destination. In April news broke that Maligne Tours, a local tourist company, proposed building a 66-room hotel. Currently, Maligne Lake is a 9-5 attraction.