A Made in Alberta Response to Farm Mental Health

Update from the Alberta Farm Mental Health Network, Resolution E1-19 The Alberta Farm Mental Health Network (Network) continues to push forward and explore the rural landscape of mental health supports. Since our last update we have met with over 25 different associations, government programs, private mental health practitioners, researchers, media and even some farmers. The …

Weeds on Abandoned Wellsites Working Group – scope expanded to include “bad actors”

December 10, 2021 meeting, Resolution 1-21, After the first meeting on September 20, 2021, it became clear that the issues extended beyond wellsites that were abandoned and moving into the Orphan Well program, to those with active licensees that were non compliant. It was decided that the Farmers Advocate should also be added to the …

ASB Participation in Agriculture Plastics Recycling- Updated

The ASBs have been active advocators for a permanent agriculture plastics recycling program and have passed many provincial resolutions on this topic. Recently the government of Alberta announced their plans to build a circular economy for single use plastics and paper by introducing legislation that opens the door for what is called an Extended Producer …

Alberta Announces Extended Producer Responsibility Framework impacting Plastic Recycling

No current resolutions on Agriculture Plastic Recycling. This spring, the Alberta government announced its intention to pursue a "circular economy approach" to waste management through the development of "an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program that will reduce volume in our landfills and diversify the economy. Under this approach, the cost and management of recycling shifts …

ASBPC Organizational meeting Nov 22, 2021

The first official meeting of the new ASBPC occurred on November 22, 2021 in person at the Expo Centre in Edmonton just prior to the RMA conference. Organizational meeting results: Sebastian Dutrisac, councilor from Two Hills County and Northeast Region Representative was selected as Chair. Sebastian is the past president of the Association of Alberta …

Wildlife Predator Compensation Enhancement – amended

Resolution 2-19 Resolution 2-19 asks the Ministers of Environment and Parks and Justice and Solicitor General to enhance the Wildlife Predator Compensation Program to allow for photographic evidence to reduce the number of Fish and Wildlife Officer investigations. Many of the ASBs felt that the response time in some areas of the province was too …