‘Rapidly rising water levels’ prompt city to warn Edmontonians to stay away from North Saskatchewan River

The City of Edmonton warned people to stay away from the North Saskatchewan River late Friday afternoon because of its “rapidly rising water levels.” “Water levels are expected to increase three metres in the next 48 hours and could result…

‘Voluntary evacuation’ in effect for some residents of Fort Vermilion, Alberta due to flood risk: officials

Because of the risk of flooding, officials with Mackenzie County in northern Alberta said Friday night that a “voluntary evacuation is in effect for residents located in the hamlet of Fort Vermilion that reside east of 50 Street, north of…

Environmentalists oppose possible crane, swan hunting season in Alberta

Alberta environmentalists are opposing the provincial government’s consideration of a hunting season for sandhill cranes and tundra swans. “There doesn’t seem to be the numbers behind it to justify it,” said Nissa Pettersen of the Alberta Wilderness Association. “The scientific…

Alberta wants to hand off management of 164 provincial parks to focus spending on ‘high-value areas’

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 28, 2020 1:12 pm Updated February 28, 2020 1:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government wants to hand off management of…

Central Alberta village pleads guilty to improper application of pesticide in case that saw 2 dogs die

The Village of Cereal, the village’s foreman and a campground caretaker have pleaded guilty to improper application of a pesticide in a 2017 case that saw two dogs ingest strychnine and later die in central Alberta. Alberta Environment and Parks…

Calgary-area horse sanctuary at capacity; founder concerned about fate of Alberta wild horses in 2020

Every horse at the Free Spirit Sanctuary northwest of Calgary has its own story of how it escaped death or abuse. Ganu’s life got off to a strange start. The newborn orphaned foal was from a wild horse herd near…

Alberta ending separate offices for climate change, environmental monitoring

Alberta’s United Conservative government is eliminating stand-alone offices for climate change policy and environmental monitoring. Some say the move will damage the province’s ability to make science-based decisions and damage its international reputation. READ MORE: UCP MLAs to campaign for…

Quick melt across Alberta prompts spring runoff advisory

As temperatures warm up across Alberta this week, localized flooding and ponding can be expected, but the risk for spring flooding really depends on where you live. There was significant flooding across the province last spring and Alberta Environment and…