Alberta won’t require full environmental assessments for construction sandpits

Alberta is moving to change the legal definition of minerals to spare excavators from having to conduct environmental assessments for large sandpits. A court ruling earlier this spring would have forced sandpits for road and other construction projects to be regulated…

Alberta government quietly halts closure of 17 provincial parks

The Alberta government has quietly halted the closure of 17 provincial parks and recreation sites this year because of COVID-19. The province had initially planned to fully or partially close 20 provincial parks and hand off another 164 to third-party…

Alberta reinstating environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 23, 2020 2:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta industries, including the oilpatch, will resume environmental monitoring and reporting in three weeks. The…

Poplar fluff piles up on Edmonton trails and parks

It’s a scene that’s quite rare in Edmonton in June: Three young girls stopping on their bike ride to do snow angels. But the white stuff wasn’t snow; it was piles of poplar fluff. The poplar fuzz has piled up…

Alberta scientists criticize decision to suspend some environmental monitoring of oil industry

Shutting down a broad range of Alberta’s environmental monitoring over pandemic fears wasn’t necessary, says the head of a group responsible for such work. Most monitoring could have been done safely, says Jay White, president of the licence-granting Alberta Society…

Concerns raised as people crowd rare white grizzly in Banff and Yoho parks

A wildlife photographer says he’s worried about a rare white grizzly living in mountain parks in Alberta and British Columbia after watching people get too close to it and seeing it run across a highway. The bear, which has been…

Alberta Opposition calls for public consultation on provincial parks plan

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 3, 2020 4:08 pm Updated June 3, 2020 4:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta Opposition is calling on the government to…

Doe gives birth outside Lethbridge couple’s living room window

It was a normal Sunday morning for Braylon Gorham until he looked out his living room window. “Literally, if the window wasn’t there, we could have touched her, we could have grabbed her,” said Gorham. He called over his wife,…