North Saskatchewan River’s water level on the decline: researchers

Some researchers are warning there will be changes in how the North Saskatchewan River is used in years to come. Glaciers that feed rivers running through the Prairies are slowly melting away. Recently, that caught the attention of Calgary City…

Government reschedules public information sessions on Bighorn Country proposal

After calling off in-person information sessions on plans for Bighorn Country due to safety concerns, the province has rescheduled the meetings for early February. READ MORE: 9 government officials harassed amid Bighorn Country park plans: Alberta environment minister Story continues below…

Premier Rachel Notley talks oil, Bighorn parks controversy, upcoming election

January 11 2019 2:13pm Alberta Premier Rachel Notley joined Global News in studio on Friday. In an interview with Jennifer Crosby, the premier talks about outrage in the oil sector. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if(…

Rachel Notley resists calls to fire Alberta environment minister over Bighorn

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is resisting growing opposition demands to fire her environment minister over comments about RCMP involvement in a new parks plan. READ MORE: Large rally in Drayton Valley over Alberta’s plans for Bighorn Country Notley says Alberta has…

Alberta government waffles on Bighorn Country public consultations, looks to reschedule after backlash

The Alberta government is coming back around on the idea of having public consultations for the Bighorn Country project after cancelling them earlier this week. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said on Saturday that the decision to cancel the sessions was…

Large rally in Drayton Valley over Alberta’s plans for Bighorn Country

Protesters gathered in Drayton Valley Monday evening to voice their concerns about the proposed plans for Bighorn Country, which stretches between Banff and Jasper National Park. “With the cancellation of the public information sessions, this rally now becomes the only…

Proposed plans for Bighorn Country prompt rally in Drayton Valley

Bighorn Country stretches between Banff and Jasper National Parks. In November, the province proposed four provincial parks, four provincial recreation areas and a new public land use zone for the Bighorn area. The province plans to spend $40 million over…

Bighorn Country public information sessions cancelled due to intimidation, bullying

Bighorn Country information sessions were cancelled due to “inflamed rhetoric,” bullying and harassment faced by the project’s proponents, according to a statement released by the Alberta government on Saturday. The proposal, released in November 2018, would see a chunk of…