Bighorn Country parks proposal will not go ahead: Alberta environment minister

Alberta’s new environment minister says he will scrap the previous government’s proposed plan for protected areas in western Alberta. Last November, the NDP government announced eight new parks covering 4,000 square kilometres in what is known as Bighorn Country along…

Hundreds attend Edmonton information session on future plans for contentious Bighorn Country

The second of four public information sessions on Bighorn Country was held at the Polish Hall in Edmonton Saturday afternoon. “We want it to be very low-key. We’re here to listen to people,” said Rick Blackwood, assistant deputy minister of…

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…

Biologists pen letter over Alberta MLA’s ‘misinformation’ on conservation plans

More than three dozen retired provincial biologists are asking the Alberta government to stick with conservation efforts in a vast area of west-central Alberta despite what they call misinformation from an opposition MLA. In November, the New Democrats announced eight…

Alberta proposes 8 new Rocky Mountain parks for land protection and recreation

The Alberta government is proposing eight new parks that would cover 4,000 square kilometres along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The parks in the Bighorn region in west-central Alberta would offer landscape protection and recreational opportunities. The plan…