A Tribe Called Red releases ‘The OG,’ announces Canadian concert dates

A Tribe Called Red is back with their first original song in nearly three years. The Ottawa-based, First Nations-inspired electronic music group released a track by the name of The OG on Monday, which also features Quebec-based powwow band Black…

Canmore diners shocked by bear walking into restaurant

Peter Holub has seen a lot of wildlife during his five years living in Canmore but the manager of Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue has never had to clean up the paw prints of an unexpected guest. “You could hear the people…

Athabasca County fined $300K for cutting and burning trees in national wildlife area

A municipal district north of Edmonton has been fined $300,000 for breaking a federal environmental law. Environment Canada says Athabasca County pleaded guilty to violating Wildlife Area Regulations of the Canada Wildlife Act. It says the county cut and burned…

Alberta wildlife officers alert property owners after ‘drastic increase’ in bear sightings

Wildlife officers across northern Alberta have responded to a spike in bear sightings. In the northeast region alone, officers have dealt with upwards of 40 black bears. “The officers in Fort McMurray have dealt with more bears already this year…

Rehab centre concerned for Alberta black bear cubs as release date looms

Two orphaned Alberta black bear cubs have been in rehabilitation at the Cochrane Ecological Institute (CEI) for more than six months, but due to government regulations, the cubs are expected to be released on or before Oct. 15. Clio Smeeton, owner and…