Elk Island Public Schools laying off more than 300 employees

Elk Island Public Schools is the latest Alberta division to announce layoffs following changes in provincial education funding and the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Edmonton Public Schools issues temporary layoff notices to 1,868 employees On Monday, EIPS said it expects…

Return of the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival sees good conditions for athletes

The more than 1,100 skiers signed up for the Canadian Birkebeiner (Berkie) Ski Festival are happy the event is back again after extreme cold forced the event to cancel in 2019. Participants came from across Canada and even the United…

Elk Island National Park bison populating herds across globe ‘the cornerstone of conservation’

The bison you see in Elk Island National Park have relatives as far away as Scotland, Alaska and Russia. The park, though just a short drive away for Edmontonians, has expanded its reach around the world, thanks to its reintegration…

Parks Canada warns visitor behaviour is changing bear habits

Parks Canada is warning the public about the dangers of bears and cougars at an Edmonton-area national park, hoping visitors can help keep themselves and the wildlife safe. In any given year, more than 360,000 visitors come through Elk Island…