Alberta hamlet of Watino under mandatory evacuation order due to flooding concerns

Birch Hills County issued a mandatory evacuation order for the hamlet of Watino and surrounding low-lying areas on Friday due to flooding concerns, according to an Alberta Emergency Alert. The alert issued at 5:35 p.m. said the Smoky River had…

Fish and wildlife officers investigate report of coyote shot and killed in Edmonton neighbourhood

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers are investigating a report that a coyote was shot and killed in a central Edmonton neighbourhood. It happened in the Forest Heights neighbourhood late on Canada Day. Rod Hall lives in the area and said…

B.C. First Nations disappointed by TMX court decision, vow to explore ‘all legal options’

A coalition of B.C. First Nations has expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to dismiss their challenge of the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The court dismissed the appeal Thursday morning from the…

Supreme Court rejects Indigenous challenge to Trans Mountain pipeline approval

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 2, 2020 10:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First…

Edmonton songbirds could see increase following COVID-19 pandemic

June 29 2020 8:44pm Fewer cars on the road means there’s a better chance of hearing the melody of Edmonton’s songbirds. Community reporter Morgan Black has more on what could be the “song” of the summer. ‘ }); } else…

Edmonton doctor canoes to work: ‘My commute is the best part of my day’

A doctor has found an untapped way to get to work in Edmonton. Dr. Darren Markland takes a canoe down the North Saskatchewan River. Dr. Markland, an intensive care physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, starts his two-hour commute by…

Wet conditions causing big problems in Lamont County as agriculture disaster declared

In the first 10 days of June, Lamont County had 55.5 millimetres of rain — more than half of the monthly average. Even with a few hot days in a row, the wet weather has taken its toll. Residents are…

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…