Power, cell service lost as ‘Level 6’ wildfire burns out of control in High Level

Residents in northern Alberta are being told to expect to be out of their homes for at least 72 hours after several areas, including High Level, were evacuated Monday due to an out-of-control wildfire. READ MORE: Northern Alberta wildfire evacuees…

No immediate threat to High Level as out-of-control wildfire burns in northwestern Alberta: officials

Wildfire officials said Monday morning there was no immediate threat to the community of High Level as a wildfire burned out of control in northwestern Alberta. A wildfire south of High Level, Alta. was reported Sunday, west of Highway 35…

Highway 16 reopens, residents return home as wildfire burns west of Edson

Highway 16 west of Edson, Alta. reopened early Monday morning and residents who were forced from their homes Sunday have been allowed to return as a wildfire continues to burn west of the town. The wildfire is located about 22…

Alberta Fish and Wildlife looking for illegal pet turtles that pose ‘potential public health hazard’

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials are searching for two map turtles that were purchased in Gibbons, Alta., last December. Officials believe a Fort McMurray woman purchased the turtles not knowing they were an illegal species. “No charges will be laid…

Environmental groups say Premier Jason Kenney’s ‘war room’ threats won’t distract them

Environmental groups targeted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are shrugging off the new government’s promised $30-million “war room” to fight criticisms of the province’s energy industry. “The war room makes for good theatre, but the people who follow this closely…

Alberta rancher pulls stuck calf out of badger hole

Alberta cattle rancher Brad Osadczuk experienced the most bizarre moment of his career when he found his missing newborn calf in a badger hole Friday night. The animal was missing for a day, and when the hours dragged on without…

‘Why don’t we help the environment?’: Edmonton company gets into business of paper straws

An Edmonton company that is one of the first in the country to manufacture paper straws is expecting big growth in its future. Mickey Gois started Royal Paper Industries in August 2017 to offer paper straws as an alternative to…