‘Our province has run out of time’: Nfld premier makes plea to Trudeau amid coronavirus and budget crisis

After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the finances in Newfoundland and Labrador became so desperate that Premier Dwight Ball sent a desperate plea to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In a letter dated March 20 that outlines the province’s dire straits, Ball…

Fishing education program offered to Albertans amid COVID-19 pandemic

While the provincial government is asking residents to practise social-distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also encouraging the public to learn a little more about the wildlife they share the province with. Related News Through a partnership with the Alberta…

Conservationists concerned over sale of Crown land in southern Alberta

The Alberta government has auctioned off a parcel of Crown land near Taber, Alta., to an anonymous bidder for $460,000, and that has some conservation groups in the area concerned. “It was our understanding that the government would not be…

Canadian environmental groups, unions, churches ask that potential oil bailout be for families, not companies

Some Canadian organizations are asking the federal government to focus any bailout of the oil industry on workers and families, not corporations. The request comes in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released Tuesday morning and signed by…

Avalanche Canada shuts down forecasting service due to COVID-19 outbreak 

Posted March 24, 2020 3:52 pm Updated March 24, 2020 3:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Avalanche Canada is warning backcountry enthusiasts of an early shutdown of its avalanche warning…

Coronavirus: Rescue groups warn backcountry users to limit risk in Alberta, B.C. mountains

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 18, 2020 2:48 pm Updated March 18, 2020 2:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Rescue groups are asking backcountry users to choose low-risk…

Alberta to sell native grassland despite government promises no Crown land would be sold

The Alberta government is looking to auction off a small patch of native prairie to be plowed under despite recent promises that no Crown land would be put up for sale. “The province of Alberta sees the unlimited potential in…

Supreme Court postpones federal carbon tax challenge in response to coronavirus

The Supreme Court of Canada has postponed until at least June hearing a constitutional challenge of the federal government’s carbon tax over the spread of a novel coronavirus. The top court was to have heard the challenge, launched by Saskatchewan…