Widespread power outages in Alberta Sunday as thousands affected

Many parts of Alberta were without power Sunday afternoon, leaving thousands in the dark as multiple agencies reported outages shortly after 3 p.m. FortisAlberta, an electricity distribution utility that supplies power to numerous companies in the province, tweeted Sunday that…

West Edmonton residents disappointed with EPCOR transmission line upgrade decision

May 26 2020 8:02pm The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved a transmission line upgrade in west Edmonton, which EPCOR says is needed to meet demand. As Julia Wong explains, the move is disappointing for Lynwood residents who fought long and…

EPCOR asks Albertans to watch what they flush as disinfectant wipe use soars

EPCOR is issuing a warning — ahead of any issues — in hopes that Albertans will roll with the COVID-19 situation and stick to flushing toilet paper only. “We know that people are using more flushable wipes, more cleaning wipes,…

Downtown Edmonton building evacuated after vehicle hits sprinkler room

Posted January 17, 2020 3:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A building in the downtown core was evacuated Friday morning after a vehicle hit a sprinkler room, causing water to…

West Edmonton residents fired up over proposed EPCOR transmission line

Some west Edmonton residents are banding together against a proposal by EPCOR to install a new 72,000-volt overhead transmission line. Residents are raising concerns over noise, potential health and safety risks as well as what they fear will be an…

Mayor, EPCOR respond to investigation showing Edmonton water lead levels exceed federal guidelines

City of Edmonton officials are responding after an intensive investigation involving multiple media outlets, including Global News, found that some people in the city have been drinking tap water with lead levels as high as 120 times the federal health guideline…