Flooding prompts evacuation alert in northern Alberta hamlet

Heavy rainfall that has resulted in flooding in the northern Alberta hamlet of Marten Beach prompted area officials to order residents to evacuate on Thursday afternoon. “The level of the Marten River is rising due to heavy rainfall and is…

Out-of-control Alberta wildfire near High Level surges in size to 2,300 square kilometres

The Chuckegg Creek Fire, burning within a few kilometres of High Level, Alta., ballooned in size between Wednesday and Thursday. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, it was approximately 2,300 square kilometres — or 230,000 hectares. READ MORE: Alberta wildfire continues to…