Alberta animal shelter at capacity because of extreme cold weather

The Saving Grace Animal Society rescued 73 neglected dogs and puppies during freezing cold weather that set in during the middle of January — 10 times more rescues compared to a typical week. Now, the animal shelter is at capacity.…

AMA receives 6 times more calls than usual for roadside assistance during cold snap

Extreme cold that has set in across Alberta has led to six times the usual volume of calls for roadside assistance from AMA. Since Sunday, when much of the province was first put under an extreme cold warning, the Alberta…

Is it safe to exercise when there’s an extreme cold warning?

For those who like to take their exercise outside, the extreme cold that the entire province of Alberta is currently experiencing can lead to a simple question: is it safe for me to be exercising outside? According to Dr. Michael…

How rare is Edmonton’s extreme cold snap? Debunking weather myths

There is no doubt that it is very, very cold in Alberta right now. In fact, Environment Canada expanded extreme cold warnings across the entire province on Monday afternoon. Frigid Arctic air has swept across most of Western Canada, delivering…

Extreme cold believed to be affecting Edmonton LRT near Southgate Centre

Edmonton transit staff were forced to manually control the traffic-signalling system for the LRT in a section of south Edmonton on Tuesday morning after it is believed to have experienced issues due to the extreme cold, a worker said. The…

Wolf Creek Public Schools closed due to cold, but diploma exams still going ahead

As temperatures dip to the -30 C to -40 C range across central Alberta on Tuesday, one school division has cancelled all classes on Tuesday except for Grade 12 diploma exams. Wolf Creek Public Schools covers a stretch of central…

Extreme cold weather doesn’t stop some from venturing outside in Edmonton

January 12 2020 8:05pm Wind chills are making it feel like -40 C in the Edmonton area, and it’s expected to stay that way for a number of days. Sarah Komadina has more on the conditions and how some people…

Extreme cold warning for most of Alberta, wind chills of -40 expected all week

There’s no other way to say it — it’s very, very, very cold outside. Blowing snow and frigid temperatures have descended upon Edmonton and it isn’t getting better anytime soon. In fact, at -28 C (or -39 C with the…

Snowfall warning issued for parts of central and northern Alberta

A snowfall warning was issued for parts of northern and central Alberta on Tuesday while an extreme cold warning issued earlier this week remained frozen in place in some areas. “A band of heavy snow over northwestern Alberta will expand…