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.…

Bissell Centre in ‘dire need’ of clothing donations during Edmonton cold snap

An Edmonton organization that supports those struggling with poverty made a public plea for donations to help those most at risk during this extreme cold snap. READ MORE: Extreme cold warnings in place in Alberta, wind chills of -40 expected…

Batteries, beer and car wash bays: failure to function in extreme cold

We’re not the only ones that don’t want to work when it’s this cold out, some things just fail to function at extreme low temperatures. READ MORE: Tips to keep your vehicle running smooth in the cold weather In certain…

Alberta mom warns of frostbite danger after teenager freezes hands

A Spruce Grove mother is urging people to take the cold weather seriously after her daughter suffered serious frostbite at the beginning of Alberta’s cold snap. Paramedics in Alberta have responded to a number of frostbite-related calls over the past…

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…

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…