Visitors have scary close encounter with bear on bridge in Jasper

A close encounter with a bear in Jasper National Park left some people quite shaken Friday afternoon. It happened at around 3 p.m. at Athabasca Falls inside the park. Bijan Avaz, a college student visiting from Los Angeles, captured video…

Canmore diners shocked by bear walking into restaurant

Peter Holub has seen a lot of wildlife during his five years living in Canmore but the manager of Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue has never had to clean up the paw prints of an unexpected guest. “You could hear the people…

Alberta Fish and Wildlife investigating apparent animal cruelty incident

Warning: This story contains details that may disturb some readers. Discretion is advised.  Alberta Fish and Wildlife are investigating an incident near Spruce Grove, Alta., after a video posted to social media appears to show a man intentionally hurting a…

Alberta wildlife officers alert property owners after ‘drastic increase’ in bear sightings

Wildlife officers across northern Alberta have responded to a spike in bear sightings. In the northeast region alone, officers have dealt with upwards of 40 black bears. “The officers in Fort McMurray have dealt with more bears already this year…

Alberta Fish and Wildlife looking for illegal pet turtles that pose ‘potential public health hazard’

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials are searching for two map turtles that were purchased in Gibbons, Alta., last December. Officials believe a Fort McMurray woman purchased the turtles not knowing they were an illegal species. “No charges will be laid…

Century-old Blackfoot headdress found in thrift store returned to Alberta First Nation

A more than century-old Blackfoot headdress that was dropped in a thrift store bin has been returned to a First Nation east of Calgary. An Alberta government spokeswoman says someone made a call to a poacher tip line last June…