Coronavirus travel advisory between Saskatchewan and northern Alberta lifted

Health officials in Saskatchewan are no longer cautioning against non-essential travel to northern Alberta. The advisory was put in place in April after cases of COVID-19 in northern Saskatchewan were linked to travel in northern Alberta, with an outbreak at…

Last remaining boil water advisories in Fort McMurray lifted after northern Alberta flooding

Posted June 19, 2020 4:27 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Health Services has lifted the boil water advisory in the Fort McMurray neighbourhoods of Timberlea and Taiga Nova, meaning…

Alberta RCMP dashcam video shows violent arrest of First Nation chief, moments leading up to it

A nearly 12-minute RCMP dashcam video — filed as a court exhibit on Thursday — shows the violent arrest of Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the moments leading up to it. The video is a…

Boil water advisory lifted in more areas in Wood Buffalo

More boil water advisories have been lifted in Wood Buffalo after spring flooding and high river levels in the area led to water flowing the wrong way down an overflow pipe, mixing river and drinking water. In a news release…

Ministers concerned by brutality claims during Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam’s arrest

Canada’s public safety minister says the government will be paying close attention to the independent inquiry into allegations of racism and police brutality brought forward by a First Nations chief, while another minister called the chief’s account “deeply troubling.” Public…

Fort McMurray strangers brought together by parking lot haircut amid COVID-19

An interaction between strangers in Fort McMurray, Alta., is serving as a reminder that small gestures can sometimes make a big difference for others. That’s the case for Paul Walsh, who has spent months in and out of hospitals in…

Fort McMurray flood caused $228M in insured damages

This year’s spring flooding in Fort McMurray, Alta., caused over $228 million in insured damages, according to numbers released Monday by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Close to 13,000 people had to leave their homes in late April, when an…