City of Edmonton property tax notices are in the mail

Keep an eye on your mailbox, the City of Edmonton says all the property tax notices were mailed out on Tuesday. According to the city, a typical single-family home assessed at $399,500 will pay $3,628 in property taxes this year.…

Power, cell service lost as ‘Level 6’ wildfire burns out of control in High Level

Residents in northern Alberta are being told to expect to be out of their homes for at least 72 hours after several areas, including High Level, were evacuated Monday due to an out-of-control wildfire. READ MORE: Northern Alberta wildfire evacuees…

Family Matters podcast: Why all same-sex twins should get genetic testing

View link » LISTEN ABOVE: The director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University explains why all same-sex twins should get genetic testing. Are you a twin? And if so, do you know with confidence whether you are…

Confirmed case of measles reported in Edmonton area: AHS

Alberta Health Services came out with a warning Monday after a person with lab-confirmed measles attended a number of public places in Sherwood Park, Edmonton and Nisku over the past couple of weeks. AHS said a person infected with measles…

Wildfire prompts evacuations, shuts down highway near Edson

RCMP have evacuated several homes near Marlborough, Alta., about 15 kilometres west of Edson, due to a wildfire. On Sunday at 6:30 p.m., police said the wildfire had jumped Highway 16 and was burning on both sides of the road.…

New Alberta education minister addresses teachers’ conference

Following a contentious election campaign, Alberta’s new education minister addressed the Alberta Teachers’ Association for the first time on Saturday. “I am deeply honoured and humbled to stand before you as the newly minted minister of education,” Adriana LaGrange told…

Don’t be one of the 14 deaths this year: Alberta Injury Prevention Centre on ATV safety

It’s ATV season in Alberta, and you can bet riders will be hitting the trails this May long weekend. Across the province, it’s a popular hobby. “Albertans are about 12 per cent of the population of Canada but we buy…

Dog park safety risks on social media not confirmed: Edmonton officials

Despite a number of social media posts warning pet owners of various dangers at Edmonton dog parks, the city said Friday none of the allegations have been confirmed and parks remain open. “We’re here to address some rumours and misinformation…