North Saskatchewan River’s water level on the decline: researchers

Some researchers are warning there will be changes in how the North Saskatchewan River is used in years to come. Glaciers that feed rivers running through the Prairies are slowly melting away. Recently, that caught the attention of Calgary City…

Edmonton gondola project hoping to set aerial rights, permits with city next week

The gondola proposal is about to enter its next step. Prairie Sky is looking for a formal agreement with the city so it can do a preliminary economic and technical assessment. Edmonton city council’s Urban Planning Committee will get its…

Edmonton’s beloved streetcar getting extension in Old Strathcona

The iconic streetcar that tracks across the Edmonton river valley from downtown to near the Arts Barns in Old Strathcona will be getting an 800-metre extension. “It will cross Gateway Boulevard and 83 Avenue and then end just on the…

Edmonton’s proposed High Level Line project wins national landscape architecture award

Now that their proposal has won an award, the backers behind Edmonton’s High Level Line project are hoping that recognition will help spur action to make the proposal a reality. The idea is for a linear park to be built…

Edmonton’s funicular was a popular river valley ride in its first year: report

The river valley funicular proved a “popular destination” in its first year of operation, according to a City of Edmonton report. But it also faced a number of challenges. Successes Help us improve Globalnews.ca Story continues below “As of Nov.…

Man rescued from island on North Saskatchewan River

A 57-year-old man is safe after being rescued by emergency crews from an island on the North Saskatchewan River near Rocky Mountain House on Monday morning. Rocky Mountain House RCMP said the man had driven onto the ice with his…

River Valley Road under Groat Bridge closed for a month starting Thursday

As part of the massive renovation on Edmonton’s Groat Road Bridge, River Valley Road will be completely closed under the bridge beginning on Jan. 3. This part of the construction project is expected to be complete by Feb. 2, the…

2 Edmonton residents charged with first-degree murder in death of Indigenous Alberta woman

Two people have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after an Alberta woman was found dead in the North Saskatchewan River two months ago. The body of 25-year-old Lindsay Marie Jackson was found in the river on Oct. 3…

Construction begins on Edmonton’s End of the World development

A popular lookout over the North Saskatchewan River known to Edmontonians as “End of the World” is about to go through some major changes. Construction on the lookout, now called Keillor Point, began on Monday morning. The site is located…