Edmonton officials warn North Saskatchewan River is ‘unsafe’ after Sunday morning dog rescue

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‘Rapidly rising water levels’ prompt city to warn Edmontonians to stay away from North Saskatchewan River

The City of Edmonton warned people to stay away from the North Saskatchewan River late Friday afternoon because of its “rapidly rising water levels.” “Water levels are expected to increase three metres in the next 48 hours and could result…

River valley trees illegally cut down in west Edmonton

Dozens of trees in Edmonton’s river valley have been cut down in an area where trees were damaged twice before. “Obviously we’re concerned. Nobody should take it upon themselves to remove any trees in the river valley,” said Derek Kramar.…

Edmonton Riverboat partially submerged in North Saskatchewan River

April 22 2020 8:42pm The rapid spring melt caused the North Saskatchewan River to rise overnight Wednesday. Nicole Stillger explains how that caused the Edmonton Riverboat to become partially submerged. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if(…

Some Edmonton trails closed due to high water levels on the North Saskatchewan River

The City of Edmonton closed some low-lying trails in the river valley Wednesday due to high water levels that have created unsafe trail conditions. The city said the North Saskatchewan River surged overnight due to the rapid snow melt that’s…

Part of Edmonton Riverboat submerged in North Saskatchewan River

Part of the Edmonton Riverboat was submerged in water Wednesday morning, after a quick melt on the North Saskatchewan River caused the boat to tilt. Riverboat crews at the scene said the quick melt resulted in an unusually large flow…

Edmonton’s acting fire chief issues warning after 3 recent rescues on North Saskatchewan River

Three river rescues in a span of two days has spurred Edmonton’s acting fire chief to issue a warning about the danger posed by the North Saskatchewan River at this time of year. “The snow and ice that’s built up…

Pair of Edmonton-area women presented with Carnegie Medals for drowning rescue

A pair of women from the Edmonton area were officially presented with Carnegie Medals on Sunday, after they rescued a drowning man from the Fort Saskatchewan River in June 2018. Related News The medal was presented to Rebecka Blackburn, who…