UNESCO gives Canada new deadline to preserve Wood Buffalo National Park

The United Nations body that oversees world heritage sites has given Canada a new deadline to address problems in the country’s largest national park. At a meeting this week in Azerbaijan, UNESCO praised Canada for measures it has taken to…

UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park needs ‘considerably more effort’

The status of Canada’s largest park as a world heritage site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it. “Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at…

New park to buffer Alberta national park earns praise from First Nation

A First Nation say creating a new wildland park in northern Alberta will go a long way toward ensuring Indigenous people can keep up their traditional pursuits. Melody Lepine of the Mikisew Cree First Nation says the new park will…

Man who worked for Edmonton-based construction firm identified as Ethiopian Airlines crash victim

A third Edmontonian has been identified as one of the 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed in Africa on Sunday. Edmonton-based PCL Construction issued a statement on Monday afternoon confirming Darcy Belanger as being one of 18…

Competing protests clash at Edmonton’s Churchill Square

Sat, Dec 15 – It was a tense afternoon as yellow vest protesters — and counter groups — took to Edmonton’s Churchill Square. Competing demonstrations traded insults — and some punches — while pushing their causes. Albert Delitala reports.

Downtown Edmonton rally against UN, globalism met with counter-protest

Hundreds of protesters descended on downtown Edmonton for the second week in a row on Saturday to protest the United Nations and what organizers refer to as the “global world order.” The protesters, many of whom donned yellow work vests,…

Edmonton hosting UN forum to promote safe public spaces

A forum being held in Edmonton is connecting 25 countries, in an effort to make public spaces safer for everyone. The city is co-hosting the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders Forum alongside United Nations Women. The City of…