Alberta farmers bracing for worst harvest in 18 years: ‘The damage is done’

Farmers in parts of Alberta say their crops are under water and are bracing for a devastating harvest. It has been so wet, many fields look more like lakes. John Guelly, a farmer in Westlock County, said even if his…

Alberta has had 10 tornadoes in 2020 as twister near Nanton upgraded

Environment Canada said Tuesday that further investigation of a tornado that touched down near Nanton, Alta., on Sunday has unearthed evidence the twister was more powerful than first thought. “Following an investigation of damage sustained to a farm southwest of…

Pine Lake tornado 20 years later: How did so much go wrong?

Twenty years ago, YouTube was the thing under your sink, cellphones and cameras were two different devices, and the number of radar stations in Alberta was on par with the number of Alberta NHL teams. The radar stations in 2000…

Pine Lake tornado survivors relive twister’s terror 20 years later: ‘I was just trying to search for family’

Twenty years ago, a tornado tore through Green Acres Resort Campground on Pine Lake, Alta., killing 12 people and injuring over 100 others. It’s rated as the second-most deadly tornado in Alberta’s history behind the Edmonton-area twister that killed 27…

IN PHOTOS: A look back at the Pine Lake tornado 20 years later

It’s been 20 years since a devastating tornado ripped through central Alberta, killing 12 people and injuring 100 others. On July 14, 2000, a deadly Category 3 tornado tore through approximately 10 kilometres of the Green Acres Campground on Pine…

Coronavirus: Sylvan Lake officials to meet with province after weekend of crowded beaches

The Town of Sylvan Lake said it is reaching out to the province for guidance on how it can help control crowds, after people flocked to the beach community in central Alberta over the warm weekend. A photo of Sylvan…

Parts of central Alberta under severe thunderstorm warning; funnel cloud spotted near Nanton

Central Alberta was put under a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday, and a tornado warning was also put in place for a short period in the Nanton area. Regions between Red Deer and Calgary were under the warning, including Airdrie, Sundre,…

Severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for parts of central Alberta, Edmonton under watch

A number of areas in central Alberta were issued severe thunderstorm warnings on Thursday night, and Edmonton and its surrounding communities were issued a severe thunderstorm watch shortly after 9 p.m. “Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms…