Fur the love of beasties: Edmonton’s rich tradition of animals in public art

The late, great Joe Fafard’s Royal Sweet Diamond (2001) on jasper Avenue. Fish Griwkowsky / Postmedia Permanent monuments to animals within Edmonton follow a long, long trail, going back to our beginnings. Animal worship and awe emerges from Palaeolithic times…

‘Some people have even used broomsticks’: Okotoks task force to tackle aggressive deer

The town of Okotoks has set up an Urban Deer Task Force to deal an increase in citizens expressing concerns about property damage and safety issues over potential human-deer conflicts. Related News On Wednesday morning a Global News crew spotted…

UBC study done in Alberta suggests caribou habitat restoration may be ineffective in the short term

A new study done in northeastern Alberta suggests habitat restoration may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou, at least in the short term, and researchers at the University of British Columbia say their results make the case for…

Northeast Edmonton roadway expansion includes underpass for wildlife

A new connector roadway was officially unveiled in northeast Edmonton on Wednesday morning, and it includes an underpass for wildlife. Officials were on hand at the Aurum Energy Park for the completion of the Aurum Road extension, which connects 9…

Photographer spots lynx napping outside Alberta legislature

An Edmonton photographer was caught off guard Monday when he spotted a lynx resting under a tree outside the Alberta legislature. Tim Osborne was walking the grounds during lunch when he spotted the big cat. READ MORE: Rare sighting of…

Bull bison relocated to Rocky Mountain House after wandering out of Banff National Park

Parks Canada says a third bull bison has wandered out of Banff National Park. A herd of wild plains bison has been free to roam a 1,200 square-kilometre area in the backcountry for the past year as part of a…