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…

Bear activity prompts Alberta Fish and Wildlife to Close lake area in west-central part of province

An area surrounding Eagle Lake in west-central Alberta has been closed to people because of bear activity, according to a post on Alberta Fish and Wildlife’s Facebook page. “On July 15, officers received reports of a grizzly bear near an…

Elk Island National Park bison populating herds across globe ‘the cornerstone of conservation’

The bison you see in Elk Island National Park have relatives as far away as Scotland, Alaska and Russia. The park, though just a short drive away for Edmontonians, has expanded its reach around the world, thanks to its reintegration…

B.C. man spotted carrying fawn through liquor store fined by conservation officer

A baby deer that was carried by a man through a liquor store in Invermere, B.C. this month was quickly reunited with its mother, thanks to a B.C. conservation officer. The man, meanwhile, has learned a costly lesson about what…

Parks Canada warns visitor behaviour is changing bear habits

Parks Canada is warning the public about the dangers of bears and cougars at an Edmonton-area national park, hoping visitors can help keep themselves and the wildlife safe. In any given year, more than 360,000 visitors come through Elk Island…