Alberta

The Bald Mountain Wildfire is shown in the Grande Prairie Forest Area on Friday May 12, 2023 this handout image provided by the Government of Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta Fire Service

Trudeau to visit Edmonton, meet with CAF personnel assisting with wildfires

Wildfire officials warn heat is now a concern in Alberta’s south, too

 

Burnt out trucks from a wildfire sit on a property near Drayton Valley, Alta., Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Indigenous Services Canada says wildfires are threatening nine First Nations in Alberta, including the Little Red River Cree Nation, where more than 100 structures have been lost in the community of Fox Creek. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Wildfires threatening nine First Nations in Alberta: Indigenous Services Canada

82 active wildfires burning in Alberta, 23 of them listed as out of control

 

Smoke from an out-of-control fire near Lodgepole, Alta., is shown in this May 4, 2023 handout photo. An out-of-control wildfire has caused thousands of people to flee their homes in Drayton Valley, Alta., and the surrounding rural area. (Photo by Alberta Wildfire /The Canadian Press

Fire danger continues to be ‘extreme’ in most parts of province: Alberta government

Hot and windy conditions expected to return after a brief reprieve

 

Police block the road into the wildfires near Entwhistle Alberta on Sunday May 7, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Energy companies curtail production due to Alberta wildfires

Companies have pulled workers out and halted operations in Alberta’s west and northwest

Police block the road into the wildfires near Entwhistle Alberta on Sunday May 7, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
A wildfire burns a section of forest in the Grande Prairie district of Alberta in a May 6, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta Fire Service

Alberta officials say cooler weather and showers help in battle against wildfires

Province reported 108 active fires and about 29,000 evacuees as of Sunday afternoon

A wildfire burns a section of forest in the Grande Prairie district of Alberta in a May 6, 2023, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Government of Alberta Fire Service
Smoke from an out-of-control fire near Lodgepole, Alta., is shown in this May 4, 2023 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Alberta Wildfire)

More than 13,000 people forced from homes as wildfires burn across Alberta

‘Everybody’s out, everybody’s alive, nobody’s injured’

Smoke from an out-of-control fire near Lodgepole, Alta., is shown in this May 4, 2023 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Alberta Wildfire)
The 2022 Amateur Photographer of the Year winners, from top left: Grand prize winner: James Major/Emerald Lake, Yukon; First place: Ken McAllister/Seattle, Wash.; People’s Choice: Julian Koerrenz/Brandywine Falls, near Whistler; APOTY Second place: Harold Feiertag/Atlantic Puffins, Elliston, Nfld. Who will be crowned the 2023 Amateur Photographer of the Year?

5th annual Amateur Photographer of the Year contest returns with $9,000+ in prizes!

Calling all amateur photographers! The Amateur Photographer of the Year contest celebrates…

The 2022 Amateur Photographer of the Year winners, from top left: Grand prize winner: James Major/Emerald Lake, Yukon; First place: Ken McAllister/Seattle, Wash.; People’s Choice: Julian Koerrenz/Brandywine Falls, near Whistler; APOTY Second place: Harold Feiertag/Atlantic Puffins, Elliston, Nfld. Who will be crowned the 2023 Amateur Photographer of the Year?
United Conservative Party Leader Danielle Smith, centre, speaks at a campaign launch rally in Calgary, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Smith is expected to call a provincial election during an announcement later this morning in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta election campaign kicks off with voting day set for May 29

It’s United Conservative leader Danielle Smith versus New Democrat leader Rachel Notley

United Conservative Party Leader Danielle Smith, centre, speaks at a campaign launch rally in Calgary, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Smith is expected to call a provincial election during an announcement later this morning in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta’s two main provincial political party leaders are set to duel for the province’s highest office starting Monday in a campaign that for both could be a case of win or go home. This compilation photo shows Premier Danielle Smith (left) as she speaks at an economic forum in Calgary on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 and NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley as she addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s two main political rivals have baggage to shed ahead of May 29 election

Smith is shouldering multiple controversies; Notley had to quell a messy internal party fight last year

Alberta’s two main provincial political party leaders are set to duel for the province’s highest office starting Monday in a campaign that for both could be a case of win or go home. This compilation photo shows Premier Danielle Smith (left) as she speaks at an economic forum in Calgary on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 and NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley as she addresses the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announces a public health guarantee in Sherwood Park, Alta., Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Smith says there’s no question she welcomes media questions, but says she is imposing limits on those questions in order to provide more answers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta premier says she is limiting media questions in order to provide more answers

Smith says she will still allow reporters to ask one question, but will not allow the traditional follow-up query

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announces a public health guarantee in Sherwood Park, Alta., Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Smith says there’s no question she welcomes media questions, but says she is imposing limits on those questions in order to provide more answers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at the Canada Strong and Free Network in Ottawa on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Smith says she has been contacted by the province’s ethics commissioner, who is investigating whether or not she interfered in the administration of justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Alberta premier says she’s under ethics investigation related to COVID-19 prosecution

‘The premier welcomes this investigation, (and) is fully co-operating’

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at the Canada Strong and Free Network in Ottawa on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Smith says she has been contacted by the province’s ethics commissioner, who is investigating whether or not she interfered in the administration of justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Alberta Energy Regulator logo is seen on a flag at the opening of the regulator’s office in Calgary in an undated handout photo. Alberta’s energy regulator is defending its finding that the province’s largest recorded earthquake was caused by oilpatch activity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alberta Energy Regulator

Regulator defends finding that Alberta’s largest earthquake was caused by oilpatch

Obsidian Energy, a Calgary-based oil and gas producer, openly challenged the regulator’s attribution

The Alberta Energy Regulator logo is seen on a flag at the opening of the regulator’s office in Calgary in an undated handout photo. Alberta’s energy regulator is defending its finding that the province’s largest recorded earthquake was caused by oilpatch activity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alberta Energy Regulator
The suspects were taken into custody after going off-road down an embankment at Glenrosa and McIver roads around 10:30a.m. ((Dave Ogilvie/Submitted)

Alberta pair face serious charges for scary Penticton incident that led to West Kelowna arrests

The man and woman are charged with break and enter, pointing a firearm and uttering threats

The suspects were taken into custody after going off-road down an embankment at Glenrosa and McIver roads around 10:30a.m. ((Dave Ogilvie/Submitted)
RCMP march during the procession for Edmonton Police Service constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan in Edmonton, Monday, March 27, 2023. The officers were killed in the line of duty on March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Funeral for two Edmonton police officers shot and killed responding to call

Pair were ambushed and shot at multiple times while responding to a family dispute

RCMP march during the procession for Edmonton Police Service constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan in Edmonton, Monday, March 27, 2023. The officers were killed in the line of duty on March 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police salute during a procession to a funeral home for Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. A regimental funeral is set to be held Monday for the two officers, who were shot and killed while responding to a family dispute. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Funeral for two Edmonton police officers shot and killed responding to family dispute

Today’s service is not open to the public but there will be a livestream

Police salute during a procession to a funeral home for Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. A regimental funeral is set to be held Monday for the two officers, who were shot and killed while responding to a family dispute. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake not natural, from oilsands wastewater: study

Peace River area rocked by series of quakes in November culminating with one at 5.6 magnitude

Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon
An RCMP officer wears a body camera at the detachment in Bible Hill, N.S. on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Alberta plans to require all police services in the province to wear the devices.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Alberta poised to become first province to require body cameras for all police

‘A transformational decision’ aimed at protecting all involved in police interactions

An RCMP officer wears a body camera at the detachment in Bible Hill, N.S. on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Alberta plans to require all police services in the province to wear the devices.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Tailings samples are being tested during a tour of Imperial’s oil sands research centre in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Recent leaks of toxic tailings from northern Alberta oilsands mines have revealed serious flaws in how Canada and Alberta look after the environment, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Tailings samples are being tested during a tour of Imperial’s oil sands research centre in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Recent leaks of toxic tailings from northern Alberta oilsands mines have revealed serious flaws in how Canada and Alberta look after the environment, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Two University of Calgary researchers weren’t surprised when their survey of Alberta doctors showed biases against Indigenous patients, but they were shocked by some of the comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Roberson

‘Really worrisome’: Survey suggests some Alberta doctors have anti-Indigenous biases

8% of respondents said they felt unfavourable towards Indigenous patients

A doctor wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. Two University of Calgary researchers weren’t surprised when their survey of Alberta doctors showed biases against Indigenous patients, but they were shocked by some of the comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeff Roberson
The Saddledome is seen from a hillside park in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A group of Albertans says they have started to explore whether communities across the province could host the 2030 Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Albertans exploring 2030 Commonwealth Games bid in communities across the province

Commonwealth Sport Canada is endorsing Alberta as the preferred candidate to make a bid

The Saddledome is seen from a hillside park in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A group of Albertans says they have started to explore whether communities across the province could host the 2030 Commonwealth Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh