Alberta online meteo news

  • 24.05.2017 02:24

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister's wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge. "The threats were allegedly made against the Canadian government as well as against the prime minister's ...

  • 23.05.2017 19:48

    Mother Nature has an “abrupt change” in store for some Albertans just beginning to feel some joy from sunnier, warmer weather. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Tuesday for most of the province to buckle up for some nasty rain, snow, and winds. Heavy rains are forecast for Hinton, Edmonton, Cold Lake, and Lloydminster beginning in the evening. Some areas are expected to see between ...

  • 23.05.2017 15:54

    TORONTO — Temperatures this summer are expected to feel like "whiplash,'' and may swing between hot and cool over the course of the season, a top meteorologist says. The Weather Network released its summer forecast Tuesday, and chief meteorologist Chris Scott said it may feel like being on a teeter-totter. "When you're going down, before you reach the bottom, someone jumps on ...

  • 23.05.2017 15:36

    Alberta's newest medical marijuana operation is planting the seeds that could turn the quiet hamlet of Peers into a one of the crown jewels in Canada's cannabis kingdom. In March, Acreage Pharma Ltd. became the second licensed pot producer in the province, opening a 630-square-metre facility near the tiny community south of the McLeod River. But that building is just the start. Company co-founder ...

  • 23.05.2017 04:10

    Flood season is in full swing and we're about to see a spring deluge. Environment Canada is warning areas of Alberta will receive high levels of precipitation by mid-week. The heaviest rain will extend from Hinton and Grande Prairie towards Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lloydminster where it is predicted to be in the 30 to 40 mm range with some areas up to 50 to 75 mm. The foothills and mountains could ...

  • 21.05.2017 04:50

    Members of the Alberta Teachers’ Association overwhelmingly passed a resolution Saturday calling on Catholic school boards to respect teachers’ autonomy in how they deliver religious instruction, including lessons on sexual orientation and gender. Association president Mark Ramsankar described the vote as a response to increasing pressure some teachers have experienced from employers to ...

  • 21.05.2017 04:48

    A group of Alberta farmers have used proceeds from their harvests to feed people around the world for more than a decade. Now, to mark their 15th year, they're asking for Albertans' help. Dubbed Share the Harvest, the group of working and retired farmers came together in 2003 to help feed hungry people in developing nations. "We’re just a group that’s passionate about helping ...

  • 21.05.2017 04:46

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Telus World of Science in Edmonton on Saturday, meeting with children and conducting science experiments while promoting the Canada Child Benefit. “This is a really cool place,” Trudeau said standing in front of a small crowd of children and their parents. “I’m a bit of a nerd so this is a great way for me to spend a Saturday morning. ...

  • 18.05.2017 03:20

    Parks Canada will spend months trying to kill all the fish in Johnson Lake to keep a deadly parasite from spreading, specifically to Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. All through May and June and again in the fall, Parks staff will be applying a high-voltage electric current to the lake. That stuns the fish so they can be scooped up in gill nets. Those that are still alive will be euthanized and incinerated ...

  • 17.05.2017 23:02

    CFB Wainwright — A female Canadian soldier was airlifted from Wainwright to an Edmonton area hospital Wednesday morning after being injured during Exercise Maple Resolve. Details of the woman’s injuries have not been released but she is listed in stable condition and officials are still gathering information about circumstances surrounding the case. Colonel Peter Scott, commander at the ...

  • 17.05.2017 21:50

    Come for the cowboys, stay for the spice. Spicy heat is on the menu as the Calgary Stampede has unveiled the new eats and treats on the midway this year. Even the lemonade is getting a chili-pepper infusion. From an Angry Chicken Sandwich, topped with a chipotle aioli - and cooling coleslaw - to the Thai Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies with a chili glaze and sriracha mayo, mouths are set to be on ...

  • 17.05.2017 17:20

    Quebecers are vastly in favour of western Canadian oil over imported oil and support is climbing higher each year, according to a new poll.   The Leger poll, commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute, found 65 per cent of Quebecers favoured western Canadian oil over oil from countries like Saudi Arabia and Algeria. That number is up from 59 per cent last year.   Quebecers also consider ...

  • 17.05.2017 17:20

    Albertans will be waiting at least until next year for the province to complete work on a secure online portal that will give patients access to their lab results, prescription records and other health information.   The already long-delayed digital platform was expected to be released some time this spring, but will now be pushed back at least another year — largely because the government ...

  • 17.05.2017 17:20

     Pressure from big-name U.S. wood retailers will be Alberta's key ally in resolving the softwood lumber dispute, says the man hired to plead the province's case.   Former U.S. ambassador Gary Doer was in Edmonton Tuesday to meet with government officials.   Canada is on the side of justice when it comes to lumber legal rulings, Doer said, and he's confident we will win once ...

  • 17.05.2017 01:32

    Alberta’s park rangers will be on the lookout for bad behaviour over the Victoria Day long weekend as they ramp up their presence across the province. More than 300 officers will be patrolling public land and protected areas over the summer, calling out visitors for violations such as littering and mud-bogging, said a Tuesday news release. Leaving a campfire unattended will cost camping enthusiasts ...

  • 17.05.2017 01:18

    It’s hard not to sympathize with flood victims, but a number of Canadians still think that such a devastating event could never happen to them. Nearly all of the 2,300 people surveyed for a new University of Waterloo study did not know or weren't sure that they lived in a designated flood risk area. Almost 90 per cent were unaware that their home was in an area vulnerable to flooding. Half of them ...

  • 16.05.2017 21:32

    Since taking office, the Notley government has unleashed a raft of tax increases including a significant hike to the province’s corporate income tax rate. While there’s a misperception that higher corporate taxes do not affect average families, in reality they’re ultimately paid for by ordinary Albertans, in part through lower wages. This may sound counter-intuitive, so let’s ...

  • 16.05.2017 20:18

    Alberta’s oilsands, take note. A new report from a Stanford University lecturer predicts oil prices could collapse permanently as soon as four years from now, as electric cars and ride-hailing fleets bring a rapid end to the age of the personal combustible-engine vehicle. The report points to a significant threat to Canada’s economy, dependent as it is on oil and auto manufacturing, but it also predicts ...

  • 16.05.2017 16:18

    OTTAWA — Interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose began to say good bye to life in politics Tuesday. The longtime Conservative MP, who has led the Conservatives since they formed Opposition in 2015, will resign her seat in the House of Commons when MPs break for summer. Later Tuesday she's expected to be feted by her colleagues in Parliament during a tribute to her time in the Opposition leaders' ...

  • 16.05.2017 15:38

    The Alberta government is asking the public for more input on early proposals for a new K-12 school curriculum.   On Monday, Alberta Education posted a second online survey seeking feedback from parents, teachers and the public on draft proposals outlining what material should be covered in each school subject, and in what order and grade.   The results of the government's first survey, ...

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