Highlights / Alberta

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Conservation group hails rare dinosaur discovery by father and son in Alberta

A Canadian conservation group says the discovery of a rare juvenile dinosaur by a father and son duo hiking in an isolated canyon in Alberta prairies in July demonstrates the benefits of nature conservation not only for the living species »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Caribou in Jasper National park facing local extinction

Canada’s magnificent Jasper and Banff national parks have been home to vast numbers of wildlife since they were created over 100 years ago. They have been home to a subspecies of caribou, southern mountain woodland caribou, which have ranged through »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

The ‘hyperloop’ is back, this time in Alberta

If you’ve ever seen old movies, or perhaps in a business operation even to this day, you might notice ‘pneumatic tubes” delivering messages or cash from the working floor to offices above or elsewhere. The items are placed in small »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Controversial plan for ‘paid blood’ donation resurfaces in Canada

The idea of paying people to give blood revives tragic memories in Canada, and a recent proposal to bring back paying blood clinics has revived an often bitter debate in this country. The concern has always been that those most »

Health, Society

New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

The Alberta government is now mandating masks for students in Grades four to 12 and all school staff when school starts in September as part of a number of new school safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. According »

Economy

Red onions imported from U.S. likely source of salmonella outbreak in Canada 

Investigators from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) determined on Thursday that red onions imported from the United States are the likely source of an outbreak of salmonella infections across the country. On July 24, the PHAC said that »

Society

Public Health Agency of Canada investigating outbreak of salmonella

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that they are investigating an outbreak of 59 salmonella infections in five provinces across the country. According to a public health notice released on Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said »

Society

Edmonton city council to discuss mandatory mask bylaw

Edmonton’s city council is set to discuss making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces on Thursday, after Mayor Don Iveson called on councillors to attend an emergency advisory committee meeting. “I am hearing that many Edmontonians would like to see »

Society

Canadian police investigate deadly bus rollover on Alberta glacier

Police in Alberta are investigating a deadly rollover of an icefield tour bus in the Canadian Rockies that killed three people and sent two dozen to hospital on Saturday. The off-road bus crashed near the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield »