Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier officially launched the app today, noting it is a way to help people remain aware of risk and plan their summer activities accordingly. | Screencap via albertafirebans.ca

Alberta launches fire ban app

Albertans now have access to a mobile fire ban app so they can keep track of fire risk. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier officially launched the app today, noting it is a way to help people remain aware of risk and plan their summer activities accordingly. The app is available for Android and […] Read more

Last September, base personnel detonated unexploded ordinance that started a prairie wildfire that spread from the base onto surrounding land. It killed cattle, burned thousands of acres of grasslands and one rancher's home, as well as stored feed, fences and other private property. | File photo

Base to carry out live round exercises; firefighters standing by

Live-fire training season has begun at Canadian Forces Base Suffield in southeastern Alberta and those in the area may notice loud noises, use of weapons and various other activities on site. The base issued a news release last week informing the public that Exercise Prairie Storm, a training program for the British Army, will run […] Read more

Alta. man charged in stolen horse case

Charges have been laid after a man is alleged to have sold two horses for slaughter without the owner’s consent. RCMP in Raymond, Alta., have charged Wayne Jubb with theft, trafficking stolen property and uttering forged documents. He is scheduled to appear in Lethbridge court May 23. The matter arose when RCMP were informed April […] Read more


May 5 is the day for Alberta's annual highway cleanup, in which young volunteers pick up trash in the ditches and raise money for their respective clubs and causes. | Government of Alberta photo

Highway cleanup takes place in Alberta Saturday

May 5 is the day for Alberta’s annual highway cleanup, in which young volunteers pick up trash in the ditches and raise money for their respective clubs and causes. Alberta Transportation organizes the event, which is run annually in the first or second week of May. Volunteers are expected to wear orange safety vests and […] Read more

One person has died and 36 are ill in Alberta from eating pork contaminated with E. coli. | CFIA photo

Deadly E. coli outbreak linked to Alta. Hutterite colony

One person has died and 36 are ill in Alberta from eating pork contaminated with E. coli. Alberta Health Services said today it has linked the health situation with pork distributed by the Meat Shop at Pine Haven operated by the Pine Haven Hutterite colony near Wetaskiwin, Alta. A recall of numerous pork products was […] Read more


Raw pork products from the Pine Haven Hutterite Colony near Wetaskiwin, Alta., and nineteen different Greenbelt Microgreens products have been recalled the CFIA said in an April 24 news release. | CFIA photos

Pork, microgreens recalled

Raw pork products from the Pine Haven Hutterite Colony near Wetaskiwin, Alta., are being recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli 0157:H7. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating after illnesses were reported, possibly in connection with consumption of the pork, which is distributed only in Alberta. The CFIA issued a recall for 17 […] Read more

Roast beef recall expanded

Roast beef products distributed in Alberta and perhaps nationally are being recalled by Erie Meat Products Ltd. due to potential listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency today expanded a recall that it first announced April 9. It now includes seven seasoned cooked roast beef products with best before dates up to June 6. A […] Read more

Lethbridge County declared a local state of emergency today due to overland flooding as snow accumulations begin to rapidly melt. The Municipal District of Taber made a similar declaration over the weekend for the same reason. | Twitter/Mark Valgardson photo

Southern Alberta areas under state of emergency

Lethbridge County declared a local state of emergency today due to overland flooding as snow accumulations begin to rapidly melt. The Municipal District of Taber made a similar declaration over the weekend for the same reason. Some provincial highways around Taber were temporarily closed in recent days and numerous municipal roads remain closed due to […] Read more


Alberta's new laws on impaired driving come into effect April 9 and include higher penalties for drivers found to be impaired by either alcohol or drugs. | Twitter/@RCMPAlberta photo

Alta. raises penalties in impaired driving laws

Alberta’s new laws on impaired driving come into effect April 9 and include higher penalties for drivers found to be impaired by either alcohol or drugs. Drivers with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, or those impaired by drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol, will have their licences suspended for 90 […] Read more

Ikea brand marshmallow candy is being recalled by Ikea Canada due to possible contamination from mice at the manufacturing plant. | CFIA photo

Marshmallow candy recalled

Ikea brand marshmallow candy is being recalled by Ikea Canada due to possible contamination from mice at the manufacturing plant. Product sold in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia is being voluntarily recalled as of Feb. 27. The candy, also labelled as Godis Paskkyckling in Swedish, is in 100 gram packages with 2018 date […] Read more