Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

With 150 millimeters of rain expected to fall in the area by Wednesday, higher than average snowpacks in the mountains and already high river levels, the City of Calgary declared a state of local emergency (SOLE) on Monday afternoon. “I realize that may cause some fear, some anxiety for Calgarians, especially those who went through … Read more

Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings hits much of Alberta Wednesday afternoon

Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings hits much of Alberta Wednesday afternoon

Move the car into the garage and the plants inside as a severe thunderstorm warning and several watches blanket much of Alberta Wednesday afternoon. Storms were expected to develop along the foothills Wednesday afternoon before moving northeast, Environment Canada said. The risk of severe weather was expected to persist into the evening hours. The national … Read more

Kenney government accused of hiding insurance data from Albertans

Kenney government accused of hiding insurance data from Albertans

While many Albertans were out and about enjoying the Easter long weekend, the Kenney government released new insurance data that reported more than a billion dollars in profit for the industry. The Alberta NDP says the announcement was made during the holiday period in an attempt to suppress the data that said profits for insurance … Read more

Calgary-made advancement could help save fuel for Indigenous and remote communities

Calgary-made advancement could help save fuel for Indigenous and remote communities

Some engineering students have figured out how to convert all-terrain vehicles to solar power and hope it will benefit Indigenous and remote communities in Canada’s North. Henry Penn from the Arctic Institute of North America’s Kluane Lake Research Station, 220 kilometers northwest of Whitehorse, wanted to find a way to convert a gas-powered Kubota mid-sized … Read more

Grace period over for unpaid bills in Alberta, utility companies can now shut off power

Grace period over for unpaid bills in Alberta, utility companies can now shut off power

Energy companies are no longer bound by a moratorium on shutting off power, which could cause issues for Albertans with mounting utility bills. As of Friday, the grace period for those behind on payments is over, meaning providers can disconnect services, something the moratorium prevented during the winter months. The number of Albertans who face … Read more