Cougar euthanized after child attacked over August long weekend

Cougar euthanized after child attacked over August long weekend

A cougar has been euthanized after it attacked a child Sunday morning near Rocky Mountain House. The attack happened along the Baptiste River Sunday morning, and by the afternoon, fish and wildlife officers captured and euthanized the cougar, according to a statement made by fish and wildlife enforcement services inspector Rob Kohut Tuesday. A forensic … Read more

Out-of-control Nordegg wildfire grows overnight

Out-of-control Nordegg wildfire grows overnight

An out-of-control wildfire near Nordegg in the western Alberta foothills grew overnight and is now 367 hectares in size. The RWF-038 wildfire, located about 19 kilometers west of Nordegg on the north side of Highway 11, was first detected Tuesday and fire officials said it initially responded well to firefighting efforts. Travis Fairweather, a wildfire … Read more

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