Tag: Environment

  • Riparian Restoration Field Workshops in Black Diamond

    Riparian Restoration Field Workshops in Black Diamond

    September 17-18 & 24-25th Introduction to Streambank & Riparian Restoration in Alberta’s Foothills Hosted by the Town of Black Diamond, this 3rd Annual Riparian Restoration Workshops are designed for citizen land owners, city planners, engineers, councillors, consultants, and farmers. Our workshop participants come from all around Alberta. Community members are encouraged to attend for free! […]

  • Clark Supports Principle of a Carbon Tax, But Not ND Carbon Tax

    Clark Supports Principle of a Carbon Tax, But Not ND Carbon Tax

    By Meagan Wade EDMONTON, AB –  Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark has released the following statement after significant debate on Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Plan. “The Alberta Party supports a price on carbon as part of a responsible environmental and innovation policy,” said Clark. “However, I couldn’t support the NDs version of a carbon […]

  • Lesser Slave Watershed Grant Will Improve Flood and Drought Resiliency

    Lesser Slave Watershed Grant Will Improve Flood and Drought Resiliency

    Projects funded through a Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program grant to the Lesser Slave Watershed Council will improve the flood and drought resiliency of communities in northern Alberta. The $37,480 grant, part of a third round of funding, will be used for the restoration of priority riparian areas and community outreach projects in the Lesser […]

  • MRU Prof Creating Buzz Over Native Bees

    MRU Prof Creating Buzz Over Native Bees

    By Bryan Weismiller When it comes to black-and-gold critters, honey bees are often hailed as queens of the monarchy. Whether emblazoned on the front of cereal boxes or featured in Hollywood flicks, the honey-makers tend to catch some seriously sweet attention. One Mount Royal University ecologist is feeling stung by all of the hype over […]

  • Marvel at the Perseids Meteor Shower in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Marvel at the Perseids Meteor Shower in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Come experience this annual astronomical phenomenon in one of Canada’s most treasured places. What could be more magical than watching meteors shoot across the sky in one of Canada’s most treasured places? You are invited to join Parks Canada staff and volunteer astronomers in Waterton Lakes National Park for a spectacle like no other, the […]

  • Weather Alerts for Foothills with Heavy Rainfall and Possible Funnel Clouds

    Weather Alerts for Foothills with Heavy Rainfall and Possible Funnel Clouds

    Warnings 3:35 PM MDT Wednesday 10 August 2016 Rainfall warning in effect for: M.D. of Foothills near Cayley M.D. of Foothills near High River and Aldersyde M.D. of Foothills near Longview and Eden Valley Res. M.D. of Foothills near Okotoks and De Winton M.D. of Foothills near Priddis and Brown-Lowery Prov. Park M.D. of Foothills […]

  • Town of Okotoks to Undertake Goldfish Eradication Program

    Town of Okotoks to Undertake Goldfish Eradication Program

    Alberta Environment & Parks, together with the Town of Okotoks, will be treating with rotenone (plant-based chemical) and removing goldfish from the Drake Landing pond. A follow-up treatment to this pond and the Crystalridge storm pond will be undertaken by the Town of Okotoks subsequently. Please note that you may notice lower water levels in these […]

  • Earth’s Resources Depleted for 2016

    Earth’s Resources Depleted for 2016

    August 8 is Earth Overshoot Day 2016, when we will have used up more resources than we can regenerate this year. TORONTO /CNW/ – As of Monday, Aug. 8, humanity will have already used up more resources than the Earth can regenerate this year, according to the Global Footprint Network. The network, a WWF partner, declared Aug. […]

  • Town of Okotoks Water Conservation and Leak Detection Program

    Town of Okotoks Water Conservation and Leak Detection Program

    The Town of Okotoks is working with EPCOR and Corix Water Products to implement a Water Conservation and Leak Detection Program. The program will continue to update or replace existing water meter infrastructure to provide advanced metering features. Starting summer 2016, approximately 8,400 residential and commercial properties throughout the Town will have their water meter […]

  • CPAWS Sounds Alarm over Parks Canada’s Shift Away from Nature Conservation in our National Parks

    CPAWS Sounds Alarm over Parks Canada’s Shift Away from Nature Conservation in our National Parks

    OTTAWA – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks. […]

  • Horseback Riding: featuring Griffin Valley Ranch

    Horseback Riding: featuring Griffin Valley Ranch

    By Monica Henderson Horseback riding ranges from a relaxing hobby, to a source of livelihood, to high-stakes competition in our province. In light of the warm summer months, there is no time like August to feature horseback riding as a way to experience nature in Southern Alberta. “[On horseback], we leave no impact other than […]

  • Fun and Foraging for Wild Edible Plants in Southern Alberta

    Fun and Foraging for Wild Edible Plants in Southern Alberta

    The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society hiking guide takes a food columnist out to enjoy a beautiful day in nature. They identify and taste wild edible berries, leaves and plants near the Sibbald Flats area of southern Alberta, and explore various ecosystems in the wilderness. CPAWS created this video to celebrate connecting to our Alberta […]

  • Brant Colony Celebrates Grand Opening of Net-Zero Layer Barn

    Brant Colony Celebrates Grand Opening of Net-Zero Layer Barn

    (Calgary, AB) – Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) was thrilled to host more than 40 distinguished guests at Brant Colony on Monday, July 25, for the grand opening of the Canadian egg industry’s first netzero layer barn. Brant Colony’s egg manager, Darrel Mandel, lead the group – including the Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture […]

  • Upgrades to Ghost Provincial Recreation Areas to Enhance Recreation Opportunities

    Upgrades to Ghost Provincial Recreation Areas to Enhance Recreation Opportunities

    Five Provincial Recreation Area’s (PRAs) within the Ghost Public Land Use Zone in the Kananaskis region will receive $2.5 million for upgrades. Funding will be used to widen campground roads and campsites to accommodate large recreation vehicles and provide bear-proof garbage receptacles as seen in Kananaskis and new washroom facilities. There will also be improved […]

  • Government of Canada Launches New Website Addressing Climate Change

    Government of Canada Launches New Website Addressing Climate Change

    The Government of Canada has launched a new interactive website to gather input from the public on how to address climate change and promote clean growth. This engagement tool allows Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, to be part of a national conversation on climate change. Minister McKenna recently hosted a town hall event in Ottawa, where […]