Drayton Valley Review

A water injection plant operated by Obsidian Energy Ltd. reported a break and enter that cost them $10,000 in equipment at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 20. A gas tester, laptop and security camera were stolen. Drayton Valley RCMP currently has no suspects but is still investigating. Click here to continue reading

JWN Energy

Last year industry used the same amount of non-saline water as in 2013 despite a 44 per cent increase in production, according to new report from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) designed to drive improved performance from the industry. Click here to continue reading

High River Times

“Emergencies aren’t emergencies without people. If people aren’t affected by something, there isn’t a disaster, you don’t have an emergency,” Carly Benson, director of emergency management for the town, said. “When we try to separate out care from people with the overall response to an emergency, we wind up with a fractured response.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

A routine test by Alberta Health Services on Monday found a problem with the chlorine balance in the pool. There have also been complaints that children’s feet and hands have been cut by the rough concrete bottom. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

High water levels have left millions of dollars in damage to farms, residential lots, roads, and bridges within the MD of Bonnyville. On Wednesday, July 26, council agreed that they had to do something. Click here to continue reading

Pincher Creek Echo

The Town of Pincher Creek has issued a voluntary water restriction, effective July 31. The Town is encouraging community members to reduce watering and irrigation and to be “water wise.” Click here to continue reading

Personal coverage for extreme weather

Prior to turning to any level of government for assistance after an extreme weather event, Albertans should review their own insurance policies for houses, automobiles, or crops. 

Not all extreme weather events are likely to be covered by all types of insurance, and the extent of coverage can vary according to the plans and particular insurance providers homeowners select. In some cases such as automobiles, Canadian law requires insurance, whereas in other cases such as homes, it does not. The Insurance Bureau of Canada is a good resource for readers wishing to learn more about insurance in Canada.

Your house

Homeowners can typically access a range of insurance options to protect their residences and possessions. The nature of extreme weather events covered will vary according to the insurer and level of coverage selected, ranging from basic to


The Planner

Increasing evidence of the value of green infrastructure is welcome, but raises two questions. First, how to keep track of the data? Second, if green infrastructure is so valuable to society, why do we struggle to fund it? Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Illustrating the extreme sensitivity of the Indian agricultural industry to spikes in temperature, the study from the University of California, Berkeley, found an increase of just 1C on an average day during the growing season was associated with 67 more suicides. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The water board for the city of Niagara Falls, New York, says Saturday’s discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins. Click here to continue reading

Nanton News

The waste water treatment plant is officially under control of the Nanton workers. Kevin Miller, administrator for the town of Nanton stated that as of now, the Town of Nanton is in full control of the treatment facility. “We have the keys to the building,” Miller said with a smile. “At this time the waste water treatment plant is our baby—it’s done.” Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

A fire ban and water ban is in effect for the Town of Okotoks due to sustained dry conditions through July. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

An unusual spill of industrial pollution has prompted a two-week cleanup on the Bow River in Calgary. Last September, members of a group that offers educational boat tours of the Bow River noticed thousands of small white plastic pellets floating on the waterway. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The rest of us will have to wait until next spring. But designers wanted to see how one of the channels on the under-construction Harvie Passage was going to work for paddlers, so they let a few kayakers test out the rapids on Wednesday afternoon. Click here to watch the video

Rocky View Outlook

There is an unimaginable sense of disbelief that can overcome you as you watch a person swimming begin to struggle in the water. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

When you flush the toilet, you’re probably not thinking about bike lanes or home insulation. But that’s where your used loo roll could one day end up if a Dutch project to extract cellulose from sewage rolls out. Click here to continue reading

Strathmore Standard

Pooling water after a heavy downpour is a problem the Town of Strathmore has faced for several years. This summer the town has plans to install storm drains along Second Avenue, in an effort to divert the water into the lake. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The hot and dry weather in southern Alberta is posing some risks to water- goers. As Quinn Campbell reports, warnings have been issued after fecal coliforms and blue green algae have been found in southern Alberta swimming areas. Click here to watch the video

Okotoks Western Wheel

The Sheep River has been Okotoks’ biggest attraction since the arrival of the first settlers and is the focal point of the town’s summer river walking tour. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Billed as Paradise and backed by Chinese investors, a proposed massive residential and commercial development in Niagara Falls is at a standstill amid wrangling over protecting sensitive wetlands. Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is launching a safety review for all of its 183 stormwater ponds, following the death of a teen who drowned in one after she tried rescuing a dog. Click here to continue reading

Chestermere Anchor

 Residents on Cove Place are unhappy with how Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) is handling the upcoming repairs to copper water lines in their cul-de-sac. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The floods of 2013 hurt us all. From Canmore to Bragg Creek to High River to Calgary, all rivers in southern Alberta reached one in 200-year levels. But the damaging flood also raised the best qualities of Albertans: neighbours helping neighbours, and a community spirit that knew no boundaries or political jurisdiction. Click here to continue reading

Daily Herald Tribune

Aquatera has hired a contractor for the long-delayed project connecting Clairmont’s wastewater system to Aquatera’s Grande Prairie system. Grande Prairie-based Mainline Construction was the successful bidder for the $17.3 million project. Aquatera CEO Bernd Manz said the price was so competitive that the project can be done in one go instead of in phases. Click here to continue reading