Metro Edmonton

City planners have finally unveiled details of a $2.6-billion plan to deal with massive storms that cause extensive flooding in Edmonton — something Todd Wyman calls “the new normal.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

It’s been deemed one of the best beaches in Canada but it now has an unwelcome visitor. The sharp D-shaped shells called zebra mussels lined the shore of Grand Beach this weekend forcing beach goers to watch their step to avoid being cut. Click here to continue reading

Stony Plain Reporter

About 30 students from Duffield School's Grade 5 class boarded a bus and headed out to Mayatan and Hasse Lakes on May 26 to join the Mayatan Lake Management Association (MLMA) , the Alberta Lake Management Society, the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA), the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), and Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to learn about ecosystems in their own backyards. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The premier 18-hole courses — Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette — are in various stages of repair following the devastating flood of 2013, but will be fully operational by the first tee times of 2018. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Intensive agriculture, increasing urbanisation, poor management of rivers and the draining of wetlands have left the vast majority of these natural features – many previously preserved for centuries by communities who understood their value – unable to fulfil these valuable functions, with some close to collapse. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The Town of High River is taking steps to protect the community from future flooding. Last week, town council approved a $5.5 million floodgate project that will be installed south of the Centre Street bridge. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

A local environmental group will receive the bulk of a $125,000 penalty levied against Canadian National Railway (CN) after the company pleaded guilty Friday to environmental charges related to diesel leaking into the North Saskatchewan River. Click here to continue reading

St Albert Gazette

Though St. Albert narrowly missed the brunt of last week’s rainstorm, which brought 45 millimetres of rain to areas of the capital region, extreme weather events are becoming the new norm. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

An unprecedented flood left downtown Okotoks under water last week, testing the limits of the Town’s capacity to respond. At least, that was the situation facing the Town of Okotoks’ during its annual emergency scenario May 24. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Food security has deteriorated since the end of 2016 and conditions remain dire in half of the country’s 47 counties. The situation has been exacerbated by the impact of climate change, and it is anticipated that some regions could reach emergency levels of need by September. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Running, trail hikes and camping trips — one outdoor enthusiast in Edmonton says there's a reliable and easy way to make sure you don't get dehydrated. Andre Lessard takes a LifeStraw with him when he goes on outdoor excursions to make sure he can turn otherwise muddy water into clean drinking water. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

The Calgary Fire Department, Calgary police and bylaw officers are warning against boating on the Bow River, noting that the current flow rate is the highest it's been in two years. Click here to continue reading

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)

Every day in every community in Alberta, we use water. When it comes to water use by the energy industry, it’s our responsibility to make sure that water is being used safely and responsibly. Click here to continue reading

Eco Business

Switching on a light at home, refilling a car with petrol or signing for a package delivery is unlikely to prompt many people to question the impact of their actions on water pollution. But this is a central concern for the power plants, petrochemical companies and shipping firms that deliver these conveniences to consumers. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

By preserving the habitat of her home river, Patricia hopes to make a larger impact on the global environment. “You help locally because you know that globally you are in trouble,” she says. “If everybody does something locally, we’re going to make life better.” Read on for Patricia’s five tips to living a water-conscious life. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Three thousand Grade 4 students are getting a glimpse into what it takes to keep Hamilton’s water safe and clean. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

Guests and dignitaries gathered at the park for an announcement by local and regional politicians on May 29, that Sylvan Lake will be the recipient of $37 million from the provincial government, in support of a local wastewater line. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

One of the year’s most sardonic headlines came out of Kelowna a couple of weeks ago. Shortly after the city’s mayor had, quite wisely, advised his citizens to prepare for flooding unlike any they’d seen before, the storm clouds—feeling, perhaps, like the jig was up—passed right on by to rain on somebody else’s parade. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Residents of Edson, Alta. were being asked to continue conserving water wherever possible on Wednesday and town officials said “non-essential water services will continue to be closed this week” as water levels recover from a large downtown fire on Tuesday that destroyed a historic building. Click here to continue reading

University of Alberta

An electrical short in the University of Alberta’s aquatics research facility has resulted in the deaths of more than 9,000 fish from exposure to chlorinated tap water. Click here to continue reading

St Albert Gazette

The Sturgeon runs through the lives of every St. Albert resident. Roger Belley is no exception. The river was his playground growing up in the 1960s, says the former city resident. He’d swim in it in the summer or toss little plank boats in it and race them to the Perron Street Bridge. Click here to continue reading

Nature Conservancy

Rising demand for energy, along with global targets for low-carbon electricity, is driving major expansion in renewables. Hydropower currently offers nearly twice the energy generation of all other renewables combined, and its contributions will grow as the world commits an estimated nearly US$2 trillion of investment between now and 2040. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Local governments are constantly telling home owners it’s their responsibility to protect their own homes from flooding. But should the city also be stepping in to protect its own property? Click here to continue reading

Alberta Government

More than $131 million from the Water for Life and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership grant programs will support 29 water infrastructure projects across the province. Once projects get underway, the investment will help sustain approximately 900 jobs. Click here to continue reading