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Global News

There is a clear correlation between close proximity to a body of water and better psychological and overall health outcomes, said Michael Depledge, chair of Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Gorber found major changes in the park. Behind them all is water — or the lack thereof. Peace River flows have fallen nine per cent since the Bennett Dam was built in British Columbia. Flows from the Athabasca have declined 26 per cent. Ice jams that once flooded wetlands and isolated lakes no longer occur. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A Calgary river user says new signs warning people to be cautious about using the Elbow River are not informative enough and that he’s stunned to learn a water quality advisory for the waterway has been in place since 2016. Click here to continue reading

Chestermere Anchor

Chestermere’s popular Water Festival will have something for every member of the family to enjoy during the full day’s activities this July 28. A family fun event and on average Chestermere’s Water Festival entertains five thousand to seven thousand water lovers. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, spokesperson for Alberta Environment and Parks, said 10,000 kilograms of debris has been collected from the provincial park so far, but there is still an unknown amount of material next to the Bow River. Click here to continue reading

East Central Alberta Review

Alix Lake was home to more than 35 contestants during the Western Canadian Watercross Association Rounds 3 and 4 of summer competition from Fri. to Sun. July 6-8. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Edward Muggridge says a waterfall run he and fellow whitewater kayaker Aniol Serrasolses completed near Calgary last week was a rare feat that only three other people have accomplished. Click here to continue reading