Water News 2021

CTV News

The amount of dollars available to Alberta livestock producers troubled by drought conditions has more than doubled with confirmation of help from Ottawa. The 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative now makes $340 million available to cover feed and water access costs for breeding female livestock. Click here to continue reading

Red Deer Advocate

The expected track of hurricane Larry has shifted to the west, with the latest forecast suggesting the storm could make landfall in eastern Newfoundland early Saturday. The Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax issued a tropical cyclone chart this morning that shows the centre of the storm crossing over the island’s Avalon Peninsula at 3 a.m. on Saturday. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Before roads and railways, the main highways in Alberta were rivers. One of the most significant was the North Saskatchewan, which Smoky Lake County wants designated as a heritage waterway. While the first 48.5 km of the river is already designated within Banff National Park, the county wants the recognition extended for the entire Alberta section of the waterway — roughly 818 km. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

In a joint venture with the Government of Canada, the Alberta government is making grants available under the AgriRecovery program to provide relief to agriculture workers impacted by drought conditions. The Government of Alberta is making $136 million available through the program and has requested the federal government to provide an additional $204 million. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Widespread drought in the Canadian Prairies is driving up commodity prices, leaving restaurants to contend with a higher cost of doing business. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have all seen record heat levels and little rain this year. The Grain Growers of Canada is projecting historically low yields across the Prairies amid unprecedented drought conditions. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Divers searching for the source of an oil spill spotted in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida have identified a broken pipeline on the ocean floor as the possible cause. Talos Energy, the Houston-based company currently paying for the cleanup, said that the broken pipeline, which is around 30cm (1ft) in diameter, did not belong to them. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

In the 1950s, the Thames was declared biologically dead, and the Guardian reported in 1959: “The tidal reaches of the Thames constitute a badly managed open sewer.” But now seals can enjoy a varied diet of more than 100 species of fish, including trout, plaice and flounder. Seals are territorial, and some of them have been here for five or six years. Click here to continue reading

Red Deer Advocate

The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current. Just over two years ago, workers stacked sandbags to protect homes and fishing cabins from raging brown floodwaters, the highest on record. Click here to continue reading

The Chestermere Anchor

The Cycling 4 Water team stopped in Strathmore as part of the Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea 65-day, 10,000-kilometre journey across Canada. The four cyclists are touring across Canada to raise funds and awareness for the Global Aid Network (GAiN), to provide clean drinking water from water wells in rural African villages. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The North Saskatchewan River looks less like chocolate milk than usual. The clear, aquamarine waters have revealed hidden sandbars, darting fish, submerged shopping carts — and a flood of questions from Edmontonians seeking clarity on the colour change. These new hues like Alberta's glacial lakes are thanks to dry, hot weather combined with maintenance at a major dam. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The remnants of Hurricane Ida remained powerful while moving along the Eastern Seaboard in the U.S., dumping historic rain with at least 14 deaths linked to flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Here, people make their way in rain on Wednesday in the Bronx borough of New York City. Click here to see the photo gallery