Water News

Alberta Water News is a free, subscription based service that provides the latest information on water news across Alberta and upcoming events.

The news is distributed twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday) via a collated email and Monday to Friday via WaterPortal social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+). Subscribe here for the free service, or follow the WaterPortal on your preferred social media platform.

CBC News

Sherry Heschuk glides along Hermitage Pond in her kayak on a scorcher of a day. "What better place to be that in the water," she says. "I love paddling. It's that awe; and what an inspiration to be able to float on the water and to create that movement on water. It makes me feel like I'm literally floating and I have gained a lot of confidence."  Click here to continue reading

Global News

Alberta Health Services has issued a series of advisories at central and northern lakes in the province due to “elevated levels of fecal bacteria currently present in the water.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

More hot, dry temperatures are in the forecast as B.C. deals with more than 40 active wildfires across the province. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said there are about 48 active wildfires in B.C., more than half of which were sparked over the weekend. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

RCMP issued a public safety advisory last weekend reminding anyone planning on using the river that they must exit at the Pembina River Provincial Park Campgrounds, recommending tubers have life jackets, maps and a plan to enter and exit the river. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

Alberta has signed an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands. Signed July 7 by top bureaucrats in Ottawa and Edmonton, it cuts funding by at least 25 per cent. Click here to continue reading