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Tuesday, 24 May 2011 13:16

Heavy rain in southwest Alberta May 24

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Courtesy Environment Canada

An intense low pressure system over Southern Alberta has produced substantial amounts of rain over southern portions of the province.

Southern Alberta
Some campgrounds, day-use areas and trails throughout the mountain parks will open later than planned this spring due to unusually high snow packs, cold weather and damage caused by avalanches stemming from high snowfall this past winter.

Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:14

Grade 8s get free pass into national parks

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Waterton Lakes National Park
Grade 8 students will again receive free passes to Canada’s national treasures.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 14:06

Logging in southwest Alberta opposed: Praxis survey

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By Sherri Gallant
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Southwest Alberta
A new survey by The Praxis Group of Calgary shows a vast majority of residents living around the Castle Special Place favour creation of a Wildland Park there and oppose logging inside it.

By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
Self-proclaimed computer geek Gary Wheeler is putting all his technology skills to good use these days, serving as the emergency co-ordinator for a group of amateur ham radio operators recently trained to report extreme weather conditions to Environment Canada.

By Susan Quinlan
Waterton Lakes National Park
This summer, a special crew of Waterton National Parks’ staff will educate visitors about ‘Living With Wildlife,’ suggesting ways to view wildlife while keeping both humans and animals safe.

Submitted by Palliser Regional Schools
A Palliser teacher and her husband — a Lethbridge entrepreneur — are donating $5,000 to John Davidson School in Coaldale to start a school library to serve students and their families in hopes they will unlock the life-changing potential of literacy, just as her own family did.

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