To complement the release of new sport fishing regulations, and in recognition of the fact many Albertans are self-isolating in light of COVID-19, the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association is making its eight-module Alberta Fishing Education Program available online for free.
To protect the health and safety of Albertans, mass gatherings will be limited to 15 people and more restrictions will be placed on available services.
The City of Brooks is working closely with local partners to implement protective health measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19. This included recently extending the State of Emergency order which only lasts seven days and just ran out.
After thirteen years, Susan Burrows-Johnson is retiring from her position as CEO/Executive Director of the Galt Museum & Archives and Fort Whoop-Up. It was announced March 26.
Apart from its major food drive each November, March is typically the month that the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank needs to put a request out for food donations. March, 2020, however is anything but typical.
With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it can take a toll on us not only physically but mentally. With the closure of services, schools and workplaces and the rising number of cases of the virus in our province, it can be hard to not become overwhelmed with anxiety and s…
It was more than a decade ago when Michael Beier left his hometown of Consort to attend university in Calgary. With dreams of a career in Engineering, Beier studied hard at the U of C and participated in clubs.
To protect the health and safety of Albertans, law enforcement agencies have been granted full authority to enforce public health orders and issue fines.In addition, it is now mandatory for travellers returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate. This legal requirement also applies to cl…
MyAlberta is now receiving emergency isolation support applications from working Albertans who are self-isolating or who are the sole caregivers for someone in self-isolation.
Avalanche Canada will issue its final forecast for the season on March 28, which is about a month earlier than normal. The final three-day forecast will remain in effect until March 30.
Thirty-three additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 259. Aggressive public health measures continue to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Cameron Mills, the Manager of Economic and Community Development for the Town of Coaldale, says that the Town’s goal has been to proactively manage the COVID-19 outbreak in line with recommendations from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer in terms of social distancing and reducing person to per…
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is prepared to help Canadians who have been outside of Canada for an extended period and are heeding the advice of the Government of Canada to return home.
The new Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society will strengthen community organizations working to address social challenges. Their first task is advising on civil society’s response to COVID-19. This was announced Saturday morning.
Forty-nine additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 195. Aggressive public health measures continue to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Pharmacists have been working hard to help Albertans assess and screen for COVID-19. A new billing code has been created for this service.
Blaine Allen Thacker, Q. C., former Member of Parliament for Lethbridge-Foothills and later the renamed riding of Lethbridge, died Feb. 17 in the city at the age of 79.
This past September, a Quebec Superior Court struck down the existing provision in Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying (MAID) relating to the requirement that a patient’s death be reasonably foreseeable.
Students at Bow Island and Foremost schools have been learning the valuable lesson of giving in the weeks leading up to Christmas. From collecting food items to the local food bank, paying a loonie to wear their caps for a day, to tossing teddy bears at a sporting event, the students have be…
The Southern Alberta Energy Partnership recently released the findings of an economic impact study that was commissioned in the fall to measure the impact of alternative energy investments within the region.
In April 2020, Brooks will once again be the host site for the Rural Mental Health Conference and a conference headliner has just been signed. As a founding member of renowned Newfoundland band Great Big Sea - Séan McCann has sold over 2 million albums and traveled the world making every nig…
Put seven combines together on a quarter section of land and it doesn’t take long for the crop to be harvested. Aug. 8, a group of volunteers had the 160 acres of hard red spring wheat in the bin in short order, with all of the money going to the HALO Air Ambulance.
It’s time to whoop it up once again in southern Alberta, as Exhibition Park proudly presents Whoop-Up Days 2019 Aug. 20-24 in Lethbridge. This year, don’t miss the StagEX Music Festival featuring Corb Lund, Sam Roberts Band, Walk Off the Earth, Arkells and Lil Jon. The StagEX festival line-u…
Alberta resident Erin Chase is able to chase her dream of preserving the history and memory of grain elevators through her documentary The Vanishing Skyline because of a $50,000 grant from STORYHIVE.
The Rothney Observatory located just outside of Priddis on the Cowboy Trail invites the public to this one-time, special event of the 50th Anniversary landing of the Apollo 11 ship that took place on July 20th, 1969.
Canada’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a community-driven program, according to a recent media release from the federal government. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled forei…
Women ages 50 to 74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when Alberta Health Services’ Screen Test program arrives in the community this month.
During the evening of May 1, person(s) unknown attended various locations within Coaldale and tagged numerous areas with spray paint graffiti.
More than 100 high school students from across southeast Alberta got to put their talents to the test at the 14th annual South East Alberta Regional Skills Competition, held in Medicine Hat on April 30.
Chris Nickel is one who likes to think outside of the box. What is something that is innovative, will help people and hopefully change things for the better?
QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program that provides tools and support to help individuals build a tobacco-free lifestyle, returns to Brooks in March.
The Peaks To Prairies EV Charging Network project was formally announced in Lethbridge. Feb. 4 and there are a lot of people excited.
Municipalities in the region are evaluating how to work more efficiently together including the opportunities and challenges of regionalization under a single governance structure. This consists of assessing efficiencies, reductions in service duplication and ensuring each community remains …
On Dec. 17 at approximately 12 p.m. the Cardston RCMP responded to a robbery in Cardston, Alberta where an elderly female was threatened with a weapon, assaulted and robbed of her vehicle and wallet at her residence.
With decreasing enrolment numbers expected over the next few years in the Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD), the board has taken steps to increase spending in efforts to stabilize those enrolment figures through additional programming.