Tour promotes, showcases what Northern Sunrise offers

Northern Sunrise County will be hosting a tour of its region for interested participants on July 19. “As part of our Economic Development and Tourism initiatives, Northern Sunrise County Tours showcase the diverse businesses,...

Albertans believe health care is in crisis, survey says

A survey of Canadians’ health care concerns reveals nearly three-quarters of Canadians think health care in their province is in a state of crisis, and the majority think governments aren’t doing enough to fix workforce...


Panasiuk, Martens unsuccessful in HP CAO applications

South Peace NewsThe recently-released SAGE Report released by the Town of High Prairie has revealed that two current members of council have applied for the CAO position since 2018. Mayor Brian Panasiuk applied in 2018 and Sacha...

Alberta commits millions to methane reduction

In a July 3 media conference, the Alberta government announced a $15-million investment for a methane emissions reduction testing program out of the University of Calgary. This allows Albertan companies to test potential...

High Prairie council considering mediation over itself

Repeated pleas for High Prairie town council to go through mediation to settle their differences fell upon deaf ears recently, and instead council has spent at least $17,000 and counting so far on the recently-released SAGE...

Brad Wall says agriculture needs to find its voice

“Did you guys catch who that was?” Brad Wall said with a proud father grin. “Do you want to givAs the province’s 14th premier took the stage at a speaking event on the final day of Canada’s Farm Show in Regina recently, his...

Lethbridge using artificial intelligence for recycling

Artificial intelligence (AI) may have to wait to take over the world, but in the meantime, it is being utilized by the City of Lethbridge to make waste streams cleaner and work conditions safer. Lethbridge’s waste and...

Rental rates in Canada grew seven per cent year-over-year

Canadian renters can breathe a sigh of relief, though only a shallow breath.  According to a July 2024 update by and Urbanation, Canadians can now expect their rent to be, on average, $2,185. However, Alberta is...

TC Energy talk how they view Indigenous involvement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier David Eby beamed with praise as they celebrated the Haisla Nation in late June. The northwest B.C. First Nation and its business partner, Pembina Pipelines Corp., had just announced...


The rise and rise of North Van’s brewery scene

Few things in life are finer than kicking back with a cold one – just ask the hundreds of thirsty folk that flock to North Vancouver breweries each week. Or the fleet of brewery owners that are pouring the pints. There’s plenty to pick from. They are now in their double digits. Not only rivalling […] ...More

A municipality’s assets are its foundation, and across the province asset management plans have been brought to their councils’ attentions and updated accordingly; Midland is no exception. Presented to Midland council at the recent special meeting was the 2024 asset management plan, broken down through CFO Lindsay Barron to be as comprehensible as possible. Mayor […] ...More

Acceptance and strength sewn into works of local artisan

Acceptance is everything to local quiltmaker and lost arts teacher Laurel Francis. As a mixed-race person, acceptance has been a fight. “I remember at five years old, a rock being thrown through our window, and them telling us to leave,” she says, describing the white middle-class neighbourhood where she grew up.  The community worried that […] ...More

Sam Knowler to head to Greece to compete in World Arm Wrestling Championships

A hockey injury and YouTube helped turn a Ridgetown teenager into a Canadian champion. Sam Knowler, 17, won his age and weight division at the Canadian Arm Wrestling Federation national championships in Gatineau, Quebec on the June 29-30 weekend. Knowler won both the left and right hand titles in the 15-18-year-old, U-70kg class. He went […] ...More

In a July 3 media conference, the Alberta government announced a $15-million investment for a methane emissions reduction testing program out of the University of Calgary. This allows Albertan companies to test potential reduction technologies free of charge in a realistically simulated environment, so those developed technologies can be integrated into Alberta’s energy sector for […] ...More

A Portage la Prairie woman says her frustration with the NDP government has reached a boiling point as both her and her husband continue to face cancer scares while waiting for MRIs, and the province says a MRI machine is not needed in their community. “You can’t say you are a listening government, and then […] ...More

Oro-Medonte residents invited to float ideas at upcoming pier review

It’s a pier review of a different type and everyone’s invited to contribute their thoughts. The wharf in Shanty Bay has served the community well for many years, but the time has come for the community to decide what to do with it as it’s in need of some serious and expensive repairs. According to […] ...More

Pincher Creek musician drops first single from mountaintop

At 7 a.m. last Friday, local musician and outdoorswoman Aly Williams stood at the top of Bear’s Hump hike in Waterton and gave a live performance of her first single, “Wise Woman of the Woods,” as it was released on streaming platforms. To Williams, this song honoured the women in her life she drew inspiration […] ...More

Synthetic chemicals, widely found in everyday consumer products such as food packaging, carpets and textiles, are leaching into Peel’s waterways—and pouring out of residents’ taps.  The Region is trying to determine the full impact of these “forever chemicals”, but there is no mechanism in place to fully remove them from the municipal water supply, raising […] ...More

Elders and community members always knew something was bubbling under their feet on this remote B.C. First Nation territory. Long before contact, the hot springs throughout Fort Nelson territory were a source of healing, hygiene and rest for the Dene in what is now called northern British Columbia. In those early years of contact, during […] ...More

Dungeons & Dragons class at MSVU this winter, nearly full already

First things first: you don’t have to know how to play Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) to take a new course developed by Jeff MacLeod for January 2025, called Wizards, Rogues and Elves: Exploring Politics Through Dungeons & Dragons. It’s a 3000-level (or upper year) special topics course, cross-listed within the departments of political studies and cultural […] ...More

  The Southgate business study just completed by Brenna Carroll put the township face-to-face with about 40 business owners, and in conversation with almost 30 more. “Very promising”, is how she characterized the finding that about 75 percent of respondents said that Southgate was a “good” or “excellent” place to do business. Eighty-six percent thought […] ...More