Brrrr! Edmonton plummets to around -45°C with wind chill

Canadians from coast to coast to coast are facing extreme winter weather, with the entire province of Alberta hit especially hard. In Edmonton this week, temperatures have felt as low as -45°C with wind chill. Quinn Ohler reports on how…

Passengers flying out of Alberta happy to flee the frigid cold

January 16 2020 3:03pm While some Albertans are trying their best to wait out the cold weather, others are flying away to warmer climates. Doug Vaessen visited Calgary’s airport on Thursday to speak to the lucky few who are destined…

Cold Alberta weather prompts many to fly to warmer climates

Frigidly cold weather has plagued Alberta for several days now, and the sub-zero temperatures are prompting many to take tropical getaways. Elementary student Oscar Carmichael couldn’t stop smiling as he hit the departures level at YYC Calgary International Airport on…

Alberta mom warns of frostbite danger after teenager freezes hands

A Spruce Grove mother is urging people to take the cold weather seriously after her daughter suffered serious frostbite at the beginning of Alberta’s cold snap. Paramedics in Alberta have responded to a number of frostbite-related calls over the past…

Fast-freezing clothes make for fun frozen photo ops during Alberta cold snap

Alberta is in the midst of a frigid deep freeze but some people are finding a fun silver lining to the extremely cold temperatures: they’re freezing articles of clothing and sharing the results online. On Sunday, Environment Canada issued an…

AMA receives 6 times more calls than usual for roadside assistance during cold snap

Extreme cold that has set in across Alberta has led to six times the usual volume of calls for roadside assistance from AMA. Since Sunday, when much of the province was first put under an extreme cold warning, the Alberta…

Freezing cold weather is patio season for some Edmontonians

Posted January 14, 2020 11:54 pm Updated January 14, 2020 11:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The patio at Rocky Mountain Icehouse in downtown Edmonton was full of people on…

Spike in Alberta energy use during cold snap not as big in Lethbridge: ‘We peak in summer’

With people across Alberta desperately trying to stay warm during this cold snap, the demand for electricity spiked so much on Monday night that it triggered two energy emergency alerts from the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). READ MORE: Near-record…

How rare is Edmonton’s extreme cold snap? Debunking weather myths

There is no doubt that it is very, very cold in Alberta right now. In fact, Environment Canada expanded extreme cold warnings across the entire province on Monday afternoon. Frigid Arctic air has swept across most of Western Canada, delivering…