Surviving severe weather in Alberta: tips to help keep you safe

Severe weather season has arrived in Alberta and it’s no surprise that the province has already experienced its fair share of storms and weather events. When storms begin to roll through, it’s important to keep your eye on the sky…

Alberta government moving Springbank reservoir project ahead with response to regulators

The Alberta government is moving the Springbank off-stream reservoir (SR-1) project ahead, providing provincial and federal regulators with an 8,000-page document in response to information requests. The requests come from regulators like Alberta Environment and Parks, the Natural Resources Conservation…

Opinions clash on Calgary flood mitigation berms

The City of Calgary’s utilities and corporate services committee received its annual flood resiliency update on Wednesday. The committee heard details of the work that’s taking place to protect and mitigate the impacts of a 2013 flood. An expert panel…

Calgary city council discuss water security, stormwater management

City council looked at issues around water security and stormwater management Monday as part of a strategic session around the future challenges of ensuring there’s enough water for a growing city and region. A report that went to council said…

5 of the worst floods in Canadian history

Several communities in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are continuing to feel the wrath of floodwaters, prompting many to declare a state of emergency and get help from soldiers for sandbagging and emergency evacuations. READ MORE: Eastern Canadians brace for…

‘Absolutely necessary:’ Alberta buys more land for flood mitigation project in Calgary

The Alberta government has now acquired one fifth of the land it needs for a controversial reservoir west of Calgary that would help protect the city from another massive flood. Transportation Minister Brian Mason says the province bought another two…

Calgary volunteers use nature to prevent flood damage on Elbow River

Kerrie Hale’s backyard is an urban getaway, but that tranquility turned to chaos in June 2013 when the Elbow River swept through her home. “The furniture had been floating around. There was silt all over everything,” Hale said. “We had…