The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Five years after devastating fire, town's fire chief pays tribute to community

Gilbart thumbOn May 16, 2011, people throughout Canada were glued to their television screens, watching in horror as a blazing fire ripped through the town of Slave Lake, Alta.

Now, five months later, residents of the rural Alberta town are working on rebuilding their lives; brick by brick, house by house.

Retail stores plan to utilize land near park

Cameron thumbConcerned Calgarians trickled in and out of the Bowness Community Association on Oct. 12 for an information night addressing the proposed changes to Canada Olympic Park and the adjacent land.

Citizens on alert but not frightened by large wildlife in area

Goodwin thumb2A black bear has been spotted in the Weaselhead Natural Environment Area, next to the community of Lakeview.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers have placed bear traps in Weaselhead after the bear was first sighted on Sept. 30, along with several caution signs indicating that a bear is loose in the area and visitors should be extra careful.

Ministries reduced and some surprises unveiled


Alberta Premier Alison Redford announced a cabinet Wednesday that mixed new faces with old and reduced the number of ministries from 24 to 21.