Five years after devastating fire, town's fire chief pays tribute to community
On 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.
- By LAUREN GILBART
Retail stores plan to utilize land near park
Concerned 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.
- By JESSICA CAMERON
Citizens on alert but not frightened by large wildlife in area
A 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.
- By CLAYTON GOODWIN
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.
- By Aaron Taylor