Alberta News

 The Coal Association of Canada says a move to phase out coal will curtail investment, impact jobs and raise power bills for consumers.

What the crackdown on coal might mean for Saskatchewan

By 650 CKOM November 22, 2016 - 1:07pm Updated: November 22, 2016 - 1:15pm

Ottawa announced this week it’s stepping up efforts to eliminate coal-fired electricity.

The goal is to have 90 per cent of the country's electricity coming from...

 In the latest move in a beer battle, the provincial government is cutting the markup it imposes on smaller breweries.

Beer War: Sask. slashes markups for small breweries in battle with Alberta

By Bryn Levy October 27, 2016 - 5:50pm Updated: October 28, 2016 - 9:48am

The Saskatchewan government is drastically cutting the markup it charges smaller breweries.

Jeremy Harrison, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming...

Residents were able to return home to Fort McMurray's Abasand neighbourhood four months after the province blocked access to the badly damaged area.

Fort McMurray residents return to hardest-hit neighbourhoods

By Chris Vandenbreekel August 31, 2016 - 4:50pm Updated: August 31, 2016 - 5:00pm

Residents of Fort McMurray took another step towards normalcy Wednesday as 439 homes were released from the wildfire restricted zones.

The "green homes" were cleared by...

A case and can of Great Western beer

Beer battle continues brewing

By Adriana Christianson July 19, 2016 - 2:08pm Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:14pm

In a trade battle over beer, Saskatchewan companies like Great Western Brewing could stand to lose a lot of business under Alberta's new tax regime.   Right now, smaller...

A glass of beer

Beer battle brews between Alberta and Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills July 18, 2016 - 3:31pm Updated: July 19, 2016 - 8:36am

The New West Partnership is showing its first crack and the fault line is in Alberta.   That province is introducing measures to give preferential treatment to local brewers...

An areal view of Fort McMurray surrounded by wildfire taken Wednesday May 4, 2016.

Saskatchewan offers aid to combat Fort McMurray wildfire

By Sarah Mills, Lasia Kretzel May 4, 2016 - 4:42pm Updated: May 5, 2016 - 8:57am

The Saskatchewan government has yet to receive an official request from neighbouring Alberta as of Wednesday to help combat the wildfire that struck the northern city of Fort...

Photo of a fire in northern Saskatchewan in July, 2016

Sask. won't follow Alberta's early start to forest fire season

By Bryn Levy February 17, 2016 - 12:02pm Updated: February 17, 2016 - 12:15pm

In Alberta, they're moving up the official start of forest fire season to March 1. Oneil Carlier, the province's forestry minister, has cited worries about what a mild winter...

Fake oxy pills.

Drug 100 times stronger than fentanyl on Saskatoon police radar

By Bre McAdam February 5, 2016 - 1:13pm Updated: February 5, 2016 - 1:30pm

A powerful new drug that's said to be 100 times stronger than fentanyl is on the radar of Saskatoon police after it was seized during a recent drug bust in Calgary.

“In...

Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father, Terry Blanchette

Suspect in death of Alberta girl, father out of hospital, back in jail

By The Canadian Press September 29, 2015 - 6:21am Updated: September 29, 2015 - 6:30am

The man charged in the slaying of a two-year-old toddler and her father in southern Alberta has been released from hospital and returned to custody.

Derek Saretzky is...

A light dusting of snow in Lake Louise

Snow in Alberta

By News Talk Radio Staff August 21, 2015 - 4:37pm Updated: August 21, 2015 - 4:37pm

This afternoon a light layer of snow has shown up in Lake Louise and Bragg Creek, Alta.

Images from the Paradise web cam in Lake Louise, which are being shared on...