Municipality of Crowsnest Pass forced to close Blairmore arena over structural concerns

When the snow falls in Crowsnest Pass, Katherine Mertz and her sons aren’t usually kicking a ball at an outdoor soccer pitch. However, their options are now limited after the arena they play in was locked up by the municipality.…

Structural concerns force closure of Blairmore Arena

February 1 2019 4:16pm Blairmore residents are losing one of their facilities after an engineering report found the local arena to be unsafe. As Kyle Benning reports, this isn’t the first time the building has had to be shut down…

Calgary driver captures ‘crazy’ gravel windstorm in Pincher Creek area

A Calgary family headed towards the United States captured what they’re describing as a “crazy” gravel windstorm encounter near the Pincher Creek area. The video, recorded by Afton Barabash, was taken at around 11:40 a.m. on Saturday on Highway 22…

Parts of western Alberta brace for snow, wind as Environment Canada issues warnings

Parts of western Alberta can expect to be walloped by a blast of winter-like weather on Tuesday as Environment Canada issued both wind and snowfall warnings for various areas in the region. In southwestern Alberta, the weather agency is warning…

Strong winds wreak havoc on southern Alberta highways

December 13 2018 8:29pm Thu, Dec 13: Strong winds wreaked havoc on the highways in southern Alberta on Thursday leaving many vehicles in the ditch or flipped over. Blake Lough reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

High winds in southern Alberta leads to RCMP warning

Police in southern Alberta are warning drivers about conditions on certain highways because of reports of wind gusts reaching as fast as 130 km/h. Detachments in Crowsnest Pass, Claresholm, Fort McLeod and Nanton issued a news release Thursday warning drivers…

Southwest Alberta wildlife corridor named after former premier Jim Prentice

A swath of land in southwestern Alberta has been protected and named in honour of former Alberta premier Jim Prentice. The Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor, which is in the Crowsnest Pass, is roughly five kilometres wide from east to west.…