Southern Albertans enjoy campfires ahead of hotter weather

As many southern Albertan families take full advantage of this camping season, they are also paying close attention to one factor that could significantly impact their outdoor vacation. “Campfires are the highlight of camping,” Aaron Gronenboom said. “Just being able…

Lethbridge orthotist develops elbow brace to help keep cowboys safe

The Calgary Stampede wraps up Sunday and those in the rodeo are looking forward to their final events where they have a chance to win some big bucks. While many of these cowboys risk their physical health for a sport…

Storm moving through southern Alberta sparks severe thunderstorm warning

Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm warning at 3:36 p.m. Thursday for parts of southern Alberta, including Starland County and areas near Hanna and Richdale. The storm is “capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel-sized hail and…

Blood Tribe settles historic claim with Ottawa over mismanagement of cattle assets

Residents of Canada’s largest reserve are to receive $150 million by the end of summer to settle a historic claim that the federal government devastated the Blood Tribe’s cattle industry over a century ago. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and…

Saturn V rocket model launched in southern Alberta to celebrate moon landing

The sky is the limit and in southern Alberta, it was filled with plenty of flying rockets on Saturday. Dozens of amateur rocket enthusiasts from all over western Canada came out for the 21st Rock Lake rocket launch. Amid all…