High temperatures, dry conditions and winds change the direction of wildfires. Northern Alberta communities are under heavy smoke warning for the next 24 hours
Fire officials are bracing for what could be a dangerous wind shift Sunday in High Level.
Members have voted to adopt constitution, elections act, membership act and governance act
Fire update: Saturday May 25
"We always want our elders to be able to help guide the youth, this is a turnaround. Our youth are leading the project to build homes for them." - Ermineskin band councillor, Jason Makinaw
Parks Canada and the Blackfoot Confederacy mark the start of construction with blessing
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Saskatchewan to exonerate Chief Poundmaker of treason
The Chuckegg Creek Fire (SW of High Level
AHS says 11 children & 1 adult taken to hospital after a school bus hit a retaining wall on Whitemud Dr.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882
``This project will build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and perspectives. We will be able to hire Blackfoot students to deliver programs in Lethbridge and on the Kainai, Piikani and Siksika reserves.” - Dr. Josie Mills
Looking for a career with the Calgary Fire Department. Recruitment is open June 1-30
Didsbury RCMP are asking the public for information
- Fire now at 92,000 hectares (Larger than Calgary), No plan for return for several days
Full details on fire bans and advisories are available at albertafirebans.ca.
Tickets available for Alberta Children’s Hospital lottery, with nearly 2 million in prizes
Firefighters from Ontario, BC and Saskatchewan are scheduled to arrive today to help out.
The ban is due to extremely dry and hot conditions throughout the Grande Prairie area.
“We welcome Calgary to come and try our facility … we want life-long relationships.” - Tsuut'ina council member LeeRoy Meguinis
Wildfire efforts continue near High Level in Mackenzie County. States of local emergency remain in effect, with residents under a mandatory evacuation order.
“There was very little written about the fact that Poundmaker saved a lot of lives by stopping the warriors from counter-attacking the retreating colonel Otter and men, who were in big, big trouble"
The Ni’taiitsskaiks (Lonefighter Society) leader, died May 18 in Calgary.
Calgary Stampede has unveiled its Big Four Roadhouse lineup
Electricity in the town of 4,000 cut off Monday morning
Under these extremely dry and windy conditions a fire will burn intensely and spread very quickly
Take any personal belongings (pets, identification, medication, small denomination of cash, etc).
If you have any information about the carjacking you are asked to call police immediately.
On June 8, Women motorcyclists all over the USA and Canada will start pulling the kick stands up in a collective effort to raise awareness by riding the route of a medicine wheel on the continent of North America.
May 19th 7:30 pm
The “Elvis of the North” – will be honoured with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg, May 17.
Indigenous Day Live (IDL) is the nation’s largest event in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Through cultural activities and live music,
“The positive stories and compelling experiences they share have ripple effects that extend throughout the city, and outwardly across the country and world,” - Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary
“For us, it’s like a childhood dream come true, to really help people go out there and search for treasure.” - Chris Cromwell
“If the goal of transit in Canmore is to move people more efficiently, increase ridership and decrease congestion than I am pleased to support it,” Councillor Joanna McCallum
Officials say the wildfire danger is already high to extreme in areas of Western Canada, especially Alberta
Stampeders rookie camp kicks off Thursday, while the team’s full training camp gets underway Sunday
“We’re looking for names of those who have made a valuable contribution to education and have made a valuable contribution to the community at large - Edmonton Public School Board
Rain should help dampen the high wildfire risk and give local crops much-needed moisture
Police say criminal charges will not be laid
International Museum Day is on May 18. Share your favourite moments at one of Alberta’s historic sites, museums and archives throughout the week using #ABhistory.
Provincials were held in Leduc May 3 to May 5th
The carbon tax reduction was a key promise in the United Conservative Party's 2019 campaign platform.
“The best art I did, was the ones I didn’t get to yet, I’ll get to it.”
“These amazing young people are proudly celebrating their cultures and sharing the best of who they are,” - Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell
"All of the Indigenous creatives involved in the project wanted to make sure the gritty but real truth was included" Elizabeth LaPensée - Anishinaabe game creator
The new fund is open to Indigenous women who may lack access to conventional funding
"Opokaa'sin's mission has been to nurture and support the strengths and resilience of Indigenous families, children, and youth. With this investment, we will empower Indigenous women with culturally appropriate community responses about economic prosperity for the benefit of all nations within the Blackfoot Confederacy." - CEO Tanya Pace-Crosschild
"We did some preliminary investigation into it yesterday and don't feel that there is an imminent threat to any staff or students, but we are taking precautionary measures to ensure everyone is safe." - Cochrane RCMP
I knew it could be done well. It is an inspiring story. Lacrosse and THE GRIZZLIES did change our community.” — Stacey Aglok MacDonald
The $17.3 million dollar building contract has been awarded to Graham Construction from Calgary and work is already underway.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and Sodexo Canada named Pimee Well Services LP as the recipient of the 2019 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation of the Year Award.
Executive producer of "Secret history of the Wild West" is Indigenous Producer & Actor, Julian Black Antelope
“A good leader looks at things from a different angle, always changes the conversation and attempts to build a good foundation and work themselves out of existence.” - Dr. Leeroy Little Bear
"It was the worst consultation process that I've seen, all of the First Nations communities in the area and all of the municipalities in the area have outright rejected the NDP's plan." - Jason Nixon
The 2nd annual Soaring Eagles Camp is accepting applications for 32 Indigenous youth who have a genuine interest in policing as a career.
Support is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages, including Cree
The bodies were found in a wooded area near Grizzly Creek near Highway 40, west of Calgary.
The tournament provides a platform for elite bantam and midget-aged Indigenous hockey players from across Canada to showcase their athletic abilities while also fostering cultural unity and pride.
“I’d like to acknowledge this courageous family who trusted me, who welcomed me, who never gave up even in the darkest moments...Their strength was the love of their son and their brother.” - Tasha Hubbard
Devices to sound off as Alert Ready issues next test
Cold Lake RCMP are asking the public's help to locate 15 year old Jayleen Favel
There are a number of unique experiences planned for visitors this summer
In summer of 2018, a total of 10 bears were caught after traps were set in Redwood Meadows, on the golf course, and across the highway on Tsuut’ina First Nation land.
Park biologists sent the Eagle to the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI for further evaluation after an initial assessment did not show evidence of gunshot or other obvious signs of trauma.
“The design of the Westmount Crown represents our school. The logo was placed in the middle, this is where the crown was born. She will represent Golden Hills School Division, as a proud First Nations Albertan young woman,”
The award is open to all Indigenous youth, including First Nations status and non-status, Métis and Inuit
Residents have started a petition to try to get the provincial government to consider the safety measures.
RCMP are encouraging people to walk in groups for increased safety.
Tickets to the 2019 Canadian Country Music Awards, go on sale Friday!
"Indigenous leaders are forced to turn to international forums like the UN and go to court to protect what should be considered the most Canadian of Canadian things: a language that is born, lives, and speaks primarily about this place"
Giacobbo was last seen in the Lac La Biche area on Oct. 2
" We have seen bears on the drive to and from Windermere Valley but this is by far the most amazing"
Cochrane RCMP are searching for two vehicles of interest in relation to a fatal hit and run, involving an Indigenous teenager in 2006
“First verified (confirmed or probable) #tornado of the year in Canada! Preliminary rating is EF0 - just some minor damage"
All Indigenous artists with a connection to Calgary, including the TsuuT’ina Nation, the Blackfoot Nations, Stoney Nations, Métis Nation Region 3, and other urban Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.
Peltier's quest to protect water started when she was eight years old when she visited a community under a boil water advisory.
The Canadian Indian Relay Racing Championships are set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.
The Downie family will receive the award at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner in Toronto on May 9.
Art in Motion is now accepting submissions for the June installation: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures in Wood Buffalo
Dead Quiet, Downway, Dethgod, No More Moments and many more will play the Siksika Nation festival
“Honorary degrees celebrate both established and emerging leaders who have had a transformative impact in local, national and international communities, I am hopeful that our honorary degree recipients inspire our graduates to go on to do great things.” - U of A chancellor Douglas Stollery
"When you come together, hear the drums, see the dancers, you get this good energy, this good vibe. And you'll be able to go into final exams well energized and motivated," - Navarone Thunderchild, Student at the First Nations University
“Reconciliation and healing can be expressed in many forms, such as art and culture, learning and practicing traditional language and listening to the elders and knowledge keepers" - Janine Windolph, Reconciliation Regina chairperson
All award winners will be announced on June 19 at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas.
In 2019, Calaway Park will celebrate their 38th season of family fun.
This award recognizes health professionals who "courageously advocate for the safety, health or well-being of Indigenous, Inuit and Métis children and youth"
“The rapid increase in proposed autonomous projects will make Canada a global leader in autonomous adoption as Canadian mining companies focus on driving better efficiencies into their operations,” Mike Brown, EVP Innovation and Advanced Technology, SMS Equipment.
The move is an effort to “preserve and grow” Indigenous languages
"The Canadian Museums Association has an important role to play in the reconciliation process with Indigenous Peoples in Canada" - Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
Premier Designate Jason Kenney and his new United Conservative Government, will be sworn in on April 30
"Enjoy Library programming that marks Indigenous History Month, Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary, and the International Year of Indigenous Languages"
Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on May 27, Winners will be announced on June 20 during Aboriginal Awareness Week celebrations.
The closure is expected to last until November.
It's hoped the monument will be completed in time for the National Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on October 4th.
If you didn't vote by mail-in ballot or in advance polls, you will need to find out where your polling station is. Polls open Tuesday April 16 between 9 am to 8 pm
Parks Canada is inviting people to join the discussion and share their vision of what Waterton Park might look like in the future.
The Awards celebrate inspiring Calgarians in the tourism industry who go above and beyond and strive to make their guests' experience a memorable one.
The man was apprehended by witness's and held until police arrived..
16 year old Stephon Chief Body was last seen in Lethbridge on March 21st.
Brandon Unrau of St. Paul faces numerous charges
Headliners this year include Belle & Sebastian, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Strumbellas.
Are you an Indigenous youth leader in your community? Apply for the Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award today
US-based biotech firm AquaBounty said it would begin stocking its Rollo Bay facility in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island, capable of producing up to 250 metric tons (550,000 pounds) of fish a year, "as soon as possible."
The CCMA awards take place Sept. 8 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary
In a release, the inquiry said the final report will reflect the “sacred truths” of 1,484 participants and 83 experts who testified at hearings and sessions held across the country in 2017 and 2018.
The third Jumanji is set to be released this Christmas.
Rick and Anna Gilbert found injured eagle on highway near 70 Mile House in BC
“With Willert being part of our school community, we feel he will have a huge impact on our school in a positive light,”
Students say they were "saddened that someone would actually come to their campus and such a thing.”
Polls will open at 9 a.m. and will stay open until 8 p.m. Advance polling will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and finish on Saturday, April 13.
Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing 15 year old female.
Contest winners will be announced in May, along with the winning names, on the RCMP social media and website.
On Tuesday April 16th, let's "Rock the Indigenous Vote" in the Alberta Election.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has named Whitehorse, Yukon as the top place in Canada for entrepreneurship
Youth leaders will be invited to Ottawa to testify at a committee meeting, participate in cultural activities and meet one-on-one with senators during Aboriginal History Month celebrations.
One of Calgary’s most well-known communities could soon receive a facelift.
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