Alberta Floods 2013

'I Just Really Want To Get Back Home'

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

SIKSIKA, Alta. - Scotty Owl Child just wants to be back home.His was one of about 170 houses hit by devastating floods last June on the Siksika reserv...

Alberta To End Contract With Flood Claims Company

CBC | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

The provincial government is ending its contract with the company that has been running the Disaster Recovery Program. Landlink Consulting has hand...

Comparing Canada's Costliest Natural Disasters

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

As waters rose to levels that threatened to swallow vast swaths of southern Alberta this summer, it was the question that wasn't too far back in the m...

The 8 Things We Learned From The Alberta Flood

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

The year 2013 has the potential to do what few years in the recent past have done --­ to shape the future of the province. The heat's been turned ...

It's Going To Get Worse: Experts

CBC | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada

Southern Alberta's June floods and those in Toronto this week may be freak occurrences that were caused by unusually severe storms. But they ha...

LOOK: The One Bright Light In Canadian Politics

Grooch | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Alberta
Grooch

The sun came through the clouds in the city of Calgary. Like the citizens of "WHOVILLE" in the movie "The GRINCH," Calgarians dusted themselves off, stood shoulder to shoulder and reclaimed the pride and dignity of their spectacular city. Leading the charge, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Rarely have I seen flood reports on the news accompanied by reports that the local Mayor hasn't slept in 43 hours.

People Can't 'Understand The Extent Of The Damage'

CP | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in Calgary on Thursday for Calgary Stampede festivities and to view flood damage. He said now is not the time fo...

12 Days After Flood, Downtown Calgary Finally Does It

CBC | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

Calgary's south C-Train line will re-open between Heritage and City Hall stations on Wednesday morning after undergoing repairs for flood damage. ...

Mounties Return Seized Guns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Mounties in Alberta announced Sunday that they'll begin returning some of the guns they seized during searches of evacuated homes ...

5,000 To Return To High River

CP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Some evacuees forced out by flooding in the hardest-hit southern Alberta town will be walking through their doors Saturday for the...

Alberta Gov't Now In Charge Of High River

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - The Alberta government has taken over recovery and rebuilding in flood-stricken High River at the request of the town's mayor.The ...

A Failure To Prepare For Climate Change: Critics

CBC | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

Many Canadian cities and towns are ill-prepared for the rising frequency of catastrophic weather events like the southern Alberta floods, and it’s a...

Our Flood, Our Story

Our Flood Our Story | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Our Flood Our Story

The Alberta floods have washed away homes, lives, hopes and dreams. They came quickly and did away with places we loved, mementos and our sense of safety. But just as quickly, neighbours came to the rescue and strangers became life savers.

Fired For Flood Coverage Criticsm: Rutherford

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

Conservative Calgary radio commentator Dave Rutherford's rants have angered a lot of people in the course of his long illustrious career - a lot - but...

Flood Shuts Down Largest Canadian Beef Plant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Flooding in southern Alberta has forced the largest beef plant in Canada to stop slaughtering cattle.Cargill Ltd.'s facility outsi...

Development On Flood Zones Still A Go

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - As people in southern Alberta begin to recover from the devastation caused by heavy flooding, the province says it is too soon to say whethe...

What Caused The Alberta Floods

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - It's a long way from the Arctic Ocean to southern Alberta, but scientists are increasingly intrigued by theories that link disappearing sea...

Going Home Sooner Than You Think

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The number of soldiers helping out in flood-ravaged Alberta is about to be reduced.The Canadian Forces mobilized 2,300 troops, including a n...

Banff, Lake Louise Open After Floods

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Travel

While Calgary and many areas in southern Alberta begin the recovery process from devastating floods, Banff National Park and Lake Louise have already ...

LOOK: Calgarians Return To Devastated Homes, Businesses

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

Calgary residents and business owners are returning to survey the damage done by what Alberta Premier Alison Redford has now declared to be the worst ...

Calgarians Start The Cleanup Process

CBC | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

As floodwaters recede in Calgary, most of the downtown core has been opened for assessment by building owners. City officials announced Su...

WATCH: Army Descends On War Zone-Like Flooded Town

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Abandoned vehicles, smashed out windows and total devastation make this flood ravaged town closely resemble a war zone, right dow...

Volunteers Help Separated People Find Each Other In Floods

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

NANTON, Alta. - High waters that have been swamping southern Alberta since Thursday have separated many friends and families who have no easy way to r...

2 Dead, 1 Missing In High River

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

The RCMP have confirmed the deaths of two people near High River, an Alberta town hit hard by flooding in past day. Mounties say that another body ...

Calgary Road And Bridge Closures

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

As flood waters continue to rise in Calgary, the city has closed a number of streets and bridges to vehicles and pedestrians. The Elbow River is e...