Alberta Floods

Will They Be Able To Better Predict Alberta Floods?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's river forecasters say more alarms and improved communication means they're better prepared to handle a massive flood like the one...

Alberta To End Contract With Flood Claims Company

CBC | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

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

A Sigh Of Relief For Victims Still Displaced By Floods

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, - The cabinet minister in charge of rebuilding the community hardest hit by last year's flooding in Alberta says a temporary neighbourhood...

He Wants Details On Federal Flood Aid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is happy to see a $2.8 billion commitment to flood relief in the federal budget, but says he still has...

Alberta Cash For Flood-Disturbed Dinos

CP | The Canadian Press/The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it is putting up $12 million to help preserve historic and archeological sites damaged by last spring's floods...

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...

Accused Of 'Binge Spending' On 'Partisan Use Of Tax Dollars'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Opposition says Alberta's governing Progressive Conservative party should be forced to repay more than $1 million in taxpayer money spe...

High River Giving Up On Neighbourhood

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - An Alberta town hit hard by flooding last spring has decided to buy out one neighbourhood and leave it undeveloped.High River Mayo...

Let's Talk About The Weather

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Canada's top weather stories for 2013 from Environment Canada, ranked on the degree to which Canada and Canadians were impacted, the extent ...

And The Top Weather Story Of The Year Is..

CP | Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

TORONTO - Floods were big newsmakers in 2013, and June's record flooding in Calgary and southern Alberta leads Environment Canada's Top 10 weather sto...

Deadline Extended For Businesses

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is extending the deadline for small and medium-sized businesses affected by the June floods to apply for aid.The aid...

Honour Bestowed On Everyday Albertans

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Give yourselves a hand, fine folks of Alberta – you've been voted 2013's newsmaker of the year. National news website Canada.com has selected th...

Study's Predictions About Calgary Flood 'Almost Eerie'

CBC | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

One year before flooding devastated Calgary, officials were given a study that warned the next big flood to hit the city would bring higher water lev...

Just How Many People Took The Flood Buyout?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Less than half of the eligible people in southern Alberta who live in areas hit by floods in June have accepted a government offer to buy th...

Alberta Floods Not Kind To Ottawa

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The federal deficit ballooned to an outsized $3.8-billion September —one of the biggest monthly shortfalls in years — but a large chunk o...

Will This Stop Future Floods?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Premier Alison Redford has announced new steps to prevent a repeat of the disastrous floods that struck southern Alberta last summer.Redford...

Alberta Wants These Many Billions From Canada

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta government expects to ask the federal government for more flood recovery money than the initial $2.6 billion estimated. Premier Alison ...

Staying Put On A Flood Plain

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - So far less than 10 per cent of Albertans who lost their homes in the June floods have decided to accept a government offer to buy them out....

Huge Sums Go Towards Fixing Flooded Parks, Campgrounds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Alberta government says it plans to spend $81 million over the next four years to fix outdoor recreational areas damaged by last spring'...

The Rest Of Canada May Be On The Hook For This

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta will ask Ottawa to help pay for flood prevention projects in addition to the costs of the devastation caused by flooding that hit th...

The Costliest Natural Disaster In History

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the June flood in southern Alberta was the costliest natural disaster ever in the country.The bureau sai...

Alberta Will Burn Through Cash On Flood Relief

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's finance minister says the bills are coming in for flood recovery in southern Alberta and the price tag is "very high."Doug Horner...

5 Million Hours Washed Away

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the extensive flooding that hit Alberta in June produced a net loss of 5.1 million hours of work.The agency says 300,0...

Flooded Town Can Only Take Cash Donations For Now

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - The southern Alberta town that everyone had to leave due to flooding says it will no longer take donations of goods because it has...

Canada Makes Sure Alberta Flood Victims Get Their Prom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - The seed of an idea to help teens in a flooded-out Alberta community get their grad back has blossomed into a full-blown movement....