Kananaskis map navigates risk levels of avalanche terrain

April 12, 2024 By Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new, innovative tool has slid onto the scene to help outdoor enthusiasts make better decisions when planning trips in avalanche terrain in Kananaskis Country, or to steer clear of avalanche hazards altogether. The Automated Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale map, or AutoATES map, uses geospatial modelling to assess avalanche terrain risk based … Read more

Province investing in EMS systems

By Steffanie Costigan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Alberta government announced on Thursday $35 million in funding over three years to assist with reducing emergency response times and support EMS workers.  “We will outline significant steps our government and partners are taking to enhance the emergency response capabilities and healthcare across Alberta, said Alberta Minister of Health Adriana LaGrange on Thursday … Read more

Revamped health advisory system gives voice to rural Albertans – minister

4/16/24By: George Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Revamped advisory councils blanketing the province will help ensure that the government understands and addresses rural health-care challenges while improving service, the health minister said Monday. Rural Alberta will be heard through 13 new advisory councils – 12 regional and one Indigenous – that give traction to diverse concerns and ideas, said Adriana … Read more

Cochlan, James (Roly) Rolen

August 5, 1977 – April 8, 2024 It’s with profound sadness that we are having to announce the sudden passing of Roly.Roly will be greatly missed by his parents Cal Cochlan (Olwyn) and Jo Lou Cochlan (Mike); sister Kari (Steve) Lelek; neices Teslin and Aurora Lelek; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles; plus his many friends and colleagues.Roly loved his animals … Read more