'It would be punitive': Alberta's pension proposal troubles N.L. premier

As Alberta released its pension report on Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey happened to be in the province in the Fort McMurray area. He thought it was a good opportunity to stop and have a conversation with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.

Pension tensions: A West of Centre podcast

The long-awaited report on taking Alberta pensions solo is here. In it, a pitch to take more than half of the national assets. We dive into what an Alberta Pension Plan could look like, plus recap the other big stories of the week with our panel including CBC analysis writer Jason Markusoff, the Globe and Mail’s Kelly Cryderman and Lisa Young from the University of Calgary.

'Formal process' needed to evaluate all deaths from collisions with RCMP vehicles, judge says

A series of miscommunications and faulty assumptions led to an RCMP constable not realizing she was speeding through the scene of a pedestrian collision on a darkened highway until it was too late, a fatality inquiry has found.

Canadian John Vaillant longlisted for $85K U.K. nonfiction prize for book about Fort McMurray wildfires

The Baillie Gifford Prize is an annual British award that celebrates the best of nonfiction written in English. Fire Weather is among 13 titles on the longlist.

Alberta hospitals, clinics and care homes continue to support N.W.T. wildfire evacuees

With thousands of Northwest Territories wildfire evacuees remaining in Alberta the province continues to provide health care to several hundred displaced residents.

Edmonton pediatrician found guilty on child pornography charges

Dr. Ghassan Al-Naami has been found guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography after a trial earlier this year.

Kelowna tourism operator fled 2 wildfires in 8 years. He now fears for future of business

Jason Lloyd is among a number of tourism operators who say this wildfire season has hit them hard — especially after years of pandemic-related closures caused a business downturn which led to some operators taking out emergency loans.

Massive '21st-century' fires are here to stay — and we need to update how we fight them, says author

This summer’s record-breaking fire season is just the beginning of a “massive reckoning" tied to climate change, says John Vaillant, author of Fire Weather.

Reception centre for N.W.T. wildfire evacuees in Alberta moved 400km to St. Albert

The Northwest Territories government is telling wildfire evacuees who are in Grande Prairie, Alta., or who are heading to the city, to now go to St. Albert, Alta., instead — about a four-hour drive away.

Behind-the-scenes staff play critical roles in B.C.'s wildfire fight

Behind the firefighters battling B.C.'s most destructive wildfire season is an army of more than 1,400 contracted support staff, doing everything from first aid to making sandwiches.

Combating human trafficking is a top policing priority in Alberta. But many challenges lie ahead

In the last three years, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams have laid more than 300 charges related to human trafficking.

As unprecedented fire year rages on, experts warn of longer, more destructive seasons

Wildfires sparking earlier in the spring and burning longer into the fall have prompted government agencies to change how they plan to fight and prevent them.

Before the Alberta oilsands were a moneymaker

In 1979, two Alberta oilsands developments had yet to yield a return on investment, and a third was in the works.

Keyano College wants to help train doctors in Fort McMurray

Keyano College wants to work with the existing medical programs at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta to deliver training in the northern Alberta city. 

World on Fire podcast: Behind the scenes in an unprecedented wildfire season

The latest episode of World On Fire — CBC's wildfire and climate change podcast — dives into the stories of reporters covering some of 2023's biggest blazes.
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John Vaillant's Fire Weather looks at the Fort McMurray wildfire and a 'new century of fire'

Fire Weather is an epic nonfiction work that examines the events surrounding the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. 

Firefighters across Canada focusing more on mental health as wildfire seasons worsen

Fighting wildfires has always been a physically demanding job, but attention is increasingly being paid in Canada on its psychological toll.

UNESCO report on Wood Buffalo National Park shows urgent need to fix problems, First Nation says

A report from a United Nations body on environmental threats to Canada's largest national park shows the urgency of the problems, says a spokesperson for the First Nation that originally brought concerns to UNESCO.

How wildfires can have a devastating, long-term impact on nearby water supplies

Canada is in the midst of an “unprecedented” wildfire season and experts say the escalating severity of the fires poses a compound threat to water supplies in their vicinity.

Alberta wants guaranteed seats on proposed sustainable jobs partnership council

The federal government should give the Alberta government the option to appoint members to a new sustainable jobs advisory council, Alberta’s energy and minerals minister says.

What Nova Scotians rebuilding from the wildfires can learn from Fort McMurray's experience

The 2016 wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed or permanently damaged more than 2,000 homes. Here’s what one man who lost his home and had to shut down his businesses thinks Nova Scotians should be considering when rebuilding.

Parliament fiddles while Canada burns

The nation’s capital was shrouded in smoke from wildfires Tuesday. Some residents wore masks outside. Schoolchildren were kept indoors during recess. But the attention of the House of Commons was directed at other matters.

Wildfire forces residents of remote Alberta hamlet to evacuate by boat and plane

An effort to evacuate Fort Chipewyan, Alta., is slowly nearing completion as the fight against the flames escalates.

Engine fire forces WestJet flight bound for Fort Chipewyan to pick up evacuees to turn back

A WestJet flight headed from Calgary to Fort Chipewyan on Wednesday morning had to turn around due to an engine failure and fire.

Alberta's most conservative and progressive ridings, ranked

Tens of thousands of Albertans have used the Vote Compass online tool since the 2023 election campaign began, and the opinions they've provided paint a vivid political picture of the province.