Environment

Portion of rally in Galt Gardens
Portion of rally in Galt Gardens LethbridgeNewsNOW.com

Anger and concern over Livingstone-Porcupine Hills draft plans voiced at Sunday rally

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
April 22, 2018 - 8:32am Updated: April 22, 2018 - 3:05pm

LETHBRIDGE - The month-long public consultation process about the draft Livingstone - Porcupine Hills Footprint and Recreation plans will be wrapping up soon, and concerned residents say they want their voices heard.

New bridge over a water crossing in Livingstone-Porcupine Hills
New bridge over a water crossing in Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Provincial government

Province investing in outdoor recreation, protecting Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles with files from Lara Fominoff - @LaraFominoff
April 20, 2018 - 4:32pm

LETHBRIDGE – The provincial government is investing approximately $5 million into a number of projects over four years, to support recreational opportunities in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area, while simultaneously protecting public lands.

A sow and her three cubs scramble across the rocks at the base of Turtle Mnt after leaving their den
A sow and her three cubs scramble across the rocks at the base of Turtle Mnt after leaving their den Courtesy of John Clarke

Alberta lifts eight-year ban on rehabilitation of orphaned bear cubs

By The Canadian Press / Government of Alberta
April 18, 2018 - 4:24pm

EDMONTON - Alberta has lifted a ban on private rehabilitation of orphaned black bear cubs.

The ban, lifted on Wednesday (Apr 18) which has been in place since 2010, has meant that bears orphaned in the province have been killed or sent to zoos.

The Canadian Press

Alberta move to cut energy shipments expected to hit more than B.C. fuel prices

By Dan Healing - The Canadian Press
April 17, 2018 - 3:55pm

CALGARY -- Economic damage will extend far beyond the fuel budgets of B.C. residents if Alberta passes and enacts a bill allowing it to restrict exports of oil, natural gas and refined fuels to the province as part of its ongoing pipeline dispute, observers say.

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