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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 flooded field, as seen Monday, March 26. The M.D. said it became significantly worse with warmer weather Tuesday night
A flooded field, as seen Monday, March 26. The M.D. said it became significantly worse with warmer weather Tuesday night Lethbridge News Now file photo

Flooding in MD of Taber takes "catastrophic" turn

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
March 28, 2018 - 10:21am Updated: March 28, 2018 - 2:26pm

TABER – The arrival of warmer weather due to a chinook, though brief, made a bad situation significantly worse in the Municipal District of Taber.

Blocked drainage ditches and frozen, saturated ground are being blamed for pockets of overland flooding in the M.D. of Taber
Blocked drainage ditches and frozen, saturated ground are being blamed for pockets of overland flooding in the M.D. of Taber Lethbridge News Now

Crews work to clear ditches, reduce flooding in MD of Taber

By Geoff Smith (@GeoffSmithLNN on Twitter)
March 26, 2018 - 12:24pm

TABER – The local state of emergency remained in effect indefinitely as of Monday, March 26 for the Municipal District of Taber, while crews worked to clear drainage channels of

Minister McCuaig-Boyd announces details of Bill
Minister McCuaig-Boyd announces details of Bill Government of Alberta

Alberta commits extra $1 billion on incentives for petrochemicals

By The Canadian Press
March 12, 2018 - 4:38pm

EDMONTON - Alberta is committing up to $1 billion to grow its petrochemical industry.

Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the money will be used for loan guarantees, grants and royalty credits to spur more private investments in the sector.

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