Canada Post says this time of year there is typically a 30 to 35 percent increase in the amount of mail being delivered, with that going up more this year with Black Friday and Cyber Monday being so close to the holidays this year.
The change from the UCP government will effect upwards of 46,000 people
The Chief of Red River Cree Nation in Northern Alberta joined Windspeaker Radio to share details on what his community is doing throughout the holiday season, and how he found out that he had been voted in as chief of his community
"Thunberg has become the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet"
The house will showcase Indigenous art
Government is accepting applications for a new grant program designed to build greater cultural awareness and more inclusive communities.
Anyone wishing to donate warm clothing or funds for meals can drop off donations to 9908-106 Avenue in Edmonton.
Please keep an eye on Elders and Children, Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
The classes run from 5-7pm this and next Monday
The summit is a showcase of community based mentors and facilitators, seeking to gather information, feedback and direction from Paul First Nation Youth into the development of the Paul First Nation Education Authority.
The family from St Albert will wear their Metis Sashes on the show, and say they hope they are able to do the Red River Jig during taping
"I will never have enough words for the love and deep-rooted connection for my taekwondo family.” —Doug Rain
"The app is really important because it attracts young people, they have access on their phone. They could go anywhere with it." - Chief Tony Alexis
The 200-acre site will be home to nearly 10,000 people and a new LRT station. Demolition of the Coliseum would cost between $15.5 million and $25 million
Twenty-eight new beds for treating Indigenous Albertans with addictions will open at Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres just outside of St. Albert, as well, the lodge will receive upgrades to five medical detox beds.
Every Child Deserves a toy, need some help this Holiday season. Find links to Hamper programs throughout Alberta below
Fort McKay Métis said they would appeal directly to the Crown.
4,200 people should be employed by end of the year, Crown corporation says
“Nobody or no community should have to live without clean drinking water because water is a basic human right and everyone deserves clean drinking water and nobody can live without it,”
"Currently, the ice crossings are not rated for any vehicle traffic"
Chiefs and delegates will gather under the theme "Honouring Promises" to assess progress, set priorities and strategic direction for the coming year.
The Special Olympics Canada Winter Games is coming up in February of 2020!
I AM - Indigenous Artist Market collective presents their 2nd annual indigenous Holiday Market event, Nov 30-Dec 1 at Alberta Avenue Community Centre (9210 118 Avenue) in Edmonton
"Hunting, trapping, fishing and medicinal rights constitutionally guaranteed by Treaty No. 8 are of particular concern for First Nations. These are recognized by trapping lines that have been their way of life, long before Treaty No. 8 was signed"
It's the 9th annual job fair.
Due to Atco changing power poles in the community, there will be planned power outages on November 29 and Tuesday December 3rd.
Majority owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Backwoods is a leading service provider for utilities, forestry and oil and gas companies in Western Canada.
Winter hats, mittens, scarves, toiletries and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Grande Prairie Museum, with all donated items being handed over to elder’s shelters in the Grande Prairie region.
The plan will replace or install sewage and water servicing lines in Wood Buffalo’s southern rural hamlets
The Salvation army has extended its hours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Members of the public are asked not to approach Bull and to contact their local police if he is seen.
City of Edmonton wants to hear from youth about what to consider in the development of an Indigenous Culture and Wellness Centre
Police and a collision analyst are on scene to investigate, and traffic is being rerouted through the hamlets of Widewater and Wagner. Motorists could see delays for "Several Hours"
“It fills my heart with gratitude to be honoured along side such amazing change makers. I am humbled and inspired by the matriarchs in my world — blessed to witness and learn from their incredible stories of strength, wisdom, warriorship, resilience, courage, humanness, hope and love,”
Don't miss the Fort McKay Dancers, autograph sessions with NHL Alumni Glenn Anderson and Chris Phillips and more
For nearly a decade, Dan Johnstone has been camping in his truck for food bank and toy donations
The suspect vehicle, which had been reported stolen in Calgary, has not been located. The identities of the male driver and female passenger have not been released.
If you have any information in relation to her whereabouts contact Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Bennett keeps Crown-Indigenous portfolio, Dan Vandal becomes northern affairs minister and Marc Miller takes over Indigenous services
“I think they’re going to challenge us. They’re going to threaten us. They’re going to try and find ways to hurt me, or people, against them, It’s not going to happen overnight. We’re going to face a few obstacles on the way. But I think in one year, I think everyone will feel safe. That’s what I’m hoping" - O’Chiese Chief Douglas Beaverbones
"Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Inuvik, Yellowknife, Rankin and Iqaluit to Juneau, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay"
During his speech Tuesday, MacLean said he sought the counsel of trusted friends such as hockey great Wayne Gretzky, his favourite authors, First Nations chiefs, people of colour and women.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at noon at the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre with the kitchen officially opening on Monday, November 25.
"We know Albertans have strong opinions about changing their clocks twice a year and we want to hear them, It's time for Alberta to have a serious conversation about this."
Nearly 3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors, trainpersons and yard workers are on strike
The ceremony took place at the brand new Kihew Waciston Indigenous Centre at MacEwan University
RCMP say parents of the students have been informed and the school is providing support.
"The Alberta Chiefs stand behind MMIW. Our grand entry was a sign of solidarity as we carried our Nation flags and handkerchief over our faces. Tsuut’ina carries the fight proudly" - Chief Lee Crowchild
Candy Cane Lane started in 1968 after the Matcham family moved to Edmonton from Saskatoon. They got the idea from a street in Saskatoon and thought it was a nice way to celebrate their new community.
Performers included Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett and Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson sang a rendition of "Rainbow Connection."
Young Spirit joins a growing roster of diverse artists including Canadian Country Music Artists, comedians, impressionists and speakers.
"Rock Your Mocs is about unifying Indigenous Peoples globally through social media, promoting cultural pride, and showcasing the diversity of nations"
One youth recipient will be selected, who has contributed above and beyond to our community through community service.
Métis Week is held annually in Alberta in connection with Louis Riel Day (November 16). The Métis Nation of Alberta organizes a full week of events to celebrate the rich culture, history and contributions of Métis people in the province.
“This year there’s 12 different charities, plus we give to 21 schools for their hot lunch program.”
Métis Week is an opportunity for the Métis people in Alberta to share their stories, history, and culture with people across the province.
“The new kihêw waciston Indigenous centre will have a big impact on our students, staff and faculty because it creates opportunities to engage, create, and learn”
The video features members of the PWHPA, comedian Gerry Dee, Hockey Night in Canada hosts Ron MacLean, Don Cherry and Tara Slone, broadcaster Bob Cole, former NHL player Georges Laraque, Gord Bamford and more!
Rates of obesity and diabetes are higher among First Nations adults than in the general Canadian population, while almost half of all Indigenous families have difficulty putting enough food on the table, a new study has found.
The announcement commemorates its production milestone of three billion barrels of crude oil from Mildred Lake.
RCMP officers will continue to investigate and no charges have been laid
Signs will be up at the terminal to keep travelers informed
"As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided"
Métis Week (November 10-16) is an opportunity for the Métis in Alberta to share their stories, history, and culture with the rest of the world.
Monika Ille joined APTN as the Québec liaison officer before moving into the programming department. Most recently, she served as the executive director of programming and scheduling.
The Protected Eagles were found shot to death near Wetaskiwin, Fort McMurray
On November 11th, we pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Canada’s past conflicts.
Women looking to find out more about the program or book an appointment can call 1-800-667-0604.
"I feel really good about the prospects for this community, and I think the resource that we’re working on, on behalf of Albertans and British Columbians, is going to be very good.”
Wood Buffalo Housing said the building will stop serving clients on January 31 due to a lack of funding from the province.
It’s expected the work will cost the province $397M, investing a total of $1.8 billion in school spaces over the next four years.
To recieve services from the Christmas Bureau, you Must be a resident of the City of Edmonton. For those residing outside the corporate limits of Edmonton, please visit 211.ca for assistance in your region.
"Prosper’s Rigel Project was approved by the AER in June 2018 inside the area specified by the Moose Lake Plan despite the fact the plan was still being developed. The project’s impacts on traditional land use and cumulative effects are significant"
The travelling exhibit will be on display in city hall until October 31st
The Reconciliation Advisory Circle is intended to bring Indigenous elders, partners and community leaders together to share important perspectives and advice with the RMWB’s Indigenous Relations team to guide truth and reconciliation efforts.
The McMurray Métis are hoping to see a land transfer be a part of the reconciliation over this past injustice.
It takes 40 players to play in the World’s Longest Indigenous Hockey Game and on November 3, the organizing committee is hoping to complete their roster.
Indigenous Veterans day is on Nov 8th, while Remembrance day is on November 11th
Cuts coming for post-secondary, municipal grants
Maskwacis Employment Center and Alberta Labour held their 13th annual Job fair, October 24, at the Howard Buffalo Memorial Center, Samson Cree Nation
The wildfire began near the community of Wabasca and grew to the point where it forced the evacuation of Wabasca and Peerless Trout First Nation, while it also threatened communities in the Slave Lake area.
“This facility will allow for future program growth to meet regional employment demands and services to community members.”
The board had been considering raising the flags at their schools since 2018.
Lawyers will be able to cover several different areas of law, including family, civil, landlord, tenant and employment, wills and estates
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and is in the Lac La Biche area
General Election: October 30, polls open 10am-10pm
No further information can be provided at this time
The peaceful march was held at Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton
To honour the life of Elder Jerry Wood, who was a beloved spiritual leader, mentor, teacher and friend to students, staff, faculty and community supporters of MacEwan University.
“I don’t know why the world is so scared of her. She stands about four feet tall and she’s probably, I’m guessing about 110 pounds, that’s about it,” - Chief Allan Adam
Child was struck by a pickup truck being driven by his father
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Alberta Order of Excellence Act, which established the Order. It is the province’s highest honour a citizen can receive.
Many gathered for a free bbq and speeches
CFR will run October 29 through November 3 in Red Deer.
A look inside the emergency Shelter & supportive Housing Centre in the peace country
Alberta has the third-highest rate of domestic violence reported to police in Canada, the provincial government said.
The Truth and Reconciliation Sharing Circle scheduled two sessions on Oct. 23 in the Shell Place Grand Ballroom at Macdonald Island
Depending on weather, the castle could open as early as January
"we will match you with a family while keeping their privacy. You’ll get an id number with some details surrounding that family"
Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.
"The theme this year will focus on the Past, Present, and Future, with a call to action for our state and federal lawmakers to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day"
'The bear appeared to have been shot and left a few days prior to the report'
The federal election takes place on Oct. 21
Fresh Routes is limited to Wednesdays at the Clareview Rec Centre, but senior’s complexes, low-income neighbourhoods and LRT stations are likely future spots.
A ministerial advisory committee led up of local business leaders will guide the corporation’s beginnings.
Athabasca Tribal Council invites community members to a series of open houses, starting Oct 9th
On October 8th, Indigenous Youth took park in the exhibition at the Rivercree Venue in Enoch
'He is not only a hero to Nebraskans, he is a hero to Americans'
The deadline to apply to volunteer is Oct. 11 at 4pm
"The man appears to be Caucasian with possible mixed ancestry (Indigenous)"
“I feel it is an honour to represent our people in an authentic way,”
" honouring the lives of those we have lost and to support the families"
“I was overwhelmed by their compassion and consideration of kids their age, who don’t have the opportunity to play hockey,” - Allison Flett, Parker and Cruze’s mother
SPECIAL NOTICE. There are nine consultations across Canada in the next few months. This is the only one for Alberta.
Located in the Montrose Cultural Centre, the GPPL serves the city of Grande Prairie and is the Resource Centre for the Peace Library System
The search efforts focused on the northern shores of Great Slave Lake from Yellowknife to Gros Cap and from Hardisty Island to the Mackenzie River.
Last season there were only six players in the NHL of aboriginal descent and Brady Keeper was one of them. He beat the odds and is providing hope to the kids in his community.
“Albertans can be proud of these three whose contributions have pushed the boundaries of printmaking, abstract sculpture, and Indigenous and literary expression, and shaped development of the province’s artists and arts communities"
Police say there is a concern for her well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible.
The Oilers open their regular season Wednesday, when they battle the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place. Puck drops at 8pm
“The last six months, where we were without daytime shelter space, has demonstrated just how integral this function is in addressing our community's housing challenges, more people will be able to connect with the services that can assist them in moving forward with their lives." "
"We’ve chosen advisory committee members who are renowned and respected in their fields, and who are keen to take this bold leap with Alberta. Their ties to Indigenous and business communities will give us the practical expertise we need to create this first-of-its-kind Crown corporation.”
“It feels good, It’s an honour, you know, to have a clean washroom ... in a small town like Lac La Biche when there’s only like a couple thousand people that live here.”
The former 40-room hotel first opened it`s doors on Sept. 11, 1908
The inaugural Athabasca Tribal Council Cultural Festival took place over three days at Snye Point Park
Guitars, amps, fiddle and monitors were discovered stolen from the bands trailer early Saturday morning while parked in the Belvedere community
The library, in the Howard Buffalo Memorial Centre, will celebrate its grand opening Sept 20
The cultural festival is Sept 19-21 in Fort McMurray
Students and staff at four schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) will welcome rising Inuk pop artist Kelly Fraser for half-day sessions during the PWPSD Indigenous Speaker Series on September 23-24
The accident took place September 14th
Of the roughly 115,000 Albertans who identify as Metis, 30,000 reside in Edmonton and about 18,000 in Calgary.
"His hair is who we are, it's a part of us, it's his language, it's his pride."
“It reminds us that the land on which we stand has history to Indigenous people, that treaty is a living relational agreement and that the spirit and intent of the treaty is based on peace and friendship
The accident happened at 5:15am on September 9th
Alberta Health Services’ Breast Cancer screening program has gone mobile.
RCMP advise residents and businesses to use caution any time they are asked for money.
Just over 200 backpacks will be distributed to over Indigenous Youth in Northern Alberta, who are entering grade one this year.
Basketball is a diversion, team member Josiah Tsosie says, but also a chance to hope. “We always dream big"
The 2018 drive saw a record 50 tons of food donated and stored within 3 hours.
An unknown family who lost their daughter to violence, paid for the sculpture to be built.
Fan Day is a free event for Oiler Fans, which goes from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Sept 14.
The Provincial Park near Fort McMurray, is expected to re-open by the 2020 camping season.
The 24th Annual Alberta Aboriginal Role Model Awards will take place Aug 31 at the River Cree Resort in Enoch
The incident took place on Friday August 23rd
There have been several paving contractor scams in rural communities in Alberta
Fort McMurray residents James Michael Harmon, 39, and Chantelle Cardinal, 29, have been arrested.
The incident took place last April
The bust was executed on a hotel in Grand Prairie
Daylin Paul was last seen in Edmonton on July 22nd
The remains were found on the First Nation Friday
The annual event is being held in the heart of the community
Half a kilogram of drugs and close to 16 thousand dollars in cash were found in the raid
Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain. Severe thunderstorms with hail as large as golf balls and strong winds exceeding 100 km/h are possible late this afternoon. These severe thunderstorms are likely to persist into the late evening hours.
RCMP crews were dealing with a stolen vehicle
Meetings will be based around child and family services
The fire is still over 330,000 hectares in size
A man was starting fires before he went into medical distress.
The agreement is between the Government of Canada and a Metis Government
The event saw Amazon present a $35,000 cheque to the Leduc & Region Food Bank
The incident took place outside the Canadian Brewhouse in Grand Prairie in 2014
Check out Many fun family events filled with music, dance and art exhibitions, taking place across the province
The event runs from noon to 4:30 p.m.
The new alert comes weeks after return
The death total across Canada is rising
3500 people from Bigstone Cree Nation and the Hamlet of Wabasca-Desmarais will be allowed home on Wednesday
The assault took place in southwest Edmonton
Events in Northern & Central Alberta
The fire will continue to produce smoky conditions in the area
The autopsy has been scheduled for June 4th
This is following 2 weeks of being evacuated due to wildfires
The order was issued at 8:15 Friday morning
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services has also issued a fire restriction that prohibits open burning
Changes are coming to banked overtime, holiday pay and youth minimum wage
The decision is based on the Fire Weather Index, which is currently rated at extreme. The index is monitored daily and takes into account temperature, wind conditions, humidity, and precipitation levels.
The man crashed a stolen vehicle into the Edson town building
The 40 year old from Edmonton died on scene while the driver of the semi trailer wasn't injured.
The incident took place over the weekend
RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying the person involved in a string of fires
The incident took place on Highway 63
The identity of the driver was not released.
Construction crews found the body floating in the river
Between 5am and 8am there were 24 crashes
A workplace death investigation is underway after a man who worked for Ledcor died on the job at the Fort Hills oilsands
12 candidates ran for Chief, 61 people ran for Council with 789 ballots cast on April 26th
A man was found dead in Lloydminster on Saturday evening after calls of shootings
The free courses will run from May 6th-10th
The incident took place in 2017
With the warm weather ice surfaces all around the province will start to become rotten.
APTN and Rogers have been in talks about this project since 2010
The initiative is to continue educating Albertan's about the deep Indigenous history
The photo was taken in 1939.
The walk raises funds for charities that serve the hungry and homeless.
The project will cost just under 8 million dollars
After someone passed away due to the extreme cold, one Edmonton City Councillors decided to push 24 LRT Stations
The warning spreads nearly all across the province