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Wild horses have many passionate supporters but others 
say they overgraze pastures and can pose a disease threat.

A big test for Alberta’s wild horses

Advocates who want to save the animals hope DNA testing will prove they qualify as native to the province

Are Alberta’s wild horses native to the province or just domestic horses gone feral? A new DNA testing initiative aims to settle that question, and potentially end the battle over the wild horse cull. “We’re trying to determine if there are any special genetics among the wildies of the eastern slopes so we can decide […] Read more

Fertilizer spill halts water use from Alta. river

Officials are urging users of water from southern Alberta’s Little Bow River and Travers Reservoir to shut down those uses until further notice, following a farm fertilizer spill. The province’s environment department said about 9,800 litres of liquid urea ammonium nitrate were “accidentally released” Wednesday from a container on private land in Vulcan County, northeast […] Read more