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This photo from the website of ALUS Canada shows a road washout in the 
Modeste subwatershed in August 2016.

Eco-services group to capture flood waters on farms and ranches

ALUS Canada has been given a $720,000 grant from Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program for flood-prevention work. “We are excited to start putting this funding to good use on the ground in the Modeste subwatershed,” said Lara Ellis, the organization’s director of strategic initiatives. “ALUS will quickly establish new natural infrastructure […] Read more

Deadly fish disease continues to spread in Alberta

Whirling disease was first found here in 2016 and has now spread to a fourth watershed

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has declared the North Saskatchewan River watershed infected with whirling disease. The declaration covers all streams, creeks, lakes, and rivers feeding into the North Saskatchewan River and ends at the Saskatchewan border. Earlier declarations of infection have been made for the Bow, Oldman and Red Deer River watersheds. Whirling disease, […] Read more



Livestock water supplies still a concern after oil spill

While cleanup and water testing continue on the North Saskatchewan River, livestock producers with river access are still advised to find alternate water sources. Jenifer Heyden, livestock specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture in North Battleford, said ministry staffers and Husky Energy did work with a few producers who were having trouble accessing alternate water sources, to […] Read more