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We break locally-driven news written by local journalists and cover all the important issues in “Alberta.” It’s our top priority. We update throughout the day, so when you come back to visit, chances are you’ll find something new.
In addition to hard news, we also provide information that is important to the community that you won’t find in most media. We like to write stories about new local businesses, highlight special events and bring you general information about anything that impacts the heart of the community. Although we are hyper-local in our approach, we also provide national news from The Canadian Press, editorial columnists, entertainment and special features.
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Alberta is a province in Western Canada. Its landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is a biosphere reserve that straddles the southern border with the USA.
Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Princess Louise was the wife of John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, Governor General of Canada (1878–83). Lake Louise and Mount Alberta were also named in her honour. The name “Alberta” itself is a feminine Latinized form of the name Albert (cf. masculine Albertus in Medieval Latin) and its Germanic cognates, ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *Aþalaberhtaz (compound of “noble” + “bright/famous”).
Tourist destinations in the province include:
Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper, Sylvan Lake and Lake Louise. Alberta is home to six UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, and Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi. The province has a predominantly humid continental climate, with stark contrasts over a year; but seasonal temperature average swings are smaller than in areas further east, due to winters being warmed by occasional chinook winds bringing sudden warming.