Province postpones sale of leases on caribou range
A reprieve for an endangered caribou herd in northwest Alberta near Grande Cache. The province has postponed the leasing of 21-thousand hectares of the caribou's habitat to allow for more time to consider the impact of selling the leases for energy exploration. The Redrock-Prairie Creek herd is one of the province's most rapidly shrinking caribou herds. Scientists say its population has been shrinking by about 14 per cent a year. Environmentalists note that development has already disturbed at...