There is a good reason to be outside on Monday.

A total solar eclipse will see the moon block the sun completely or partially (depending on location).
 
According to the Government of Canada "It has been several decades since Canadians have seen an eclipse this significant."
 
Fort Saskatchewan and the capital region will see the eclipse start at 10:24 a.m. before ending around 12:47 p.m. Maximum coverage will be roughly 75 per cent at 11:34 a.m.
 
Victoria, B.C., will be one of the best places in the country to watch the eclipse. As much as 91 per cent of the sun will go dark.
 
It is highly recommended to have a pair of special solar glasses, or welding goggles to view the event. Staring directly at the event without protection could cause retinal damage.
 
The event will be streamed live on NASA’s website, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Various views from aircrafts, satellites, and telescopes will be available.
 

 

More Local News

St. Albert resident wins $7.9 million on LOTTO 6/49

An Alberta man recently hit the jackpot.

Another massive load heading to Industrial Heartland

A second huge piece of equipment is about to travel on our highways.

15 taken into custody after drug bust

Area police detachments have teamed up in a recent drug bust.

Gibbons schools put on hold and secure

Gibbons School and Landing Trail School had to take precautionary measures.

EIPS hopeful for Sherwood Heights Junior High replacement school

Work on Sherwood Heights Junior High has become a top priority for Elk Island Public Schools.

Super Blood Wolf Moon visible in North America

There will be a spectacular sight in the sky on Sunday (Jan.20).

Made-in-Alberta to potentially invest up to $20 billion in the heartland

Premier Rachel Notley's Made-in-Alberta strategy could have a big payoff in the region.

Speeder caught going 149 km/h on Highway 15 bridge

A man was recently pulled over for excessive speeding in the area.

Bruderheim growing in population

Bruderheim's recent census results showed growth in the town.

Having troubles studying? EIPS has some tips

With students getting ready for their January exams, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) have some advise.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login