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Calgary police officer seriously injured when hit by suspected stolen truck | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Police are now looking for a 2017 white Ford F150 with a large black after-market bumper.
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer cancelled due to poor air quality from smoke | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Nearly 1,900 riders started the two-day event Saturday morning, however deteriorating air quality due to smoke from wildfires in B.C. forced organizers to call it off.
Calgary's Air Quality Health Index hits 10+ as province remains blanketed by smoke | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
The forecast for Sunday is a level nine on the index — also high risk.
Crews plan controlled burns as Kimberley, B.C., remains under wildfire evacuation alert | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Kimberley, B.C., remains under an evacuation alert for a second day as the Meachen Creek wildfire burns to the west.
She nearly lost it all, but now her 21-year-old cafe will be moving to a new home nearby | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Angel's Cafe is a Calgary pathway institution, and this fall it will be moving to a new and improved home, just metres from where it's stood for the past 21 years. But for owner Cathy Jacobs, the small move has been host to some big problems.
Calgary judge recuses herself over connection to millionaire accused of harassment | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Just two weeks before she was to begin hearing a case involving three people accused of stalking and harassing a Calgary mother, the assigned judge has recused herself because of a connection between one of her family members and one of the accused.
3 victims in fatal N.W.T. plane crash were tourists from Alta. and Sask. | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Ted Grant, the owner of Simpson Air, says the three victims of Thursday’s deadly plane crash near Fort Simpson, N.W.T., were tourists from Alberta and Saskatchewan who were on a day tour of the Nahanni National Park Reserve.
As Alberta moves to a 'constant state of dry,' expert says it's time to view drought as an economic issue | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Farmers and ranchers across the prairies have been facing off against hot and dry weather conditions for the past year, and a drought researcher says simulations show it's time to start treating these conditions as the "new normal."
Bison destroyed after wandering out of Banff National Park | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
One of two bison that wandered out of Banff National Park earlier this month has been destroyed.
Police officer seriously injured in hit and run in southeast Calgary | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
Investigators are looking for a suspected stolen truck in a hit and run that sent a Calgary police officer to hospital with serious injuries.
Final farewell underway for officers killed in Fredericton shooting | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
First responders by the thousands are marching with heavy hearts and through dreary weather as the funeral procession has begun for two Fredericton police officers who were gunned down in a shooting last week.
U.S. woman charged after video shows her pushing friend off bridge | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
A woman accused of injuring her 16-year-old friend when she pushed the teen off a bridge in Washington state has been charged with reckless endangerment following a shove captured on video that went viral.
Bison bull euthanized after exiting Banff National Park | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
Parks Canada officials confirm a bison bull has been euthanized and a second bison is being monitored after the animals left Banff National Park.
Calgary head shop owner claims cannabis stores are being given unfair advantage | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
A Calgarian who owns three lifestyle accessory stores says he’s facing an uncertain future as a result of the rules regulating cannabis stores in the city.
Calgary police recover stolen truck in hit and run | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
Calgary police say they have found the stolen truck that was involved in a hit and run that seriously injured a police officer in the southeast early Saturday.
Man on trial in connection with Marlborough Park death pleads guilty to lesser charge | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
A 33-year-old Calgary man will spend the next three months behind bars after pleading guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter.
Wildfire smoke cancels the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
Officials with The Ride to Conquer Cancer say that because of extremely poor air quality, they are cancelling Day Two of the event.
Final farewell held for officers killed in Fredericton shooting | CTV News
CTV News | August 18, 2018
The two officers who were killed in last week’s deadly shooting in Fredericton are being remembered as dedicated officers with a passion for policing.
B.C. wildfires 2018: Smoke leaves majority of western Canada under special weather statement | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
The wildfire situation across B.C. largely held overnight despite fears that strong winds would whip up the flames, but smoke from the sheer volume of fire has left virtually all of the province in a haze.
What's in a name? The (mostly) true story of Ha Ling Peak | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Though calls to name an iconic Rocky Mountain peak in Ha Ling's honour go back as far as his legendary 1896 ascent, the name "Chinaman's Peak" stuck for more than a century, even as the term came to be seen as a racial slur. A new documentary on the peak explores the story — and th...
Alberta firefighters, RCMP head to B.C. to assist with raging wildfires | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
About 100 first responders have temporarily left Alberta’s smoke-filled air behind, moving a province west, where conditions are much worse.
Teen who lost parents to suicide and drug overdose pushes politicians to
CBC | August 18, 2018
Noah Irvine, 18, wants to see a national secretariat of mental health and addictions.
UCP nomination candidate who shared post against same-sex marriage allowed to run | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Sandra Kim, the United Conservative Party hopeful who shared a Facebook post saying she opposes same-sex marriage, will be allowed to run for the party’s nomination in Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin
Unofficial trail in 'secret cave' area of Johnson Canyon closed by Parks Canada to protect unique birds | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
In an effort to entice a unique bird population back to Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park, Parks Canada has closed a popular — but unofficial — trail.
Canada-U.S. women's hockey rivalry continues in Calgary this weekend | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Another page in the storied Canada-U.S. women’s hockey rivalry will be turned at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary this weekend when the two countries' U-18 and U-22 teams collide in a pair of three-game series.
Kimberley, B.C., under evacuation alert as winds fuel nearby wildfires | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
The second-largest city in B.C.'s East Kootenay region has been placed on evacuation alert as wildfires fed by strong, unpredictable winds become more intense in several areas of the province.
'No ifs, ands or buts': Calgary judge warns trial going ahead for couple accused in son's death | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
A Calgary mother accused of refusing to take her dying toddler to a doctor was back in court Friday, firing and hiring yet another lawyer just weeks before trial despite a warning from the prosecutor assigned to the case.
Wreckage of plane found in Lac Ste. Anne County | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
Police west of Edmonton are investigating after the wreckage of a plane was found in a rural area in Lac Ste. Anne County Thursday.
Banff's Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park says a plan proposed by Parks Canada could hinder its future success.
Body found in plane wreckage in northwest Alberta | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Transport Canada is investigating after body was found in a plane wreck late Thursday afternoon in Lac Ste. Anne County, about 100 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
RCMP say searchers have found a body, plane wreckage northwest of Edmonton | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
RCMP say the wreckage of a plane and a body have been found in a wooded rural area northwest of Edmonton.
Calgary choked up by smoke for a third day | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
The skies in the City of Calgary are still pretty smoky as haze from wildfires burning in B.C. is still hanging around, and the conditions have now impacted a number of outdoor events and facilities.
Judge lifts publication ban, revealing details about Fredericton shooting | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on court documents related to the Fredericton shooting that killed four people, revealing details about how the deadly attack unfolded.
Military calls off Alberta search after missing Cessna 172 found, pilot dead | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
The Royal Canadian Air Force says the search for a missing pilot and his Cessna 172 has ended with the discovery of the light plane and a body in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton.
Art project transforms CTrain car, initiates conversation on mental health | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
Nearly 200 works of art have been curated for an art project displayed on a Calgary Transit CTrain car and at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre that aims to increase the visibility of mental health and wellness concerns.
Communities on evacuation alert in many areas of B.C. as wildfires flare | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
Crews battling wildfires across British Columbia braced Friday for intense activity on some of the nearly 600 blazes in the province after the Wildfire Service issued a warning of extreme fire behaviour.
Two cars crushed under fallen tree branch in southwest Calgary | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
The owners of two vehicles in the southwest Calgary community of Bankview are dealing with a headache on Friday after a large branch broke off a tree overnight.
Ian Tyson bows out of upcoming Drumheller performance due to serious health concerns | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
In an email to ticket holders for the sold out ‘An Evening of Cowboy Songs and Stories’ in Drumheller, 84-year-old Ian Tyson announced he would not be performing as he is experiencing heart problems.
Fredericton prepares for arrival of thousands ahead of regimental funeral for officers | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
Preparations are underway for the arrival of thousands of police officers, first responders, and dignitaries who will attend a regimental funeral in honour of the two police constables killed during a shooting in Fredericton last week.
B.C. judge who cried during a victim statement to rule on recusing herself | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
A judge who cried during a victim impact statement is expected to release a decision today on whether she'll disqualify herself from sentencing a man for sexual assault.
Disappearance of Calgary man with reduced mobility enters second week | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
The Calgary Police Service has released photos of Jason David Peter Greyeyes in the hope someone can provide insight into the current whereabouts of the missing 48-year-old.
Cost for gas puts the squeeze on inflation rates in Alberta | CTV News
CTV News | August 17, 2018
A new report says that higher costs for gasoline and air travel both helped push the annual inflation rate to its highest level since 2011.
Canada's inflation rate rises to 3%, highest level since 2011 | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Canada's inflation rate rose to its highest level since 2011 last month, as high energy prices along with higher prices for airline tickets and other forms of tourism pushed the rate to three per cent.
Alberta teen charged with impaired driving after car hits fence, 7-11, police car | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
A girl has been arrested in southern Alberta after a bit of a demolition derby.
Calgary 2026 CEO won't get bonuses based on successful Olympic bid | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
The proposed bonuses raised the ire of one city councillor and raised questions about whether Calgary 2026 had predetermined the outcome of its bid exploration ahead of a plebiscite.
Calgary man pleads guilty, admits to dropping murder victim's phone in acid | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
After he was shot outside of his home in the northeast community of Marlborough Park, Tyler Sanderson stumbled to the back steps of his house and collapsed, court heard Friday as one of the men involved in the victim's death pleaded guilty.
Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.
Signs your loved one might be in a bad seniors facility | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
A case of abuse at a Calgary nursing home has a seniors advocacy group calling for a conversation on national care and staffing standards.
Ian Tyson cancels appearance due to 'unexpected and serious medical situation' | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tyson has cancelled an upcoming concert with Corb Lund due to "an unexpected and serious medical situation."
Prize pumpkin pinched from Edmonton backyard | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
As pumpkins go, this was a beauty - two feet across and already over 30 pounds. It was growing along the fence in Wendi Matthes’s backyard in the Kensington neighbourhood.