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Calgary's Steve Blake, a real-life Tin Cup, qualifies for U.S. Senior Men's Open | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Calgary financial adviser Steve Blake is heading to Colorado next week after qualifying to play in the U.S. Senior Men's Open, where he will compete against legendary golfers like Vijay Singh, Tom Watson and Fred Couples.
Calgary Flames open to talking about resuming arena talks | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
The Calgary Flames are potentially interested in resuming talks on a new arena to replace the aging Saddledome.
Stoney Trail shut down at 88th Street S.E. after serious crash involving motorbike | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Calgary motorists are being asked to avoid Stoney Trail at 88th Street S.E. after a crash involving a small SUV and a three-wheel motorbike sent the rider to hospital with critical injuries.
Defence lawyer asks sex assault complainant why she didn't 'clench [her] legs together' | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
A defence lawyer who asked a young woman why she didn't "clench [her] legs together" to prevent her father pulling down her pants and having sex with her has been admonished by a Calgary judge.
Court challenge to Alberta gay-straight alliance law begins today | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
The first court challenge of an Alberta law that bars schools from telling parents about their children's involvement in gay-straight alliances gets underway today.
Employers now face a time crunch on pot policy | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Employers across Canada are grappling with the new reality of recreational marijuana becoming legal following the passage of Bill C-45 in the Senate. The pending change will mean decades-old workplace policies on the drug will need to be adjusted, and new safety concerns considered.
Former Trump campaign manager mocks girl with Down syndrome | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."
Calgary marks fifth anniversary of flood that devastated communities across southern Alberta | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Five-years ago a number of communities in Calgary and southern Alberta were overcome by flood waters and since then the city has invested over $150 million in projects to reduce the risk of damage from future floods.
Man charged in connection with spraying graffiti in northwest Calgary | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Calgary police say charges have been laid against a man believed to be connected to a number of graffiti offences in the city dating back to April 2017.
Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash on Stoney Trail | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A section of the southeast leg of Stoney Trail has been closed to traffic following a late afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and a car.
Crazy socks startup creates a sense of possibility for differently abled | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
The owners of sock sensation John's Crazy Socks, a company co-founded by a young man with Down's Syndrome, deliver a message about how to build a social media sensation and give back a bit, too.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls U.S. child migrant policy 'wrong' | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the U.S. policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and detaining them, is "unacceptable."
PM to announce by day's end when pot will be legal in Canada | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday afternoon when marijuana will become legal in Canada.
Three-wheel motorcyclist in critical condition following crash on Stoney Trail | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
A section of the southeast leg of Stoney Trail has reopened to traffic following a late afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and a car.
Three homes in Woodbine heavily damaged in fire | CTV News
CTV News | June 20, 2018
Crews remain at the scene of a fire that gutted two homes and heavily damaged a third in the city’s southwest on Tuesday evening.
Fire in Woodbine engulfs 3 houses | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Three houses in Woodbine in southwest Calgary were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene late Tuesday evening.
Calgary woman still searching for daughter six years after she disappeared | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
A Calgary mother is pleading for information about her missing daughter whose van was found near Morley, Alta in 2013.
WestJet enters the ultra-low-cost flying space with Swoop | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Canada's low-cost air travel market will get a bit more crowded tomorrow as WestJet's discount line, Swoop, takes to the skies.
Five years after the flood, plans for berm threaten to divide Bowness | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Bowness residents came together to help each other out during the 2013 flood, but now a proposed barrier along the riverbank threatens to split the northwest community.
Former Calgary mayor pitches major condo, retail development in Sunalta | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Some residents and business owners are eager to see the city green-light a new development along 10th Avenue southwest.
Grizzly bears east of usual range 'shocked' woman who saw one munching dandelions | CBC
CBC | June 20, 2018
Alberta wildlife officials have confirmed eight sightings east of Highway 22, considered the fringe of grizzly bear country in southern Alberta.
Lethbridge Hurricanes GM updates condition of players, alumnus after weekend campfire incident | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
The Lethbridge Hurricanes general manager will provide an update Tuesday on the conditions of players Jordy Bellerive, 19, and Ryan Vandervlis, 20, and alumnus Matt Alfaro, 21, after the three were hospitalized on the weekend following a backyard fire incident at a friend’s home in...
Deal finally signed to turn old Calgary planetarium into contemporary art gallery | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Contemporary Calgary and city officials have reached a deal that will see the arts group realize its long-sought goal of creating a public gallery in the old planetarium building on the west end of downtown.
Pastor's quick action helps athlete recover stolen customized wheelchair | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
A Calgary basketball player will have his customized wheelchair with him after all when he heads to a national team tryout in Toronto next month.
High River has moved on five years after devastating flood, but some still face uncertain future | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Mention the flood to people in High River and most will tell you they’re done talking about it. They’re all talked out.
2 Calgarians win millions in separate lottery draws | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
"No more renting!" says a southeast Calgary man who checked his lottery ticket again, and again, and again, before finally realizing he had won $1 million — just a week after another Calgarian won $2.5 million.
Dog's leg caught in snare trap in Fish Creek Park, Calgary couple says | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
A Calgary couple is warning other pet owners after their dog suffered a serious cut from what they say was an illegal snare trap in Fish Creek Park.
Calgary council approves indicative rate hikes for city utilities | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
City council has paved the way for slightly higher utility bills in this November's four-year budget.
Seaweed cuts cow burps and farts — and scientists want to know how | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Some cattle farmers who live near oceans, such as those in the Maritimes and Australia, already feed seaweed to their livestock, which scientists have determined makes cows less gassy.
'Ideological sex clubs': Alberta gay-straight alliance law faces court challenge | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Alberta's law banning schools from telling parents when their children join a gay-straight alliance faces its first legal challenge.
Abused spouse killed common-law husband in act of self-defence, lawyer argues | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Against the backdrop of years of abuse, Vanessa Poucette was acting in self-defence when she fatally stabbed her common-law husband, said her defence lawyer in his closing arguments Tuesday.
Several Humboldt Broncos crash survivors reunite in Calgary ahead of NHL Awards | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Nine survivors of the Humboldt Broncos’ tragic bus crash gathered at the Calgary International Airport on Monday night ahead of their flight to Las Vegas to take in the 2018 NHL Awards.
Search continues for woman reported missing in 2012 | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Police continue to search for a Cochrane woman who was reported missing by her family six years ago.
Trump defiant over separations despite backlash | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump is defending without apology his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.
B.C. families adopting from Japan in limbo after visas refused | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Five British Columbia families have been left in limbo after their bid to adopt children from Japan was derailed by the federal government, refusing to issue visas to allow them to bring their kids to their new home.
Swoop Airlines set to launch, heating up competition for low-cost travellers | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Competition is heating up for Canada's most price-sensitive travellers as WestJet Airlines gears up to launch the country's second ultra-low cost airline Wednesday.
Child dies after being pulled from Lake Bonaventure | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
A young child has succumbed to their injuries after been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast.
Rare sighting in McKenzie Lake further dispels Calgary’s raccoon-free status myth | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
A Calgary couple was startled to discover the animal crawling below their shed in their southeast neighbourhood was a nocturnal nuisance with limited ties to the area.
Child rushed to hospital following incident at southeast lake | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
A child has been rushed to hospital after falling into Lake Bonaventure in the city’s southeast.
Hockey players injured in campfire explosion show signs of improvement | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Officials with the Lethbridge Hurricanes say they are working to help support the families of the three young men who were injured while sitting around a campfire at a property in the Bearspaw area last weekend.
Paralympic-hopeful reunited with stolen car and competition wheelchair | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
An athlete vying for a spot on Canada’s Paralympic wheelchair basketball team has reason to cheer after his stolen specialized chair and vehicle were recovered from a parking lot in northwest Calgary .
City signs lease agreement with art group for gallery at Centennial Planetarium | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
The city is expected to release details on Tuesday on a new lease agreement for Calgary’s old science centre that would see the space turned into an art gallery.
Global refugee numbers reach record high, U.S. and Canada take in record numbers | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
A new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency shows 2017 broke global records for displaced persons, with Canada becoming the ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers in the world.
Opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit, new government figures show.
Flames brass call for media silence ahead of renewed arena discussions with councillors | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
Ken King, the president & CEO of the Calgary Flames, has expressed his skepticism of City Council’s willingness to reopen discussions on a new event centre for Calgary that would house the NHL franchise.
Warrant issued for potentially dangerous man believed to be in Calgary or Chestermere | CTV News
CTV News | June 19, 2018
The Calgary Police Service is warning the public not to approach a 36-year-old man who is believed to be dangerous and wanted for parole violations.
Bring back the wedge salad for a satisfying summer lunch, Julie Van Rosendaal urges | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Salad's broad definition can include carrots, whipped cream and strawberries but Julie Van Rosendaal argues a wedge with iceberg lettuce is a satisfying return to tradition.
Beyond the battle to reveal the questionable conduct of city councillors | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
The release of an investigator's report has allowed Calgarians to learn more about the misconduct of several city councillors in 2014 — but no thanks to the city, which fought tooth and nail to keep it from ever seeing the light of day.
Humboldt Broncos survivors reunite in Vegas for NHL awards | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
Ten of the people who survived the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash have reunited in Las Vegas.
Why it's OK for your kid to be a bit bored in the summer | CBC
CBC | June 19, 2018
As summer approaches, parents everywhere are anxious about how to keep the kids busy. Here's some thoughts.