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TransCanada to make final decision on Keystone XL by December

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:01:31 EDT


​TransCanada, Canada's second biggest pipeline operator, will make a final investment decision on its Keystone XL project by December, the company said on Friday as it reported a better-than-expected profit.

Advocacy group celebrates as 20 women enter Calgary election race

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:20:04 EDT


An organization created to encourage 20 women to run in Calgary's next election is celebrating having reached that goal.

Oilsands expansion leads Canada to fastest GDP growth in nearly 2 decades

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:19:08 EDT


Canada's economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly two decades in May, led by expansion in the oil and gas sector.

Calgary councillor wants to fine people for advertising illegal secondary suites

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:34:37 EDT


A Calgary councillor and mayoral candidate is pitching a fine for landlords for advertising to rent out illegal secondary suites.

Garth Brooks ticket frenzy leads to 6 more shows in Calgary this fall

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:51:53 EDT


Country legend Garth Brooks has announced a seventh show at Calgary's Saddledome this September. The news about additional shows came in a series of press releases just as tickets went on sale at 10 a.m.

Child killed by Edmonton foster mom was failed by 'everyone' involved in case, judge says

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:45:42 EDT


The death of a three-year-old Indigenous boy at the hands of his foster parent was the "direct result of the fundamental failure" of children's services workers involved with the case, a fatality inquiry judge has ruled.

Nearly a million hectares of oilsands exploration leases abandoned

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:28:22 EDT


In another sign the bloom is off the boom for the oilsands, the industry has returned almost one million hectares of northern Alberta exploration leases to the province over the past two years — abandoning an area far bigger than P.E.I.

Spill of plastic pellets in Bow River traced to local company

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT


An unusual spill of industrial pollution that prompted a two week-long cleanup on the Bow River in Calgary. Last fall, members of a group that offers educational boat tours of the Bow River noticed thousands of small white plastic pellets floating on the waterway.

Woman linked to Calgary quadruple killing arrested in Toronto

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:26:31 EDT


A woman police sought after the slayings of four people in Calgary has been arrested in Toronto.

Why Banff's Bear 148 family history gives insight into the grizzly's uncertain future

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:49:08 EDT


And after dozens of encounters with humans, Bear 148 may be shambling perilously close to that fate as she roams the Bow Valley in Banff National Park. A Parks Canada resource conservation manager says she is just doing what her mama taught her.

Memorial playground opens for Nathan O'Brien after life cut short in triple murder

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:33:27 EDT


A playground has opened in northeast Calgary in memory of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien, who was killed along with his grandparents three years ago.

Power consumption record broken as temperatures top 30 C in parts of Alberta

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:38:40 EDT


Alberta set a new summer record for power consumption, peaking at 10,852 megawatts Thursday afternoon, as the hot weather had people retreating to the comfort of air conditioners.

'It was very Canadian': Mountie in red serge recounts how bear chase turned into tourist photo op

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:11:54 EDT


Tourists visiting Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta earlier this week got a thrill as they watched a Mountie in red serge try to move a young black bear out of the townsite.

'It has a tremendous impact': Calgary auto repair shop gives cars to needy single parents

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:26:36 EDT


An auto repair shop is finding cars, fixing them and giving them to needy single-parent Calgarians, and one of the owners says everyone gets a little something out of it.

What the Supreme Court rulings mean for pipeline proponents (it could be good news)

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


At first glance, the Supreme Court's recent rulings on energy infrastructure might seem like a blow to pro-development forces in Canada. But investors love predictability, and now the approval process for projects is much more clear.

Races, garden parties, dog parades and more: What to do this weekend around Calgary

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:13:26 EDT


It may be hard to believe, but the final weekend in July is upon us. And if you're still looking for ideas to get you out of the house, and into the heat, our director Tracy Fuller has a few ideas.

'Dithering' by B.C., Ottawa helped kill Pacific NorthWest LNG, energy CEO says

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Mike Rose, the chief executive of natural gas producer, Tourmaline, says the B.C. and federal governments need to take some blame for the end of Pacific NorthWest LNG.

Don't miss these 5 Alberta artists at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:46:50 EDT


Here are some Alberta-based acts you need to see at Calgary Folk Fest this year

Trio sentenced in 2015 death at northwest Calgary motel

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:29:20 EDT


Three men have pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the death of a man at a Calgary motel two years ago.

Folk Fest brings millions into Calgary's economy, concludes report

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:55:39 EDT


Report shows Calgary Folk Music Festival generated millions in economic activity through tourism and hospitality industries in Calgary last year.