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Calgary arena deemed structurally unsafe by engineers day before roof collapsed

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:44:27 EST


No injuries were reported after the roof collapsed at Fairview Arena in southeast Calgary, one day after it was deemed structurally unsafe by city engineers and the Calgary Fire Department.

Mandarin bilingual program expands to south Calgary middle school

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:50 EST


Calgary's public school board is expanding its Mandarin bilingual program in the south end of the city.

Orphan well clean-up costs could sting Alberta taxpayers if regulator loses court battle

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST


The soaring number of abandoned oil and gas wells across Alberta is overwhelming the industry-backed fund that pays to clean them up — and now there's concern taxpayers could share in that burden if the province's energy regulator loses a crucial appeal at Canada's top court.

Nova Scotia artist's stolen painting of grandfather found in Calgary thrift store 24 years later

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:18:00 EST


A Nova Scotia artist will soon be reunited with a stolen painting she made of her grandfather that was taken from her more than two decades ago.

2 arrested, guns seized after lengthy police chase around central Alberta

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:29:29 EST


Police are crediting an eagle-eyed rural resident in central Alberta for alerting them to a suspicious vehicle, which led to the arrest of two people and the seizure of three firearms following a lengthy chase.

Canadian sunflower seed factory closing — but Spitz brand still growing

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST


Spitz sunflower seeds blossomed at its plant in Bow Island, in southern Alberta, but PepsiCo, the American multinational corporation decided last week to shut down the Canadian facility.

Calgary boy breaks leg in escalator accident at Vancouver airport

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:00 EST


"You can be riding responsibly and all it takes is a touch — you can have your life changed for the worse, permanently."

Alberta man's parents honoured for bravery in harbouring Holocaust refugees

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:33:30 EST


Hartgert van Engelen trembled as German officers searched his family home, barely missing the hiding places he had helped his father build behind the walls.

Backcountry ski guides sued over 2016 avalanche that killed Canmore man

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:22:20 EST


The widow of a 64-year-old Canmore man who died in an avalanche northwest of Golden, B.C., in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against the guides, the resort and others, nearly two years to the day after the fatal slide.

Finding Calgary's Soul: A meditation for Black History Month

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:14:54 EST


"You are the flavour that gives Calgary its kick. You are the steady beat that has become the heart of this city. You have inspired us to come together and share our stories, our talents and our gifts." Lynn Olagundoye, on our city's soul.

2017 saw hike in serious rail, pipeline accidents, says safety board

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:40:00 EST


Serious accidents involving both rail and pipeline transport of dangerous substances like crude oil and gas increased in 2017 over the previous year, according to statistics compiled by the Transportation Safety Board.

Stunting driver who hit pedestrian and sped off sought in central Alberta

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:57:02 EST


Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver they say was driving dangerously when he struck a man and his snowblower in the central Alberta town of Castor last week.

Frozen water lines force northwest high school to close

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:17:15 EST


Frozen water lines forced officials to close Robert Thirsk High School in northwest Calgary on Tuesday morning.

Bow Island mayor looks ahead after PepsiCo shuts down Alberta Spitz sunflower seed factory

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:20:04 EST


Spitz sunflower seed facility was a victim of surpassing its own growth strategy, says Bow Island Mayor Gordon Reynolds after local employer shuts down.

Trade fine small compared to billions lost if Trans Mountain doesn't go ahead, minister says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:21:53 EST


Alberta economic development minister Deron Bilous says a fine for violating a trade agreement would be small in comparison to the jobs and investment that could be lost if the British Columbia government continues to oppose the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls in response to family's plea for organ donors

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:46:06 EST


The head of the Kidney Foundation in Calgary says the family that put up billboards seeking donors is helping everyone waiting for a transplant.

$11M boost for 'compassionate' house-call paramedic program cheered by Calgary senior

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:32:24 EST


The province is spending $11 million to expand a program that dispatches specially-trained community paramedics to give on-site care to seniors and Albertans with chronic conditions so that they don’t have to go to an emergency room.

Alberta village fights plan for 'horrible' animal feeding operation on nearby Hutterite colony

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 EST


A small village near Vulcan, Alta., is appealing to the Natural Resources Conservation Board to halt plans for a big animal farming operation at a nearby Hutterite colony.

Quebec man's next court date set for March in cold-case death of Calgary woman

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:48:39 EST


A Quebec man made his first appearance in a Calgary courtroom Tuesday morning, facing a second-degree murder charge in the 2002 death of Adrienne McColl.

New RCMP unit targets repeat offenders in rural areas around Calgary

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:22:41 EST


RCMP in the Calgary area have created a new crime fighting unit to focus on nabbing criminals in rural jurisdictions — especially repeat property-crime offenders — and the team has already had a few successes.