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'I stabbed my girlfriend to death': Audio released of accused murderer's 911 confession

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:53:49 EST


A Calgary man admitted to killing his girlfriend Susan Elko on a 911 call made minutes after she was fatally stabbed, jurors at Scott Ferguson's second-degree murder trial heard on Monday.

Alberta announces $36M rebate program for solar panels on homes, businesses

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:09:23 EST


The Alberta government is putting up $36 million over two years for a rebate program to encourage rooftop solar panels on homes and businesses.

$100M already spent on Green Line LRT mega-project

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:49:14 EST


The City of Calgary has already spent more than $100 million on the proposed Green Line LRT project.

Alberta MPs call on feds to lower business taxes, eliminate carbon tax to stimulate job growth

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:21:43 EST


To counter what they call a jobs crisis in the province, four Alberta Members of Parliament are calling on the federal Liberals to eliminate the proposed carbon tax, reduce corporate and small business taxes and reverse planned increases to Canada Pension Plan contributions.

Hockey Edmonton warns parents that 'unacceptable' behaviour won't be tolerated

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:35:59 EST


Referees at an Edmonton rink were so afraid for their safety last week that they locked themselves in a dressing room until police came, a local hockey official says.

Bamboo the bulldog suffered 'worst' neglect before dying, court hears as couple banned from owning animals

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:43:32 EST


A Calgary couple has admitted to causing distress to an American bulldog named Bamboo who died during surgery after being turned into an animal hospital emaciated and with horrific injuries.

E-cigarette battery 'went off like a flare' in Calgary man's pocket, causing 3rd-degree burns

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:48:02 EST


Terrence Johnson has third-degree burns on his thigh and will likely need a skin graft to recover from a frightening incident on Friday night when the spare battery for his e-cigarette went up in flames — in his pocket.

3 men sought after gun held to manager's head in store robbery

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:23:10 EST


Police are looking for three men who robbed a store in Calgary's southeast and held a gun to the manager's head in January.

Plane didn't break up in-flight before crash that killed 2 MRU aviation instructors, TSB says

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:51:57 EST


The plane that two Mount Royal University flight instructors were piloting when it crashed earlier this month was still fully intact when it came down in a remote location northwest of Calgary, the lead federal investigator says.

Alberta man gets 3 years for burning 'snitch' onto man's chest with torch, knife

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:14:42 EST


A Red Deer man was only 19 when he held another man at rifle point in a hotel room and demanded to know whether he had snitched on another person years before.

He used to play video games 16 hours a day. Now he helps addicts unplug

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:29:56 EST


Is the thought of going 90 days without playing video games unfathomable? Are you lying to family or friends about how long you spent with a controller in your hand? Might be time to rethink your relationship with video games, says a former Calgarian who founded the online support network Game Addicts.

Tax breaks for golf courses will have to wait as city studies state of the industry

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:19:48 EST


City administration will study the state of golf courses in Calgary and report back to city council with strategies on how to retain them or redevelop them.

17-year-old girl stabbed in Whitehorn, prompting appeal to public

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:02:38 EST


Calgary police are asking the public for help after a 17-year-old girl was stabbed in the city's northeast on Sunday night.

Green Line LRT 'bombshell' rocks Ramsay Community Association

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:46:31 EST


The City of Calgary is now examining whether to run the LRT across a new bridge just south of the MacDonald Bridge, cutting through the community of Ramsay to the CPR right-of-way.

Canmore gondola proposal elevates tempers

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:12:17 EST


Owners of the Silvertip Resort in Canmore, Alta., are pitching a billion-dollar idea to build a gondola to the tea house on top of Mount Lady MacDonald — as well as a 200,000- to 300,000-square-foot conference centre and casino and a 1,300-room hotel. But some residents don't think it's a good one.