Alberta Floods

Calgary Food Bank to benefit from 'freestyle' gardening

Now there is a movement of freestyle gardeners in Calgary. ​Unlike guerilla gardeners, 'freestylers' get permission to grow produce in people's backyards and on vacant plots of land. "Communities that are not necessarily well-off or have a lot of problems with vandalism — if we implement these gardens and give the community a sense of pride in them, these problems are going to desist," said Calg…

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  • Suspect in shooting at Alberta Haliburton facility a former employee CBC - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    A man who allegedly fired shots at a Haliburton facility north of Grande Prairie is a former employee of the company, RCMP said Wednesday. RCMP were called to the … More »Suspect in shooting at Alberta Haliburton facility a former employee

    A man who allegedly fired shots at a Haliburton facility north of Grande Prairie is a former employee of the company, RCMP said Wednesday. RCMP were called to the facility in Clairmont around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports a man had entered the site and was firing a rifle. RCMP say a handgun and assault-style …

  • Carjacking suspect sought after stealing blue RAV4 with disabled passenger CBC - 3 hours ago

    The search continues for the woman police say is responsible for a violent carjacking in northeast Calgary. Police say she pointed a gun at a careworker who was … More »Carjacking suspect sought after stealing blue RAV4 with disabled passenger

    The search continues for the woman police say is responsible for a violent carjacking in northeast Calgary. Police say she pointed a gun at a careworker who was in her vehicle outside Marlborough Mall with a client, who has cerebral palsy, around 10 a.m. MT in the 3800 block of Memorial Drive. The woman with cerebral …

  • Fake credit card operation busted, Calgary man charged CBC - 3 hours ago

    Police have charged a Calgary man in connection to a credit card and identification counterfeiting operation. After a month-long investigation police searched a … More »Fake credit card operation busted, Calgary man charged

    Police have charged a Calgary man in connection to a credit card and identification counterfeiting operation. After a month-long investigation police searched a home on Mahogany Heath in the far southeast. Officers found bundles of blank credit cards and blank ID cards, counterfeit credit cards and electronic scanning …

  • Calgary police recover $300K worth of suspected stolen goods CBC - 7 hours ago

    Those are just a handful of goods Calgary police recovered on Feb. 5 from a home in the 200 block of McKerrell Way S.E. More than $300,000 worth of property was recovered, … More »Calgary police recover $300K worth of suspected stolen goods

    Those are just a handful of goods Calgary police recovered on Feb. 5 from a home in the 200 block of McKerrell Way S.E. More than $300,000 worth of property was recovered, and now police are using Facebook and Flickr to reunite the stolen items with their rightful owners. "We've probably had about 50 or 60 calls already," …

  • Calgary news, weather and traffic for Wednesday, April 1
    Calgary news, weather and traffic for Wednesday, April 1 CBC - 9 hours ago

    If you see anything happening on Calgary roads, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Angela Knight a call at #1010, *1010, or 403-521-1010. The Foothills … More »Calgary news, weather and traffic for Wednesday, April 1

    Calgary news, weather and traffic for Wednesday, April 1

    If you see anything happening on Calgary roads, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Angela Knight a call at #1010, *1010, or 403-521-1010. The Foothills Fire Department is reporting that grass fires in the area are now under control in Blackie. Jennifer Keene and Angela Knight host the Thursday morning edition …

  • Credit counselling in high demand in Alberta as oilpatch downturn hits home The Canadian Press - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    Dale Racette, a truck driver, and his wife, a school bus driver, are trying to dig themselves out of a $45,000 hole. The day-to-day costs of raising two children … More »Credit counselling in high demand in Alberta as oilpatch downturn hits home

    Dale Racette, a truck driver, and his wife, a school bus driver, are trying to dig themselves out of a $45,000 hole. The day-to-day costs of raising two children just piled up over 14 years, Dale Racette said from Red Deer, Alta. Two months ago, the Racettes sought the help of a credit counsellor to work out a debt repayment …

  • Alberta facing 6% joblessness in 2015, ATB says CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    Alberta's economy will continue to slide significantly, according to ATB Financial's second-quarter forecast. The bank's latest economic outlook says the province … More »Alberta facing 6% joblessness in 2015, ATB says

    Alberta's economy will continue to slide significantly, according to ATB Financial's second-quarter forecast. The bank's latest economic outlook says the province can expect real GDP growth of just 0.8 per cent this year. - VIDEO: Alberta economy: how will the average Albertan be affected? "We're still seeing a lot of …

  • Alberta promises new schools will be built
    Alberta promises new schools will be built CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    The provincial government says it will keep its promise to build new schools in Alberta, despite the slide in resource revenues. Premier Jim Prentice made the announcement … More »Alberta promises new schools will be built

    Alberta promises new schools will be built

    The provincial government says it will keep its promise to build new schools in Alberta, despite the slide in resource revenues. Premier Jim Prentice made the announcement in Calgary on Tuesday, along with Education Minister Gordon Dirks and Infrastructure Minister Manmeet Bhullar. On Monday, the government announced …

  • First indoor lacrosse facility in the works for Calgary CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    After 12 years of location scouting, fundraising, and gathering support, the Calgary Winter Lacrosse Association will finally get to build Calgary's first indoor … More »First indoor lacrosse facility in the works for Calgary

    After 12 years of location scouting, fundraising, and gathering support, the Calgary Winter Lacrosse Association will finally get to build Calgary's first indoor lacrosse facility. Brian Couronne, past president of the Association, says the new centre should be completed by spring 2016. There are almost 6,000 active lacrosse …

  • Kashechewan spring flood risk 'intolerable,' report says CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    The chief of the Kashechewan First Nation is calling on Ottawa to help find a solution to end the annual spring flooding that threatens the remote community on Ontario's … More »Kashechewan spring flood risk 'intolerable,' report says

    The chief of the Kashechewan First Nation is calling on Ottawa to help find a solution to end the annual spring flooding that threatens the remote community on Ontario's James Bay coast. At Parliament Hill on Tuesday morning, Derek Stephen released the results of an engineering report that deems the protective dike that …

  • Calgary airport prepared for similar emergencies like Halifax CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    CEO Garth Anderson said the Calgary airport regularly practices how to handle aircraft emergencies and is fully equipped with vehicles to assist with getting evacuated … More »Calgary airport prepared for similar emergencies like Halifax

    CEO Garth Anderson said the Calgary airport regularly practices how to handle aircraft emergencies and is fully equipped with vehicles to assist with getting evacuated passengers to safety. Atkinson says it's worth noting that every emergency situation is different and that's why the Calgary airport does training exercises …

  • New poll shows PCs and Wildrose tied in support among Alberta voters
    New poll shows PCs and Wildrose tied in support among Alberta voters CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    The Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose Party are tied for support among Alberta voters, each with 24 per cent, according to a new poll released today. Premier … More »New poll shows PCs and Wildrose tied in support among Alberta voters

    New poll shows PCs and Wildrose tied in support among Alberta voters

    The Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose Party are tied for support among Alberta voters, each with 24 per cent, according to a new poll released today. Premier Jim Prentice shrugged off the poll, saying he is going to focus on governing. Meanwhile, in Edmonton, the NDP are in the lead with 35 per cent, more than double …

  • Calgary news, weather and traffic for Tuesday, March 31
    Calgary news, weather and traffic for Tuesday, March 31 CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    If you see anything happening on Calgary roads, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Angela Knight a call at #1010, *1010, or 403-521-1010. The saga of … More »Calgary news, weather and traffic for Tuesday, March 31

    Calgary news, weather and traffic for Tuesday, March 31

    If you see anything happening on Calgary roads, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Angela Knight a call at #1010, *1010, or 403-521-1010. The saga of the Eamon’s service station continues. Calgary city council decided to store the building for another six months, a move that will cost the city $6,600. Jennifer …

  • ATB set to release economic outlook for Alberta this morning CBC - Tue, 31 Mar, 2015

    ATB Financial is expected to forecast more bleak news for Alberta’s weakening economy this morning, when it releases its second-quarter report this morning. - VIDEO: Alberta … More »ATB set to release economic outlook for Alberta this morning

    ATB Financial is expected to forecast more bleak news for Alberta’s weakening economy this morning, when it releases its second-quarter report this morning. - VIDEO: Alberta economy: how will the average Albertan be affected? Todd Hirsch, chief economist for ATB Financial says that Alberta has finally hit a roadblock …