Prairies

  • Bobcat caught snoozing in Calgary backyard CBC - 8 hours ago

    It was a beautiful day again in Calgary, and it seems it's not just residents who were taking a moment to relax in the backyard. More »Bobcat caught snoozing in Calgary backyard

    It was a beautiful day again in Calgary, and it seems it's not just residents who were taking a moment to relax in the backyard.

  • Canada election 2015: A look at Alberta's candidates and federal ridings CBC - 13 hours ago

    The federal election campaign is officially underway, but things will look a little different when politicians battle for votes in Alberta. More »Canada election 2015: A look at Alberta's candidates and federal ridings

    The federal election campaign is officially underway, but things will look a little different when politicians battle for votes in Alberta.

  • Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city
    Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city CBC - 7 hours ago

    Albertans have been celebrating Heritage Day on the first Monday in August since 1974. - See what's opened and closed on Heritage Day here. ​Although it is not a statutory … More »Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city

    Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city

    Albertans have been celebrating Heritage Day on the first Monday in August since 1974. - See what's opened and closed on Heritage Day here. ​Although it is not a statutory holiday, many Albertans use this day as an optional holiday to celebrate the province's heritage.

  • Yellowhead Trail crash: 2 killed, 3 injured in early morning collision CBC - 14 hours ago

    Police say at least three people were in the Toyota Camry when it made a U-turn ahead of an RCMP checkstop on 17th Street. The man driving the Camry, 21, as well as … More »Yellowhead Trail crash: 2 killed, 3 injured in early morning collision

    Police say at least three people were in the Toyota Camry when it made a U-turn ahead of an RCMP checkstop on 17th Street. The man driving the Camry, 21, as well as a 21-year-old female passenger, were killed. Officers closed Yellowhead Trail between Victoria Trail and 50 Street for several hours during the investiga …

  • Highway 28 crash leaves driver dead CBC - 8 hours ago

    According to RCMP, it appears that a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 28 crossed the centre line, forcing a pick-up truck that was travelling the other direction … More »Highway 28 crash leaves driver dead

    According to RCMP, it appears that a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 28 crossed the centre line, forcing a pick-up truck that was travelling the other direction to swerve to the side of the road. "Inattention (on the part of) the driver that crossed the centre line is being investigated," RCMP Sgt. Steve Vince …

  • Alissa St Laurent becomes first woman to win Canadian Death Race ultramarathon CBC - 10 hours ago

    There wasn't anything that was going to stand in the way of Alissa St Laurent — not even 125 kilometres of unforgiving mountain trails and fast-moving rivers. This weekend, … More »Alissa St Laurent becomes first woman to win Canadian Death Race ultramarathon

    There wasn't anything that was going to stand in the way of Alissa St Laurent — not even 125 kilometres of unforgiving mountain trails and fast-moving rivers. This weekend, the Edmonton runner was the first to cross the finish line in the Canadian Death Race, becoming the only woman to beat the entire field in the race's …

  • Heritage Festival kicks off for 40th year CBC - Sat, 1 Aug, 2015

    It was a rainy start to Edmonton's largest cultural festival. "This festival, in Edmonton, has its roots solidly grounded. Shakilla Umutoni, who helped put together … More »Heritage Festival kicks off for 40th year

    It was a rainy start to Edmonton's largest cultural festival. "This festival, in Edmonton, has its roots solidly grounded. Shakilla Umutoni, who helped put together the Rwandan booth, said she was excited to be a part of this year's festival, seeing it as the chance to share her home country's culture with others.

  • Snarl Peak wildfire near Banff flares up after hot, dry weather CBC - Sat, 1 Aug, 2015

    A wildfire sparked by lightning in Banff National Park earlier this month has grown in size after hot, dry weather and high winds in the area. The fire was spotted on … More »Snarl Peak wildfire near Banff flares up after hot, dry weather

    A wildfire sparked by lightning in Banff National Park earlier this month has grown in size after hot, dry weather and high winds in the area. The fire was spotted on the northern slopes of Snarl Peak, roughly 80 kilometres north of the Banff townsite, on July 14. "If conditions allow, burnout operations may occur in …

  • Motorcycle rider survives crash near Ponoka CBC - Sat, 1 Aug, 2015

    "It's really quite great news, especially on a long weekend when we hear quite sad stories," said RCMP Sgt. Steve Vince. Vince says the rider was travelling south on … More »Motorcycle rider survives crash near Ponoka

    "It's really quite great news, especially on a long weekend when we hear quite sad stories," said RCMP Sgt. Steve Vince. Vince says the rider was travelling south on the highway near Ponoka when he had to hit the brakes to avoid a vehicle in front of him.

  • Dead Man's Flats development plan concerns wildlife advocates
    Dead Man's Flats development plan concerns wildlife advocates CBC - Sat, 1 Aug, 2015

    A contentious plan to extend the Hamlet of Dead Man's Flats near Canmore is closer to reality, but is raising concerns among wildlife advocates. The Municipal District … More »Dead Man's Flats development plan concerns wildlife advocates

    Dead Man's Flats development plan concerns wildlife advocates

    A contentious plan to extend the Hamlet of Dead Man's Flats near Canmore is closer to reality, but is raising concerns among wildlife advocates. The Municipal District of Bighorn is looking to build a light industrial development for the community of roughly 120 people near a wildlife corridor in the area.

  • Pleasantview traffic chaos not surprising, some residents say

    People living in Edmonton's Pleasantview community say they warned the city that a new traffic calming measure in their neighbourhood would cause car chaos, but the plan went ahead anyway. "It was taken into consideration.

  • Gurinder Dhaliwal died after the vehicle he was driving plunged into a pond in Calgary's northeast. Police say the 22-year-old, who was also known as Garry, failed to turn with the road and launched off Saddlehorn Drive — travelling through the air before hitting the water — around 10 p.m. Friday night in a residential …

  • Easthope says they will be selling the corn through to the end of August and into September. In honour of the summer ritual of corn on the cob, CBC takes a look back at a taste test conducted by Homestretch host Doug Dirks a couple years ago — and the winner may surprise some.

  • Provincial wildlife experts want people to keep quads and four-by-four vehicles out of Alberta's lakes and rivers — especially this long weekend. It's also illegal to drive a motorized vehicle in a natural waterway, and could come with fines up to $25,000. "While motorized vehicle users may think it is fun to drive their …

  • Tonkey the 'squishable' sharpei a star on Instagram

    A four-month old bear coat sharpei from Edmonton is the latest pet to become famous on the internet. An Instagram account featuring pictures and video of Tonkey snoring and playing in a bath tub has 186,000 followers. Owner Christine Parks, an interior designer from Edmonton, believes Tonkey's unique look is what attracts …

  • Redford also said politicians have to be careful in singling out pipeline projects. "Once political leaders start to abandon one pipeline project, then that opens the door to what's wrong with the rest of them as well," said Redford.

  • Calgary's homeless shelters say they need help as donations have dropped this summer as the slowing economy leaves fewer resources for the city's most vulnerable. Trudi Marx, who works at the Mustard Seed shelter sorting donations, says among bins of toothpaste and other personal items one is empty — men's underwear.  …

  • Nose Hill trail improvements, Waterton park upgrades to be funded by Ottawa

    Calgary Centre-North MP Michelle Rempel doled out more federal funding for several projects around the city on Friday. The Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association is getting $500,000 for upgrades to the Vivo for Healthier Generations recreation facility. The city will receive $225,000 to upgrade trails within Nose …

  • Big Rock Brewery's 360-degree beer could make you drink faster

    "It comes out of the can faster," said Jackie De Raadt, who works in sales at Zyn Beer and Wine. The southeast Calgary liquor store sells Alberta Genuine Draft (AGD), the only local brand of beer that comes in the novelty tin. De Raadt says it's smart marketing. Sly Fox in Pennsylvania was the first brewing company to …

  • Red Deer RCMP have charged six people after interrupting an aggravated assault in a room at the Aladdin Hotel. Police say the victim was being held in the room against his will and suffered a number of injuries.