Prairies

  • Alberta taxpayers could be on hook for $26B oil refinery
    Alberta taxpayers could be on hook for $26B oil refinery CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    The debate over upgrading bitumen in Alberta has long been fraught with hard-nosed economics facing off against the political desire to add value to raw bitumen —  selling … More »Alberta taxpayers could be on hook for $26B oil refinery

    Alberta taxpayers could be on hook for $26B oil refinery

    The debate over upgrading bitumen in Alberta has long been fraught with hard-nosed economics facing off against the political desire to add value to raw bitumen —  selling it for a higher price, while still creating good jobs in the province. Only one of those plans, the North West Sturgeon Upgrader, went ahead with backing …

  • Alberta's top news stories for Saturday CBC - 7 hours ago

    The latest news from the Alberta campaign trail, a suspicious death in Calgary and a rally demanding the federal government the scrap its proposed anti-terror bill.  More »Alberta's top news stories for Saturday

    The latest news from the Alberta campaign trail, a suspicious death in Calgary and a rally demanding the federal government the scrap its proposed anti-terror bill. 

  • Paula Stiles identified as mother of three killed in Sherwood Park
    Paula Stiles identified as mother of three killed in Sherwood Park CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    The mother of three who was killed in her Sherwood Park home on Wednesday was "absolutely devoted to her daughters," a family friend told CBC News. "Paula Stiles was … More »Paula Stiles identified as mother of three killed in Sherwood Park

    Paula Stiles identified as mother of three killed in Sherwood Park

    The mother of three who was killed in her Sherwood Park home on Wednesday was "absolutely devoted to her daughters," a family friend told CBC News. "Paula Stiles was the most generous person I have ever met," Edmonton author Todd Babiak said in a statement. Neighbours on a quiet cul-de-sac in Sherwood Park where the body …

  • Sylvan Lake crash victim dies after truck hits guardrail CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    A 20-year old man from Sylvan Lake is dead after the truck he was driving left Highway 11 and hit a guardrail on Friday morning. RCMP said the vehicle rolled, landing … More »Sylvan Lake crash victim dies after truck hits guardrail

    A 20-year old man from Sylvan Lake is dead after the truck he was driving left Highway 11 and hit a guardrail on Friday morning. RCMP said the vehicle rolled, landing upside down in a creek on the side of the highway between Sylvan Lake and Red Deer. The two people were trapped inside the truck and were found by motorists …

  • Margrit Wilson's family continues search for missing woman
    Margrit Wilson's family continues search for missing woman CBC - 13 hours ago

    It's been a torturous eight days for Linda Arndt. On April 9, her sister, Margrit Wilson, walked away from an Edmonton psychiatric facility. Wilson had been seeing … More »Margrit Wilson's family continues search for missing woman

    Margrit Wilson's family continues search for missing woman

    It's been a torturous eight days for Linda Arndt. On April 9, her sister, Margrit Wilson, walked away from an Edmonton psychiatric facility. Wilson had been seeing a doctor regularly at Villa Caritas, a mental health facility that caters to seniors, for severe depression and delusional thoughts. Two weeks later, Wilson …

  • Bill C-51 protesters demand Tories scrap anti-terror legislation
    Bill C-51 protesters demand Tories scrap anti-terror legislation CBC - 9 hours ago

    More than one hundred people gathered in downtown Edmonton Saturday, kicking off another round of protests over Canada's proposed anti-terror law. "I hope they're listening … More »Bill C-51 protesters demand Tories scrap anti-terror legislation

    Bill C-51 protesters demand Tories scrap anti-terror legislation

    More than one hundred people gathered in downtown Edmonton Saturday, kicking off another round of protests over Canada's proposed anti-terror law. "I hope they're listening to everyone across the country who is out speaking about C-51," said Jenna Broomfield, a University of Alberta law student who spoke to the crowd. …

  • Guevera Wilson Clorina gets life with 35-year minimum CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    Guevera Wilson Clorina has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 35 years. Clorina had pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his cousin's wife, Chona … More »Guevera Wilson Clorina gets life with 35-year minimum

    Guevera Wilson Clorina has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 35 years. Clorina had pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his cousin's wife, Chona Manzano, and their five-year-old son Gabrial two years ago. Manzano's husband had sponsored Clorina to come to Canada. Carla MacPhail, one of the …

  • Calgary homicide detectives on scene at suspicious death in southeast
    Calgary homicide detectives on scene at suspicious death in southeast CBC - 17 hours ago

    A man's body was found by a passer-by outside of a strip mall on Macloed Trail on Saturday morning. Investigators taped off the area around the strip mall and canvassed … More »Calgary homicide detectives on scene at suspicious death in southeast

    Calgary homicide detectives on scene at suspicious death in southeast

    A man's body was found by a passer-by outside of a strip mall on Macloed Trail on Saturday morning. Investigators taped off the area around the strip mall and canvassed the area for CCTV footage.

  • Shaw dials back on bundling home phone with its other services CBC - Sat, 18 Apr, 2015

    This is a trend that has been eating away at Shaw Communications subscriber numbers, so it decided to no longer push the issue. More »Shaw dials back on bundling home phone with its other services

    This is a trend that has been eating away at Shaw Communications subscriber numbers, so it decided to no longer push the issue.

  • Citadel Theatre bracing for LRT construction
    Citadel Theatre bracing for LRT construction CBC - 20 hours ago

    The theatre is at the heart of a massive construction project that will rip up the avenue between 95th and 102nd streets starting in the fall of 2015. "They'll go some … More »Citadel Theatre bracing for LRT construction

    Citadel Theatre bracing for LRT construction

    The theatre is at the heart of a massive construction project that will rip up the avenue between 95th and 102nd streets starting in the fall of 2015. "They'll go some place where it's less hassle, and there's lots of choice," said Penny Ritco, the theatre's executive director. The construction of the Valley Line LRT, …

  • The two students testified they had to try to do their daily prayers in secret, sometimes outside in the snow. "We're not discriminating against anybody at the school on the basis of religion," said Neil Webber, the president and founder of Webber Academy.

  • Two people from Red Deer have been charged with human trafficking under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The charges were laid after a 10-month investigation by the Calgary RCMP Federal Serious Organized Crime unit. Police say the investigation began after provincial employment officials contacted the RCMP …

  • The third annual Pow! Parade of Wonders made its way through downtown Calgary this morning.

  • The World Naked Bike Ride is set to streak through the streets of Edmonton on June 13. "If a small place like that can support it, and we can look at other ways to transport ourselves, why not Edmonton?" Enman said. The World Naked Bike Ride is an international movement. This will be the first for Edmonton.

  • In an effort to bring attention to climate change and corporate greed, comedy troupe The Yes Men stage are back with a third film documenting their phoney events and elaborate hoaxes. Shows are at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary.

  • 95th Avenue bike lanes may detour onto service roads

    City councillors will examine if there's enough room for vehicles to share the road with cyclists on 95th Avenue between 156th and 163rd streets.

  • Horse export protesters picket Calgary airport meeting

    Animal rights groups crashed the YYC Airport Authority's annual general meeting on Thursday to protest the shipment of live horses overseas for meat. Anita Virginillo is with the Calgary Animal Rights Effort. Virginillo says horses must be shipped live because the meat is considered a delicacy in Japan. Annual horse …

  • Some homes west of Millarville in southern Alberta are being evacuated because of a grass fire. The Municipal District of Foothills says the blaze is located near Quirk Creek and Highway 549 west of Highway 762. There is also a grass fire north of Okotoks overpass at the Highway 2 interchange with Highway 2A and Highway 552E. …

  • Police are asking for help from the public as they search for the man believed responsible for a string of armed robberies in northeast Calgary.

  • An inmate has escaped from the Bowden Institution's minimum security unit about 100 kilometres north of Calgary. Officials realized Sylvain Martin, 50, was not accounted for during their 10:30 p.m MT count on Thursday, said the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) in a release.