Prairies

  • Mayor demands action as social housing crisis looms
    Mayor demands action as social housing crisis looms CBC - 8 hours ago

    Mayor Don Iveson says he will ask city staff to come up with a plan to deal with a looming social housing crisis that could leave thousands of Edmonton families homeless. … More »Mayor demands action as social housing crisis looms

    Mayor demands action as social housing crisis looms

    Mayor Don Iveson says he will ask city staff to come up with a plan to deal with a looming social housing crisis that could leave thousands of Edmonton families homeless. Social housing agreements between the federal and provincial governments will expire over the next 10 to 15 years, which means units will no longer be …

  • Joshua Mitchell now charged with murder in Calgary gas-and-dash death
    Joshua Mitchell now charged with murder in Calgary gas-and-dash death CBC - Tue, 30 Jun, 2015

    The charges against a Calgary man accused of killing gas station attendant Maryam Rashidi in a hit and run have been upgraded to second-degree murder. Joshua Mitchell, … More »Joshua Mitchell now charged with murder in Calgary gas-and-dash death

    Joshua Mitchell now charged with murder in Calgary gas-and-dash death

    The charges against a Calgary man accused of killing gas station attendant Maryam Rashidi in a hit and run have been upgraded to second-degree murder. Joshua Mitchell, 20, was originally charged with criminal negligence causing death, hit and run causing death, dangerous driving causing death, possession of stolen property …

  • Alberta finishes 2014-15 with more than $1B surplus
    Alberta finishes 2014-15 with more than $1B surplus CBC - 10 hours ago

    Alberta finished the fiscal year with more than a $1-billion surplus, the first surplus in six years, according to an  annual financial report released Tuesday. The … More »Alberta finishes 2014-15 with more than $1B surplus

    Alberta finishes 2014-15 with more than $1B surplus

    Alberta finished the fiscal year with more than a $1-billion surplus, the first surplus in six years, according to an  annual financial report released Tuesday. The surplus was $1.1 billion on a consolidated basis, or $1.4 billion under the much-maligned fiscal plan basis which the Jim Prentice government abandoned in …

  • Rattlesnakes not the only danger in Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park
    Rattlesnakes not the only danger in Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park CBC - 11 hours ago

    After a nine-year-old girl was bitten by a rattlesnake Friday in Dinosaur Provincial Park, we wondered just how common they are — and what other creepy crawlers lurk … More »Rattlesnakes not the only danger in Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park

    Rattlesnakes not the only danger in Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park

    After a nine-year-old girl was bitten by a rattlesnake Friday in Dinosaur Provincial Park, we wondered just how common they are — and what other creepy crawlers lurk in Alberta's Badlands. ​"She was not doing anything to provoke the rattlesnake but she was walking through the campsite area," said Andrew Hunt, the acting …

  • Meaghan Mikkelson, Olympic medallist, taps Twitter for help with baby name CBC - 5 hours ago

    Olympic gold medallist Meaghan Mikkelson and her husband are turning to Twitter for baby names. Mikkelson, a two-time gold medallist in women's hockey, and her husband … More »Meaghan Mikkelson, Olympic medallist, taps Twitter for help with baby name

    Olympic gold medallist Meaghan Mikkelson and her husband are turning to Twitter for baby names. Mikkelson, a two-time gold medallist in women's hockey, and her husband Scott Reid are expecting a son in September. The bracket will be on Mikkelson's website meaghanmikkelson.com.

  • Flash flooding causes problems near Chinook Centre CBC - 7 hours ago

     A storm caused some flash flooding in south Calgary, tying up traffic during the afternoon commute. More »Flash flooding causes problems near Chinook Centre

     A storm caused some flash flooding in south Calgary, tying up traffic during the afternoon commute.

  • Medicine Hat issued air quality advisory CBC - 11 hours ago

    Due to smoky conditions caused by wildfires in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Alberta Health Services has issued an air quality advisory for the Medicine Hat area. … More »Medicine Hat issued air quality advisory

    Due to smoky conditions caused by wildfires in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Alberta Health Services has issued an air quality advisory for the Medicine Hat area. Alberta's Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) provides a number from 1 to 10 to indicate the level of relative health risk associated with local air quality. …

  • Glenrose Hospital staff members identified in Highway 2 crash near Ponoka CBC - 8 hours ago

    Two staff members at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton have been identified as the victims in a fatal head-on crash near Ponoka on Saturday afternoon. Mercedes Dizon worked … More »Glenrose Hospital staff members identified in Highway 2 crash near Ponoka

    Two staff members at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton have been identified as the victims in a fatal head-on crash near Ponoka on Saturday afternoon. Mercedes Dizon worked in adult rehabilitation for 10 years, and most recently in the office of the site medical director. The two worked together for many years …

  • Henry the rescue cat recovering after leg amputation CBC - 11 hours ago

    Henry, the little cat who could, has lost his leg but is recovering well, says a spokesperson for the Edmonton Humane Society. Henry won the hearts of many Edmontonians … More »Henry the rescue cat recovering after leg amputation

    Henry, the little cat who could, has lost his leg but is recovering well, says a spokesperson for the Edmonton Humane Society. Henry won the hearts of many Edmontonians last month when he was found on the side of a highway. "Henry was very badly injured," society spokeswoman Kolbi Kukurba told CBC News on Tuesday mor …

  • Semi-truck unstuck at entrance to High Level bridge
    Semi-truck unstuck at entrance to High Level bridge CBC - 15 hours ago

    The driver of a semi-truck who crashed into the streetcar trolly bridge at the north end of the High Level bridge will be fired, says a manager with Western Logistics, … More »Semi-truck unstuck at entrance to High Level bridge

    Semi-truck unstuck at entrance to High Level bridge

    The driver of a semi-truck who crashed into the streetcar trolly bridge at the north end of the High Level bridge will be fired, says a manager with Western Logistics, the company she was driving for. The truck, which was transporting office furniture, became stuck when the driver attempted to drive underneath the trestle …

  • Calgary gives up on Connect card, wants $5M back

    The city wants $5 million back after scrapping a plan to offer electronic fares for public transit riders. Transit director Doug Morgan says they don't know why Schneider Electric can design and operate similar systems in other cities, but can't get its technology to work in Calgary. The saga began in 2010 when a Spanish …

  • The fire happened at a rural home at about 4 a.m. on Monday, say Olds RCMP. By the time fire fighters arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. RCMP investigators found two bodies in the home on Tuesday and have sent them to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

  • Alberta PC MLAs Jonathan Denis, Christine Cusanelli on life after politics

    It's been almost eight weeks since the NDP shocked the province with their majority win to form the Alberta government. ​This former Tory MLA for Calgary-Currie and minister of Tourism, Parks, and Recreation says she is going back to school. When she was elected in 2012, Cusanelli was given a four-year leave from the …

  • Fox Creek work camp stabbing leaves 2 dead

    Jason Curtis told CBC News. Police found the two bodies and a man armed with a knife. The man was shot and taken by air ambulance to hospital in Edmonton with serious injuries, said Dan Laville, spokesman for ASIRT, a provincial agency that investigates all shootings involving police.

  • Canada Day: 5 things to do in Calgary

    The City of Calgary promises a huge party on Wednesday. But apparently, this is just a warm-up for what's to come. "All I can say is wait for the 150th anniversary of Canada. Witness an attempt to set a record for the most people doing Tai Chi at the same time in Canada.

  • A Calgary deli has recalled Polish sausage over Listeria concerns.

  • The 26-year-old cowboys, along with three other members of their family, will compete against each other in the saddle bronc event at the Calgary Stampede. "I'll keep coming until they tell me I'm too old," says Jesse.

  • Deadly and dangerous crosswalks to get an upgrade

    Victims injured while crossing city streets are hopeful other pedestrians will be spared, now that the city plans to overhaul the deadliest and most dangerous crossings. The transportation department unveiled new criteria for improving crosswalks with a greater emphasis on danger and community complaints, as opposed to …

  • Calgary mortgage broker upswing reflects CMHC trend

    The Calgary real estate market is reflecting the results of aCanada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) surveythat suggests more than half of first-time home buyers are using mortgage brokers to get financing. It's a trend that is reflected in Calgary's housing market where people are making the biggest purchase of …

  • Calgary taxi demand low during economic downturn, says cab driver

    Rupinder Gill drives past about a dozen cabs downtown, then makes a left and drives past about a dozen more. In his 28 years driving cabs in Calgary, he has never had to share the road with so much competition. "It's a tough situation right now," said the president of Calgary United Cabs.