Prairies

  • Calgary-Foothills byelection heats up with war of words
    Calgary-Foothills byelection heats up with war of words CBC - 14 hours ago

    The war of words is ramping up in the homestretch of the Calgary-Foothills byelection, with the NDP's Bob Hawkesworth calling out his Wildrose competitor for what he … More »Calgary-Foothills byelection heats up with war of words

    Calgary-Foothills byelection heats up with war of words

    The war of words is ramping up in the homestretch of the Calgary-Foothills byelection, with the NDP's Bob Hawkesworth calling out his Wildrose competitor for what he says is a disrespectful Chinese-language flyer. "All I can say is I find it deeply disappointing that this should be the way that others are conducting their …

  • Alberta's business calendar: A look at the week ahead CBC - 23 hours ago

    This week, Alberta's finance minister will deliver a fiscal update for the province, and Statistics Canada will release GDP numbers for the second quarter as well as … More »Alberta's business calendar: A look at the week ahead

    This week, Alberta's finance minister will deliver a fiscal update for the province, and Statistics Canada will release GDP numbers for the second quarter as well as job numbers for August, giving us a good sense where our economy stood over the spring and summer. At 1:30 MT Monday, Alberta's finance minister Joe Ceci …

  • Man in hospital after motorcycle hits train CBC - 9 hours ago

    A man is in life-threatening condition after his motorcycle collided with a train on a rural road east of Edson Sunday afternoon. Edson RCMP were called to the scene, … More »Man in hospital after motorcycle hits train

    A man is in life-threatening condition after his motorcycle collided with a train on a rural road east of Edson Sunday afternoon. Edson RCMP were called to the scene, at Range Road 154 near Township Road 542, at around 12:30 p.m.. It was the second motorcycle injury in northern Alberta Sunday.

  • Grizzly bear attacks ATV riders west of Calgary CBC - 15 hours ago

    One man is in hospital after he and another man were charged by a grizzly bear while they were riding ATVs in the MD of Bighorn west of Calgary. The two men were riding ATVs when … More »Grizzly bear attacks ATV riders west of Calgary

    One man is in hospital after he and another man were charged by a grizzly bear while they were riding ATVs in the MD of Bighorn west of Calgary. The two men were riding ATVs when they came across the grizzly bear and her cubs.

  • Southwest home invasion being investigated CBC - 10 hours ago

    Calgary police are investigating a home invasion in the 99 hundred block of 26 Street in southwest Calgary. More »Southwest home invasion being investigated

    Calgary police are investigating a home invasion in the 99 hundred block of 26 Street in southwest Calgary.

  • Hawrelak Lake cleared for triathlon after algae scare
    Hawrelak Lake cleared for triathlon after algae scare CBC - 10 hours ago

    This year's world triathlon championships will remain an actual triathlon, following fears that algae might sink the swimming portion of the race. More »Hawrelak Lake cleared for triathlon after algae scare

    Hawrelak Lake cleared for triathlon after algae scare

    This year's world triathlon championships will remain an actual triathlon, following fears that algae might sink the swimming portion of the race.

  • Ashley Callingbull, First Nations woman, crowned Mrs. Universe CBC - 13 hours ago

    A 25-year-old from Alberta's Enoch Cree Nation has become the first First Nations woman — and the first Canadian — to win the Mrs. Universe pageant. Ashley Callingbull, … More »Ashley Callingbull, First Nations woman, crowned Mrs. Universe

    A 25-year-old from Alberta's Enoch Cree Nation has become the first First Nations woman — and the first Canadian — to win the Mrs. Universe pageant. Ashley Callingbull, whose married name is Ashley Burnham, was crowned as the winner in Belarus Saturday night. The Mrs. Universe competition, which started in 2007, is an …

  • Calgary homicides raise concerns over domestic violence
    Calgary homicides raise concerns over domestic violence CBC - 13 hours ago

    There have been three murders this summer in Calgary related to domestic violence and experts are hoping these tragedies will focus attention on the high level of domestic … More »Calgary homicides raise concerns over domestic violence

    Calgary homicides raise concerns over domestic violence

    There have been three murders this summer in Calgary related to domestic violence and experts are hoping these tragedies will focus attention on the high level of domestic and sexual violence in our community. "The Calgary police respond to over 18,000 calls a year and that's at least two calls per hour, every hour of …

  • Crash kills man, injures another south of Slave Lake CBC - 14 hours ago

    A head-on collision near Slave Lake has left one driver dead and another with injuries.  More »Crash kills man, injures another south of Slave Lake

    A head-on collision near Slave Lake has left one driver dead and another with injuries. 

  • Crash in Priddis leaves woman dead, man injured CBC - 17 hours ago

    Police were called to a rollover on 240 Street West just north of Highway 22 shortly after 6 p.m. and pulled a man in his mid-30s — who was pinned inside the vehicle — from … More »Crash in Priddis leaves woman dead, man injured

    Police were called to a rollover on 240 Street West just north of Highway 22 shortly after 6 p.m. and pulled a man in his mid-30s — who was pinned inside the vehicle — from the wreck. A woman in her mid-20s was also in the vehicle but was pronounced dead at the scene. Early into the investigation it appears the vehicle …

  • Alberta's Energy Regulator (AER) says "deficiencies" in documentation and pipeline monitoring prompted the decision to suspend 95 pipelines operated by Nexen Energy at an oilsands site. Pipeline operators in Alberta are required to keep records on how they monitor pipelines, according to Bob Curran, AER's director of public …

  • With or without the royalty review, a Calgary business expert predicts more layoffs are coming in the energy industry. "I think there's going to be another layoff coming in September-October... because the hedge is coming off the forward price and also the economic conditions, irrespective of the royalty review," said …

  • Fire at Syncrude oilsands site CBC - Sat, 29 Aug, 2015

    Syncrude spokesman Will Gibson said the fire was extinguished quickly and no injuries were reported. Gibson said they did not evacuate the facility, which deals mostly with sulphur, but they did turn contractors away from the plant Saturday, both for safety reasons and to preserve the area for investigation. "We will …

  • Police are investigating a possible sexual assault in northwest Calgary.

  • Calgary-Foothills byelection could have low turnout

    Voters in Calgary-Foothills are facing their third provincial election in less than a year — during a federal election — after former premier Jim Prentice resigned his seat the night his party was defeated. "Kids go back to school on September 1st — parents are going to be struggling with that change. Traffic patterns …

  • Two people have been taken to hospital after a stabbing in northeast Calgary early this morning. 

  • Nexen Energy has been ordered to suspend operations on 95 pipelines at its Long Lake oilsands operation in northern Alberta, where five million litres of bitumen, sand and oil leaked last month. The order, issued Friday by the Alberta Energy Regulator, immediately suspends 15 pipeline licences. AER took the action after …

  • Calgary air quality: When is the smoke going to clear?

    The air quality in Calgary is at six — or moderate risk — on Friday evening. Mandeep Dhaliwal, the air-quality program manager with the Calgary Region Airshed Zone, says the city might see some relief starting Saturday if rain helps crews battling the wildfires in Washington state and British Columbia.

  • Sometimes the best part of your summer vacation is the time you spend relaxing on the couch with your favourite on-demand streaming service.

  • A bee farmer got stung by a theft this week after someone stole about 600,000 bees from his property near Innisfail, Alta.