Prairies

  • Health Canada warns about use of unregistered bedbug products CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    Health Canada has issued a warning about the extreme danger of phosphine pesticides. Two small children in Fort McMurray died this week after their mother used the pesticide … More »Health Canada warns about use of unregistered bedbug products

    Health Canada has issued a warning about the extreme danger of phosphine pesticides. Two small children in Fort McMurray died this week after their mother used the pesticide to try to kill bedbugs in the family apartment. The family brought the pesticide, which is highly toxic to humans and animals, back from Pakistan …

  • Inclusive Health conference examines health concerns for LGBTQ patients
    Inclusive Health conference examines health concerns for LGBTQ patients CBC - 4 hours ago

    A student-run conference at the University of Alberta is examining the unique health issues faced by the LGBTQ community. “Across all medical schools in North America, … More »Inclusive Health conference examines health concerns for LGBTQ patients

    Inclusive Health conference examines health concerns for LGBTQ patients

    A student-run conference at the University of Alberta is examining the unique health issues faced by the LGBTQ community. “Across all medical schools in North America, they devote about four hours to teaching on all LGBTQ issues,” said Dr. Carys Massarella, who gave the keynote speech at the Inclusive Health conference …

  • Al-Shabaab threats cause cheerleading teams to pull out of West Edmonton Mall event
    Al-Shabaab threats cause cheerleading teams to pull out of West Edmonton Mall ev … CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    Several cheerleading teams have pulled out of a competition at West Edmonton Mall after an online video from an al-Qaeda-linked group named the building as a possible … More »Al-Shabaab threats cause cheerleading teams to pull out of West Edmonton Mall ev …

    Al-Shabaab threats cause cheerleading teams to pull out of West Edmonton Mall event

    Several cheerleading teams have pulled out of a competition at West Edmonton Mall after an online video from an al-Qaeda-linked group named the building as a possible terrorist target. West Edmonton Mall was named on Sunday as a potential target by al-Shabaab, a jihadist group based in Somalia. The company that manages …

  • Lukas Krys' family holds auction to pay for wheelchair-accessible van
    Lukas Krys' family holds auction to pay for wheelchair-accessible van CBC - 6 hours ago

    When Sondra Austin goes anywhere with her 8-year-old son, it is never a simple matter of getting into the family van. Austin said the family needs a wheelchair-accessible … More »Lukas Krys' family holds auction to pay for wheelchair-accessible van

    Lukas Krys' family holds auction to pay for wheelchair-accessible van

    When Sondra Austin goes anywhere with her 8-year-old son, it is never a simple matter of getting into the family van. Austin said the family needs a wheelchair-accessible van. It’s an expensive solution and the family cannot afford the $55,000 pricetag. Instead, the family has looked to the community, hosting a fundraiser …

  • Man charged with multiple sexual assaults around Terwillegar
    Man charged with multiple sexual assaults around Terwillegar CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    Edmonton police have arrested a 31-year-old man following a string of attacks in southwest Edmonton over a two-year span. The man was originally arrested Wednesday in … More »Man charged with multiple sexual assaults around Terwillegar

    Man charged with multiple sexual assaults around Terwillegar

    Edmonton police have arrested a 31-year-old man following a string of attacks in southwest Edmonton over a two-year span. The man was originally arrested Wednesday in connection with a break-in and sexual assault that happened in December. Police now think the same man was involved in four more crimes in Terwillegar last …

  • Local police often not told of national security investigations, experts say
    Local police often not told of national security investigations, experts say CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    Security experts are not surprised local police were unaware a young woman was allegedly recruited by someone in Edmonton to join ISIS. Edmonton police said they were … More »Local police often not told of national security investigations, experts say

    Local police often not told of national security investigations, experts say

    Security experts are not surprised local police were unaware a young woman was allegedly recruited by someone in Edmonton to join ISIS. Edmonton police said they were told about the case by the RCMP shortly before the story was published. Christian Leuprecht, associate dean at the Royal Military College of Canada, said …

  • Thorhild fire destroys 69-year-old church CBC - 6 hours ago

    A fire has destroyed a church that has stood in the community of Thorhild for nearly 70 years. More »Thorhild fire destroys 69-year-old church

    A fire has destroyed a church that has stood in the community of Thorhild for nearly 70 years.

  • Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances
    Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances CBC - 8 hours ago

    With the Wildrose still smarting over the loss of nine MLAs months ago, all three of the party’s leadership hopefuls are hammering the government on its management of … More »Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances

    Wildrose leadership candidates focus on Alberta's finances

    With the Wildrose still smarting over the loss of nine MLAs months ago, all three of the party’s leadership hopefuls are hammering the government on its management of Alberta's finances. The party is in the midst of an accelerated leadership race in anticipation of a spring election. The trio of candidates laid out their …

  • Funeral held for second child dead from pesticide poisoning
    Funeral held for second child dead from pesticide poisoning CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    For the second consecutive day, a Fort McMurray family poisoned by a toxic pesticide is burying a child. The funeral for two-year-old Zia Hassan was held Friday afternoon … More »Funeral held for second child dead from pesticide poisoning

    Funeral held for second child dead from pesticide poisoning

    For the second consecutive day, a Fort McMurray family poisoned by a toxic pesticide is burying a child. The funeral for two-year-old Zia Hassan was held Friday afternoon at the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, one day after his baby sister was also laid to rest. "It’s brutal," said Taj Mohammad, who spoke for the family …

  • 2015 Tim Hortons Brier draws thousands of tourists to Calgary CBC - 10 hours ago

    The 2015 Brier gets underway in Calgary today and while the action will be happening on the ice, the event is going to pay off for tourism in the city. At a time when … More »2015 Tim Hortons Brier draws thousands of tourists to Calgary

    The 2015 Brier gets underway in Calgary today and while the action will be happening on the ice, the event is going to pay off for tourism in the city. At a time when Calgary is facing an economic downturn because of low oil prices, the tournament will bring a welcome boost to business. "When you take into account all …

  • The phone call was played in a Calgary courtroom as Shelley Jones testified in the murder trial of Kristopher Guenther. He is accused of strangling his former fiancée Lacey Jones McKnight and driving around with her body in his car shortly before a suicide attempt.

  • Jim Gray honoured after symbolic swim across Canada

    A crowd — including Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Canadian paralympian Rick Hansen — cheered the 81-year-old on from the deck of the Eau Claire YMCA pool this morning as he completed his challenge. Gray has been called a pioneer in the oilpatch.

  • There has been a sharp increase in the number of Albertans filing consumer proposals as a way to get out from under heavy debt loads, new figures reveal. A consumer proposal is a legally binding process under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act — administered by a bankruptcy trustee — where a debtor offers to pay a creditor …

  • CSIS has little power under its current mandate to prevent recruitment by radical groups such as ISIS, hampering its battle to root out homegrown terrorism, security experts say. In a case linked to Edmonton, a woman said she’s furious her Canadian sister left last summer for the Islamic State, even while she was under …

  • Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is refusing to rule out the possibility of lifting the cap on university tuition in the face of a looming $7-billion revenue gap. Eric Queenan, president of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University, says students — and often their parents — are already struggling to pay tuition. …

  • New campaign launches opposing cuts to post-secondary education

    In the wake of provincial cost-cutting measures, post-secondary institutions in Alberta are bracing for more cuts ahead of the new budget next month. In response, Public Interest Alberta announced a new campaign Friday afternoon aimed at putting more money back into Alberta's post-secondary institutions. Called “Post-Secondary …

  • 2016 Junos coming to Calgary CBC - Fri, 27 Feb, 2015

    Calgary has been selected as host city for next year’s Juno Awards. Calgary last hosted the Junos in 2008, which was a first for the city. "I'm thrilled Calgarians will once again be hosting the Juno Awards," said Calgary Mayor NaheedNenshi in a release.

  • For all the things she was prepared for in Sierra Leone, it was the unexpected death of a colleague that shattered the fragile edge between emotional detachment and grief for Edmonton aid worker Laura Keegan. “Being in an Ebola treatment centre is a very scary thing," Keegan says from her Edmonton home, where she is nearing …

  • New Mount Everest route not considerably safer, says veteran climber

    A Calgary climber says changing the standard route on Mount Everest won't guarantee safe passage. "If you're in the wrong place in the wrong time, you're going to get killed," said Andrew Brash, who summited the mountain in 2006.

  • A private school in Calgary has been shut down by the province. The New Kanata Academy, a Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the city’s northeast, was just granted accreditation last June. “Alberta Education has been trying to work with the school to ensure they were meeting their responsibility to provide a safe and appropriate …