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Cowboys tent to host free country music performances ahead of CCMA Awards

The 2019 CCMA Awards are being held in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Saddledome, with three days of free events leading up to the big presentation. → Read More

2019 Calgary Stampede kicks off Friday with Stampede Parade

Thousands of people will line the streets of downtown Calgary on Friday for the 2019 Stampede Parade. → Read More

Baby delivered in Calgary grocery store parking lot: EMS

EMS rushed to a Calgary grocery store on Wednesday for reports of a woman going into labour – but the baby was born before they arrived. → Read More

Canada-wide warrant issued for Calgary killer missing from halfway house

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for Vernon Pelletier, a Calgary man convicted of manslaughter. → Read More

Robert Leeming charged with second-degree murder of Jasmine Lovett, Aliyah Sanderson

Calgary police have officially charged Robert Leeming with the murder of Jasmine Lovett and her 22-month-old daughter Aliyah Sanderson. → Read More

Alberta paleontologists confirm ‘Scotty’ is world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

“Scotty” lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago. The bones of the 13-metre long dinosaur were discovered during a dig in the province in 1991. → Read More

4.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Alberta Red Deer, Sylvan Lake

Natural Resources Canada said a 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit central Alberta near Sylvan Lake and Red Deer just before 6 a.m. on Monday. → Read More

Tourism Calgary Instagram photo sparks humourous reaction from users

A photo of a snow-covered sculpture posted to Instagram by Tourism Calgary is garnering some pretty funny reactions from social media users. → Read More

Holographic decals at Calgary gas stations warn of potential fraud

The anti-skimming decals show the Crime Stoppers logo and are constructed to break apart if tampered with. → Read More

Alberta massage therapist charged with voyeurism after video of female clients discovered

RCMP in central Alberta have laid charges against a massage therapist after video of his female clients was allegedly discovered on a laptop computer. → Read More

Wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. rescues woman hanging from Calgary bridge

British-Canadian professional wrestler Davey Boy Smith Jr. is crediting his “years of grappling” for helping him save a woman hanging from a Calgary bridge. → Read More

Woman sexually assaulted, burned during 11-hour hotel confinement: Calgary police

Police said the victim was prevented from leaving a hotel room for 11 hours, during which she was physically and sexually assaulted. → Read More

Cat saved after flames engulf Airdrie house in Wednesday morning fire

Investigators are working to determine what sparked a house fire in Airdrie on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Waterton wildfire update: blaze grows by 33,000 hectares, visitor centre lost

The Kenow Mountain wildfire continues to burn in Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park, but officials say the majority of the townsite appears to be intact. → Read More

Grass fire in southeast Alberta leads to state of emergency, evacuation

A fire burning east of Calgary has led to a state of emergency being declared and a mandatory evacuation order being issued. → Read More

Owl trapped in soccer net at Alberta school rescued by RCMP officers

An owl that became trapped in a soccer net at an Alberta elementary school is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued by RCMP officers. → Read More

Calgary father charged with impaired driving in crash that killed teen daughter Meghan Bomford

A Calgary father has been charged with impaired driving in a violent crash last year that killed his teenage daughter and badly injured her best friend. → Read More

Calgarians use social media to share photos, video of possible meteorite

Many Calgarians took to social media on Monday evening to report seeing a possible meteorite streak through the night sky. → Read More

Verdant Creek wildfire update: crews use drones to scan for hotspots

“It's kind of a long, tedious, slow process that will continue for the coming weeks.” → Read More

Alberta woman who allegedly kidnapped son and ran off to Central America arrested in Belize

Police have arrested an Alberta woman accused of abducting her young son back in 2014 and taking him to Central America, where she has been on the run ever since. → Read More