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Parks Canada says camping to resume in national parks on June 22 by reservation only

Parks Canada says initially, camping will only be available to visitors with existing reservations. → Read More

Calgary Stampede announces globe-galloping cowboy as honorary 2020 parade marshal

A Brazilian cowboy set to become only the third person in the world to cross the Americas on horseback is the honorary Calgary Stampede parade marshal for 2020. → Read More

Banff ‘ready to welcome visitors back’ as Alberta eases COVID-19 restrictions

The mayor of Banff says the idyllic mountain town is once again welcoming tourists two months after declaring a state of local emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Self-isolation issues: 4 common healthy-eating challenges and how to solve them

Registered dietician Andrea Holwegner discusses how you can cope with four common eating issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Alberta man possibly exposed to COVID-19 charged after coughing in officer’s face: police

Lethbridge police have charged a 27-year-old man after he allegedly coughed in an officer’s face in an attempt to expose him to COVID-19. → Read More

3 Calgary Catholic School District students test positive for COVID-19

Three Calgary Catholic School District students have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. → Read More

RCMP allege man used rubber chicken during Tim Hortons robbery

RCMP in Airdrie, Alta. are investigating an act of fowl play. → Read More

Calgary police dog Max passes away a month before retirement

Max was set to retire next month after serving with the Calgary Police Service for nearly seven years. → Read More

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