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Erika Tucker

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Calgary, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Erika:

48 puppies and dogs rescued from northern Alberta; many to be adopted through Calgary society

"We were pretty flabbergasted to find as many animals as we did. " → Read More

Wildfire spurs emergency evacuation in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass

The out-of-control wildfire was located between Sentinel Industrial Park and Coleman Tuesday afternoon, moving quickly towards the town. → Read More

Calgary police to host support session in wake of Las Vegas shooting

The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Unit, Calgary Distress Centre, Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team and victim assistance teams from Okotoks and Airdrie will co-host the session Friday, Oct. 13. → Read More

Family of Alberta woman killed in Las Vegas shooting ‘overwhelmed’ by outpouring of support

A friend of Tara Roe released two statements on Friday: one from her husband and another signed by her parents and sister. → Read More

Southeastern Alberta farmers, ranchers demand compensation from military following massive fire

Farmers say CFB Suffield should have waited for rain before detonating an ordnance and added the military should be responsible for replacing all losses in the community, including cattle bales, potential vet bills related to the calves. → Read More

Wildfire ‘firmly established’ within Waterton Lakes National Park boundary, more evacuations ordered

"It gets a little worrisome because we see how far the fire's moved and how close it's getting." → 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

Quebec woman killed taking photos at popular tourist spot near Field, B.C.

Alcohol was not a factor in the fatal crash, RCMP said. → Read More

Verdant Creek wildfire Tuesday: crews work on spot fires, prepare to leave Sunshine Village

Parks Canada says drivers should expect that Highway 93 South will continue to be affected by the Verdant Creek wildfire. → Read More

New WestJet discount airline ‘may be based outside of Calgary’

“We are continuing our work on this and other elements related to the launch of the airline." → Read More

Wildfire smoke continues to affect Highway 93 for Alberta, B.C. drivers Monday

DriveBC is recommending people use Highway 93 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. MT on Monday of the long weekend. → Read More

Young Calgary cancer patient recovering from liver transplant needs ‘a miracle’

Shortly before her second birthday, Greta had been diagnosed with hepatablastoma, a rare form of pediatric liver cancer. → Read More

Curling Canada urges clubs to implement helmet policy for young curlers

The organization will urge clubs and facilities to “implement helmet-use initiatives in beginner and novice curling programs,” with a focus on the under-12 age category. → Read More

Coach describes ‘moment of panic’ as grizzly bear joins Banff high school rugby practice

Parks Canada identified the grizzly as Bear 148, a six-and-a-half-year-old female that's had two recent encounters with people in the area. → Read More

Bathroom bear cubs to be released in Alberta park after rehab in Ontario: wildlife society

The Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ontario typically rehabilitates between 10 and 20 bears per year, with an average of about 14. → Read More

Matthew de Grood vows not to relapse as victims’ families ask board to deny request for privileges

Every year, Matthew de Grood’s status is reviewed by an Alberta provincial court judge, two psychiatrists and community members. → Read More

Aunt and uncle on trial for abuse of young children whose parents died in 2006 car crash

The Crown alleges it was a teacher who first noticed there was a problem when one of the children came to school with a “swollen and bruised face” in January 2011. → Read More

Edmonton mother and son shaken after car rammed; dad nearly run down

A man is facing three counts of attempted murder after an altercation then an incident involving a family with a young son. → Read More

Teen missing from Kamloops area for 1 month could be in B.C. or Alberta: RCMP

Police said the teen went missing from a local medical facility on Feb. 20 and was seen in the Kamloops area four days later. → Read More

Bovine tuberculosis outbreak: beef producers say majority of cattle released from quarantine

The group said cattle released after the negative test results carry no higher risk than other Canadian animals, suggesting the risk may be lower since the whole herd underwent strict testing. → Read More