Entries by Seema Dhawan from 05/2013

YYC Burger Week: Calgary To Host Battle For The Best Burger

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

It's a burger lover's dream come true. An entire week, dedicated to finding the best burger in Calgary, with dishes created to impress. Calgary ...

Ted Cruz Ponders Presidential Run; Tea Party Obama 'Birthers' Silent

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz, the Calgary-born conservative darling, has made a big splash in just five months as a U.S. senator — and now he's apparently ...

Glenwood Wants To Join Saskatchewan; Doesn't Agree With Manitoba

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

SOURIS, Man. - A disgruntled rural municipality in southwestern Manitoba wants to secede from the province and join Saskatchewan.The RM of Glenwood do...

Onion Lake Cree Nation On Flood Alert, 200 People May Leave Homes

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Flooding has prompted a state of emergency on a northwestern Saskatchewan First Nation and officials caution that up to 200 people may be for...

Ducks Land On Mosaic's Waste Water Ponds; Some Die Despite Rescue

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

A spokesman for potash producer Mosaic says about 50 ducks were rescued after landing on waste water ponds at its Belle Plaine mine in southern Saskat...

City Worker Finds Man’s Body In Ditch On Southeast Outskirts Of Edmonton

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A City of Edmonton worker spraying for mosquitoes early Wednesday discovered the body of a young man in a ditch on the city’s southeast o...

Saskatoon Mom Allegedly Put Baby In Garbage, Pleads Guilty To Death Related Charges

Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - A Saskatoon woman accused of putting her dead newborn in a garbage container has pleaded guilty to not obtaining assistance in child birth...

David Yurczyszyn Charged With Sex Assault; Commanding Officer Of Canadian Forces Alberta Base

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

WAINWRIGHT, Alta. - A commanding officer of a Canadian Forces base in Alberta has been charged with sexual assault and drunkenness, a decade after he ...

Alison Redford Tells Schoolkids To Beware Of Opponents Like Wildrose

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Alison Redford is warning schoolchildren to beware of the Opposition Wildrose party because, she says, it is committed to letting A...

Saskatoon Police Believe They've Solved 1963 Homicide

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

Saskatoon police believe they've solved a homicide case that remained a mystery for almost 50 years. With the help of modern technology a...

Calgary Courthouse Package Had No Explosive; Had Wires, Battery: Police

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary police say a package that shut down the courts and a large part of the downtown area had all the elements of an improvised explosive...

Wilton, Saskatchewan Declares Flood Emergency, More Water To Come

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - The number of Saskatchewan communities under flood emergencies has grown and officials warn there's more water to come with the snow melt. ...

Edmonton's Latest Homicide Victim Did Time In Jail For Throwing A Molotov Cocktail At A Mill Woods Home

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

A man’s body found in a ditch Wednesday on the southern edge of Edmonton has been ruled a homicide, marking the city’s seventh slaying of the year...

Hepburn Alcohol Sale: Town Votes In Favour Of Booze Being Sold

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

HEPBURN, Sask. - Residents of Hepburn, Sask., have voted in a referendum to legalize the sale of alcohol in the town's one Co-op grocery store.Unoffic...

Calgary Public Teachers Reluctantly Endorse Provincewide Deal

Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Alberta

Calgary public teachers weren’t doing “cartwheels” when they reluctantly voted in favour of the province's proposed framework agreement Thursday...

Alberta's Energy Leases In Caribou Ranges Put On Hold

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environmentalists are offering a rare pat on the back to the Alberta government after it put a hold on new energy leases in the ranges of t...

Traffic Being Diverted On 119th Street In Southwest Edmonton After Suspicious Package Found

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Police are diverting traffic along a portion of 119th Street in southwest Edmonton after a suspicious package was found on the side of the ...

Meredith Katharine Borowiec Trial Hears Mom Was Visibly Pregnant Three Times

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Co-workers of a Calgary woman accused of killing two of her newborns contacted police investigators after word that a newborn baby had been ...

Kingsway Garden Mall Shooting: Man Shot By Police In Serious Condition

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Police confronted and shot a bleeding, knife-wielding, agitated man in the parking lot of a downtown Edmonton mall.An electrician who was w...

Fort McMurray House Prices: A Look At The Most Expensive Houses For Sale In The Oilsands Region

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's oilsands hub is known for its rising home prices and high-paying jobs. According to a Wood Buffalo Economic Update Report, the average ho...

Mackenzy Woolfsmith, Calgary Toddler's Death Deemed Homicide

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Police in Calgary say the death of a toddler one year ago at a dayhome is now being treated as a homicide, though no charges have yet been l...

Huge Amounts Of Heroin Seized At Calgary Airport (With Video)

Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Canada Border Services Agency seized a record 16 kilograms of suspected heroin at the Calgary International Airport in two separate incidents last...

Alberta Diploma Exams Online By 2017: Education Minister

Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta students will be able to write their diploma exams online starting next year.Education Minister Jeff Johnson says the government is...

Alberta Pipeline Safety Review Should Be Released Say NDP

Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The New Democrats say it's time for the Alberta government to release a report on the safety of oil and natural gas pipelines in the provin...

Redford Government's Budget Brochure Costs $350,000

Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford's government is spending $350,000 to mail out a full-colour budget brochure — something critics suggest is...