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Michelle Butterfield is The Huffington Post Alberta's Associate News Editor. She was previously an online editor at The Calgary Herald.

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Mayerthorpe Vigil To Honour Fallen 4 On 10 Year Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 2:59 PM

Ten years after four Mounties were gunned down in the line of duty in Mayerthorpe, Alta., residents will gather to remember the victims with a candlelight vigil.

Leo Johnston, Anthony Gordon, Brock Myrol and Peter Schiemann were killed March 3, 2005 by James Roszko after they were called to...

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Alberta Photographer Of The Month: Andrea Halwas And Chad Larsen (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 11:59 AM

With spring right around the corner, we have to admit we're excited.

Like many other Albertans, we're ready to shed our winter woolies, trade our skis for hiking boots, and hit the mountain trails.

These stunning photos of Alberta wildlife are just fueling that fire.

Husband-and-wife photography...

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Simon Beck Brings His Snowshoe Art To Alberta (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 11:45 AM

The astonishing snow art of Simon Beck has finally made its way to Alberta's mountains.

Beck, a British snowshoe artist, has been carving out masterpieces in snowy vistas around the world for years. He's become famous for his large scale designs of snow symmetry, and...

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Second Child Dies In Accidental Fort McMurray Poisoning

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 4:05 PM

A second child has died in a case of accidental poisoning in Fort McMurray.

Several media reports confirm a two-year-old toddler died after he was inadvertently exposed to phosphide gas that was released from pesticide pellets meant to kill bed bugs.

His death was announced at Thurday's...

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Lianne Moseley's Comic Book Makeup Transformations Are Amazing

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 1:16 PM

Holy comic book makeup, Batman!

Calgary makeup artist Lianne Moseley is turning heads with her ability to transform regular folk into superheroes — no phone booth required!

By day, the 25-year-old freelance makeup artist applies her skills to brides and models.

But by night, much like the superheroes she creates,...

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Adam Tang, Calgary Driver Who Drove Manhattan In 24 Minutes, Flees New York

(6) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 4:37 PM

A Calgary driver who is on the lam from New York authorities after posting a video of himself speeding around Manhattan insists he didn't do anything that bad.

Adam Tang, 32, was arrested in 2014 after he posted a dash cam video of himself driving the 42.6-kilometre loop around...

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Calgary Public Art Program Spared Cuts

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 3:44 PM

The City of Calgary's Public Art Program will remain intact next year, despite a motion to have it suspended while the province faces financial woes due to the falling price of oil.

On Monday, city councillors voted 9-5 against a motion to debate freezing the program, reports...

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Best Steaks In Alberta: Here's Where To Find Them

(18) Comments | Posted February 21, 2015 | 12:33 PM

A few things spring to mind when you hear Alberta mentioned — towering mountains, rolling foothills, and, of course, Alberta beef.

The province has become synonymous with choice cuts of AAA beef, and chowing down on a delicious and tender steak is at the top of most people's list...

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No Shortage Of Love For FFWD Weekly (TWEETS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 12:41 PM

Fast Forward Weekly, one of Calgary's most beloved publications, has announced it won't be running a print publication anymore.

The free alt-weekly announced Friday it would stop the presses after 19 years of covering Calgary news, arts and entertainment.

According to a statement on...

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Paul Demarais, Calgary Bus Driver, Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teen Passenger

(9) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 12:07 PM

Police have charged a former City of Calgary bus driver with the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl more than seven years ago.

Paul Rene Desmarais, 61, faces charges of sexual assault, sexual interference with a child under 16, and sexual contact with a youth by a person...

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Rocky View County Mansion Comes With 2-Storey Library And Private Island (PHOTOS)

(8) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 4:04 PM

A sprawling home just outside of Calgary has hit the market for $9.7 million, and despite being on the landlocked foothills, it comes with its own private island.

This 13,000 sq.-ft. home sits on a 117 acre gated property, that offers enough room to put your boat...

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Castle Mountain Closing Early Due To Lack Of Snow

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 12:45 PM

While much of the country is contending with frigid temperatures and mountains of snow (we're so sorry, Eastern Canada) one ski hill in Alberta is shutting down operations early due to lack of snow and unseasonably warm weather.

Instead of celebrating Family Day on the...

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Shot Fired On Deerfoot Trail In Case Of Violent Road Rage

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Calgary police are looking for a driver who shot at the car of another motorist in a violent case of road rage Monday night.

Police say the incident took place just before 8 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Deerfoot Trail near the Southland Drive exit.

The driver of...

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These Photos Illustrate The Breakneck Speed Of Calgary Development

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 4:22 PM

It's hard to believe the most of these photos are less than 100 years old.

It just goes to show how far Calgary has come in its short history and how quickly development has happened, starting in the downtown core and extending out.

Many of these photographs and...

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Curtis Jade Tyson Healy Charged With First-Degree Murder In Dawns Baptiste Death

(1) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Calgary police have laid charges in the death of 31-year-old Dawns Baptiste.

Curtis Jade Tyson Healy, 25, was arrested late Saturday night. He faces a charge of first-degree murder.

Last Thursday police found a woman lying dead in a backyard in the 0-100 block of Whitworth Road N.E,...

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Edmonton's Most Wanted, February 2015 (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 5:36 PM

Recognize any of these faces, Edmonton?

The Edmonton Police Service has released an updated list of their most wanted for February 2015.

Some may be wanted for the severity of a single offence, while others may be sought due to the prolific nature of a crime or number of outstanding...

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More Than 1,000 Snowmobilers In Whitecourt (Unofficially) Smash World Record (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:38 PM

Albertans sure do love their snow machines, so it only makes sense one small town has unofficially broken the record for most snowmobiles on parade.

More than 1,000 snowmobilers turned up in Whitecourt Thursday night, hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest parade of...

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4-Year-Old Painter Cosette Swart Raising Thousands For Charity (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 1:57 PM

Are Cosette Swart's paintings the stuff of prodigy or are they simply child's play?

The four-year-old Calgary artist has sold more than 60 paintings in her short career, raising more than $4,000 for charity, according to the National Post.

People around the world are scooping up...

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Man Attacked With Hatchet In Edmonton Food Court Bathroom

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Edmonton police have two people in custody and are searching for a third after a man was attacked with a hatchet in the bathroom of an downtown mall Monday.

Officers say they were called to the Scotia Place basement food court just after 2 p.m., on reports of an...

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Miles Jarvis Clark Charged With Sexual Assault Of Boy At Calgary Dayhome

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 11:07 AM

Calgary police have charged a man with the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old boy at a local dayhome.

Miles Jarvis Clark, 51, has been charged with sexual interference with a child under 16 years.

He was arrested Feb. 5, after the boy told his parents he was...

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