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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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FHRITP, Obscene Prank, Disrespects Reporters On Calgary's Red Mile

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 4:39 PM

With the Calgary Flames now in full playoff mode, a disgusting prank has descended on the city's notorious "Red Mile."

Two journalists have been subject to the obscene "joke" in the past week, while covering playoff-related stories on 17th Avenue Southwest.

It first happened to Global Calgary's Stefan Keyes last...

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Edmonton's Best Bakeries Serve Up Delicious Sweets And Pastries

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 10:57 AM

Edmonton is a city with a burgeoning food scene that seems to grow better and more creative by the month.

But it's not just the city's savoury restaurants that are leading the way — there are plenty of bakeries making their mark on Edmontonian palates, as well.

Duchess...

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What Happens When You Give Calgary Zoo Gorillas A Vancouver Canucks Jersey

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 6:44 PM

In a silly bit of western hockey rivalry, the Calgary Zoo stuffed a Vancouver Canucks jersey and left it inside the gorilla pen Friday.

What happens next is pretty darn adorable.

Check out the antics in the video above.

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Elvis Xerri, Priddis Man, Fights Off Cougar Attacking Girlfriend's Dog

(7) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 1:52 PM

It's a battle no one hopes to ever encounter in Alberta, but Elvis Xerri has lived to tell the tale.

The Priddis man has a few bumps and bruises, but is lucky he wasn't more seriously injured after fighting off a cougar that attacked his girlfriend's dog Monday morning....

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Nenshi Asks For Input Into Bet Against Vancouver Mayor

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 2:02 PM

For the first time in six years the Calgary Flames have made the NHL playoffs, leaving Mayor Naheed Nenshi wondering what's the perfect wager in a bet against Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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Bubbles Urges Nenshi To Halt Closure Of Calgary Trailer Park

(15) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 11:25 AM

Bubbles, one of Canada's most recognized trailer park residents, has a few words for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

The star of "The Trailer Park Boys" went to bat for the residents of Calgary's Midfield Mobile Home Park Monday, asking Nenshi to save the trailer park that is

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Piano-Playing Rescue Dog From Edmonton Is Totally Talented

(3) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 12:15 PM

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Sadie, a German Shepherd/Border Collie-cross from Edmonton, proves that dogs are keen to pick up new talents when patience and practice are allowed.

In a video posted to YouTube last week, the musical rescue dog is seen

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Little Boy's Heart Breaks After Goldfish Flush (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 11:49 AM

Our hearts, they have been broken.

Alberta mom Brooke Geherman recently uploaded a video of her young son, Kowen, saying goodbye to his beloved pet goldfish, "Top."

The video, posted to YouTube last month, shows the small boy give the fish a few sweet departing kisses, before

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Free Things To Do In Alberta This Summer

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 5:26 PM

Summer can be tough on your budget, especially when there are so many awesome activities, festivals, and events to attend.

But this summer doesn't have to break the bank, and you can certainly keep your budget intact while exploring beautiful Alberta.

We've rounded up dozens of free activities...

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Calgary Bus Driver Returns Wallet Containing $1,500 Cash

(11) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Fred Bediako had already kissed his wallet — and the $1,500 US cash inside — goodbye.

The Calgary man realized he had misplaced his wallet after reaching for his transfer when transferring buses Monday.

He thought it was gone for good, he told the Calgary Sun.

“They...

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Marilyn Manson May Press Charges After Lethbridge Denny's Punch

(14) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Marilyn Manson may press charges after he was punched in the face while enjoying a late-night meal at a Denny's restaurant in Lethbridge, Alta. last weekend, his manager has confirmed.

Manson's manager told TMZ the shock rocker was approached by two females in the restaurant...

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Alberta Election Warm-Up Music Is A Nickelback Song Full Of Swears

(31) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Surely the Alberta PC government didn't mean to choose such terrible (and offensive) warm-up music for today's election announcement, did they?

Observers waiting for Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's election call on Tuesday morning were shocked to hear an unedited version of Nickelback's "Burn It To The Ground" blasting...

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Edmonton Corpse Flower Blooms Once Again

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 12:14 PM

Alberta stinkiest flower has bloomed once more!

"Putrella," the corpse flower at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, opened up overnight Monday, welcoming gardeners and staff with its terrible scent when they arrived to work Tuesday morning.

“It finally happened this morning at 3 a.m.!!,” a status update...

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Assault Rifle Stolen From Calgary Officer's Car

(25) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 2:06 PM

A Calgary police officer has been suspended with pay after his firearm and 56 rounds of ammunition were stolen out of the back of his personal vehicle over the weekend.

The officer told investigators he planned to take the Colt C8 semi-automatic rifle home to clean on Saturday night,...

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Even More Great Places To Eat In Rural Alberta

(18) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 10:45 AM

It's nearing road trip season in Alberta once again, which means it's also an excellent chance to check out some of the province's best eats.

Sure, Calgary and Edmonton both have some excellent restaurants, but we know from experience that sometimes the best places to dine are found off...

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Alberta Photographer Of The Month: Randee Armstrong (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2015 | 10:27 AM

Never before have we seen such a dreamy Alberta.

We became introduced to Edmonton wedding and lifestyle photographer Randee Armstrong's work a few months back and could not wait to feature her creative and emotional work as March's Alberta Photographer of the Month.

Randee's photography is a...

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Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory Corpse Flower, Putrella, Will Bloom Again

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Edmonton's stinkiest flower is getting set to bloom again.

Putrella, the cleverly-named corpse flower at the Muttart Conservatory, will unleash her putrid smell upon visitors once again, the City of Edmonton confirmed on Twitter earlier this week.

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Alberta Budget: Video Mocks What Prentice Was Really Thinking In Televised Address

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:33 PM

The folks over at The Hill have done it again. Months after bringing us a side-splitting parody of the Alberta PC party's woes, this time they've created a clever send-up of Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's televised address from earlier this week. While a very serious Prentice...

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Edmonton Tunnel Is A Total Mystery

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 3:07 PM

It turns out Toronto is not the only Canadian city that can lay claim to a mysterious underground tunnel.

An Edmonton restaurant owner has discovered a tunnel in his building's basement, and he's offering a free meal to anyone who can solve the mystery.

Mike Bhatnagar,...

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Students FED UP With Sexism In Edmonton's Restaurant Scene

(27) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 1:13 PM

Fed up with sexism in Edmonton's restaurant scene, four University of Alberta students are taking it upon themselves to call out the most offensive establishments.

The Women's Studies students have created F.E.D. U.P. YEG — Feminist Eatery Database Undercover Project — a website where people can anonymously...

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