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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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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi Shortlisted For World Mayor Prize

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 1:57 PM

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has made the official short list for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international search for the world's best mayor.

Nenshi, who has been elected twice as mayor, is just one of four North American mayors, and 26 mayors worldwide, to...

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Albertans Plan To Spend The Most The Holiday Season

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 1:48 PM

There will be nothing Grinchy about Albertans' spending this holiday season.

Albertans plan to shell out the most cash of all Canadians this year, according to a recent Bank of Montreal survey, with the average person predicting they'll spend approximately $1,947 over the holiday season.

By contrast, Quebecers...

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Gary Moostoos, Aboriginal Outreach Worker, Banned From Edmonton Mall

(7) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Gary Moostoos, an aboriginal outreach worker in Edmonton, says he was kicked out a mall after being profiled by security workers.

Moostoos, a well-repected elder and cultural support worker at Boyle Street Community Services, told CTV News he was eating in the City Centre Mall food court Monday afternoon...

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Video About Guy Who Backs Up Cars In Edmonton Is Totally Weird

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 1:54 PM

Edmonton, it's time you got to know Dave F**k.

Dave helps you back up your car in parking lots around the city. Sometimes he sleeps standing up. Sometimes he sleeps in the grass. While sleeping, sometimes he has crazy, reflective dreams.

If Dave F**k sounds too good/weird to...

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Edmonton Homeless Man Plays Beautiful Public Piano Solo (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 11:56 AM

This is why you never judge a book by its cover.

Ryan, an Edmonton homeless man, recently impressed passersby with his beautiful and moving piano talents.

He was filmed playing an incredible solo on a public piano in Churchill Square. He says he composed the piece himself,...

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Alberta Photographer Of The Month: Pat Roque (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Eagles and muskox and bears, oh my!

As you have likely learned, we at the Huffington Post Alberta love a good animal story.

So when we made contact with Alberta wildlife photographer Pat Roque, we are so excited to feature his work as Alberta's...

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Tammy McLash, Edmonton Mom, Desperately Seeking Stem Cell Donor

(7) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:27 PM

An Edmonton mother in desperate need of a stem cell donor has turned to the public for help.

Tammy McLash, a mother to twin toddlers, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in August. Since her diagnosis, she has only seen her two-year-old twins for a half hour...

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Boar Bounty Extended In Alberta

(7) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 5:02 PM

The bounty for boorish boars has been extended in Alberta.

The Alberta government says it will continue to pay $50 for each pair of boar ears delivered through 2017.

The reward in part of an incentive program aimed at eradicating the pesky pigs.

Weighing 50 kilograms to...

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Alberta Photographer Of The Month: Beth Allan

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 2:52 PM

There's no doubt the weather in Alberta keeps things interesting.

But for some people, bad weather isn't a time to stay at home, curled up under the blankets.

For people like Beth Allan, a storm chaser and nature photographer from Calgary, an incoming storm is the time to...

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Calgary Snowstorm Cleanup Could Take Weeks

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:08 AM

The cleanup from a surprise summer snowstorm that walloped Calgary this week could take a while.

Heavy, wet snow blanketed the city in a three-day snowfall, snapping branches and limbs from thousands of trees and leaving Calgary streets littered with the debris.

“Cleanup from...

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How To Tell A Real Cowboy From A Stampede Cowboy

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 1:47 PM

With everyone running around the Calgary Stampede with a cowboy hat, it can be difficult to tell the career cowboys from the fellas who pull out their boots just for the 10-day event.

Here's a few tips we've learned along the way that will help you determine if you're...

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MORE Insane Questions Tourists Ask When They Come To Alberta

(28) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 3:28 PM

Last year I shared a post of some of the crazy questions I fielded from tourists while working one summer in Lake Louise.

Questions like: "When do you drain the lake and paint the bottom?" and, "At what elevation does and elk become a moose?"

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Alberta Road Trips: 12 Places To See In 2014

(6) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Now that the weather is warming up, we're starting to dream about hitting Alberta's highways.

The great thing about central and southern Alberta is that a road trip won't cost you an entire week worth of vacation — most of these trips you can conquer in a day or a...

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15 Things I'd Rather Do Than Walk On Calgary's Icy Sidewalks Right Now

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 12:41 PM

The weather's been absolutely beautiful in many parts of Alberta lately, but what's the good in it if you can't safely leave the house?

A daily cycle of thaw and freeze has left sidewalks and pathways in Calgary covered in thick sheets of ice - ice so smooth you could...

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Money, Happiness In Alberta: Albertans Make A Lot Of Money, But Are We Happy?

(36) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 9:44 AM

Cashing Out is The Huffington Post Alberta's look into lives of Albertans who are trying to make their dollars stretch a bit further. We'll examine people who are spending less, cutting back and bucking the rampant consumer culture in a province where the jobs are abundant and the...
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Words You Need To Know To Get By On The Prairies

(59) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 11:33 AM

I've lost most of my Nova Scotia accent since I moved to Alberta 9 years ago, but sometimes people still look at me kind of funny out here.

I continue to say words like "car," "bar," and "far" with a long, drawn-out r -- a bit like a pirate,...

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Off The Grid Alberta: Focus On Green Energy For Self-Sustainable Lifestyles

(15) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 11:04 AM

Cashing Out is The Huffington Post Alberta's look into lives of Albertans who are trying to make their dollars stretch a bit further. We'll examine people who are spending less, cutting back and bucking the rampant consumer culture in a province where the jobs are abundant and the wages high.
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26 Thrift Store Shopping Tips To Help You Score Awesome Stuff

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 11:17 AM

Cashing Out is The Huffington Post Alberta's look into lives of Albertans who are trying to make their dollars stretch a bit further. We'll examine people who are spending less, cutting back and bucking the rampant consumer culture in a province where the jobs are abundant and the wages high.
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We Need to Have Better Conversations About Money

(4) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 5:39 PM

I can still remember the smell of cheap plastic wafting from BiWay as I stood outside the store on the mall promenade.

"Come on," my mom said to me. "I think they have those sandals here that you wanted."

We are in search of Teva sandals. It's 1993,...

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Calgary Roommates 'Buy Nothing' For 1 Year; Examine Their Relationship With Money

(35) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 12:48 PM

Cashing Out is The Huffington Post Alberta's look into lives of Albertans who are trying to make their dollars stretch a bit further. We'll examine people who are spending less, cutting back and bucking the rampant consumer culture in a province where the jobs are abundant and the wages high.
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