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Pablo Fernandez is The Huffington Post Alberta's News Editor. A father, adventure seeker, husband and long time newspaperman.

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Rotary Coastal Quest 630 To See Martin Parnell Run A Marathon A Day For 25 Days In Storm-Beaten England

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 9:35 AM

His dedication to international children's charity Right To Play has seen Martin Parnell do some pretty extreme things.

Among other things, he ran 250 marathons in one year, he then ran the Kilimanjaro Marathon and climbed to the top of that very mountain three days later, and there's...

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Buzz Bishop Cheerios Photo: Calgary Dad Issues Photo Contests Warning

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 12:57 PM

When his baby infant son came in second in a Cheerios photo contest, a Calgary dad took his year's supply of cereal, bragged about the ad campaign that followed and thought that was the end of it.

But that simple submission, which brought a proud father some short-lived bragging rights...

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Calgary Flood Portraits By Shaun Robinson A Dazzling Testament To Volunteers (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 2:05 PM

They look tired, muddied and wet but resilient and determined in their demeanor.

When Calgary photographer Shaun Robinson hit city streets the day after the Elbow and Bow Rivers crested, his pictures captured images of utter destruction and loss.

But what was missing from those images, says the...

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Dan Aykroyd Calgary Murder Photos: Pictures In Landfill Spark Investigation By Homicide Detectives

(12) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 2:44 PM

Professional zeal on the part of homicide investigators turned to confusion when the perpetrator in what looked like photos of a homicide, which were found in a Calgary landfill, turned out to be actor Dan Aykroyd.

But instead of being proof of a horrific crime, the photos turned out to...

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Martin Parnell's Lacrosse Gear Marathon: Calgary-Area Man Attempts To Set World Record

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Superhuman tests of endurance are nothing new to Calgary running man Martin Parnell.

But attempting to run the Calgary Marathon in full lacrosse gear in under four hours for childrens' charity Right to Play, may have shown the seemingly limitless man a taste of what mere...

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Chris Hadfield Calgary Stampede's Parade Marshal: Canadian Astronaut Accepts Invite From Cowtown

(7) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 5:12 PM

It was a tweet that went where no Calgary Stampede tweet had gone before, as the festival that promotes old-fashioned western values made effective use of modern technology, to invite astronaut Chris Hadfield to be this year's parade marshal.

And when the social media-savvy Canadian commander of the International Space...

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Ralph Klein Obituary: A Divisive Legacy, A Controversial Politician And A Man Of The People

(5) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 2:21 PM

Ralph Klein's humble beginnings could not possibly have foreshadowed the impact he would have on Alberta and the imprint he would leave on Alberta politics.

Klein, Officer of the Order of Canada, Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence, former journalist, Calgary mayor, Alberta premier, and unapologetic Tory, died in...

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Calgary HuffPost Blogger Wins Best Political Blog At Canadian Blog Awards

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 5:29 PM

He is the lamb in the lion's den.

Vincent St. Pierre is an opinionated, straight-talking blogger, who never shies away from stirring the pot and he's ahem, a Liberal.. in Calgary..

But he doesn't just thrive in what would typically be a hostile environment, he blogs about it...

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Travis Brandon Baumgartner: U of A Report Recommendations Show Gaps In Response To Killings

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 1:29 PM

School dispatchers were overwhelmed and key crisis managers were never alerted, as shots rang out during the fatal HUB Mall armed robbery, according to recommendations in University of Alberta reports into the mass killings.

The massive number of calls coming into the University of Alberta Protective Services centre...

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Bachelorette Mindy, Aspiring Funeral Director From Rocky Mountain House, Alberta's Last Bachelor Contestant

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 12:48 PM

Mindy, a tattoo-clad, aspiring embalmer/funeral director from Rocky Mountain House is Alberta's last addition to the inaugural edition of the Bachelor Canada.

But although her prospective career path may paint a dark picture of the Albertan looking for love next week in The Bachelor Canada, her outlook is...

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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Calgary 2012 Brings Out The High Heels And The High Bidders

(2) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 7:21 PM

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes strolled back into Calgary on Thursday raising hundreds of thousands to help women, and their children, walk away from family violence.

It was a scene brought to you by the words glitter and sparkle, and the colours red and pink, as the...

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Bachelorette Sandy: Wetaskiwin Girl Latest To Join The Bachelor Canada

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 1:06 PM

Bachelorette Sandy from Wetaskiwin is the latest Albertan to join the cast of The Bachelor Canada.

Compared to some of the other ladies from across Canada revealed this week – there’s a strip club server from Manitoba and a grad student from B.C. – Sandy is positively the...

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McKenzie Towne Condo Fire: Police Release Photo Of Persons Of Interest

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 3:52 PM

UPDATE: A press release issued by Calgary police at 7:32 p.m. on Sept. 17, says all three teens pictured have come forward to police and given statements. None are considered suspects

A three-alarm McKenzie Towne condo fire that destroyed dozens of units, vehicles and construction equipment,...

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Blaine Alexander Prockiw Charged After Brother Clayton Killed In Hit-And-Run

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 1:48 PM

Blaine Alexander Prockiw was charged in a hit-and-run after Mounties approached his family to notify them that his brother had been killed on a highway crash near Smoky Lake over the weekend.

The car Mounties believed was responsible for the death was at the home where the notification was being...

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Peter Lougheed's Many Accomplishments Over The Years

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 11:28 PM

Peter Lougheed, the former Albertan Premier who left an unprecedented mark on the province and country, died on Thursday.

Known for his political accomplishments, his list of achievements certainly didn't stop at politics.

A Harvard graduate, Lougheed also played for the Edmonton Eskimos during the 1949...

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Peter Lougheed Was A Titan

(4) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 11:02 PM

Peter Lougheed has died at the age of 84.

The former Alberta premier and Tory leader was, unequivocally, a titan.

He was an Edmonton Eskimos alumni, with a masters degree from Harvard, and with the kind of family and political pedigree the likes of which you don't see...

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Andrew Will: AHS Official Gets $738,000, 18-Month Severance Package

(48) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 2:16 PM

Critics are fuming and calling for an Auditor General review after an Alberta Health Services offical received a $738,000, 18-month severance package.

Friends of Medicare say AHS official Andrew Will received the massive pay-out in February after he left Alberta health to take the equivalent job in Saskatchewan.

“This is...

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Alison Redford Approval Ratings: Premier's Numbers High, Danielle Smith Trails Premier, Other Opposition Leaders

(9) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 10:30 AM

Her approval may be down slightly but Alberta Premier Alison Redford is still the country’s second most popular provincial leader, according to the latest Angus-Reid survey.

While Redford’s foe du jour, B.C. premier Christy Clark, is on the opposite end of the spectrum, ranking second last in the country,...

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Government Of Alberta Online Survey: The Province Asks Albertans' Opinions On Fiscal Framework

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 3:54 PM

If you think the province is running amok with our finances and you are itching to get your two cents in, well, you just got your chance.

The province is now asking Albertans to weigh in and tell them – among other things – how and when the government should...

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Highway 63 Crash Kills Two: TWITTER React

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 11:13 AM

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