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Justin Trudeau Says Alberta Foster Care Deaths Shocking, Calls For Change

(27) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:24 PM

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he is shocked by the high number of children who have died while in the Alberta foster care system and has called on all levels of government to deal with the issue.

In a newly released letter sent to Alberta...

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Naheed Nenshi Tells World Economic Forum Clear Communication Key After Natural Disasters

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 6:26 PM

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi shared his secret to successful leadership during the June flood, telling a World Economic Forum that communicating all available information with citizens through someone they trust was key.

"I never ever want to go through what we went through this year again," he told...

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#WeLoveEdmonton Supports Earth Hour City Challenge Nomination

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 3:42 PM

Edmontonians are taking to social media to showcase their love for the province's capital after the city has been recognized for its actions on climate change solutions.

Edmonton is one of 34 finalists in this year's Earth Hour City Challenge, which recognizes cities making a sincere...

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This Kid's Dancing On 'India's Got Talent' Is Totally Amazing (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 6:29 PM

When eight-year-old Akshat Singh wheeled himself onto the stage in a neon green and purple plastic tricycle, the judges of "India's Got Talent" must have died a little inside. But Akshat's too-cool-for school shades and a demeanor to match were soon forgotten when the music started and the kid turned...

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#MyHiroshima Responds To Neil Young's Oilsands Criticism (PHOTOS)

(161) Comments | Posted January 18, 2014 | 3:21 PM

Neil Young's criticism of the oilsands has hit a nerve with many Albertans, and some are taking to social media to give the rock star a piece of their mind.

Residents of Fort McMurray responded to Young, who has famously said that "Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima," by...

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Calgary Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market In 2013: Sotheby's Report

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Despite last year's flood, the booming city of Calgary is home to the hottest high-end real estate market in Canada, says a new report.

The city saw the largest rise in sales of homes over $1 million compared to 2012, and had ten consecutive months of record sales in 2013,...

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Lisa Kirkman Fights To Use Medical Marijuana In Alberta Hospitals

(35) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 3:30 PM

A medical marijuana user in Calgary says she has been denied access to medical treatment because of a ban on pot vaporizers she claims is currently in effect in Alberta hospitals.

Lisa Kirkman says a recent internal memo at Alberta Health Services (AHS) banned the use of medical marijuana in...

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6 Lessons 2013 Brought To Alberta, A Year In Review

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 10:27 AM

2013 has been a year full of important lessons for Alberta.

From the resilience show during the floods, to a reminder to never stop having fun, the past year has no doubt left a mark on the province.

It's a year that brought some significant changes, such as...

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'Stargazing In The Rockies' Showcases Alberta's Dark Skies (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2013 | 12:26 PM

A stunning time-lapse video of stars in Alberta showcases the province's deep, dark skies.

"Stargazing in the Canadian Rockies" captures the brilliant stars in Jasper National Park, home to one of the world's largest Dark Sky preserves.

Filmed by photographer Jack Fusco during the 2013...

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Café Bicyclette's Snow Patio In Edmonton Captures Joy Of Winter

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 6:51 PM

A unique bistro in Edmonton is taking the joy of the winter to a whole new level.

Visitors to Café Bicyclette can get warm and cozy with wool blankets, heated seats and a wood-burning fireplace as they enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

"We can't hide inside forever," says Daniel...

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Burglary Victim's Kijiji Ad Is The Definition Of Christmas Spirit

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 3:27 PM

A Calgary construction company had thousands of dollars worth of goods stolen but the owner is asking those who want to help to donate to charity instead.

The owner of SS Construction, Steve, writes that tools worth 7,000-$10,000 were stolen from the company's trailers and that the theft...

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Dave Ware's Jimmy Fallon Lego Mosaic A Hit With Comedian (PHOTO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 4:28 PM

Calgary Lego artist Dave Ware is a fan of Jimmy Fallon's work, and a recent photo shows Fallon just might be a fan back.

The late-night show host and comedian posed with a Lego portrait of himself earlier this week that was made by Ware.

The...

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WestJet Christmas Miracle: Naheed Nenshi On Passenger's Wish List

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 5:23 PM

WestJet airlines got a lot of different requests from passengers when filming their Christmas Miracle video, but one really stood out.

A woman in Ontario asked Santa if she could have Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi for Christmas.

"I want Calgary's mayor," she said to Santa at the 1:40...

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Rebecca Cromarty Says Xander, Her Son, Was Suspended For Standing Up To Bullies

(26) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 2:53 PM

A Red Deer mom says her son was suspended from school for standing up for himself after being bullied for months.

Xander, who has Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), was bullied constantly for 18 months before his mother Rebecca Cromarty says she had enough.

Frustrated with the school's lack of action,...

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Is Calgary The Next Detroit? Bankruptcy Fears As Cities Share Similarities

(36) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 3:24 PM

The recent decision by a U.S. judge to allow the City of Detroit to potentially shed billions in debt is raising concern among some for a Canadian city.

Some fear that Detroit's financial situation, which is the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, may be replicated in Calgary...

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Picture Captures Calgary Flooding From Above; Reminder Of City's Resilience (PHOTO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 5:40 PM

A recently-released photo taken from a flight over Calgary captures the extent of flooding the city experienced in June and serves as a reminder of the city's resilience.

Taken on a WestJet Airlines flight coming in from Vancouver, the photo was captured June 21 by Barry Trischuk who was...

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4th Grader Tells Don Iveson What Changes Edmonton Needs

(4) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 12:16 PM

A grade four student has some words of wisdom for Edmonton's newly elected Mayor Don Iveson.

In an assignment given during a tutoring session, one child made a list of the changes Edmonton needs, such as making sure parents have more money for candy and cancelling school on Fridays.

The...

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10 Things That Are Always Better When Travelling

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 6:07 AM

There are some things travel just makes better, like a sip of Coke while in Paris for example. And while it's totally understandable that just about everything would taste better in the "City of Love", it gets the mind thinking: what else is better when on the road?

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Raj Sherman Takes Alison Redford To Task Over Northern Gateway Pipeline

(5) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman is calling on Premier Alison Redford to take a stronger stance in negotiations with B.C. over the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

"This agreement is just a deal to make a deal," Sherman told The Huffington Post Alberta, referring to the announcement on Tuesday that...

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Uber Calgary Wants To Provide Unique Limousine Service In Town

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 3:28 PM

A unique limousine service is trying to make its way into Calgary's bustling transportation market, but there's just one problem.

Current city by-laws require all limousine services to charge a minimum of $78.30 for any trip provided, but Uber Calgary, a smartphone app that connects riders with transportation...

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