News/Canada/Calgary

Body recovered from southeast Calgary house levelled in explosion

February 18, 2019

A body has been recovered from a southeast Calgary house destroyed in a weekend explosion, police confirmed  Monday.  The fiery explosion occurred in the community of Douglas Glen around 4:20 a.m. MT Sunday. Calgary police have taken over the investigation but would not comment further on the case.  Neighbours said the owner of the home is out of […]

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Missionaries land safely in Calgary after fleeing unrest in Haiti

February 18, 2019

A dozen missionaries working in Haiti landed safely at the Calgary airport on Sunday after violent riots centred in the country’s capital stranded them for days. Working for the aid group Haiti Arise, the missionaries had been stranded at a compound near Grand Goave, about 65 kilometres west of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. “I was sad […]

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Explosion destroys house in southeast Calgary, other homes damaged

February 17, 2019

One home was destroyed and several others were damaged by an apparent explosion in the southeast Calgary community of Douglas Glen early Sunday morning. Calgary fire spokesperson Carol Henke said more than 25 calls were made to 911 about 4:20 a.m.  “Callers reported hearing a loud bang, then seeing fire and smoke coming from the house,” she said. “Some […]

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Alberta missionaries stranded by unrest in Haiti to be evacuated by helicopter Saturday

February 16, 2019

A group of missionaries from Alberta who are stranded in Haiti by violent protests are now scheduled to begin departing from the country early Saturday morning. Working for the group Haiti Arise, the missionaries are stranded at a compound near Grand Goave — about 65 kilometres west of Port-au-Prince, the capital. The group was planning to return home […]

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‘We’ve been treated unfairly’: Truck convoy sets off from Alberta to protest Ottawa’s oil and gas policies

February 14, 2019

After months of pro-pipeline rallies across Alberta, a protest convoy with about 160 trucks, big and small, left Red Deer early Thursday morning for a four-day trek to Ottawa. Convoy participants and their supporters gathered before dawn, with the temperature sitting at about -25 C. Their vehicles were dressed up in banners denouncing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and […]

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Canada’s forests actually emit more carbon than they absorb — despite what you’ve heard on Facebook

February 12, 2019

You might have heard that Canada’s forests are an immense carbon sink, sucking up all sorts of CO2 — more than we produce — so we don’t have to worry about our greenhouse gas emissions. This claim has been circulated on social media and repeated by pundits and politicians. This would be convenient for our country, […]

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Alberta is expected to hit -50 with the wind chill as extreme cold endures

February 9, 2019

The extreme cold is continuing its icy grip on Alberta. Temperatures with the wind chill will make it feel like it’s between –40 C and –50 C in some parts of the province, prompting an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada. “Some parts of Alberta should expect extreme cold conditions to occur in the overnight […]

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Coldest spot in Canada is Teepee Creek, Alta., at –41.2 C, Vancouver Harbour warmest at 1.8 C

February 9, 2019

The extreme cold is continuing its icy grip on Alberta. Temperatures with the wind chill will make it feel like it’s between –40 C and –50 C in some parts of the province, prompting an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada. “Some parts of Alberta should expect extreme cold conditions to occur in the overnight […]

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Transport Canada orders use of handbrakes for trains on steep slopes

February 8, 2019

Transport Canada has ordered new safety measures following Monday’s fatal Canadian Pacific derailment near Field, B.C. Trains must now apply handbrakes during emergency stops on all grades over 1.8 per cent, according to an order issued Friday afternoon from Transport Minister Marc Garneau. “As a precaution until such time that the exact cause of the accident is […]

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‘Lives are changed forever:’ Railroaders lean on each other after B.C. train derailment

February 6, 2019

A veteran Canadian Pacific Railway engineer says railroaders are supporting each other after a derailment in the Rocky Mountains this week claimed three of their own. “All the people I work with are incredible professionals and we take care of each other and watch each other,” Carl Schnurr of Calgary said Wednesday. Because we try […]

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