News/Canada/Calgary

Shaw says it doesn’t need permission to end free TV service for rural customers

May 15, 2019

Shaw Communications is disputing a CBC News report that said it is asking permission to kill a free TV service for rural and small-city residents, but one expert says the company can’t take any action without regulatory approval.

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Small-city and rural Canadians could lose their free TV

May 13, 2019

Shaw Communications has asked the CRTC for permission to cut off free television to tens of thousands of Canadians in small cities and rural areas.

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WestJet to be sold in $5B deal

May 13, 2019

WestJet says it has agreed to be acquired by Onex Corporation and will become a private company in a deal valued at $5 billion. 

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Murder charges pending in case of Calgary mom and toddler

May 6, 2019

Two bodies believed to be those of a mother and her toddler who went missing on April 16 have been found west of Calgary in Kananaskis, and police say second-degree murder charges are pending against a suspect.

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Alberta premier says he’s proclaimed turn-off-the-taps law but won’t use it on B.C. yet

May 1, 2019

Newly-sworn-in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he’s proclaimed into law NDP legislation that would allow the province to restrict oil and gas shipments to B.C., but won’t use it just yet. Kenney wrote in an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun that Bill 12 was proclaimed into law on Tuesday during the government’s first cabinet meeting, shortly after […]

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Humboldt Broncos player returns home for first time since crash

April 27, 2019

The mother of injured Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki has shed a lot of tears over the past year and that didn’t change as the family finally returned to its newly renovated home Saturday. Michelle Straschnitzki was handed a box of tissues by her husband Tom as the entire clan walked into the family home […]

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No skillset could have prevented climber deaths in ‘avalanche like that,’ says Banff official

April 22, 2019

Parks Canada officials said it took four days, a team of 28 people, a helicopter and an avalanche search dog to recover the bodies of three world-renowned climbers from an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains.  Austrian climbers Hansjörg Auer, 35, and David Lama, 28, and American Jess Roskelley, 36, summited Howse Peak around noon on April 16, […]

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Bodies of 3 world-renowned climbers recovered from Banff avalanche

April 21, 2019

Parks Canada says the bodies of three climbers have been recovered from an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains.  Austrian climbers Hansjörg Auer, 35, and David Lama, 28, and American Jess Roskelley, 36, were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak in Banff National Park on Tuesday. They were reported overdue on Wednesday, and Parks Canada […]

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‘It’s indescribable’: Albertans grieve for relatives and friends killed in Sri Lanka bombings

April 21, 2019

Two Alberta families are reeling after hearing news that their friends and relatives were killed in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. More than 200 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured in the near simultaneous and co-ordinated bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Dilina Fernando, 17, and his […]

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Man dies after being critically injured in avalanche near Lake Louise

April 21, 2019

A man has died following an avalanche near Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday. Parks Canada said the avalanche happened at approximately 1 p.m. on Des Poilus Glacier on the Wapta Icefield in Yoho National Park, north of Lake Louise. Three people were involved in the avalanche. One man was airlifted to hospital in Calgary in […]

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