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  • 22.05.2017 21:14

    On the hunt for elusive creatures like cougars and wolves, wildlife enthusiasts have been furtively placing remote, motion-activated cameras in the national parks. Parks Canada has issued a warning after finding unauthorized cameras well off the beaten trail in Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay. Anyone wanting to place one must apply for a research permit or face fines as high as $25,000. "The most recent ...

  • 22.05.2017 03:14

    A University of Alberta geophysics professor and graduate student were among a group of researchers studying earthquakes in New Zealand in 2014 when they made a rare discovery. While trying to access the Alpine Fault along New Zealand’s west coast, the research team discovered very hot water at a relatively shallow depth. The water, which was hot enough to boil, was found 630 metres below the ...

  • 18.05.2017 00:14

    CALGARY — Sales of Crown drilling rights in Alberta and B.C. have already delivered more money to provincial treasuries this year than last year, when they generated record low returns. Oil and gas producers in Alberta have paid out a total of $138 million in drilling rights auctions so far this year, more than the $137 million they spent in all of 2016. In British Columbia, they’ve spent ...

  • 17.05.2017 20:24

    It must have been a good year for WestJet, IKEA, and Chapter’s/Indigo. All three brands shot up in the minds of Canadians to land on a list of this year's 10 most trusted brands. The University of Victoria’s Gustavson Brand Trust Index measures the opinions of 6,560 Canadians on 294 corporate brands, to see which ones they trust enough to recommend to family and friends. Chapter’s/Indigo made gains ...

  • 16.05.2017 18:30

    Yahoo! Hold onto your hats, Calgary, because the folks over at the Calgary Stampede have announced what's probably the best deal they've ever offered. For the first time ever, they'll be selling a "SuperPass" that allows visitors unlimited admission for all 10 days — and it will only set you back $39 plus GST. That means anyone wanting to check out the Greatest Outdoor Show on ...

  • 16.05.2017 00:18

    It’s unlike anything paleontologists have ever seen before. The dinosaur fossil of a Nodosaur is the best preserved fossil of its kind and the oldest dinosaur ever found in Alberta. Estimated at 110 million-years-old, the creature was found with its armoured skin and guts intact. In the dinosaur’s time, the climate in Western Canada was more like southern Florida, according to National Geographic. ...

  • 09.05.2017 21:44

    A Chinese farmer has led famed University of Alberta paleontologist Phil Currie to a nest containing the largest dinosaur eggs ever found. Currie, who has been working on the discovery since 1993, was taken in 2015 to the site in the central Chinese province of Henan by one of the farmers who found the half-metre-long eggs about 25 years ago. “It was the most astounding thing. The whole area ...

  • 05.05.2017 21:12

    There's been plenty of discussion over the past several years about the wage gap between men and women in the workplace, but apparently one Toronto company didn't get the message that it's something that should be changed. In a job posting by recruiting company Delta Staffing Services that went viral, an ad reads: "We currently need a few ladies and a few guys .. Pay is $11.50 ladies, ...

  • 05.05.2017 20:54

    Hasan Syed has never run a marathon in his life. But that won't deter the 28-year-old from his mission: run from Vancouver to Ottawa. His goal isn't about surviving the daily 50km treks. He's running to help end the water crisis in Canada's First Nation communities. Federal estimates place at least 97 long-term water boil advisories in 81 First Nation communities as of February of 2017. ...

  • 25.04.2017 03:02

    SIKSIKA - Rising concerns about overdoses, drug trafficking and gun violence in Siksika Nation has band councillors taking a different approach to tackling crime in the community. Siksika Nation councillor Eldon Weasel Child was one of 12 band council members, along with the chief, who took a voluntary urine and breathalyzer test Monday afternoon to communicate responsible leadership to the Siksika ...

  • 24.04.2017 20:08

    GUANGZHOU, China — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to have some unhappy supporters south of the border if he goes after Canadian energy with trade sanctions. Notley, who is on a trade mission in China, says she doesn’t know what Trump was talking about last week when he lumped energy in with other trade irritants, including softwood lumber and dairy. ...

  • 24.04.2017 19:54

    GUANGZHOU, China — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to have some unhappy supporters south of the border if he goes after Canadian energy with trade sanctions. Notley, who is on a trade mission in China, says she doesn't know what Trump was talking about last week when he lumped energy in with other trade irritants, including softwood lumber and dairy. She ...

  • 21.04.2017 06:50

    Siksika chief and 12 councillors will undergo voluntary drug test Siksika's chief and council have announced an extraordinary step in dealing with the flow of illicit drugs onto the reserve east of Calgary. Band administration announced this week that Chief Joseph Weasel Child, and each of the 12 councillors, have agreed to voluntarily undergo a drug test on April 24. "Doing the drug testing ...

  • 20.04.2017 21:56

    While Canadian credit and debit card spending was up for the first three months of the year, Albertans bucked the trend by using their cards less, a report released Thursday indicates. Total spending in the country rose 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, but that figure was down 0.7 per cent in Alberta, according to statistics from Moneris, which handles ...

  • 20.04.2017 17:54

    CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has announced plans to launch a new discount airline later this year in a bid to offer travellers a no-frills, low-cost option. The Calgary-based company said Thursday the yet-to-be-named carrier will start with 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky said the airline industry ...

  • 19.04.2017 17:26

    A 57-year-old man who suffered a sudden heart attack at Edmonton International Airport says the fast reaction by a group of customs officers saved his life.  "They were there within three minutes of me going down," said Frank Rieckmann, who went to the airport Tuesday to thank Canada Border Services Agency staff. "It was a first jolt of the defibrillation." It ...

  • 18.04.2017 23:50

    A long-standing hostile takeover bid in Alberta's oilfield services sector took another dramatic turn Tuesday with a threat of legal action, just as the deal appeared to be in the final throes. Total Energy Services Inc. said it intends to finalize its unfriendly shares and cash bid — worth $444 million late last month — for heavily indebted Calgary driller Savanna Energy Services Corp. ...

  • 09.04.2017 23:02

    Parks Canada often promotes the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff as "one of the most scenic drives in the world," but a plan to build a bike path along the route has hit its fair share of bumps in the road. Documents suggest Parks Canada has been rushing ahead with the project after receiving federal money in 2016 with a two-year expiry date. Months before public consultations began, ...

  • 09.04.2017 16:12

    With a second chance at life, one 18-year-old girl from Edmonton finally got to visit her sponsored “sister” in Ethiopia thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 16, Isabel Schuppli went through several intense rounds of treatment and surgery before being declared cancer-free this year. While she was still being treated, the Foundation ...

  • 07.04.2017 16:18

    Canada added 19,000 net new jobs in March, Statistics Canada reported -- but all the job growth was concentrated among men. Despite the increase in employment, the country's jobless rate rose a notch, to 6.7 per cent, as more people went in search of work. Men 25 years and older saw employment increase by 26,100 jobs in March, while women in that age group lost 1,700 jobs, Statistics Canada data ...

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