• Motorhome catches fire on Trans-Canada Highway west of Calgary

    A motorhome fire lead to traffic delays on the Trans-Canada west of Calgary Saturday.
  • Federal funding expected for driverless vehicle projects

    Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi is expected to announce funding for projects on automated vehicles on Monday.
  • Snow clearing budget discussed at Calgary city council

    Calgary city councillors are expected to vote Monday on proposals to increase spending on snow clearing next winter. The goal is to make it easier for older people to get around on sidewalks and ramps as well as making it easier for commuters to get on a city bus. Councillors will vote on spending more than $8 million to clear pathways, sidewalks and wheelchair ramps. Currently Calgary spends much less than most similarly sized Canadian cities.
  • School bus crashes into Findlay Creek home

    A school bus carrying small children has crashed into a home in Findlay Creek this morning. It happened on White Alder Avenue and Widgeon Way around 8 a.m. Ottawa Paramedics say there were nine children and the bus driver aboard the bus. So far only minor injuries have been reported. Another car appears to have crashed, you can see it alongside the bus. An eyewitness told CTV Morning Live, "She was side swiped by the black car and landed there. This is around the corner to my house" says Jo Char
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  • Another big day for Calgary’s potential Olympic bid

    The City of Calgary is set to finalize a report on the 2026 Olympic bid Monday and send it off to the provincial and federal governments for approval. The city needs to send detailed financial estimates, a mission, vision and concept for venues and locations and will also need a schedule for the games all of which need to be submitted by June 30th. This deadline needs to be met in order to get $10 million commitments from both the provincial and federal governments and that money would then be a
  • Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

    MILWAUKEE -- Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas. The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice. The EU tariffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are retaliation for duties the Trump administration is imposing on European steel and aluminum. U.S. President Donald Trump has used Harley-Davidson
  • Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

    MAE SAI, Thailand -- Rising waters prevented divers from moving deeper into a cave complex in northern Thailand flooded by heavy rains, forcing them to suspend their search Monday for 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been missing for two days, but officials said they believe they're still alive. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province with their 25-year-old coach late Saturday afternoon. A mother reported that her son did not
  • Koreas discuss removing North's artillery from tense border

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - The rival Koreas are discussing the possible relocation of North Korea's long-range artillery guns away from the tense Korean border, South Korea's prime minister said Monday, as the countries forge ahead with steps to lower tensions and extend a recent detente. If realized, it would be yet another conciliatory step by North Korea since it entered talks on giving up its nuclear weapons earlier this year. But some experts say it might be a tactic to push Seoul and Wash
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  • 86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. The growing conflict by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria's Boko Haram extremist insurgency. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. Smoke rose in the distance. Wom
  • UN housing watchdog slams Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy

    OTTAWA - A United Nations housing watchdog is taking the Liberals to task over what she sees as the government's about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy. In a scathing letter, Leilani Farha, the UN special rapporteur on the right to housing, says her backing for the strategy is waning, based on indications that the Liberals "may not recognize the right to housing" in legislation expected in the fall that would enshrine the 10-year, $40-billion program into law.
  • Global stocks sink on trade worries, oil mixed

    BEIJING -- Global stock markets sank Monday and oil prices were mixed amid simmering worries about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.3 per cent to 12,414 and London's FTSE 100 gave up 1.4 per cent to 7,575. France's CAC 40 shed 0.8 per cent to 5,343. On Wall Street, the future for the Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.7 per cent and that for the Standard & Poor's 500 index was off 0.5 per cent. ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.1 per cent to 2,8
  • U.S. prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

    Porn actress Stormy Daniels had been scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, but the meeting was abruptly cancelled late Sunday after it was reported by news organizations, her attorney said. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was supposed to meet with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan in preparation for a possible grand jury appearance as the
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  • ‘I just never felt so much pain in my life’: Grande Prairie woman attacked by pit bull

    Warning: Some of these images are graphic.A Grande Prairie woman received more than 100 stitches after she was attacked by a pit bull on June 5. Krystin Small was walking her two dogs when her neighbour arrived, opened her front door and her two pit bulls charged at them. “The owner of the pit bulls, she jumped on one of her dogs and that was when Nova turned and bit me in the chest and knocked me down and started mauling me,” Small told CTV News. “He was biting my face, so clo
  • People angry over Sanders slam the wrong Red Hen

    SWEDESBORO, N.J. - People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave -- but they've got the wrong Red Hen. Restaurant managing partner Elizabeth Pope tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the New Jersey eatery has received at least 600 phone calls from people mistaking it with another similarly named one in Virginia. The owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, asked Sanders to leave the r
  • Newly renovated Harvie Passage expected to open this week

    Five years after flooding tore apart a multi-million dollar project aimed at making the Harvie Passage safe and fun, restoration work on the waterway is rumoured to be fully completed. The project, aimed at transforming the deadly set of rapids on the Bow River into a recreational environment, was originally opened in 2012. Tony Palmer, owner of Undercurrents, a paddling school and store in Calgary is part of the original group that spearheaded the project. “The first one we started in 199
  • Carr says he expected in April Canada was going to have to buy Trans Mountain pipeline

    Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says he knew almost the moment he heard Kinder Morgan was pressing the pause button on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on April 8 that the federal government was likely going to have to buy the whole thing.
  • Beiseker RCMP ask for help to identify suspect in break and enter

    RCMP hopes that the public will help them identify and track down a woman wanted in connection with the theft of a number of credit cards during a break and enter earlier this year. Officials say that in January, a group of suspects broke into a home in Beiseker and stole jewelry and credit cards from the home. A short time later, those cards were used at a gas station and pharmacy in Airdrie by an unidentified woman. Police are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect to contact them. Anyone wh
  • Calgary gay-straight alliance advocate believes court challenge could have big implications

    Alberta legislation surrounding gay-straight alliances is facing its first court challenge.
  • Crews attend fatal two alarm fire in northeast Calgary

    Fire officials say that one person has died in a blaze late Saturday night in the northeast community of Tuxedo Park. Crews were called to the scene, in the 100 block of 25 Avenue N.E., at about 11:30 p.m. and were immediately faced with a significant amount of smoke on the interior of the home and on the exterior of the second floor. A second alarm was called to bring additional resources to the scene. Officials say that firefighters began an aggressive interior attack on the home and quickly k
  • 5 B.C. families stranded in Japan get Canadian visas for adopted babies

    After months stuck in legal limbo in Japan, five British Columbia families will be able to bring the Japan-born children they adopted back to Canada. The families found themselves ensnared in an immigration nightmare after the Canadian government refused to issue visas to their newly adopted children, amid confusion over a directive from Japan to the United States on international adoptions. The notice advised American officials that all intercountry adoptions of Japanese children would need to
  • Lethbridge Public Library encouraging the community to read all summer long

    By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
    LETHBRIDGE – The Lethbridge Public Library believes summer is the perfect time to read for the sheer pleasure of it and to lose all sense of time as you turn the pages.
    To help with that, a number of summer programs during July and August will let kids spend time at the library picking out books to read:
    1. TD Summer Reading Club – This program runs from July 3 to Aug. 31, where kids can participate at the Main Branch, The Crossings Branch, a
  • Peter Watts: There is still life in the Eagle Spirit Energy Project

    Calvin Helin, president of Eagle Spirit Energy Corporation, speaks about the company's ongoing commitment to build an energy corridor between Fort McMurray Alberta and the west coast.
  • EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

    BRUSSELS -- The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill" to resolve differences over how to manage the refugees and economic migrants who are willing to risk their lives to reach Europe. The leaders of several more countries joined Italy and France in en
  • EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centres

    BRUSSELS -- The idea of screening Europe-bound asylum-seekers in North Africa and the Balkans gained support from several European Union leaders Sunday as tensions over how best to handle new arrivals threatened to undermine the bloc's unity. At emergency talks in Brussels, a group of 16 countries led by France and Germany were thrashing out who should take responsibility for the thousands of migrants landing primarily in Italy, Greece and Spain, how long they should take care of them and how mu
  • Trudeau, Scheer and Singh court voters in Quebec on Fete Nationale holiday

    MONTREAL -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing his weekend trip to Quebec, where he'll spend the Fete Nationale holiday meeting members of the public. After making stops in Drummondville and Montreal on Saturday, Trudeau will attend a neighbourhood party and a circus festival west of Montreal today with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. The leaders of the other major federal parties are also in Quebec for Sunday's holiday, which is also known as St-Jean-Baptiste Day. Conservative Andre
  • Provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs looking for feedback on local election laws

    By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
    LETHBRIDGE - Albertans with an opinion on local elections have the opportunity to provide feedback about how they’re conducted in municipalities, school boards, Metis Settlements and irrigation districts going forward.
    A release from the province states the Local Authorities Election Act establishes the framework for local elections in the province and is traditionally reviewed following each municipal election cycle.
    Shaye Anderson, Minister of Mu
  • Nearly half of youth incarcerated are Indigenous: Statistics Canada

    WINNIPEG -- Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic racism. Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population. "It's not actually surprising to me to hear those numbers," said Michael Redhead Champagne. "As a member of the Indigenous community, with F
  • A dozen Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

    GAO, Mali -- Canada entered a new era of peacekeeping on Sunday as the first dozen members of Canada's mission in Mali landed at a UN base near the desolate city of Gao. The troops were accompanied by chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance following a day of meetings in the West African nation's capital, Bamako, with senior Malian and UN officials. Scroll down or click here to vote in our poll of the day The sun beat down on the hot tarmac as Vance, several senior officers and the 12-mem
  • Estimated 870,000 litres of oil spilled in derailment: BNSF

    DOON, Iowa -- An estimated 870,619 litres of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars had derailed. Nearly half the spill -- an estimated 378,530 litres -- had been contained with booms near the dera
  • Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment: BNSF

    DOON, Iowa -- An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 litres) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams had earlier said 33 oil cars had derailed. Nearly half the spill -- an estimated 100,000 gallons (378,530 litres) -- had bee

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