Calgary's creosote contamination problem tricky to resolve, says U of C prof
27 Apr 2017 12:35:27 Z
Larry Bentley, a University of Calgary geoscience professor and former groundwater management consultant to the province, speaks to the Calgary Eyeopener about the city's creosote contamination problem.
Garbage cans in Kensington designed to help bottle pickers and the environment
There's a new type of garbage can in Kensington and the hope is they'll promote recycling and make life a bit easier for bottle pickers.
Trial of man accused of strangling wife hears closing arguments
The lawyer for a man who admits he strangled his wife and buried her body in their Calgary home wants an acquittal for his client who he argues was acting in self-defence.
Nenshi's approval rating slides to 52% in April: poll
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's approval rating fell to 52 per cent in April, according to the results of a poll released Wednesday.
Canada's justice ministers meet Friday to tackle court delays
The federal Liberals came to power promising sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system, but now the provinces are championing some ideas of their own as they focus on cutting backlogs in the courts.
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo kicks off Thursday with hopes to see more than 80K fans
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo starts today and organizers are looking for about 80,000 fans to stream through the doors of the four-day annual celebration at the Stampede grounds.
'I can't live with myself': Gas-and-dash murder trial sees video of accused's confession
After stealing $113 in fuel for the stolen truck he'd been driving, Joshua Mitchell told a homicide detective he was shocked to see the gas station attendant chasing after him, but said he never intended to harm her. Warning: this story contains language and details that may offend some readers.
Stockholm's Olympic exit won't affect Calgary's potential 2026 bid, local officials say
The fact Stockholm is out of the running for the 2026 Winter Olympics won’t affect Calgary’s decision whether to bid, local officials say.
Alberta's chief justice has 'mixed feelings' about his retirement from the bench
Neil Wittmann is being celebrated by colleagues and friends as a fierce advocate, a brilliant legal mind and a man whose love of animals is so great, he signed off on a plan to house the Calgary Zoo's lions in the basement cells of the courthouse, if needed.
Suncor earnings in 1st quarter of 2017 lifted by higher prices, more production
Suncor Energy is reporting net earnings of $1.35 billion or 81 cents per share in the first quarter of 2017, compared with $257 million or 17 cents a year earlier, thanks to higher commodity prices and oilsands production.
Alberta teachers reach tentative deal with province, school boards
Alberta teachers have reached a tentative deal with the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association, signing a memorandum of agreement, the province announced Wednesday.
1 year later, Fort McMurray firefighters share pictures and stories from the front lines
A year after wildfire nearly destroyed Fort McMurray, Alta., two firefighters recount stories from the front lines in their new book, Into The Fire.
Yes, you can turn feral baby bunnies into pets, but officials advise against it
The city asked residents earlier this week to resist feeding feral baby bunnies. But what about adopting them as pets?
Firefly's Nathan Fillion talks Canadian fans, Castle and the Netflix bump
Nathan Fillion says Canadian fans give him a “swell of national pride,” Netflix has created a new generation of Firefly fans and he jumps at any chance to work with directors like James Gunn.
'Putting my guts on the page': Calgary called graphic novel hub by high-profile creators
Calgary has joined Vancouver and Toronto as a hub of creativity in the graphic novel medium, several high-profile content creators and an influential ACAD instructor tell CBC News.
Gun gaffes and French fracas: Kevin O'Leary's short, colourful Conservative leadership campaign
Branded an interloper, loudmouth and self-promoter, Kevin O'Leary's entry into the Conservative leadership race was a brief, and at times bizarre, few months in Canadian politics.
Expanded neonatal intensive care unit set to open at Peter Lougheed Centre
More space will be available for the province’s smallest and most fragile newborns next month with the opening of the expanded neonatal intensive care unit at the Peter Lougheed Centre.
Shaw TV stations to close in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton as funds diverted to Global
Shaw television stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will be shut down this summer, affecting about 70 jobs, as the company redirects funds instead to Global News.
Woman fixes hundreds of bikes in her kitchen and gives them to Calgary kids
A Calgary woman has turned the kitchen in her southwest home into a makeshift repair shop, where she's fixing up bikes and giving them to kids in need.
To green cart or not to green cart: Unconventional Panel debates the composting question
The City of Calgary announced last week it will begin rolling out its green cart composting program in June. Like many Calgarians, the people on this week’s Unconventional Panel have mixed feelings about the new program.