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'Told to shoot:' Trial begins for Alberta youth in shooting of German tourist

'Told to shoot:' Trial begins for Alberta youth in shooting of German tourist

CALGARY — There was conflicting testimony in court Monday about whether a youth charged in the shooting of a German tourist on an Alberta highway may have acted on his own or was ordered to fire the gun.
Group wants charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

Group wants charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

CALGARY — An animal welfare group is renewing its call for cruelty charges following the deaths of six horses at this year's Calgary Stampede.
Producers still cautious despite higher Q2 expectations on stronger oil prices

Producers still cautious despite higher Q2 expectations on stronger oil prices

CALGARY — Higher oil prices are expected to boost cash flow for the large Canadian crude producers as they roll out second-quarter results beginning next week, but analysts say the extra money is unlikely to be added to growth budgets.
Jason Reitman shares 'family' photo on Calgary set of 'Ghostbusters'

Jason Reitman shares 'family' photo on Calgary set of 'Ghostbusters'

CALGARY — Director Jason Reitman is sharing a first glimpse of his Calgary-shot new take on "Ghostbusters." Reitman tweeted a photo from the film's Alberta set on Friday with the caption "The Family's All Here.

Severe weather lashes Saskatchewan town, spawns tornado in Alberta

Roofs were ripped off buildings and power lines were toppled when wind gusting at well over 100 kilometres an hour and packing toonie-size hail lashed the west-central Saskatchewan town of Eston.
Caleb Smidt wins Calgary Stampede rodeo, beating out three former champions

Caleb Smidt wins Calgary Stampede rodeo, beating out three former champions

CALGARY — Caleb Smidt took on and beat three former champions to win $100,000 on Showdown Sunday at the Calgary Stampede rodeo. Smidt, from Bellville, Texas, won the tie-down roping title with a time of 7.
'They're home:' Hike to see Banff bison a spiritual journey for group of women

'They're home:' Hike to see Banff bison a spiritual journey for group of women

BANFF, Alta. — Marie-Eve Marchand and Tanealle Shade stand on a grassy knoll in Alberta's Banff National Park hoping to catch a glimpse of the bison herd. As they look at a small warden's cabin, Marchand raises her binoculars to Divide Pass.
Trudeau stresses balancing economy, environment during brief Stampede visit

Trudeau stresses balancing economy, environment during brief Stampede visit

CALGARY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told Liberal supporters their party is best positioned to get major projects like the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built because it's able to take "difficult compromise positions" between growing the e

Firefighters rescue eight people trapped in Calgary Tower elevator

CALGARY — Firefighters had to rescue eight people trapped inside a stuck elevator at a well-known Calgary landmark on Friday night.
Alberta, Quebec seek to intervene in B.C. appeal to Supreme Court on pipelines

Alberta, Quebec seek to intervene in B.C. appeal to Supreme Court on pipelines

EDMONTON — Alberta and Quebec want to have their say when British Columbia goes to the Supreme Court for a ruling on who is in charge of interprovincial projects like pipelines. Both provinces say they have filed a notice of intervention in B.C.