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Day parole denied again for man who strangled wife, buried body in their Calgary home

Day parole denied again for man who strangled wife, buried body in their Calgary home

BOWDEN, ALBERTA — A man who strangled his wife and cemented her body in a basement wall has again been denied day parole eight months before his statutory release from prison.
Lucky escape for scrambler struck by falling rock on Tower of Babel

Lucky escape for scrambler struck by falling rock on Tower of Babel

“Two scramblers were ascending a steep gully when one person was struck by rockfall that was generated by another party above them,”
Alberta reports its highest daily COVID-19 case count in three months

Alberta reports its highest daily COVID-19 case count in three months

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 817 new cases of COVID-19 — the highest daily count since mid-May.
Arrest warrant out after suspect in attack on Muslim women no show in Edmonton court

Arrest warrant out after suspect in attack on Muslim women no show in Edmonton court

EDMONTON — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a man who failed to appear in court Wednesday on charges related to an attack on two Muslim women in an Edmonton parking lot.
Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies as ranchers run out of feed

Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies as ranchers run out of feed

CALGARY — Farmers in the Maritimes are pitching in to help their drought-stricken Prairie counterparts facing a "devastating" situation.
Parks Canada kills bison that ventured onto provincial lands

Parks Canada kills bison that ventured onto provincial lands

“The herd is still strong and healthy.  We still have 65 bison in the park, and I believe we had about 13 calves this year, so the population is still doing well.”
Annual pace of inflation hits 3.7 per cent in July, largest rise since 2011

Annual pace of inflation hits 3.7 per cent in July, largest rise since 2011

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says annual pace of inflation rose to 3.7 per cent in July, the biggest increase since May 2011. The year-over-year increase in the consumer price index compared with a 3.
Three Alberta universities update COVID strategy

Three Alberta universities update COVID strategy

CALGARY — Unvaccinated students and staff at three Alberta universities will have to get regular COVID-19 rapid tests to attend campus this fall.
Police investigate backcountry fatalities in mountain parks

Police investigate backcountry fatalities in mountain parks

A 32-year-old man from Quebec is dead following a climbing accident in Yoho National Park on Aug. 15, and a 61-year-old Medicine Hat man died Aug. 11 when a tree fell on him at a Lake Minnewanka backcountry campground
Dead Man's Flats wildfire contained, investigation continuing

Dead Man's Flats wildfire contained, investigation continuing

“The fire danger in the Calgary Forest Area, where this wildfire is located, is extreme. In these conditions, a wildfire can start easily and spread very quickly. We ask all Albertans to do their part to prevent wildfires. Last year, 88 per cent of wildfires were human-caused. There is currently a fire ban in place for the entire Calgary Forest Area, which means that outdoor camp fires are not allowed.”