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Mess at backcountry campground in Banff raises safety concerns
campground mess

A mess left at a backcountry campground in Banff National Park is raising safety concerns for animals in the park.

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Sunday, July 25
Vaccine Walk-ins

Alberta reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Meet the unvaccinated: Why some Canadians still haven't had the shot
COVID Ont Kingston Clinic 20210702

An impressive 80 per cent of eligible Canadians have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That statistic points to a troubling fact, however: more than six million Canadians still haven't had a shot — at a time when experts say we urgently need more coverage to beat back a surge of cases in the fall.

Olympic wake-up call: Canada earns its 1st medals in Tokyo
4x100-metre freestyle relay team, Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu

Canadian women are bringing home the hardware, winning two silver medals so far. Here's what you missed in Tokyo on Sunday.

Hemp having a moment as Prairie farmers try to grow niche crop into $1-billion industry
Hemp Kentucky

Not that long ago, Rod Lanier could count on an annual spring visit from the police. The southern Alberta farmer has been growing hemp for 12 years, and in the early days, the distinctive odour from his fields when the crop is in flower would invariably catch the attention of area residents.

Canadian divers Abel, Citrini-Beaulieu win silver to double country's medal count at Tokyo Olympics

First Nations golf tournament in Ponoka expected to see close to 600 participants
Fort McKay First Nation champion golf team

The All Nations Cup is expected to be the largest Indigenous golfing tournament in Canada. It begins Sunday in Ponoka, Alta. 

Why you still can't cross the U.S. land border; oil and gas transition plans: CBC's Marketplace cheat sheet
Canada US Border Crossing, BC

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week.

Television reboots are an easy sell — but are they crowding out BIPOC voices?
Gossip Girl

Recent TV reboots are attempting to right past wrongs by casting Black, Indigenous and people of colour in lead roles. But experts say those resources would be better spent on original stories by racialized groups.

How birding's pandemic popularity is expanding data collection for science
Maxwell Giffen and Indigo Bunting

The influx of people taking an interest in the outdoors resulted in a significant increase in the amount of data collected about birds that can be used by scientists and environmentalists for monitoring bird populations and habitats.

Wildfires west of Calgary add to veil of smoke blowing in from B.C.
Wildfire near  Lac des Arcs

Wildfires burning near Banff National Park are contributing to the blanket of smoke blowing into southern Alberta from British Columbia.

'Now you wait': NHL draft's true winners yet to come, Flames GM says

After an unsettled season that limited opportunities for junior hockey players and NHL scouts alike, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving believes it will take some time before the real winners of this year's draft can be picked.

5 stabbed during fight between Alberta motorcycle gangs in Cranbrook, B.C., police say
Hells Angels

Five people were treated in hospital for stab wounds in Cranbrook, B.C., after a fight broke out between two rival biker gangs from Alberta, police say. 

Calgary police investigate suspicious death of man dropped off at ER
Peter Lougheed Centre

Calgary police are investigating a suspicious death, after an injured man died after being dropped off at the hospital.

Remains of man missing since June found near Crowsnest Pass, Alta., police say
RCMP vehicle

The remains of an Alberta man missing since June have been found near Crowsnest Pass, police say.

Meet the new shepherd of the famed flock of sheep at Fort Saskatchewan
Pien Steinbusch

The sheep have kept the grass trimmed at the Fort Heritage Precinct in Fort Saskatchewan for the past 29 years.

Canada could avoid the worst of a 4th wave — but we're not out of the woods yet
Covid Montreal

Canada will likely face a fourth wave of the pandemic as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread ahead of borders and schools reopening, but there’s growing optimism another surge won’t bring the country back to a crisis point.

Why Memorial Drive has three names and other baffling quirks of Calgary's roads
A streetcar travelling north along 10th Street NW in Hillhurst-Sunnyside.

Historian Doug Coats delves into the mysteries of early Calgary street names in a virtual presentation to kick off Historic Calgary Week called "When Avenues Collide."

Warrant issued for suspect in murder of man who tried to intervene in park assault
Antoine Joel Gros Ventre Boy

Calgary police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder for Antoine Joel Gros Ventre Boy. 

Coun. Jeff Davison's mayoral campaign under fire for relationship with third-party advertiser
Jeff Davison

Multiple complaints have been filed to Elections Alberta regarding the campaign of Coun. Jeff Davison, asserting that the relationship between the campaign and a third-party advertiser broke the province's rules surrounding local elections and corporate donations.