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Preparing the brain for the bull, riders say don't think about it

Preparing the brain for the bull, riders say don't think about it

CALGARY — Garrett Green found good advice for riding a bull in the book "The Inner Game of Tennis". Preparing to board a three-quarter ton mass of muscle, horn and unpredictability named "Fidget Spinner" or "Mr. Sunshine" tends to ruffle the mind.
Adequate insurance key to recovery in the event of environmental disasters

Adequate insurance key to recovery in the event of environmental disasters

CALGARY — The Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016 destroyed almost 2,600 homes and resulted in many tales of hardship but Rob de Pruis says one man's "heart-breaking" story stands out for him.

Collision with vehicle in car wash claims life of Calgary gas bar owner

CALGARY — The owner of a Calgary gas station is dead after emergency authorities say it appears he was accidentally run over by a vehicle in the station's car wash.
Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute

Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute

CALGARY — Young basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation will be able to play in a tournament this week despite a dispute with a Calgary referee group.
Special prosecutor to aid probe into Alberta United Conservative leadership vote

Special prosecutor to aid probe into Alberta United Conservative leadership vote

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says a special out-of-province prosecutor will assist in a criminal fraud investigation into the United Conservative Party leadership race won by Jason Kenney before he became premier.
More cameras, tight security at this year's Calgary Stampede

More cameras, tight security at this year's Calgary Stampede

CALGARY — There will be more security cameras, metal detectors and bag searches at this year's Calgary Stampede. Officials say there's no concern about an attack — it's just a matter of public safety.
Stampeders want more clarity on quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell's injury

Stampeders want more clarity on quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell's injury

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders are seeking a second opinion on quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell's injury without revealing exactly what it is. The CFL's Most Outstanding Player and Grey Cup MVP in 2018 underwent magnetic resonance imaging Tuesday.

Edmonton police officer charged with off-duty sex assault of woman

EDMONTON — An Edmonton police officer is facing a charge of sexual assault. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says the alleged assault against a woman happened in January in Canmore, Alta. The officer was off duty at the time.

Shots fired, one person wounded, during holiday weekend at Alberta campground

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. — A long weekend shooting at an Alberta campground that left one person wounded has led to a charge of attempted murder.
Indigenous group says Trans Mountain bid could be ready next week

Indigenous group says Trans Mountain bid could be ready next week

CALGARY — An Indigenous-led group says it will soon be ready to make a bid for majority ownership of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline currently owned by the federal government.