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Avalanche kills three of the world’s best mountaineers

Avalanche kills three of the world’s best mountaineers

BANFF – Three of the best alpine mountaineers in the world reached the summit of Howse Peak last Tuesday (April 16) before a size three avalanche swept them off the east face of the mountain to their death.
Canadians in Sri Lanka told to exercise extreme caution after bombings

Canadians in Sri Lanka told to exercise extreme caution after bombings

OTTAWA — Canadians in Sri Lanka are being warned to exercise a high degree of caution after a series of bombings on Sunday killed nearly 300 people, including dozens of foreigners.

Person airlifted to hospital after avalanche in Yoho National Park has died

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Parks Canada says a person who was airlifted to hospital in Calgary following an avalanche in Yoho National Park has died.
Three mountaineers presumed dead in Banff avalanche

Three mountaineers presumed dead in Banff avalanche

BANFF – Three highly experienced alpine mountaineers are presumed dead after attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway.
Oil and gas sector applauds new Alberta premier's many pro-business pledges

Oil and gas sector applauds new Alberta premier's many pro-business pledges

CALGARY — The Alberta oilpatch is applauding the provincial election win by Jason Kenney and his United Conservatives.
'This was too much:' brother of injured Bronco in weekend crash

'This was too much:' brother of injured Bronco in weekend crash

AIRDRIE, Alta. — The family of paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is hoping their run of bad luck ends with three vehicle accidents.
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

BEYOND LOCAL: Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS — A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

Charges laid after 13 vehicles damaged in bizarre Edmonton gas-splashing

EDMONTON — A man who was arrested in Edmonton with the help of a citizen after allegedly lighting vehicles on fire now faces charges. Police say no one was injured in the Friday evening incident near Whyte Avenue, but 13 vehicles were damaged.

City of Edmonton takes responsibility in deaths of feral cats

EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton says it has pleaded guilty to a regulatory charge under the Animal Protection Act in the deaths of three feral cats. All charges against four city employees at the Animal Care and Control Centre have been dropped.
Political text messages annoy St. Albertans

Political text messages annoy St. Albertans

Albertans have been inundated with unwanted text messages from both the UCP and NDP parties in the weeks leading up to the provincial election.