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Lucky Loon Sought Out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear

Lucky Loon Sought Out Alberta Campers to Save It from Fishing Gear

By The Canadian Press

Don Gibson
Don Gibson holds a loon at Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta in this undated handout photo. A piece of fishing gear with wire leaders and multiple hooks, often referred to as a pickerel rig, had become tangled around the bird’s bill, neck and leg and Gibson could tell it needed help. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Don Gibson)

NORDEGG, Alta. – This is a story about one lucky loon.

Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed a normally standoffish loon — one of a group of five that call the lake home — swimming toward them.

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New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

By The Canadian Press

New Flyer

WINNIPEG – New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses.

The company says the buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018, supporting routes that move more than 300,000 people per day.

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Parks Canada Painstakingly Prepared for Deluge of Canada 150 Visitors

Parks Canada Painstakingly Prepared for Deluge of Canada 150 Visitors

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Two Jack Lake
A view of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is shown in an undated handout photo. Parks Canada prepared for an increase in visitors this year as people across the country and around the world requested free annual passes to explore the nation’s natural treasures as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Travel Alberta)

CALGARY – From avoiding burned out workers to ensuring washrooms have enough toilet paper, documents show how Parks Canada painstakingly prepared for a record number of visitors this year.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Ottawa has made admission to Canada’s national parks and historic sites free in 2017.

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New WestJet Discount Airline Service Not Expected Until Next Year

New WestJet Discount Airline Service Not Expected Until Next Year

By The Canadian Press

WestJet
The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – WestJet says the launch of its new no-frills, low-cost airline won’t be until next summer after initially announcing plans it would start offering flights later this year.

The Calgary-based airline says it expects to announce the initial flight schedule early in 2018 with service expected to start in the summer of next year.

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Banff’s Sunshine Village Closes Again as Fire on Alberta-B.C. Boundary Rages

Banff’s Sunshine Village Closes Again as Fire on Alberta-B.C. Boundary Rages

By The Canadian Press

Wildfire
A helicopter is used to battle a wildfire burning on the top of a mountain near Ashcroft, B.C., on Monday, July 10, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

BANFF, Alta. – A wildfire burning on the Alberta-B.C. boundary has caused a resort in Banff National Park to close indefinitely.

Sunshine Village, a popular ski hill that has summer hiking trails, says it’s moving lodge guests and staff to the town of Banff.

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Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

By The Canadian Press

Fire Ball Ride
The Fire Ball ride at Ohio State Fair, where one person was killed and seven injured on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP / THE TELEGRAPH)

EDMONTON – A popular midway ride at this week’s K-Days fair and exhibition in Edmonton has been shut down as a precaution after a deadly accident involving the same attraction at the Ohio State Fair.

North American Midway Entertainment, the company that provides attractions to K-Days, says in a statement released Wednesday night that the ride, called the Fire Ball, has been closed until further notice.

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Cyclist Who Claimed He Was Hurt by Barbed Wire Charged with Fraud, Mischief

Cyclist Who Claimed He Was Hurt by Barbed Wire Charged with Fraud, Mischief

By The Canadian Press

Stelianos Psaroudakis
Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, faces fraud and mischief charges after falsely claiming to be injured while mountain biking in Alberta and soliciting donations for his medical expenses. (CBC)

COCHRANE, Alta. – Fraud and public mischief charges have been laid against a man who said he was severely injured by barbed wire that was strung across a mountain biking trail and then appealed for $8,000 in donations.

Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, said he was clotheslined by barbed wire tied between two trees while he was cycling near the hamlet of Bragg Creek west of Calgary. He shared photos of a big red gash across his neck.

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Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Former President Carter Returning to Winnipeg with Habitat for Humanity Build

Habitat for HumanityFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will make a return to Winnipeg later this month to lend their hands in the latest Habitat for Humanity build.

The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is aiming to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Carters will be in the country July 9-14, focusing their work efforts in Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

Diesel Spill of 90 Litres in Edmonton Costs CN Rail $2.5 Million in Fines

By The Canadian Press

CN Train
A CN locomotive goes through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

EDMONTON – A spill of 90 litres of diesel fuel into an Edmonton storm sewer will cost Canadian National Railway more than $2.5 million in fines.

The federal government says the company has been ordered to pay up after pleading guilty to several environmental charges this week.

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