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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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Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

By The Canadian Press

Twitter
In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

CALGARY – Police have arrested a man they allege has been filming women for at least five years without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep.”

Staff Sgt. Cory Dayley said Calgary police received a complaint Monday about the photos and videos, some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women. He said investigators identified a suspect thanks to a public tip and arrested a 42-year-old Calgary man on Tuesday.

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Shaw to Bolster Freedom Mobile with Spectrum Deal, Sell ViaWest for $2.3 Billion

Shaw to Bolster Freedom Mobile with Spectrum Deal, Sell ViaWest for $2.3 Billion

By The Canadian Press

Shaw
A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. is moving to strengthen its Freedom Mobile wireless business through a deal with Quebecor that will be largely funded by selling its U.S.-based ViaWest unit for C$2.3 billion.

The Calgary-based company says money from the ViaWest sale will help pay for C$430 million worth of spectrum licences in British Columbia, Alberta, and southern Ontario that it plans to buy from Quebecor — subject to federal approvals.

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#ChrissySentMe: Good Deeds Inspired by Canadian Killed in London Terror Attack

#ChrissySentMe: Good Deeds Inspired by Canadian Killed in London Terror Attack

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

London Bridge
People attend a vigil for victims of Saturday’s attack on London Bridge, at Potter’s Field Park with Tower Bridge in the background in London, Monday, June 5, 2017. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is shaken by the death of a Canadian woman in a London terror attack on the weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alastair Grant)

CALGARY – A Canadian woman killed in a terror attack in London is being remembered for her work with the homeless and her death is inspiring others to give back.

Christine Archibald, 30, was among seven who died in a van-and-knife attack on London Bridge and nearby restaurants on Saturday.

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School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

By The Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta high school graduation party with a “cowboys and Indians” theme prompted administrators to call an assembly to discuss racism.

Images of students from Chinook High School in Lethbridge appeared on social media and showed attendees at the privately-held party wearing headdresses, war paint and feathers.

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Retiring Star Hayley Wickenheiser Paved the Way for Female Hockey Players

Retiring Star Hayley Wickenheiser Paved the Way for Female Hockey Players

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Hayley Wickenheiser
Four time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Hayley Wickenheiser has retired from hockey after 23 years on Canada’s women’s team.The 38-year-old from Shaunavon, Sask., announced her retirement today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – When Hayley Wickenheiser sees girls dragging hockey bags into arenas, she feels a sense of accomplishment.

The normalcy of girls playing hockey is what she sweated for, fought for, and shed tears for.

When Wickenheiser started playing 33 years ago, there were no girls’ teams. She played with boys and wasn’t always welcomed by players or their parents.

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