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Cull Hasn’t Been Able to Solve Bunny Burden in Alberta Mountain Town of Canmore

Cull Hasn’t Been Able to Solve Bunny Burden in Alberta Mountain Town of Canmore

By The Canadian Press

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Feral rabbits are shown in Canmore, Alta., on November 22, 2011. Canmore has spent almost $400,000 to rid the town of feral rabbits but the problem persists and residents remain divided over the controversial cull program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

CANMORE, Alta. – Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000.

Canmore introduced its feral rabbit management program six years ago after much pro- and anti-bunny bickering and outcries from animal rights advocates.

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Indian Village at Calgary Stampede Will Change Name to Elbow River Camp

Indian Village at Calgary Stampede Will Change Name to Elbow River Camp

By The Canadian Press

Calgary Stampede
A visitor slides down a zip line during the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The Calgary Stampede says its annual display of Indigenous culture that goes back over 100 years will no longer be called Indian Village. On Sunday, the final day of the 2018 Calgary Stampede, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be called Elbow River Camp. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampede says its annual display of Indigenous culture that goes back more than 100 years will no longer be called “Indian Village.”

On Sunday, the final day of this year’s Stampede, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be renamed Elbow River Camp.

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Package Delivery Firms Get Ready to Fill Gap as Greyhound Leaves Western Canada

Package Delivery Firms Get Ready to Fill Gap as Greyhound Leaves Western Canada

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

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Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this October. A worker removes luggage from a Greyhound bus upon arrival in Vancouver on Monday, July 9, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY – Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall.

The company says its Greyhound Package Express service will no longer be available in most parts of B.C., northern Ontario and all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba after it ends passenger service at the end of October.

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Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Brandon Marijuana Seizure
Brandon police seized 20.5 pounds of marijuana valued at $92,000 from a suspect’s vehicle on July 3. (BPS / TWITTER)

A gun call on July 3 led to the discovery of $92,000 worth of marijuana at a Brandon motel.

Police responded to the 1800 block of 1st Street, but didn’t locate any firearms. However, officers came across 20.5 pounds of marijuana inside a large duffle bag in the trunk of the suspect’s car.

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Stampede Spirit Boosts Attendance But Calgary Economy Still in Recovery Mode

Stampede Spirit Boosts Attendance But Calgary Economy Still in Recovery Mode

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Calgary Stampede
Crowds walk along the midway during the Calgary Stampede in Calgary on July 8, 2018. The local economy is looking good as Calgary Stampede spirit envelops Canada’s oil and gas headquarters city — but not quite as good as it was a few years ago. The annual outdoor event started off by setting an attendance record on parade day last Friday but since then has settled back, with cumulative attendance through Tuesday coming in second to the overall record year of 2012, when the Stampede celebrated its 100th year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Calgary’s economy is looking good as Stampede spirit grips Canada’s oil and gas headquarters city — but not quite as good as it was a few years ago.

The annual outdoor event set an attendance record for its parade day last Friday and cumulative attendance through Tuesday is second only to the overall record set in 2012 when the Stampede celebrated its 100th anniversary.

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Mail Delivery Au Naturel: Calgary Police Nab Naked Man Driving Canada Post Truck

Mail Delivery Au Naturel: Calgary Police Nab Naked Man Driving Canada Post Truck

By The Canadian Press

Canada Post
The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY – It was a clothes call for Calgary police on Wednesday when a report came in about a naked man driving a Canada Post truck.

Duty Insp. Ryan Jepson says officers were told just before 5 p.m. about the truck driving the wrong way down a street.

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Lawyer for Former TV Journalist Steve Vogelsang Seeking Mental Tests

Lawyer for Former TV Journalist Steve Vogelsang Seeking Mental Tests

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Steve Vogelsang
Steve Vogelsang (MEDICINE HAT POLICE SERVICE)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – The lawyer for a former TV journalist accused in several bank robberies says he plans to speak to the Crown about arranging for psychiatric tests to determine his client’s mental state.

Stephen Vogelsang is charged with robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, Alta., three in Regina and one in Saskatoon last year.

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Man Alleged to Have Traded Drugs for Sex with Youth: RCMP

Man Alleged to Have Traded Drugs for Sex with Youth: RCMP

Seized Needles - The Pas
Needles seized during a traffic stop in The Pas on June 12, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 64-year-old Alberta man is in police custody after RCMP say he traded drugs in exchange for sex with a male youth.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation RCMP and The Pas RCMP began their investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine. That led to a traffic stop on the suspect June 12, where methamphetamine was located.

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