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Three Canadian Cities Among Top 10 Most Liveable Globally in EIU Ranking

Three Canadian Cities Among Top 10 Most Liveable Globally in EIU Ranking

By The Canadian Press

Calgary
The Calgary skyline is seen on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto have ranked among the top ten more liveable cities in the world in the latest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto have ranked among the top ten most liveable cities in the world in the latest ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Vienna took the top spot in the annual ranking to knock Melbourne down to second place after a seven-year run as the world’s most liveable city.

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Boy, 15, Killed in Hit and Run While Riding Bike

Boy, 15, Killed in Hit and Run While Riding Bike

Highway 9 Hit and Run
A truck sits in a ditch off of Highway 9 and Donald Road after being two cyclists were hit Friday night. (BRENT POLSON / FACEBOOK)

UPDATE: Sunday, August 12 — Justin Joseph Little, 29, has been charged with 14 offences, including six counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order. He remains in custody.

A 15-year-old RM of St. Andrews boy has died and another 15-year-old boy is in hospital after both were hit by a truck while riding their bikes on Friday night.

The crash happened at around 11:45 p.m. on Donald Road just off of Highway 9.

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Calgary Police Chief Apologizes for Past Discrimination Against LGBTQ Community

Calgary Police Chief Apologizes for Past Discrimination Against LGBTQ Community

By The Canadian Press

Roger Chaffin
Calgary Police Service chief Roger Chaffin speaks during an interview with the Canadian Press in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Calgary’s police chief has apologized for the force’s past discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

Roger Chaffin says over the past few years the police service has been trying to build trust with gender and sexually diverse Calgarians.

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Sports Highlights

Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Lotto 649
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume)

There wasn’t a winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9 million Lotto 649 draw, but it isn’t all bad news.

A guaranteed $1 million prize was won by someone in Winnipeg. Lucky ticket holders in Winnipeg and Calgary also matched their numbers correctly for a $100,000 Extra prize each.

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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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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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Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

Panda Bear Coin - Royal Canadian Mint
Francine Hochereau, vice-president, marketing and communications at the Royal Canadian Mint and Greg Royer, chief operating officer at the Calgary Zoo unveil the fine silver coin: The Peaceful Panda: a Gift of Friendship. (CNW GROUP / ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a “lucky” $8 silver coin to celebrate a new family of giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo.

The coin was unveiled Saturday at the zoo’s new Panda Passage exhibit, which will be home to the pandas for the next five years.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

By The Canadian Press

Calgary Plane
A plane sits on a street after making an emergency landing in Calgary on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Andrew Greig)

CALGARY – A small plane carrying six people made an emergency landing on a Calgary street Wednesday morning.

Police say the twin-engine plane was coming in from the south, heading for a landing at the Calgary airport, when the pilot radioed in that the aircraft was low on fuel.

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