Alberta pledges maximum of $700M for possible 2026 Calgary Olympics

The Alberta government pledged $ 700 million on Friday for a potential Calgary Winter Olympics, with conditions.  In a letter from Finance Minister Joe Ceci to Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science and sport, the province said the money is contingent on "the majority of Calgarians supporting the bid in the November 13th plebiscite." Another condition […]

3 Alberta hockey players injured after campfire incident

A player from the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team is in a medically induced coma after he and two others were injured at a campfire on the weekend. In a statement, the Western Hockey League says Ryan Vandervlis, a 20-year old centre with the elite major junior team, suffered severe burns. His family says that he's […]

Hometown heroes: Brother-sister duo leads U of Alberta sweep of curling nationals

LEDUC, ALTA. — It had been everything Selena and Karsten Sturmay dreamed about while growing up in Leduc — playing in a national curling championship to earn the right to wear the maple leaf at an international event. Within minutes of each other inside the Leduc Recreation Centre on Wednesday afternoon, the hometown curling siblings realized their dreams.  The […]