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Farmers fear downside to low fuel prices

Feb 1 2015 — Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel — CALGARY - Decades of boom-and-bust commodity prices, worker shortages and being at the mercy of the weather has virtually removed the word optimism from the vocabulary of many Canadian farmers.So it shouldn't come as a surprise that many are looking at the current run of low fuel costs with a certain degree of suspicion."At the […]

Stephen Harper targets Justin Trudeau in speech to supporters in Calgary

Jul 6 2014 — Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel — Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday. With a federal election looming next year, Harper accused Trudeau of having nothing substantial to offer to voters, contrasting the Conservative government’s accomplishments with the Liberals’ positions on the economy and crime.

Stephen Harper targets Justin Trudeau in speech to supporters in Calgary

Jul 6 2014 — Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel — CALGARY - Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday.With a federal election looming next year, Harper accused Trudeau of having nothing substantial to offer to voters, contrasting the Conservative government's accomplishments with the Liberals' positions on the economy and […]

Captain Kirk leads Calgary Stampede parade

Jul 4 2014 — Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel — CALGARY - William Shatner got an out-of-this-world welcome Friday as throngs of fans jostled to catch a glimpse of the Canadian-born actor, who is serving as this year's Calgary Stampede parade grand marshal.Even before the parade began, some people were yelling "bring out William Shatner," who played Capt. James T. Kirk in the original "Star […]

Alberta’s flood of floods one year later

Jun 16 2014 — Bill Graveland and Lauren Krugel — CALGARY - It has been one year since rain pounded the foothills of the southern Alberta Rockies — heavy, relentless rain more typical of a tropical storm than a late-spring shower. In Canmore, more than 200 millimetres fell in 2 1/2 days, 10 times the amount of a typical rainfall that time of year.A torrent […]