Mother of Alberta boy who died of meningitis cross-examined by husband in retrial

The mother of 18-month-old toddler Ezekiel Stephan who died of bacterial meningitis in 2012 was back on the stand Wednesday following an emotional testimony Tuesday. This time with both the crown, and her own husband, David Stephan cross-examining her. Collet…

Homes for Hope: Calgary contractor builds house to sell to raise money for children’s hospitals

Sam Iaquinta and his wife Suzanne have spent a lot of time in hospitals because of their young son’s serious health problems. Now they’re starting a new project to help other families in similar situations. The Iaquintas’ son Ben was…

No charges after Lethbridge officer repeatedly ran over deer in January

The Lethbridge police officer who repeatedly ran over a deer will not face any charges, Alberta’s police watchdog said on Wednesday. On Jan. 5 at around 10:10 p.m., the Lethbridge Police Service received a call that an injured deer was…

Study finds seismic lines in Alberta’s boreal forest increase methane emissions

University researchers say seismic lines used in energy exploration increase emissions of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. In a paper released today, Greg McDermid of the University of Calgary says seismic lines release enough methane to increase estimates of…

Muttart Conservatory to close for 18 months for renovations after Canada Day

If Putrella, the infamous corpse flower, decides to bloom again in the next year she’ll do so without the usual fanfare, as the Muttart Conservatory is shutting down for much-needed renovations starting next week. Plant lovers wanting to get in…

A Chinese ban on Canadian meat could hit over 20% of pork exports, data shows

A Chinese ban on Canadian meat could affect over a fifth of the pork that the Great White North exports there and represent a hit of over $373 million on trade between the two countries, Statistics Canada (StatCan) data suggests.…

Mother of Alberta boy who died of meningitis breaks down testifying at trial

The father of a toddler who died of bacterial meningitis says he and his wife didn’t realize their son had contracted the potentially deadly disease. David Stephan told a court in Lethbridge, Alta., Tuesday that the couple did not think…

Community walk in Stand Off, Alta., honours MMIWG

Members of the Kainai Nation and Blood Tribe walked and prayed in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Stand Off, Alta., on Tuesday. No More Silence is a two-day healing event. “This is to provide awareness…