Calgary police gear up for Bow River’s busiest weekend of the year

The Calgary Police Service Marine Unit is gearing up for its busiest weekend of the year. More than 6,000 people are expected to paddleboard, kayak and float down the Bow River over the August long weekend. Police are on the…

Man rescued from Calgary river rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition

A man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition Tuesday morning after being pulled from the Bow River. Emergency crews received a call about someone being swept downstream just before 2 a.m. Police said first responders could hear the man…

Rain dampening the profits of Calgary businesses that rely on warm weather

The rain in Calgary has caused businesses that rely on that warm summer weather to suffer this month. So far, the city has already seen 90 per cent of the precipitation it would generally see in July. READ MORE: Hail,…

Rescue boat pulled from service Tuesday for budget reasons: Calgary Firefighter’s Association

The Calgary Firefighter’s Association said the safety of river users in the city was impacted when a rescue boat was temporarily taken out of service on Tuesday. Mike Henson, the association’s president, said the boat services the northwest leg of…

Crews set to repair crack in Calgary pedestrian bridge

Crews are expected to complete repair work on the bridge connecting St. Patrick’s Island and East Village later this summer after a crack was discovered in its base, according to officials. The crack was found last August and the bridge…

Boating advisory lifted: Calgarians can hit the Bow and Elbow rivers again

Due to improved conditions and to support “economic recovery,” the city of Calgary lifted the boating advisory for the Bow and Elbow rivers on June 28. It’s the first time people can resume normal activities on the water since the…