Edmonton man reflects on running into burning home to save neighbour

In his Metallica T-shirt and flip-flops, a Slurpee in one hand and a cigarette in the other, Dale Parkin doesn’t look like a typical hero. But, sporting a new haircut, he kind of looks like he could play one in…

Battle of the sisters: big rivalry heats up at international gymnastics competition in Calgary

Some young Calgary gymnasts are excited to be hosting a big international competition this week, and they’re particularly interested to see how a sporting sibling rivalry plays out on home turf. “It’s always been us going to England, us going…

Famous Saint Bernard trio returning to Edmonton for humane society event

A trio of Saint Bernards adopted from the Edmonton Humane Society last October will have a homecoming of sorts for Pets in the Park in June. Goliath, Gasket and Gunther, who were adopted by a Calgary family, will be the…

An exclusive look at the RCMP’s alleged campaign to get rid of Mounties with disabilities

For months, Chris Williams knew the force wanted him out. Proof of this arrived in the form of an official discharge notice last October, less than three months after the RCMP corporal completed his second stint at an in-patient recovery…

Meet the Mounties who allege the RCMP used their disabilities to force them out

It has been five years since the RCMP employment requirements were changed to allow dismissals on the basis of disability. In that time, the number of medical discharges has nearly doubled, according to a Global News analysis. READ MORE: An…

Alberta institute wants to share Indigenous solutions to handling wildfires

Wildfires have been around Alberta as long as time. Fire management has been here that long as well. Yet the president and co-founder of the Rockies Institute in Canmore, in continuing a project that melds traditional Indigenous teachings with today’s…

High school students enjoy ‘really cool’ gardening project at Calgary care home

The chilly weather certainly put a damper on the traditional May long weekend kickoff to the gardening season in southern Alberta. But as Gil Tucker shows us, spring planting is already well underway for some Calgarians, with two quite different…

Calgary seniors team up with students to spring into planting season: ‘It’s wonderful!’

A new planting project is bringing together students and seniors in southeast Calgary, and both groups say it’s planting the seeds of good things far beyond the garden. Students in the horticultural class at Jack James High School make weekly…