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January 3, 2019 6:52 PM Pandemonium: Calgary zoo reports record attendance thanks to panda family

CALGARY—The arrival of a family of giant pandas to the Calgary Zoo last spring created a stampede of visitors once the guests on loan from China were introduced to an eager public. “We got 1.48 million visitors — that’s a lot of people. If you look at the size of our community with just over 1.1 million citizens in Calgary, the penetration is immense 10

August 20, 2018 2:38 PM Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj’s pinnacle

MOUNT ARAFAT, SAUDI ARABIA—Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon 37

June 11, 2018 9:31 PM Foo Fighters headed to Calgary for Aug. 13 Saddledome show

Dave Grohl’s rock act Foo Fighters have announced a summer 2015 North American tour that will bring them and opening act Royal Blood to the province for a pair of dates: Aug. 12 at Edmonton’s Rexall Place and at the Saddledome the following night, Aug. 13. Tickets for the shows, which are to support the band’s superb new album Sonic Highways, range from $35 to $75 (plus 52

October 29, 2017 10:12 AM Kenney win of United Conservative Party leadership means clear choice for NDP

Jason Kenney's ascension to the leadership of a newly created United Conservative Party in Alberta isn't likely a nightmare scenario for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and the NDP government, even as ghosts and goblins haunt their doorway come Monday morning. Halloween isn't until Tuesday, but the Alberta legislature resumes sitting Monday for the first 42

October 2, 2017 11:01 AM 'Beyond horrific': Shooting on Las Vegas Strip kills at least 50, wounds hundreds

Police say officers killed gunman on 32nd floor of hotel across from outdoor concert A Nevada sheriff says the death toll has climbed to 50 in the attack on a Las Vegas concert Sunday, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says more than 200 people were wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival 23

September 30, 2017 2:48 AM Stampede in Mumbai kills at least 22

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A rush hour stampede killed at least 22 people and wounded 36 on Friday during a sudden monsoon downpour at a busy railway station in India’s commercial hub of Mumbai, government and emergency officials said. India has the world’s fourth biggest rail network, but it is grappling with underinvestment and overcrowding, especially in the city of 20 million 25

September 29, 2017 10:14 AM 22 killed in stampede on pedestrian bridge in Mumbai

Bridge connects two busy commuter railway stations A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring another 32, officials said. Police were investigating what caused the stampede on the bridge's raised staircase, causing some commuters 36

September 16, 2017 10:55 AM U.K. police search neighbourhood after arrest in London train bombing

British police said they have evacuated and are searching a suburban neighbourhood hours after making a "significant arrest" in the urgent search for suspects a day after the London train blast that injured more than two dozen people, authorities said Saturday. Police said that an 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent police in the port of Dover on the English 36

July 23, 2017 2:50 AM United Conservative Party A Step Closer As Alberta PCs, Wildrose Vote To Merge

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta's political landscape profoundly shifted Saturday as its two main conservative parties — enemies for a decade — overwhelmingly agreed to end their feud and work as one to defeat Premier Rachel Notley's NDP. In separate votes, members of the Wildrose party and the Progressive Conservatives voted in a landslide to merge into the new United 37

July 16, 2017 12:28 AM Trudeau reminded of Khadr controversy, Canada Day gaffe at Calgary Stampede

PM could not avoid a reminder of his Canada Day speech, when he forgot to mention Alberta, as well as questions about the Omar Khadr settlement. CALGARY—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says some of the people he met during his Calgary Stampede visit on Saturday lightheartedly mentioned a gaffe he made during a Canada Day speech, during which he skipped 35