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Calgary teacher given star treatment after school finds missing Wallenda circus gear — From drama teacher to honorary ringmaster, Carolyn Aikens-Burns was given the star treatment by the Royal Canadian Circus in Lethbridge on Friday night after she returned some costumes that belonged to Rick Wallenda of the World Famous Wallendas.

Park closed after reports of people approaching moose — Alberta Fish and Wildlife will be closing a northwest Calgary park to the public after a group of people reportedly got too close to a moose seen in the area despite warnings from officials not to approach the animal.

Residents warned after moose spotted in Scenic Acres — Signs have been erected in a northwest Calgary community warning residents about moose in the area after several recent sightings. Four or five of the yellow signs were posted on trails in and around the Scenic Acres Park on Friday after a cow moose and two young calves were spotted, said Brendan Cox, spokesman for Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, which oversees Fish and Wildlife.

Officers ramping up traffic enforcement on Victoria Day long weekend — The driver presses his smartphone to his left ear, his elbow up against the window as his white motorhome heads east on Highway 1 near Kananaskis Country. Moments later, he glances over to the left lane to see Sgt.

Charges laid in separate fatal dog attacks over weekend — Three people have been charged in two separate dog attacks in northeast Calgary over the weekend that left two small dogs dead. In both incidents, the animal killed was a small Shih Tzu type breed and the attacking canine was believed to be a pit bull type breed, according to the city's anima...

Nenshi says NDP flood mitigation ideas ‘not bad’ but missing plan for the Bow — Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the NDP's flood mitigation ideas - to ditch the Springbank dry dam in favour of a reservoir farther upstream at McLean Creek - are "pretty comprehensive," but still need work, including a plan for the Bow River. It's one of the first conversations he hopes to have with premier-designate Rachel Notley, "once she's settled in."

Restoring Calgary’s tree canopy could take decades: Nenshi — With the spring season in full bloom, now is the time to assess the "full extent of damage" following September's freak snowstorm, in which half of the Calgary's urban forest was damaged or destroyed. It could take years - possibly decades - to fully restore Calgary's tree canopy damaged in what many have dubbed "Snowtember," said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Canadian Cancer Society warns of phone scam — The Canadian Cancer Society is warning Calgarians about a recent phone scam in which the recipient is offered a prize purportedly from the organization that can be claimed in exchange for an upfront purchase.

Cyclist killed near Okotoks was married father, avid member of cycling community — When Okotoks firefighter Christopher Brown heard the call on the radio about a cyclist critically injured in a crash south of Calgary on Monday afternoon, his heart sank. Brown, also a fellow cyclist and bike shop owner in Okotoks, said he knew there was a huge chance he would know the patient.

Alberta man fights cougar in his underwear to save girlfriend’s dog: ‘I can’t believe I did that’ — Elvis Xerri is nursing a few bruises after fighting off a cougar that attacked his girlfriend's dog on his acreage southwest of Calgary early Monday - but acknowledges his injuries could have been a lot worse. "It scared the crap out of me. I can't believe I did that," Xerri said.
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May 23, 2015

@TimGuinee Thanks for the RT! Any chance you're free today to talk about your tightrope lessons w/ Rick Wallenda? I'm at 403-235-7523. Thx!

May 23, 2015

.@calgarypolice investigating stabbing in SkyView Ranch. Woman taken to hospital. Nearby home and vehicle currently being held by police.

May 23, 2015

RT @el_cormier: Partisan Tip: Any scandal in your preferred political party is minor and overblown. Scandals in other parties are nuclear atrocities. #ableg

May 23, 2015

@gwendolynmr Delicious! I took photos, but they didn't turn out as I'd hoped. I want to go back and try everything else on the menu :)

May 23, 2015

@Stringfellow573 @CanBorder Sorry to hear, Phil. She must have been a beautiful pup!

May 23, 2015

Also, Hell on Wheels actor @TimGuinee lent his custom-made shoes to Rick Wallenda for some of the #yyc shows.…

May 23, 2015

A #yyc school found some missing costumes belonging to high-wire performer Rick Wallenda.…

May 22, 2015

RT @GlobalEdmonton: “These little puff balls are the cutest little things.” #yeg mall staff help ducklings outside

May 22, 2015

RT @zoeywrites: Here's the image that finally got NDP MLA Deborah Drever suspended from caucus via @calgaryherald…

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