Feature News Stories
- Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:59 17 December 2013
- Written by DREW HENN, LAUREN GILBART AND STEPHANIE WATT DREW HENN, LAUREN GILBART AND STEPHANIE WATT
A wave of Mental Health concerns on the rise
With the arrival of winter the daylight doesn't linger as long, but residents of High River continue to chip away at the laborious process of piecing their community back together.
Walk through a High River community and you will see the tattered houses that at first glance appear unaffected, but are dark at dinner time. Restoration trucks sit on almost every corner. Steel blue fences highlight the city centre, and surround the many still-deserted buildings.
- Published on Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:24 12 December 2013
- Written by AMANDA TAYLOR, ALI HARDSTAFF-GAJDA AND MAHROH MOHAMMAD AMANDA TAYLOR, ALI HARDSTAFF-GAJDA AND MAHROH MOHAMMAD
Critics say provincial government not doing enough for women's issues
The Alberta Ministry of Human Services is responsible for women's issues, but it is not publicly tracking its progress in advocating for women.
Human Services, a super-ministry, which is one of the new projects that Alison Redford is undertaking during her term, is responsible for many other issues, ranging from abuse and bullying to foster care and homelessness.
- Published on Sunday, 08 December 2013 19:18 08 December 2013
- Written by MATT SUTTON MATT SUTTON
No tax dollars yet for skate park
Calgary's Shaw Millennium Park is outdated and in need of repair, but the city has not yet approved the funds to make those fixes.
After facing more than a decade of Calgary weather and thousands of skateboards, the once great skateboard park has started to crumble, according to a consultant's report commissioned by the city and the Calgary Association of Skateboarding Enthusiasts.
- Published on Saturday, 07 December 2013 23:38 07 December 2013
- Written by NEIL HILTS NEIL HILTS
Calgary police recommend but don't use on own vehicles
Each winter as the first snowfall blankets the roads, drivers never seem quite prepared and crashes litter the streets. Snowy weather can catch people off guard, and in most cases, drivers don't have their winter tires on yet.
Const. Jim Lebedeff, part of the traffic education system for the Calgary Police Service, said that on Sunday, Oct. 27, there were approximately 272 property damage crashes and 27 injury crashes reported in the city.