A bright red fire engine could be seen in the parking lot of the Country Hills Library on a cold Sunday afternoon. But, this was no ordinary call.

Two of Calgary’s finest stopped by the library for Firefighter Storytime, a new partnership between the Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Public Library that brings the city’s emergency crews to read stories and talk about fire safety to local children and families.

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you’ll see it’s the Wild West for political advertisers on Facebook, communication experts say. As Alberta heads to the polls on April 16, political parties and third-party advertisers are corralling votes through mobile apps and online advertising.

All of this comes as online advertisers and platforms face increasing scrutiny from federal regulators concerned with interference that could ultimately influence election results.

Many pet owners know the joy of coming home to their dogs wagging tails and the sight of their cats curled up on the couch. But for thousands of unlucky pets, their lives are spent in shelters — or worse, on the streets.

Even though animal sterilization is a smart and inexpensive choice, many people do not spay or neuter their pets, leading to an animal overpopulation problem in Canada.
Calgary’s new police chief has his work cut out for him. Mark Neufeld, a veteran of the Edmonton Police Service and former chief of the Camrose Police Service, will head up the Calgary Police Service (CPS), which has seen troubling job satisfaction rankings among employees.