CALGARY — “An officer and a gentleman.” That’s how a Calgary father of two was remembered Sunday as family, friends and colleagues gathered to say goodbye to Jeff Bird — one of two Mount Royal University flight instructors killed last week when their plane crashed northwest of Calgary. Speaking to a capacity crowd at Bella Concert Hall on the MRU campus, Bird’s former commanding officer, Lt.-Col. Chris Morrison, remembered the retired Royal Canadian Air Force captain as both
CALGARY — Saturday's collision between two Canadian Pacific freight trains in the city's southeast was the second such incident to affect the Calgary-based railway in a month.
Hundreds of liters of fuel spilled on August 21 after a CP freight train sideswiped another in mid-town Toronto a little after 5 a.m. — a collision that had the federal Transport Minister demanding answers.
Saturday morning’s crash saw a westbound train roll into the rear of a second that was stoppe
COLD LAKE — The body of a 38-year-old pilot whose plane crashed Friday while fighting wildfires in northern Alberta has been recovered from the scene. RCMP said the man, whose identity is not being released, was a civilian flying an Air Tractor water bomber under contract to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) as part of firefighting operations in the area. He was the sole occupant of the plane that went down just after 4:30 p.m. Friday. Crews cont
WHITECOURT — Four were sent to hospital Tuesday after a helicopter contracted to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) crashed southwest of Whitecourt. Sources tell the Star the aircraft crashed about 55 km. west of Whitecourt near the Windfall gas plant in the early afternoon. "On the scale of helicopter crashes, this one was relatively minor in nature," said RCMP spokesman Cpl. John Spaans. Transportation Safety Board spokesman Chris Krepski said
Three occupants of a small airplane are lucky to be alive after their aircraft crashed in Three Hills while attempting to land in poor weather. Three Hills emergency crews were called to the town’s airport at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 for a reported plane crash. Emergency crews discovered a 2008 Piper Meridian turboprop impacted on the runway, missing a wing and with severe damage to the propeller. According to Const. Seth Adair of the Three Hills RCMP, the airplane im