Critics say an attempt by a city council candidate to make public a closed-door transit consultation was a trip down the wrong track. Former council watchdog and municipal election candidate Jeromy Farkas drew criticism after live-streaming an invitation-only engagement session on the controversial southwest transitway on his Facebook page. “I felt the public deserved to be at that meeting,” Farkas said of the information session, held Saturday at the Calgary South Delta hote
CALGARY — Failing to heed warnings to buckle up is being blamed for several injuries sustained after an Air Canada jet encountered severe turbulence in 2015, prompting an emergency landing in Calgary. In a report released Monday by Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, none of the 21 passengers injured on Flight 88 were wearing seatbelts when the Boeing 777-33ER encountered three separate areas of severe turbulence near Anchorage, Alaska — about eight hours into the nearly 1
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 — The wheels are in motion to set straight a controversial city parking issue. Last week, a notice of motion was submitted by three councillors that would open the door to allow residents living in certain city cul-de-sacs to park on an angle — a move currently not allowed under existing bylaws. “Cul-de-sac angle parking has been happening in the city for years, even decades, without any issue,” said Coun. Shane Keating, one of the three city lawmakers submitting the
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
It’s a plane that’ll certainly prove a challenge on the de-icing pad. Calgary-based airline WestJet unveiled their newest custom-painted aircraft Sunday, inspired by the hit Disney animated film Frozen. Toiling in a Fort Worth, Tx. hangar for 21 days straight, teams of painters and artists worked gruelling 12-hour shifts to magically transform a six-year-old Boeing 737-800 into a striking piece of aviation artistry. Arriving under the cover of darkness at Toronto’s Pearson Ai
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
CALGARY — Almost 10 years have passed since true love, quite literally, fell into 27-year-old Trevor Myers’ lap. Announced as the winners of Calgary Transit’s Valentines Day contest on Friday, it was a lurching bus that brought Trevor and Amanda Myers together on Sept. 7, 2005. “I was minding my own business with my nose in a book,” Trevor said. “The bus took off abruptly, and somebody fell into my lap.” Losing her footing, Amanda stumbled into a row of seats and ended up in
When it comes to getting around one of the most congested cities on the planet, a little divine intervention can go a long way.
During his recent visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis greeted the six million faithful lining the streets of Manila from the back the nation's most beloved symbols: A Jeepney-inspired popemobile.
His choice of transportation was more than just an endearing display of the humble, everyman quirkiness the 78-year-old pontiff has become famous for.
CALGARY Local advocacy groups are expressing alarm at Calgary HandiBus’s decision Friday to discontinue their accessible transit service, despite assurances by transit officials the move won’t significantly impact users. Word of the closure troubles for Darrel Gregory, director of the Calgary chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, who said the loss of service would affect thousands. “People who have MS are often underemployed, or unemployed, and rely on public t