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Profil de courage : L’homme canadien qui a sauvé son frère après une accident d’hélicoptère

Madden Sarver a secouru son frère grièvement blessé après leur hélicoptère s’est écrasé dans une région montagneuse éloignée près de Grande Cache. Alberta le 30 janvier 2009.

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People & Culture

Profile in courage: The Canadian man who saved his brother after a helicopter crash 

Madden Sarver rescued his severely injured brother after their helicopter crashed in a remote mountainous area near Grande Cache, Alta. on Jan. 30, 2009. 

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People & Culture

How South Sudanese child soldiers found a new life in Alberta

Episode 39

Former child soldiers who fought in Sudan during Africa’s bloodiest civil war eventually found refuge in Canada — many of them in Brooks, Alta. Anthropologist, author and journalist Carol Berger shares their stories.

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People & Culture

The cowboy exclaims: The ballad of an ageing vaquero and his troubled horse, Bunny

The ultimate goal of vaquero horsemanship is to produce a “finished” horse: an exceptionally responsive animal that is a true partner to its rider

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Alberta ministers and leaders stand together holding copies of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

People & Culture

Alberta government to distribute Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to schools province-wide

The Alberta government has announced a plan to provide every junior and high school with a copy of the atlas

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7 cool places to learn about dinosaurs in Canada

If you’ve got a dinosaur-obsessed child — or a keen interest in paleontology yourself — add these fascinating museums and experiences to your travel bucket list

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Canoeing in Alberta: A mystic trip down Milk River

A Southern Alberta paddling destination lined with fascinating geological formations and First Nations rock art

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Photos: Inside the Royal Alberta Museum’s mammoth move

The Royal Alberta Museum has officially opened its downtown Edmonton building, capping a complex multi-year move that’s captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay

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Wildlife

Why won’t wolverines cross the road?

In shedding light on wolverines’ aversion to roads, new research suggests the key to their conservation in Alberta 

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People & Culture

“This is where our heart is”

Earlier this year, an Alberta Métis community became the first to purchase their territory from the province. Here’s what it means for their future. 

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Environment

How artificial intelligence could help predict major forest fires

Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a "self-organizing map" to identify high-risk days for fires 

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

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Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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Thanatotheristes

Science & Tech

New species of tyrannosaurus discovered in Alberta

Thanatotheristes — meaning “reaper of death” — is the first tyrannosaur species identified in Canada in 50 years

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Boreal forest landscape near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Environment

Alberta creates new provincial park, adding to world’s largest stretch of protected boreal forest

The newly created Birch River Wildland Park joins a network of parks preserving an area of boreal wilderness twice the size of Vancouver Island

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An illustration of a handheld device that would use polymers to test drinking water quality

Science & Tech

University of Alberta researcher developing simpler way to test water quality

Michael Serpe's fieldwork is based in rural India, but he says Canadian First Nations communities could benefit from realtime water quality data as well

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Travel

A tour of the best skiing in the Rockies

Leslie Anthony shares the best of the big hills

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Johnston Canyon hike

Travel

Ten best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Skeleton of a Struthiomimus altus from Drumheller’s Royal Tyrrell Museum

Science & Tech

Dinosaur death pose mystery

Theories behind why dinosaur fossils are found in a strange position

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Travel

Exploring Skoki

Travelling through Alberta’s storied mountaineering and ski-touring past and present

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Barry Kaye holds a bison skull at his ranch near Wainwright, Alta.

Wildlife

Bodo Bison

A local rancher gives a tour of his bison herd

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Medalta kiln structures

Travel

Cementing culture in Medicine Hat’s historic clay district

National Historic site takes visitors back in time to thriving industry

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A petroglyph believed to symbolize the circle of life  (Photo: Callum Snape)

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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park takes visitors back in time

First Nations history shines through petroglyphs and pictographs

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A hundred years of rodeo

Capturing the spirit of the Calgary Stampede on the eve of its centennial

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