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Son of senior police officer charged in Calgary's worst mass murder

CALGARY - Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city's history, a bloody and baffling attack on a group of university students at a house party. Five young people were celebrating the last day of classes at the University of Calgary when they were stabbed to death early Tuesday. A suspect was arrested a short time later after he was tracked down and bitten by a police dog.

Five students stabbed to death at Canada house party

Five students were stabbed to death in a rampage at a house party in Calgary, Canadian authorities said Tuesday, with the son of a police officer in custody. Police said they were called at approximately 1:20 am (0720 GMT) to a home in a quiet suburban neighborhood that was hosting a party marking the end of university classes and found three people dead. Two more died in hospital. The victims were four men and one woman in their 20s. One of them was discovered bleeding on the front lawn of the property.

Former MLA, alderman, Calgary mayoralty candidate Jon Lord dies

CALGARY - A former MLA and recent Calgary mayoralty candidate has died. Jon Lord, who was 57, had a heart attack at his home in Calgary on Tuesday night. Lord was a Progressive Conservative member of the Alberta legislature from 2001 to 2004. He served two terms as a Calgary alderman between 1995 and 2001, and ran for mayor in 2010 and in 2013. Lord finished second to incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi last October with 21 per cent of the vote.

Calgary Mayor Nenshi says Redford was chewed up and spit out by a broken system

CALGARY - Calgary's populist mayor says the fall of Alberta Premier Alison Redford demonstrates how the partisan political system is broken and chews up good people in high places. After Redford resigned Wednesday night, Naheed Nenshi condemned the type of partisanship that he feels did her in. He said while Redford made mistakes, she's a "good person" who made "incredible sacrifices" for the province.

Big city mayors seek more federal funds for social housing, public transit

OTTAWA - The mayors of Canada's largest cities say housing shortages and traffic gridlock are their top priorities, and that uncertain federal funding is damaging to society and the economy. At a meeting in Ottawa that was almost overshadowed by the participation of controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, municipal leaders from 22 cities presented a near-united front.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi invited to U.K. international leaders program

CALGARY - Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi (nah-HEHD' NEHN'-shee) has been invited to take part in an international leaders program in the United Kingdom. Nenshi is to travel to London next week where he is to join delegates from around the world to discuss social, security and prosperity issues. The visit is also intended to showcase the relationship between the United Kingdom and the Alberta city. The program is an initiative of U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and is run by the Foreign Commonwealth Office.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he'll fight lawsuit filed by developer

CALGARY - Calgary's mayor says he will fight back against a defamation lawsuit filed against him by a city developer. Naheed Nenshi says the lawsuit is "dangerous" because of its "risk of chilling political discourse and freedom of speech." It was filed by a developer who was secretly recorded discussing a plan to defeat members of Calgary city council, a video that was later released to the media. Documents filed in Court of Queen’s Bench allege Nenshi distorted the comments made by Cal Wenzel for his own political gain.

Defamation lawsuit filed by developer against Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

CALGARY - A developer who was secretly recorded discussing a plan to defeat members of Calgary city council has filed a defamation suit against Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Documents filed in Court of Queen’s Bench allege Nenshi distorted the comments made by Cal Wenzel for his own political gain. None of the allegations in the lawsuit have been proven in court. The video surfaced in April and showed Wenzel telling a meeting of fellow developers which councillors he approved of and which ones he was supporting with campaign donations.

Alberta premier and mayors talk charters and transit during breakfast meeting

EDMONTON - The mayors of Calgary and Edmonton talked about moving forward together during a weekend breakfast meeting with Alberta Premier Alison Redford. Naheed Nenshi, who was re-elected in Calgary last Monday, says it had been months since he met with the premier and Edmonton's mayor at the same time. Nenshi says there was a feeling during Saturday's meeting in Edmonton that there should be more conversations at that level, rather than delegating the job to different ministries.

Nenshi re-elected as Calgary mayor, Iveson chosen by Edmonton voters

It was a coronation in Calgary on Monday as wildly popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi handily won re-election. There was also a blowout in Edmonton, where former city councillor Don Iveson took over the top job from departing mayor Stephen Mandel. As voters across Alberta headed to the polls in the municipal elections, there seemed to be just one certainty — that the man who guided the province's largest city through a devastating flood would be returned to office.
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