Twin brothers are killed and six others injured in a sledding accident on an Olympic bobsledding course at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.
A near-record snowstorm drops large amounts of snow in some parts of Alberta, from September 27-30. 95 cm fell in Waterton, 50-60 cm fell in Lethbridge, and over 27-32 cm fell in Calgary. Impacts were relatively mild, with power outages, and businesses closing.
Air quality warnings are issued for most of Alberta as a result of the thick smoke moving across the province. Places as far south as Calgary have reached 10+ on the Air Quality Health Index, and rated worse than some of the most polluted cities in the world.
Yazidi demonstrators at Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alberta call for the Canadian government to help with efforts to reunite family members in Canada who fled the genocide perpetrated by ISIL in 2014 with those still living in Iraq.
Since the fire has intermittently blocked the only route south toward Alberta's major cities, evacuees have had to go north toward oil camps and a few small settlements. The province has airlifted 4,000 people to Edmonton and Calgary as of late Thursday. Roughly 20 percent of Canada's crude oil production, around 680,000 barrels per day, is offline and is expected to increase. There are no known casualties from the fire, which today has grown to 210,000 acres (85,000 hectares), but fatalities are reported in at least one vehicle crash along the evacuation route.
2013 Alberta floods: Extensive flooding begins throughout southern Alberta, Canada, leading to the evacuation of more than 100,000 people, notably in the City of Calgary and Town of High River. It would become the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.
In Canada, Chinook windstorms tear through Alberta and Saskatchewan, producing a dust storm in downtown Calgary and causing millions of dollars in damage. The windstorms fuel a grass fire that grows to two kilometres wide near Lethbridge, Alberta, before being contained, and gusts reach a maximum speed of 149 km-h. [http:--news.nationalpost.com-2011-11-28-lufthansa-flight-makes-dramatic-landing-in-149kmh-calgary-windstorm- ("National Post")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20120101230628-http:--www.calgaryherald.com-going+unpredictable+winter+Calgary+weather-5781620-story.html ("Calgary Herald")] [https:--montrealgazette.com-news-calgary-Monitoring+system+predicted+storm+mobilized+emergency+crews-5780260-story.html ("Montreal Gazette")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20111202004851-http:--www.medicinehatnews.com-front-page-news-battling-a-30-foot-wall-of-flame-11292011.html ("Medicine Hat News")] [http:--www.metronews.ca-calgary-local-article-1035649--wind-swept-residents-report-near-misses ("Metro News")]date=August 2019