Lisa Monforton

Lisa Monforton is a Calgary-based freelance writer and editor.

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Wild bison roam Banff National Park for 1st time in more than century

The first wild bison to roam Banff National Park in more than a century have been transported to a remote valley in a "historic homecoming" aimed at re-establishing a thriving herd.

Snow blankets Calgary, southern Alberta and mountain parks

Residents of Calgary and southern Alberta will find more than frost on their pumpkins as we head into the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Calgary Pride can't afford rainbow crosswalk

The multi-coloured rainbow crosswalk might not materialize for this year’s 26th Annual Calgary Pride celebrations unless it can be paid for completely by private donations.

Calgary offices teem with 'palpable paranoia' on Termination Tuesdays — and all week

Conventional corporate wisdom holds that people get fired or laid off on Mondays, but that's changing. Now many workers in Calgary office towers remain constantly on edge, fearing, "Today's the day."

Stampede style: Cowboy boots getting some respect in high fashion circles

The cowboy boot is a Stampede fashion staple most of us don't give much thought to, until they're dusted off and pulled on to go party for the next 10 days. This workhorse of footwear has a long history that has endured through the decades, from farm fields to the fashion runways of Paris.

Studio Bell set to launch Calgary on to global music scene, says CEO Andrew Mosker

When Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, opens its doors on Canada Day on Friday, it’ll be the start of an ambitious plan to catapult Calgary on to the international music scene, says CEO and president Andrew Mosker.

Survey shows majority of Calgary business owners believe energy industry won't rebound

A new survey shows seven out of 10 local businesses believe the energy industry has undergone a fundamental shift and will not bounce back as it has in the past.

Stem cell transplant cures children with sickle cell anemia, says Alberta hospital

​Cardelia Fox has a tattoo on the inside of her right forearm with the words "Set free" — a reminder of how a cutting-edge transplant at an Alberta hospital cured her of sickle cell anemia and a life of hospital stays and blood transfusions.

Man's jump off Lundbreck Falls dangerous but not illegal, say police

A friend posted video of his buddy jumping from Lundbreck Falls in southern Alberta over the weekend. While the move is certainly dangerous, officials say he didn't break the law.

Calgary housing prices 'disappointing but unsurprising,' says expert

One real estate analyst says homeowners are staying put because of economic uncertainty, keeping buyers on the sidelines