Bill Graveland

Bill Graveland is a Calgary-based reporter for The Canadian Press.

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'Blond hair everywhere': Nurse first on scene remembers Humboldt Broncos crash

Vivian York recalls that the debris was still flying when she drove up to an intersection where the Humboldt Broncos hockey bus and a semi-truck carrying peat moss had just collided.

Day parole revoked for Calgary man who strangled wife, hid her body in wall of family home

A Calgary man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a basement wall of their home is going back to prison because he broke terms of his day parole by being involved with a sex worker.

'What a role model:' Paralyzed Bronco makes Adidas ad, hall of fame nominee list

Ryan Straschnitzki's positive attitude caught the attention of Adidas and he signed a three-year deal with the sportswear company earlier this year.

Graphic novels attempt to prevent Indigenous and Metis youth suicides

The Alberta government is turning to comic books to address the issue of suicide and assist with suicide prevention among Indigenous and Metis youth in the province.

'Bad things happen to good parents,' defence argues at trial of Alberta couple in son's meningitis death

David Stephan, in closing arguments during his retrial in his son's 2012 meningitis death, has told a court in Lethbridge that the Crown has failed to prove he and his wife were responsible.

Surgeon turned test subject: Paralyzed doctor gets second implant in Thailand

A paralyzed Alberta man is back from Thailand after having a second experimental surgery that has given him some hope he'll be able to move more of his body.

Canadian police chiefs to discuss workplace harassment at Calgary gathering

The conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in Calgary has attracted 425 delegates and is to address a number of human resources issues, including how to create a safer and healthier environment for employees.

Stringing up Trudeau pinata by its neck was 'just in fun,' says Alberta bar owner

The co-owner of a bar in central Alberta doesn't regret hanging up a large pinata of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Canada Day weekend.

'An awesome feeling': Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player inks deal with Adidas

A Humboldt Broncos hockey player who was paralyzed in a deadly bus crash last year has signed a multi-year contract with Adidas.

Judge won't dismiss charges against Alberta couple charged in meningitis death

A Lethbridge judge won't dismiss charges against David and Collet Stephan, who are on trial a second time for allegedly failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son Ezekiel in 2012.

350 Days wrestling documentary features tales of sex, drugs and steroids

The movie includes 38 interviews, mostly of professional wrestlers and many of them dead, who described rock-star lifestyles that included big money, sex, drugs and steroids.

Paralyzed Bronco finds new sports love with adaptive water-skiing

Jacob Wassermann spent most of his life on the ice, leading up to becoming part of the Humboldt Broncos' team. Now 19, Wasserman has put hockey behind him and switched to a new sport — adaptive water-skiing.

'This was too much:' Brother of injured Bronco involved in weekend crash

The family of paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is hoping their run of bad luck ends with three vehicle accidents.

Little big men: Flames' smaller players continue to make huge impact

Being a smaller player used to be an obstacle in the NHL, but the Calgary Flames have turned that notion upside down.

No 'cutting corners' on Trans Mountain review, resources minister says

​Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the federal government won't cut corners to speed up a full review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.