Banff, Jasper and other western regions of Alberta under air quality statement

A special air quality statement has been issued for Banff, Jasper and other regions of Alberta due to increased smoke in the area. A special air quality statement has been issued for Banff, Jasper and other regions of Alberta due to increased smoke in the area.

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German election to set direction after 16 years under Merkel

Germany's closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union's most populous country after 16 years under Angela Merkel, whose party is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign. The environmentalist Greens also are eyeing at least a share of power.