High River, Alta. to host chuckwagon racing after Calgary Stampede snub

The 2021 Calgary Stampede will not include the annual Rangeland Derby but chuckwagon racing fans can get their fix at the Battle of the Foothills in High River in mid-July. (File: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) The 2021 Calgary Stampede will not include the annual Rangeland Derby but chuckwagon racing fans can get their fix at the Battle of the Foothills in High River in mid-July. (File: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

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German election tight; Merkel's bloc eyes worst result yet

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right bloc, which was heading toward its worst-ever result in the country's parliamentary election, projections showed.