Mr. More’s two-bedroom bungalow “with beautiful mountain views” is priced at the equivalent of $405,000 in bitcoins.
A so-called crypto-currency that exists only electronically, bitcoin was created in 2009 and has grown in popularity, the darling of digital enthusiasts and, increasingly, doubtful types who value the anonymity and ease of doing business it provides.
The obliteration of the etchings on the Glenwood Erratic near Pincher Creek in southern Alberta was discovered last week, just as an historian was about to photograph and test the markings.
“The site is part of the earliest heritage of Canada,” said Michael Dawe, Curator of History at Red Deer Museum. “It looks like an ancient ceremonial/religious site at Glenwood, Alta., was deliberately destroyed. If true, this is a shocking and appalling incident.” (Photos: CHRIS DAVIS/PINCHER CREEK VOICE)
The man, from Crowsnest Pass, Alta., was spotted between the rails just outside of Elko in southeast British Columbia by the Canadian Pacific train conductor who sounded the horn and hit the emergency brakes.
“The guy seemed to wake up and he got up, grabbed his beer and headed on his way,” said RCMP Sgt. Dave Dubnyk. (Photo: The Canadian Press/Files)
The video was part of the evidence disclosure package that was given to Wilkinson when he decided to defend himself in court, said RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton. She said he then uploaded the video online.
“Glad to see everyone is so interested in our bus. ;) Guess we’ll have to make a couple of changes huh?” tweeted Alberta’s Wildrose party leader Danielle Smith, about her campaign bus. (Ed Kaiser/Postmedia News)
The shooter, apparently driving alone on the dark highway just north of the town early Thursday morning, sprayed bullets at two men and two women travelling together toward Calgary, before turning the weapon on himself.
One woman survived the attack.
The mass killing stunned the rural Alberta town and devastated friends and families of the victims, all in their 20s.
“I don’t know why. That’s a question that everyone’s going to be asking for a long time — is why. There’s probably no answer to that one,” said Todd Hubka, who’d coached Tanner Craswell and Mitch Maclean at Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge, Alta. (Photo courtesy the Guardian)
When Donna Rudd began suffering extreme shortness of breath, severe muscle pains and extreme blistering on her hands last June, her mind raced back a week to when she’d cleaned dead bats and a bucket of their droppings from the base of her home’s chimney. Read more
Salazar was the source of the social-media hoax on Friday night that claimed a NASA satellite that had been falling to earth had crashed into a farmer’s field near Okotoks, Alta., about 40 kilometres south of Calgary.
“If it worked for Orson Welles in 1938, I wanted to see if it worked on Twitter in 2011,” he said. (Photo: NASA Handout)
Photos: Vertical loop waterslide! The West Edmonton Mall’s newest waterslide, the Cyclone, promises a 17-metre drop for riders, followed by a “near vertical loop” and speeds of nearly 60 kilometres per hour. “Sliders step into a glass capsule, and after an automated voice counts down from three, the floor drops from beneath them, sending them on their journey,” the mall’s press release reads. (Rick MacWilliam/Edmonton Journal)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper becomes “Chief Speaker” at a Kainai Chieftainship ceremony with elder Pete Standing Alone and Melissa Whitegrass on the Blood Indian reserve in Stand Off, Alberta, July 11, 2011. For more photos, go to the National Post’s photo page. PHOTO: Todd Korol/Reuters