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Innisfail firefighters join Calgary’s big stairclimb (The Albertan, June 27, 2024)

Carrot River man completes Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Northeast Now, June 19, 2024)

Firefighters from Swift Current conquer Calgary stairclimbing challenge (Swift Current Online, June 12, 2024)

Firefighters take 1,370 steps in full gear to help people rise above cancer (Cochrane Now, June 11, 2024)

Diamond Valley, Okotoks firefighters go the distance for cancer (Western Wheel, June 10, 2024)

Hundreds of firefighters climb 1,370 steps to raise money for Wellspring Alberta (CTV News Calgary, June 9, 2024)

Okotoks firefighters to tackle Calgary tallest stairs today (High River Online, June 9, 2024)

Red Deer firefighters to compete in stair challenge (Red Deer Advocate, June 9, 2024)

Central Alberta firefighters taking part in Wellspring Stairclimb Challenge for cancer support (RDNews Now, June 6, 2024)

Airdrie Firefighters take on 10th annual Stairclimb Challenge (Airdrie City View, May 23, 2024)

Swan Hills Firefighters Rise to the Challenge: Competing for a Cause (Grizzly Gazette, May 1, 2024)

Carrot River Man Honours Father Through Stair Climbing Challenge (northeastNOW, April 2, 2024)

Local firefighters take on Stairclimb Challenge (Drumheller Mail print edition, March 27, 2024)

Firefighters train for stairclimb (The Hamilton Spectator, March 21, 2024)

Clive Fire Department gearing up for Stairclimb Challenge (Lacombe Express, March 18, 2024)

Lacombe Fire Department members to tackle Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Lacombe Express, March 5, 2024)

Lacombe Fire Department preparing for Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Central Alberta Online, February 29, 2024)


Innisfail firefighters prepare for stairclimb challenge (Mountain View Today, March 13, 2023)

Wheatland West Firefighters climbing for a cause (Strathmore Now, March 27, 2023)

Climbing stairs for a cause (Town and Country Today, April 8, 2023)

Devon firefighters climb Edmonton’s Stantec Tower in preparation for annual fundraiser (CTV News Edmonton, April 23, 2023)

Swan Hills Firefighters Take On Back-To-Back Events (Penticton Herald, May 4, 2023)

Okotoks firefighters climb to greater heights for cancer relief (Western Wheel, May 31, 2023)

Climbing 58 storeys to help people living with cancer (Cochrane Now, June 1, 2023)

Airdrie’s firefighters to climb for a good cause (Discover Airdrie, June 6, 2023)

Climbing stairs to help raise money for cancer (Chat News Today, June 7, 2023)

Interview with Natalie Noble (QR Radio, The Drive, June 7, 2023)

CHAT TV evening news (June 7, 2023)

Airdrie’s Radio Station CFIT (June 7, 2023)

CHAT TV News at Noon (June 8, 2023)

Newstalk 770 CHQR (June 9, 2023)

CBC Radio One (Edmonton, June 9, 2023)

Hundreds climb Calgary’s tallest building for charity (CTV News Calgary, June 11, 2023)

CityNews 660 radio (June 11, 2023)

Tailgates, pancakes, a stairclimb and a car show: What our photographers saw this weekend (Calgary Sun, June 11, 2023)

Global News at 6 (Calgary, June 11, 2023)

Southern Alberta firefighters take part in stair climb challenge (Lethbridge News Now, June 12, 2023)

CTV Broadcasts:

  • CTV Edmonton News at 6 (June 11, 2023)
  • CTV Calgary News at 11:30 (June 11, 2023)
  • CTV Edmonton News at 11:30 (June 11, 2023)
  • CTV Morning Live Edmonton (June 12, 2023)
  • CTV Morning Live Calgary (June 12, 2023)
  • CTV Lloydminster, CTV Your Morning (June 12, 2023)
  • CTV News Edmonton at Noon (June 12, 2023)
  • CTV News Calgary at Noon (June 12, 2023)

Airdrie firefighters participate in annual stair climb challenge (Airdrie City View, Print Edition, June 15, 2023)

Brandmand var til trappeløb i Canada: Kristian klarede 57 etager på 19 minutter (Herning Folkeblad, June 17, 2023)

Lacombe Fire Department members tackled the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Lacombe Express, June 18, 2023)

Helping raise money for Wellspring Alberta (Town and Country Today, June 22, 2023)

Innisfail firefighters climb 1,370 steps to fight cancer (The Albertan, July 4, 2023)

Calgary police, fire chiefs go head-to-head in ‘Challenge the Chief’ for charity (City News, May 28, 2022)

Wheatland West Firefighter steps up for charity (Strathmore Now, June 2, 2022)

Drumheller Firefighters Continue To Climb For Cancer Fundraiser (Drumheller Online, June 2, 2022)

Okotoks emergency services hit the stairs for a good cause (Okotoks Today, June 3, 2022)

Firefighter challenge raises tens of thousands for cancer charity (LiveWire Calgary, June 5, 2022)

Calgary’s annual stairclimb event has a different look for in-person return (CTV Calgary, June 5, 2022)  

CTV News Calgary at 6 (June 5, 2022)

Global News at 6 (June 5, 2022)

Calgary Herald (print edition, June 5, 2022)

Calgary Sun (print edition, June 5, 2022)

Bonnyville firefighters climb for charity in Calgary (Lakeland Today, June 12, 2022)

Innisfail Firefighters, Council, and Staff raise funds, awareness to fight cancer (The Albertan, June 14, 2022)

Cochrane firefighters raise more than $4,500 for Wellspring Calgary (Cochrane Eagle, May 20, 2021)

Firefighters participate in Stairclimb Challenge (Three Hills Capital, May 19, 2021)

Climbing the stairs for a great cause (Whitecourt Press, May 18, 2021)

Better late to the fundraising party than never for firefighter Devon Schwalm (Fairview Post, May 17, 2021)

1204 trappetrin i 20-kilo tung dragt: Brandmænd rykkede canadisk trappe-challenge til Engesvang | Read English translation (Herning Folkeblad, May 17, 2021)

It’s a long way to the top for a Grand Prairie firefighter (Fairview Post, May 17, 2021)

Supporting Wellspring the driving force behind finding a way to do Stairclimb safely (Cochrane Now, May 15, 2021)

Firefighters make the climb for a cause (Lakeland Today, May 10, 2021)

Red Deer has what it takes (We Are Red Deer, May 7, 2021)

Mayor Genung, CAO Derricott joining firefighters in gruelling stairclimb (Cochrane Now, May 7, 2021)

Local First Responders Sweating it Out for Cancer Charity (Okotoks Online, May 6, 2021)

Stairclimb fundraiser at World’s Largest Dinosaur (East Central Alberta Review, May 6, 2021)

Eight Local Firefighters Participate In Calgary Firefighter Stair Climb (Drumheller Online, May 4, 2021)

Firefighters scale WLD 12 times for charity (The Drumheller Mail, May 4, 2021)

Locals take on Firefighter Stair Climb Challenge (Mountain View Today, May 4, 2021)

Calgary fire chief victorious against police chief in virtual stair climb challenge (CTV News, May 2, 2021)

Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge – In Support of Wellspring Calgary (96.5 CKFM Radio in Olds, Alberta, April 30, 2021)

Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (CBC Eyeopener Radio, April 30, 2021)

Okotoks responders climbing Clark Avenue stairs for charity (Okotoks Today, April 25, 2021)

Cochrane designated one of the host locations for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Cochrane Today, April 21, 2021)

La Glace firefighters to participate in Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Everything Grande Prairie, April 20, 2021)

Swan Hill Firefighters Take On Virtual Stairclimb Challenge (The Hamilton Spectator, April 13, 2021)

Cochrane Ranche one of the virtual Stairclimb Challenge sites (Cochrane Now, April 7,  2021)

Eagle Valley News year in review (Salmon Arm Observer, Dec 24, 2019)

Local firefighters climb over 1,200 stairs for international charity event (FortSaskOnline, May 17)

Local firefighters excel at challenge (Mountain View Gazette, May 15)

Blackfalds firefighters climb for cancer awareness (The Lacombe Globe, May 15)

Firefighters climb high for cancer awareness (Innisfail Province, May 14)

Meadow Lake firefighters climb stairs to conquer cancer (Meadowlake Now, May 10)

Fire Fighters Climb Stairs to Extinguish Cancer (WestCentralOnline, May 10)

Local firefighters climb for a cause (Bonnyville Nouvelle, May 9)

Area firefighters climb the Bow for cancer awareness (Innisfail Province, May 9)

Drumheller Firefighters Climb Bow Tower for a Good Cause (Drumheller Online, May 8)

A Long Ways Up for Firefighter Stair Climbers (Cochrane Now, May 8)

Cochrane firefighters in top ten, mayor top fundraiser (Cochrane News, May 7)

Gruelling stairclimb more than worth it as local team helps fight cancer (Medicine Hat News, May 7)

Wheatland West Rural Fire Department Stair Climb Challenge (Strathmore Now, May 6)

Stepping up for a great cause (City of Calgary Newsroom, May 6)

Airdrie Firefighters climb stairs to help conquer cancer (Discover Airdrie, May 6)

Local Firefighters Make Full Gear Climb Up BOW Tower (Discover Estevan, May 6)

Firefighters raise more than $400,000 for cancer programs with Stairclimb Challenge (Calgary Herald, May 5)

Firefighters climb The Bow in support of those with cancer (660 City News, May 5)

Local Firefighter Will Push Himself To The Limit (SteinbachOnline.com, May 4)

Trio of local firefighters off to Calgary for Wellspring stairclimb (Medicine Hat News, May 3)

5th Annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (High River Times, May 3)

Fifteen local firefighters participating in stairclimb (Olds Albertan, May 1)

Holiday won’t slow firefighter’s effort (Okotoks Western Wheel, May 1)

Airdronians take part in Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Airdrie Today, May 1)

Locals training hard for Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (Mountain View Gazette, April 30)

Climbing a thousand-plus steps for the chief (Innisfail Province, April 30)

Enderby firefighter steps up to challenge (Eagle Valley News, April 23)

Stepping up to the challenge (The Columbia Valley Pioneer, April 16)

Firefighting finest train for Stairclimb challenge (Innisfail Province, April 16)

Hythe Heat: Firefighters climbing Bow tower for cancer charity (Daily Herald Tribune, April 8)

Firefighters Are Gearing Up For The Annual Stairclimb Challenge (High River Online, April 8)

Local firefighters to summit Calgary tower for good cause (Salmon Arm Observer, April 4)

Calgary Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge (BT Breakfast Television, April 2)

Hythe Firefighters heading to Calgary for Bow Tower climb (My Grande Prairie Now, April 2)

Wiebe To Climb The Bow Again (High River Online, March 12)

Stepping Up to Help People Living with Cancer (Cochrane Now, Feb 18)

Local Fire Fighters Preparing for 55 Floor Challenge (Discover Estevan, Feb 13)

Coalhurst firefighters climbing Bow Tower for charity (Sunny South News, Feb 5)

Mayor and CAO to join stairclimb challenge (Cochrane Eagle, Jan 17)

Local firefighters did well in stair climb challenge (Olds Albertan, May 16)

Bonnyville volunteer firefighters reach the top of the Calgary Stairclimb (Bonnyville Nouvelle, May 16)

Local firefighters climb the ‘daunting’ Bow tower to raise funds for people living with cancer (Vulcan Advocate, Champion FD, May 15)

Red battles blue for firefighter stairclimb challenge at Calgary’s Bow Building (Calgary Herald, May 7)

Okotoks Firefighters Reach New Heights to Support Charity (Okotoks Online, May 9)

Red battles blue for firefighter stairclimb challenge at Calgary’s Bow Building (Calgary Herald, May 7)

Firefighters suit up against police for 3rd annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge
(May 7)

Stair climb ‘personal’ for High River firefighter (May 5)

Breakfast Television with Andrew Schultz (May 5)

Sicamous firefighters to gear up for fundraiser (May 3)

Jordan Witzel on Global TV (April 26)

CPS Deputy Police Chief Ray Robitaille’s Challenge to Chief Dongworth

CPS Deputy Police Chief Ray Robitaille versus Chief Dongworth (May 1, 2017)

Calgary hosts the World’s Highest Elevation Firefighter Stairclimb in support of firefighters and citizens impacted by Cancer (May 3)

Central Alberta firefighters stepping up to challenge (April 26, Red Deer Advocate)

Stettler firefighters preparing to climb the tallest building in Calgary for cancer fundraiser (Apr 27)

Local firefighters take on Calgary Stairclimb Challenge for cancer – Drumheller (Apr 7)

Firefighters Step Up for Charity – Cochrane (Apr 6)

Eckville to compete in and raise funds for Firefighter Stairclimb (Mar 09)

Champion firefighters preparing for Stairclimb challenge in Calgary (Mar 02)

Vegreville Lifestyle Challenge Profile – Cody Yaxley (Feb 06)

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