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Calgary conservationist warns Alberta wind farms may irreversibly hurt birds of prey

Mia Sosiak — Global News — July 3, 2015

CALGARY – John Campbell has worked with falcons, eagles and hawks in the wild for decades, all over Western Canada.

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Stampede Picks for Saturday, July 4

On the grounds: The pride of Flat Lake, Alberta, 23-year-old wunderkind Brett Kissel will take over the Coca-Cola Stage on Saturday at 9 p.m. While he looks like he would fit nicely into the new country or ‘Bro’ movement, this singer-songwriter draws inspiration from the old masters such as Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Buck Owens. 231 more words


Calgary MLAs and city council meet

Calgary councillors and MLAs gathered behind closed doors at City Hall for an informal luncheon where they feasted on beef on a bun and discussed nagging issues like transit funding and flood mitigation. 688 more words


Dressing the part for the Calgary Stampede

Days before my first Stampede, I bought cowboy boots and a thrift-store hat before taking in a rodeo in Strathmore last June.

“You’re not from here, are you?” asked a cheeky rancher, pointing at my skinny jeans. 651 more words

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Human cannon ball takes flight at Calgary Stampede

One of the highlights of this year’s Calgary Stampede is the Cannon Lady.

Jennifer Schneider, of Missouri, is one of the world’s only female cannon ball performers and takes flight over the Stampede midway each day at the Bell Adrenaline Ranch. 786 more words

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Why did the clown cross the road?

Answer – to let the good folks in Bowness and the rest of Calgary know that they are back in the parade!  Yes, it’s true!  The Lions Club have graciously reconsidered their position and will allow those that love the Slopes to march in the parade tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 4th) and show their Slopes pride!   77 more words