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A small preface to this post: since very recently starting up this blog I have received overwhelming support from the people around me. Some family, some longtime friends but a significant amount of that positive feedback has come from new friends in Calgary, most of whom I’ve only known for a couple of years, if that. 546 more words


Illustrator wants to share postcard-sized gifts with Calgarians

From a pencil sketch of chickadees to a painting of two pumpkins, pieces of Mary Haasdyk’s art are landing in mailboxes across the city.

Every Sunday, the Calgary illustrator creates a new postcard-sized piece of art and posts a photo of the finished product on the picture-sharing app Instagram. 353 more words

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Nice guy Canadian speedskater Gilmore Junio looking to finish first in 2018 Olympics

CALGARY — Gilmore Junio is a speed skater by trade, not a journalist or copy editor.

But the folk hero of the 2014 Sochi Games can still fantasize about his ideal headline for the story of the men’s 500-metre race at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea: Nice Guy Finishes First. 626 more words


Pair convicted of kicking a man to death will be granted new trials

One year after they appealed their conviction of fatally stomping a Colombian immigrant, a man and woman have been granted new trials.

Chantelle Tiffany Campbell and Jarod Henry will be tried a second time after being convicted last year of second-degree murder in the death of John Fernando Herrera Garcia, 49, who died after being accosted while walking down a Beltline street May 23, 2012. 233 more words

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It's a bird, it's a plane...

It takes about 50mins to go the 70km from Calgary to High River.   In late September, there is a balloon festival in High River.


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Varcoe: What's the city's big rush to change its ride-sharing rules?

Remember when city council told Uber to like it or lump it when it came to our fancy new ride-sharing rules?

And remember when the city got an injunction to stop its drivers from operating, even putting private investigators on the case? 973 more words

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Cops renew call for Crown attorneys to take over bail hearings as Wynn's Law passes through Senate

A bill that would close a “glaring loophole” in Alberta’s bail application process came one step closer to becoming law, but not before a St. Albert RCMP officer had to lose his life. 541 more words

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