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Colby Cosh: Edmonton's new arena has become a contrived symbol of hope

EDMONTON — Tell me, who am I supposed to feel awkward for? The world has suddenly gotten religion on bad government subsidies for arenas and stadiums. 840 more words

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Hey Canucks Nation, Is This the Season to go after Auston Matthews?

This looks like the year that the Canucks should seriously pursue Auston Matthews, the touted number one pick in next years Entry Level Draft. I realize that the management has voiced its opinion on icing a winning team, but let’s face it, the whole Pacific Division except maybe the Phoenix Coyotes, have better roster lineups. 492 more words


The dream never dies: Kevin Lalande awaits next stop in goaltending career

Kevin Lalande offers few complaints about his career path, saying that life as a goaltender in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League has allowed him to experience a variety of cultures and tastes. 650 more words


Politicians look at environmental remediation costs for arena project

While the Calgary Flames arena megaproject proposal requires a massive expenditure for environmental cleanup, there are no specific federal or provincial funding programs that would help pay for the remediation of land. 613 more words

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Letters for Thursday, Aug. 20

Let’s have a plebiscite on new sportsplex

Re: “Flames reveal details of $890-million downtown arena-stadium plan,” Aug. 19.

Spending billions for new arenas is touted by politicians and team owners as a sure win for the economy, but a plethora of studies show otherwise. 592 more words

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Taylor Lambert: New Calgary arena proposal nothing short of brazen

If this is what’s next for Calgary, count me out.

Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. — parent group of the Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen, and Roughnecks — unveiled Tuesday the design for CalgaryNEXT, their much-ballyhooed, much-anticipated grand scheme for new professional sports facilities to house their franchises. 830 more words

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Flames reveal details of $890M downtown arena-stadium plan

The Calgary Flames organization kick-started its $890-million plan for a new hockey arena, covered football stadium and multi-sport field house on Tuesday, but acknowledged significant challenges lie ahead for its ambitious blueprint to remake the west side of downtown. 792 more words

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