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"24.03.2017 05:45:05" news.nationalpost.com Deadly venom can reduce brain damage Researchers were sequencing the DNA of spider venom when they discovered a compound that could protect brain cells—even though the venom can kill a... Deadly funnel-web spider venom can reduce brain damage caused by strokes, even hours later, scientists say. http://ow.ly/Umcp30abvU9 #health
"24.03.2017 05:00:21" calgaryherald.com Keep Hansel and Gretel away; the Swale floating food forest is real and... From asparagus and artichokes to cilantro and chard, the forest is open to the public and all produce is free for the taking Picture this in the Bow River.
"24.03.2017 04:34:43" calgaryherald.com Hoffman says the NDP will keep a close eye on Alberta Health Services... Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says the NDP government intends to keep a closer eye on compensation for senior executives at Alberta Health... “Certainly the CEO's compensation is high. I don't believe it's out of line with the level of responsibility,” said Hoffman.
“But that's something I want the AHS board to ensure and look not just at the CEO but at other executives in the organization … I
"24.03.2017 04:30:13" news.nationalpost.com Victim of its own success One of the world's hottest and most expensive holiday destinations could soon become a little more expensive A victim of its own success, Iceland is considering a new tax on tourists. #travel
"24.03.2017 04:15:04" calgaryherald.com Jury finds Littlechild guilty of manslaughter in the unprovoked death of... Calgarian William Allen Littlechild was too drunk to form the intent to commit murder when he slashed the throat of a complete stranger, a jury... The jury — reduced to 10 members by the time they reached their verdict — deliberated about 14 hours over two days before finding Littlechild not guilty of second-degree murder.
"24.03.2017 03:58:50" calgaryherald.com The 'little red bridge' that divided a city turns five Like many Calgarians, George Brookman loathed the $24.5-million red footbridge construction crews were building across the Bow River. In a 2016 piece for Monocle, an international magazine, Calgary freelance journalist Jeremy Klaszus labelled the Peace Bridge “a new defining symbol for a city that didn't know it needed one.”
In an interview, Klaszus said the structure has moved beyond
"24.03.2017 03:53:07" calgaryherald.com Timeline: Peace Bridge spans five years of sometimes troubled waters Approved by council in 2008 in a 7-6 vote just seven days before the global economy was sent into a tailspin with U. Approved by council in 2008 in a 7-6 vote just seven days before the global economy was sent into a tailspin with U.S. banking giant Lehman Brothers collapsed, the bridge became a punching bag for critics.
"24.03.2017 03:44:55" calgaryherald.com Flames left singing sad tune in Nashville NASHVILLE - The Calgary Flames are entrenched in a battle to the end of the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, currently amid a three-game road... The Flames (41-29-4) are still stuck in the first wild card spot in the Western Conference with the Predators (37-25-11), in the second wild card spot, moving within one point of the Calgarians.
"24.03.2017 03:30:17" calgaryherald.com Gnocchi are demanding. These sweet potato dumplings are not Topped with sauteed spinach and cheeses, this is a gratin that deserves star billing You won't be intimidated by the easy gnocchi recipe.
"24.03.2017 03:16:30" calgaryherald.com Calgary Stampede chuckwagon tarp auction drives to a wire-beater win CALGARY — It came right down to the wire but the annual Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction on Thursday night just edged out the total... Dave Sibbald, president of the Calgary Stampede board of directors, said the tarp auction's success bodes well for what is billed as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth this summer.
“I think it's a really good lead indicator, as it always has (been),” he
"24.03.2017 02:51:32" calgaryherald.com Fortney: Top NASA engineer chooses her alma mater University of Calgary... They were the brilliant minds whose precise formulas helped launch astronaut heroes like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong into space and return them... Following through on goals and dreams, after all, is in Lucier's DNA. She remembers being just a toddler when she toured places like the Ontario Science Centre with her teacher mom Janet Wombwell. By age six, she was telling her parents and neighbours, “I
"24.03.2017 02:27:01" calgaryherald.com Tax revenue from pot sales should be invested in mental health,... Advocates say the new revenue stream has the potential to address the "concerning gaps" in the province's "underfunded and under-resourced"... According to a 2015 government report, just six per cent of health-care spending goes to addiction and mental health programs.
"24.03.2017 02:15:04" calgaryherald.com Braid: Treaty 7 flag rises over new era of First Nations resolve The Treaty 7 flag was raised at Calgary City Hall on Thursday, a symbol of the growing pride and resolve of southern Alberta's First Nations. Braid: "First Nations leaders watch warily to see if the spirit of such ceremonies is genuinely honoured, or casually betrayed, like the original Treaty 7 of 1877.
Thursday's formalities were encouraging. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the flag-raising 'is a
"24.03.2017 01:41:01" calgaryherald.com Unlicensed day home owner ordered to stand trial in death of toddler The operator of an unlicensed southwest Calgary dayhome has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the death of a toddler under her care. The circumstances surrounding the death of the toddler have not been previously confirmed.
"24.03.2017 01:14:21" calgaryherald.com Calgary's tech sector hopes to reap benefits of federal investment in... A new procurement strategy, a venture capital initiative, and a commitment to the creation of innovation "superclusters" are among the federal... The Trudeau government — which has said it wants to position Canada as a “world-leading” centre for innovation to create more good, well-paying jobs — unveiled a number of spending proposals Wednesday aimed at boosting entrepreneurship and technology
"24.03.2017 00:23:51" calgaryherald.com Operation Eyesight raises $485,000 for water projects in Africa On World Water Day, Operation Eyesight announced it raised $485,000 during its Washing Away Blindness campaign, which will assist in funding water... To go along with funds donated by supporters, Operation Eyesight's board chair Rob Ohlson promised to match all donations made through the Washing Away Blindness campaign.
"24.03.2017 00:05:05" calgaryherald.com Leadership battle heats up as Alberta Fund registers to back Brian Jean Political war chests are being readied for the expected leadership battle of a new united conservative party. That party doesn't even exist yet —... The fund is chaired by Calgarian David Yager, a longtime Wildroser who stood down from the party's executive in January to pursue the project.
"24.03.2017 00:02:25" National Post Music A Throwback to when, Vancouver native Dan Mangan + Blacksmith performed a stripped-down version of "Vessel" in the National Post Music Studio.
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"23.03.2017 23:40:04" calgaryherald.com City exploring the potential for building a network of charging stations... Flicking the switch on a widespread electric vehicle-charging network throughout southern Alberta could be sparked by city efforts gauging its... Demand for such facilities is currently being driven in Calgary by 150 fully electric vehicles, a number calculated two years ago.
But with the cost of the vehicles' batteries falling, ... the forecast is for a flood of them by the early 2020s.
"23.03.2017 23:25:03" calgaryherald.com 'It's hard to hear anything': Jason Kenney vows a quieter Alberta... Alberta's new PC leader says that it was much easier to hear things in the House of Commons and he doesn't like the desk thumping in Edmonton either “It's hard to hear anything,” Kenney told a press scrum on Monday afternoon, adding that he also did not care for “the desk thumping.”
"23.03.2017 23:00:14" calgaryherald.com 'No deal': In a stinging setback for Trump, GOP house leaders delay vote... Cancelling Thursday's vote would amount to a significant political setback for Trump and Paul Ryan in the first major legislative test of Trump's... In a danger sign for Republicans, a Quinnipiac University poll found that people disapprove of the GOP legislation by 56 per cent to 17 per cent, with 26 per cent undecided. Trump's handling of health care was viewed unfavourably by 6 in 10.
"23.03.2017 22:35:03" calgaryherald.com UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio LONDON - The World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its... In a statement Thursday, the U.N. health agency said all children under five are being targeted by more than 190,000 vaccinators in 13 central and West African countries, including Nigeria, Congo and the Central African Republic.
"23.03.2017 22:10:16" calgaryherald.com Death rates up for middle age whites with little education WASHINGTON - A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying... Those dynamics helped fuel the rise of President Donald Trump, who won widespread support among whites with only a high school diploma. ...
"The policies that you see, seem almost perfectly designed to hurt the very people who voted for him,"
"23.03.2017 22:06:28" calgaryherald.com Jeremy Renner offers Calgary Expo fans a chance to grab lunch with him Jeremy Renner, star of many Marvel movies (Hawkeye), Arrival, The Bourne Legacy and more, is holding a contest to win tickets to to the... Want to enter? First you need to download Renner's new app, then post a comment in the app telling him why you're his No. 1 fan. The comment judged to be best wins.
"23.03.2017 21:30:13" calgaryherald.com Alberta budget pumps $270-million into U of C's MacKimmie Complex The University of Calgary says new provincial money will mean expanded classroom and study spaces on campus. Reno will address building code and maintenance issues, renew student spaces for the faculties of Nursing and Social Work and create 500 new classroom and study spaces.
"23.03.2017 20:57:48" calgaryherald.com White U.S. Army veteran took bus to N.Y., randomly picked out a black... James Harris Jackson was wandering the streets in a long overcoat concealing a 26-inch sword when he encountered a black man collecting bottles and... Jackson was in the Army from March 2009 to August 2012 and worked as a military intelligence analyst, the Army said. Deployed in Afghanistan from December 2010 to November 2011, he earned several medals and attained the rank of specialist.
"23.03.2017 20:30:10" calgaryherald.com U.S. poised to approve permit for Keystone XL pipeline, but many... The Keystone XL oil pipeline is on the verge of being approved by the U.S. government, a full eight years and six months after Calgary-based... The battle isn't over. TransCanada still does not have deals with all the landowners in Nebraska on the proposed route and lacks a permit in that state.
"23.03.2017 20:00:21" calgaryherald.com The NBA trend toward resting star players isn't going away. Will the NHL... Teams with sport-science staffs have paid increasing attention to the fitness of their players A possible trend that could mean watching the best players won't necessarily come with your game ticket towards the end of the season.
"23.03.2017 19:30:11" calgaryherald.com Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is reviewing whether charges are warranted against Husky Energy for its role in a major oil spill last summer. The latest on the Husky oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River.
"23.03.2017 19:00:18" calgaryherald.com In Canada, glory hole or beaver fever doesn't mean what you think:... Would you believe that nobody else in the world uses the words 'bylaw' or 'ghost car'? We have many unique sayings and phrases, in Alberta alone, never mind the rest of the country.
"23.03.2017 17:41:17" calgaryherald.com Judge's tears proof of bias, Rodica Radita claims in appeal of... Tears apparently shed by a judge while convicting a Calgary woman of first-degree murder in the starvation-related death of her son, could come... A very different sort of appeal in a particularly heinous case.
"23.03.2017 17:15:09" calgaryherald.com 'It's been a nightmare but I survived': After 32 years in prison, L.A.... 'Believe it or not, I think I'm all right upstairs.' Andrew Leander Wilson said he holds no bitterness because that would be 'a waste of time' Andrew Wilson gives credit to 96-year-old 'pitbull' mother, who never gave up on him.
"23.03.2017 17:00:29" calgaryherald.com The Liberals may have slowed their spending, but their spin is relentless The 2017 budget is 278 pages of flowery verbiage dressed up in the thin veneer of marketing speak. The whole thing will be forgotten by the weekend John Ivison: It's enough to make your head spin . . .
"23.03.2017 16:30:12" calgaryherald.com Heroic MP rushed to try to save policeman in London attack Tobias Ellwood, the Conservative foreign minister, has been called an 'absolute hero' after he tried to staunch the flow of blood and provided... There were reports last night that Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood “ran in (the) opposite direction to everyone else, he ran towards the injured police officer.”
"23.03.2017 16:10:08" calgaryherald.com Mystery of pilotless plane remains unsolved on shores of Lake Superior Upon investigation, there was no trace that anyone had landed with the plane—and no footprints in the snow There was no trace anyone had landed with the plane, and there were no footprints in the snow.
"23.03.2017 15:55:04" calgaryherald.com U.S. attack helicopters ferry fighters to front lines in Syria for the... The offensive suggests the Trump administration is taking an increasingly aggressive approach as it plans an assault on ISIL's self-declared... The U.S. just deepened its involvement in the fight against ISIS: “This is pretty major,” Col. Joseph Scrocca told reporters.
"23.03.2017 15:52:42" Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section The recent avalanche cycle has been historic in it's scale. Avalanches have been very large with wide propagations and deep fracture lines. In many cases avalanches have run to or beyond their historic run-outs, often destroying mature trees in their Troubling avalanche conditions in the high country.
"23.03.2017 15:30:14" calgaryherald.com Saskatchewan's budget, in five minutes or less The provincial government is increasing the PST to six per cent and removing exemptions on items like children's clothing and restaurant meals. PST is up, exemptions ate down and post-secondary institutions are feeling the squeeze. These are just some of the highlights from Brad Wall's budget.
"23.03.2017 15:15:08" calgaryherald.com Brian Elliott's in a groove gearing up for NHL post-season T.J. Oshie knows this much: Brian Elliott is in some kind of zone that only the NHL's elite goalies can find. He's in some kind of zone that only the National Hockey League's elite can find.
"23.03.2017 15:00:22" calgaryherald.com B.C. oyster industry reeling after more than 300 consumers fall ill To date, a total of 304 illnesses have been reported in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario from eating raw or undercooked oysters from the West Coast. To date, a total of 304 illnesses have been reported in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario.
"23.03.2017 14:45:07" calgaryherald.com Council committee labels flood mitigation a top priority It's been nearly four years since flood waters tore through communities across southern Alberta and left thousands displaced, five people dead and... It's been nearly four years since flood waters tore through communities across southern Alberta and left thousands displaced, five people dead and more than $5 billion in damages in its wake.
"23.03.2017 14:30:11" calgaryherald.com Braid: New Democrats are delighted by a budget they hate Alberta New Democrats are thrilled by the new Saskatchewan budget, but not because they like what's in it. Notley thinks Brad Wall has handed her proof of exactly what happens if the next premier is Brian Jean, Jason Kenney or some other Alberta conservative. She'll use it gleefully.
"23.03.2017 14:15:10" driving.ca Check engine light? Here are the top reasons, and what to do next Once a vehicle is out of warranty, having a check engine light diagnosed and repaired is very much akin to leaving a blank cheque on the service... driving.ca Your check engine light comes on in your car; now what? #autos
"23.03.2017 13:55:01" calgaryherald.com 'Oh God, it was horrible': Witnesses describe panic amid carnage of... 'Someone that was hit was airborne. One lady tragically had gone under the bus, that was on the road. She didn't look like she had much of a chance' It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come.
"23.03.2017 12:15:13" calgaryherald.com Interactive: An inside look at two luxury homes up for grabs in... The annual Foothills Hospital Home Lottery, boasting 4,600 prizes valued at over $5 million, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, having... Sit back with a cup of coffee and view these impressive VR tours.
"23.03.2017 04:30:14" calgaryherald.com Sarah Britton bucks the trend of time-consuming, expensive 'clean eating' Bucking the trend of expensive, inaccessible 'clean eating,' Sarah Britton proves healthful food can be made with everyday, supermarket ingredients "Health is found at the supermarket", she says.
"23.03.2017 04:09:09" calgaryherald.com Alberta health information supervisor fined for unauthorized access to... EDMONTON — A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records. She was charged in April 2015, but because the act has a two-year-limitation, authorities could not pursue all of the alleged breaches.
"23.03.2017 04:00:29" news.nationalpost.com How to get some shut-eye on a flight The rumble of a jet engine is a comforting sound to some air travellers, making it easy to sleep on virtually any flight. For others, not so much A soothing snooze on a flight shouldn't be the impossible dream. Here's how to do it. #travel
"23.03.2017 04:00:28" calgaryherald.com Canadian scientists discover hepatitis drug slashes Ebola death rate in... Two thirds of Ebola patients given Interferon were alive after 21 days, compared to 19% of untreated patents, study found. No treatment currently... This medical development shows promise against one of the deadliest diseases on the planet.
"23.03.2017 03:30:14" news.nationalpost.com New Brunswick aquarium offers an aquatic education The New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan offers visitors a better understanding of aquatic life in Eastern Canada and the fishing... Have you touched a blue lobster lately? #travel
"23.03.2017 03:25:02" calgaryherald.com Varcoe: Federal money for orphan wells a first step, but more must be done Alberta has a complicated environmental legacy to face, with thousands of inactive and orphan oil and gas wells spread across the province. Varcoe: "Since companies first began exploring in the province a century ago, more than 440,000 wells have been drilled in Alberta.
Today, more than 80,000 are listed as inactive by provincial regulators, meaning they haven't produced for more than six
"23.03.2017 03:00:17" calgaryherald.com Yedlin: Liberals' safe budget still hits at oilpatch The Trudeau government played it safe by avoiding widely rumoured changes to capital gains taxes in Wednesday's budget. Yedlin: "Companies have long counted on something called the Canadian Exploration Expense, or CEE, which has allowed them to fully write off the exploration costs of wells drilled, in the year the expenses were incurred.
After Wednesday's budget, the
"23.03.2017 02:35:38" calgaryherald.com Braid: New Democrats are delighted by a budget they hate Alberta New Democrats are thrilled by the new Saskatchewan budget, but not because they like what's in it. Braid: "'What we saw in Saskatchewan was, in essence, the Wildrose plan they try so hard to roll out to people, where you see significant tax increases and significant cuts in important services to families — whether it be health care, whether it be
"23.03.2017 02:25:02" Timeline Photos The cause of the norovirus has not been determined.
"23.03.2017 02:05:52" calgaryherald.com PST goes up to 6%, STC being shut down as province releases 2017-18 budget The provincial government is increasing the PST to six per cent and removing exemptions on items like children's clothing and restaurant meals. Meanwhile in Saskatchewan.
"23.03.2017 01:35:02" calgaryherald.com Calgary mayor praises 'good news budget' funding for housing and Green... Mayor Naheed Nenshi is describing funding for housing detailed in Wednesday's federal budget as “a historic commitment. The mayor said there are currently 4,000 people on the Calgary Housing Company wait list, and about 19,000 households in the city living in substandard housing.
"23.03.2017 01:15:09" calgaryherald.com Recreational pot sales in Alberta likely coming next year, justice... Alberta should have regulations in place to allow recreational marijuana sales next year, Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Tuesday. The... Are you ready for this?
"23.03.2017 01:05:37" calgaryherald.com U.K. Parliament attack: Five dead and 40 injured in 'sick and depraved... A man was shot dead after fatally stabbing an officer outside parliament. Three more victims died when they were mowed down by a vehicle on... UPDATE on the London attack.
"23.03.2017 01:05:06" driving.ca Luxury tastes growing for Canadians, especially for SUVs Baby Boomer money, low interest rates spurring rise in luxury car sales – but upscale sedans take a big hit driving.ca Luxury car sales are skyrocketing in Canada. Who's buying them?
"23.03.2017 00:51:07" calgaryherald.com Small-time drug dealer receives a lighter sentence due to RCMP's... EDMONTON — A small-time drug trafficker has been handed a lighter sentence after the judge ruled the man was forced to undergo a humiliating and... Brown's sentence also takes into account the 34 days he spent in jail on the charges and the fact that he has since given up drugs and has a job.
"23.03.2017 00:22:58" calgaryherald.com Union ads targeting job outsourcing sparks war of words with city... Radio and Internet ads attacking proposals to contract out 80 transit jobs has driven a city councillor to push back against the union running them. “I call it an alternative facts website,” said the city councillor, who has campaigned consistently for allowing private industry delivery for some city work.
"23.03.2017 00:19:37" calgaryherald.com Dear Mayor Nenshi: I want the city to use my tax dollars to help build a... Please mark me down as part of the .000003 per cent of Calgarians who would like to see a new sports/event centre in Calgary. An ardent supporter of sports and culture in Calgary makes her case for a new arena — with public money.
"22.03.2017 23:30:14" calgaryherald.com Bell and Rogers offer sports bars unpleasant choice: Give us more money... This likely won't endear the companies to Canadian fans long used to watching the game over a couple of pints at their local The price of beer at your local sports pub just went up...
"22.03.2017 23:02:46" calgaryherald.com Interactive: An inside look at two luxury homes up for grabs in... The annual Foothills Hospital Home Lottery, boasting 4,600 prizes valued at over $5 million, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, having... For your real estate fix of the day, here are the recently released, inside VR views of the two homes up for grabs — one in Calgary, the other in Canmore (best viewed in full screen).
"22.03.2017 22:30:13" calgaryherald.com 'Times are changing': Activist calls for an end to traditional... Robb's change.org petition had about 2,765 signatures by midday Tuesday. She said the event may be steeped in tradition, but it remains cruel Hmmm ....have you ever noticed any local parallels to this, perhaps in midsummer?
"22.03.2017 22:05:03" calgaryherald.com Murder suspect says he doesn't remember events leading to Olympic Plaza... Murder suspect William Allen Littlechild has no recollection of a deadly attack in which a man's throat was slashed in Olympic Plaza, he told a... Defence argues the suspect was too intoxicated to form an intent to murder and that the sentence of manslaughter should be considered.
"22.03.2017 21:35:04" calgaryherald.com As Saskatchewan ponders sales tax hikes, Alberta charts a different course In a video designed to prime people for a rough budget Wednesday, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall couldn't resist a shot across the border. He... Put simply, Saskatchewan residents could be looking at higher sales taxes.
"22.03.2017 21:17:00" calgaryherald.com Federal budget slashes drilling deductions, grants Alberta $30 million... OTTAWA — The federal government aims to deter new oil and gas wells, by ending favourable tax schedules for carbon-intense drilling, while easing... The Liberals' budget, tabled Wednesday in Parliament, provides Premier Rachel Notley with a one-time, no-strings-attached $30 million payment in the upcoming financial year.
"22.03.2017 21:00:23" calgaryherald.com Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to... Is this something that you would be willing to do?
"22.03.2017 20:30:15" calgaryherald.com The film is 'CHIPS' and 'CHiPs TV fans are poised to hate it Hardcore "CHiPs" fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it. It's possible that the world has not been crying out for this CHIPS remake.
"22.03.2017 20:15:05" calgaryherald.com Deadly funnel-web spider venom can reduce brain damage caused by... Researchers were sequencing the DNA of spider venom when they discovered a compound that could protect brain cells—even though the venom can kill a... While the venom can kill a human within 15 minutes, the protein it contains is not only harmless, but could also be a game-changer in treating strokes.
"22.03.2017 20:15:05" calgaryherald.com Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids and the place newlyweds went to choose appliances, has said... The U.S. parent has 'substantial doubts' it will be able to keep its doors open.
"22.03.2017 20:00:23" calgaryherald.com 'A Streetcar Naked Desire': Wheel of Fortune contestant's epic,... If it weren't for Wheel of Fortune, we'd never know just how out of touch so much of America apparently is Classic, although Tennessee Williams would not be happy.
"22.03.2017 19:30:15" calgaryherald.com Record heat in 2016 — and this year expected to propel the Earth's... 'We are reaching a level at a local scale that cannot support humans,' said Omar Baddour, co-ordinator of a World Meteorological Organization... A foreboding report on our changing climates.
"22.03.2017 18:55:04" calgaryherald.com Former shelter dog Peanut helps save three-year-old left naked and alone... Peanut alerted her owner that she wanted to go outside Friday and took him to a field behind the Michigan house where they found the little girl Let's hear it for Peanut!
"22.03.2017 18:49:54" National Post Music Montreal natives The Franklin Electric were in our music studio.
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"22.03.2017 18:30:14" calgaryherald.com 5 family friendly things to do this weekend in Calgary Like many of us, Heritage Park celebrates the arrival of spring by getting its motor running… Round up the kids. Here are five worthy things to do this weekend, as selected by Swerve's editors.
"22.03.2017 18:13:05" Calgary Herald's cover photo A construction crew watches as supporters sign the final beam of the New Central Library construction on Tuesday. The last beam in a construction symbolizes the end of the skeletal framework phase of the building and the beginning of the interior
"22.03.2017 18:00:29" driving.ca How It Works: Tires The most important feature on your vehicle is also the foundation of safe driving driving.ca Tires are the most important part on your car for control. Do you know how they work? #autos
"22.03.2017 18:00:17" calgaryherald.com Alberta Education minister wants changes to 'women studies' course... Alberta's education minister wants a central school division to immediately re-evaluate a course entitled "Women Studies. The 'women studies' course focuses on hairstyling and cooking.
"22.03.2017 17:31:43" calgaryherald.com Several injured outside British parliament, police 'treating this as a... The UK parliament's sitting has been suspended and politicians and journalists have been told to stay inside their offices as police and emergency... Our live coverage of events in London today.
"22.03.2017 17:29:29" calgaryherald.com $39M Deerfoot interchange gets green light after developer promises $13M A southeast interchange that was slated to begin construction several years down the road has been accelerated after area developers stepped... This is welcome, if unexpected, news for Calgary's Cranston and Seton communities.
"22.03.2017 17:00:42" Timeline Photos You can count Deb Chrisohou among the fans of public money for a private sports arena. Here's why. Perhaps you disagree...
"22.03.2017 16:30:59" calgaryherald.com Enbridge sheds another 1,000 jobs after Spectra takeover Enbridge Inc. is shedding another 1,000 jobs after its $37-billion takeover of Spectra Energy Corp.
The Calgary-based pipeline firm said the... No word from the company on how this will impact its Calgary staff.
"22.03.2017 16:30:18" calgaryherald.com Recreational pot sales in Alberta likely coming next year, justice... Alberta should have regulations in place to allow recreational marijuana sales next year, Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Tuesday. There is much to work out on this front...
"22.03.2017 16:00:34" calgaryherald.com ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen: Kid-friendly recipes for budding young cooks It's the last day of classes before spring break for children in the pubic school system here in Calgary. There are definite benefits in teaching the kids how to cook.
"22.03.2017 15:45:06" news.nationalpost.com We've officially reached peak avocado toast Starbucks is jumping on the avocado toast trend with the introduction of a new organic spread We've officially reached peak #avocadotoast — Starbucks is jumping on the trend with a new spread. #life
"22.03.2017 15:30:14" calgaryherald.com Capitals double up playoff-pushing Flames 4-2 The Washington Capitals were the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot and it didn't take long for the Calgary Flames to realize why. There were some moments during this game when it seemed the Flames could pull it off...
"22.03.2017 15:00:30" driving.ca The 10 greatest engines of all time Vote for your pick at the bottom of the article! driving.ca In the entire history of the automobile, which engine do you think had the most impact? Vote here! #autos
"22.03.2017 15:00:23" calgaryherald.com Greyhound bus makes emergency stop near Chestermere after man puts on... A Greyhound bus packed with passengers was forced to make an emergency stop on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Chestermere after... Some odd and scary moments for passengers.
"22.03.2017 14:45:06" calgaryherald.com Currencies for energy-producing countries knocked down by oil price slump After ignoring volatile crude prices for most of the year, the currencies of Norway and Canada are succumbing to a selloff that has knocked 12... Checked on the loonie's health lately?
"22.03.2017 14:30:09" calgaryherald.com Uncertainty high ahead of Stampede chuckwagon auction Kurt Bensmiller uses an old expression when asked what he expects Thursday night during the annual chuckwagon canvas auction for the Calgary Stampede. The tarp auction is considered a measure of our economic vitality by many.
"22.03.2017 13:40:22" driving.ca Luxury tastes growing for Canadians, especially for SUVs Baby Boomer money, low interest rates spurring rise in luxury car sales – but upscale sedans take a big hit driving.ca The luxury car market has skyrocketed in Canada in the last few years; here's why. #autos
"22.03.2017 05:00:23" calgaryherald.com Settle in for a snooze followed by a coffee at Tokyo's nap café Vampires, kawaii (cute) monsters, cats and even goats: a new pop-up nap café has joined Tokyo's world of themed cafés Ordering one item entitles you to a two-hour nap on a reclining bed. What's not to like about that?
"22.03.2017 04:25:03" calgaryherald.com Could a new designer at Givenchy mean a little less Kardashian in our... Clare Waight Keller will likely bring a sunnier style to the legacy house after several buzz-chasing years A different approach is being tried by a leading fashion house.
"22.03.2017 03:43:50" calgaryherald.com Cancer Society urges Alberta to proclaim indoor tanning ban law passed... EDMONTON — The Canadian Cancer Society is urging the Alberta government to finally enact legislation to ban young people from using indoor tanning... The Skin Cancer Prevention (Artificial Tanning) Act was passed by the legislature in March 2015, but has not been put into force.
"22.03.2017 03:10:06" calgaryherald.com 'Go beyond pho': A two-week Vietnamese food pilgrimage in the spirit of... Anthony Bourdain is Vietnam's unofficial international tour guide, professing his love for the country and its cuisine since the early 2000s If you really like Vietnamese food, here's what to do ...
"22.03.2017 02:55:02" calgaryherald.com Capitals double up playoff-pushing Flames 4-2 The Washington Capitals were the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot and it didn't take long for the Calgary Flames to realize why. Ouch.
"22.03.2017 02:50:03" calgaryherald.com City pushes back right-wing commentator Ann Coulter's attacks on... Comments from a notorious American political commentator that Syrian refugees are ballooning Calgary's poverty rate were deflated by local social... Most of the Mideast refugees are privately-sponsored and among those, 40% are now working a, figure he says “is quite good.”
"22.03.2017 02:30:16" calgaryherald.com NFL pummelled by devastating brain-disease diagnoses to Gale Sayers and... Sayers' family announced his dementia diagnosis on Monday; Clark announced his ALS diagnosis on Twitter on Sunday Two great players seem to be paying the potential debilitating price of a professional football career.
"22.03.2017 02:00:29" news.nationalpost.com Lapping up luxuries We searched for over-the-top luxuries offered at lodgings across the United States. Here's what we found If you're willing to pay, hotels are increasingly willing to go the extra mile.
"22.03.2017 01:55:02" calgaryherald.com Varcoe: Alberta awaits federal budget, hoping for orphan well cleanup... A new federal budget will be unveiled Wednesday in Ottawa, sparking renewed hopes and expectations in Alberta of assistance aimed at tackling the... The number of abandoned wells with no corporate owner has soared from 720 back in January 2016 to more than 2,600 wells this month.
The Alberta Orphan Well Association, a non-profit group that decommissions such oil and gas wells, is now faced with a big
"22.03.2017 01:34:09" calgaryherald.com Fast food week: The 30 best burgers you can order in Canada Michael Chandler: Two pieces of bread and ground beef formed into a carnivorous discus constructs the centrepiece of a most perfect meal As Steve Martin so eloquently put it, “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
"22.03.2017 01:15:11" youtube.com Tea party 'Black Sea' in-studio NP Music Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/nationalpostmusic Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalPostMusic/ National Post Music... Calgary, before you see The Tea Party this Saturday, watch their past performance in our National Post music studio.
"22.03.2017 01:02:48" calgaryherald.com Braid: The price of Ann Coulter's 'statehood' is too high Calgary has been rejected by Ann Coulter as the 51st U.S. state. Finally, she says something I agree with. Braid: "The trigger word for Coulter is Muslim. Her foreign policy toward Muslim countries is: 'We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.'"
"22.03.2017 01:00:14" driving.ca Top 10 small SUVs with the best fuel economy One of the biggest bonuses of choosing a compact utility vehicle is the lack of pain at the gas pump driving.ca Have you figured out the most fuel efficient small SUV in Canada? Hint: It's Murican but not made in Murica.
"22.03.2017 00:40:03" calgaryherald.com Surprise and caution greets poll results supporting a second Calgary... Polling that shows 61 per cent of Calgarians support another bid for hosting the Winter Olympics boosts what seems an underdog position, says one... The results of a Mainstreet survey commissioned by Postmedia shows a majority supporting a bid.
"22.03.2017 00:00:15" calgaryherald.com Watch: Elmo gets fired thanks to Trump's proposed budget cuts in parody... Part of the plan's controversial cuts includes cutting funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could mean a slash to PBS's... In 2005, Sesame Street aired an episode featuring a muppet named Donald Grump (complete with orange hair), who hires Elmo to be his assistant. For no apparent reason, he then fires him, despite Elmo's great work. The lesson of the episode? “Don't be
"21.03.2017 23:45:04" calgaryherald.com Former Trump campaign manager alleged to have laundered payments from... The new documents may revive questions about the ties between the Trump aide Paul Manafort and the party of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor... The new documents may revive questions about the ties between the Trump aide, Paul Manafort, and the party of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, who has been in hiding in Russia since being overthrown by pro-Western protestors in 2014. He
"21.03.2017 23:20:04" calgaryherald.com Struggling for post-truth reason: Why some believe the Earth is flat TORONTO - The Earth is flat. Vaccines cause autism. Former U.S. president Barack Obama spied on current president Donald Trump. History Prof. Jonathan Vance, who teaches a course on panic and paranoia at the University of Western Ontario, suggests we're in a "post-Enlightenment age," driven by "a reflexive mistrust of anyone who is in a position of authority and/or
"21.03.2017 23:13:14" calgaryherald.com Front Page Challenge panellist, broadcaster Betty Kennedy dies at 91 Betty Kennedy, once one of Canada's best-known television personalities, has died. She was 91. An Ottawa native and a graduate of Lisgar Collegiate... For 33 years, Betty Kennedy was the lone female panellist on CBC's Front Page Challenge.
"21.03.2017 23:05:03" driving.ca Your Corner Wrench: Don't let your auto's interior get you all cracked up Time takes its toll on all things, but that isn't a reason to think your vehicle's interior is damaged beyond hope like the human body, keeping your car young at heart means keeping the insides in good shape.
"21.03.2017 23:00:15" calgaryherald.com Thai turtle dies after swallowing 915 coins from tourists who threw them... Nicknamed Bank, the turtle underwent surgery to remove 5 kilograms of coins. Two weeks later, she died from blood poisoning brought on by the loose... The turtle swallowed 915 coins that tourists threw into the pond. Eventually, the money formed a weight that cracked Bank's shell.
"21.03.2017 22:58:59" Signing the last steel beam Calgarians gathered in East Village on Tuesday afternoon to pen messages of hope on the final steel beam of the new Central Library.
"21.03.2017 22:30:22" calgaryherald.com Swimmer Ryan Cochrane, winner of two Olympic and eight world... Cochrane won Olympic silver in the 1,500 metres in 2012 in London and bronze in 2008 in Beijing The final competitive lap for one of the country's best Olympic swimmers.
"21.03.2017 22:20:04" calgaryherald.com Four new schools announced for Calgary suburbs, Forest Lawn High School to be upgraded Emphasizing there is only enough money for urgent priorities, not "wish lists," the provincial government announced funding for four new elementary schools and one high school modernization to be c… CBE had asked for funding for up to eight new schools — they'll get three. The Calgary Catholic School District needs funding for three — they'll get one.
"21.03.2017 21:45:06" calgaryherald.com Messages of hope scrawled on final steel beam of new Central Library Celebrating a building's highest beam is an ancient construction tradition that underwent a modern makeover in Calgary's East Village on Tuesday. Covered in colourful words, lyrics, poems, names, drawings and statements, including “Glad to be Canadian,” the last piece of structural steel – a 15-tonne steel cross member – is set to become a time capsule for future generations.
"21.03.2017 21:32:18" National Post Music Calgary, before you see Canadian rockers @theteapartyband this Saturday, watch their past performance in our National Post music studio.
"21.03.2017 21:30:08" calgaryherald.com Fortney: 'The Girl in the Photo' speaks out for refugees, war's innocent... For much of the past 25 years she's called Canada home, Kim Phuc has become accustomed to being stopped by strangers on the street. “We had nothing but we had freedom and we had each other,” says Phuc of her joy of being a penniless refugee in Canada. “So we had everything.”
"21.03.2017 21:15:06" calgaryherald.com 'He put the lives of 105 people in jeopardy': Sunwing pilot pleads... Boarding a commercial jet bound for Regina after downing a full bottle of vodka should land a Sunwing Airlines pilot a one-year sentence, a... “This was a crime of dramatic proportion.”
"21.03.2017 21:00:17" calgaryherald.com ALERT raids seize cache of drugs and weapons in southern Alberta A series of raids by cops across southern Alberta has seized a major haul of drugs and guns, while disrupting a pair of narcotics rings. Separate investigations by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) in Lethbridge, Coaldale and Fort MacLeod were launched last week into community concerns linked to drug dealing.
"21.03.2017 20:45:08" calgaryherald.com Meet Ortona: Calgary police welcome new service horse The Calgary Police Service is welcoming a new addition to the Mounted Unit family, as 12-year-old Ortona joins the team as a police service horse. Trainers say Ortona is a friendly, Percheron cross gelding with a background in show jumping and eventing.
"21.03.2017 20:30:12" calgaryherald.com Calgary police seeking men suspected of bank fraud spree Police are on the hunt for two men accused of fraudulently drawing cash from several banks and a casino in the span of 24 hours. Have you seen this man?
"21.03.2017 20:15:06" calgaryherald.com Watchdog takes unprecedented step of forcing oil and gas producer into... Alberta's energy watchdog says it has taken the unprecedented step of forcing a Calgary oil and gas company into receivership for allegedly failing... Lexin Resources Ltd.'s more than 1600 wells, pipelines and facilities will be put up for sale by a court-appointed receiver, the Alberta Energy Regulator said Tuesday.
"21.03.2017 19:54:06" calgaryherald.com Notley says no Alberta PST without election mandate STONY PLAIN — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wouldn't bring in a provincial sales tax without seeking a mandate from voters. "An issue like the sales tax is something that … you need to put to the population,” Notley said.
"21.03.2017 19:00:25" calgaryherald.com Apple unveils new iPad with lowest price ever, red iPhone 7 and new... Apple also said its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and 128 gigabyte (GB) versions, replacing the 16 GB and 64 GB models Apple is making tweaks in its product line, in hopes of striking a chord with consumers.
"21.03.2017 18:30:24" news.nationalpost.com Settle in for a snooze at Tokyo's nap café Vampires, kawaii (cute) monsters, cats and even goats: a new pop-up nap café has joined Tokyo's world of themed cafés Settle in for a snooze followed by a coffee at Tokyo's nap café. #life #travel
"21.03.2017 18:30:14" calgaryherald.com Hungry offenders bartering sausages as prisons try to cut costs with new... The cost-cutting program has achieved only 'dubious' savings while sparking racial tensions and contributing to a deadly riot, the prison ombudsman... Prison food is apparently not what it used to be...
"21.03.2017 17:37:46" Homework is ruining lives The kids would likely agree with this, no?
"21.03.2017 17:30:11" calgaryherald.com RCMP pilot project aimed at reducing speed-related collisions in Alberta Alberta RCMP will later this month launch a pilot project to try and get drivers to slow down. Speed-related safety messages will be displayed on... Mounties are going to try mixing signs about speeding with stiffer enforcement.
"21.03.2017 17:21:17" calgaryherald.com Calgary Expo announces Wallace Shawn, Tom Cavanagh, Kenny Vs. Spenny... Actor, voice actor, playwright, comedian, and essayist Wallace Shawn will be returning to Alberta forThe Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo this year. Wallace Shawn is perhaps known best for 1987's The Princess Bride (as Vizzini, where he earned the catch phrase “Inconceivable!”) and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story series (as dinosaur “Rex”).
"21.03.2017 17:15:11" driving.ca Top 10 small SUVs with the best fuel economy One of the biggest bonuses of choosing a compact utility vehicle is the lack of pain at the gas pump driving.ca Can you guess what small SUV has the best fuel economy in Canada? You might be surprised.
"21.03.2017 16:50:42" calgaryherald.com CBC renews Alberta-shot Heartland for 11th season The Alberta-shot CBC series has been renewed for an 11th season. Season 11 will air on CBC in the fall.
"21.03.2017 16:40:09" calgaryherald.com Cancer Society urges Alberta to proclaim indoor tanning ban law passed... EDMONTON - The Canadian Cancer Society is urging the Alberta government to finally enact legislation to ban young people from using indoor tanning... Do you think young people should be banned from using indoor tanning beds?
"21.03.2017 16:37:19" calgaryherald.com Sunwing pilot pleads guilty to going to work so drunk he passed out in... Gronych pleaded guilty Tuesday in provincial court to being in care and control of an aircraft while his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. Sunwing Airlines captain Miroslav Gronych was so drunk when he showed up for work last Dec. 31, his pilot “wing” pin was clipped to his uniform upside down, court heard Tuesday.
"21.03.2017 16:20:13" calgaryherald.com Stephen Hawking weighs in on Donald Trump's America: 'I fear that I may... 'Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite... His priority will be to satisfy his electorate, who are neither... Of the United States, he said: “I have many friends and colleagues there, and it is still a place I like and admire in many ways. But I fear that I may not be welcome.”
"21.03.2017 15:53:13" Timeline Photos The Flames are facing off against the Washington Capitals tonight. Here is what you need to know before the game - http://calgaryherald.com/sports/hockey/nhl/calgary-flames/game-day-calgary-flames-at-washington-capitals-2
"21.03.2017 15:40:08" calgaryherald.com Alberta school criticized for class that teaches polite conversation,... A “women studies” option for middle school students in the small Alberta village of Clyde has baffled critics who say the class turns back the... Girls enrolled in the optional class at Eleanor Hall K-9 school will learn how to choose hairstyles and clothes that flatter students' faces and bodies, how to shop online, and about the “romanticized version of the history of women.” They'll go on a
"21.03.2017 15:40:00" Timeline Photos According to a Postmedia/ Mainstreet poll, 64 per cent of those supporting an Olympic bid cite civic pride as the driving motivation for their opinion, hoping to showcase Calgary and Canada on the world stage. Read the full story here:
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"21.03.2017 15:00:24" calgaryherald.com Ivanka Trump to get West Wing office, access to classified information Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified... Ivanka Trump's role has already come under scrutiny because there is little precedent for a member of the first family with this kind of influence.
"21.03.2017 14:40:09" calgaryherald.com Coin toss that ended playoff game leaves Hockey Calgary officials 'truly... Hockey Calgary officials say they're deeply troubled over a coin toss that ended a team's season, and are determined to avoid a repeat. Coin tosses are an approved method under the rules of Hockey Alberta.
"21.03.2017 14:20:09" calgaryherald.com Big oil companies moving into U.S. shale country Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp., are jumping into American shale with gusto, planning to spend a combined $10 billion... Big Oil is muscling in on shale country.
"21.03.2017 14:00:18" calgaryherald.com A single Calgarian complained to the Calgary Airport Authority 1,707... That's, on average, almost five phone calls or online submissions to the airport authority every single day, to vent about the sound of planes. Together, two people made up nearly half of the 6,458 noise concerns the Calgary Airport Authority tallied in all of 2016.
"21.03.2017 13:20:15" Calgary Herald's cover photo Lyle Aspinall took this photograph of the Calgary Tower seen through the Olympic rings built into railing at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary.
A new poll shows that Calgarians are game for an Olympic repeat. Read more here:
"21.03.2017 12:05:06" calgaryherald.com Calgary likes the ring of Olympic bid, new poll finds Calgarians are game for an Olympic repeat, according to a new poll.
The Mainstreet poll, commissioned by Postmedia, found a solid majority of 61... This is quite a dramatic change from earlier polls on a potential Olympic bid by the city.
"21.03.2017 12:04:00" Olympic poll According to a new poll, Calgarians are game for an Olympic repeat.
"21.03.2017 05:30:17" calgaryherald.com In Japan, an archery quest leads to unexpected lessons Author Leigh Ann Henion was here to study the anciet ways of the sport. She hit something much deeper The Japanese approach to archery is very unique.
"21.03.2017 05:00:14" calgaryherald.com Andrew Coyne: Robots are only the latest in a long line of job killers —... Every tool, every advance that enables one man to do more deprives two men of the chance to do less. But without it living standards would never... But where, today's pessimists demand, are the jobs going to come from? To which the answer is: where did today's jobs come from? All sorts of people are employed today in industries that not only did not exist 30 years ago, or 20, or 10, but hadn't even
"21.03.2017 04:30:20" calgaryherald.com They look like crab cakes, but these vegetable patties can hold their own Hearts of palm and artichoke hearts are given the taste of the sea with Old Bay Seasoning and a little nori When you don't have crab, this may work.
"21.03.2017 04:00:15" calgaryherald.com Canadian scientists discover hepatitis drug slashes Ebola death rate in... Two thirds of Ebola patients given Interferon were alive after 21 days, compared to 19% of untreated patents, study found. No treatment currently... No treatment currently exists for the virus, which tore through three African countries in 2014 and 2015, killing 11,000 people in its worst-ever outbreak. The mortality rate for those infected was a fearsome 60 per cent.
"21.03.2017 03:45:05" calgaryherald.com Alberta health minister hopes to transform system with big investment in... Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says her government will be pushing hard this year on a major health system transformation that will see more people... While improving lives is one of the goals, the move is also a key part of the province's strategy to make the health system more efficient. As the theory goes, if more people are treated at home or in community facilities, that should relieve pressure on
"21.03.2017 03:30:15" calgaryherald.com B.C.'s Sunshine Coast is within easy reach, but it's off the grid Region is the perfect hideaway for those looking to disappear and disconnect Another very good reason to plan a Sunshine Coast trip.
"21.03.2017 03:15:12" calgaryherald.com Herald photographer receives two national nominations Calgary Herald and Sun photographer/videographer Leah Hennel received two nominations Monday for National Newspaper Awards. “It's rare to receive a single nomination, let alone two, so this is quite an accomplishment,” said Calgary Herald/Sun editor Jose Rodriguez. “Hennel is one of those unique talents. She combines an artist's eye with a journalist's curiosity and desire to
"21.03.2017 03:00:07" calgaryherald.com Flames searching for an X on tough three-game road trip The Calgary Flames have one of their biggest road trips of the year this week. “A couple of the guys were saying, 'Oh, we won 10 in a row, 14 out of 17,' or whatever it was, 'And we're still just in the mix,' which shows you that every team is collecting points every night.”
"21.03.2017 02:40:04" calgaryherald.com The life of an Alberta man who lived with the grizzlies, Charlie Russell Within this vast expanse of wilderness sat a solitary cabin, where Canadian naturalist Charlie Russell lived for more than 13 years studying — and... “There are a lot of bad feelings towards bears, especially females because they're very protective of their cubs,” Russell said. “But my experience was just the opposite. If they trust you, they're wonderful. I even had one leave her cubs with me to
"21.03.2017 02:20:05" calgaryherald.com 'We're incredibly disappointed': Community angry after Highland Park... A contentious plan to build up to 2,070 residential units on an inner-city golf course was given the green light at council Monday, disappointing... Ward 7 Coun. Druh Farrell said the development is perhaps the biggest the community has ever seen. “It's the most significant development in generations and the community deserves better. The city deserves better,” she said in council chambers.
"21.03.2017 02:00:11" calgaryherald.com Varcoe: Ceci faces business backlash as budget reaction builds Give Joe Ceci full marks for wading into a skeptical crowd Monday morning, but the finance minister is finding out he won't get an easy ride from... Since the global recession in 2008, Alberta has wracked up $23 billion in deficit spending, even before this latest budget kicks in next month. At some point, this isn't a one-off, it's a structural problem that isn't going to be wished away.
"21.03.2017 01:40:07" calgaryherald.com Tkachuk suspended for two games after elbowing Doughty in match against... Matthew Tkachuk is getting a timeout. The suspension stems from a run-in during the final minute of Sunday's opening period at the Saddledome. Tkachuk was waiting for a puck along the end-boards in the offensive zone and as Doughty arrived, he popped the reigning Norris Trophy winner with an
"21.03.2017 01:20:03" calgaryherald.com Progressive Conservative-Wildrose merger proposal expected by April:... Alberta conservatives will know by Friday who will draft a unity agreement between the province's Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. Jean didn't speak with media after the meeting, but Kenney said the two former federal colleagues agreed on every point — the initial steps in the process, the need to steer clear of pre-conditions, and that the agreement must ultimately be decided by
"21.03.2017 01:00:20" calgaryherald.com Fortney: "The Girl in the Photo" speaks out for refugees, war's innocent... For much of the past 25 years she's called Canada home, Kim Phuc has become accustomed to being stopped by strangers on the street. “When I became a mother, I held my child,” she said of her decision to use her fame to help others. “And I thought, 'how could I let my child suffer like that girl.'” In fact, it's when asked about the most recent iconic photograph of the children victims
"21.03.2017 00:30:07" calgaryherald.com Red Deer manslaughter suspect has lawsuit against cops tossed Weeks after he was charged with manslaughter in a fatal shooting, a Red Deer man had his lawsuit against Mounties thrown out of court. Olsen had sued claiming Mounties were negligent in releasing a police dog into a shed he had hidden in after fleeing arrest following a domestic complaint.
"21.03.2017 00:05:07" driving.ca The little things can mean a lot when it comes to fine print Warranties and insurance are unforgiving if you make one small (or large) mistake without knowing the consequences driving.ca Sometimes, the little things can mean a whole lot of trouble. #auto
"20.03.2017 23:40:05" calgaryherald.com It was cold and icy, but how does this winter stack up? Whether you were busy shovelling out your driveway or making a slow, white-knuckle commute, there were many times the cold weather just seemed to... As for the frosty temperatures, this winter didn't even come close to record numbers. The mean temperature was -8.5 C, which sits as the 51st coldest on record.
"20.03.2017 23:25:06" calgaryherald.com Coin toss that ended playoff game leaves Hockey Calgary officials 'truly... Hockey Calgary officials say they're deeply troubled over a coin toss that ended one of their team's seasons, and are determined to avoid a repeat. “At Hockey Calgary we do not own or control the ice time within facilities in and around Calgary … generally our partners are very supportive and provide us with some leeway in this process,” they said.
"20.03.2017 23:00:12" calgaryherald.com Chamber president tells Ceci provincial budget was a disappointment Fresh off a budget that posts a double-digit deficit, Finance Minister Joe Ceci was challenged Monday by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce to get... “We have to have a meaningful conversation with Albertans as to how to close that revenue and expense gap. We must start tackling our revenue and expense problem,” said Legge, who later told reporters a provincial sales tax should be part of the
"20.03.2017 22:34:56" calgaryherald.com Olympic Plaza victim's death due to throat slash: medical examiner Calgary homicide victim Robyn Gladue had his throat slashed, a jury heard Monday. Brooks-Lim said the injury to Gladue's throat pierced both his carotid artery and jugular vein, the two vessels which carry blood to and from the brain. She said such an injury in a surgical theatre might be treatable, but not at a city park.
"20.03.2017 22:00:14" calgaryherald.com Sounding off: Two people filed 2,801 complaints about airplane noise... Last year, a single Calgarian complained to the Calgary Airport Authority 1,707 times about aircraft noise. Even so, the total concerns about aircraft noise decreased 39 per cent last year.
"20.03.2017 21:10:06" news.nationalpost.com Harvesting organs from Canadian patients What if people agree to donate, but then change their mind about euthanasia? Would they feel compelled to follow through, knowing someone is... Doctors are harvesting organs from Canadian patients who underwent medically assisted death. #health
"20.03.2017 21:00:13" calgaryherald.com US says Canadian accused in Yahoo hack poses flight risk TORONTO - A Canadian man accused of breaking into hundreds of millions of Yahoo email accounts poses an "extremely high flight risk" due to alleged... In an application for arrest filed with an Ontario court, they say Baratov has the money to leave Canada and the ability to destroy evidence related to his alleged activities while on the run.
"20.03.2017 20:30:11" calgaryherald.com Flames legend Mike Vernon on Brian Elliott's bunch: 'A team to reckon with' Vernon insists Brian Elliott's stretch of 11 straight wins in Calgary's crease is even more impressive than his 1989 achievement. Vernon insists Brian Elliott's stretch of 11 straight wins in Calgary's crease is even more impressive than his 1989 achievement.
"20.03.2017 20:05:08" calgaryherald.com Lawyers say PC-Wildrose merger would be difficult, but legal A merger of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties would be difficult but legally allowable, says a group of lawyers dubbing themselves... A merger of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties would be difficult but legally allowable, says a group of lawyers dubbing themselves the Alberta Conservative Consolidation Committee.
"20.03.2017 20:00:31" calgaryherald.com Babies to blame as stressed younger women at risk of heart attacks,... About 30 per cent of cases involved women who were nearing the end of a pregnancy or had recently given birth. More than 350 Canadian people a year, many young women, may be falling victim to stress-related heart attacks, new research suggests. #health
"20.03.2017 20:00:22" calgaryherald.com Calgarian adds kids to Mexico vacation after winning $1 million in lottery Charles Stevenson said he'll be booking a few extra seats on the plane for a trip to Mexico after winning a lottery windfall. Charles Stevenson said he'll be booking a few extra seats on the plane for a trip to Mexico after winning a lottery windfall.
"20.03.2017 19:20:05" calgaryherald.com Why younger generations don't know what a TV commercial is — and... Last week's highly-anticipated (at least in my heart and soul) Bachelor finale, which aired on Monday night, was a whopping three hours long. Think... Sadaf Ahsan writes: Frankly, the simple activity of 'waiting' feels ancient, like something we should no longer be expected to do
"20.03.2017 19:00:16" calgaryherald.com Husky spill in K-Country among series of pipeline leaks for Calgary company While Husky Energy Inc. says cleanup is underway at a pipeline spill in Kananaskis Country, the incident is but the latest in a series of leaks and... The latest spill follows 20 pipeline leaks and ruptures that Husky reported in Alberta last year, according to a database published by the Alberta Energy Regulator.
"20.03.2017 18:45:08" calgaryherald.com Photos show how rescue crews freed deer — and themselves — from frozen... Crews have rescued a deer that was stuck in a frozen pond in New Jersey for nearly a day. The rescue came shortly after an amphibious land boat that crews were using to get near the deer started taking on water, forcing the rescuers into the pond's cold waters.
"20.03.2017 18:30:12" news.nationalpost.com Prince Charles' pledge to end deforestation 12 of the world's largest chocolate makers – including Nestle, Mars and Ferrero – have joined Prince Charles in a pledge to end deforestation in... "Chocolate is killing west African forests on a massive scale," says the environmental group Mighty Earth. #life
"20.03.2017 18:05:08" calgaryherald.com Kenney, Jean meeting at 3 p.m. to discuss conservative unity While Jean is pro-unity, he has set out his own path to that goal, which absorbs PCs into his party. It's the first post-victory meeting for the former federal Conservative colleagues, who are both angling for leadership of a united conservative force in Alberta politics.
"20.03.2017 17:50:07" driving.ca The little things can mean a lot when it comes to fine print Warranties and insurance are unforgiving if you make one small (or large) mistake without knowing the consequences driving.ca: Reading the fine print is especially important when it comes to insurance policies. http://ow.ly/3Sj430a5etA
"20.03.2017 17:47:14" calgaryherald.com Chamber president tells Ceci provincial budget was a disappointment Fresh off a budget that posts a double-digit deficit, Finance Minister Joe Ceci was challenged Monday by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce to get... After the NDP finance minister spoke, chamber president Adam Legge told the crowd of about 200 people the budget was a disappointment to provincial businesses because it didn't grapple with the province's fiscal realities and the 2023 target for a return
"20.03.2017 17:30:31" calgaryherald.com Theresa May will trigger Brexit on March 29. But will the divorce from... Britain's ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed European Council President Donald Tusk of the exact start date on Monday morning. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbours.
"20.03.2017 17:15:17" calgaryherald.com The search is over: Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found... The search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is over. The NFL says it was in the “possession of a credentialed member of the international media.”
"20.03.2017 16:50:08" calgaryherald.com TransCanada seeks to start building B.C. gas pipeline without LNG... TransCanada Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed a proposed liquefied natural gas export... TransCanada says the modified proposal filed with the National Energy Board would allow it to move forward with construction of the majority of its North Montney Mainline project at a cost of $1.4 billion.
"20.03.2017 16:45:25" calgaryherald.com The next Connor McDavid or Mitch Marner? Meet Jack Hughes, the... Once again, all eyes are on Jack Hughes. That includes the many scouts from the Ontario Hockey League and the U.S. National Development Team Program He scores with such ease and such regularity that the odd time he is held in check tends to stay with him like a bad dream.
"20.03.2017 16:30:13" calgaryherald.com Canada's oilpatch is on the prowl for deals again after the long, dark... Dealmakers in the oilpatch are preparing for more mergers and acquisitions this year, as embattled oil and gas producers emerge from a prolonged... The start to the year has been relatively slow, however, with 13 deals announced in the first two-and-a-half months of 2017.
"20.03.2017 16:15:08" calgaryherald.com Tkachuk to face hearing after elbowing Drew Doughty in match against Kings Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk has a hearing Monday with the NHL's Player Safety Department.
The league disciplinarians are taking a... The incident occurred in the final minute of the opening stanza. As Tkachuk waited for a puck to arrive along the end-boards in the offensive zone, he popped the reigning Norris Trophy winner with an elbow to the chops.
"20.03.2017 16:00:26" calgaryherald.com Bob Dylan to play Calgary show July 16 Bob Dylan and his band will perform at Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium on July 16.
Tickets for the concert by the iconic singer-songwriter go on... Tickets go on sale Friday.
"20.03.2017 15:45:12" calgaryherald.com Crocodile attacks Aussie teen seconds after he jumped into river on a... He bragged he could swim in the river, a known habitat for aggressive crocodiles. Several others egged him on, though none thought he'd actually... A paramedic said the teen was lucky to escape from the crocodile before the animal drowned him.
"20.03.2017 15:30:00" “Having your top guys going in big games is a great sign,” said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan. “I thought Monny and Johnny and that line were dangerous right from the git-go.” Read more here:
"20.03.2017 15:15:09" calgaryherald.com The U.S is getting more miserable, while Canada cracked the top 10 of... Norway vaulted into the top position of the ranking of 155 countries. Canada came in the seventh spot, with the U.S. trailing behind in 14th Canada is considerably more upbeat than the U.S, where happiness is declining.
"20.03.2017 15:00:01" Don Braid writes: Some PCs shed real tears after Kenney won. They cried for the PC legacy and their dashed hope that it could rise again. For some of them (and this is no kidding) it's as if Social Credit rose up and destroyed their party, nearly 50 years
"20.03.2017 14:45:20" calgaryherald.com 'Why have Nunavut if we're not going to protect Inuit rights?': Battle... To the Nunavut government, it's an update to old legislation that needs to acknowledge reality. To others, it's a dagger to the territory's heart “Why have Nunavut?” asks Sandra Inutiq, the territory's former language commissioner. “Why have we created the territory if we're not going to protect Inuit rights?”
"20.03.2017 14:30:13" calgaryherald.com The price of oil is falling and few are willing to bet on that changing Money managers cut bets on rising West Texas Intermediate crude by a record amount during the week ended March 14, while wagers on a further price... The exodus of oil-price optimists has begun.
"20.03.2017 14:30:12" calgaryherald.com A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street' NEW YORK, N.Y. - Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang.
"20.03.2017 14:15:08" calgaryherald.com Flames' Ferland 'under observation' for mumps, waiting for test results The Calgary Flames are awaiting test results to determine if first-line forward Micheal Ferland has mumps. “That's the key thing – this is precautionary right now. But until such time that we get a diagnosis one way or another, we're going to take precautions.”
"20.03.2017 13:50:49" calgaryherald.com 'A great spot': Flames victory over Kings giant step toward playoffs There is work to be done before the math adds up.
But the Calgary Flames may have – unofficially, of course – clinched a playoff invite with... The Calgary Flames may have – unofficially, of course – clinched a playoff invite.
"20.03.2017 05:00:13" calgaryherald.com California waiter refused to serve four Latina women until he saw 'proof... 'I thought maybe he was being a smart a-- or joking but the fact that he said "I need to make sure you're from here before I serve you" was... “I don't know if he had an agenda or not,” said Bearden. “My concern is, he violated a company policy. We're very specific about how we treat out guests. That individual did not treat a table of guests to the expectations that we set forth in that company
"20.03.2017 04:30:08" calgaryherald.com 'Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No': Republican chairman... Rep. Devin Nunes spoke a day before the House Intelligence Committee's first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in last year's... Trump last week refused to back down from his tweets on March 4 that claimed President Barack Obama “had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory” and compared it to McCarthyism and the Watergate scandal. But no credible evidence has
"20.03.2017 04:00:20" calgaryherald.com Alex Harvey's 'insane,' dominant world cross-country ski season ends... 'Just imagine if someone came to Canada from Japan and ended up being the best hockey player ... Well, Alex Harvey is that to the Scandinavians' Harvey finishes the season ranked third overall in the World Cup standings. He heads into an Olympic year as a multiple-medal contender for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"20.03.2017 03:30:08" calgaryherald.com Flames ink top goalie prospect Parsons to entry-level contract The Calgary Flames solidified the future of their goaltending by inking Tyler Parsons to a three-year entry level contract. Parsons was in the spotlight in January when he backstopped the U.S. world junior team to a gold medal at the IIHF world junior championships in Toronto and Montreal. Making 46 saves in the 5-4 shootout victory, he finished the tournament with five wins
"20.03.2017 03:00:08" calgaryherald.com Braid: Barely elected, Kenney revs the pickup for yet another campaign After his massive weekend victory, Jason Kenney leaves no doubt about who's the boss of the Progressive Conservative party. Don Braid writes: Kenney therefore plays down a scenario some PCs hope for — that his leadership will give the party such a bump in popularity that a merger might not be necessary at all. The party could win on its own by draining Wildrose support.
"20.03.2017 02:30:06" calgaryherald.com 'Why have Nunavut if we're not going to protect Inuit rights?': Battle... To the Nunavut government, it's an update to old legislation that needs to acknowledge reality. To others, it's a dagger to the territory's heart Sandra Inutiq's anger is over proposed changes to the Education Act, passed in 2008, that promises all Inuit children guaranteed access to bilingual education by 2019 so as to produce graduates equally fluent in Inuktut and English.
"20.03.2017 02:00:08" calgaryherald.com Hockey parents fuming after playoff game decided by coin toss There is less than a month left in the NHL playoff run, but dozens of Calgary minor hockey teams are already competing for city championships. “They were working for this weekend and then for it to be taken away by the flip of a coin was pretty tough to see it in those kids eyes,” Jarvis said.
"20.03.2017 01:58:53" National Post Music Watch Canadian folk singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat in the National Post music studio.
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"20.03.2017 01:30:06" calgaryherald.com Kenney takes the helm of PC party Jason Kenney pledged on his first full day as Progressive Conservative leader to move full speed ahead on his plan to unite the Tories with the... Kenney vowed in his Saturday victory speech that his win was the beginning of the end for Premier Rachel Notley's NDP government and promised that the period after the 2019 provincial election would be a "summer of repeal," devoted to getting rid of "each
"20.03.2017 01:19:55" Timeline Photos Jim Gillespie (third from left), Executive Manager of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association, a few moments before drawing the winning ballot at the Calgary International Auto & Truck Show for a 2017 Ford Escape from the Postmedia booth.
"20.03.2017 01:00:08" calgaryherald.com Calgary cyclists fundraise for Sri Lankan kids during seven-day cycling... After being left for dead after a hit and run in 2014, a Calgary cyclist has recently finished a two-wheeled trek across the scorching trails of Oman. King was enchanted by the high mountains and deep canyons, and said heavy amounts of sunscreen were slathered on as the terrain changed and the group had to pedal through miles of sandy desert.
"20.03.2017 00:30:05" calgaryherald.com Closed-door southwest transitway consultation filmed by council candidate Critics say an attempt by a city council candidate to make public a closed-door transit consultation was a trip down the wrong track. Farkas said he secured permission from city staff to broadcast the meeting and informed tablemates of his intentions. He said it wasn't until participants began breaking into discussion groups that he was asked to discontinue the broadcast.
"20.03.2017 00:00:08" calgaryherald.com Older and wiser, former Flames Iginla and Sutter reunite with Los... Jarome Iginla was holding court on Sunday morning at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “It's kind of the whole cycle, right?” Sutter said. “You see a lot of older players and former players and guys you've coached. I've done it a few times now, the last few years. We brought Robyn Regehr back and he was able to go to the conference final
"19.03.2017 23:30:06" calgaryherald.com Calgary halal food and clothing drive serves hundreds of Muslim families... Hundreds of volunteers and families packed the Marlborough Park Community Centre for the Muslim Families Network Society's (MFNS) biannual halal... “One of our biggest challenges is we're a halal food bank. There's not a lot of food banks like that in Calgary, and we're finding it hard to find those items and they're significantly more expensive," Bakinson said.
"19.03.2017 23:00:11" calgaryherald.com Rotary Club and Calgary police promote early literacy in schools Members of the Rotary Club are promoting literacy by raising funds for the It's a Crime Not to Read program. “With this program you don't only make connections with the kids but you make connections with their families,” Bekkering said. “So you see that there are a vast amount of relationships cultivated through us just reading to kids once a month for an hour.”
"19.03.2017 22:30:06" calgaryherald.com Lazar could make his Flames debut Curtis Lazar has been with the Calgary Flames since the National Hockey League trade deadline and hasn't drawn into the lineup once. With Micheal Ferland under observation for the mumps, Curtis Lazar is expected to make his Flames debut tonight.
"19.03.2017 22:28:28" National Post Music Soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett covers Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" in the National Post music studio sessions.
"19.03.2017 22:00:09" calgaryherald.com Calgary Remand Centre renovations meant to improve prisoner safety, says... Inmate advocates hope renovations to the Calgary Remand Centre meant to more safely segregate prisoners will address long-standing concerns over... Defence lawyer Alain Hepner said the remand centre has a well-earned reputation for dangerous overcrowding and substandard conditions.
"19.03.2017 21:30:06" calgaryherald.com Kenney takes the helm of PC party Jason Kenney pledged on his first full day as Progressive Conservative leader to get cracking immediately on his plan to unite the Tories with the... Kenney reiterated Sunday that he will lead the PC party if an agreement can't be reached but said voters will “punish” any party that stands in the way of conservative unity.
"19.03.2017 21:00:21" calgaryherald.com Canada's Kaillie Humphries, Melissa Lotholz wind up second overall on... Heading into the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Humphries is once again an underdog of sorts Kaillie Humphries is a two-time Olympic bobsled champion, but she is also accustomed to life as a dark horse.
"19.03.2017 20:30:14" calgaryherald.com 'Help us give Hosanna a long and healthy life': Canadians' search for... The 11-year-old, who was abandoned as a baby in China, suffers from a blood disorder. The only cure is a bone-marrow transplant, which means... “We have never met,” the letter begins, “but when I look into my adopted daughter's eyes, I see such beauty and I know that she must have come from a lovely family.”
"19.03.2017 19:43:52" calgaryherald.com LIVE: Jason Kenney speaks about his vision for the party Newly minted Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney met with the party board on Sunday to start the ball rolling on unification. Kenney is speaking to the media now. Follow our coverage.
"19.03.2017 19:00:14" calgaryherald.com 'Beauty and the Beast' roars with monstrous $170M debut NEW YORK, N.Y. - Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales... "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases.
"19.03.2017 18:12:57" How do you get to Carnegie Hall? For one nine-year-old Calgary pianist the answer is practice, talent and an offer to study at the renowned Juilliard School. Read more here:
"19.03.2017 17:44:05" calgaryherald.com PC party executive meets with new leader to chart path forward Calgary — Newly minted Progressive Conservative leader Jason Kenney will meet with the party board on Sunday to start the ball rolling on... Kenney will speak with media about his win, and the first steps of his unity vision, today.
"19.03.2017 17:00:27" calgaryherald.com As provinces move to ditch heels in sexist dress codes, experts say... Ontario and B.C. have taken steps to ban sexist dress codes, but workplace equality experts say women still face unwritten expectations of lipstick... Researchers and human rights lawyers say a broader discussion is needed of the pressures faced by women to spend more time and money on their looks than men. Gender stereotypes can permeate all kinds of workplaces, including when it comes to physical
"19.03.2017 16:20:07" calgaryherald.com Alberta oilsands production outlook bright despite gloomy headlines The sell-off of Alberta oilsands assets by another big international player — along with big reserve writedowns, the introduction of a carbon tax... Canada's oilsands output is still expected to set new records in 2017 and climb even further in the coming years.
"19.03.2017 15:34:25" calgaryherald.com A seven-year-old is dead and a manhunt is underway for his stepfather... Nathan Dumas died Saturday after being found wounded Thursday by his mother. Police in Ontario are searching for his stepfather, who is suspected... The boy died Saturday, his stepfather is on the run, and the crime may be connected to a stabbing at a local bank that same morning. But police are not releasing how the child died nor why they've linked the investigations.
"19.03.2017 14:36:00" “Thank you for choosing the path of unity, of the future.” Kenney took 75 per cent of the leadership vote. Read the story here: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/pc-leadership-convention-candidates-make-closing-arguments-before
"19.03.2017 14:00:13" calgaryherald.com From 'Snack Pack' to leader of the Progressive Conservatives: How Jason... Jason Kenney likes to quote an old saying to describe himself, that he tends "to march toward the sound of gunfire. Described by friends as a “happy warrior” in the political realm, Kenney says he is a conviction politician who's mellowed over the years.
His political opponents see him as something else, however, and he remains a polarizing figure.
"19.03.2017 13:21:13" Don Braid writes: Kenney declared “springtime in Alberta,” but the road to union will not be any lighthearted stroll through the daffodils. Read his column here: http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/braid-kenney-wins-now-comes-the-hard-part
"19.03.2017 05:00:07" calgaryherald.com U.S. apologizes for claiming UK intelligence agency helped spy on Trump.... Intelligence sources told The Daily Telegraph that Spicer and General H.R. McMaster, the U.S. National Security adviser, apologized over the comments Asked if the allegations posed problems for the UK-U.S. relationship, he replied: “We have a close, special relationship with the White House and that allows us to raise concerns as and when they arise, as was true in this case.”
"19.03.2017 04:30:05" calgaryherald.com Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90 NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as... "Chuck Berry was a rock and roll original. A gifted guitar player, an amazing live performer, and a skilled songwriter whose music and lyrics captured the essence of 1950s teenage life," The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said in a statement.
"19.03.2017 04:00:07" calgaryherald.com Third stem cell swab clinic held for boy with acute myeloid leukemia So many people have wanted to help find a stem cell match for an Edmonton boy fighting cancer that Canadian Blood Services hosted a third clinic. The first event had 93 people wanting to donate, while the second event had 1,100 potential donors, with another 1,000 people turned away because CBS ran out of supplies..
"19.03.2017 03:30:06" calgaryherald.com Kenney sweeps to victory at PC leadership convention Jason Kenney is the new leader of the Progressive Conservative party after a sweeping victory Saturday that will likely transform Alberta politics. The former federal cabinet minister will face major hurdles as he works to bridge the divides both within his party and between the PCs and Wildrose, formed nearly a decade ago out of disgust with the PC dynasty.
"19.03.2017 03:00:07" calgaryherald.com Braid: Kenney wins – now comes the hard part By a huge majority, Alberta Progressive Conservatives voted Saturday to dive into uncertain waters, with Jason Kenney swinging the paddle. Don Braid writes: There's plenty of leftover bitterness in the PC party, whose executive Kenney will meet Sunday. Some of his opponents may resign; others won't. A good many of these people still think the PCs can win the next election. They're ardently
"19.03.2017 02:30:05" calgaryherald.com From 'Snack Pack' to leader of the Progressive Conservatives: How Jason... Jason Kenney likes to quote an old saying to describe himself, that he tends "to march toward the sound of gunfire. A high school debating champ — he jokes the school hid his prize behind a hockey trophy — Kenney was always intensely interested in politics. Yet in his early days, the future staunch conservative was a Liberal, eventually serving as executive assistant
"19.03.2017 02:00:19" calgaryherald.com Canadian gas isn't just surviving anymore, it's thriving, says Alliance... Signs that natural producers are bouncing back after six 'brutal' years, has the pipeline company mulling a 30% expansion Alliance's announcement comes after rival TransCanada Corp. said Monday it had an agreement to send an additional 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of additional Western Canadian gas to Toronto over the next 10 years.
"19.03.2017 01:30:06" calgaryherald.com Waiting game continues for Flames newest acquisition Discipline has been a point of emphasis — and a point of pride — for the Calgary Flames during their recent roll. The acquisition of Lazar was always about future fit more than immediate impact — the Flames wouldn't have surrendered a second-rounder in that trade if they didn't plan to protect him in June's expansion draft — but everybody must be curious to see the
"19.03.2017 01:00:08" calgaryherald.com Residents rally to save beloved Highland green space Over 150 marchers opposed to developing the old Highland golf course gathered at the site Saturday afternoon to urge council to reconsider the... "There's been a ton of storm flooding that's happened within this community," Symon said. "The valley is an important part of the watershed in allowing the water to properly vacate from the surrounding communities."
"19.03.2017 00:30:05" calgaryherald.com Jarome Iginla returns to Saddledome sporting different number Even four years after the Calgary Flames traded away their longtime captain, fan favourite and face-of-the-franchise, you still spot hundreds of... “True story … One of the only jerseys I ever bought was when (Wayne) Gretzky got traded to the Kings,” Iginla explained to NHL.com. “I was a huge Oiler fan growing up and I bought a Kings jersey and put on No. 88 and I put my name on the back. I was about
"19.03.2017 00:00:09" calgaryherald.com Golden eagles: The mystery and history of one of Alberta's most... When Peter Sherrington and a friend trekked up Mount Lorette in March 1992, they had no idea it would mark the start of a major biological... Back in 1992, Sherrington said golden eagle sightings were rare. But after discovering several migration routes in Kananaskis Country and the Crowsnest Pass, Sherrington had solid evidence that more than 4,000 golden eagles soared to and from their nests
"18.03.2017 23:20:19" calgaryherald.com Kenney sweeps to victory at PC leadership convention Jason Kenney is the new leader of the Progressive Conservative party after a sweeping victory Saturday that is likely to transform Alberta politics. “This party has decided to work with all Albertans to take our province back,” Kenney told a cheering crowd after winning 1,113 ballots out 1,476 votes cast by delegates at the party's first delegated convention since 1985.
"18.03.2017 22:40:55" calgaryherald.com NewsAlert: Chuck Berry dead at age 90: Police ST LOUIS, Mo. - St. Charles County, Missouri, police say rock 'n' roll visionary Chuck Berry has died at age 90 . Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, according to police.
"18.03.2017 22:00:10" calgaryherald.com Calgary police say rising cyber fraud rates are cause for concern Long gone are the days of stick-'em-up bank robberies and wild police car chases. Fraud crimes, including those involving the Internet, during the first three quarters of 2016 were up nearly 28 per cent over the previous year; in September 2016 alone, fraud-related crimes were almost double what they were in the same time period in
"18.03.2017 21:40:33" calgaryherald.com Calgary family crowdfunding to send nine-year-old piano prodigy to Juilliard School How do you get to Carnegie Hall? For one nine-year-old Calgary pianist the answer is practice, talent and an offer to study at the renowned Juilliard School. She's nine years old, she's from Calgary, and Juilliard is knocking. She's taking her piano prowess to the prestigious music school's Summer Performing Arts Program in Geneva. Click the story to see her
"18.03.2017 21:30:09" calgaryherald.com China tells U.S. to remain 'coolheaded' on North Korea as Tillerson... China pledged to maintain U.N. sanctions on North Korea but said Security Council resolutions had included 'clear provisions for efforts to resume... In a joint news conference Saturday in Beijing with China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, Tillerson chose to play down differences with Beijing, stressing that both countries share the goal of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.
"18.03.2017 21:00:11" calgaryherald.com 'Win-win situation': G20 yields to Trump administration and drops pledge... By comparison, last year's meeting called on them to resist "all forms" of protectionism, which can include border tariffs and rules that keep out... Some advocates, like the International Monetary Fund, readily concede that the benefits of free trade have been uneven across societies, as less skilled workers lose out and the better trained prosper. But they argue that trade restrictions will not help
"18.03.2017 20:30:09" calgaryherald.com Man shot dead at Paris airport after trying to steal soldier's rifle... Earlier, the same man fired birdshot at officers during a traffic stop and used a weapon to steal a vehicle. The anti-terrorism division is... The attacker's motives were unknown. After the airport attack, his father and brother were detained by police for questioning Saturday — standard operating procedure in such probes.
"18.03.2017 19:57:23" calgaryherald.com Yedlin: Oil's shaky roller-coaster ride not slowing A general sense of optimism about oil prices emerged from the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston last week. Rising American production is never a positive development for Canada, which led ATB Financial to conclude in a research note Wednesday that “any meaningful increases to the price of oil this year” is unlikely.
"18.03.2017 19:19:17" calgaryherald.com PC leadership convention: Candidates make closing arguments before... With provincial Progressive Conservatives poised to select a new leader Saturday after a campaign dominated by the issue of uniting-the-right,... As candidates made their closing arguments in speeches Saturday morning, Starke warned that a new united conservative party as called for by frontrunner Jason Kenney would be vulnerable to repeats of Wildrose controversies of the past and present.
"18.03.2017 18:30:10" calgaryherald.com Federal budget to offer disabled veterans a lifetime pension by end of year The Liberal government will commit in Wednesday's federal budget to offer disabled veterans the option of a lifetime pension by the end of the... While the actual details of the pension will be worked out in the coming months, the commitment to a specific timeline will mark an important benchmark for the Liberals' signature election promise to veterans.
"18.03.2017 18:15:43" calgaryherald.com Former Kenney campaign organizer Alan Hallman charged with assault Assault charges are being laid against Alan Hallman, former campaign organizer for PC candidate Jason Kenney, after he was arrested Friday night at... Blaise Boehmer, spokesman for the Kenney campaign, said Hallman was removed by security from the Kenney campaign's hospitality suite, but doesn't know why.
"18.03.2017 18:00:17" calgaryherald.com Be Beauty and the Beast's guest, with a brand new Belle who is more than... Chris Knight: So we have a perfectly serviceable retelling, with modern effects and even an IMAX release Planning to see Beauty and the Beast in theatres this weekend? Read our review:
"18.03.2017 17:37:11" Timeline Photos We are covering the Alberta PC convention live today. Follow our coverage here: #pcldr http://ow.ly/MNCp30a29g6
"18.03.2017 17:30:12" calgaryherald.com Canadian 'hacker-for-hire' targeted tens of thousands of accounts, court... An expert alleges Karim Baratov ran a Russian-language website where customers can enter an email address and, for a modest fee, the company will... The U.S. charges against the flamboyant 22-year-old relate to only a fraction of the hacks he has conducted over the years, according to documents unsealed in Ontario court Friday.
"18.03.2017 17:04:29" calgaryherald.com Former Jason Kenney organizer charged with assault after arrest at PC... A former Jason Kenney campaign organizer has been charged with assault after an incident at the Progressive Conservative leadership convention. Hallman was cuffed by security and kept in a room until police arrived just after 1 a.m. He was charged with common assault and released on a promise to appear.
"18.03.2017 17:00:22" calgaryherald.com Yedlin: Oil's shaky roller-coaster ride not slowing A general sense of optimism about oil prices emerged from the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston last week. Deborah Yedlin writes: What must be remembered is that oil, because of where it's produced and consumed, trades on imperfect information. But digging into the numbers today offers reason for optimism, longer term.
"18.03.2017 16:30:11" calgaryherald.com Calgary Flames prospect Matthew Phillips hits 50-goal plateau in WHL This was a golden opportunity, and Matthew Phillips knew it.
A sixth-round selection of the Calgary Flames, the 18-year-old Phillips needed to... “When I got hauled down, I was kind of thinking, 'Ok, what more chance do you want here? Put it in the net already,' ” Phillips said. “So I was pretty nervous. But lucky enough, it worked out.”
"18.03.2017 16:01:00" Herald columnist Don Braid is at the PC Convention this weekend. Find out what he has to say and read his column here: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/braid-pcs-begin-their-weirdest-convention-ever
"18.03.2017 15:30:13" calgaryherald.com Eric Francis: Giordano leads Flames to important victory He opened the night with a rather abrupt introduction to Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen.
Pressing hard for an opening goal, Mark Giordano's... Eric Francis writes: It was no. 5 who led the charge to ensure his team made good on Must-Win Night with a bounce-back effort the coaches (and fans) needed to see.
"18.03.2017 15:00:15" calgaryherald.com Trump denies having a bad meeting with Merkel then accuses Germany of... One day after meeting Merkel, Trump said the U.S. 'must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defence it provides to Germany!' Trump wrote, “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.”
He added, “Nevertheless, Germany owes … vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very
"18.03.2017 14:36:32" Calgary Herald's cover photo Leah Hennel took this photograph of Jada Naderi with the University of Calgary Gymnastics Club chalking her hands before competing with fellow club members in the International Cup at the University of Calgary on Friday.
"18.03.2017 14:30:09" calgaryherald.com Cleanup, testing underway after crude leaks from pipeline west of Bragg... BRAGG CREEK, Alta. — Alberta's Energy Regulator says a pipeline has leaked crude oil in southwestern Alberta. AER spokeswoman Monica Hermary says it's not known how much crude has leaked.
"18.03.2017 13:55:29" calgaryherald.com Man killed after trying to grab Paris airport soldier's gun Police did not immediately provide a motive or identify the attacker, though the Paris prosecutor's office said he was 39 and had a record of... Soldiers at Paris' busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said.
"18.03.2017 13:25:37" National Post Music Watch The JUNO Awards nominated artist Coleman Hell in the National Post music studio performing an unplugged version of "Fireproof".
"18.03.2017 13:09:51" calgaryherald.com Flames bounce back with victory over Dallas Stars Michael Stone glanced across the locker room at his goaltender, slowly peeling off his gear.
“I don't know how he's feeling today,” Stone said. Although he was still feeling a bit green on St. Patrick's Day, Elliott returned to the crease and was his stingy self in Friday's 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
He delivered 24 saves, extending his personal run to 10 straight Ws.
"18.03.2017 04:07:13" calgaryherald.com Flames bounce back with victory over Dallas Stars Over the past couple of days, the buzzword around the Saddledome was 'reboot.'
The Calgary Flames rebounded from their first loss... The Flames, anxious to start another streak after the end of their record-setting 10-game tear, are now 11-1 in their past dozen dates.
"18.03.2017 04:05:25" calgaryherald.com Paramedics union raises concerns about funding for ambulance services The union representing paramedics employed by Alberta Health Services says reduced funding for ambulance services in the provincial budget could... A code red, or lack of ambulances, in Calgary Thursday led to 45 additional units being drawn into the city to respond to 911 calls as slippery conditions led to a spike in injuries from falls.
"18.03.2017 03:55:03" calgaryherald.com Energy watchdog rejects Suncor's tailings cleanup plan that it would... Alberta's energy watchdog has rejected Suncor Energy's plans to clean up tailings at its Base Plant oilsands mine, finding the company's proposal... The Alberta Energy Regulator ordered all oilsands producers to prepare long-term plans to clean up their tailings and ensure the waste meets certain environmental standards within 10 years of the mine closing.
"18.03.2017 02:25:54" calgaryherald.com Braid: PCs begin their weirdest convention ever A grand old party holds its breath, on the edge of self-extinction.
By Saturday evening, Alberta's Progressive Conservatives will know if... Braid: "By Saturday evening, Alberta's Progressive Conservatives will know if they're to continue as a proud but dilapidated party, or perhaps dissolve into attempted union with Wildrose."
"18.03.2017 01:55:05" calgaryherald.com Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi gives thumbs down to provincial budget's... Calgary's mayor is panning an Alberta provincial budget that on Thursday cut funding to the Alberta Media Fund used to entice film and television... "Instead of increasing the fund from $36.8 million to $50 million, they seem to have cut it … which is really strangling a very important industry in a growth phase, here in the province, very early on. That's a very bad thing.”
"18.03.2017 01:26:39" calgaryherald.com Dangerous driver sentenced to 30 months for Okotoks cyclist's death Convicted dangerous driver Joely Lambourn dabbed away a tear on Friday as a judge ordered her to serve 30 months behind bars for the death of an... The Court of Queen's Bench judge said there were a number of aggravating factors which called for a 30-month sentence.
"18.03.2017 00:19:21" calgaryherald.com Calgarian pleads down to manslaughter charge in death of Red Deer man Red Deer man Levi Marance was repeatedly stabbed in a Calgary apartment with a chisel, a court heard Friday. Marance was stabbed 13 times by Jesse Sky Copenace and a youth, inside a suite at a 19 Street N.W. apartment building.
"18.03.2017 00:00:34" calgaryherald.com Calgarian to pay homage to Vimy Ridge with flute fashioned from battlefield Calgarian Ryan Mullens is breathing into life a legacy rescued from a landscape of death and national triumph. A century after Canadian soldier Lieut. Leslie Miller collected oak acorns from the desolate, shell-ravaged Vimy Ridge as a memento of hope, former military reservist Mullens is making music with their musical offspring.
"17.03.2017 23:54:18" calgaryherald.com Man sentenced to 13 years for attempted murder in shooting that left... Would-be killer Kinnon Sutherland bowed and shook his head slightly on Friday as a Calgary judge sentenced him to 13 years in prison for leaving... Sutherland attacked Pierre because he was angry the victim was dating his ex-girlfriend, who was also the mother of the gunman's child.
"17.03.2017 23:49:05" calgaryherald.com Alberta PC leadership convention begins Jason Kenney entered the Progressive Conservative leadership convention Friday serenely confident of a victory that will fundamentally... If Kenney wins, he will immediately request a meeting with Wildrose Leader Brian Jean to discuss unity.
"17.03.2017 23:27:33" calgaryherald.com Drunk driver suicidal over death of young girl, wishes he died in the... Drunk driver Karl Schwarz was so distraught over killing a young Calgary girl, he attempted to take his own life, his lawyer said Friday. “Mr. Schwarz has been suicidal since the day of the accident ..."
"17.03.2017 22:38:07" calgaryherald.com Triple murderer Douglas Garland appeals his convictions in the deaths of... Triple murderer Douglas Garland has appealed his convictions in the brutal torture deaths of a Calgary couple and their little grandson. Defence lawyer Kim Ross filed Garland's notice of appeal on Friday, seeking a retrial on three counts of first-degree murder.
"17.03.2017 22:05:05" calgaryherald.com Calgary police release new information in sexual assault investigation Calgary police say new CCTV footage shows that a man who allegedly inappropriately touched a woman after claiming to be a ride share driver also... Police allege the man drove the woman to her home, insisted on walking her to the door and allegedly made unwanted verbal comments before inappropriately touching the woman multiple times.
"17.03.2017 21:45:06" calgaryherald.com Calgary international gymnastics competition showcases best gymnasts in... Elite athletes from across Canada, the United States and China will be tumbling, flipping and balancing their way to a hopeful title this... The University of Calgary International Cup (UCIC) is Canada's largest gymnastics competition with close to 1,100 athletes ranging in age from seven up to adult national team members.
"17.03.2017 21:30:11" calgaryherald.com Poseidon Concepts executive 'obviously deceitful' in breach of... A former officer with failed Calgary oilfield services firm Poseidon Concepts Corp. exhibited "deliberate and obviously deceitful" conduct that led... Joseph Anton Kostelecky, the former executive vice-president of Poseidon responsible for overseeing the company's U.S. operations, is guilty of failing to maintain necessary books and records and perpetrating a fraud.
"17.03.2017 21:20:05" calgaryherald.com Bodies of American snowshoers recovered from avalanche near Lake Louise The bodies of two snowshoers caught in an avalanche near Lake Louise have been recovered.
The missing snowshoers were recovered on Friday... Avalanche conditions are rated high to extreme in the mountain parks.
"17.03.2017 21:15:09" calgaryherald.com Painted Pony's largest shareholder considers challenge to $230M deal Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd.'s largest shareholder is threatening to protest the Calgary producer's acquisition of a private operator, arguing the... Painted Pony plans to buy UGR Blair Creek Ltd., a privately held natural gas producer in northeastern British Columbia, for $229.6-million in shares, plus $47 million in debt.
"17.03.2017 21:00:14" calgaryherald.com Debt-filled budget 'prudent' and 'absolutely manageable,' Rachel Notley... Laying off workers and delaying construction to balance the budget would do more harm than good, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said Friday. Notley said laying off thousands of workers and delaying hospital and school construction would have done more harm to the province in the long run.
"17.03.2017 20:31:58" calgaryherald.com Calgary police reviewing graffiti in northwest park Calgary police say they are investigating graffiti found in a green space near Ranchlands Estates Place N.W. “Our Hate Crime Coordinator also reviews cases where graffiti carries potentially hateful messages to see if it meets the threshold of being a hate crime," police said in a statement.
"17.03.2017 20:31:23" calgaryherald.com One dead after two small planes collide, crash at Promenades St-Bruno The police confirm that at least three more were injured in the incident at the shopping centre, which is being evacuated One plane ended up on the roof of the mall, the second crashed in the parking lot.
"17.03.2017 19:59:37" Balloonatic fined Daniel Boria has been fined $6,500 for his Up-inspired balloon stunt.
"17.03.2017 19:45:14" calgaryherald.com Tour-tested golf courses in Palm Springs area both beauty and beast LA QUINTA, Calif. — The finishing stretch of the Stadium Course at PGA West features a greenside bunker that is 20 feet deep, bringing all new... If you're heading to Palm Springs, don't forget your clubs.
"17.03.2017 19:30:13" calgaryherald.com Fortney: Would you like a resume with your free coffee? It started off as a joke, one made after yet another day of unsuccessful job hunting. While the two millennials grew up in the age of social media and the Internet, they justifiably felt it wasn't serving their needs when it came to selling themselves to prospective employers.
“We wanted to get back to face-to-face interactions,” explains
"17.03.2017 19:15:07" calgaryherald.com Moody's, DBRS cast worried eye on Alberta's debt and recovery hopes... Credit rating agencies are reviewing the Alberta budget this week, but have yet to announce any downgrades Credit ratings agencies are concerned about Alberta's rising debt and continued deficits
"17.03.2017 19:00:30" news.nationalpost.com Best five cities for street food From crispy mussel pancakes in Bangkok, Thailand to freshly-baked simit in Istanbul, Turkey, taking it to the streets is one of the best ways to... Which city has the world's best street food scene? A look at the top five destinations for curbside bites. #life #travel
"17.03.2017 18:44:37" calgaryherald.com Michael Stone shrugs off shoulder injury, returns to Flames lineup He's not Irish, but maybe Michael Stone is the Calgary Flames' lucky charm. We'll find out tonight. It's been up and down for the Dallas Stars. They were thumped 7-1 by the Oilers on Tuesday, then rallied to beat the Canucks 4-2 last night.
"17.03.2017 18:00:39" news.nationalpost.com Type 2 diabetes can be cured in four months The researchers said the program worked because it gave the insulin-producing pancreas 'a rest and decreases fat stores in the body, which in turn... Type 2 diabetes can be cured in four months — if you cut calories and exercise, research shows. #health
"17.03.2017 17:41:23" calgaryherald.com Kenneth Fowler pleads guilty to breaching securities laws in TIE... The second man accused in the $27 million TIE Mortgage Corp. fraud case has pled guilty to three counts of breaching Alberta securities laws. Kenneth Fowler, the second man accused in the $27-million TIE Mortgage Corp. fraud case has pleaded guilty.
"17.03.2017 17:36:04" calgaryherald.com Nenshi versus Bettman: What they said about a new Calgary arena NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who slammed the Saddledome as an “old, antiquated, inefficient building,” was in Calgary Wednesday to repeat his... Both said their meeting was cordial and candid. That's about all they agreed on.
"17.03.2017 17:35:05" calgaryherald.com Unrepentant Balloon Guy fined $6,500 for 'unconscionably stupid'... Comparing himself to historical pioneers, a somewhat unrepentant Daniel Boria on Friday vowed to continue publicity stunts in the future like his... “I chose to fly a chair not because it is easy, but because it is hard,” Daniel Boria said of his Up-inspired stunt.
"17.03.2017 16:30:29" calgaryherald.com Gallery: Clean living has never been easier A host of products, from drugstore lipstick to luxury duvets for those that like to keep it natural.
La Tierra is a Canadian... Keeping it real, and natural/
"17.03.2017 16:00:49" calgaryherald.com Our Town: 25 years of experimental filmmaking for less than $100 Nineteen-seventy-eight was a big year for Hollywood. The Deer Hunter was released and Woody Allen's Annie Hall won the Academy Award for Best... Here's why independent filmmaking started to bloom in Calgary in the late 70's.
"17.03.2017 15:45:12" driving.ca Motor Mouth: Trump's fuel economy changes could be disaster for Canada The more regulations an automaker has to comply with, the higher its costs will be driving.ca: Tinkering with fuel economy regulations could mean different standards for different countries – and higher prices for new cars and trucks. #autos
"17.03.2017 15:30:21" calgaryherald.com Happy Campers: Let us help you find a summer camp before it's too late My father was a stickler for many things, including table manners. When he grew weary of telling his children to chew with their mouths closed, get... This is a big challenge for parents this time of year. Swerve offers this guide to making the right choices.
"17.03.2017 15:00:32" calgaryherald.com Valji & Ganesh: 3 arguments against vaccinations and why they don't make... Many serious bacterial infections have dramatically decreased since the advent of vaccinations, so much so that most physicians in the developed... Two doctors look at some of the arguments against vaccinating your child.
"17.03.2017 14:45:10" business.financialpost.com Downsizing her $3 million family home key to upsizing this woman's... Even if the woman, who predictably lives in B.C., sells she can still buy a $2 million house and invest the rest Just a year from retirement, this woman has 83% of her wealth tied up in her $3 million home. What should she do? #business
"17.03.2017 12:39:53" calgaryherald.com Q&A: What research at two Alberta border lakes revealed about the first... The first humans who crossed from northeast Asia into North America quickly ran into an impassable roadblock: a towering wall where two continental... After crossing from Asia, how did the first humans on this continent move south from Alaska and the Yukon?Some of the answers were found in the mud of two lakes in the Rockies.
"17.03.2017 05:13:37" No cash for Green Line in 2017 budget Reporter Annalise Klingbeil on Budget 2017: "Ceci told reporters until Calgary city council finalizes the route and price tag, the NDP government will remain the odd man out in a project that's received $1.5 billion commitments from each the federal
"17.03.2017 05:00:22" calgaryherald.com Stretching out in Parrot Cay: Indulge the senses with yoga, massages at... Parrot Cay features homes owned by the rich and famous that are available to rent. "It's a kind of La La Land," says Nadia Razak, Parrot Cay... Indulge the senses with yoga, massages at exclusive retreat in Turks and Caicos. #travel
"17.03.2017 05:00:22" calgaryherald.com What to cook now: Something salty and sweet, with a little heat and meat This beef and rice bowl that makes just enough for two, and takes just 35 minutes to whip up This is a very tasty and very quick rice bowl recipe.
"17.03.2017 04:54:30" calgaryherald.com Winners and losers in Alberta's 2017 budget EDMONTON — The Alberta government released its budget Thursday. Here are some of the winners and losers:
Grade School Students and... Budget 2017's score board.
"17.03.2017 04:48:59" Craft distillers get boost in 2017 budget Reporter Amanda Stephenson on Budget 2017: "The Notley government announced in Thursday's budget a plan to grow the province's craft distillery business. While details were not provided, Finance Minister Joe Ceci said it will be modelled on the Alberta
"17.03.2017 04:32:52" School fees slashed in 2017 Budget Reporter Eva Ferguson on Budget 2017: "And while specifics on how much fees will be reduced and where the new facilities will be built are unclear, the provincial budget released Wednesday by the NDP government vows to “make a real difference” in the
"17.03.2017 04:30:18" calgaryherald.com In the wilds of Mongolia: Horses, sand dunes and stargazing You can go hours, even days, without seeing another human while travelling through Mongolia's countryside This would be a vacation off the beaten path.
"17.03.2017 04:23:30" Cash for court system in 2017 Alberta budget Reporter Bill Kaufmann on Budget 2017: "The province says it's devoting $14.5 million to break the logjam in court proceedings that have seen 200 criminal cases stayed in the first two months of the year."
"17.03.2017 04:12:49" 2017 Budget leans on oils & gas recovery Business reporter Reid Southwick on Budget 2017: "The province estimates two big pipeline projects – Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge's Line 3 replacement – will increase the value of Alberta bitumen, leading to an additional $10
"17.03.2017 03:44:30" calgaryherald.com Collision with bridge clogs Deerfoot Trail traffic Traffic on southbound Deerfoot Trail is being impacted after a vehicle struck a bridge in the northeast. Det. Travis Ibach with the Calgary Police Service said police have closed one southbound lane on Deerfoot Trail as crews clear debris off the road and engineers examine the bridge.
"17.03.2017 03:32:09" Deborah Yedlin on Budget 2017 Calgary Herald columnist Deborah Yedlin on Budget 2017: "With $45 billion in debt on the balance sheet, suffice to say there won't be a credit rating upgrade."
"17.03.2017 03:22:53" Don Braid on Budget 2017 Political columnist Don Braid on Budget 2017: "The NDP had better be right, or this province is screwed. It's latest budget is a high-risk balancing act that could, if the assumptions prove wrong, collapse like a cheap tent, leading to unprecedented
"17.03.2017 03:10:49" Chris Varcoe on Budget 2017 Business columnist Chris Varcoe on Budget 2017: "There's a little bit of good, a lot more bad and a whole bunch of ugly buried within the Alberta government's budget released Thursday."
"17.03.2017 03:00:29" calgaryherald.com Meatballs go Scandinavian: Embracing the art of hygge one bite at a time Meatballs turn up in many cultures, says the author of Scandinavian Comfort Food, who offers her grandmother's meatballs (frikadeller) with an... Hygge is hot, even in regards to meatballs.
"17.03.2017 03:00:29" calgaryherald.com Unfinished for 40 years, Orson Welles' final film 'The Other Side of the... From when it first began shooting, the film was marred by production issues after the U.S. government shut down filming and a a producer stole... The story behind this movie may be better than the actual film
"17.03.2017 02:58:57" calgaryherald.com Trump's budget boosts military but cuts GOP, Dem favourites WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America's government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised... It would make a big down payment on the U.S.-Mexico border wall, which Trump repeatedly promised the Mexicans would pay for. American taxpayers will, at least for now. Thursday's proposal calls for an immediate $1.4 billion infusion with an additional
"17.03.2017 01:35:03" calgaryherald.com EMS declare 'Code Red' after responding to more than 200 incidents Icy conditions had ambulance crews stretched thin after receiving twice their normal call volume on Thursday morning. “Code Red” — or a lack of ambulances — was issued on Thursday morning after EMS received over 200 calls between 7 a.m. and noon, including 105 falls due to ice and snow.
Thain said EMS crews usually respond to around 100 incidents on an average morning.
"17.03.2017 01:07:33" calgaryherald.com Yedlin: Meaningful diversification agenda missing from budget The NDP government's budget – strategically timed to occupy the airwaves in advance of the Progressive Conservative leadership convention... Yedlin: "We're now in year two of that commitment, and in the context of what needs to be achieved when it comes to diversifying the economy, $125 million a year over two years, is pixie dust."
"17.03.2017 01:00:26" calgaryherald.com Analysts bullish on oil despite fears over U.S. storage levels, rising... Analysts remain bullish on oil despite fears that slumping prices could cause OPEC to abandon its six-month output agreement Consider this encouraging if you follow oil prices.
"17.03.2017 01:00:25" calgaryherald.com Review: Be Beauty and the Beast's guest, with a brand new Belle So we have a perfectly serviceable retelling, with modern effects and even an IMAX release Belle steps forth in this remake of Beauty and the Beast.
"17.03.2017 00:55:06" calgaryherald.com Calgary man training for marathon lost for over ten hours in the Kananaskis What should have been a 50-km run through the Kananaskis turned into a test of survival skills when a Calgary man got lost for more than 10 hours. Yon was ill-equipped to spend the night in the wilderness with no extra water, no light source, and a small amount of food.
"17.03.2017 00:40:05" calgaryherald.com Éirinn go Brách: Five Irish Calgarians worth celebrating on St. Paddy's Day They say everyone is a little bit Irish on March 17. But as we prepare to lift a pint of green beer to St. As we prepare to lift a pint of green beer to St. Paddy on Friday, first consider a toast to these five authentic Irish Calgarians who helped enrich our city with their courage, wit and resilience. Sláinte!
"17.03.2017 00:15:04" calgaryherald.com Family sues over vicious police dog attack on boy that left him with... The family of a Calgary boy attacked by an off-duty police dog in the child's home have filed a $600,000 lawsuit against the city and the canine's... The incident last March 30, left the boy suffering severe bite wounds to his right leg and post traumatic stress, a condition also affecting his parents, who witnessed the attack, the claim states.
"17.03.2017 00:05:06" calgaryherald.com Francis: Loss on more than just goaltender The easy thing to do would be to pin it on the goalie.
Just like old times.
Fact is, what did the Calgary Flames in for their first loss in... Eric Francis says the loss to the Bruins was very much a team effort.
"16.03.2017 23:46:44" calgaryherald.com Nine-year-old marks one year of recovery since brain injury When Ethan Nielson was airlifted to hospital on March 17, 2016, he was put in a palliative suite.
In a coma and suffering severe traumatic brain... In a coma and suffering severe traumatic brain injury after being struck by a vehicle in Cranston as he was walking home from a piano lesson, the doctors didn't expect him to survive.
"16.03.2017 23:30:16" calgaryherald.com Review: Take a second hit of Trainspotting, with its equally rollicking... Chris Knight: The movie rollicks and caroms forward and a little sideways, like the designated drinker at the end of a long pub crawl Choose life and a return to Glasgow with the lads in the Trainspotting sequel.
"16.03.2017 22:31:31" calgaryherald.com NDP injects $14.5 million into court system to break logjam Busting trial delays that are handcuffing criminal prosecutions is the goal of funding hikes to the justice department. “We are addressing long-standing backlogs and staffing pressures by investing new money in Crown prosecution and other areas of our justice system, helping to fulfil the Supreme Court's Jordan decision,” said Finance Minister Joe Ceci
“Albertans deserve a
"16.03.2017 22:20:48" calgaryherald.com NDP budget leans heavily on oil and gas recovery While Alberta's oil and gas industry limps away from a blistering two-year rout, the NDP government will rely heavily on energy to bolster economic... Following a punishing two-year downturn, the government is banking on oil and gas to help fuel the recovery. It expects exports – especially oilsands exports – will drive the economic rebound.
"16.03.2017 22:10:06" calgaryherald.com Education budget to reduce fees and build schools Calgary families with kids in school are expected to benefit from a reduction in school fees and funding for up to five new schools over the next... "While specifics on how much fees will be reduced and where the new facilities will be built are unclear, the provincial budget released Wednesday by the NDP government vows to “make a real difference” in the lives of Alberta families."
"16.03.2017 21:57:28" calgaryherald.com No Green Line funding in NDP budget While Finance Minister Joe Ceci committed to “improve public transit across" Alberta in Thursday's budget address, Calgary's massive multi-billion... The Alberta NDP's 2017-18 budget, offers no financial commitment and makes no mention of the 46-kilometre light rail transit line that will stretch across the city from Seton to North Pointe.
"16.03.2017 21:53:37" calgaryherald.com Calgary gets new long-term care facility, supportive housing for addictions A new 200-bed long-term care facility to be built in Calgary is among the larger of several capital initiatives announced in Thursday's. A new 200-bed long-term care facility to be built in Calgary ... The $131-million standalone facility is to be built in Bridgeland over four years, the government said.
"16.03.2017 21:45:37" calgaryherald.com Alberta government to roll out grant program for craft distillers A new government grant program aimed at giving Alberta's craft distillers a boost will be modelled on an existing program for craft beer makers,... “The Alberta small brewery grant program is creating jobs and driving new investment,” Ceci said in his budget address. “This year, we are going to build on the success of our craft brewing program and work to model a similar program for Alberta's craft
"16.03.2017 21:39:26" calgaryherald.com Braid: A budget that gambles with Alberta's future The NDP had better be right, or this province is screwed.
Its latest budget is a high-risk balancing act that could, if the assumptions prove... Braid: "The Progressive Conservatives often made optimistic revenue forecasts to justify high spending. This NDP budget raises the tactic to high art.
Even if everything goes according to the shaky plan, the province's cash debt will total more than $71
"16.03.2017 21:31:44" calgaryherald.com Alberta NDP posts $10.3 billion shortfall in provincial budget EDMONTON - Alberta will continue to swim in red ink despite “green shoots” in the economy as the NDP government's provincial budget released... While Finance Minister Joe Ceci sees “green shoots” in the economy in forecasting a “modest” rebound of 2.6 per cent GDP growth, he said the government can't afford to take its foot off the pedal.
“There are choices to be made,” Ceci told reporters at the
"16.03.2017 21:30:15" calgaryherald.com Trudeau says he still believes Trump promise to seek only minor tweaks... Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he takes President Donald Trump at his word when it comes to upcoming trade negotiations and continues to... Do you believe that Trump only seeks to "tweak" NAFTA?
"16.03.2017 21:07:20" calgaryherald.com Former homeless foundation member Robin Wortman granted bail on sex charges Former Calgary Homeless Foundation board of directors member Robin Wortman, who faces sex-related charges, has been granted bail. Prosecutor Richelle Freiheit presented 22 different conditions Wortman must abide by, including he have no contact with his two alleged victims, or any unsupervised contact with any youths, other than family members.
"16.03.2017 21:00:26" calgaryherald.com Shares in Canada Goose soar in debut, CEO vows to continue to use fur in... Shares in Canada Goose soared in its initial public offering Thursday in Toronto and New York as the head of the luxury parka manufacturer defended... A roaring start for the Canada Goose IPO.
"16.03.2017 20:55:05" calgaryherald.com Regulator clears naturopath in Alberta boy's meningitis death that saw... Ezekiel Stephan died from a brain inflammation in 2012 after his parents had for days treated the 19-month-old with non-medical, natural products The province's College of Naturopathic Doctors says there was “no evidence” to find Tracey Tannis guilty of unprofessional conduct, concluding that she never saw or examined the child — or even knew that the herbal remedy was for someone with the deadly
"16.03.2017 20:30:14" calgaryherald.com Canadian Pacific Railway cuts executive perks after criticism Canadian Pacific Railway is cutting back on perks for its top executives and changing the way they're paid in response to shareholder frustration... This depends on how you define "cut back".
"16.03.2017 20:00:35" calgaryherald.com Tastes like chicken: Lab-grown poultry could shake up the meat industry Memphis Meats says it has produced "the world's first clean poultry" – chicken and duck grown in a lab from harvested cells Are you ready for lab-grown poultry?
"16.03.2017 19:30:13" calgaryherald.com Redwood Meadows joins Tsuut'ina fight against Springbank dry dam The community of Redwood Meadows has joined the Tsuut'ina Nation in a renewed fight against the Springbank dry dam project, citing concerns around... The latest on the Springbank dam proposal.
"16.03.2017 19:00:20" calgaryherald.com Melee at Airdrie Walmart after woman detained for theft Police in Airdrie are asking the public for help identifying two suspects after a theft and assault at Walmart. A bit of craziness at your local Walmart, if you live or shop in Airdrie.
"16.03.2017 18:46:29" calgaryherald.com U.S. court upholds reduction of Wideman suspension for colliding with... A U.S. district court ruled against the NHL in the League's effort to overturn the reduction of Dennis Wideman's suspension by a neutral arbitrator... Closing this particular chapter for the Calgary Flames.
"16.03.2017 18:43:14" National Post Music Bobby Bazini dropped by our studio to perform his hit 'C'est La Vie'
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"16.03.2017 18:15:08" driving.ca Navigating the costs of navigation updates Often the love affair between factory nav systems and their owners hits a major detour when it comes time to update them driving.ca: In case you needed another reason to use your phone's navigation instead. #autos
"16.03.2017 17:10:10" Calgary Herald's cover photo A great horned owl on its nest in the wind west of Nanton on Wednesday March 15, 2017.
"16.03.2017 16:49:27" calgaryherald.com Matthew Perry says he once beat up Justin Trudeau when they were kids Years later, Trudeau has gone on to become none other than Prime Minister, which Perry happily takes credit for Perry, who grew up in Canada, said he and a friend bullied Trudeau in the fifth grade and gave him a solid beat down when they were 12 and he was 10.
Why? “Pure jealousy.”
"16.03.2017 16:35:09" calgaryherald.com Varcoe: Time for an Alberta budget that plans a way back to surplus Joe Ceci gave soccer cleats to a young man at the legislature this week, instead of buying new dress shoes as finance ministers often do before... Economists say it can be done, without detrimental impact to front-line services.
"16.03.2017 16:15:09" calgaryherald.com On budget eve, NDP feels pressure to cut government spending EDMONTON — As Finance Minister Joe Ceci prepares to deliver his third provincial budget on Thursday, the NDP government is under pressure from... But will they? We'll find out later today. Stay tuned for complete coverage and in-depth analysis of Budget 2017, beginning at 3 p.m.
"16.03.2017 15:50:15" calgaryherald.com Five facts about a phone payment system for Calgary Transit Using your cellphone to pay for a ride on Calgary Transit is one step closer to reality after a city committee endorsed a $5. A few things to know about mobile payments for Calgary Transit, which inched a little bit closer to reality Wednesday.
"16.03.2017 15:24:56" calgaryherald.com Analysts remain bullish on oil despite all the fears Analysts remain bullish on oil despite fears that slumping prices could cause OPEC to abandon its six-month output agreement Oil prices on Wednesday regained some of their recent losses, but remain below the US$50-per-barrel threshold.
"16.03.2017 14:58:15" calgaryherald.com Collision with bridge clogs Deerfoot Trail traffic Traffic on southbound Deerfoot Trail is being impacted after a vehicle struck a bridge in the northeast. FYI if you're heading out onto Deerfoot this morning.
"16.03.2017 14:42:27" calgaryherald.com Regulator clears naturopath in Alberta boy's meningitis death Ezekiel Stephan died from a brain inflammation in 2012 after his parents had for days treated the 19-month-old with non-medical, natural products The disciplinary complaint has been tossed out. The College of Naturopathic Doctors says there was “no evidence” to find Tracey Tannis guilty of unprofessional conduct.
"16.03.2017 13:51:18" news.nationalpost.com Regulator clears naturopath in meningitis death Ezekiel Stephan died from the brain inflammation in March 2012, after the parents had for days treated the 19-month-old with non-medical, natural... She prescribed echinacea but never saw or examined the child and didn't know how ill he was.
"16.03.2017 13:36:24" calgaryherald.com Bettman presses case for new arena to replace 'old, antiquated building' The question alone threw Gary Bettman off guard.
What, the commissioner of the National Hockey League was asked, are the short-comings of the... When Kid Rock performs at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena in early September, the first act to Christen the new building, it will officially make the Scotiabank Saddledome the second oldest NHL arena in the (now) 31-team loop.
"16.03.2017 13:30:19" calgaryherald.com 5 live sounds: Calgary music you won't want to miss this week Ben Caplan brings the beard to Festival Hall, while the Kronos Quartet plays “Baba O'Riley.” A week of exceptional music talent in Calgary just ahead.
"16.03.2017 12:53:29" calgaryherald.com 'Doing the funny': Calgary-native Elisha Cuthbert on comedy, reuniting... When actress Elisha Cuthbert first appears as Mary in the hockey-comedy sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers, her character is drunk and rowdy at a bar. Catching up with Elisha Cuthbert.
"16.03.2017 05:00:36" news.nationalpost.com In Maryland, follow Harriet Tubman's footsteps A new visitors' centre in Maryland explores the history of one of the state's most famous figures, the Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist... In Maryland, visitors can follow Harriet Tubman's footsteps at a new Underground Railroad centre. #travel
"16.03.2017 04:45:04" calgaryherald.com Edmonton pushes to become Canada's autonomous vehicle testing capital Edmonton's conversation about a single test track for autonomous vehicles is quickly becoming a debate about much more. “They need to test in... “They need to test in winter climates. What better city than Edmonton?” said Coun. Andrew Knack, pushing for city council to embrace the effort and become the leading cold-weather test site for this technology in Canada.
"16.03.2017 04:35:05" calgaryherald.com Justin Trudeau introduces play about Canada on 9/11 to Broadway audience... Come From Away, which had its official Broadway opening on Sunday, is set in remote Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Created by husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, “Come From Away” is set in the remote East Coast town of Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The town saw its population double in size after local residents
"16.03.2017 04:25:05" calgaryherald.com Trump's revised travel ban blocked by judge in Hawaii hours before it... Donald Trump called the latest ruling an example of 'unprecedented judicial overreach' and said his administration would appeal it to the U.S.... Another day, another judicial ruling against Trump's travel ban.
"16.03.2017 04:15:24" calgaryherald.com U.S. charges 22-year-old Canadian Karim Baratov and two Russian spies... Russian government agents allegedly paid the Canadian to hack U.S. Internet companies. A Facebook page shows him posing with luxury cars with... He is wanted for allegedly working for Russian agents.
"16.03.2017 04:07:37" calgaryherald.com Bruins end Flames winning streak As the saying goes, all good things come to an end.
You knew the Calgary Flames' record-setting win streak wouldn't last forever, and it's now... There are always the playoffs to look forward to.
"16.03.2017 04:00:29" news.nationalpost.com Move over unicorn macarons Toast is Adeline Waugh's canvas. The Florida-based food stylist, photographer and recipe developer is the creator of mermaid toast, the latest... Move over unicorn macarons. There's a new whimsical, most Instagrammable food… and it's made with algae. #life
"16.03.2017 03:43:08" calgaryherald.com Soup Sisters serves up warm food and welcome for families struggling... It was a simple act of cooking soup, but it brought cultures together.
Soup for Syrians paired willing participants from Bow Valley College with... Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers now operate in 22 cities and, since inception, more than 750,000 servings of soup have been delivered to shelters across the country from more than 40,000 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants.
"16.03.2017 03:00:45" calgaryherald.com Affordable Vancouver: Five things to do under $50 in Canada's west coast... Like any big city, Canada's west coast hub can be a little on the expensive side. But also like any big city, there are plenty of affordable things... There are actually fun things you can do for under $50 during your next visit to Vancouver. #travel
"16.03.2017 02:35:05" calgaryherald.com Options to relocate Calgary Transit's Victoria Park garage being considered A tiny inner-city section of the 46-kilometre, 28-station Green Line LRT has proven the most difficult for city staff, councillors heard Wednesday. “Who we are as a community is slowly, we feel, being eroded away,” said Erin Joslin, Ramsay Community Association vice-president external ..."
"16.03.2017 01:56:55" calgaryherald.com Braid: New Tsuut'ina chief scolds Notley for failing to meet on... Tsuut'ina Chief Lee Crowchild is disappointed that Premier Rachel Notley, despite all her declared support for First Nations, has never sought a... Braid: "There's a sense that the NDP, while busy on the details, has badly blundered the local politics, and especially relations with the Tsuut'ina.
Meetings with heads of government are extremely important to First Nations chiefs, who regard their land
"16.03.2017 01:50:07" calgaryherald.com Fortney: Former gang member says growing trend a wakeup call for all When other boys his age were playing on sports teams or joining their friends in online video gaming, Ervin Chartrand was already neck deep in the... Chartrand, invited by SAIT to speak Wednesday afternoon as part of its Aboriginal Awareness Week, managed to not only extricate himself from the gang lifestyle; he also became a documentary filmmaker, telling the stories of others in his situation, along
"16.03.2017 01:27:23" calgaryherald.com Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around... Six other states — Washington, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon — have filed a separate lawsuit alleging the ban is unconstitutional and hurts states' residents, businesses and educational institutions.
"16.03.2017 01:25:24" calgaryherald.com Fortney: Notorious B.C-based gang said to have made its way to Red Deer “Red Deer is a good city. Red Deer is a safe city — and Red Deer is full of tremendous citizens who are engaged and wishing to make their community... Fortney: "It's an increasingly familiar scene to media types assigned to attend police news conferences. The Red Deer haul, with approximately $25,000 of drugs and crime proceeds seized, is pretty small compared to others in the province."
"16.03.2017 00:44:05" calgaryherald.com GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote WASHINGTON - Their health care overhaul in peril from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make... GOP support became scarcer when the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found this week that the legislation would push 24 million Americans off coverage in a decade and shift out-of-pocket costs toward lower income, older people. That's 4 million
"16.03.2017 00:30:27" calgaryherald.com Varcoe: Time for an Alberta budget that plans a way back to surplus Joe Ceci gave soccer cleats to a young man at the legislature this week, instead of buying new dress shoes as finance ministers often do before... Varcoe: "A recent rally that saw benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil climb to US$53.14 a barrel in early March has stumbled.
None of this is the province's fault, but it makes Ceci's job that much harder. A $1-a-barrel drop in benchmark crude over an
"15.03.2017 23:55:04" calgaryherald.com Five facts about a phone payment system for Calgary Transit Using your cellphone to pay for a ride on Calgary Transit is one step closer to reality after a city committee endorsed a $5. Here are five things councillors learned about the potential Calgary Transit mobile ticketing and fare payment system at Wednesday's committee meeting.
"15.03.2017 23:28:13" calgaryherald.com Calgary pair pleads guilty to manslaughter in beating of Colombian national Once-convicted murderers Chantelle Campbell, 32, and Jarod Henry, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter, avoiding a second trial in the... Their pleas avoid the need for that second hearing.
"15.03.2017 23:11:25" calgaryherald.com Calgary Transit considers renewable diesel to offset impact of NDP... With the province's new carbon tax expected to cost Calgary Transit at least $3.75 million over the next two years, city bureaucrats may soon study... Councillors were told Wednesday that switching to renewable diesel would reduce Calgary Transit's operating costs and slash greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90 per cent.
"15.03.2017 23:11:03" calgaryherald.com Alberta high school teacher faces sexual exploitation charges involving... Raymond RCMP have charged a local high school teacher with sex offences allegedly involving a student. Police allege a teacher was having “inappropriate interactions via text messages and conduct outside the school environment with a Raymond High School student.”
"15.03.2017 22:55:06" calgaryherald.com More grieving families told to return carbon tax rebates; opposition... It was an unexpected windfall a dying Cochrane mom used to buy some final gifts for her kids just days before she lost her two-year battle with... Stories continue to roll in from families of recipients of January's carbon tax rebate.
"15.03.2017 22:35:54" The Calgary Sun We're live at the Saddledome where NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be speaking to media. It seems Calgary — and specifically what he sees as this city's need for a new arena — have been top of mind for him lately. “Calgary obviously needs a new arena We're live at the Saddledome where NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be speaking to media. It seems Calgary — and specifically what he sees as this city's need for a new arena — have been top of mind for him lately. “Calgary obviously needs a new arena
"15.03.2017 22:17:09" calgaryherald.com On budget eve, NDP under fire over government spending As Finance Minister Joe Ceci prepares to deliver his third provincial budget on Thursday, the NDP government is under pressure from opposition... “'Downturn, what downturn? Let's just rack up some more debt,'” Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Wednesday of the NDP government's plan.
"15.03.2017 22:00:13" calgaryherald.com Redwood Meadows joins Tsuut'ina in battle against Springbank dry dam The community of Redwood Meadows has joined the Tsuut'ina Nation in a renewed fight against the Springbank dry dam project, citing concerns around... Tsuut'ina and Redwood Meadows are concerned about groundwater effects from mass water storage as well as water backing up during a flood diversion.
"15.03.2017 21:30:15" calgaryherald.com Unsung Canadian sacrifice on Hill 70 in France finally gets salute Calgary's role in a largely forgotten Canadian First World War triumph was saluted Wednesday.
A luncheon at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel... A luncheon at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel Wednesday brought together promoters of a memorial to Canada's 1917 victory at France's Hill 70 and the city's business community.
"15.03.2017 21:00:25" calgaryherald.com N.W.T. premier says Arctic drilling ban, emission restrictions hurt oil... CALGARY - The premier of the Northwest Territories is blasting federal policies including promises to restrict greenhouse gas emissions that he... "We want to have a decision that will give us some hope," Bob McLeod told the Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium in Calgary.
"15.03.2017 20:45:09" calgaryherald.com Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards YPSILANTI, Mich. - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel... "This is going to be a new era for American jobs and job creation," Trump declared during a speech at an automotive testing centre near Detroit.
"15.03.2017 20:45:07" calgaryherald.com Calgary television producer, fined by ASC in 2015, is arrested on felony... The Calgary television producer who was permanently banned from trading by the Alberta Securities Commission in 2015 has been arrested on felony... Neil Chandran was indicted March 3 by a grand jury in Nassau County, N.Y., on charges of Grand Larceny and Forgery, as well as securities fraud.
"15.03.2017 20:33:39" calgaryherald.com City councillors linger too long due to conformity, lack of... Despite ideological divisions on council, voting records don't greatly diverge, leading to either voter apathy or a tendency to simply cast a... Calgary city council suffers from "corporate groupthink," shies away from "gladiatorial politics," resulting in some overstaying their usefulness, says a U of C professor.
"15.03.2017 20:30:14" calgaryherald.com Researchers puzzled by humpback 'whale wave' off B.C. coast A decade-long study on humpback whales in B.C.'s north coast has found a previously undetected pattern of movement for humpbacks — a discovery... “We think there is a social component we don't quite understand just yet,” says Janie Wray, lead researcher at the North Coast Cetacean Society.
"15.03.2017 20:25:10" dose.ca Power Rangers contest | You could win a trip for 2 to Whistler, BC! Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to experience the power of adventure in Whistler
"15.03.2017 20:15:12" calgaryherald.com Matthew Fisher: Trump is a volatile presence in a volatile world The most sinister parlour game of our times is wargaming if, when and where Donald Trump will strike should he decide, as so many leaders before... At or near the top of Trump's potential hit-list would most likely be North Korea, Iran, Russia and China. Another possibility is a wider war against ISIL.
"15.03.2017 20:02:03" calgaryherald.com Boston pair believed to have been swept up in avalanche near Lake Louise Recovery efforts are underway for a pair of American snowshoers believed to have been swept up in an avalanche north of Lake Louise. Search is being hampered by bad weather.
"15.03.2017 20:00:20" calgaryherald.com Prince's ex-wife opens up about 1996 death of couple's baby Prince's ex-wife is opening up about the couple's son, who was born with a rare genetic disorder in 1996 and died just six days later. Mayte Garcia tells People magazine she doesn't think Prince ever got over the baby's death.
"15.03.2017 19:45:09" calgaryherald.com How a plot for a patsy to take the fall for a drug operation collapsed... After the police raided a pot farm in northern Ontario and made an arrest, a mystery man stepped forward and confessed. By the second police... “Mr. Williams comes across as a 'pleaser' and a follower, a perfect dupe.”
"15.03.2017 18:30:15" calgaryherald.com Edmonton is out of step with rest of Alberta in new poll results In the province as a whole, 58 per cent said the government is doing a "poor" or "very poor" job. The city is a relative island of contentment when it comes to passing judgment on the NDP government.
"15.03.2017 18:26:42" calgaryherald.com U.S. storm 'a walk in the park' compared to Calgary winter, says Ewan... McGregor was in New York City to promote Trainspotting 2 and was caught in the New York City snow storm, which he suggested was not as bad as... Actor Ewan McGregor gave a roundabout shoutout to the hearty nature of Calgarians on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night.
"15.03.2017 18:13:27" calgaryherald.com NHL commissioner Bettman sets sights on Calgary after Edmonton's arena... EDMONTON — Even as commissioner Gary Bettman revelled in the NHL's newest arena, he had his mind on his next rehabilitation project: Calgary. “Calgary obviously needs a new arena and hopefully this arena and this complex is inspirational."
"15.03.2017 18:12:36" National Post Music Award-winning Toronto duo USS [UBIQUITOUS SYNERGY SEEKER] stop by the National Post music sessions studio.
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"15.03.2017 17:31:09" calgaryherald.com Elliott out sick hours before important game against Bruins The Flames have lost their red-hot netminder Brian Elliott due to sickness, just hours before an attempt to make franchise history. Chad Johnson will get the start
"15.03.2017 16:41:09" calgaryherald.com Most workers return to work at Syncrude plant amid fire investigation Most of Syncrude Canada's employees are back to work at its Mildred Lake oilsands project after its second fire in less than two years. Most workers at Mildred Lake are back on the job, though the scene of the fire in the upgrader remains blocked off for investigation.
"15.03.2017 16:35:07" calgaryherald.com RCMP look for help to find hit and run driver who injured Langdon teen Mounties are hoping witnesses will come forward to help find the driver of a truck that struck a teenage girl in Langdon before fleeing. RCMP are looking for a dark blue Dodge half-ton from the early 90s with a headache rack on the back window, and a tool box and red slip tank in the bed.
"15.03.2017 16:20:07" calgaryherald.com Suburban raids net pot, cash following investigation into trafficking ring Police say a pair of raids in Calgary's suburbs netted a large haul of pot and cash following a three-month probe into a high-level marijuana... The charges come after a three-month probe into a high-level marijuana trafficking ring.
"15.03.2017 16:15:48" This is our top story today. Read more here: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/families-outraged-after-province-demands-carbon-tax-rebates-from-the-dead
"15.03.2017 16:07:57" calgaryherald.com NewsAlert:Canadian-Kazakh national charged in massive Yahoo breach WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department says a Canadian-Kazakh national has been taken into custody in its investigation into a massive data... Follow this story for updates:
"15.03.2017 16:00:28" calgaryherald.com Outrage after impeached president of South Korea vacates official... Just days after being removed from office over a corruption scandal, an animal rights group has accused Park Geun-hye of animal abandonment Just days after being removed from office by the constitutional court over a massive corruption scandal, an animal rights group accused Park of animal abandonment for not bringing the dogs with her.
"15.03.2017 15:46:36" Don Braid writes: On Monday, Deputy premier Sarah Hoffman accused Wildrose of “spending a lot of time with sewer rats.” The uproar that followed — including her apology — likely guarantees that she'll never utter those words again. It's equally possible
"15.03.2017 15:45:07" news.nationalpost.com Why hast thou forsaken us, Lucky Peach? "Lucky Peach" – the food quarterly spearheaded by Momofuku's David Chang – will likely shutter in May, Eater reports Why hast thou forsaken us, Lucky Peach? Chef David Chang's food quarterly seems likely to end in May. #life
"15.03.2017 15:30:15" calgaryherald.com Asleep on a plane, Australian woman woke to an explosion and her... 'I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor. They were sparking and had small amounts of fire,' says the Australian woman, who was on a flight... The woman fell asleep on the plane while wearing the headphones and awoke to a loud explosion about two hours into the flight.
"15.03.2017 15:15:07" calgaryherald.com Family overwhelmed with response to video of kids gate-crashing live BBC... The assumptions that Kim was a nanny, and not the children's mother, made them 'pretty uncomfortable.' But they appreciated why most people found... “A comedy of errors.”
"15.03.2017 15:00:28" calgaryherald.com Why Canada (just like Donald Trump) is doing St. Patrick's Day all wrong The Irish shamrock has three leaves, while the four leaf clover has nothing to do with Ireland Trump's merchandising people committed a St. Patrick's Day sin that is surprisingly common to North America: Not knowing what a shamrock is.
"15.03.2017 14:45:06" calgaryherald.com Go Johnny, go: Gaudreau's resurgence fuels Flames When the head coach of the Calgary Flames uses highlights of one of his players to show his 11-year-old son, you know it was a pretty nice goal. Likely, the boss wasn't the only one using Monday night's replay as a coaching tool or, more accurately, Googling: “Johnny Gaudreau-carves-Pittsburgh's-defence-and-scores-an-amazing-wraparound-goal,” and wondering, 'How in the heck?'
"15.03.2017 14:30:10" calgaryherald.com SUV driving wrong way on QE2 hits transport truck An SUV driving in the wrong direction on the QE2 slammed head on into a semi truck early Wednesday morning, police say. Both lanes have been reopened.
"15.03.2017 14:15:08" calgaryherald.com Did Trump have his own tax return leaked? 'Client copy' stamp suggests... If Trump or someone near him was the leaker, it certainly wouldn't be out of character. For years, Trump regularly posed as his own spokesman to... “It's entirely possible that Donald sent this to me,” Johnston told Maddow. “It's a possibility, and it could have been leaked by someone in his direction.”
"15.03.2017 14:00:04" calgaryherald.com Francis: 10 reasons why Calgary Flames have won 10 in a row The Calgary Flames are the talk of the hockey world.
And while many people outside Calgary don't know exactly who the surging Calgary Flames... In honour of the 10-game streak, we give you the top 10 reasons behind the Flames surge.
"15.03.2017 12:55:15" calgaryherald.com Poll finds Albertans not sold on front runners for united right leader Albertans aren't sold on either Jason Kenney or Brian Jean at the helm of a new right-of-centre party, according to a new provincial survey. Jean is well ahead but even he trails "Someone Else".
"15.03.2017 04:58:10" calgaryherald.com Fire brought under control, one worker hurt after blast at Syncrude site... Fort McMurray — One person was taken to hospital in serious condition after an explosion and fire at Syncrude Canada's Mildred Lake upgrader 40... Syncrude said the fire had been isolated and brought under control by its firefighters just before 7 p.m. and that all personnel and contractors were to report for their night shifts as scheduled.
"15.03.2017 04:30:05" calgaryherald.com Winter storm in Northeast causes NHL, NIT postponements ALBANY, N.Y. - The winter storm wreaking havoc in the Northeast forced postponement of an NHL and an NIT game on Tuesday and the cancellation of... The late-season storm slammed the Northeast with sleet and snow on Tuesday, crippling much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor. It dropped up to two feet of snow in places and grounded more than 6,000 flights.
"15.03.2017 04:15:04" calgaryherald.com Researchers puzzled by humpback 'whale wave' off B.C. coast A decade-long study on humpback whales in B.C.'s north coast has found a previously undetected pattern of movement for humpbacks — a discovery... “We think there is a social component we don't quite understand just yet,” ...
“It could be companionship. Given whales are really quite vocal creatures, it could be acoustics of a particular area.”
"15.03.2017 03:55:42" calgaryherald.com Go Johnny, go: Gaudreau's resurgence fuels Flames When the head coach of the Calgary Flames uses highlights of one of his players to show his 11-year-old son, you know it was a pretty nice goal. Good players also produce in big moments and it seems like every night is a big game for the Flames, who are second in the Pacific Division.
"15.03.2017 03:11:22" calgaryherald.com Coun. Richard Pootmans appointed to Calgary Police Commission replacing... Coun. Richard Pootmans has been appointed to the Calgary Police Commission.
Pootmans will represent city council on the commission until Oct. Pootmans will represent city council on the commission until Oct. 31, 2017. He joins current commissioner Coun. Ward Sutherland and replaces Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart, who recently resigned from the commission.
"15.03.2017 02:32:16" calgaryherald.com Gallery: Vehicles and Violins offers sneak peek of 2017 Auto Show This annual black-tie gala features roving bands of musicians from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and benefits the Mustard Seed and the Prostate Cancer Centre. Photos: Vehicles and Violins gives a sneak peek at 2017 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show: http://calgaryherald.com/driving-ca/gallery-vehicles-and-violins-offers-sneak-peek-of-2017-auto-show
"15.03.2017 02:05:04" calgaryherald.com Calgary agencies keep Canada safe in action-packed CBC reality series In the opening of the new CBC reality series, Keeping Canada Safe, viewers get a first-hand look at what it's like to patrol the streets of... The series, which debuts Thursday with back-to-back episodes that include the HAWCS segment, is a Canada-wide, logistically challenging excursion that involved 60 camera crews being dispatched to every corner of Canada. But while the production visited
"15.03.2017 02:01:48" Timeline Photos The acknowledgement came as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms, and prepared to discuss the document on her Tuesday night show.
"15.03.2017 01:25:04" calgaryherald.com Hobson's Choice: Variety Show to Conquer Cancer; Assassinating Thomson;... What better way to help support the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic than to have a rollicking good time over at the Loose Moose Theatre. The fourth annual Variety Show to Conquer Cancer will be held on March 19 at 7 p.m. with hosts Barry Piercey and Rob Stefaniuk.
"15.03.2017 01:15:05" calgaryherald.com Varcoe: As Alberta power reforms could top $6B, consumers will be... BANFF ‑ You break it, you buy it.
It's the kind of sign one finds inside Banff shops, right next to the tiny glass souvenirs. Varcoe: "Electricity prices are already hot-button issues across the country — see Ontario as an example — and every Albertan has a vested interest in how the next steps in the transition to a cleaner power grid will play out."
"15.03.2017 00:58:14" calgaryherald.com Liberals take next step toward buying 18 Super Hornets, hope for deal by... Ottawa sent a letter to the U.S. government outlining exactly what it needs in the warplanes, when it needs them, and the economic benefits Canada... The government sent a letter to the U.S. government on Tuesday outlining exactly what it needs in the warplanes, when it needs them, and what type of economic benefits Canada expects in return.
"15.03.2017 00:22:47" calgaryherald.com Richard Simons shares hottest trends in women's fashion for spring Want to know what the hottest trends in womenswear are this spring? Just ask Richard Simons, vice-president of merchandising for Simons, the popular Canadian department store chain. With Quebec City fashion retailer Simons opening in Calgary March 16, Richard Simons shares some spring trends with Herald readers. #fashion
"15.03.2017 00:08:15" calgaryherald.com Braid: Hoffman apologizes but Wildrose vows to stand up for sewer rats Alberta has spent millions over the years to keep Alberta rat free. Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman doesn't think it's working. While Hoffman was being clumsy and foolish, you really have to wonder about Wildrose suddenly rebranding itself as the party of the oppressed rat, writes columnist Don Braid.
"14.03.2017 23:25:46" calgaryherald.com Sask. woman confronts man in court who viciously beat her, set her on... Marlene Bird was burned so badly that doctors had to amputate both her legs. She has also had several surgeries for skin grafts Marlene Bird, who was homeless when she was attacked by Leslie Ivan Black in Prince Albert, arrived in her wheelchair as the hearing got underway on Monday afternoon.
"14.03.2017 23:15:05" calgaryherald.com Council approves $189K property tax break for three bingo halls Under the G — good news for Calgary's three remaining bingo halls.
For the second year in a row, Calgary's Bingo Palace, Five Star Bingo and... “I think this is really beneficial to children in particular,” said Chabot, arguing community associations that rely on bingos for fundraising use the money to subsidise kids' programs.
"14.03.2017 22:58:31" calgaryherald.com Canadian cannabis industry raises $700M in six months, report says Canadian marijuana companies have attracted roughly $700 million in financing since investor interest exploded in the fall amid heightened... “One of the key advantages for existing (licensed producers), in our view, is the ability to attract capital,” analysts Neil Maruoka and Matt Bottomley wrote in their report.
"14.03.2017 22:55:03" calgaryherald.com NDP workplace law review met with cheers by labour, dismay by business The Alberta government is considering a series of reforms to workplace laws that could encompass everything from enhancing job-protected leaves to... "When recessions hit, employers are more likely to bend the rules and treat their employees unfairly," McGowan said. "We've also seen a rise in precarious work — by that I mean temporary work, contract work, and work related to new business models like
"14.03.2017 22:43:13" calgaryherald.com Explosion, fire at Syncrude site north of Fort McMurray At least one person was transported to hospital after an explosion and fire broke out Tuesday at Syncrude Canada's Mildred Lake upgrader north of... Syncrude Canada spokesperson Will Gibson said the cause of the fire and the number of injuries has not yet been confirmed, although several witnesses say multiple ambulances have arrived at the facility.
"14.03.2017 22:37:30" calgaryherald.com AP FACT CHECK: Both sides loose with facts in health debate WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office report on a Republican health care bill set off an intense reaction in Washington, and some on both... The Congressional Budget Office is respected for nonpartisan rigour in its estimates of the costs and impacts of legislation.
Yet, CBO's neutrality has been valued by both parties — though not always at the same time. It depends whose ox is being
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"14.03.2017 22:14:11" calgaryherald.com 'Haven't changed a thing:' Private school much the same despite prayer... CALGARY — An Alberta private school that five years ago was found to have discriminated against two Muslim students by not allowing them to pray is... “We still keep having Muslim students coming here and enrolling. It hasn't had any impact on our operations," says the school's founder.
"14.03.2017 21:41:15" calgaryherald.com Families outraged after province demands carbon tax rebates from the dead If Marie Casey was still alive when she received a bill from the province, demanding she return her $100 rebate from the NDP's carbon tax, the... “I was dumbfounded. And then my dumbfoundedness turned to anger."
"14.03.2017 21:22:09" calgaryherald.com Alberta health minister apologizes for 'sewer rats' remark about Opposition EDMONTON — Alberta's deputy premier is apologizing for a comment in which she accused the Opposition Wildrose party of hanging out with "sewer rats." “There's no excuse,” Hoffman said about the off-the-cuff remark.
"14.03.2017 21:15:05" calgaryherald.com Grow Calgary founder Paul Hughes is running for mayor Paul Hughes, a food activist and longtime urban agriculture crusader, has thrown his hat into the 2017 mayoral race. Hughes is well-known for a 2012 court battle over the right to keep backyard chickens and as the founder of Canada's largest urban agriculture farm — a 4.5-hectare pocket of land near Canada Olympic Park know as Grow Calgary that has produced food for
"14.03.2017 20:58:04" calgaryherald.com Alberta admits defeat in wild boar bounty hunt cull A boar war that's placed a $50 bounty on every ear turned in has yielded about 1,000 proof-of-kills since its start in 2008, says the province. But... Wild boars ravaging Alberta farms and wilderness have outwitted the province's bid to thin their ranks through a paid hunting program that's being cancelled.
"14.03.2017 20:50:57" calgaryherald.com Hudson's Bay in talks to buy U.S. luxury chain Neiman Marcus: report TORONTO - Hudson's Bay is in talks to buy struggling U.S. luxury retail chain Neiman Marcus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing... Last month, there was a media report that Hudson's Bay was eyeing to take over another American retail chain, Macy's.
"14.03.2017 20:25:05" calgaryherald.com Wildrose takes aim at non-consensual intimate image sharing in new bill A private member's bill unveiled today will create a tort law that allows victims to pursue damages from someone who distributes these kind of... The Wildrose Party wants victims of non-consensual intimate image sharing to have better tools to seek damages.
"14.03.2017 20:15:09" calgaryherald.com A seafood company killed a lobster — and was convicted of animal cruelty Depending on your perspective, this might both churn the stomach and raise confusing questions The legally actionable problem was not actually taking the life of the lobster. It's that the lobster was killed in a way deemed to be unnecessarily — and illegally — brutal.
"14.03.2017 20:05:07" calgaryherald.com Man shot by Edmonton police had lifetime ban on possessing weapons A man shot by Edmonton city police on Monday after brandishing a rifle in the middle of a busy intersection had a warrant for his arrest and was... As well as the firearms ban, court documents show that Glenn Justin (Occo) Ironchild was wanted on an active warrant for breaching conditions after failing to show up for a court appearance on Jan. 10.
"14.03.2017 20:00:26" calgaryherald.com Alberta's finance boss says budget will keep up frontline spending EDMONTON — Finance Minister Joe Ceci says Thursday's budget will continue to focus on spending for front-line services, but will also show how... Deficit is inevitable, he says.
"14.03.2017 19:45:11" calgaryherald.com Old papers stuffed in the cracks of Oxford walls reveal the secret... In history books, she is often portrayed as the kindly wife who nursed Henry VIII. But Katherine Parr had a much more active role in supporting... Often portrayed as a doting wife, Katherine Parr was, in fact, a master of public relations who rallied England behind its King on the road to war, according to this academic.
"14.03.2017 19:30:12" calgaryherald.com 5 things to do this week in Calgary The puppets are coming—the Festival of Animated Objects and more fun things to do this week. Looking for non-Netflix ways to entertain yourself? How about a puppet fest?
"14.03.2017 19:22:31" calgaryherald.com Alliance offers natural gas producers more access to the east as West... Alliance Pipeline, a venture jointly owned by Enbridge Inc. and Veresen Inc., asked domestic natural gas producers to send additional volumes down... After inking a deal to send Western Canadian natural gas to Toronto, domestic companies are now considering sending another 500 million cubic feet per day to Chicago.
"14.03.2017 19:10:09" calgaryherald.com Budget 2017: Expect a deficit, moves to diversify economy "We're going to invest in the things necessary, and doing that means we need to run a deficit." Ceci said Thursday's budget will contain plans for how government will curb both the deficit and spending.
"14.03.2017 18:55:12" calgaryherald.com Girl Guides of Canada cancelling U.S. trips over border uncertainty The Girl Guides make 'frequent' trips across the border, but won't travel south or through U.S. airports in case 'somebody did get turned back at... The organization says it decided to cancel future trips due to uncertainty over whether all of its members would equally be allowed to enter the U.S.
"14.03.2017 18:35:21" Calgary Herald's cover photo Hannah Velasco and Koby Hannem take a early evening walk through North Glenbow Park. Warm weather is on its way in as the clouds become soft and the Chinook arch appears.
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"14.03.2017 18:30:14" calgaryherald.com Hopes high for federal budget aimed at boosting high-tech job skills,... OTTAWA - Expectations are running high that next week's federal budget will provide a more detailed federal strategy — and perhaps more cash — to... The Liberal government has spent more and more time in recent weeks talking about the need to address the evolving labour market, as well as the importance of finding ways to increase participation in the workforce.
"14.03.2017 18:20:34" calgaryherald.com Budget 2017: Expect a deficit, moves to diversify economy Alberta's $10.8 billion deficit isn't going anywhere soon. In the lead-up to Thursday's release of Budget 2017, Finance Minister Joe Ceci said... “We're going to invest in the things necessary, and doing that means we need to run a deficit."
"14.03.2017 18:15:09" calgaryherald.com Murdered youth demonstrates lack of supports for Alberta kids in child... Just nine months after aging out of the child welfare system, 18-year-old Peter was murdered. His death, the latest explored by Alberta's child and... Peter's death, the latest explored by Alberta's child and youth advocate, highlights the same concern the office has had for 20 years — transition supports for kids aging out of care are failing.
"14.03.2017 18:00:24" calgaryherald.com Health effects on thousands of fire crews who battled 'The Beast' under... Health effects of last May's devastating Fort McMurray wildfire on thousands of fire crews will get more study thanks to a funding boost. A... “During the first few days it was clear that fighting that fire was very stressful, they weren't getting any sleep, they were exhausted and often complained of breathing problems."
"14.03.2017 17:47:10" calgaryherald.com Alberta lawyer charged after police seize alleged counterfeit currency RED DEER - A lawyer in central Alberta will stand later this year on charges of possessing counterfeit currency and possession of a restricted weapon. Police say they seized alleged counterfeit Canadian and U.S. currency, numerous printers and other material that can be used in the production of bogus money.
"14.03.2017 17:45:13" calgaryherald.com Mandy Moore finally stages a lasting revival in This Is Us, playing her... 'It's a dream. After all this time, it hasn't been easy, but this felt and feels right' Moore landed the series by auditioning like everyone else, her past more of a detraction than an attraction.
"14.03.2017 17:35:55" calgaryherald.com Associates linked to violent B.C. gangs arrested in Red Deer operation A lengthy police investigation has led to the arrest of four people in central Alberta who are allegedly linked to gangs with strong ties to B. Authorities found gear linked to the Independent Soldiers and the Red Scorpions, two B.C. gangs with violent histories.
"14.03.2017 17:30:20" calgaryherald.com Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal dies of cancer after creating heartbreaking... A Chicago native and longtime resident, Rosenthal completed more than 30 books, including journals, memoirs and bestselling picture stories Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who brightened lives with her wide-eyed and generous spirit — and broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason — died Monday at age 51.
"14.03.2017 17:15:22" calgaryherald.com Paula Simons: Too easy to blame new wave of anti-Semitic threats on... Will you stay quiet, keep your head down and hope the trolls don't eat you next? Or will we stand together, a bulwark against hate? Paula Simons writes: This is a moment of truth for us all — whatever our faith, race, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or political party. Will you stay quiet, keep your head down and hope the trolls don't eat you next? Or will we
"14.03.2017 17:00:30" calgaryherald.com Report to Congress raises spectre of American ships challenging Canadian... The U.S. has three active marine disputes with Canada in the Arctic, plus the big one: whether the Northwest Passage is a Canadian waterway or an... While the 17-page policy presentation doesn't state whose “excessive maritime claims” the United States would seek to challenge, it's a small club of nations jostling to stake their claims in the warming Arctic.
"14.03.2017 16:45:09" calgaryherald.com Pirates in two skiffs race across ocean to hijack oil tanker — a... The 1,800 deadweight tonne Aris 13 is the first commercial ship successfully taken by Somali pirates since 2012 “The ship reported it was being followed by two skiffs yesterday afternoon. Then it disappeared."
"14.03.2017 16:30:18" calgaryherald.com 'The winters seem to be upside down now': Powerful snow storm pounds... Parts of Ontario, Quebec and the American northeast are being walloped by powerful winter storm Stella, with some regions seeing as much as a foot... More than 5,000 flights were cancelled. Some parts of the Northeast saw more than foot of snow with the governor of New York declaring a state of emergency
"14.03.2017 16:15:19" calgaryherald.com Calgary police ask for help in collision that turned fatal weeks later What seemed to initially be a minor pedestrian collision last month has turned deadly, and police are now looking for witnesses in the case. Police are looking for witnesses.
"14.03.2017 16:00:30" calgaryherald.com Pi Day going by the slice in Calgary Pi Day is being marked in Calgary by numbers more appetizing than Albert Einstein's celebrated equation — kitchen measurements. Hungry?
"14.03.2017 15:45:47" “I thought that was a great hockey game.” Find out what Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan had to say after last night's win. http://calgaryherald.com/sports/hockey/nhl/calgary-flames/perfect-10-flames-beat-penguins-4-3-in-shootout-to-tie-franchise-streak
"14.03.2017 15:30:16" calgaryherald.com 'Unthinkable' crime lands man minimum 16 years in prison Calling his actions "unthinkable" a Calgary judge on Monday ordered a confessed killer to serve a minimum 16 years in prison for helping beat a man... “This tragedy will haunt this family forever.”
"14.03.2017 15:15:11" calgaryherald.com New Brunswick premier finds love at the pizza parlour as blind date... Canada's youngest premier has announced his engagement. Brian Gallant, Canada's youngest premier, posted the news in both official languages on his Twitter feed: 'Karine said yes'
"14.03.2017 15:09:56" National Post Music Joel Plaskett & Bill Plaskett came by our studio to perform 'The New California'
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"14.03.2017 15:03:25" Don Braid writes: Recent provincial polls, covering both government popularity and policy, suggest that if the government wants to win back support, it will at some point have to make a sharp adjustment in fiscal policy. Read more here:
"14.03.2017 15:02:58" National Post Music Four-time JUNO Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Officer of the Order of Canada, soprano saxophonist/flautist Jane Bunnett brings her assembly of all-star Cuban musicians to the NPMusic studio. The sextet which includes herself cover Bill
"14.03.2017 15:00:24" driving.ca Ten automotive features that need to be re-engineered As technology marches onward, automakers are sometimes a bit too quick (or way too slow) to jump on the bandwagon – without getting it right From back-up cameras that get dirty too easily to finicky touch screens, these pieces of automotive tech need to be seriously rethought. #autos
"14.03.2017 14:45:18" calgaryherald.com Enbridge insists pipelines safe despite worn-away covering Operators of twin oil pipelines beneath the swirling waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge insisted Monday they remain structurally... The standing-room-only gathering in a state office building west of Lansing was often testy, with pipeline opponents jeering representatives of Enbridge and supportive businesses.
"14.03.2017 14:31:06" Timeline Photos A survey, conducted by Mainstreet Research for Postmedia, suggests as Rachel Notley's government tables its third budget, a majority of Albertans are concerned with the handling of the province's finances. Read more here:
"14.03.2017 14:15:14" calgaryherald.com Eric Francis: Flames needed their best to beat NHL's best in 4-3... It doesn't get much better than that, folks. It really doesn't. And for that, Calgary Flames fans fortunate to witness or tune in to Monday night's... If this was April, the Red Mile would have been re-christened.
"14.03.2017 13:50:42" calgaryherald.com Calgary's suburbs are 'no place to grow old,' says researcher It was a conversation a decade ago with a friend who worked as an old age psychiatrist that spurred Glenn Miller to research how Canadian suburbs... This story is getting a lot of response, from both sides. Do share your thoughts.
"14.03.2017 13:00:24" Timeline Photos Talking about the ebb and flow of a fantastic game with the defending NHL champs.
"14.03.2017 13:00:22" calgaryherald.com Braid: Discontent with NDP spending deepens as new budget looms Alberta politics is no calm oasis at any time, but this week is sure to be especially dramatic.
Thursday brings an NDP budget with two features... Our new poll finds much voter dissatisfaction with Alberta's NDP government as it gets ready to reveal its spending plans for the next year.
"14.03.2017 12:19:40" calgaryherald.com Perfect 10: Flames beat Penguins 4-3 in shootout to tie franchise streak The Calgary Flames continue to make history.
Kris Versteeg's shootout winner put the finishing touches on a thrilling 4-3 victory against Sidney... How about those Flames? Now, the road to a franchise record goes through a truculent Boston Bruins team tomorrow.
"14.03.2017 12:17:24" calgaryherald.com Poll finds Albertans unhappy with NDP response to economic slowdown,... With Alberta's NDP set to roll out its 2017 budget Thursday, a new poll finds Albertans aren't satisfied with how the government has dealt with the... A new poll this morning finds dissatisfaction with the NDP's handling of Alberta's economic downturn.
"14.03.2017 05:55:08" calgaryherald.com Fashion wants you to try harder this fall The message from Paris: It's time to look polished again, and show a little effort Say goodbye to luxury yoga pants.
"14.03.2017 05:00:31" calgaryherald.com Want to race a vintage Porsche from China to Paris? This couple can tell... A vintage-car race from the Great Wall of China to the Place Vendome. What could possibly go wrong? This would be an extraordinary adventure
"14.03.2017 04:45:07" calgaryherald.com Myanmar's ex-colonial capital of Mawlamyine captivates with faded glory Despite the intrusions of modern technology and being Myanmar's fourth largest city, Mawlamyine still maintains an air of distance from the world's... Myanmar's ex-colonial capital of Mawlamyine captivates with faded glory.
"14.03.2017 04:30:16" calgaryherald.com Gluten-free diets adopted by rising number of consumers enhance risk of... Researchers behind the new study suggest that people who are not coeliacs should reconsider limiting their gluten intake A study finds reason to think twice about going on a gluten-free diet.
"14.03.2017 04:00:34" calgaryherald.com Sweet appeal: The longer they age, the tastier bananas are for cooking Bananas are fine to eat raw, but I think they really shine when cooked. They become sweeter, yet also acquire a certain tang Brilliant ideas for dealing over-ripe bananas.
"14.03.2017 03:45:15" calgaryherald.com Sushi in Pyongyang? A Japanese chef has opened a rare restaurant in... Kenji Fujimoto, a Japanese sushi chef famous for working for North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il, has opened a sushi restaurant in the capital Sushi in Pyongyang? A Japanese chef has opened a rare restaurant in North Korea. #travel
"14.03.2017 03:30:16" calgaryherald.com Please allow us to introduce you to the $25,000 taco … that no one will... The "world's most expensive taco" will run you US$25,000 at Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort This may not be the taco for you.
"14.03.2017 03:00:22" calgaryherald.com Alarming rise in polar bear sightings reported in northern Ontario... Experts suspect climate change and the related change in ice flows and currents are likely driving the phenomenon “You see the changes … in the travel patterns of bears. They're coming inland. Ten years ago, there might've been a rare one, but not the way things have been (recently).”
"14.03.2017 02:40:05" calgaryherald.com Banking watchdog says TD Bank allegations raise 'serious concerns,' will... The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments is urging consumers who encounter issues such as fees stemming from unauthorized accounts to... Bradley's comments came in the wake of several CBC reports that current and former employees at TD (TSX:TD) alleged they broke the law to meet sales targets in order to stay employed.
"14.03.2017 02:20:07" calgaryherald.com Brexit creeps closer: British parliament votes to give PM power to start... Once the bill receives royal assent - which should happen within hours - May will be free to invoke Article 50 of the EU's key treaty, triggering... The House of Commons approved the bill weeks ago, but the 800-strong Lords fought to amend it, inserting a promise that EU citizens living in the U.K. will be allowed to remain after Britain pulls out of the bloc.
"14.03.2017 02:00:11" calgaryherald.com Caught at Canada's border: What happens once asylum-seekers cross... In recent weeks, the sight of asylum-seekers irregularly crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada — some of them young children — has left an... When intercepted by the RCMP, irregular border crossers are taken to the nearest CBSA or IRCC office where they are screened and assessed for their eligibility to make a refugee claim. If their identity cannot be verified or they pose a danger, they can
"14.03.2017 01:40:05" calgaryherald.com Shooting victim describes painful recovery in victim impact statement Near fatal shooting victim Michael McGill is thankful for a second chance at life, even if it comes with a lifetime of physical and emotional pain,... “This crime has changed my life forever,” McGill said in his statement made an exhibit in the sentencing hearing of Calgarian Chayce Anthony Krause. “I am thankful that I beat the odds and survived being shot, however, I will physically and emotionally
"14.03.2017 01:20:04" calgaryherald.com Mexico invests in U of C to help its energy industry Mexico is turning to the University of Calgary for help in reforming its oil and gas industry. A relationship of considerable standing that's developed between the U of C and Mexico has paid off, Marshall said, enabling the university to collaborate with the Mexican energy industry and universities to tackle issues ranging from the environment to
"14.03.2017 01:00:12" calgaryherald.com Calgary's suburbs are 'no place to grow old,' says researcher It was a conversation a decade ago with a friend who worked as an old age psychiatrist that spurred Glenn Miller to research how Canadian suburbs... Miller said as Canada's population rapidly ages, municipalities must amend their regulations so suburbs can adapt to the needs of aging residents, for example, making it easier for a suburban strip mall to be transformed into mixed housing where local
"14.03.2017 00:40:04" calgaryherald.com Deadly Olympic Plaza beating captured on video shown to jurors Jurors were shown graphic video Monday which the Crown says shows an accused murderer viciously beating and stabbing to death a man at Olympic Plaza. “You will see a video depicting the entire murder,” Dhalla said, of the images which shows the man who was in the shopping cart repeatedly striking, or stomping another individual. “The video is graphic in nature but shows how gratuitous this attack was."
"14.03.2017 00:20:05" calgaryherald.com Former Edmonton MP Douglas Roche to be honoured with 2017 Calgary Peace... A former Edmonton MP and senator turned nuclear disarmament activist has been chosen to receive the 2017 Calgary Peace Prize. “The two paramount problems in the world today — nuclear weapons and global warming — must be resolved for the safety of the planet,” Roche said in a release.
"14.03.2017 00:00:11" calgaryherald.com 'Unthinkable' crime lands man minimum 16 years in prison Kristopher Goerzen, 24, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder in connection with the March 29, 2015 killing of Calgary dad... Crown prosecutor Britta Kristensen, reading from a statement of agreed facts, said Goerzen and Cody Kenneth Bauer beat Lush with baseball bats before driving around for hours with him in the trunk of Goerzen's car.
"13.03.2017 23:40:04" calgaryherald.com Calgary police tactical officers arrest bank robbery suspect in Renfrew One man is in custody after a bank robbery Monday morning. Multiple police units, including members of the Calgary Police Service tactical team, contained the residence and the man surrendered to police a short time later.
"13.03.2017 23:20:05" calgaryherald.com Fiery fatal crash closes Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke The Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke was closed for much of Monday after three semi-trailer trucks were involved in a crash that's believed... Crews were working to clear the highway and investigate the collision but Drive B.C. said the road wasn't expected to open until 8 p.m. Monday.
"13.03.2017 23:00:12" calgaryherald.com Man charged with arson after home goes up in flames with family inside Police have laid arson charges against a Calgary man after someone allegedly set fire to a house in the northwest last week while a family was... After reviewing security camera footage from neighbouring homes police and fire investigators now believe the fire was intentionally started. Police said cameras captured video of a man walking and driving near the home around the time the fire was