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Calgary Flames’ Mikael Backlund gets a head start on return in Sweden

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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With COVID-19 restrictions not as tight in Sweden as in North America, Calgary Flames forward Mikael Backlund is ahead of the game on and off the ice.

Water polo athlete builds backyard hay bale pool to train for Olympics

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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A member of Canada's national women's water polo team wanted to keep up her training during the COVID-19 pandemic but all the pools were closed — so she "baled" herself out by building one … out of hay.

‘It was mandatory’: Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century due to pandemic

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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The Calgary Stampede will not go forward in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.

Chuckwagon season delayed due to COVID-19

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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The start of chuckwagon season has been pushed back until at least late June due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Former Humboldt Bronco files $13.5M lawsuit against bus driver, provinces

Friday, March 27th, 2020
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A former Humboldt Bronco hockey player has filed a $13.5-million lawsuit against those he accuses of being responsible for the 2018 bus crash that paralyzed him and killed 16 others.

Spruce Meadows summer show jumping series cancelled due to COVID-19

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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World-renowned in the equestrian community, Spruce Meadows has cancelled its summer tournament season because of COVID-19.

Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80% of staff amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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The Calgary Stampede has laid off 80 per cent of its staff temporarily due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fundraiser for Saddledome employees who will lose shifts raises more than $39,000

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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A fundraiser for hourly workers at the Scotiabank Saddledome has raised over $39,000 after the company that owns the Calgary Flames told hourly staff they wouldn't receive pay for lost shifts.

Calgary Flames tell part-time staff they won’t be paid for shifts cancelled due to COVID-19

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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In the wake of the NHL season being suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff working for the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen and Calgary Roughnecks have been informed they will not be paid in the interim.

Calgary Flames’ Ken King has died

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Ken King, the former president and CEO of the Calgary Flames ownership group, has died at the age of 68.