Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Going once, going twice: Uncertainty high ahead of Calgary Stampede chuckwagon auction

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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The chuckwagon races are one of the marquee events at the Calgary Stampede, and the annual auction to advertise on the canvases that adorn the wagons is always a bellwether for confidence in the heart of the oilpatch.

Nenshi says ‘99.999997%’ of Calgarians don’t want public money, or Gary Bettman, involved in arena

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Nenshi and Bettman

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says Calgarians have been loud and clear in their opposition to using public dollars to finance a new arena for the Flames, and to the NHL commissioner jumping into the debate.

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ recreates Calgary Olympic glory with first ski jumps in nearly 20 years

Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Eddie the Eagle Edwards

Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, the British ski jumper who finished dead last in the 70- and 90-metre events at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics — but gained worldwide fame in the process — returned Sunday to jump once again.

Eddie the Eagle expected to soar again in Calgary this weekend

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Eddie the Eagle 1988 composite

Underdog British ski jumper Eddie Edwards, who won the hearts of Calgarians during the 1988 Olympics, is back in the city this weekend — and he just might take another crack at the ski jump.

Junior hockey class-action lawsuit lands for certification hearing in Calgary

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Major junior hockey players who are fighting to earn at least minimum wage in Canada are taking their case before a Calgary judge starting Tuesday, in a hearing to determine whether their multimillion-dollar claim can proceed as a class-action lawsuit.

7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents: Calgary man completes Triple 7 Quest in record time

Monday, February 6th, 2017
Stephen Park Antarctica

Near-missed flights, running for his life through Cairo's notorious traffic jams, landing at New York's JFK airport during the chaotic aftermath of President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban.

Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid update expected later this month

Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Mayor Naheed Nenshi says a final decision on whether to proceed with a bid is expected this summer.

‘Crazy Canucks’ return to Switzerland for 50th anniversary of World Cup ski race

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Crazy Canucks

Four young skiers made their names flying down the most challenging hills in spectacular style, taking the European ski scene by storm in the 1970s.

Harnarayan Singh to make English debut in NHL broadcast from Calgary

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Harnarayan Singh

Already the first person to call the play-by-play of NHL games in Punjabi, Harnarayan Singh will become the first Sikh to broadcast in English when he joins the crew covering the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Saddledome.

As Calgary Stampeders head to Grey Cup, court case advances for man accused of murdering player

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Nelson Lugela Mylan Hicks

One day after the Calgary Stampeders advanced to the Grey Cup, the court case for the teen accused of murdering defensive back Mylan Hicks, has taken a significant step forward. On Monday, a preliminary inquiry was booked for Nelson Lugela, 19, who faces a charge of second-degree murder for the fatal nightclub shooting in September.