Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Canadian business titan and Calgary Flames co-owner Clay Riddell dies

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
Clay Riddell

Riddell founded multiple oil and gas companies during his career, including Paramount Resources in 1974. He was the president and CEO until his son Jim took over the business in 2015.

‘Enjoying the moment’ Paralyzed Bronco player makes triumphant return to the ice

Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Ryan Straschnitzki was all smiles Saturday following his first return to the ice in a game since being paralyzed from the chest down in an April bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos in Saskatchewan.

Calgary might just bid for the Olympics — but why?

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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The Olympic Games are supposed to be about the glory of sport. They’re also about politics.

Economic benefits of Calgary 2026 Olympic Games ‘absolutely overstated,’ say 2 economists

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

A Calgary economist is issuing a warning about some of the numbers presented by the city's bid corporation for the 2026 Olympics Games, while a sports economist says the case for voting "no" in the Olympic plebiscite in November is even stronger.

Details on Calgary’s possible 2026 Olympic bid to be revealed

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Calgarians will get a detailed look at how the city could host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games when a draft plan is presented to city council later today.

Bernhard Langer surges up leaderboard at Shaw Charity Classic

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
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A clutch putt vaulted Joe Durant into the lead atop the Shaw Charity Classic leaderboard.

Ex-NHLer Shane Doan to serve as pallbearer at Senator John McCain’s memorial service

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

A longtime National Hockey League player from Alberta will serve as a pallbearer at Sen. John McCain's memorial service.

‘Baby steps’: Injured Humboldt Broncos player learns old skills after accident

Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is on his hands and knees trying a skill he hasn't had to practise for 18 years — how to crawl.

Women from Lethbridge University hockey team sue school, coach over abuse, bullying allegations

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
University of Lethbridge

Four players from the University of Lethbridge women's hockey team are suing the school, its sports director and the team's coach.

Calgary 2026 accused of predetermining outcome on whether to pursue Olympic bid

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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The organization tasked with Calgary's Olympic bid is coming under fire for a perceived lack of transparency and a possible bonus structure for its newly minted CEO that encourages only one outcome.