Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Calgary arena war descends into Twitter feud as Flames exec goes after mayor

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Naheed Nenshi election night

Not everyone was happy about Mayor Naheed Nenshi being re-elected to a third term Monday night.

Calgary Flames sign Jaromir Jagr to 1-year deal

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Jaromir Jagr Flames

The Calgary Flames have announced the signing of Jaromir Jagr to a one-year deal worth a reported $1 million US.

Calgary Flames president to address team’s future in wake of arena negotiations impasse

Monday, September 25th, 2017
Ken King Saddledome

Join CBC News as we livestream a speech from Calgary Flames president and CEO Ken King, who is set to address a sold-out crowd of the local business community about the NHL team's future in Alberta's largest city.

Flames say they’re giving up on new Calgary arena

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Calgary Saddledome

Saying they are no longer interested in pursuing a new arena after two years of negotiations, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Flames, released their proposal to the city on Thursday.

Flames aren’t playing politics over new arena, says Ken King

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Saddledome closeup, downtown Calgary

Calgary Sports and Entertainment president Ken King says the Flames aren't playing politics by ending arena negotiations in mayoral election season.

Ken King says Flames will not pursue new arena in Calgary

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Ken King

The president of the Calgary Flames says the team's owners are dropping their plan for a new arena.

Canadian Women’s Hockey League players ‘really excited’ to get paid for 1st time — thanks to China

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
HKW Clarkson Cup 20160313

Canada's professional female hockey players are finally getting paid, thanks to a truly far eastern expansion plan — and while it's still a far cry from NHL-sized paycheques, the new stipends will go a long way, says a Calgary Inferno player.

Calgary to continue exploring 2026 Olympic Games bid

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Calgary’s potential 2026 Olympic bid avoided being relegated to the dust bin Wednesday as city council voted to keep the process moving forward.

Olympic boxing medallist Willie deWit welcomes Mohammed Ali to fight for clients in Alberta

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Justice Willie deWit Mohammed Ali

Canadian Olympic boxing medalist Willie deWit couldn't resist a gentle jab at Mohammed Ali in a Calgary courtroom Wednesday. OK, the jab was a verbal one, deWit is now a superior court judge and Ali is a criminal defence lawyer who shares a name (though different spelling) with one of the greatest boxers who ever lived.

City administrators open to 2026 Olympic bid but say financial conditions have to be met

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Despite being “skeptical” that financial considerations around a 2026 Olympic bid will change much between now and next October, a report from administration coming to council on Monday says strategies should be explored.