Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Change will come but Flames will stick with core group of players

Friday, April 21st, 2017
Brad Treliving Glen Gulutzan Flames

The Calgary Flames will make some changes over the summer months but growth must come from within, GM Brad Treliving told reporters on Friday.

$10.25M lawsuit against Calgary Flames, Dennis Wideman filed by injured linesman

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The NHL linesman who was injured by a hit from Calgary Flames player Dennis Wideman is suing the hockey club and the defenceman for $10.2 million.

Calgary Flames will move without a new arena, says Ken King

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Ken King Calgary Next

Calgary Flames president and CEO Ken King says the team will move if it can't strike a deal for a new arena. It could be an effective tactic to convince Calgarians to part with their tax dollars, according to author Martin Fridson.

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

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Chuckwagon Auction 20170322

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

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
OLY Calgary Bid 20160620

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says a final decision on whether to proceed with a bid is expected this summer.