Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

‘Calgary might be the only city left standing’: A glimpse into Olympic bid politics

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Just how badly does the International Olympic Committee need Calgary? The Calgary Eyeopener asked Robert Livingstone, who runs a website that tracks Olympic bids, for some insight.

Domestic violence calls spike on game days for CFL but not hockey, study finds

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Domestic Violence

Domestic violence calls in Calgary jump when the Stampeders take the field — but only when the CFL team takes on their arch-rivals, the Edmonton Eskimos, or when the team plays in the Grey Cup, according to a new study from the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.

Brian Burke on arenas, tax breaks and moving the team to Quebec

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Brian Burke, Calgary Flames president

The president of the Calgary Flames says the team could move without a new arena and that Canadian players should get tax breaks in order to make northern NHL teams more competitive.

Average Olympics tab pegged at $3.2B but Calgary could save on venues, security: CBEC

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Saddledome closeup, downtown Calgary

The last few Winter Olympics have cost the hosts about $3.2 billion each, but Calgary could reduce those expenses by making use of existing venues and "clustering" events together, according to the group exploring a potential bid for the 2026 games.

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.