Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Calgary Olympic bid cost increases by $5.1M

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Increase won’t impact property taxes as it will be paid for out of corporate savings.

Lethbridge hockey player burned by campfire out of ICU, able to communicate

Monday, July 16th, 2018

An Alberta player with the Western Hockey League who was seriously burned while hanging out at a backyard firepit is out of intensive care.

Injured Stampede chuckwagon driver says ‘it’s part of the job’, vowing to saddle up in 3 to 6 weeks

Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Chuckwagon driver Obrey Motowylo is "stiff and sore," but otherwise in good spirits just three days after he was ejected from his wagon and run over by it — breaking his scapula — during a Tuesday heat at the Calgary Stampede.

Injured horse put down after Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon race

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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A horse that suffered an injury during the Chuckwagon races Wednesday night at the Calgary Stampede has been put down by veterinarians.

Chuckwagon driver injured at Calgary Stampede

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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A chuckwagon driver was injured at the Calgary Stampede during the GMC Rangeland Derby on Tuesday night.

Chuckwagon racing 101: why it’s OK to ask what a wheeler is

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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Calgary Stampede chuckwagon racing champion Kelly Sutherland explains everything you ever wanted to know about the chucks, but were afraid to ask.

Calgary now front-runner for 2026 Winter Olympics, says online bid tracker

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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Graz, Austria, a main contender for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics, dropped out of the race late last week, leaving some wondering if the dwindling pool of candidates puts Calgary in a better position to win the bid.

How the Calgary Stampede makes and spends $150M per year

Monday, July 9th, 2018
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Virtually every Calgarian knows the Calgary Stampede, but how many of us actually know how it all works? Here's a breakdown of where the money goes and what it does.

Cowboy writes book about adventures, ‘angels’ on Calgary to Brazil horseback ride

Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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A well-travelled cowboy from Brazil has released stories from his adventures in a new book.

Humboldt Broncos’ Ryan Straschnitzki arrives home after spinal treatment in Philadelphia

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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For the first time in five months paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is together with his family in his hometown of Airdrie, Alberta.