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Calgary Stampede says rodeo will go ahead, as nearby horse races cancel due to smoke

Sunday, July 18th, 2021
Calgary Stampede air quality

Two horse-racing events were cancelled in southern Alberta on Sunday to protect the animals from severe wildfire smoke that had pushed the region's air quality off the charts, but the Calgary Stampede said its rodeo will go ahead.

Calgary minor hockey club investigates ‘disturbing’ video that shows boy passing out, convulsing

Sunday, October 25th, 2020
Calgary hockey hazing video

A Calgary minor hockey club says it is investigating a "disturbing video" that ends as a boy collapses and convulses on the floor while his teammates laugh.

Western Hockey League to return in January for 2020-2021 season

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Prince Albert Raiders celebration

The Western Hockey League says it will resume play on Jan. 8, if it can receive the necessary permissions from health officials in Canada and the United States.

Calgary Flames’ Mikael Backlund gets a head start on return in Sweden

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions not as tight in Sweden as in North America, Calgary Flames forward Mikael Backlund is ahead of the game on and off the ice.

Water polo athlete builds backyard hay bale pool to train for Olympics

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
Kyra Christmas

A member of Canada's national women's water polo team wanted to keep up her training during the COVID-19 pandemic but all the pools were closed — so she "baled" herself out by building one … out of hay.

‘It was mandatory’: Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century due to pandemic

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Calgary Stampede 2018

The Calgary Stampede will not go forward in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Thursday.

Chuckwagon season delayed due to COVID-19

Monday, April 13th, 2020
Calgary Stampede Chuckwagons (Heat of the Moment 2017)

The start of chuckwagon season has been pushed back until at least late June due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Former Humboldt Bronco files $13.5M lawsuit against bus driver, provinces

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Sask Bus Crash Straschnitzki 20181222

A former Humboldt Bronco hockey player has filed a $13.5-million lawsuit against those he accuses of being responsible for the 2018 bus crash that paralyzed him and killed 16 others.

Spruce Meadows summer show jumping series cancelled due to COVID-19

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

World-renowned in the equestrian community, Spruce Meadows has cancelled its summer tournament season because of COVID-19.

Calgary Stampede temporarily lays off 80% of staff amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
Calgary Stampede gate in 2019 6155

The Calgary Stampede has laid off 80 per cent of its staff temporarily due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.