Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Fundraiser for Saddledome employees who will lose shifts raises more than $39,000

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

A fundraiser for hourly workers at the Scotiabank Saddledome has raised over $39,000 after the company that owns the Calgary Flames told hourly staff they wouldn't receive pay for lost shifts.

Calgary Flames tell part-time staff they won’t be paid for shifts cancelled due to COVID-19

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Calgary Flames staff

In the wake of the NHL season being suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff working for the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen and Calgary Roughnecks have been informed they will not be paid in the interim.

Calgary Flames’ Ken King has died

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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Ken King, the former president and CEO of the Calgary Flames ownership group, has died at the age of 68.

Alberta Water Polo cancels girls’ season during investigation but teen accused of sex assaults still playing

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Alberta Water Polo Association

Alberta Water Polo Association cancelled the rest of the U14 girls' season just hours after a CBC News story was published about girls reporting their breasts were being groped by another player during games. But the player accused of sexual assault is still playing, according to players' parents.

‘One step at a time’: Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco player happy with spinal surgery results

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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A hockey player paralyzed in a bus crash has been working hard since undergoing spinal surgery in Thailand late last year and it's getting him closer to his dream of making the national sledge hockey team.

Nenshi says group of private citizens working on bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games in Calgary

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Nenshi Commonwealth Games

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says a group of private citizens is preparing a serious bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games and he is open to the idea but unsure there would be any financial backing available from the city.

Canmore hosting 36 top curling teams for Qualico Mixed Doubles Classic

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
John Morris and Rachel Homan

Olympian John Morris is a driving force behind the second annual Qualico Mixed Doubles Classic, held at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club and hosting teams from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Japan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Estonia and Hungary. 

Fostering dogs helped Olympic speed skater Ivanie Blondin fight depression and get back on track

Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Ivanie Blondin

This month, Calgary-based speed skater Ivanie Blondin won gold in five straight races — the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 metres. 

Manny Pacquiao swarmed by fans at Calgary airport during first Canadian visit

Friday, December 27th, 2019
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He's a bonafide boxing legend with 12 major world titles under his belt, but on Dec. 27 Manny Pacquiao arrived in Calgary to promote a different sport entirely: basketball.

Injured Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki wonders why Canada won’t fund spinal surgery

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Ryan Straschnitzki

A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it feels good to be home after spending five weeks in Thailand, where he underwent spinal surgery.