Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

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.

Done deal: Calgary getting new taxpayer-funded NHL arena

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Calgary Events Centre

It's no longer hypothetical. A final deal has been signed to build a new home for the Calgary Flames, with the help of $290 million from city taxpayers.

‘It shows the power of sport’: Expat hockey players pay tribute to Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Ryan Straschnitzki

Though he's receiving surgery a long way from home, a hockey player who was paralyzed in last year's Humboldt Broncos bus crash received a tribute on the ice from his counterparts in Thailand.

Flames to practice at home for first time since controversy with head coach

Friday, November 29th, 2019
Flames Penguins Hockey

The Flames will practice in Calgary on Friday morning for the first time since allegations surfaced earlier this week that head coach Bill Peters used a racial slur against a former player 10 years ago.

Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco takes first steps after Thailand surgery

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Ryan Straz walks

Ryan Straschnitzki has taken his first steps since being paralyzed in the Humboldt bus crash 19 months ago, thanks to a cutting-edge surgery performed abroad.

Grey Cup organizers confident game will approach sellout

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Mike Franco

Grey Cup Festival organizers say they aren't worried Sunday's game has yet to sell out. Festival chair Mike Franco says they saw a surge of 500 tickets sold once Hamilton and Winnipeg gained a berth to the CFL championship on Sunday.

Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player moves legs after experimental surgery in Thailand

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Ryan Straschnitzki Humboldt Broncos

A hockey player from Alberta who was paralyzed in last year's Humboldt Broncos bus crash has begun moving his legs after receiving experimental spinal surgery in Thailand — nearly kicking his therapist and asking if he could hit the gym.

Calgary’s Natalie Neidhart ‘overwhelmed with emotion’ as she makes wrestling history in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

First-ever women's wrestling match in Saudi Arabia ends in emotional embrace as Saudi audience gives Natalie Neidhart and Lacey Evans a standing ovation.

‘Quite optimistic:’ Paralyzed Bronco player undergoes spinal surgery in Thailand

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has received spinal surgery in Thailand that he hopes will restore some of his movement.