Highlights / Calgary

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Naheed Nenshi will not seek a fourth term as Calgary’s mayor

Naheed Nenshi, the first Muslim to ever serve as mayor of a major North Amerian city, is stepping away from politics. Nenshi said Tuesday he won’t run for a fourth term in Calgary, the city where he grew up–the son »

Health, Politics

Canada announces new travel restrictions in face of pandemic

Travellers returning to Canada will have to quarantine in hotels at their own expense in accordance with new measures announced today to discourage Canadians from travelling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At a news conference on Friday, Prime Minister Justin »

Society

British Columbia government allows NHL to play in province for upcoming season

The British Columbia government has allowed the National Hockey League (NHL) to play games in the province for the upcoming 2021 season. In a tweet from Sunday, British Columbia Premier John Horgan said that he spoke with Vancouver Canucks owner »

Arts & Entertainment

Huge public art piece to be returned after being deemed ‘too hot’

The giant polished steel artwork called ‘Wishing Well” was part of Calgary Alberta’s programme of commissioning public art works. Public art commissioned or mandated by politicians in connection with new developments,has very often been controversial, but rarely is it deemed »

Health, International

Temperature checks mandatory in Canada’s four biggest airports

Starting on Thursday, all passengers going through security at Canada’s four biggest airports have to take part in a temperature check, according to a tweet from Transport Canada. Transport Canada is mandating the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to »

Society

Edmonton city council to discuss mandatory mask bylaw

Edmonton’s city council is set to discuss making masks mandatory in indoor public spaces on Thursday, after Mayor Don Iveson called on councillors to attend an emergency advisory committee meeting. “I am hearing that many Edmontonians would like to see »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

Olympic sliding track in Calgary: future in grave doubt

It was a world-class facility in its day, but now some three decades years after it was built for the 1988 Olympics, the Calgary luge, bobsleigh, skeleton facility is in dire need of repairs. Canada only has two sliding tracks »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian students win international solar competition

Universities are a source of great innovation and ideas. With concern about the environment, alternatives to fossil fuel power are always being sought, solar power among them and Canadian universities are actively working on solutions, including in the transport sector. »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Winter Olympics 2026: Calgary out?

The city of Calgary Alberta had been a good choice for the 2026 Winter Olympics in competition with Sweden and Italy. However there has been a good deal of opposition from the public over the estimated costs of the event »

Society

Early snow wallops western province

On paper, it is still autumn in Canada, but Calgary and other parts of the western province of Alberta got up to 40 centimetres of heavy wet snow, making yesterday one of the snowiest October days in over 100 years. »