Highlights / Calgary

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, 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. »

Economy, International, Society

Canada: World’s best cities, but perhaps not so for residents

Top ten cites: three are Canadian, except… Three of Canada’s major cities made the annual “top ten” list of the world’s most liveable cities by the Economist magazine. Calgary Alberta came in fourth, Vancouver British Columbia was listed as sixth, »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Calgary Stampede: Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

The 106th Calgary Stampede is now underway. It opened with the huge parade through downtown Calgary Alberta under hot sunny skies to a huge and enthusiastic crowd. Billed as the greatest outdoor show on Earth, the entertainment event celebrating the »

Economy, Health, International

Wild west food at the Calgary Stampede

Emphasis on the wild One of the summer’s premier entertainment and sporting events in all of N.America is the annual Calgary Stampede. This year the event billed as “the Greatest outdoor show on Earth” runs from July 6 to 15. »

Society

Plane with engine trouble lands on Calgary street

A small aircraft carrying six people was forced to make an emergency landing on a Calgary street this morning after running out of fuel, according to Calgary police. Officials with Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said the twin-engine plane with »