Highlights / Calgary

Arts and 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 and 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 and 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» 


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 and 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.» 


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» 


Get ready get set, for Grey Cup Sunday

It is one of the premier sports events in Canada. It’s rough, and ready as the 105th edition of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Grey Cup football (rugby) match is taking place this weekend to determine the Canadian champions. The» 

International, Society

Calgary ponders 2026 Winter Olympic bid

A special committee has told Calgary city council that the city could do a terrific job of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics but that it should take more time to decide whether to make a bid. The city is however winning praise for»