Highlights / Calgary

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, International, Society

A great year for the “greatest outdoor show”

Canada’s Calgary Stampede has come to a close. Billed as the greatest annual outdoor show on Earth, the huge celebration of rural and cowboy lifestyle and skills, saw 1,214,972 visitors pass through the turnstiles. That’s just over a ten per» 

Society

UPDATE: Calgary police arrest man for voyeurism in relation to ‘CanadaCreep’ Twitter account

Police in the Western Canadian city of Calgary in Alberta have arrested a 42-year-old man in connection with a Twitter account that shared hundreds of surreptitiously recorded images of women’s clothed breasts, buttocks and genital areas — including videos filmed up women’s» 

Health, Society

Teens experiencing dating violence face more risk later

A new study suggests that people who experience physical or verbal violence in their teens are more likely to suffer abuse later on. Researchers at the University of Calgary studied young people from the ages of 12 to 18 to» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New technique for stroke shows ‘fantastic’ results

After concluding studies with researchers around the world, specialists have been rolling out a new technique for treating ischemic strokes with dramatic results. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in Canada and the third leading cause of death. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

“Balloonatic” fined for wild dangerous stunt

The prosecutor at his trial called Dan Boria, a “balloonatic”. In a stunt last year where he was arrested and charged with several violations,  he was sentenced this week. In 2015, the 27-year-old spent thousands of dollars to buy over» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

The annual Calgary Stampede comes to a wet closure.

Another successful “greatest annual outdoor show on earth”, albeit, a damp one. The GMC Rangeland Derby (chuck wagon races) final was as exciting as ever, and muddy! © Calgary Stampede-CBC A wagon hits a barrel and flips in an early heat» 

Environment, Society

‘Green’ lawmowers in city parks slowly coming to Canada.

Although using farm animals to tend city parks is not uncommon in Europe, the idea is coming slowly to Canada A pilot project involving goats to reduce invasive weeds in Calgary, Alberta, parks has come to an end. The three» 

Economy, Environment

Nature’s lawnmowers: 106 green alternatives for Calgary

The western prairie city of Calgary Alberta has concerns about invasive plants in its parklands. The city wants to reduce invasive plants to ensure native species are overrun thereby maintaining the natural wildlife habitat and species survival. Rather than have noisy» 

Society

Canadian launches engagement ring into stratosphere to ‘enchant’ fiancée

You can safely say Shawn Wright has raised the bar on wedding proposals to new heights… stratospheric heights to be more exact. The 29-year-old resident of Calgary in Canada’s western province of Alberta launched an engagement ring beyond the stratosphere using» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Water expert shocked at location of proposed new Calgary sports complex

With a variety of experts saying cities and builders need to take a changing climate into consideration, a huge new stadium complex is proposed on the bank of the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. The Calgary Flames hockey organization announced»