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  • COVID-19 Update: Hinshaw, Kenney to provide afternoon update | Hospital admissions could soar to 775: leaked documents December 2, 2020
    With news on COVID-19 happening rapidly, we’ve created this page to bring you our latest stories and information on the outbreak in and around Calgary. What’s happening now William Shatner chided Alberta for not using the federal COVID Alert app in a tweet. Premier Jason Kenney is set to join Dr. Deena Hinshaw at her Wednesday afternoon briefing. Britain app […]
  • Defence closes its case in the trial of stepdad Justin Bennett, accused of murdering little Ivy Wick December 2, 2020
    The lawyer for murder suspect Justin Paul Bennett won’t argue his step-daughter’s death was the culmination of months of repeated abuse by her mom. Defence counsel Allan Fay, who earlier suggested Helen Wordsworth assaulted little Ivy Wick the day she was rushed to hospital unconscious, said allegations by his client she previously abused the girl won’t be t […]
  • The Grinch who stole packages: RCMP warn Albertans to keep mail safe during the holidays December 2, 2020
    A man pried open 40 mailboxes and bagged items in an early morning theft, prompting RCMP to warn locals about keeping their mail safe during the holiday season. Sylvan Lake Mounties and Canada Post are investigating the incident, which took place on Sunday in the lobby of an apartment building located on Hinshaw Drive in the town of Sylvan Lake, approximatel […]
  • End of an icon, Stampede Corral walls to come down next week December 2, 2020
    The demolition of the Stampede Corral, the next step in what will be a $500-million expansion of the BMO Convention Centre, is set to begin next week. The Calgary Stampede and its development partner, the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), held a news conference Wednesday to mark the latest project milestone at the BMO site — the completion of Exhibi […]
  • Burden to Bear: With work far from over, anti-racism advocates offer paths forward to curb racism December 2, 2020
    This is Part 3 of Burden to Bear, a special three-part series documenting the ongoing struggle against racism that has persisted in the Calgary area for generations. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2. The series, written by Sammy Hudes and Alanna Smith, was edited by Ricky Leong, with visuals by photojournalist Azin Ghaffari. A cramped hotel suite serves […]

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  • John Ivison: We're flying blind during COVID-19. Air passengers need to be pro-active December 2, 2020
    The airline industry is at pains to point out that the risk of COVID infection on a plane is lower than that in an office building, classroom or commuter train, in large part because of the aggressive air filtration and circulation systems on aircraft. But in-flight transmission is not unknown and the Public Health Agency of Canada posts a list of flights wh […]
  • Toronto van attack killer says he'd do it all over again, but would make sure he died December 2, 2020
    TORONTO — If Alek Minassian could go back in time to before his deadly Toronto van attack he would do it all over again, but make sure he died at the end of it , he told a psychiatrist. The shocking admission of the man on trial for 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder, made during a psychiatric evaluation less than a year ago, […]
  • 'I'll see you in four years': Trump talks about a third run for president in 2024 December 2, 2020
    What is Donald Trump’s next move once he relinquishes the U.S. presidency and leaves the White House? Ever since Joe Biden won the presidential race on November 3, many have asked that question. And on Tuesday night, Trump may have confirmed what several have suspected — a third bid for the Oval Office in 2024. “It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told h […]
  • Get it in writing December 2, 2020
    In the world of contracting I’ve seen it all. There are some incredible contractors out there who put the time and effort in to make it right for their clients. I’ve met a lot of them, and they do great, consistent work. However, there are some bad, and even downright ugly contractors out there who make it hard for homeowners to trust that there are good con […]
  • On the map: Room service coming to Forest Hill north December 2, 2020
    At Bathurst and Glencairn, stately homes line the hilly corridor that, heading east, leads to the Beltline Trail. There are kosher shops and plazas along the way, including the one at Lawrence that houses United Bakers Dairy Restaurant, known for its excellent pea soup . What the North York neighbourhood is not known for is having a hotel scene. But that cou […]