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Candidates target Stelmach’s record in byelection

Calgary-Glenmore constituents are set to go to the polls Sept. 14 to elect a new MLA and the race is heating up for the five candidates vying for the vacant seat. Non-conservative candidates said this election isn’t about running against PC candidate Diane Colley-Urquhart, but against the record of...

Friday, September 4, 2009, 11:08 AM

Remembering Teri through Facebook

Social media memorial groups appearing on sites like Facebook to honour one’s life have become a popular way to remember lost loved ones. However, once someone passes on his or her personal page may remain active, as is the case in Teri Murray, a Calgary Stampede Princess who died in a car accident...

Monday, August 31, 2009, 11:27 AM

Mount Royal College set to become a university?

Staff, students, alumni and dignitaries have been summoned to Mount Royal College next Thursday, where it appears likely the college will be made a university.Sources have told Metro an event will occur Sept. 3, and they have been instructed to have their calendars cleared for this day. An...

Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:29 AM

Students back to school a few days early

With school supplies in hand, Joanne Peters dropped her daughter off for her first day of grade six at Don Bosco Elementary and Jr. High School Thursday as students headed back for the first day of the 2009-2010 school year. Peters is excited about the start of the school year and likes the idea of...

Friday, August 28, 2009, 11:18 AM

Year delay sought for Bill 44

With controversial Bill 44 to be proclaimed in October, Education Minister Dave Hancock has put in a request to delay full implementation for a full calendar year. Bill 44 will allow parents to pull their children out of classes when lessons on sex, religion or sexual orientation are taught. Kathy...

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 11:15 AM

Delay sought in implementation of Bill 44

With the controversial Bill 44 to be proclaimed in October, Education Minister Dave Hancock has put in a request to delay full implementation for one calendar year.Bill 44 will allow parents to pull their children out of classes when lessons on sex, religion or sexual orientation are taught.Kathy...

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 11:04 AM

Investing in the future

Amber Hutchinson and her classmates spent their first year of veterinary school at the University of Calgary in trailers turned into makeshift classrooms to do academic and practical work with animals. All the while, students watched as the new Clinical Skills Building at the Spy Hill Campus was...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 11:22 AM

School bus routes filled by drivers

For the first time in decades, city school bus companies have enough drivers for all routes — prior to the start of the new school year. Representatives from both First Student Canada and Southland Transportation said a slumping economy has helped filled vacant positions to the point where all...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 11:17 AM

High-risk offender released on bail

Calgary police are warning the public about the release of a high-risk offender back into the city yesterday. Keegan Troy Spearchief, 23, was released on bail as he awaits charges of trespassing by night and breaching his conditions. “We believe Spearchief poses a risk to re-offend to the community...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 10:34 AM

Zero to 100 km/h in four seconds flat

With 10 months of work behind them, University of Calgary students were prepared yesterday to race their open style Formula 1 race cars in the third annual Western Canadian Shootout against three other schools. Teams have previously always raced in Edmonton, but the location this year changed to...

Monday, August 24, 2009, 11:01 AM

U of C yoga program for cancer patients thriving

Breast cancer took a great toll on Gale McCombie’s body to the point where she had very little mobility and felt like she had arthritis throughout her entire body.To help in the healing process, McCombie signed up for yoga thrive, a research project through the University of Calgary specifically...

Friday, August 21, 2009, 11:19 AM

$3.1M going to 3 city crime prevention groups

Three crime prevention programs in Calgary will be getting financial support from the federal government as $3.1 million of funding was announced Thursday.Federal Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan said the money will help youth divert from criminal activity and make better choices.“This is...

Friday, August 21, 2009, 11:16 AM

Indecent acts spur warning from police

Calgary police are appealing for help after a string of indecent acts at a concealed northwest school park and surrounding area.Staff Sgt. Greg Johnston said these incidents of exposure are not normal and it was appropriate to give the public warning.“School is back on Aug. 27, so we would like to...

Friday, August 21, 2009, 11:09 AM

CrossIron Mills opens to massive crowds

The eagerly awaited mega mall CrossIron Mills opened yesterday to massive crowds as shoppers filed in to the $500-million complex for the opening of 200 stores.With 55 per cent of the stores being outlets, John Scott, vice-president of development for Ivanhoe Cambridge, said that CrossIron Mills is...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 11:12 AM

Police on hunt for bank robbers

Calgary police are seeking public assistance for information regarding six unsolved bank robberies in the city. The six offences were committed between Feb. 7 and Aug. 12. Five of them occurred at TD Canada Trust outlets, with the sixth at First Calgary Savings and Credit Union. Det. Stu Keown said...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 11:10 AM

Mall art a hit with shoppers

Emily Dougan and Amanda Seibel got to CrossIron Mills at 6 a.m. for the grand opening yesterday to get free swag as doors opened.Both girls received free T-shirts from Banana Republic along with a free reusable bag, given to shoppers at entrances, with deals and coupons inside that can be used...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 10:37 AM

No fears of competition

The first mall to be built in 20 years across Western Canada opens today, but it doesn’t have Calgary markets fearful of losing customers.Two of Calgary’s largest malls, Southcentre and Chinook, see only a temporary decline in customers as mega mall Cross Iron Mills opens its doors.Eve Renaud,...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 11:25 AM

Bow River Flow festival set for Sunday

Vendors and amplified music won’t be found at the Bow River Flow festival, happening Sunday, as they are promoting themselves as a “participatory event.”Gerald Wheately, organizer of the festival, said they want people to leave feeling they have participated in something unique. “We want people to...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 11:16 AM

Mega-mall prepares for grand opening

With just two days left before the first shopping mall to be built in Western Canada in 20 years opens, progress is on track for CrossIron Mills to greet thousands of people on opening day. James Moller, general manager for the mall, said that they expect 70,000 to 75,000 people to walk through the...

Monday, August 17, 2009, 11:22 AM

Program gives teens new to Canada a taste of the outdoors

With her luggage in hand, Dani Hurtado, 17, waited along with 11 other young recent immigrants living in Canada to board their transportation in Calgary yesterday for a week-long retreat in Jasper National Park. The youth are participating in a pilot project with Parks Canada and Outward Bound...

Monday, August 17, 2009, 10:30 AM