Darren Krause

All women are moms­­

I have a lot of moms. And, I bet if you think about it, you do too.Each one of the moms in my life is unique — and in their own specialness, they’ve provided me with a series of gifts I can take with me into the future.Sister-in-law: The mother of my niece and keeper of my younger brother, she...

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 3:25 AM

It’s a sign with the time

We all find ourselves, at one time or another asking, “how much longer is this going to take?” while travelling Deerfoot Trail.Thanks to a City of Calgary pilot project, now, you’ll know.Until Nov. 23, the city will utilize 12 variable message boards along Deerfoot Trail to get its travel time...

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 11:27 AM

City nurses lend hands at blast site

Calgary ER nurse Pam Bosnak felt like she was at the Grand Riviera Princess resort for all the right reasons.Bosnak and fellow Calgary nurse Karen Murphy were on a Sunwing vacation when a blast crippled the resort, killing seven, including a father and son from Drumheller, and injuring several...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 10:35 AM

Mexico hotel blast kills trio of Albertans

The town of Drumheller is mourning the loss of a father and son from its hockey community after an explosion at a Mexican resort yesterday.The explosion occurred in the lobby of the 676-room Grand Princess Riviera Hotel in the city of Playa del Carmen around 9:30 a.m. local time.Linda Lacher,...

Monday, November 15, 2010, 11:00 AM

Librarian hit with sex charges

Calgary police have confirmed a school employee in her 40s was charged with sexual assault for allegedly carrying on a relationship with a 15-year-old male student at her school, and was then re-arrested after she allegedly ignored a court order to discontinue the relationship.According to police,...

Friday, October 29, 2010, 10:30 AM

Community concerns at forefront

Some ward forums talked about broader city issues, even through ward-specific questions were sought. Not so in Ward 11. Ward-specific questions came in abundance — whether it was the southwest ring road, Sandy Beach redevelopment, transportation around the Rockyview and Mount Royal University, and...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 11:26 AM

Higgins leaps into lead: Poll

With less than one week remaining until election day, a new exclusive poll commissioned by Metro Calgary shows former CTV anchor Barb Higgins with a slight advantage over former alderman Ric McIver.The random, automated telephone poll, conducted Saturday, Oct. 9, by Calgary-based IVRnet, asked...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 11:15 AM

Community eroded: Resident

Low turnout at a northeast Calgary forum can be linked to a single issue, in the eyes of one long-time Marlborough resident.Zahra Karmali, 29, who was born and raised in Marlborough, said non-functioning community associations and community centres have eroded the fabric of once-proud communities....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10:42 AM

Mayoral race too close to call

Statistically, it’s a tie. That’s how a new poll from Return on Insight has the mayoral race stacked up, with Barb Higgins and Ric McIver in a statistical dead heat — with Naheed Nenshi in third, but closing the gap.The poll, claiming to be within 4.4 per cent accuracy, 19 times out of 20, shows...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10:34 AM

Metro Minute with the Marathon Man

If you’ve got a minute today Calgary — or maybe 20 minutes and you want to help support a great cause, and get your daily run in, you can join Marathon Man Martin Parnell in a 5 km run to help support Right to Play.Parnell, who is endeavouring to run 250 marathons this year, will be running with...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 9:14 AM

Where candidate lives counts: Voters

More than 150 people sat shoulder to shoulder to hear eight Ward 6 candidates answer questions on urban chickens, the Stampede Board, and Race City speedway.Of course, transportation was an issue, but a candidate’s service and community longevity and residence seemed to be the clear concern. “I...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 10:40 AM

Residents show up in droves for Ward 14 debate

Mid-Sun community centre’s gymnasium was packed Thursday night, and transportation and neighbourhood development were the hot topics of the evening.The Civic Camp forum for Ward 14 brought issues like appropriate transit links in some of the older Ward 14 neighbourhoods, problems with the Macleod...

Friday, October 1, 2010, 11:12 AM

Student issues dominate Ward 1 debate

With last night’s Ward 1 forum having been held at the University of Calgary, student issues came to the forefront for many. All six candidates participated in Civic Camp’s citizen forum, where topics like affordable housing, transit and urban sprawl came up.“I think that all those issues affect...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:38 AM

Candidates gang up on airport tunnel

Candidates from across the city rallied together in northeast Calgary yesterday, voicing their opposition to the proposed airport tunnel.Mayoral candidate Bob Hawkesworth led the charge with aldermen past and present — including current aldermanic candidates at the McKnight Westwinds Park and Ride...

Monday, September 27, 2010, 10:43 AM

Forum helps voters choose Ward 7 alderman

Ward 7 voters had a lot on their minds, and candidates answered questions about everything from urban chickens to recycling to urban sprawl. One single issue didn’t rise to the forefront for the packed Triwood Community Centre crowd of around 170, as the latest instalment of the Civic Camp’s 14...

Friday, September 24, 2010, 11:16 AM

Quarrel over cash for cops

Two mayoral candidates waged a sparring match Thursday over the police budget — with the police chief wedging himself precariously in between.Naheed Nenshi accused Ric McIver of flip-flopping his stance on the police budget, saying McIver admitted he was prepared to cut the police budget, despite...

Friday, September 24, 2010, 10:42 AM

Candidates face off over cutbacks

Will there be cuts to city services? If so, how deep should they go?That proved to be the fulcrum in a back-and-forth between two of Calgary’s mayoral candidates yesterday, as a new city council will have to grapple with a projected $60 million deficit.Bob Hawkesworth started the morning on the...

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10:35 AM

Bieber fever epidemic hits Calgary

Unless you were alive during Beatlemania, or perhaps were caught up in the white glove, dance move 80s craze of Michael Jackson could you begin to fathom the mania over Justin Bieber in Calgary Monday evening.At that wasn’t even during the concert.Thousands of fans flocked to the Pengrowth...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 2:25 AM

Metro editor braves rappel for good cause

I woke up at 5 a.m., for a 7:24 a.m. descent from the Sun Life Building for this year’s Easter Seals Drop Zone. I’m not a real fan of heights and I was soon to stare down a 375’ foot rappel — albeit for a great cause. I arrived, signed in, and went up the elevator to the prep room, where they...

Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:53 AM

Lights out at 37 St. & Glenmore

Fifteen months after a council decision to move ahead post-ring road, a completed detour at 37 Street SW will allow for free-flow traffic on Glenmore Trail.Ward 11 Ald. Brian Pincott told Metro the lights on Glenmore Trail at 37 Street SW would be removed Saturday, as the first phase of an...

Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:45 AM