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FHNB show aims to promote local fashion

Glamour is in the air as Fashion Has No Borders (FHNB) & Accessory Expose comes to Calgary for the first time.The event, sponsored by Metro Calgary, will offer a unique opportunity to discover and purchase the hottest in fashion, health and beauty products.Sharon Cornwall, founder of FHNB said...

Friday, March 19, 2010, 10:51 AM

Young Calgarians raising money for Chile

A young group of Chilean Canadians called Calgary Helps Chile is coming forward to assist the earthquake-stricken country by holding fundraisers.The group has partnered with Red Cross and First Steps to Rebuild Chile to help relief efforts.John Reyes, a member of the group, hopes the event will...

Friday, March 19, 2010, 10:33 AM

Computer virus compromises patient info

Patients at the University of Calgary Sunridge Medical Clinic may have had personal information compromised after two computer viruses infected the clinic’s computers.One of the viruses shut down the computers, while the other may have remotely allowed unauthorized third parties to access...

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 11:05 AM

Giving the gift of music to needy kids

Three city organizations are encouraging Calgarians to get off their brass and donate used instruments to help bring music to underprivileged children and youth in the city.Terry Fox Junior High School, Kerby Senior’s Centre and the Legacy Children’s Foundation have teamed up for the “Jump on the...

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 10:49 AM

Anti-racism group set to celebrate, prepares for countermarch

Rally Anti-Racist Action (ARA) is calling on friends and broader communities to join them in celebration of anti-racism.The rally will take place on the steps of city hall this Sunday at 11 a.m.“We want this rally to become a tradition and help to show that Calgary is not a place of intolerance,”...

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 10:40 AM

All’s not lost in sewers

Ever dropped something down the storm drain? Well, it can be retrieved, says the city’s water services.College student Josep Zapanta, 19, was walking down Centre Street when his cellphone vibrated and fell out of his back pocket into a sewage drain.“I was in a rush and I couldn’t call anyone...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 10:40 AM

James Joyce ready to celebrate the Irish way

Calgary is green with life as St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated throughout the city in numerous ways.Throughout the day and night, diners and pubs will be thriving with excitement and happy folks.James Joyce Irish Pub on Stephen Avenue is starting the celebrations early, opening at 8 a.m.“Line ups...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 10:36 AM

New downtown LRT station gets thumbs up

Customers of Calgary Transit are impressed with the new Third Street SW station.The platform, which opened Friday, is the fourth to open as part of the Seventh Avenue Refurbishment project.Calgary Transit passenger Randy Yaschk is glad the platform finally open.“This is my first time using it, and...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 11:06 AM

Calgary students get lowdown on safety

Calgary hosted its seventh annual Safety Expo yesterday morning at the Municipal Building downtown, where 3,200 Grade 4 to 7 students attended.Pre-registered students from Calgary’s Catholic, public, private and charter schools participated in 37 colourful and interactive displays, a variety of...

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 11:27 AM

New terms needed for future Canada: Group

“Visible minority” might be an antiquated term in Calgary’s future, according to the representative of a city immigrants’ organization.According to a Statistics Canada report yesterday, Calgary will see one-third of its citizens being of foreign-born descent by 2031.Fariba Mohammadi of the Centre...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11:20 AM

Calgary Transit defends safety record after night incidents

Some Calgary Transit riders are questioning the safety of downtown trains and buses at night.A pair of Calgary women have recently fallen victim to harassment and physical confrontations aboard C-Trains with other late night passengers who appear to be intoxicated.“I don’t like using the transit in...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 10:42 AM

Event celebrates black history

Calgary’s urban scene is on the rise and wants to get citizens involved.Ify Chiwetelu is a founding member of Collectively Eclectic, a non-profit organization striving to promote creativity and cross-cultural experiences by giving local artistic talent a stage. The organization is holding an event...

Friday, February 26, 2010, 10:52 AM

Students fight tuition hike

On Twitter, he was referred to as Teflon Alan — nothing seemed to stick.Still, students rallied yesterday at the University of Calgary for a Day of Action, then a town hall forum with Provost Alan Harrison, questioning the school’s funding tactics. “We have the government who will grant to us the...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 11:00 AM

Urban musicians step up for Haiti

Calgary’s urban music scene is now stepping up, ready to hip hop to help Haiti earthquake victims.Jason Wakeford, co-ordinator for a tonight’s event at the Distillery, said the fundraiser could be an eye opener for Calgarians.“When a natural disaster happens, the colour barrier is lifted and we...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 10:38 AM