Jeremy Nolais

LRT fare-evading fines could rise

LRT passengers who dare to ride without paying the fare could soon be in for a greater scare.Calgary Transit safety co-ordinator Brian Whitelaw said his team plans to bring forward a proposal early next year to bump the penalty for fare evasion up $100 to $250.In the spring, transit officials...

Friday, December 2, 2011, 11:25 AM

Morning intoxication is ‘a real problem’

Commuters who climb behind the wheel after a long night at the watering hole are often contending with more than just a hangover.In fact, sometimes they aren’t even hungover yet.“First of all, you have the alcohol that’s affecting your reaction time, but you also have to add in the lack of sleep,”...

Friday, August 12, 2011, 11:19 AM

Chokehold draws commission review

Mixed martial arts enthusiasts are up in arms following what many have deemed a dangerous officiating mistake during a Calgary fight on Friday.During the AX Combat 1 match between Kim Couture and Sheila Bird at the Telus Convention Centre, Bird managed to lock Couture in a leg scissor choke — her...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 6:24 AM

Calgarian could be sexiest candidate

He went toe-to-toe with the prime minister in a battle of looks and didn’t even blink.Now, Scott Milton is among the finalists to be crowned Canada’s sexiest election candidate.The online competition, launched by Toronto blogger Zach Bussey in early April in hopes of stirring up interest in the...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 11:01 AM

Local Buddhists worry about relatives in Japan

The mood was sombre for much of Sunday service held at the Calgary Buddhist Temple this morning as the congregation — many of whom were born in Japan or have relatives there — reflected on the tragedy plaguing the nation. As the carnage of Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and the devestating...

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 6:28 PM

Calgary neighbours pull woman from burning home

Ignoring concerns for their own safety, a group of neighbours rescued a woman from a northeast home early this morning. Another man living in the home died after fire broke out in the 3000 block of 56 Street NE around 1 a.m., according to fire officials. Al Giga, who lives across the street from...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:14 PM

Blogging 260 days of marital sex

A Calgary husband and wife are in the midst of documenting a daunting challenge likely to make even the most liberal lovers ache in empathy.Intimacy had always been a point of contention for Ryan and Melanie since the two were married nearly eight years ago. The couple asked that their last name be...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 11:09 AM

Redford 'very close' to making decision on Tory leadership run

Alberta Justice Minister Alison Redford says she is "very close" to deciding whether or not to throw her hat in the ring to lead the provincial Tories. Speaking at a domestic violence awareness event at Chinook Centre this morning, Redford said she expects a pretty good race for to helm the party...

Monday, February 14, 2011, 5:30 PM

Musicians make the most of a broken record

All they started with were a few “corny rhymes” about characters from the hit TV show Friends.Eight hours later, Calgary musician Dan Bennett and friend Dave Wallace of Victoria had created a song called Lights, Camera, Action, which they would willingly put up against any track on the top-40...

Friday, January 21, 2011, 11:15 AM

A dangerous and deadly weekend on the slopes

The death toll continues to rise in what was a dangerous weekend on Alberta and B.C. slopes. An avalanche in the Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park reportedly killed an Alberta man skiing in a group of 15 yesterday morning. A helicopter was dispatched to the scene of the incident, roughly 600...

Monday, January 17, 2011, 5:59 PM

Daughter, dad learn e-lesson

Every parent’s worst nightmare became Barry Rungeling’s reality when he arrived home from work Jan. 5.His daughter Kaitlyn was nowhere to be found. Clothes had been removed from her dresser and her phone was dead.“I was freaking,” he said. “I was ready to go anywhere I thought she could be.”...

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 10:57 AM

Shocker to tune of $900-plus

Angie Macdonald was left in a state of shock after opening her monthly statement from Enmax earlier this week.It specified that a payment of $923.43 was owed by Jan. 4 unless alternative payment arrangements were made.Accompanying the bill was a message from the city-owned utilities provider. “...

Friday, December 24, 2010, 11:28 AM

Armed hijackers send cabbie to hospital

A longtime employee of Checker Cabs is recovering from minor injuries following a hijacking on Calgary’s outer limits yesterday morning.The driver, a 45-year-old who has been with the company for roughly 20 years, picked up two intoxicated individuals in the Temple area around 8:30 a.m, said...

Thursday, December 23, 2010, 11:23 AM

Attempted sex assault reported in northwest

Calgary police are investigating an attempted sexual assault in the city’s northwest from earlier this week.On her way home Monday evening, a woman in the 5300 block of 53rd Avenue NW was approached by a male from behind and struck in the head several times, police say.“She was scared and she...

Thursday, December 23, 2010, 11:17 AM

New citizens, Santa welcomed

Canada’s newest residents were sworn in just in time for Christmas yesterday, joining Santa Claus himself for the official ceremony.Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said St. Nick can be “rest assured, as a Canadian citizen living Canada’s North, he can re-enter freely once his trip around the...

Thursday, December 23, 2010, 11:08 AM

Strathmore RCMP probe alleged taxi hijacking

RCMP are investigating a taxi hijacking which reportedly occurred on Calgary's outer limits this morning.Around 9 a.m. this morning, Strathmore RCMP were notified of an incident that had just occurred on Wrangler Way, east of Calgary and north of Glenmore Trail.The investigation is still in...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 8:03 PM

Parcel surprise a holiday problem

Calgary resident Mark Clarke arrived home from vacation to an unpleasant holiday surprise last weekend.He says three boxes sent via Canada Post containing Christmas presents from family members in the Maritimes were left on the doorstep of his Royal Oak home. Clarke said the boxes were in plain...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 7:23 AM

Calls for more cops on LRT

A Calgary alderman has renewed calls for a police presence at LRT stations following an alleged sexual assault early Sunday.Two 15-year-olds have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, which is believed to have occurred around 3:40 a.m. at the Heritage LRT station.Ward 8 Ald....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 7:19 AM

Teen hurt in incident at resort

A 15-year-old boy was transported to a Calgary hospital by STARS air ambulance following an incident at the Nakiska Resort around 5 p.m. yesterday.STARS spokesperson Cameron Heke said the individual was snowboarding and wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, but could not provide further...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 11:25 AM

Pension debate fails to draw young adults

As the framework for a private-sector pension alternative was approved for Canadians yesterday, some young adults in Calgary said they have been staying out of the debate.This is despite the fact that those who work, like 21-year-old Andrew Laidlow, routinely pay into the Canada Pension Plan. Over...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 11:21 AM