Jeremy Nolais

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

Alleged sex assault eludes lens

Security cameras recorded events surrounding an alleged sexual assault inside an LRT station Sunday morning, but did not provide clear evidence for those monitoring the feed, officials said yesterday.Two teens were taken into custody after an alleged sexual assault and robbery at the Heritage LRT...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 11:07 AM

Sally Ann falls short on donations

With Christmas just days away, the Salvation Army is well short of its donation targets in Alberta’s two biggest centres, according to a representative with the organization.Pam Goodyear said in Calgary specifically $609,000 in donations had been received as of Saturday. She described the sum as a...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 10:50 AM

Snowstorms in Europe stall local travellers

Excitement of holiday travel quickly turned to frustration for thousands of Calgarians over the weekend, as a European snowstorm caused major delays at some of the continent’s busiest travel hubs.In London, a heavy blanket of snow forced Heathrow Airport to halt all arriving flights for several...

Monday, December 20, 2010, 11:20 AM

All aboard the Polar Express

Cynthia Johanson will never forget the year she went without Christmas.She was six years old, her mother had recently passed away and her father felt it would be too hard to put on a brave face for the holidays.That’s why Johanson, now a mother of three, was so taken aback when a message flashed...

Monday, December 20, 2010, 11:03 AM

Inaugural Zine Fair runs this Saturday

Young publishers will put their finest work on display at Calgary’s first Zine Fair on Saturday.Zines are defined as self-published magazines or pamphlets made by individuals outside of mainstream media.“You have total control over what you write ... Zines are completely a labour of love,” said...

Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:08 AM

Copper theft a concern: Police

Police say thousands of pounds of stolen copper wire found on a residence near Delacour represents a growing theft trend in the Calgary area.The stolen material discovered Wednesday was valued at $7,500 and taken from a substation near Balzac.“What we see is as the price rises so does the instance...

Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:06 AM

Police help drivers lock out car thieves

Hundreds of Calgary motorists got a surprise Christmas gift from police yesterday.Teaming with the Alberta Motor Association, officers distributed steering wheel locks and memorabilia outlining measures Calgarians can take to reduce vehicle theft around the holidays.This was the third year police...

Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:04 AM

Downtown drug sweep targets temptation

Calgary police say a three-week operation to root out drug traffickers in the downtown core has yielded “significant” results.A total of 39 suspects have been identified as police have made 61 undercover drug purchases.Acting Insp. Craig Skelton said the operation was launched in response to...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 11:13 AM

Website tackles poverty and consumerism

Jay Baydala views the Christmas time tradition of giving gifts at as a beautiful thing.The problem, he says, is that much of what is bought is excessive and leads to waste.“It became a matter of how do we keep that tradition and put it towards something good,” Baydala explained.This thought process...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 11:13 AM

Science centre will enthrall a geek near you

Calgary’s self-professed geeks will be excited to learn construction of the new Telus World of Science is running slightly ahead of schedule.That’s according to president and CEO Jennifer Martin, who led a tour of the new facility yesterday. She predicts the centre, at the northwest corner of...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 11:01 AM

Cops join students for shopping spree

Grade 9 student Chanaya Paishking pulled herself away from the clothes rack for just a second yesterday morning to describe her CopShop 2010 experience.“I think it’s pretty awesome,” she said. “You just kind of go for it.”Like the other well-deserving students taking part in the annual shopping...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 10:57 AM

Health report ranks Alberta near bottom

A new report released by the Frontier Centre For Public Policy has found a “sizeable gap” between Alberta’s health-care system and that of top-performing Canadian provinces.The independent organization’s 2010 Canada Health Consumer Index, released yesterday morning, ranks Alberta in a tie for...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:08 AM

In Pictures: Metro hops aboard a Telus Santa Flight

It wasn’t quite a ride in Santa’s sleigh, but it was pretty close.Families coping with illness journeyed out of the hospital for a day to explore Calgary from the sky alongside jolly old St. Nick as part of the annual Telus Santa Flights event.The flight left Lethbridge father Steve Hirlehey...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 10:55 AM

Hockey dad killed in rollover

A father killed in a rollover west of Calgary yesterday is being remembered as a “bright spot” at the hockey rink.Chestermere resident Perry Hjelsvold was reportedly driving a pickup truck headed west on Highway 1, near the Highway 1A exit, when he hit a patch of black ice and lost control. The...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 11:28 AM

Safety concerns keep soccer dome deflated

The Calgary Soccer Federation has halted efforts to reinflate the air-supported bubble structure at the Subway Soccer Centre, which collapsed for the second time in two years last month.A safety investigation is ongoing. However, it is unclear when, if ever, the facility will be opened again.This...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:30 AM

New app to take city’s traffic pulse

University of Calgary researchers are developing a smartphone application that could give Calgary commuters a real-time beat on traffic flow, road conditions and accidents.Known as TrafficPulse, the project relies on voluntary GPS tracking of smartphone users in the city. Users simply press a...

Monday, December 13, 2010, 11:04 AM

Family aims to spread some cheer

A Calgary man’s beaming tribute to his father has quickly turned into a Christmas tradition.Sean Bain can recall fond memories of his father Garry appealing to neighbours to string at least one set of lights from their homes every holiday season.When Garry passed away three years ago, Sean decided...

Monday, December 13, 2010, 11:00 AM

Early morning gunfire

Residents on Radcliffe Crescent SE received a rude awakening yesterday as shots rang out shortly after 5 a.m.Police believe the incident may be linked to a fight outside of the Forest Lawn Community Centre an hour prior.No one was injured in the incident, but one home was left with visible bullet...

Monday, December 13, 2010, 10:56 AM

Donations by the decade

Mount Royal University is looking to give back to the community it has been a part of for 100 years.Starting today, individuals can stop by the school’s recreation entrance and drop off a donation to support one of 10 non-profit organizations.“We did want to find a wide range of groups that people...

Monday, December 13, 2010, 10:43 AM