Jeremy Nolais

Twilight toys not welcome

Although Calgary’s branch of the Salvation Army has cast aside Twilight and Harry Potter toy donations, a local pastor says he’s not bothered by the franchises.Reports came earlier this week that the Christian organization would not distribute toys it feels promote “black magic,” the occult and...

Friday, December 10, 2010, 11:26 AM

Giving youth a voice

David Cloutier strives to provide a voice for Calgary students.He’s been meeting regularly with Calgary Board of Education Chief Superintendent Naomi Johnson to address issues ranging from nutrition and wellness to student-teacher interaction.Cloutier’s also launched a survey to gain feedback from...

Friday, December 10, 2010, 10:48 AM

A sweet return for chocolatier

Bernard Callebaut is back in the kitchen cooking up another recipe for sweet success.The famed Belgian chocolatier of 27 years, who lives in the Calgary area, unveiled his new company, papa chocolat, just in time for the holidays at a private event last night.“Today is a big day,” he said. “It’s...

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11:18 AM

New chocolate outfit is ‘easy on the tongue’

He’s been given a blank sheet, and now Bernard Callebaut can get back to doing what he does best: making chocolates.After all, he says his two sons have “brown blood”. They were the inspiration behind the name of his new company, papa chocolat.“The name tells you it’s a family business, which is...

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11:09 AM

Last call for cabbies

Local taxi driver Beyene Ferede has been on the receiving end of frustrated comments from bar patrons unable to get a ride home in the past.That’s why he’s in favour of extending the closing times of local licensed establishments past 3 a.m. — a proposal that has been put forward by Calgary police...

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11:04 AM

Callebaut is back with Papa Chocolat

He’s been given a blank sheet, and now Bernard Callebaut can get back to doing what he does best: making chocolates. After all, he says his two sons have “brown blood” and were the inspiration behind the name of his new company, papa chocolat. “The name tells you it’s a family business, which is...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 11:37 PM

More graphic images urged

Two health groups called for more graphic images on packs of smokes, hoping to curb more people from lighting up. Members from the organizations joined Pat Tarbox, husband of the late anti-smoking advocate Barb Tarbox, in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s southeast Calgary riding yesterday morning to...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 11:19 AM

Province orders station to clean up

Alberta Environment has issued an environmental-protection order against a fuel provider to clean gasoline contamination in Calgary’s northwest.Remedial actions must be implemented by March 4 on the Gas Plus Inc. site at 6336 Bowness Rd. NW. This came amid reports that potentially hazardous vapours...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 10:49 AM

Real-time street plowing tracked

City officials presented a “cool tool” yesterday they believe will aid commuters trying to navigate their way through wintry conditions.Residents can now head online and view Calgary’s new interactive road conditions map, which will be constantly updated by snow-removal crews on the ground, said...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 11:24 AM

Feed A Need hopes for help this season

Sylvia Spencer moved to Calgary two years ago with just a duffle bag. Local charity group Feed A Need fully furnished her home and she has been volunteering with the group ever since.“Everybody helps everybody out, it’s really great,” she said.Feed A Need was created by Calgarians Al Dhalla and Al...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 11:18 AM

Giving pets a shot at a good home

Pet lovers of all ages crowded into a southeast building yesterday to visit with more than 100 pets seeking new homes.BowDog, a local canine specialist group, hosted nine animal rescue organizations and their furry friends for the multi-rescue adopt-a-thon event. Representatives were on hand to...

Monday, December 6, 2010, 10:58 AM

City’s bars shaken as debate stirred

Calgary police have invited local bar owners to attend a discussion this Thursday about the possibility of extending closing hours at licensed premises around the city.However, not everyone is on board with the proposal.Cyre Bilawchuk, the senior assistant at Moxie’s Classic Grill on 17th Avenue SW...

Monday, December 6, 2010, 10:39 AM

CivicCamp does some reflection on election

With the municipal election come and gone, CivicCamp is looking towards the future.The non-partisan group, which attempts to engage citizens and build on ideas to make Calgary a better place, is hosting a planning event of sorts Saturday morning at the Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre.“...

Friday, December 3, 2010, 10:31 AM

Fight against AIDS in Africa begins at home

About 25 people marked World Aids Day with a candlelight vigil last night to raise awareness for a bill they say will help sway the fight against AIDS in Africa.Gathering in front of the southwest Calgary office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the group pledged support for grandmothers in sub-...

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 10:48 AM

Med students keep it in the family

Matthew Grossi has quickly learned that family doctors need to know a little bit about of everything.The first-year University of Calgary medical student has been taking part in a new course that aims to draw more aspiring doctors into a career in family medicine.“I think that some people are more...

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 10:42 AM

SW bomb linked to a love that bombed

Police believe a bomb found in a southwest residence yesterday may have been made to target an ex-boyfriend — or his new girlfriend.Around 10:40 a.m., police responded to a report from a neighbour of a possible explosive device inside a home on Woodridge Terrace. The area was cordoned off. Nearby...

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 7:02 AM

Group wants city to help Calgarians get around

Users of Access Calgary, a special-needs transportation provider, applauded city council’s decision to save a $500,000 taxi-chit program but said much work remains to be done to improve the service.After Monday’s budget meeting, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the 15–0 tally in favour of keeping the $500,...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 11:00 AM

Fear lingers after Rundle bar killing

Business owners and managers near the scene of a fatal shooting in Rundle on the weekend are still on edge.Police say Dexter Stanley Stephen Bain, a 36-year-old bartender, was shot and killed while closing up Our Place Pub and Grill at 3709–26th Ave. NE around 3 a.m. Saturday. Eyewitnesses spotted...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 10:38 AM

Calgarian woman refuses to go without mo’

Movember, the month-long moustache-growing event to raise awareness for prostate cancer, is not just for men.That’s according to Calgary resident and fan of the furry upper lip Kelly Innes. She and a friend have donned fake facial hair of varying styles throughout November.“We have been spreading...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 6:11 AM

Grey pride in Calgary

Calgary resident T.J. Fielder has been a diehard Saskatchewan Roughriders fan for 34 years, and yesterday he watched his team take part in a Canadian tradition dating back more than 100 years: the Grey Cup.“The CFL brings the East Coast and West Coast together,” said Fielder, who took in the...

Monday, November 29, 2010, 6:08 AM