Jeremy Nolais

Staff won’t be cut, says Calgary police chief

Calgary’s police chief said he doesn’t foresee any effect on staffing levels despite shaving $2 million of his requested budget for 2011.Rick Hanson, who was speaking at a luncheon, said the cuts came in areas such as decreasing fuel costs, reserves and training.“It’s going to create a bit of a...

Friday, November 26, 2010, 7:13 AM

Calgary man robbed, attacked after climbing into ‘taxi’

Police are on the hunt after a Calgary resident searching for a taxi says he was abducted, beaten, robbed and threatened last weekend.The incident occurred in the early morning hours Nov. 20. Kyle, who requested his last name not be used, thought he had found a taxi van at 17th Avenue and 4th...

Friday, November 26, 2010, 7:05 AM

Medications become worryingly scarce

Calgary resident and Type 2 diabetic Ray Charette was left a little shaken after heading to his pharmacy earlier this month to refill a Diamicron prescription, which helps control blood-sugar levels.“They said they didn’t have any and weren’t sure when they would,” the 65-year-old recalled. “I was...

Friday, November 26, 2010, 6:53 AM

Staff from Calgary zoo rescue cyclist

It seems the Calgary Zoo’s new director of animal care has jumped into his role with both feet.Dr. Jake Veasey, along with several other staff, rescued a cyclist who had plunged into waist-high water on a pathway that had been flooded by the Bow River Wednesday.Veasey and his team had been in the...

Friday, November 26, 2010, 6:53 AM

The battle against icy roads rages on

Help is on the way for Calgary motorists battling icy roads.Sean Somers, a spokesperson with the city’s road department, said crews were still trying to catch up with work on major routes — but he anticipated more focus would be put on residential areas in the coming days. He said that up to 15 per...

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 6:37 AM

Going ‘hi-tech’ to keep commuters on track

Calgary Transit is branching into new forms of communication to better inform riders on their daily commutes, including route-specific email alerts, a representative with the organization said yesterday.Earlier in the day, hundreds of commuters were left stranded for hours at C-Train stations in...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 11:23 AM

Sheltering them from the flu bug

Patrick Dessin admits the Calgary Drop-In Centre has been a busy spot during the city’s recent cold snap, and some individuals have turned up with nasty bouts of the winter flu. However, the 41-year-old, who’s lived at the shelter since last January, isn’t worried about his own well-being.“They...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 10:56 AM

Schools seek to dodge pest invasion

After reports a University of Calgary residence had been infested with bedbugs, other post-secondary institutions in town admit precautions have been taken to prevent the spread of the pesky critters.Mount Royal University had one confirmed case of bedbugs in an on-campus townhouse earlier this...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 11:25 AM

Local Rider fans let hope bloom

One day after the Saskatchewan Roughriders put an end to the Calgary Stampeders’ Grey Cup hopes, local fans of the Green Machine were entertaining dreams of a possible championship.Saskatchewan’s 20-16 victory in the West Final Sunday earned them a trip to Edmonton for a shot at Grey Cup redemption...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:40 AM

Bedbugs force student from U of C residence

After nearly two months of coping with a nagging rash, a local student realized he wasn’t alone inside his University of Calgary studio apartment.“I found a bedbug in my bed. It made it really obvious what was going on,” said Evan, 20, last name withheld at his request.The second-year student...

Monday, November 22, 2010, 10:49 AM

Metro Minute at a book signing

The public is invited to a discussion and signing for the book Hope Beneath Our Feet with author Martin Keogh and local contributor Benn Gadd at Mount Royal University this evening.The book presents a collection of essays in response to the question: “In the midst of environmental crisis, how can...

Monday, November 22, 2010, 6:39 AM

Cops aim to reduce hand-held phone use

Calgary student Aaron Chatha says the province’s new distracted driving legislation should apply to everyone, regardless of profession.Bill 16, passed in the Alberta legislature Wednesday, restricts hand-held cellphone use and other activities behind the wheel with the exception of emergency-...

Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:30 AM

Fans gear up for frosty West final

Thousands of Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders fans alike will be sporting their team’s colours over top of multiple layers of clothing for the sold-out CFL West Final at McMahon Stadium this Sunday.SAIT student Mark Wolf, 23, said he and some buddies still plan to attend the game,...

Friday, November 19, 2010, 9:30 AM