By Krista Sylvester Metro Calgary

Calgary a leader in green

Going ‘green’ in the city has never been hipper, but soon home buyers won’t have a choice. Calgary is a leader in environmental condos and homes, according to the Built Green Society in Canada (BGSC), and they continue to set the pace for the rest of the country. “Calgary was the first major city...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 6:37 PM

Toddler death prompts warning

A grieving family left questioning the response time of city paramedics were told yesterday their initial call never went through. The family was using an Internet phone to call 9-1-1 when their 18-month-old son stopped breathing, but the call never went through to dispatch. Their son later died at...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4:09 PM

Cops shine light on young drivers

City cops are targeting the leading cause of death in Alberta youth beginning today as they launch a new driving initiative. For the first time in city history, May is now Young Driver awareness month as part of the city’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), according to traffic staff Sgt...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4:08 PM

Tails wag for the blind

A local child and future seeing-eye dog candidate at the centre of an upcoming fundraiser for the blind met a guide puppy in training yesterday. Five-year-old Rosie McDougald met five-month old puppy Nelson in celebration of International Guide Dog Day, but that isn’t the only reason they met up...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 3:55 PM

Mental health centre aimed at aiding youth

With suicide the second leading cause of death in youth a new mental health centre slated for the city was unveiled yesterday. Sod-turning for the new Tuer Children’s Mental Health Centre at Wood’s Homes in the city’s northwest began with chair of the Calgary Health Region David Tuer on site. “This...

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 3:53 PM

Newcomers face barriers

Searching for a job at any time can be a stressful experience but for foreign workers and immigrants it can be even more challenging. Just ask 32-year-old Marco Garcia Gonzales, from Mexico, who is in Calgary searching for a job so he can bring his wife and two children here. “I find it is a little...

Monday, April 28, 2008, 4:07 PM