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NHL All-Star festivities galore

While the 2012 NHL All-Star Game is slated to be played Sunday at Scotiabank Place, the festivities get underway Thursday.Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson, who also took part in last year’s all-star weekend in Raleigh, N.C., is eagerly anticipating the variety of events planned throughout...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 5:30 AM

Greening ready to showcase skills

Rookie Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening will get a chance to show off his talents during the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition Saturday.Although Greening didn’t earn an invite to play in Sunday’s Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, he was one of 12 rookies selected to compete...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 4:49 AM

Captains Alfredsson, Chara will have some tough decisions

As captains for the 2012 Tim Hortons All-Star Game in Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara have some big decisions ahead of them.Alfredsson and Chara will have the task of selecting their respective squads during the televised NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Thursday night at the Théâtre du Casino...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 4:43 AM

Talking to yourself? It helps, says prof

Dr. Alain Morin fully admits that he talks to himself. “Of course I do,” said the Mount Royal University professor, who teaches classes in social cognition and theories of personality. “I do all the time, so that’s probably why I developed an interest in this topic. I constantly engage in a...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 1:30 AM

Playing the Mount Royal name game for new brew

Robert Madge and Nick Fanella must have been on the same wavelength when they entered a contest to name a special edition beer brewed by the Wild Rose Brewery to celebrate Mount Royal University’s 100th birthday. Ironically, Madge and Fanella separately submitted Royal 100 as their entry and both...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:30 PM

Life in the pits not so bad

Prior to the start of yesterday’s Honda Indy Edmonton, Bertrand Baguette commended his pit crew for the job they do behind the scenes.“Everybody around you is very important,” said Baguette, one of two rookie drivers on the IZOD IndyCar Series for Conquest Racing along with Mario Romancini. “You...

Monday, July 26, 2010, 10:34 AM

Life in the pits at the Honda Indy

Prior to the start of yesterday’s Honda Indy Edmonton, Bertrand Baguette commended his pit crew for the job they do behind the scenes.“Everybody around you is very important,” said Baguette, one of two rookie drivers on the IZOD IndyCar Series for Conquest Racing along with Mario Romancini. “You...

Monday, July 26, 2010, 8:06 AM

Mojo working at Olympic Oval

Bob Strachan breathed a huge sigh of relief after sinking the eight ball in his final game to lead his team to victory yesterday at the Olympic Oval.“The adrenaline was pumping,” said Strachan, who beat Norm Doucette 10-5 to help lead Mojo to a 155-153 win over Bad Company. “I was just telling...

Monday, April 12, 2010, 11:06 AM

Flames hope for outdoor game

If Ken King has his way, the Calgary Flames will host an outdoor game at McMahon Stadium next season.The Flames president confirmed that the National Hockey League team has put the wheels in motion to host the game at McMahon Stadium.“We’re working on it and hopeful,” King said.In his blog on ESPN....

Monday, April 12, 2010, 10:44 AM

Residences to have water meters by 2014

In an effort to reduce water consumption, the city is taking steps to convert remaining flat-rate residential accounts to meters. Under the water utility bylaw, all of the remaining 50,000 homes in Calgary that still have flat-rate accounts will be converted to water meters by the end of 2014. The...

Friday, April 9, 2010, 11:24 AM

Security guard union threatens to picket events

The union representing security guards at Heritage Park has threatened to form picket lines during upcoming events.The president of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 37, which represents 3,300 members in the Calgary area, isn’t pleased that the Heritage Park Society has plans to lock out...

Friday, April 9, 2010, 11:16 AM

Council to debate parking for city staff

Employer-provided parking for city workers may soon become a thing of the past for those who don’t need their vehicles for business use.Monday’s city council agenda includes an audit report that states the city can “significantly reduce the cost of employer-provided parking in the downtown core.”...

Friday, April 9, 2010, 11:11 AM

Will the Red Mile turn blue for the playoffs?

With the Calgary Flames out of the playoff picture, the Red Mile might just have to start catering to Canuckleheads.Normally all about serving Flames fans, Melrose Cafe and Bar owner Wayne Leong said his popular sports lounge will start showing games featuring the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL...

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 11:29 AM

Diehards stand by Flames after elimination

Despite the bleak news that her beloved Calgary Flames failed to qualify for the playoffs, Janine Jones won’t give up on her favourite team.“I’ll still support them,” said Jones after the Flames dropped a 2-1 decision at home to the San Jose Sharks last night. “I’ll still have my Flames jersey on...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 10:54 AM

Get bowled over at Big Brothers fundraising event

There’s still time to rack up strikes and spares while raising money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area.The 19th annual Bowl for Kids fundraising event is slated to continue at Chinook Bowladrome and Fairview Bowling and Billiards until April 17.“Traditionally this is the largest...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 10:49 AM

Olympic heroes get the white hat treatment

Jon Montgomery will never get tired of being asked for his autograph or to pose for pictures with his Olympic gold medal.The affable skeleton racer was one of several Olympic and Paralympic athletes on hand for a special tribute at Olympic Plaza yesterday.“Honestly, I don’t think I will ever tire...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 11:01 AM

Fort Calgary feels Spring Fever

Easter Sunday’s Spring Fever event at Fort Calgary provided Andy Stumborg with a great opportunity to spend quality time with his family. Andy and his wife, Sabrina, enjoyed their first visit to Fort Calgary with their twin four-year-old daughters Sierra and Jocelyn.“We like to spend a lot of time...

Monday, April 5, 2010, 10:32 AM

Weather coaxes golf fans to the fairways

It’s no April Fool’s joke — many Calgary and area golf courses have opened for business.While golfers were spotted teeing off at Fox Hollow Golf Course Wednesday, employees at nearby Harvest Hills Golf Course were frantically getting ready for today’s opening.“We seem to be getting a bit of an...

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 11:21 AM

Police seek man in theft of senior’s car

Calgary police want public help apprehending a local scoundrel suspected of attacking a senior citizen.As a 73-year-old woman approached her car in the Market Mall parking lot on March 12, a man pushed her out of the way before driving off with her vehicle, according to police.Thanks to an...

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 11:19 AM

Flames hope to maintain perfect start to season entering game against Oilers

CALGARY - Backed by a balanced offence, the Calgary Flames will attempt to steal a victory in Edmonton against the Oilers For the second time in less than a week.After David Moss scored a back-breaking goal in the final minute of a 4-3 victory over the Oilers (1-1) on Saturday night, the Flames (3-...

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:45 AM