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Kelly Sutherland wins 2011 GMC Rangeland Derby

Kelly Sutherland wins 2011 GMC Rangeland Derby

Kelly Sutherland is still the king. Continue Reading

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Sutherland son chases family chuckwagon racing dynasty

Sutherland son chases family chuckwagon racing dynasty

Photo: Cole Grey, Compass Studios

By Christoper Walsh, reporter

Mark Sutherland is rounding the third turn in the half mile of hell at the Rangeland Derby at the Calgary Stampede when he realizes tonight is not his night.

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Youth livestock show boosts scholarship total to $50,000

Youth livestock show boosts scholarship total to $50,000

Andie Hadway revels in the rural. Hadway, 15, has grown up on the family farm, a seed stock and cow/calf operation, east of Didsbury, Alta., and the agricultural way of life is near and dear to her heart. Continue Reading

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Stampede Talent Search picks winner, Calgarian Madi Allen

Stampede Talent Search picks winner, Calgarian Madi Allen

Calgary has talent and that was certainly evident at this year’s Calgary Stampede Talent Search. An array of gifted performers from as far as Drumheller impressed the audience and judges alike during the competition finals. Continue Reading

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Motormouth from Armstrong, B.C., captures livestock auctioneer title

Motormouth from Armstrong, B.C., captures livestock auctioneer title

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You could say Rod Burnett really knows how to throw it into high gear. Burnett, of Armstrong, B.C., delivered true motormouth mastery on Saturday morning, winning the Calgary Stampede’s 23rd annual International Livestock Auctioneer Championship from a field of 10 finalists. Continue Reading

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Outstanding night for Oregonians to kick off Heavy Horse Pull

Outstanding night for Oregonians to kick off Heavy Horse Pull

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Canadian title hopes on Friday night? Let’s just say they were going . . . going . . . (Ore)gon. Continue Reading

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Olympic champs Sale and Pelletier light it up at ENMAX Ice Show

Olympic champs Sale and Pelletier light it up at ENMAX Ice Show

Photo: Madigan Reilly, Of Storms Creative Studio

By Lauren Babuik, reporter

Olympic gold medal champion Jamie Salé knows what the true meaning of winning gold is. “If you’re nothing without it, you’ll be nothing with it,” she said. Continue Reading

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Cops evacuate apartment after shot fired into suite

Cops evacuate apartment after shot fired into suite

Residents of a northwest apartment quickly called the police after they heard a gunshot early Saturday morning and a bullet came through the roof from the suite above them. Continue Reading

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Suspected drunk driver flees accident scene, citizens help police track suspect hiding in backyard

Suspected drunk driver flees accident scene, citizens help police track suspect hiding in backyard

Intersection of John Laurie Blvd. and 14 St. N.W., scene of the hit and run

A hit and run driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol led Calgary police officers on a chase through North Haven backyards early Saturday morning before finally being discovered hiding near a residence. Continue Reading

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BMO Farm Family Awards at the Calgary Stampede

BMO Farm Family Awards at the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal recently recognized 18 southern Alberta families for their outstanding contributions to the province’s agricultural sector.

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