Tag Archive | "Calgary"

Is WordFest muzzling a popular author to keep the Calgary Herald happy? Sure sounds like it


by David J. Climenhaga

Brian Brennan is one of Alberta’s most popular and best-read authors.

The Irish-born writer has been asked twice before to read from his new books at WordFest, the 16-year-old international writers’ festival held in Calgary and Banff. Read the full story

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Lunch hour sessions teach homeowners the basics of environmentally-friendly yard care


Spend your lunch hour learning how to create green and healthy yards without pesticides and while using a minimum of water. Read the full story

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Funding applications to assist May flooding victims available July 26-27


A Government of Alberta Disaster Recovery Program registration centre will be open July 26 and 27 for those affected by the severe weather during the period of May 25 to 29, 2011. Read the full story

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“Entourage” star Adrian Grenier screens engaging paparazzi documentary in Calgary


Adrian Grenier, left on stage, gets the Calgary paparazzi experience Saturday at the Glenbow Museum. Photo: Cole Grey, Compass Studios

By Chloe Jones, reporter

At first encounter, Adrian Grenier, star of the HBO TV series Entourage, thought 13-year-old Austin Visschedyk was just a fan. Read the full story

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Man dies, vehicle ripped in two after high speed crash on Deerfoot Sunday morning


A man is dead after his vehicle collided with a light standard on the Deerfoot Trail at a high rate of speed early Sunday morning. Read the full story

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Horse dies in Stampede chuckwagon race – no one does anything about it


by David J. Climenhaga

It was opening night yesterday at the Calgary Stampede: another horse died in a chuckwagon race.

So what else is new? Last year six horses died at “the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” This year, well, it’s just beginning. Read the full story

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Wishful princess fantasies linger on


Troy Media – By Catherine Ford

The Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, is not a princess. She may one day be Queen Catherine, but until the position of Princess of Wales is up for grabs, she must be content with being a duchess. Not that there’s anything sniffy about being in the top rank of the British aristocracy. Read the full story

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Man rescued from Bow River after raft overturns


July 1 celebrations almost ended in tragedy for a young man after he was trapped in the chilly waters of the Bow River and had to be rescued by the fire department Friday evening. Read the full story

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Male pedestrian killed on Highway 1 Friday night


A 42-year old man is dead after he stumbled into oncoming traffic while walking along Highway 1 and was struck by a car just before midnight Saturday. Read the full story

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First woman to qualify on men’s golf tour to play Calgary this weekend


Troy Media – By Cam Hutchinson

Isabelle Beisiegel had a lot of ups and downs before making golf history. Read the full story

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