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Emergency crews pumped for next river disaster in Calgary

Posted April 17, 2014 by Bryan Weismiller

When historic flooding swamped southern Alberta last year, emergency crews sought water pumps from coast-to-coast and even from places in the United States. A combined total of 34 gas-powered and hydraulic units were acquired to bolster the city’s existing gear. … Continue Reading

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The story of my first bike.

Posted April 9, 2014 by mike

Here in Calgary, there’s been a lot of debate in City Hall about the future of cycle tracks around the city’s downtown core.  I’ve spent hours writing columns, Twitting and Instramming my support. As someone who uses his bike every …
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Father of Calgary stabbing suspect says family will ‘never recover from this’

Posted April 17, 2014 by Postmedia News

Declaring their unconditional love for their son, the parents of the man accused of the worst mass slaying in Calgary’s history said they, too, are struggling to comprehend a crime that continues to confound investigators. Matthew de Grood, 22, is […]

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Alberta

Waterfall Valley – Winter – Calgary – Hiking Alberta

Posted February 26, 2014 by hikingwithbarry

Waterfall Valley is an easy, urban hike located in Bowmont Natural Environment Park along the north shore of the Bow River in northwest Calgary, Alberta.  This winter hike begins from home in Bowness heading north to a park entrance in the cul-de-sac … Continue reading

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Alberta

Autumn in Bowmont and Baker Parks – Calgary, Alberta

Posted January 24, 2014 by hikingwithbarry

It is fair to say an Autumn day in the southern foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains is more subtle than the explosion of color enjoyed by our eastern friends in the Maritime Provinces, Québec and Ontario.  We may not be particularly competitive with Manitoba, Saskatchewan, … Continue reading

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Alberta

Trevor Alguire Announces New Album & Tour Dates

Posted March 11, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Ottawa singer/songwriter Trevor Alguire has announced that he will release his fifth album Miles Away on April 22. To celebrate, he’s shared a free stream of the title track; The Jason Jakmunas-produced album was recorded at Metropolitan Studios in Ottawa. Alguire recorded the 11 track effort live off the floor with minimal instrumentation to capture the
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Alberta

Real Ponchos Announce Debut Album

Posted April 3, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Vancouver’s Real Ponchos have announced that they will release their debut album Since I Let You Go independently on May 6. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of the track ‘Outta This Place’; The album was one of the last recorded at The Hive Creative Lab before it closed in July 2013. The band
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Calgary

Suspect in Calgary mass murder acted ‘strangely’ in days before stabbing

Posted April 17, 2014 by Postmedia News

Matthew de Grood, the suspect charged in Calgary’s worst mass murder, was behaving strangely in the weeks and days preceding the early Tuesday morning massacre that left five Calgary university students stabbed to death, says a police officer who knows […]

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