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Nenshi plays defence as Flames craft arena pitch

calgaryherald.com — When that $480-million complex opens in 2016 and the Red Wings take the ice in a new Detroit facility a year later, the Scotiabank Saddledome will be the oldest barn in the National Hockey League, other than Madison Square Gardens and its latest $1-billion upgrade.
Nov 25, 2014

Humbled, grafeful for all your kind words on my arena story. Tables set for one looong dramatic Flames-council tango. calgaryherald.com/news/local-new…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @cskoentges: The @CalgaryHerald redesign is nifty, but their future is these insight-packed features by the likes of @markusoff: calgaryherald.com/news/local-new…

Nov 25, 2014

Calgary Herald city hall team leading the league on political sports yarns. Flames calgaryherald.com/news/local-new… and Stamps calgaryherald.com/news/local-new…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @markusoff: Nenshi aide on Flames: "I think we can be fairly certain that they haven’t listened to anything they have been told.” calgaryherald.com/news/local-new…

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Mystery of missing 1948 Grey Cup lineup

calgaryherald.com — With more than 20,000 fans packed into Varsity Stadium that Nov 27 afternoon, surely if there were no full programs sold there had to have been at least a one-page list of Calgary and Ottawa Rough Rider players handed out to fans to identify the players and treasured enough to not toss out before they left the stadium and take it home.
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Mayor, council split on whether Flames should get free city land for arena

calgaryherald.com — While city council appears unanimously against giving the Calgary Flames taxpayer funds for a new arena, there's a split emerging on whether the project warrants free city land. The Herald revealed Tuesday that the Flames could make public their arena ambitions within weeks, and CEO Ken King has confirmed he wants some sort of "public-private" deal to be part of it.
Nov 25, 2014

Mayor, council split on whether Flames should get free city land for arena calgaryherald.com/news/local-new… #yyc #yyccc

Nov 25, 2014

Mayor, council split on whether Flames should get free city land for arena calgaryherald.com/news/local-new… #yyc

Nov 25, 2014

Flames arena: Nenshi and others wary of land giveaway for team facility. bit.ly/1xBow8o #yyccc

Braid: Wildrose defections stun Smith, put future in doubt | Calgary Herald

calgaryherald.com — Maybe the first high-speed rail service should be a shuttle across the floor of the Alberta legislature. They do go back and forth, these MLAs. And the latest move - Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan jumping to the Progressive Conservatives - comes with a mighty blast of the high-spee...
Nov 25, 2014

RT @DonBraid: More coming on Wildrose defections in today’s first tablet edition. Meanwhile, here’s my current column again calgaryherald.com/opinion/column… #ableg

Nov 25, 2014

RT @DonBraid: More coming on Wildrose defections in today’s first tablet edition. Meanwhile, here’s my current column again calgaryherald.com/opinion/column… #ableg

Nov 25, 2014

More coming on Wildrose defections in today’s first tablet edition. Meanwhile, here’s my current column again calgaryherald.com/opinion/column… #ableg

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Small producers, towns could feel pinch as fracking boom puts pressure on oil prices

calgaryherald.com — A growing population, subdivisions under construction and rising new hotels are all signs of the good times in the oilfield. "The fracking story is really a small town story," said one senior executive at a leading oil producer in Western Canada. "It's revitalized legacy oilfields ... it's like a new lease on life."
Nov 25, 2014

Ewart: Small producers, towns could feel pinch as tracking boom puts pressure on oil prices calgaryherald.com/business/energ…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: As North American oil production grows, the price of crude is falling. What does that mean for fracking producers? bit.ly/1HEgzqW

Nov 25, 2014

As OPEC meets, small CDN producers, towns could feel pinch as fracking boom puts pressure on oil prices. calgaryherald.com/business/energ… #abpoli #yyc

New Calgary Herald reflects changing times

calgaryherald.com — Today marks the launch of a brand new Calgary Herald. The 131-year-old news organization has been reimagined for the digital era. All four of the Calgary Herald's platforms - print, online, tablet and smartphone - have been transformed.

We’ve got your city covered

calgaryherald.com — › The new Calgary Herald app for iPhone and Android delivers a unique, focused, concise and clever perspective on the local news. Top local stories are imaginatively presented, easy to navigate, and designed for small screen reading. A perfect way for you to skim, scan, share and follow stories that matter most to you.

The Night Cap: This might be the angriest someone has ever been over cheese

calgaryherald.com — This will surely go down in history as one of the strangest Letters to the Editor we've ever received. Reader Mitch Jago wrote to the Herald Monday complain about the amount of cheese on food in Ca...

‘Black Lives Matter’ protest will see Calgarians support Ferguson

calgaryherald.com — Hundreds of Calgarians are expected to congregate at Calgary's City Hall on Tuesday evening to peacefully protest how black people are "treated in Ferguson and everywhere else." The Calgary 'Black Lives Matter' protest is scheduled to take place a day after violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, located nearly 3,000 kilometres away.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @AnnaliseAK: "We cannot let violence and racism perpetrate anywhere.” I'll be tweeting from the #yyc Black Lives Matter protest: calgaryherald.com/news/local-new…

Nov 25, 2014

"We cannot let violence and racism perpetrate anywhere.” I'll be tweeting from the #yyc Black Lives Matter protest: calgaryherald.com/news/local-new…

Twin defections rock opposition Wildrose

calgaryherald.com — Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan cited frustration over internal party issues as the reason for their sudden defection, but their decision to abandon the Wildrose caps a tumultuous autumn that saw it lose four byelections, its electricity critic, and a disgruntled riding executive in Calgary.

Wildrose floor-crossers to sit as far away as possible from old mates in house

calgaryherald.com — EDMONTON -- Alberta's newest Progressive Conservative members will sit in the legislature as far away as possible from their old Wildrose colleagues. A seating chart shows that Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan are to sit in the back row on the government side of the house.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @ChrisVarcoe: Where do the new floor-crossing MLAs sit? Towle & Donovan to sit as far away as possible from old mates. http://t.co/uK6OL…

Nov 25, 2014

Where do the new floor-crossing MLAs sit? Towle & Donovan to sit as far away as possible from old mates. calgaryherald.com/news/politics/… #ableg #yyc

Politics | Calgary Herald

calgaryherald.com — Wildrose is dealt a crushing blow as two of its MLAs defect to Jim Prentice's Tories. Albertans are waiting significantly longer this year than last for much-needed hospital care, even as the province's health authority is spending 7.5 per cent more running its acute care facilities. Richard Miller isn't happy.

Investigation in limbo over leaked Lukaszuk cellphone records

calgaryherald.com — With the Progressive Conservative leadership winding to a close in August, the Edmonton Sun revealed that Thomas Lukaszuk spent $20,243 on overseas phone calls and data transmission in the fall of 2012 on a vacation trip while deputy premier. It was expensed to the government.

Ex-Wildrose MLAs defend their actions for bolting to the PCs

calgaryherald.com — Two MLAs who left the Wildrose to join the governing Tories defended their actions Tuesday as they took their new seats in Alberta's legislature, while a third who quit to sit as an independent predicted more defections to come. Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan rejected accusations from Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith that their actions were self-serving.

CBE byelection survey raises questions about relevancy of school trustees

calgaryherald.com — Parents, potential candidates and analysts are questioning the motives of the city's public school board as it continues to mull the pros and cons of a byelection to replace former trustee Sheila Taylor who resigned last month to run for a seat in the provincial legislature.
Nov 25, 2014

CBE byelection survey raises questions about relevancy of school trustees calgaryherald.com/news/local-new… #yyc #yyccbe #abpoli

Calgary businesses can learn from rock ‘n’ roll

calgaryherald.com — David Fishof, a legend in the music business and founder of the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which is coming to Calgary early next year, told the Herald that he wrote his book Rock Your Business because he wanted to show people how they could take their entrepreneurial ideas and make them happen.

Deerfoot to be city-controlled freeway once ring road complete: City executive

calgaryherald.com — The mighty and often mightily clogged freeway through the centre of Calgary will be the city's problem to deal with by early next decade, when the provincial government finishes the ring road and cedes control of Deerfoot Trail, Calgary transportation general manager Mac Logan said Tuesday.
Nov 25, 2014

City: Province giving us responsibility of Deerfoot once ring road is complete. Nenshi: Boooo. calgaryherald.com/news/local-new… pic.twitter.com/C27Dw813cz

Braid: Wildrose defections stun Smith, put future in doubt

calgaryherald.com — Maybe the first high-speed rail service should be a shuttle across the floor of the Alberta legislature. They do go back and forth, these MLAs. And the latest move - Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan jumping to the Progressive Conservatives - comes with a mighty blast of the high-spee...
Nov 25, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Don Braid writes: "Prentice is adept at refusing to gloat in public, but it must have been tempting on Monday." bit.ly/11Tyqcv