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Education minister dismisses sod-turning ceremony criticism

calgaryherald.com — The education minister running in a byelection on Monday is shrugging off questions about the optics of appearing at school sod turning ceremonies so close to voting day.
Oct 24, 2014

“3-hour series of blessings, speeches” RT @calgaryherald: Education minister dismisses sod-turning ceremony criticism bit.ly/1pISB2S

Knitted sweaters are making a comeback!

calgaryherald.com — With its vintage patterns finally available online and a new collection debuting at Roots, 60-year-old Mary Maxim has its finger on the racing pulse of Canadian knitters. Yes, we said racing.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @TomBabin: No matter how great you think your story is, @SwerveCalgary's Jacquie Moore always writes something better. calgaryherald.com/swerve/feature…

Oct 24, 2014

No matter how great you think your story is, @SwerveCalgary's Jacquie Moore always writes something better. calgaryherald.com/swerve/feature…

Prentice deflects critics on housing crisis

calgaryherald.com — Premier Jim Prentice dismissed criticisms his government is not doing enough while Calgary homeless shelters burst at the seams, assuring critics "we will do everything we can" to deal with the problem. Speaking to reporters at the Calgary Homeless Foundation's annual fundraiser, Prentice said Thursday he has tried to draw attention to the city's homeless problem since becoming premier last month, but that government alone cannot solve it.

Partial Solar Eclipse time lapse

calgaryherald.com — Turnout in Alberta's four provincial byelections Monday is anyone's guess, as the races feature an unprecedented collection of candidates and the outcomes could have significant implications for the governing party, experts say. History shows voter turnout plummets during byelections, but Alberta has never before seen an unelected premier and two high-profile, unelected cabinet ministers on byelection ballots at the same time.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Did you catch last night’s partial solar eclipse? ICYMI, check out this time lapse video from @gyphoto1 calgaryherald.com/Partial+Solar+…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Did you catch last night’s partial solar eclipse? ICYMI, check out this time lapse video from @gyphoto1 calgaryherald.com/Partial+Solar+…

Man stabbed through his wheelchair shows up at hospital with knife still in back amid violent night in Calgary

calgaryherald.com — A man in a wheelchair showed up to a Calgary hospital Thursday night with a knife stuck in his back. It was one of several violent attacks in the city overnight that kept police busy overnight as officers were also called to investigate an incident in which a man was shot in the face, and a stabbing that also landed a man in hospital.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @lilmizshelley: NOT a full moon last night, #yyc. Man stabbed through wheelchair. Someone shot in the face. I could go on... calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/s…

Oct 24, 2014

Man stabbed through his wheelchair shows up at hospital with knife still in back, and other violent incidents in #yyc calgaryherald.com/stabbed+throug…

Calgary-based Cult Collective Ltd. expands U.S. partnership

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - A Calgary marketing engagement agency, with many global brands as clients, continues to expand with a new partnership with a New York City-based brand research consultancy. Cult Collective Ltd. is hooking up with Brand Keys Inc., which specializes in predictive brand equity, consumer loyalty and engagement metrics, with offices in major markets.

Money spent buying homes in flood zone would be better used on mitigation, says Alberta Party leader

calgaryherald.com — The province should sell the homes it purchased in flood-prone areas to recoup some of the $85 million spent on a program that didn't work, says Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @darcyhenton: Reverse buyouts: Money spent buying homes in flood zone would be better used on mitigation, says Alberta Party leader calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Oct 24, 2014

Reverse buyouts: Money spent buying homes in flood zone would be better used on mitigation, says Alberta Party leader calgaryherald.com/news/politics/…

Oct 24, 2014

Money spent buying homes in flood areas would be better spent on mitigation, says Alberta party leader. #ableg #yyc calgaryherald.com/Money+spent+bu…

Leaving Ruin a play about tormented preacher

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Leaving Ruin is described as a warm, poignant tale of a small West Texas church in the nowhere town of Ruin. The play's story centres around Cyrus Manning, preacher for the First Church of Ruin, which in recent years has fallen on difficult times, says Calgary Fire Exit Theatre's artistic director Val Lieske, of the performance company's next production.

Heartland: (Video) Three fans of the CBC family series get a surprise

blogs.calgaryherald.com — Prepare for your cuteness/sweetness overdose of the day. If you ever doubt the intense fandom inspired by CBC's Heartland, observe this video. Three superfans got the surprise of a lifetime as part of the family show's celebrations of its 125th episode, which makes it the longest running drama...
Oct 24, 2014

Heartland: (Video) Three fans of the CBC family series get a surprise shar.es/1mL3ag via @sharethis #sceneyyc, #iloveheartland

National Shop the Neighbourhood campaign launched in Calgary

calgaryherald.com — CALGARY - Yellow Pages launched on Friday its national Shop The Neighbourhood campaign in Calgary aimed at celebrating and supporting small businesses and encouraging shoppers to buy local. The concept was created last year and initially launched in Toronto. This year the event is expanding to include Calgary, along with Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

Premiers of Quebec and Ontario warn others not to write off Central Canada

calgaryherald.com — NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. - The premiers of Quebec and Ontario are vowing to work together to restore Central Canada's traditional influence with the rest of the country, especially on economic growth. Premier Philippe Couillard says he remembers when Robert Bourassa and David Peterson had a close bond and acted "as a block of influence" in Canada.
Oct 24, 2014

My CP story on Couillard and Wynne vowing to put Central Canada back at the centre of the map. bit.ly/1nCDPPf #onpoli #cdnpoli

Cold Cranking: With winter coming, one cyclist says why hide when you can ride?

calgaryherald.com — It was pitch black, about 1 a.m., and snow was falling in lazy chunks, illuminated by the lights of the Finnair flight from Helsinki to Oulu.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @TomBabin: Check out an excerpt from my winter cycling book Frostbike, in Swerve magazine calgaryherald.com/swerve/feature… #velomtl

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Calgary architect set to leave his mark with luxurious new XII in Mission

calgaryherald.com — Internationally acclaimed architect Jeremy Sturgess always felt there was something special about the row of residential towers that began to populate 26th Avenue S.W. in Mission along the Elbow River when he first moved to Calgary as a young teen in the 1960s.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @CalHeraldHomes: Calgary architect Jeremy Sturgess will leave his mark on Mission with luxurious new XII #yyc bit.ly/1tjKfVl pic.twitter.com/9jVkGp0vPe

Ewart: Oilpatch dividends buck oil prices

calgaryherald.com — Amid the doom and gloom surrounding falling oil prices and the expectations of companies scaling back spending in 2015, the buck seemingly stops at dividend payments. Times are getting tougher in the oilpatch, but not so bad that companies are moving to reduce the monthly or quarterly payments to shareholders that increasingly appear to be one of the few stable aspects of an industry beset by commodity-price declines and stock-market sell-offs.

Colley-Urquhart: Don’t let the province dismantle our 911 service

calgaryherald.com — There is change on the horizon for Calgary's 911 service, and it won't be good for Calgarians if we don't stop it.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @calgaryherald: Colley-Urquhart: "Simply put: We can’t let the provincial government dismantle Calgary’s 911 service.” #yyc #abhealth bit.ly/1shXgZ5