It’s a “how I spent my summer vacation” story few Calgary kids can top. Home after a nine-month whirlwind tour promoting his smash debut album, 14-year-old singer Darren Espanto is enjoying some rare downtime ahead of early-October hometown concerts in Calgary and Edmonton. “It’s really nice to be back,” he said. “I’ve been relaxing, catching up with my family and my friends — it’s so nice to be back in my home town.” The former St. Cyril school student’s rise to fame has bee
Albertans aren’t about to settle themselves down. That’s what industry and Alberta’s opposition are saying to Premier Rachel Notley after she said critics of an upcoming royalty review need to “settle down a little.” Alberta Progressive Conservative leader Ric McIver called Notley’s comments inexcusable and demonstrate how out of touch her government is. “I just about fell off my chair.” he told the Sun. “To tell Albertans who can’t pay their mortgage, are losing their homes
Forty years and counting, the tradition at Spruce Meadows continues. As Wednesday brought the beginning of the venue’s 40th Masters, one can’t help noticing
something else among the regal prance of the horses and immaculately kept grounds of the
show rings. It’s tradition — the product of four decades of hard work, sweat and toil that turned a small
plot of south Calgary farmland into a world-class showjumping venue. “This place really has come of age,” said Spruce Meadows
It was Panda-monium in northwest Calgary Thursday. Cheers greeted a Wildrose win in the Calgary-Foothills byelection, as Prasad Panda edged out NDP candidate Bob Hawkesworth by roughly 5% of the vote, becoming the Wildrose party’s 22nd MLA in the current government Wildrose party leader Brian Jean arrived with Panda to a throng of well-wishers packed into a northwest Calgary restaurant. Addressing the crowd, Jean said Panda was more than just the choice of himself in his part
It’s an issue causing a climate of unrest among Albertans. Turnout was brisk Tuesday at Calgary’s first climate change advisory panel open house, giving several hundred a chance to have their say on the future of environmental policy in Alberta. “It gives all Albertans a chance to feed into the process,” said panel chair Dr. Andrew Leach. The panel is tasked with reshaping Alberta’s policy on climate change in time for the UN Climate Change Conference this December in Paris.