Critics say an attempt by a city council candidate to make public a closed-door transit consultation was a trip down the wrong track. Former council watchdog and municipal election candidate Jeromy Farkas drew criticism after live-streaming an invitation-only engagement session on the controversial southwest transitway on his Facebook page. “I felt the public deserved to be at that meeting,” Farkas said of the information session, held Saturday at the Calgary South Delta hote
CALGARY — Failing to heed warnings to buckle up is being blamed for several injuries sustained after an Air Canada jet encountered severe turbulence in 2015, prompting an emergency landing in Calgary. In a report released Monday by Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, none of the 21 passengers injured on Flight 88 were wearing seatbelts when the Boeing 777-33ER encountered three separate areas of severe turbulence near Anchorage, Alaska — about eight hours into the nearly 1
CALGARY — “An officer and a gentleman.” That’s how a Calgary father of two was remembered Sunday as family, friends and colleagues gathered to say goodbye to Jeff Bird — one of two Mount Royal University flight instructors killed last week when their plane crashed northwest of Calgary. Speaking to a capacity crowd at Bella Concert Hall on the MRU campus, Bird’s former commanding officer, Lt.-Col. Chris Morrison, remembered the retired Royal Canadian Air Force captain as both
CALGARY — The wheels are in motion to set straight a controversial city parking issue. Last week, a notice of motion was submitted by three councillors that would open the door to allow residents living in certain city cul-de-sacs to park on an angle — a move currently not allowed under existing bylaws. “Cul-de-sac angle parking has been happening in the city for years, even decades, without any issue,” said Coun. Shane Keating, one of the three city lawmakers submitting the
CALGARY — Saving a few bucks is taking a backseat to the complete collegiate experience, say city schools. High vacancy rates and low rents aren't deterring this year's crop of first-year university students from living on campus says Mark Keller, Mount Royal University’s director of resident services. “Our numbers of new applicants were actually quite high,” he said, adding MRU’s student residence occupancy rate is around 96 per cent. “Our returning students were a bit lower
CALGARY — Saturday's collision between two Canadian Pacific freight trains in the city's southeast was the second such incident to affect the Calgary-based railway in a month.
Hundreds of liters of fuel spilled on August 21 after a CP freight train sideswiped another in mid-town Toronto a little after 5 a.m. — a collision that had the federal Transport Minister demanding answers.
Saturday morning’s crash saw a westbound train roll into the rear of a second that was stoppe
CALGARY — Inspiring minds through inspiring people. That was the theme of the evening on Friday when legendary custom car wizard Chip Foose dropped by an event hosted by Carlson Body Shop Supply and BASF in Calgary—allowing the industry to nurture the next generation of auto collision specialists. "We're trying to give back, to encourage more youth to come into our industry — because we need them," said Jamie Corbeil, Sales Manager for Carlson Body Shop Supply. The event was
After years of playing nice, the gloves are coming off. In the latest chapter in a years-long battle over development east of Calgary, the City of Chestermere has filed an application to annex nearly 25,000 acres of Rocky View County — a move Mayor Patricia Matthews describes as a last-ditch effort to preserve her city’s interests. “This wasn’t done to develop land,” she said. “This was done to freeze bad planning under a comprehensive and sustainable plan can be put in place
It’s a plane that’ll certainly prove a challenge on the de-icing pad. Calgary-based airline WestJet unveiled their newest custom-painted aircraft Sunday, inspired by the hit Disney animated film Frozen. Toiling in a Fort Worth, Tx. hangar for 21 days straight, teams of painters and artists worked gruelling 12-hour shifts to magically transform a six-year-old Boeing 737-800 into a striking piece of aviation artistry. Arriving under the cover of darkness at Toronto’s Pearson Ai
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