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Calgary City Hall cleanup underway but service return weeks away

The clean up is well underway at city hall after at least three floors of the Calgary Municipal Building were damaged during a security incident on Tuesday. With caution tape crisscrossing the halls and water damage puncturing holes in ceilings, officials say public services are still weeks away from returning. “Our number one …

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10 new inclusive playgrounds now open around Calgary

After four years of work, 10 new inclusive playgrounds are now open around Calgary — and the city says they’re designed to cater to as many diverse needs and abilities as possible. The playgrounds are the result of a partnership between the City of Calgary, Parks Foundation and the Government …

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More volunteers needed in Calgary to home and train guide dog puppies

An organization that breeds and trains service dogs says it desperately needs more volunteers in Calgary to help raise and train them. BC & Alberta Guide Dogs relies on volunteers to raise puppies for up to two years with help and guidance from specialist puppy trainers. They play a vital …

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Why this grocery store manager is using social media to share his love of Calgary history

Irwin Poon leads a double life.  By day, he manages the meat department at a northwest Calgary Sobeys. By night, he’s an amateur public historian who uses a fast-growing Facebook group to share snippets of the city’s past.  “I love history,” said Poon, 57, administrator of Historic Calgary. “I think of something …

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Calgary restaurant and food truck owners struggle with tough decisions amid soaring inflation

Calgary restaurant owners say they are being forced to hike up their menu prices and cut staff hours due to rising food and material costs. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the cost of living has soared for millions across the globe — and Calgary’s food service industry is …

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Lessons learned. Calgary police say new enforcement effort on CTrains in the works

Calgary police say they understand people don’t feel safe at CTrains stations and are promising a major enforcement effort starting in September, building on their first system-wide blitz this month. For four days leading up to Stampede, undercover officers tracked drug deals at the stations. Working with the undercover officers and Transit …

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Retired and rehired in 24 hours: Calgary police chief criticized for ‘secretive’ deal with deputy

Calgary police Chief Mark Neufeld made a secret deal with one of his deputies which saw the senior officer retire one day only to be rehired the next, allowing him to collect two pensions plus a nearly $250,000 per year salary, CBC News has learned. On top of that, the City …

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Doug Mitchell, former CFL commissioner and Calgary lawyer, has died at 83

Douglas Mitchell, a former Canadian Football League player who went on to become commissioner of the league as well as a prominent Calgary lawyer and community leader, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.  Mitchell played briefly in the CFL with the B.C. Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats and later went …

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Creeping bellflower season in Calgary will be prolific, horticulturalist says

With a cool and wet start to summer, one Calgary horticulturalist believes this year’s crop of creeping bellflower will be prolific.  And the flowering has already begun. The nodding, bell-shaped flowers look pretty — but they’re a menace. They trick people with innocent trumpet-shaped blooms that spit out seeds. Below …

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