The first time oil topped $60 US per barrel, it was as though a spark had ignited the Calgary economy. When the historic benchmark was breached in June 2005, Calgarians, already riding high on the strength of natural gas prices, eagerly awaited the oil boom — including the new roads, wage hikes and
When Adam Legge was named Calgary Chamber of Commerce president in 2010, oil was over $75 US a barrel and finding downtown office space was a chore. Much has changed. But Legge remains a steadfast believer in the city and innovation. Before Legge made his exit from the chamber this month, he spoke to CBC News about Calgary’s prospects,
The Canadian women’s hockey team released three players and unveiled its roster for February’s Winter Olympics on Friday. Head coach Laura Schuler named three goaltenders, six defencemen and 14 forwards to the team that will attempt to defend gold in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (See full roster below). Canada has won four
Former Calgary Flames defenceman Zarley Zalapski has died at the age of 49 after suffering complications related to a viral infection, according to a statement sent on behalf of the family. Zalapski was admitted to the Foothills Hospital’s cardiac intensive care unit in October with a viral infection, according the statement.
Two men, different provinces, the same life-changing surgery, yet one has to pay out of pocket and the other is covered by the public health-care system in what some call Canada’s medical “postal code lottery.” Peter Pawlik, a hearing-impaired Calgary man, is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device
A 17-year-old German skier has died after a crash at Lake Louise Tuesday. The teen, who has been identified by Alpine Canada as Max Burkhart, was competing in the downhill event at the Nor-Am Cup when he went off the course and into the safety netting during an afternoon run. Ski patrollers and EMS
News of a $15 box of tampons sold at the Calgary International Airport elicited shock online. However, it’s common for feminine hygiene products to cost that much — or more — in many remote northern communities. Carlee Field was waiting for a flight from Calgary to Vancouver last month when she
The head coach of the Canadian para-nordic ski team has some concerns about competing against Russian athletes at a World Cup event this month in Canmore. Russia is embroiled in state-sponsored doping scandal that saw that country’s Paralympic team banned from the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Calgary and Vancouver. At first glance, the two cities don’t seem to have much in common. Coverage of debt on Globalnews.ca: The emotional impact of consumer debt One is a landlocked metropolis surrounded by a “ring road,” whose economy rises and falls with resource activity, and whose defining event is
A British comedian doesn’t find much humour in the fact her photo, and those of other U.K. comedians, appear to be plastered on a Calgary underpass as part of a public art project. Bisha Ali said she still has friends from across Canada stemming from her time at a summer camp in Vancouver