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  • West LRT moving forward on schedule

    A station-by-station update on $700-million project Despite suggestions that its 2012 deadline was short-sighted and impossible to meet, construction of Calgary’s West LRT project is proceeding on time and even under budget. ...
  • Calgary Lawn Bowling Club still rolling

    Reporter tries her hand at the 800-year-old sport At the corner of 16th Avenue S.W. and 12th Street, a chain link fence surrounds a pristine, manicured grassy turf.   ...
  • Frisbees, baskets and bogies

    Disc golfers hope to obtain more courses in Calgary Flying discs of all colours and sizes whiz across the sky, soaring toward metal baskets on what appears to be a golf course. ...
  • Dinner theatre still breaking a leg in Calgary

    Times change, but the shows still go on at Jubilations and Stage West The concept is pretty simple: a stage and a restaurant within the same four walls.  Entertain the belly, maybe toss back a cocktail, then sit back, digest and enjoy the show. ...
  • Young filmmakers strive to get noticed

    Dalmatian Coast Productions creating their first feature film The basement of a house is crammed with a film crew, equipment and actors. Black curtains or cardboard sheets cover the windows to block out daylight and a large camera stands on a dolly. ...
  • The blues sing on

    Lack of live blues venues in city does not hinder growth of the Blues Festival Looking down the Red Mile (17th Ave SW) considered a hotspot for Calgary nightlife, there isn’t a single venue solely dedicated to blues music.   The King Edward H...
  • Calgary designers take interest in ‘slow architecture’

    Calgary designers take interest in ‘slow architecture’ It takes time to cook a roast chicken to perfection, and it takes time to build or renovate the perfect house. ...
  • Taking steps to a healthy body and mind

    George Carlin used to joke in his comedy act: “Walking Magazine? What’s next, a magazine about breathing?” The idea of an entire publication devoted to an activity so innate and so basic might seem a little preposterous. ...
  • Finding the right pace for learning

    Schools in Calgary take different approaches to aligning teaching methods and students In 2001, Harry R. Lewis, then dean of Harvard College, sent a letter to Harvard undergraduates entitled, “Slow Down: Getting more out of Harvard by doing less.” In...
  • The joy of eating

    Slow food movement is cooking in Calgary In 1986, McDonald’s, the king of fast food, tried to build a restaurant near the Piazza di Spagna in Rome. It was more than Carlo Petrini, an Italian author and social critic, could take. ...
  • Marching to the beat of nature’s drum

    The Slow Movement instigates a recovery of values and the soul The German philosopher Martin Heidegger is reputed to have at times taken up to five minutes of reflection before answering a direct question from an interlocutor. Five is a small number and ...
  • Juicy green secret lies just south of Calgary

    Gardens in Priddis feel more like a fun-house than a nursery Taking the first few steps through the gate at Priddis Valley Gardens, it seems like a normal place that sells plants and garden ornaments. There are geraniums galore in every colour of the rai...
  • en Santé Winery raises a glass in a toast to your health

    Organic cottage wine made in northeastern Alberta now available at farmer’s markets after changed regulations A curious customer walks up to the en Santé winery stall in the open-air Hillhurst Farmer’s Market and picks up a bottle of mead, a wine ma...
  • Genetics provide answers to living exceptionally long lives

    New research could lead to scientific predictions of whether you will be a centenarian The ability to predict whether one will live an exceptionally long life may only be a few years away, but that doesn’t make people any more ready to know about it. ...
  • Calgary taxi companies embrace hybrid vehicles

    Many drivers still concerned about higher purchasing costs, despite fuel savings Hybrid taxi cabs are slowly becoming more visible on Calgary streets, and plenty more are on the way, thanks to the efforts of local cab companies. ...
  • Alberta government will pay for teacher salary increases

    School boards must rearrange budgets after predicting over 500 job cuts After four months spent preparing for the worst, Alberta school boards were relieved last month to discover teacher salary increases will be paid by the provincial government, as per...
  • The most ridiculous mall of them all

    A day trip to West Edmonton Mall is doable, but is it worth it? It’s really just another mall when you get down to it. Sure, it may have over 800 stores, and there are plenty of weird attractions that shouldn’t belong in a mall, but West Edmonton Ma...
  • A day at the Dawgs

    Going to the dogs in Okotoks, the big rock town 15 minutes south of Calgary on Hwy 1A, takes on a whole new meaning when you consider the Dawgs of Okotoks. The Okotoks Dawgs baseball club, the facility it operates out of, and the entertainment and servic...
  • Football done Aussie style

    Calgary Kangaroos still joeys, already winning national competitions On a 280-metre field with four goal posts and 18 members on each team, onlookers are in for an action-packed sport. Helmets, shoulder and knee padding are not seen on Aussie Rules pl...
  • It’s not just for kids

    Hula hooping can be beneficial for the body and the mind Spinning a large hoop around the waist isn’t just a child’s game anymore. Bringing dance, movement and sexiness together, hula hooping can exercise the body while relaxing the mind. ...
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