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  • The power of web video in the digital age

    Local production company helps market businesses on the Internet YouTube may have started the web video trend for individuals to get their messages out, but now companies are also turning heads to this popular medium. Lisa Ostrikoff and her fiancé Todd...
  • Banking on broccoli

    A Calgary company is hoping that a vegetable seed is the key to repairing skin’s DNA damage and reducing visible aging symptoms Some Albertans who have been suffering with skin conditions for years are seeing drastic improvements, with the help of loca...
  • One-woman wonder: Mama Yeshi runs a business all on her own

    Owner fights to keep her Ethiopian bakery for as long as she can despite health issues A former Ethiopian restaurant turned bakery has been the centre of Yeshareg Assefa’s world for the last five years. She sleeps, and spends almost 24 hours a day at t...
  • Where to find quality chocolate in Calgary

    Chocolate stores in Calgary are upping their game in the production of cocoa-filled treats. The shop called Choklat in Inglewood, as well as the various Bernard Callebaut stores in the city, offer chocolate that is of a higher quality than what someone wo...
  • Hearts and minds collide

    Latest TEDxCalgary focuses on humanities Calgary is well known for bringing country mice and city mice together for two weeks of “yee haw” entertainment. But as the city continues to develop and grow, Jonathan Perkins, CEO of the LeadWell Foundation ...
  • Project aims to reunite families

    Children in foster care are being given the opportunity to reunite with their biological parents thanks to a pilot project from Aspen Calgary, a family service agency. The Foster Care Family Reunification Project went into effect last year. Tom Baker, a ...
  • You lost it? Calgary transit may have found it

    Calgary Transit’s lost and found has seen some strange items, and takes pride in returning them Panic sets in when you loose an important item. You know you had it a moment ago. You ask yourself, “Where did I have it last? What could I have done with...
  • Home parties may be out, but the trade show's in

    The days of home parties for Tupperware and candles seem like they may have disappeared. But one Calgary woman has found a way to work with vendors’ limited schedules. Kimberly Gardippie used to hold home parties with her friends, until the gatherings ...
  • Saving those in peril on the waves

    Calgary’s Aquatic Rescue Team prepares for busiest season of the year patrolling our city’s waterways On a hot summer day, the sparkling waters of the Glenmore Reservoir or the Bow River can seem so innocent, but the Calgary Fire Department’s Aquat...
  • Aboriginal take on Vagina Monologues

    To a packed audience at the Leacock Theatre in Mount Royal University, Autumn EagleSpeaker produced her rendition of the Vagina Monologues. Presented by the Calgary Aboriginal Women’s Group, EagleSpeaker, with a cast of 23 aboriginal women, hoped to br...
  • University assists student in overcoming visual impairment

    This week, Danielle Harvey has several final performances, premieres of peer-written music and a term paper due. She’s under a lot of stress as the semester winds to an end. She’s also legally blind. Harvey, a 22-year-old music major at the Universit...
  • Calgary police aiming to slow down residential speeders

    Limit Your Speed…It’s Worth It aims at driver’s awareness and wallets to reduce speeding Seen anything new on the road lately?You may have noticed the new signs the city has put up as part of its plan to curb speeding in residential areas. These so...
  • Barlow Trail to close before Métis Trail is finished

    Alderman and ATAC still hopeful tunnel can get done With traffic on Barlow Trail just a year away from coming to a halt, some more bad news has come in for Calgary drivers.With plans for a tunnel underneath the Calgary International Airport’s planned n...
  • Synchronized swimmers in sink or swim scenario

    Members of South YMCA and those on swimming teams there may find themselves without a home in the fall One of the two original YMCAs in Calgary will be closing its doors in September due to low membership rates and a lack of funding. The south YMCA loca...
  • Virtual biopsies can help track illness progression

    Computer program may help doctors keep tabs on disease without putting patients under the knife again University of Calgary researchers are developing a new way of conducting biopsies on patients, combining images from medical scans using complex math ca...
  • Watcheston convicted of first-degree murder

    Christopher Watcheston, 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder by Court of Queen's Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik on Tuesday. The conviction comes with a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years. The court heard key details from Eidsvik a...
  • City gets serious about snow removal

    Calgarians can breathe a little easier about snow removal for the rest of 2010. City council's decision Monday to extend extra emergency snow removal funding means the $10 million for services like residential plowing and sanding approved in January will...
  • Canadian Closed Amateur DanceSport championships big success

    Alberta couples have best showing to date It was two nights of glitter, glitz and glamour as the best ballroom and Latin dancers in Canada competed in Calgary over the Easter weekend. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, brought more than 200 cou...
  • Chefs battle it out in Calgary

    Local culinary masters compete for the chance to go against last year’s winner The heat turned cheeks red and the stomachs were grumbling at Olives restaurant last Wednesday. The restaurant was the stage for this year’s Salut Wine + Food Hot Chefs & ...
  • All aboard

    Model train enthusiasts to unite, showcase hobby at upcoming event Mike Love’s passion for model trains started early and grew furiously.Growing up in Kelowna, B.C., Love would marvel at the sights and sounds of real-life trains as they barrelled down ...
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