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  • Roughnecks can clinch playoff berth this weekend

    After a season of ups and downs with a four-game winning streak and a three-game losing streak, the Calgary Roughnecks are one win away from clinching the franchise’s eighth straight playoff berth. Either a loss by the Colorado Mammoth on Friday agains...
  • B.C.’s backcountry a dangerous place for Albertans

    According to Canadian Avalanche Centre, due to funding cuts, the needed education to keep avalanche deaths from happening isn’t there Earlier this year, the already financially-strained Canadian Avalanche Centre received a double shot of financial pain...
  • Avalanche training essential, says Canadian Avalanche Centre

    Before venturing into backcountry, an understanding of conditions is crucial “I couldn’t see anything. It was all white. Then I thought I was going to die and my buddies are going to have to dig me out.” This is how Daniel Woodhouse, a 29-year-old...
  • Ambition and frustration fill the courts at the Tennis Academy

    Local Calgary player exceeds her own expectations in national tournament Crouched low in her corner of the tennis court, Claire Koke focused on her opponent, in hopes of advancing in the U12 Indoor Rogers Junior Nationals, held last week at Calgary’s ...
  • Starchevski School of Ballet is on point when it comes to teaching Russian dance methods

    Students say they learn to work hard, perform well and believe in themselves Rachel Stewart, 14, first discovered her passion for dance at the age of three. Six years ago, she joined the Starchevski School of Ballet.“I really enjoy it," Rachel said. "I...
  • Fashion funds Habitat homes

    After 18 years of living in the same two-bedroom apartment, a family of four is getting their own home. Though they aren't sure of their possession date, Linda Megenbir says her family is already packed. Linda and Gary Megenbir, and their teenage sons, Is...
  • Challenging gravity

    Harnessing Calgary's strong winds to become weightless Bob Donal, who grew up and lives in Calgary, was an avid windsurfer when a friend told him he needed to try kiteboarding, because it was a new and exciting sport. Donal started kiteboarding in 2000 a...
  • Coming together through sport

    Having the ability to play sports helps immigrant youth to integrate Immigrant youth are being welcomed into Canada with hockey pucks and soccer balls. George Bol, who turns 16 on April 12, came to Canada five years ago from Sudan. He is part of the You...
  • New Calgary community associations promoting positive change

    Wendi Moore, president of the New Brighton Community Association, has been living in Calgary for six years since relocating from Ontario. Moore started as a resident director for the residents association in the New Brighton community, but decided to star...
  • First-time participants shine for charity fundraiser

    Walk & Run for the United Way able to raise plenty of money despite lacklustre turnout For the fourth consecutive year, Mount Royal University played host and organizer for the Walk & Run for the United Way. In its 31st year, the March 31st event raised ...
  • Alberta ballet school holds auditions for young dancers

    Second tryout added for Calgary Ballet dancers between the ages of nine and 19 will get a second chance at being accepted into the School of Alberta Ballet next Monday. The official training centre for the Alberta Ballet, the Calgary-based school will ...
  • Students say Calgary Arts Academy helps them learn through performance

    Middle-school teaches Alberta curriculum through dancing, acting and drawing Emily Schiffner, now a Grade 9 student at the Calgary Arts Academy, transferred there in Grade 4. Having previously attended a regular public school, her parents were concerned ...
  • First Nations concerned oil sands may be causing cancer

      Panel debates effects of oil sands industry on First Nations community living downstream. A charged discussion about the health and environmental impacts of Alberta’s oil sands landed itself in the middle of Mount Royal students’ lunches.A former...
  • Childhood vaccinations: friend or foe?

    Concern is growing about the safety of children’s vaccinations, according to a local pediatrician. Dr. Peter Nieman, who has been practising in Calgary for more than 20 years, said many parents fear that immunizing their children will have unforeseen c...
  • Counselling offers life skills instead of Band-Aid fixes

    Stigma surrounding therapy can make getting in the door the hardest part, psychologists say The word counselling often inspires images of a dark room with a spectacle-wearing, frizzy-haired psychologist who repeats, “Mhmm, and how does that make you fe...
  • Is organic food more nutritious?

    The nutritional content of food, whether organically or conventionally grown, can be affected by quality of soil, seeds planted, temperature and light during the growing season. However, registered dietician Rory Hornstein said that in most situations, t...
  • Can you be your own fitness trainer?

    Extreme home exercise a gamble for some Extreme home fitness has made its way onto the mainstream stage, but some trainers warn that it is not for everyone because it can lead to joint pain. Every time you turn on the TV, you can see muscular models sel...
  • Do antibacterial products protect you better than plain soap and water?

    Antibacterial soaps and household cleaning products are becoming increasingly prevalent, despite growing concern that antibacterial agents contribute to bacterial resistance. Cally Nurkowski, a second-year marketing student at Mount Royal University, reg...
  • The diner’s dilemma

    How consumers can protect their nutritional needs while dining out It was 14 years ago when Margaret Nemeth set out to feed Calgarians what she thought they should be fed — natural foods without any preservatives or additives. “I wanted people to ha...
  • Healthy eating a problem for students, survey says

    Canada’s food guide offers resources to help improve nutrition Calgary students don’t eat enough healthy foods, specifically when it comes to fruits and vegetables, according to a national survey. However, local nutritionists say that maintaining a ...
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