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  • Babysitting course teaches skills to youth

    Red Cross program also aims to give business know-how With summer quickly approaching, many youth will be looking for their first part-time job. For preteens, babysitingt for family members and neighbours is a way to make cash. The Canadian Red Cross of...
  • Oil and gas industry draws tech companies to Calgary

    Bringing more products to market would advance the sector, experts say In 2007, Manoj Khanna made the fateful decision to move his technology consulting company to Calgary. The move was a radical one considering where his business, Dextrus Prosoft Inc.,...
  • Sprinting ahead of the competition

    Crescent Heights High School runners lead track and field team’s success Look away once and the race already over; a group motion-blurred athletes tear down the track at blinding speeds. This year’s senior boys crop of track and field athletes at Cr...
  • ‘You only turn 100 once’

    Mount Royal University celebrates a century of post-secondary education Imagine taking a trolley to attend a four-level Methodist college in downtown Calgary.  That Methodist college was just the beginning of what Mount Royal University has become today...
  • Teamwork takes the cake

    Cochrane girls’ volleyball squad shows how strength comes from unity Teresa Hogarth, coach of Cochrane’s under-16 Lady Jaguar volleyball team, says that her team is competitive but refreshing all at once.“I have coached now for five years, and each...
  • Cold and lonely: An international student’s struggle with isolation

    I first met Tricia Lawrence, 21, in late 2008. She came here from Trinidad and Tobago to study aviation at Mount Royal University. A young black woman, with short dreadlocked hair and tomboyish in appearance, she was pretty shy and her Caribbean accent w...
  • Talent isn’t everything

    University coaches and players give advice for high school athletes Even Michael Jordan once got cut from his high school varsity basketball team, but he didn’t give up, and he reaped tremendous success.Here are some stories and recommendations from pr...
  • Pounding into new territory

    Sir Winston Churchill’s girls’ rugby team sees popularity rise in new season Winning sure can change a lot.Throughout the 2009 high school rugby season, the Sir Winston Churchill High School’s girls’ rugby team struggled to maintain consistent nu...
  • Calgary Zoo celebrates Earth Day’s 40th anniversary

    Butterflies, dinosaurs and free Starbucks on April 24 Earth Day is the New Year’s Day of the environmental calendar. It’s a time for Canadians to take a look back at the impact they have had on the Earth, and look forward to things they can be doing...
  • Riggers battle their way into the playoffs

    It wasn’t pretty, but they got the job done.The Calgary Roughnecks clinched a playoff spot with a hard-fought 12-11 victory over the Colorado Mammoth last Saturday in the Saddledome. ...
  • Art show to debut in Kensington

    ‘Under-recognized’ women’s art community volunteers talent to support women’s activist group The Feminal Artery art show will be showcasing a variety of art and performances as a fundraiser for a women’s group in Bolivia.“We are female-centre...
  • Back to the roots of rock

    Stoning Mary plays for a varied audience Stoning Mary, local to Calgary, is an alternative rock band that has three members: Angus Wilson, Bryan Wilson and Marc Eshleman.  The trio came together at a ‘battle-of-the-bands’ competition, where they dis...
  • Downtown art gallery welcomes returning artist

    A Canadian artist displays latest exhibition at Herringer Kiss Gallery Vancouver artist, Siobhan Humston, brings nature and art together in her latest exhibition, Presage, at the Herringer Kiss Gallery.“Nature has always been my inspiration because I...
  • Experts say the gift of song is more powerful than we think

    Music therapists say they believe music has the ability to heal those emotionally and physically distressed Jennifer Buchanan, music therapist and owner of JB Music Therapy Inc., first discovered the power of music at age 14. “I went to my grandfather...
  • Getting funky

    Fans rave about the style of Urbandivide With flashing lights and energetic tunes, Urbandivide is looking to make the local music scene funkier. The group first came together in late 2002 and early 2003, having met in the music program at the Universi...
  • Local theatre company brings church to the world

    Fire Exit Theatre joins art and religion through performances Fire Exit Theatre, a small Calgary troupe in its eighth season, is challenging people’s perspectives of faith by bringing faith-based shows to Calgary. Val Lieske, the co-founder and artist...
  • Portrait art becomes accessible for anyone

    Painting faces not just for royalty anymore When one thinks of portrait art, minds wander to Victorian kings and queens posed stiffly in their finest regalia on a throne. Today, however, portrait art is turning a different cheek, one that’s more youthf...
  • Rock lovers unite

    40 Gun Flagship to play at Radiopark Music Room Young, vibrant and lively music is what 40 Gun Flagship is all about, say fans. The band consists of four members, all in their 20s, that share the desire to play for the fans.  Much of their musical cons...
  • Local film not only for drunks

    Beer film captures Calgary’s creative spirit Making advertisements that will never be seen beyond one night may seem pointless.  But in Calgary the obscure Big Rock Eddies competition is an event with a cult following and a 17-year legacy. Hundreds o...
  • Ninth annual Media Fresh Awards to recognize success and diversity in digital media industry

    Imagine walking through an eerie forest at night. Every sound grabs your attention, making your adrenaline rush and your heart beat faster and faster. These natural body sensations are captured by the interactive art piece called Symforest by Shiori Sait...
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