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Wednesday, 15 September 2010 15:22

Gordon Downie makes his way across Canada for his solo tour

As a performer, Gordon Downie is known for acting wild on stage, but that reputation may change with the release of his third solo album.

The Tragically Hip’s frontman has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career as a Canadian rock star, but his work away from the band has been more reserved, both on record and in front of crowds.

NEWS: Three contenders in race for premier

redford-fp-smallMar out front in Tory leadership race

Alberta’s 14th premier will be elected on Oct. 1.  Three contenders for the top job remain:  Doug Horner, Gary Mar, and Alison Redford.

Close to 60,000 Albertans cast their votes in the first round. To win, the candidate needed to claim 50 per cent plus 1 vote. Mar finished the night with 41 per cent, followed by Redford with 19 per cent, and Horner with 15 per cent.




YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises $278,000+

High heels and hairy legs were a common site in Olympic Plaza, where the sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was held, Monday Sept 19.

Proceeds went to the Calgary YWCA’s campaign to help women escape domestic violence.


Calgary Block Parent program closing

Funding, lack of volunteers cited

The familiar red and white sign depicting a small boy holding a woman’s hand is disappearing from the windows of Calgary Block Parent homes.

A&E: Spotlight heats up on local Alberta films


Festival coordinator notes this year’s Alberta films are amongst the strongest in history

For the first time in its history, The Calgary International Film Festival is featuring its local spotlight on five Alberta produced films: “A Legend of Whitey,” “Lloyd the Conqueror,” “Below Zero,” “Theo Fleury,“Playing with Fire” and “Wolves Unleashed.” 



Calgary Electronic Music Festival opens eyes

Showing the brighter side of the controversial music scene

When some people think of electronic music, they often associate the genre with ideas of underground raves and explicit drug use. The annual Calgary Electronic Music Festival, hosted Sept. 17 in downtown’s Shaw Millennium Park, aimed to show Calgarians that the local electronic music scene can safely cater to people of all ages and types.


Party Safari makes a stop in Calgary

Clad in ‘80s style business attire, armed with an FM transmitter and 200+ boom boxes, “Tom + Gary’s Dynamic Dance Party Delivery Service” stopped by Calgary on Friday night to host what was billed as a “decentralized dance party,” or “DDP.”