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Three contenders in race for premier PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew O’Connor   
Sunday, 18 September 2011 14:25

Mar 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 election. 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.

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Calgary Block Parent program closing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura Lushington   
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:39

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.

The Calgary Block Parent Association is in the process of shutting down due to financial difficulties and lack of volunteers, said Linda Patterson, president of the Block Parent Program of Canada. It has been active in the city since 1975.

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Prostate cancer testers attempting world record PDF Print E-mail
Written by MATTHEW HAYHURST   
Friday, 16 September 2011 13:25

A simple PSA test could lead to an addition to the Guinness Book of World Records

The Prostate Cancer Centre at the Rockyview General Hospital is challenging Calgary men over 40 - born in 1971 or earlier - to help them break a new world record on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Start Smart Stay Safe program underway PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sean Sullivan   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 09:16

Project aims to promote police as mentors in classrooms

The Calgary Police Service will begin sending police officers to 15 Calgary elementary schools in October as part of the new Start Smart Stay Safe Children and Families Project (S4), an initiative developed in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Catholic School District and Mount Royal University’s Center for Child Well-Being.

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