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Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project controversy rages on Special

Calgary - The long awaited Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project was approved on June 17th by Prime Minister Stephen Harper amid controversy and objection by First Nations groups, environmentalists, concerned Canadians and the political opposition parties.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Calgary mom who dumped babies in trash must serve 18 more months

Calgary - Meredith Borowiec must spend 18 months more in jail in addition to the the 18 months she has already served for throwing three newborns in dumpsters in 2008, 2009 and 2010. That last infant survived.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Joint Review Panel urges approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Calgary - Today, the long awaited Joint Review Panel released a lengthy report recommending approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline but with 209 conditions. Environmental groups vow to stop it for the sake of our climate, land and water.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti

Alberta flood insurance tab tobs $1.7 billion

Damage from the June Alberta flood exceeds more than $1.7 billion, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The bureau also stated the flood was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Honoring the Calgary Zoo post flood 2013

Calgary - This Photo Essay honors the Calgary Zoo animals that were traumatized during the devastating flood in Calgary, Alberta, June 2013. A revisit to the zoo on June 22 was postponed due to massive flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers from torrential rainfall.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 4 comments

Calgary Stampede will be held 'come hell or high water'

Calgary - The annual event will begin as scheduled on July 5, despite the devastating floods that hit Calgary and other parts of southern Alberta last week.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Flood: Parts of downtown Calgary will be without power for months

Calgary - On Sunday, approximately 65,000 Calgarians were allowed to go home after being evacuated due to the worst flood in Calgary’s history. But the evacuation still stands for 10,000 people. The clean up continues downtown and in affected Alberta communities.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 7 comments

Raging rivers and streams force evacuations in southern Alberta

Calgary - Raging rivers and streams from heavy consistent rain falling for days has forced evacuations in Calgary and numerous communities in southern Alberta. The current floods of 2013 are far worse than in 2005 when Calgary was hit with days of heavy rain.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 13 comments

Remembering Alberta's King 'Ralph' in Calgary public memorial

Calgary - A celebration of life will be held at a memorial service at Jack Singer Concert Hall for former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein. Organized by the city of Calgary, there will not be much pomp and ceremony. King Ralph was mayor of Calgary for most of the 1980s.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 2 comments

Man shocked by snake in luggage

Returning from a visit to India a man in Calgary, Canada, found he had unknowingly helped an 'immigrant' into the country.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Man disappointed over lack of skaters at free ice rink he built

A man is disappointed that the free public skating rink he created on his property is lacking visitors. All frozen, smoothed and ready for skating, few people have come to enjoy the free rink.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Calgary, Saskatoon city councils proposing property tax hikes

Calgary - Both Calgary and Saskatoon residents could be seeing their property taxes increase. The city council in Calgary is debating whether or not to lower next year's property tax hike, while Saskatoon is putting forth a five percent raise.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Canada-China corporate rights pact needs debate says Maude Barlow Special

Calgary - The NEXEN takeover by China National Offshore Oil Corp has been given a 30 day extension and may be extended again as opposition continues to grow from all factions with the exception of investors and the energy sector.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 5 comments

Alberta and B.C. fight over Northern Gateway pipeline intensifies

Calgary - The battle between Alberta and British Columbia over the Northern Gateway pipeline project intensifies and continues with no sign of it letting up as Premiers Alison Redford and Christy Clark have a ‘frosty’ meeting in Calgary, Alberta.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti

Remembering a Canadian statesman: Peter Lougheed dead at 84

Calgary - Tributes are pouring in for former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed, considered by many to be one of Canada's most respected politicians, who has died at the age of 84.
In the Media by Darren Weir

Op-Ed: Economic benefits are debated as Enbridge hearings resume

Calgary - The Enbridge Northern Gateway hearings resumed on Tuesday, September 4th as Calgary-based Enbridge and the Alberta Government prepare to convince Canadians that the 6 billion dollar pipeline is important to Canada’s economy.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti

Police charge woman ordered vicious dog attack on friend

Calgary - An Alberta woman is accused of using her dogs as weapons ordering them to attack her friend. The victim suffered serious injuries to her face and arms.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

Review: The 3rd Annual Canadian Water Summit Report Special

Calgary - The 3rd Annual Canadian Water Summit was held in Calgary, Alberta Canada on June 28th at the TELUS Spark new Science Centre. The focus was on the Water-Food-Energy NEXUS and the suggestion for all Canadians to participate in a national dialogue on water.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti

Prime Minister Stephen Harper declares Calgary as 'greatest city'

Calgary - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper – possibly inadvertently – called Calgary the "greatest city in the greatest country in the world" during a visit to the century-old Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo exhibition.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Plains Midstream Canada oil spill leads to a $75 million lawsuit

Calgary - On Friday June 22, the Calgary based Merchant Law Group LLP served Plains Midstream Canada with a class action lawsuit for the oil spill near Sundre on June 7, 2012. The lawsuit cites damage done to personal property and the decline in value.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti

Nicole Anderson downs 12 dogs in 10 minutes to win Canadian title

Calgary - Calgary woman Nicole Anderson is off to the Big Apple to take a bite out of an international hot dog eating contest after winning the women's side of the Canadian Hotdog Eating Championships by gulping down 12 hotdogs in 10 minutes.
In the Media by Pratidnya Bhat - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The Pembina Institute responds to federal environmental cuts Special

Calgary - The Pembina Institute responds to the federal Environmental Emergencies Program cutbacks and consolidation that may compromise environmental emergency responses in future oil spill disasters.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 4 comments

Celebrate World Water Day on March 22, 2012

Calgary - World Water Day is celebrated on March 22, 2012 across the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations coordinates world Water Day 2012 and this year the theme is Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 11 comments

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 2) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada where he dismisses false allegations about the recent Keystone XL pipeline. It continues from What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline PART 1.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 1) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada about the recent Keystone XL pipeline reroute.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti

NHL: 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame class is a special one for Toronto Special

Toronto - As is the case every November, hockey’s finest was celebrated with another special night in Toronto as four of NHL’s past stars were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Digital Journal Report by Aman Dhanoa - 2 comments

Calgary hosts Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition Nov 1-3

Calgary - Participants will engage in the 3-day Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition November 1-3 in Calgary, promising an information packed exchange of ideas and practical applications involving clean energy alternatives for the future.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline project threatens Ogallala Aquifer (Part 3)

Calgary - With the installation of the Keystone XL pipeline, the huge Ogallala Aquifer that supplies fresh water to 82 percent of the people living within its boundary is at risk.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Greenpeace activists fined for mischief in Calgary

Calgary - Greenpeace activists have been fined for rappelling from the top of the Calgary Tower and hanging a banner saying “Separate Oil and State”, and the organization has filed complaints of mistreatment relating to the arrests.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Introducing the break-dancing gorilla from Calgary Zoo

Calgary - A break-dancing gorilla is winning attention from his enclosure at the Calgary Zoo, as part of a marketing initiative by the zoo.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 3 comments
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A Bald Eagle rests on a tree branch at the Calgary Zoo.
A Bald Eagle rests on a tree branch at the Calgary Zoo.
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Two tigers rest in the grass at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the...
Two tigers rest in the grass at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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Hawk in a tree at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary  Calgary  Alberta.
Hawk in a tree at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta.
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A caribou sleeps at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo...
A caribou sleeps at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A large butterfly rests on a leaf at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honor...
A large butterfly rests on a leaf at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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Two Canada Geese are engaged in an altercation on the frozen Bow River  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary  Ca...
Two Canada Geese are engaged in an altercation on the frozen Bow River, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta.
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Calgary  AB  headquarters of Enbridge Inc.
Calgary, AB, headquarters of Enbridge Inc.
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Two tigers rest in the grass at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the...
Two tigers rest in the grass at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A mountain goat looks over a ledge at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that hono...
A mountain goat looks over a ledge at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A penguin plays in water at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Cal...
A penguin plays in water at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A view of Calgary immersed in flood waters
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A view of Calgary immersed in flood waters
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A snow leopard gazes intensely at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors t...
A snow leopard gazes intensely at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors...
A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A large butterfly rests on a leaf at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honor...
A large butterfly rests on a leaf at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary ...
Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
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A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary  Alberta.
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A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary, Alberta.
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A giraffe eats at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo a...
A giraffe eats at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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Canada Goose perched on a piece of land in the Bow River  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary  Calgary  Alberta...
Canada Goose perched on a piece of land in the Bow River, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta.
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This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
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