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2015 CFL Power Rankings: Calgary leads the way into week 2

Calgary - It was an interesting start to the 2015 CFL season as week one had plenty of drama and some intriguing story lines. Last year's Grey Cup winners, the Calgary Stampeders escaped with a one point win over Hamilton, but injuries made the biggest headlines.

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.

Visiting US cop ridiculed for pro-gun letter to Calgary paper

Calgary - A vacationing American police officer's letter to a Canadian newspaper lamenting that country's strict gun controls has made him the laughing stock of Canada.

Op-Ed: Is it time to ban chuckwagon racing?

Calgary - There are more calls to ban chuckwagon races after yet another crash at the Calgary Stampede. This time three horses were killed and one was injured.

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.

Animal deaths, human injuries cast shadow over Calgary Stampede

Calgary - With the deaths of two other horses this past week, the Calgary Stampede has now had six horses die during activities, nearly rivalling 2005's high death toll when 9 horses died in a tragic plunge over a bridge.

4 horses die, one person injured at Calgary Stampede over 2 days

Calgary - The Calgary Stampede has been under fire from animal rights activists, who have said it is time for the Stampede to come to an end. Four horses have already died this year.

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chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede 2010
File photo: A calf is pulled after being roped at a rodeo in 2005.
File photo: A calf is pulled after being roped at a rodeo in 2005.

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