Calgary

Superstore employees vote to strike, customers wonder if they’ll even notice

Aug 26th, 2013 | By
Superstore Strike

By Urban Anomie Real Canadian Superstore employees have moved one step closer to strike action, after a strike vote was held in Calgary last week. Union members in the Calgary area voted 97 per cent in favour of going off the job. The same percentage of workers voted yes in Edmonton last week. Some shoppers wonder

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Meteorologist in police custody after attacking a man who told him ‘winter is coming’

Aug 19th, 2013 | By
winter is coming

By Urban Anomie It’s not uncommon for pop culture references to work their way into the real lives of everyday fans, but one meteorologist in Calgary, AB had apparently heard enough. Police have arrested and charged Dale Schneider for assault and uttering death threats in conjunction with an incident that took place this weekend. On Sunday

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Massive sinkhole swallows neighbourhood of Silverado, Calgarians ask ‘where the hell is that?’

Aug 15th, 2013 | By
Calgary Sinkhole

By Urban Anomie The tsunami that struck Calgary and the town of High River in June has left the city with countless sinkholes – some capable of swallowing people, some, entire city blocks. On Thursday, the southwest neighbourhood of Silverado was noticed to be missing by a mail carrier on her route, and experts agree that

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Pringles purchases naming rights to iconic Saddledome

Aug 13th, 2013 | By
PringleDome

By Urban Anomie Fans of the Calgary Flames have long said that a relationship between Pringles chips and the Saddledome would be a match made in heaven. On Tuesday, Calgary Flames president and CEO, Ken King, held a press conference to announce the partnership. “I am <crunch> very <crunch, crunch> pleased to <crunch> announce that Pringles

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Calgary honours Toronto mayor Rob Ford with prestigious white asshat

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
Rob Ford Asshat

By Urban Anomie CALGARY, AB – The City of Calgary’s Mayor’s Office recognized their Toronto counterpart, Rob Ford, on Monday with the traditional Smithbilt asshat, placing him in elite company alongside Tom Cruise and Roger ‘that guy who blocks people on Twitter for no reason’ Millions – the only other recipients to receive the honour. Calgary’s

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U of C researcher cracks the mystery of disappearing honeybee colonies

Aug 11th, 2013 | By
Honeybee pollinating flower

By Urban Anomie Entire honeybee colonies around the world are either dying off or disappearing altogether. The phenomenon has been aptly named Colony Collapse Disorder (aka We’re Screwed if the Bees Disappear Disorder) and it’s being reported in every region on the planet. Honeybees play an integral part in the ecosystem. As much as 1/3 of

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87 Sunnyside homes to be demolished to make room for Costco

Aug 9th, 2013 | By
Costco Insanity

By Urban Anomie CALGARY —  City Council approved a plan on Friday to demolish 87  homes in the northwest community of Sunnyside to make way for a proposed 210,000 square-foot Costco. Many residents are upset by the move, and say the community will be devastated. “People move to communities like Sunnyside to get away from the

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Crowchild Trail to be converted into ‘urban bicycling highway’

Aug 5th, 2013 | By
Bike lane Calgary

By Urban Anomie Crowchild Tr., one of Calgary’s busiest expressways running along the west side of the city, will be converted entirely into bicycle lanes this fall, as part of the City’s ongoing cycling strategy. Officials with the City’s Transportation Department say Calgary is desperately lacking in cycling infrastructure, and their goal is to make Calgary

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City approves actual Jurassic Park at Stadium Shopping Centre location

Aug 1st, 2013 | By
Jurassic Park Calagry

By Urban Anomie CALGARY, AB — City Council has approved plans for a purposed real life Jurassic Park on the corner of 16th Ave and Uxbridge Drive N.W., despite protests from residents of surrounding neighbourhoods. “What if there’s a power failure and the electric fences go down—even for a second or two?” cried Stanley Granger, president

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Police, City urge calm after shark attack in Bow River leaves Calgary man with extensive injuries

Jul 31st, 2013 | By
Great White Calgary

By Urban Anomie CALGARY, AB — The July 31 shark-attack on a Calgary man inside city limits has prompted Calgary Police to suspend all water activities in the Bow and Elbow River, as well as the Glenmore Reservoir, until the shark is caught. The incident occurred just off Prince’s Island Park, and the victim—who is alive,

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