Posts Tagged ‘ Calgary ’

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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Marda Loop residents seek to ban ugly people from moving into the neighbourhood

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Marda Loop

By Urban Anomie CALGARY, AB – Residents of the southwest community of Marda Loop have filed a motion to block the migration of ugly people into the hip and trendy neighbourbood. Sebastian Yates, head of the Marda Loop Community Association, says ugly people are lowering land values and causing people to mistake the community for Bankview,

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Benny the Bear opens up about sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse on the set of Buck Shot

Jul 28th, 2013 | By

By Urban Anomie CALGARY, AB — Benny the Bear is the latest celebrity to open up about the candid details of his personal life in a memoir. The 57-year-old ex-television star who was made famous as Ron “Buck Shot” Barge’s sidekick on The Buck Shot Show is out with a new memoir, titled “Benny: More Than

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Former lobster restaurant employee admits to burning down 16th Ave. location after years of ‘shovelling that shit onto plates’ caused him to snap

Jul 19th, 2013 | By
Lobster

By Urban Anomie CALGARY, AB – Investigators with the Calgary Fire Dept. say they’ve uncovered the motives behind a mysterious fire at a restaurant in the city’s N.W. in the fall of 2011, that forced the closure of the chain restaurant. Former sous chef, Steven White (26), has been charged with arson, mischief, criminal insanity, and

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The people of the dog park

Mar 18th, 2013 | By

By Urban Anomie The dog park is a great place to people watch. You get to see the same people day after day. Sometimes new people show up, sometime long lost friends return at whim. And what’s really great, is you can leave those relationships at the park . . . like relationships of convenience. During

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