Yedu Dayal was so determined to get his black belt in taekwondo before he moved away from Calgary for business school that he practised the martial art six days a week at a local studio. Sadly, the 24-year-old will never achieve that goal. He was killed while test-riding a friend’s motorcycle on a northwest street early Saturday evening.
Throughout her 463 days in captivity, Amanda Lindhout’s dreams were, almost without exception, about her freedom. “My dreams became so vivid,” she says now. “I would encounter childhood friends and old teachers, people I hadn’t thought about in years. The memory of the life you once lived becomes so important when you have no stimulation whatsoever.”
A month after Alison Redford’s resignation as premier, two Calgary MLAs who bolted the Progressive Conservative government are in no hurry to return to the Tory fold. Calgary-Foothills MLA Len Webber helped precipitate Redford’s downfall when he said in early March he could no longer serve in the Tory caucus under her leadership, describing her as a bully with entitlement issues.
From the front entrance it doesn’t look like much of a house. It’s small, old, a window is broken in the door frame and like many homes in High River there are two storage containers in the front yard and a plywood sidewalk. Leslie Lambert fell in love with the house the first time she saw it, and for the last 10 months she has struggled to bring it back to life.
The City of Calgary will face a shortfall of $3.2 billion over the next 10 years as it struggles to keep pace with population growth if current taxation and provincial funding levels don’t change, according a new report. The city’s 2013 Infrastructure Status Report identifies a major “capital growth gap” if Calgary’s population continues to increase as projected. The $3.2 billion represents the amount of 10-year projected service growth requireme...
The 2013 flood left five people dead and destroyed property, but a new report says mitigation measures being debated to protect against future flooding would have severe consequences for other communities and the environment. Called the Bow Basin Flood Mitigation and Watershed Management Project, the report by Alberta WaterSmart studied the trade offs of various flood mitigation options on the river systems.