Budget Hiccups Press Pause On Flames Arena

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2021

Hiccups continue to prevail as the City of Calgary and the owners of the Calgary Flames try to agree on ongoing differences about how the available budget for the multi-million-dollar shared arena development should be spent. The parties ...Read More

New Calgary Flames Arena A Done Deal

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

Calgary taxpayers have agreed to, in many ways without having had agreed to, fund a $565 million project that will award the Calgary Flames a brand-new home arena. At this stage the only light in the darkness that is a...Read More

First-Phase Launch for Taza Exchange

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

The CA$4.5 billion Taza Experience, situated in the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino area, has started preparations for an official first-phase launch, named the Taza Exchange. Initial projections stated that it would be...Read More

Giant Game Boy Does Its Bit For Children

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

Calgary gamers Andrew Smith and Curtis Braham have a lot more going for them than hitting up high scores. The pair wanted to do something that would attract more donations for a charitable cause and given their particu...Read More

Calgary City’s CA$4m Tech-Talent Ad Campaign

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

Calgary Economic Development is preparing a CA$4 million ad and awareness campaign for launch. The campaign will focus specifically on attracting tech-talent to the city as at any given time, there are between 2,000 an...Read More

Calgary Goalie’s Wacky Weird Ritual

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Yes, we will have our lucky charms or rituals. Very few gamblers don’t. And yet, it remains a wonderfully serendipitous occasion when we get to feast our sport-hungry eyes on the preferred rituals of our heroes. Cons...Read More

Calgary Track May Have Reached Slippery End

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

Calgary’s WinSport bobsled, luge and skeleton sliding track has reached the end of its road. The facility this year entered its 33rd year in operation wear and tear has severely taken its toll. Winter spor...Read More

Alberta Residents Celebrate Big Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

What a time to be alive and living in Alberta. Weekly Lotto draws are all the rage right now and Canadians are literally walking away with millions of dollars in their pockets every single week. Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MAX are two of the ...Read More

Calgary’s One-Handed Fighter Shows His Steel

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Calgary’s Jake Peacock is a living, breathing example of why giving up or failure to come to the party in the first place because of a physical disability simply isn’t “how things are” or how they have to be. Calga...Read More

Calgary City To Pay 50% Of Flames Arena Bill

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

The City of Calgary has agreed to foot 50% of the $550 million bill involved in the construction of a new arena for the Calgary Flames. Calgary Flames ownership will be picking up the other half of the tab. The construction of a new home...Read More

Canada Files Official North Pole Claim

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

When former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had 5 years ago given the order for a report detailing what Arctic scientists had at the time considered to be true in terms of which portion of the continental shelf extending all the w...Read More

Calgary Inferno Calling It Quits

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

Sunday marked a dark day for Canadian women’s hockey. The announcement that Canadian Women’s Hockey League team Calgary Inferno plans on calling it a day for good in terms of all of its operations on May 1st, isn&rs...Read More

Calgary Pressed to Build Sports Fieldhouse

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2019

Proponents of Calgary’s planned multi-sport fieldhouse have met individually with members of the council, held meetings with the mayor, and pressed the city to hold to its word of building the world-class arena. The proposal for th...Read More

Alberta’s $60m Jackpot Still Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

If you’ve stashed away last year’s lottery tickets in a dusty hiding spot, officials are hinting that it might be a good time to double-check your numbers. The record-breaking $60 million Lotto MAX jackpot ticket that was sol...Read More

$16 Million Lotto Winner Drawn

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

Sometimes we need a reminder of just what is at stake when we buy lottery tickets – and a massive jackpot is often just the ticket! Most recently, one extraordinarily lucky player over in Calgary managed to score a jackpot worth many ...Read More

Calgary Residents Reject 2026 Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

As it stands for Canadian sports, there is currently a big problem ahead for the 2026 Olympics. The people of Calgary have spoken out, categorically stating that they don’t want the event to take place in their city, with 56.4% of v...Read More

Olympic Funding Talks Drag Out in Calgary

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The head of the bid corporation for Calgary’s 2026 Olympics has revealed that all parties are still engaged in discussions, despite media reports that Mayor Naheed Nenshi told Ottawa that he would ask the city council to nix the pot...Read More

Tim Andrew Bests 3,250 Players to Gold

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2018

Canadian small-stakes grinder Tim Andrew made his first-ever bracelet event appearance into something of an unforgettable day. The strong-willed player took down the Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, claiming the title and besting ...Read More

Canadian Hospital Turns to VR Therapy

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

A pioneering new wound and injury treatment at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary is allowing patients to remove their minds from their painful conditions with the help of virtual reality. Rockyview is the very first hospital in Canad...Read More

Calgary Loses $10m Due to Lack of Sports Facilities

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2018

A recent report has revealed that Calgary has lost around $10 million in potential investment, due simply to being bypassed for sporting events. The reason? Very simply; a lack of sports facilities that meet expected standards. The $10 m...Read More