When Jim Peplinski entered the NHL more than three decades ago, players didn't look to the officials to solve their problems. Rectifying disputes wasn't the referee's strong suit, and the players policed themselves.
What do garages have to do with speeding? In suburbs all over North America, front garages are causing ripple effects that change the design and nature of our neighbourhoods in many ways that we don't initially realize.
Glacier National Park. This 54 km section of the TransCanada contains numerous snow sheds and avalanche paths. Brenda had major concerns for the safety of Jamie, motorists and snow plough operators.
In as much as the media can and should not ignore good stories that speak to the public interest, the communications team at the CBE is also limited by what it can say to justify what are, quite frankly, bad decisions.
There are definitive reasons why Calgary has emerged as a world-class city as the Economist Intelligence Unit's Livability Survey suggests, which has named our city the 5th Most Livable in the World for 4 consecutive years in a row.
Except for a couple of sojourns to the Caribbean, I spent the entire year's travels within Canada, exploring its abundance of wonders. Although my trip to Sonora Resort stands at the top, it was far from a singular highlight. Here's my exhaustive list of the best Canadian travel destinations, from resorts to restaurants, of the past year.
After many years of happily enjoying my favourite television shows and movies on my laptop, I decided I wanted something that resembled an entertainment center.
For those of us who are a certain vintage, Lego was coloured bricks of 2, 4 and 8 dimples that one could use to build square things like houses. If you were lucky, you had some wheels to build a rectangular car.
Calgary amazes me. I've visited the city three times in the past 18 months. It is a city whose economic boom has led to a blossoming of culture that has created one of the most vibrant and enjoyable places to visit in North America.
Many Oil executives will tell you that business is flat in Canada these days. As the Government of Alberta navigates the political landmine known as "pipelines" and explores new markets abroad, the business world is cautious.
What can we do to reduce this statistic of accidents caused by distracted driving if not entirely eliminate it? While legislation and punitive recourse exists, society cannot rely entirely on enforcement to save the day. What if an alternate solution exists, albeit an unproven one for distracted driving.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants conservative Muslims the freedom to abide by their personal moral laws, but it does not grant them the right to expose another minority group to contempt. By inviting speakers like Dr. Bilal Philips and Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, the Muslim Council of Calgary seems content to draw lines against the LGBTIQ community including its own Muslim LGBTIQ brothers and sisters.
'Tis the season to do what we cannot do during the rest of the year; skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling are but a few of the adventurous activities made available by the winter season.
For a party that once appeared expansive and confident, the Conservatives now appear divided, shrinking and defensive. Even delegates arriving in Calgary are puzzled why media has been given such limited access to the convention. One quipped, "It's because of the Senate stuff going on."
During the time that I've followed municipal politics, I have not seen a more devoted individual than Chris Harper when it comes to his community. If there was one individual who deserves the extra 87 votes, it would be Chris.
So marijuana came to be demonized in the same way as cocaine and heroin. Now organized crime took over and production increased and over the years so did the concentration of the products. It was much easier to transport, deliver and conceal concentrated drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Over the years a great deal of energy has been invested in "product development". Marijuana produced today comes in unlimited varieties and strengths. This has been the result of prohibition. No one would have invested the time and energy to cultivate so many strains without a market.