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Free things to do in and around Calgary this long weekend!

July 30, 2015

So here we are. It’s near the end of July and we’ve spent all our money.  Look, it’s not just you.  Summer is expensive. The patios, the super soakers, the patios. It’s all too much. So if you’re like me, …

This Calgarian was just named the world’s sexiest man!

July 26, 2015

When I heard that a Calgarian had been named the hottest man in the world, I was instantly curious to who it could have been. I mean, sure we all have our Calgary crushes, but to think we live in …

Unbelievable photos and videos of the funnel cloud that just blew through Calgary!

July 22, 2015

(Screengrab via @megsprevost) Oh Calgary weather, you do keep us on our toes. Whether it’s disasterous floods, record heat or snow in September, Calgary has seen its share of newsworthy weather over the past couple of years and today, well today …

Can you spot the Calgary locations in the new Fargo trailer?

July 22, 2015

FX just released the first full length trailer for the second season of Fargo, which we Calgarians are proud to say was filmed in and around this city. Or at least I think it was. I mean, it was, that …

Calgarians eating out more than ever, but it’s where they’re eating that’s really interesting.

June 25, 2015

How often do you like to go out for dinner?  I must admit, I’m guilty of eating out a lot. No, not because I don’t know how to cook, but because I have the worst kitchen! Ugh! I hate my …

From flip flops to hikers, nine perfect summer ideas no matter what’s on your feet!

June 24, 2015

Presented by Mark’s  When it comes to summer, Canadians are all too excited to put away their winter boots and pull out their selection of awesome summer footwear. From hikers for adventures, or flip flops for fun that’s a little …

Eight Calgary flood photos recreated two years later

June 19, 2015

This weekend, Calgarians from every quadrant will likely spend some time thinking about the flood that consumed our city only two years ago.  It was a time like many of us have never seen before and, in fact, some are …

Calgary high school for sale on Kijiji!

June 11, 2015

I love me a good senior prank. At least I hope this is a senior prank. Someone with a sense of humour has posted one of Calgary’s oldest high schools for sale on Kijiji.    The listing: “St.Marys highschool FOR …

Calgary company hilariously confuses Cape Breton for Newfoundland!

May 20, 2015

Being from the east coast, but living in the west, I can tell you that most people who ask me where I’m from, just assume that the four atlantic provinces are just one big cluster-province. Not that they don’t know …

New Heritage Minute honours Canadian nurses during WWI

May 14, 2015

Most of us grew up watching Heritage Minutes, so much so, we could still could recite a lot of them of by heart! (Here’s a rundown of some of my favourite.) Today, an 80th Heritage Minute was released and it …

Stats Canada says Vancouver is Canada’s unhappiest city!

April 20, 2015

I was reading VanCity buzz this morning and they posted a story about a new Stats Canada report about city satisfaction and to my surprise, the report shows that Vancouver is Canada’s unhappiest city!  I actually found that surprising considering …

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios is wildly weird!

April 10, 2015

I’ve lived in Calgary for ten years, and by my count, Cirque du Soleil has come here five times. Maybe six. But they come to town enough that some Calgarians might be asking themselves “So how’s this show different than …

Four things we learned about Nenshi on The Rick Mercer Report

March 25, 2015

On Tuesday night, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was the special guest on CBC’s Rick Mercer report.  After being our mayor for five years now, you’d think we’d know everything about the man behind @nenshi, but you’d be wrong. Here’s four things …

Meet Big Brother Canada’s three Calgarian houseguests!

March 16, 2015

Here we go again! Big Brother Canada is about to make it’s third season premiere and Calgary is once again well represented. Well, by “well represented” I mean there are people in the house from Calgary, we’ll have to see …

Calgary to host the 2016 Junos!

February 27, 2015

Well this is just great news! It’s just been announced that Calgary will be playing host to the 2016 Juno Awards.  Which, in case you didn’t know, are like our Grammy Awards. Except they’re like the Oscars, because CTV has …