Black Friday isn’t just for Americans anymore. Although the post-Thanksgiving event has been confined to U.S. retailers for many years, local stores jumped on the discount bandwagon this year in a big way, slashing prices and extending store hours the way they have always done on Boxing Day.
Christmas is near and the Checkstops are coming, for drivers all over the city. But so may be a practice that Calgary Police Service views as a big problem: The use of social media by some people to help those who have been drinking to avoid Checkstops on their way home from a holiday celebration.
Startup Calgary teaches budding entrepreneurs who wish to pursue a startup of their own in the city during its event, Launch Party 2013, held at the University of Calgary earlier this month.
The Calgary Zoo has been closed since July 25, due to the flooding that took place, but that isn’t stopping Roz Freeman and Josh Watson from pushing forward and keeping the Zoo lights tradition alive.
Thousands of Calgarians left their warm homes on Monday, Nov. 11 to attend one of the many Remembrance Day ceremonies that took place around the city. The ceremony at the Field of Crosses Memorial Project was among the locations that drew area residents, with an estimated 300 people in attendance.