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Local food marketplace changing the way Calgarians shop for groceries

January 26, 2022

CultivatR has found a way to avoid the trend of increasing food costs

Calgary food delivery driver shares his recipe for success

January 21, 2022

It’s all about hustling when it comes to food delivery work — and some analytics, too

They say the heart of the home is the kitchen — and that rings true for this culinary coworking space

January 20, 2022

Culinary Coworking is changing the way food entrepreneurs do business in this city

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From chefs to jazz musicians, Calgarians are trading in their old tools for new ones as the city’s tech industry booms

January 19, 2022

InceptionU’s programs are helping to make the career transition smoother

Hundreds of Calgary’s historic sites are at your fingertips

January 18, 2022

City’s Heritage Inventory Map gets a refresh with over 800 historical sites listed

Calgary’s Southcentre Mall is helping children with sensory needs one backpack at a time

January 14, 2022

Normally a trip to the mall can be overwhelming for kids with sensitivities, but a new initiative is hoping to ease those anxieties

Calgary’s Trend Fashions paying it forward one jacket at a time

January 7, 2022

Kensington shop creates ‘need a coat, leave a coat’ initiative for the winter

New initiative hopes to bring more diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility to Alberta’s craft beer industry

January 5, 2022

The Hop Forward Society is a volunteer-driven group working with community members, business partners

The story behind Calgary’s Motherlode Coffee

December 23, 2021

It’s coffee for a cause and it’s at a coffee shop near you

Saving Grace Animal Society is in crisis mode as it looks for adopters, foster homes, and donations

December 21, 2021

The rescue organization is bursting at the seams during its most critical time of the year

The story behind Burwood Distillery

December 20, 2021

It’s all about crafting connections with people over Alberta-sourced spirits! 🍸

‘It’s a big opportunity’: Group of teens open their own shoe store with a little help

December 16, 2021

Their new store, DRIP, launches next week at New Horizon Mall

Feeding Calgary families with dignity this holiday season

December 16, 2021

Local groups unite to provide locally-sourced holiday dinner boxes through Pay-What-You-Want markets

Viral figure skater Elladj Baldé unveils community ice rink in Calgary

December 14, 2021

The initiative is part of his new not-for-profit organization that is building ice rinks in underserved communities across the country

The story behind Roadrunner Vintage

December 13, 2021

Pre-loved fashion for your rock ‘n roll heart ❤️

Calgary teen leg amputee credits The War Amps with helping her keep up with her brothers

December 13, 2021

The organization is celebrating its 75-year milestone this year

Calgary officials say winter tires are the best tires for the snow

December 12, 2021

Officials recommend using the proper tires this time of year while reminding motorists to slow down and leave more space between cars

Calgary family turns to community for help handcrafting 100 wooden reindeer for charity

December 9, 2021

Family project becomes annual fundraising tradition benefiting Inn From the Cold

The ultimate gift guide to shopping local for the holidays

December 7, 2021

The one where we make a list and check it twice! 📝

Calgary’s best Holiday Markets to shop local this December

December 7, 2021

Check out these Holiday Markets before Christmas

Meet Julie Vincent

December 6, 2021

She’s a first generation Calgarian with five separate degrees and an accidental artist. 🖼

Calgary’s Closer to Home Adopt-a-Family holiday program needs urgent donations

December 6, 2021

This year, there are 430 families in need, with another 350 families on the waiting list but only 144 have donors

Explore this map of Christmas displays around Calgary

December 3, 2021

A local organization is encouraging people to register their Christmas-decorated homes to help gather food donations for local charities

The story behind Kaffeeklatsch

December 2, 2021

The perfect spot to gossip over coffee ☕️

New series puts the spotlight on Calgary-based ‘Alberta Bike Swap’ creators

December 2, 2021

'The Dreamers’ series follows the entrepreneurial journeys of eight promising Canadian ventures

The story behind Tea Shop YYC

December 1, 2021

Welcome to the tea party! 🏳️‍🌈

Then and now: What’s to become of Calgary’s Fire Station No. 6

December 1, 2021

Its history deeply entrenched, the old fire hall is looking for a new tenant to preserve its walls.

10 Calgary charities to support this holiday season

November 29, 2021

Giving Tuesday and beyond!

New Calgary Public Library campaign encourages random acts of kindness

November 29, 2021

New campaign dubbed Social Snacking hopes to spread awareness about how micro-moments with strangers helps mental health

The story behind WILD

November 29, 2021

Helping Calgary’s small business thrive in the ‘WILD!’

A Calgary family is paying it back by paying it forward for Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2021

Parents of five-year-old cancer survivor ask Calgarians to start the holiday giving season with a donation to charity on Giving Tuesday

10 Independent stores to shop for the holidays

November 25, 2021

Get intentional with your purchases and choose items that are unique, tell a story, and will last forever.

We can’t avoid stress, but together we can work towards psychological resilience — our children depend on it

November 24, 2021

Some local programs are putting the mental health of Calgary’s youth front and centre.

Canadian shoppers expected to embrace Black Friday sales

November 23, 2021

A local expert shares some tips for Calgarians to keep in mind this weekend

The story behind Joyce’s Closet Boutique

November 22, 2021

The idea for the boutique came organically to owner Joyce Okunusi through her love for fashion

Calgary Underground Film Festival welcomes audiences back to doc festival

November 22, 2021

A Calgary-made documentary is kicking off the festival Wednesday

What the term ‘buying local’ really means to Calgarians

November 21, 2021

With National Small Business Day next week, it’s time to think about supporting local businesses during your holiday shopping.

The story behind Nick’s Steakhouse

November 21, 2021

Football is the fabric of our being!

WHAT’S UP THIS WEEKEND: November 19 to 21

November 19, 2021

Get ready to kick off the holidays in Calgary!

Calgary Citizen readers guide to Local Coffee Roasters

November 16, 2021

Here are just a few of the roasters our readers recommended, along with a few favourites amongst our team.

Western Canada High School students walk out of class in protest of sexual misconduct allegations

November 16, 2021

It’s not one, but many events that have lead the students to say that they have officially had enough.

The story behind Alora Boutique

November 15, 2021

It's a family affair for this holiday Inglewood Night Market vendor

Meet Susan Rogers

November 14, 2021

New to Calgary and recently reunited with her kids!

The ‘Westbrook Communities Local Area Planning Project’ has revealed generational divide in the community

November 14, 2021

The area is one of three pilot projects set to bring neighbourhoods together under the new and contentious ‘Guide for Local Area Planning.’ However, Westbrook residents will get their say on the future of community development.

Abracadavers, an Alberta-shot series films second season in and around Calgary

November 11, 2021

With support from the Canadian Media Fund, production began in late July and will debut in 2022.

A guide to Remembrance Day: Virtual and in-person ceremonies happening around the city

November 10, 2021

On Nov. 11 we honour and pay our respects to those who came before us and continue to serve for the freedom of our country.

This War Amps member wants to make sure the sacrifices of veterans are not forgotten

November 9, 2021

Jovanna Rodney encourages Calgarians to visit the city's Military Museums, cenotaphs, and ceremonies Thursday

The story behind Courageous Canines Rescue

November 9, 2021

A dog rescue that will support you every step of the way in the adoption process

The story behind Dance YYC

November 9, 2021

An online platform and mobile app for enthusiasts, emerging, and professional dancers.

Decathlon opens in Calgary; features robots, a gymnasium and thousands of products

November 8, 2021

While some people think in-person shopping is a fading habit, a local expert thinks there is room for both brick-and-mortar and online shopping

Meet Carolina Chamorro Vina, Ph.D.

November 7, 2021

PEER Specialist at the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.

Calgary engineer is making a difference one solar panel at a time

November 7, 2021

As the world watches the climate change conference in Glasgow, one man says it's time to think about what we can do at home

Calgary Heritage Roasting Company is more than just a coffee company — it’s a lifestyle

November 4, 2021

To celebrate their 6th birthday they’ve launched their new apparel line — C. Heritage Co.

Where to adopt your new best friend in Calgary

November 4, 2021

Adopt don't shop — these wonderful, loving animals are in need of a home first.

Since the Race City Speedway closed in 2011, Calgary’s illegal street racing has seen a dramatic increase

November 4, 2021

You used to be able to race on the drag strip for only $25!

6 Holiday markets happening this November

November 3, 2021

Shop local this holiday season!

It’s not too early to think about donating to the Bear Clan Patrol Christmas food drive

November 2, 2021

The local organization is accepting donations until Dec. 18, delivering donations from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20

The story behind Lazy Bake

November 2, 2021

DIY made-from-scratch baking kits — baked the ‘lazy way.’

The number of Calgarians seeking support for domestic abuse has nearly doubled since the pandemic

November 1, 2021

While the police haven’t seen a significant increase in calls, local organizations have

Featured Calgary Citizen: Baylen LaPierre

October 31, 2021

Kids Cancer Care 2021 spokeskid

The ultimate guide to Halloween weekend in Calgary

October 28, 2021

Haunted events for all ages!

The freakiest thing about Halloween shouldn’t be the waste

October 28, 2021

This time of year produces extra garbage and recycling but here is how you reduce your impact

Where to catch live music in Calgary

October 27, 2021

We are all craving a little musical magic these days.

This website lets you look up Calgary homes that have questionable, criminal, and paranormal pasts

October 27, 2021

There are over 788 Calgary addresses on the website.

Pet owners beware — do you know the grey areas of pet ownership laws?

October 27, 2021

The standard of care is rising in Alberta, and that could cause issues for even the most responsible of pet owners.

Calgary’s hospitals are getting rejuvenation spaces to give back to our local health-care heroes

October 21, 2021

Local organizations team up to build respite areas at Calgary’s four hospitals as a way to show their gratitude to frontline workers.

Take a tour through one of Calgary’s most haunted neighbourhoods

October 20, 2021

A pair of local sisters take us on a journey to discover the many chilling ghostly tales in the historic community of Inglewood.

A new petition calling to ban the sale of pets in Calgary is circulating 

October 17, 2021

Dog boutique owner hopes those elected to council will take a long, hard look at banning the controversial practice 

The neighbourhood of Legacy launches a new concept of ‘little community libraries’

October 13, 2021

In order to make the community a vibrant and inclusive place where people are connected, Alexandra Velosa and her team recently launched an initiative of new community libraries — that have an exciting twist.

‘Insulting’: Indigenous artist reacts to wall being built in front of his mural

October 7, 2021

Community is outraged that a new development covered a popular mural without warning or consultation

How Calgarians can commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021

Between varying levels of government observance, what is important for each of us to consider on Sept. 30?

Ways to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Calgary

September 28, 2021

Local groups hope people take time to learn about the importance of this day and why we need it

How Calgary businesses are handling COVID vaccine requirements

September 27, 2021

Business owners are grateful for the new city bylaw taking the decision to implement vaccine requirements out of their hands — but the bylaw doesn't include everyone

The ‘Sorry, I’m Sad’ podcast aims to navigate grief amid hope

September 8, 2021

The Snow family has been through a lot since an ALS diagnosis changed their world, but they’re sharing their story with the world to help others as Season Two launches today.

“Dying with Dignity”

September 2, 2021

Calgary is one of the only major cities without a dedicated homeless palliative care program; these organizations want to change that.

One little mall with 50 years of memories

August 9, 2021

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Market Mall and the tremendous impact it’s had on the community!

Bizarre items found in our residential blue bins

July 28, 2021

Do you know what belongs in your recycling bin? The City of Calgary discloses the silly and even dangerous things that Calgarians are recycling — and it’s not pretty.

Canada’s journey to ‘making wolf’

June 29, 2021

As a nominated candidate for ‘National Chief’ of the Assembly of First Nations, Chief Lee Crowchild believes that honesty and accountability are at the root of Canada’s recovery.

Over 700 Albertans need our help!

June 25, 2021

Walt, only 3-years old will likely require a liver transplant before he turns 10 that will save his life.

Seeing is believing for the people of the Tsuut’ina Nation

June 21, 2021

Over 50 years in the making: Taza Development Corp and Tsuut’ina Nation continue to work towards empowerment and economic prosperity through ‘Taza.’

The little blue store with a big heart

June 8, 2021

Owner Chris Nam turned Inglewood's The Blue Store into more than just a convenience store; there's sushi, chicken, coffee and ice cream, too

Colombian protesters in Calgary feel alone and unheard

June 3, 2021

Youth are protesting peacefully in Calgary to raise awareness of the massacres happening in Colombia, they say local media has largely ignored their cry for help.