Reindeer for a Reason has returned: How a Calgary family continues to give back and support the community

December 5, 2022

Instead of searching the skies this holiday season, Santa’s reindeer can be found on lawns and houses to represent the spirit of giving back

Mischievous dog chews game controller and racks up credit card charges in the process

December 2, 2022

David Murphy thought his account had been hacked until he discovered his dog was the culprit

Winter temperatures have arrived and many Calgarians are in need of warmth

December 1, 2022

Project Warmth is putting the call out for donations of winter clothing

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Off Our Rockers supports senior citizens with companionship to help eliminate isolation

November 30, 2022

Calgary organization offers companionship services for seniors in their day-to-day lives

Five of Calgary’s best Christmas light displays to check out in 2022

November 29, 2022

There are several Christmas light displays twinkling across Calgary this holiday season

How that old shoebox in your closet can make a big difference to women experiencing homelessness in Calgary

November 29, 2022

The Shoebox Project for Women has launched the 2022 Holiday Drive

‘He’s back. Santa’s back:’ Stolen decoration returned two days later and he has seen some things

November 28, 2022

Lindsey Reimer shared photos of the returned figurine in a local roast and toast community group

Support Calgary businesses, makers, and creators with our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

November 25, 2022

Our intern Ashley compiled a little bit of everything in this go-to holiday shopping guide

Mother shares her family’s heartbreaking experience to provide a safe space for immunocompromised children to visit Santa

November 24, 2022

Heather Roy worked with Southcentre Mall to provide the experience for the first time in the city

Calgary radio host pens rock ’n’ roll children’s book for charity

November 23, 2022

CJAY 92 morning show host JD Lewis has published a kids book called Cody the Roadie

Best Christmas markets in Calgary to check out this holiday season

November 22, 2022

The holidays are fast approaching and Christmas markets are a great way to get some shopping done.

Calgarians encouraged to share what they love about the city with #LoveYYC

November 22, 2022

The annual campaign is a way to showcase local businesses, activities, and events

A happy ending for one of Calgary Humane Society’s most patient pooches

November 18, 2022

Aster has found a loving home after being surrendered almost 500 days ago

How the rebranded Calgary Women’s Shelter is helping combat rising demand for domestic violence and abuse services

November 17, 2022

FearIsNotLove CEO Kim Ruse explains how the new direction will help tackle these issues

Program celebrates 10-year milestone as food insecurity and poverty continue to plague Calgarians

November 14, 2022

The Leftovers Foundation has grown exponentially since its inception and it’s never been more important

Calgarians asked to pack purses with hope, and donated essentials

November 10, 2022

The Pack a Purse for Hope campaign is back for its seventh year

Calgary entrepreneur is heading to the US after being chosen as one of 20 out of 10,000 for program

November 9, 2022

It’s just another win for the local tech company founder and CEO

New additions to 2022 poppy campaign include biodegradable and scannable poppies

November 8, 2022

Each year, the national poppy campaign brings in almost $20 million

Beloved 75-year-old bedtime story to be brought to life at Calgary’s Telus Spark

November 7, 2022

The science centre is launching the Goodnight Moon immersive digital experience this week

The search for a fur-ever family after 16 months with the Calgary Humane Society

November 4, 2022

Aster is a large mixed-breed dog who was surrendered in July 2021

From domestic abuse survivor to runway model: Angus the cat shows off his custom-made clothing on social media while raising awareness

November 3, 2022

Angus wears custom-made clothing to cover up the scars from his burns in high-profile case

Poverty in Calgary: Hidden in plain sight and reaching every corner of the city

November 2, 2022

With surging inflation and lack of assistance, poverty rates in the city are high

A new game show filming in the Calgary area will take participants back in time

November 1, 2022

Participants are needed for a new TV game show called Rental Rewind

Pairing amputee children with veterans as role models through The War Amps

October 31, 2022

Veterans pass on their legacy to help child amputees and spread the message of remembrance

Taking a stroll through some of Calgary’s more paranormal neighbourhoods

October 28, 2022

Local paranormal investigators share their knowledge about some of the city's most active communities ahead of Halloween

First female play-by-play announcer in AHL grateful to other women who paved the way

October 26, 2022

Longtime sports broadcaster Sandra Prusina is the voice of the Calgary Wranglers

Healing through music: How a Calgary singer-songwriter is coping after husband’s suicide

October 25, 2022

Kristen Scott has released a deeply personal video for her new single ‘I Feel Nothing, Nothing At All’

Annual Adopt-a-Family initiative kicks off with over 110 families already on the waitlist

October 24, 2022

The Calgary holiday campaign is underway and the need for help is greater than ever

Meet the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation: the not-for-profit organization that keeps the province beautiful

October 21, 2022

ABCRC introduced itself during Waste Reduction Week to demonstrate its work as an environmental steward through an awareness campaign

Calgary teen on her way to speak at a youth conference in Italy—and that’s just one of her many accomplishments

October 20, 2022

Marigold Mioc is a youth ambassador who has already spoken internationally at just 10 years old

Calgarians vying to be named the Face of Horror in international competition

October 19, 2022

The winner will receive a horror-themed grand prize, which includes $13,000 cash

A Calgary family is calling foul on city officials over a heated basketball net battle

October 18, 2022

The Panorama Hills residents had to remove their children’s basketball net that has been in place for 15 years

Calgary seniors are seeing the benefits of a new cat foster program

October 17, 2022

Shalem Senior Community Living has formed a unique partnership with AARCS

Villainy introduces experimental filmmaking to Calgary through multiple disciplines

October 14, 2022

Piano, dance, and filmmaking artists in the city come together to showcase the psychology of supervillains through new indie film

Self-portrait of a Calgary artist, sold six years ago, found at a Value Village for $250

October 13, 2022

Rich Théroux sold his self-portrait for around $500

Unique new home decor consignment store set to open its doors in Calgary

October 12, 2022

The grand opening of Unshelf Boutique takes place on Friday

City’s first Co-Op grocery store built in 1960 is going to look very different soon

October 11, 2022

Calgary Co-Op, Royop Development Corporation bringing a massive multi-use development to the community

We’re giving these Calgary plant shops a big green thumbs up!

October 11, 2022

Pay a visit to one of these local plant shops to add a little life to your home

Calgary’s Small Business Awards are back to showcase city’s diverse local businesses

October 7, 2022

Calgary Chamber of Commerce celebrates the economic and community impact small businesses make every day

Supporters of the first person of colour to play in the NHL are spearheading a movement to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame

October 6, 2022

The late Larry Kwong called Calgary home for much of his life before he died at 94

Calgary woman continues to promote organ donation five years after husband’s death

October 5, 2022

Liz Small’s husband, David, became an organ donor after his death on Thanksgiving Day 2017

Ontario woman looks for late grandfather’s beloved hat lost at Calgary International Airport

October 4, 2022

Hundreds of people have shared the social media post looking for the so-called travelling hat

20 spooky events to check out in Calgary this Halloween season

October 4, 2022

It’s officially “spooky season” in Calgary and there are plenty of events to keep you busy

Calgary support centre helping families grieve after pregnancy and infant loss

October 3, 2022

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Calgary’s Miesha and the Spanks explores the impact of residential schools in their most successful and popular single yet

September 29, 2022

The band’s “Dig Me Out” is just as relevant today as it was when it was released earlier this year

Calgary woman surprises ailing father with a birthday drive-by show and shine

September 27, 2022

Avid car enthusiast Tim Mathieson wasn’t able to attend any car shows this year, so his daughter brought one to him

Woman wants to show Calgary’s unhoused they are worthy and valued

September 23, 2022

Alycia Two Bears has been putting together Moon Time Bags for almost two years

Chamber of Commerce says Calgary’s proposed budget is on the right track but could be better

September 22, 2022

CEO Deborah Yedlin says the city needs to focus on talent and ease of doing business

Calgary country band breaks down some barriers with CCMA nominations and wins

September 21, 2022

Nice Horse recently won CCMAs for Video of the Year and Bass Player of the Year

The so-called ‘grandparent scam’ is making its rounds, and it’s easy to fall victim

September 20, 2022

Calgary woman shares her family’s personal experience in hopes of helping others

Cool Choir unites Calgarians who think they can’t sing with karaoke-meets-choir concept

September 16, 2022

Jamie Serafi brought the modern choir concept to Calgary from the UK and is hoping to grow the community

Ahoy! Captain of Heritage Park’s S.S. Moyie has sailed his final voyage

September 15, 2022

After two decades at the helm, Captain Andrew Hooper has retired

Calgary Co-Op calls on federal government to reverse 100% compostable shopping bag ban

September 14, 2022

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers joins the chorus to exclude the popular option from the ban going into effect in December 2023

Behind the scenes at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary

September 13, 2022

The city hosted the CCMAs for the 10th time this past weekend

Five words that changed an Airdrie transgender teen’s life for the better

September 12, 2022

Mitchell Plunkett says testosterone eased his anxiety and helped him feel comfortable in the world

Fighting food inflation with heavily discounted fruits and vegetables while giving back to the community

September 9, 2022

Calgary’s 47th annual Fall Harvest Sale takes over the BMO Centre this weekend

Bike to school: Youth En Route encourages Calgary students to keep riding

September 8, 2022

The organization wants youth to see bicycles as a viable mode of transportation

One good deed at a time: paying it forward to strangers with random acts of kindness

September 7, 2022

A local foundation is making a difference in the lives of everyday Calgarians

Calgary organization helping families struggling to provide school lunches

September 6, 2022

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids has a goal of raising $100,000 this year

Calgary Public Library program pairs kindergarten kids with book bags

September 2, 2022

The Kindergarten Book Bag program is in its second year

Calgary police concerned but not worried about the level of violent crime in the city

September 1, 2022

There have been 21 homicides in Calgary so far this year, already matching the total number from 2021

Stars align for Ukrainian newcomer who realizes his dream of becoming a pilot — but in Calgary

August 31, 2022

Vladyslav Vitske thought his dreams crashed and burned when he fled the war, but now he has new hope

Glamorgan Bakery’s new owners determined to continue the legacy of the family-run business

August 30, 2022

The popular bakery is in the midst of a two-year transition of ownership

Perfectly You: Calgary artists create journals to support youth mental health

August 26, 2022

Wood’s Homes partners with Southcentre Mall for a fundraiser

Calgary company preparing students for a future rife with robots and AI

August 25, 2022

EZ-Robot teaches coding, robotics, and the inevitable impacts on future jobs

Bad behaviour prompts Calgarians to speak out about Country Thunder at Fort Calgary

August 24, 2022

Some area residents and businesses say more should be done outside of the venue to curb some of the issues

Downtown Calgary resident takes matters into her own hands as she crafts birdhouses to hang on trees

August 23, 2022

It’s just one way Christine Bolcsfoldy-Horne gives back to her community

Keep your eye on the sky: Alberta is in the top three provinces to witness a UFO

August 19, 2022

Researchers compiled the data and our province is near the top

One step at a time: One man’s mission to walk every street in Calgary

August 18, 2022

Mark Shupe says his decision to explore the city helped save his life

Calgary’s Parachutes for Pets in high demand due to record amount of calls

August 17, 2022

Pet vet service in need of support to help those who need it most

New Calgary apparel brand helps customers strut out of the closet with confidence and inclusive clothing

August 16, 2022

Letters Apparel is an all-inclusive brand that focuses on body type rather than gender

Young Calgary punk band gaining traction thanks to TikTok

August 15, 2022

After initially resisting the social media platform, Ill Defined is seeing its benefits

West Hillhurst named Calgary’s ‘most neighbourly’ community in recent contest

August 12, 2022

The neighbourhood received the most nominations for stories of good deeds from residents

Canadian Blood Services needs 1,500 Calgary donors by Labour Day

August 11, 2022

Due to the pandemic and a summer lull, hundreds of blood donors are needed

End of an era: Calgary loses Blind Beggar Smokehouse after 16+ years

August 10, 2022

Many in the music community were left heartbroken after the staple live music venue closed its doors at the end of July

An unfortunate vandalism spree won’t dampen the spirits of Calgary community gardeners

August 6, 2022

The Chaparral community garden has seen an increase in vandalism this summer

One man’s journey on horseback from Calgary across the Americas

August 5, 2022

How Filipe Masetti Leite became the youngest person to cross the Americas on horseback

TuffHill eBikes prove no hill is too tough to climb

August 4, 2022

How the lives of two Calgary families were transformed by electric bicycles

Photos for Kidneys raises awareness of organ donation

August 3, 2022

Debra Matwychuk is looking for more people to feature in her Photos for Kidneys photography project.

Owen Hart Foundation makes change, one backpack at a time

August 3, 2022

More than 800 backpacks will be donated at this year’s giveaway in Calgary

Water cremation service offers an alternative way to say goodbye to your pets

August 2, 2022

It’s the first of its kind in Calgary, and the second in Alberta

Alberta dog rescue files appeal against proposed kennel and breeding facility

July 29, 2022

BARCS Rescue started an online petition against the development west of Carstairs

Meet the Calgary-area party animal with a busy social calendar

July 27, 2022

Allen the Alpaca delights attendees at parties and events in the Calgary region

Dolci Di Delia is growing a community, one cookie at a time

July 22, 2022

Calgary bakery shows how a passion for sweets brings people together

BeaYOUtiful workshops in Calgary aim to empower girls

July 21, 2022

How one woman’s passion project has turned into a movement to boost the confidence of young women

Calgary woman grateful after receiving life-changing organ donation

July 20, 2022

Jessica Casey advocates for organ donation after a successful kidney transplant

Calgary Stampede concertgoers delighted by unlikely crowd surfer

July 19, 2022

Darryl Tait has been wheelchair-bound for 12 years and wants to help break the stigma surrounding people with disabilities

How an idea over drinks turned into a company that invests in local business

July 15, 2022

Startup TNT hosts Summit V, a competition that brings the business community together

Family is on a mission to find a kidney for their matriarch

July 13, 2022

Searching across Canada for a rare blood type kidney donation

Film industry insiders say Calgary is becoming a major player in the game

July 12, 2022

Part 2: Calgary is quickly becoming a thriving film centre thanks to several factors working in the city’s favour

Sweet partnership turns Calgarians’ unwanted crabapples into homegrown cider

July 8, 2022

Leftovers is partnering with SunnyCider to upcycle excess fruit

The Calgary Stampede is injecting some life into the city’s economy

July 7, 2022

The city is coming alive with a variety of music, food, and drink events over the next 10 days

A long shot: Cinematographer enjoying successful career in Calgary against all odds

July 5, 2022

Part 1: Craig Wrobleski is an award-winning cinematographer whose career spans more than three decades

Shunda Creek Treatment Centre has secured funding to continue to help young men struggling with addiction

July 4, 2022

The centre was facing closure despite Alberta facing a massive opioid epidemic

A Calgary dog owner is warning others after a close call with her pooch and a stove

June 30, 2022

Home alone pets and the mischief they can cause: a cautionary tale

Packing 300 backpacks with donated essential items — and love

June 29, 2022

I Belong Bags urgently needs donations to fill backpacks for kids in foster care

Unique new production unveils the humans behind the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

June 29, 2022

Parts & Labour tells the story of 30 people connected to the program and the experiences they’ve been through

Calgary radio host opens up about his decision to go sober

June 28, 2022

CJAY 92 morning host JD Lewis has decided to cut booze out for the sake of his mental health

Ultimate Summer Challenge encourages Calgarians to read this summer

June 24, 2022

The Calgary Public Library is offering prizes for those who read the most this summer

Mother of trans son wants people to see the person beyond the pronouns

June 21, 2022

A local mother has written a guidebook for parents of transgender children

It’s his sixth birthday party and he will have a limo park crawl if he wants to

June 20, 2022

Soon to be six-year-old and his family are hosting a birthday party in a limo that will go from park to park

Airdrie Pride Festival ready to ‘reignite community’

June 17, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Airdrie Pride Society is excited to host its second pride festival

Neighbours are becoming artists as Bowness offers its own twist on the growing free library trend

June 16, 2022

James Ziegler says several art galleries are now open with six neighbours taking part in the creative effort

A Calgary woman is proving that a little bit of kindness goes a long way

June 13, 2022

Kind Crafts creates kits to remind the community that they are not alone

Calling attention to the unintended consequences of patios along Stephen Avenue

June 10, 2022

Experienced urban analyst is wondering if the city has gone too far in its patio exemptions

Calgary’s night markets bring life to the city

June 10, 2022

Night markets expanding to bring the community together

Disconnecting from the once-popular payphone

June 9, 2022

Several Alberta communities are hanging up their payphones for good

Community rallies behind Kaffeeklatsch to help with repair, potentially saving the business

June 7, 2022

The all-ages space and coffee shop created a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for a $10,000 facade repair during what has been a tough year

Plans underway for Calgary’s first dementia-inclusive park

June 6, 2022

Dementia Network Calgary is looking for feedback on an idea for a unique park in the city

Calgary Humane Society applauds province’s dog-friendly patio decision but urges caution

May 30, 2022

As the province paves the way for more pooch-friendly patios, dog owners are reminded to watch for signs of anxiety, discomfort, and overheating.

‘Faith restored’: Saving Grace animal rescue receives a $100,000 donation from an anonymous donor

May 25, 2022

The organization says the funds will go towards their own veterinary facility

It takes a village to run the Brown Bagging For Calgary Kids program

May 24, 2022

Previously just a one-day event, the program has expanded to almost two weeks this year due to a higher demand

Calgary Humane Society looks forward to its official birthday and expansion unveiling

May 20, 2022

The organization is giving Calgarians a chance to be a part of the transformation

As lawn mowing season is upon us, a 16-year-old amputee shares her story to warn others

May 18, 2022

The War Amps Playsafe Program wants to ensure carefree play spaces for all

Leaving everything behind: Ukrainian refugees overcome challenges as they make Calgary their temporary home

May 17, 2022

Calgarians are opening their doors to those fleeing the war in Ukraine

How the James House Art Hive is making a difference in the lives of those who experience homelessness

May 16, 2022

The group has a bi-monthly table at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Flea Market to showcase and sell the artists’ work with the next one on May 29

The mystery woman in the painting and the search to find out who she is

May 12, 2022

Kim Hessel is hoping someone recognizes the face in the painting

City’s annual community spring clean-up program is an integral way to help cut down on illegal dumping

May 10, 2022

There will be community locations to drop waste off every weekend until June 4

Southcentre Mall’s Mother’s Day Market this weekend is a chance to showcase local vendors

May 6, 2022

Malls are starting to incorporate more small local businesses and it’s a win-win for everyone

Rage rooms and rage yoga are offering Calgarians an alternative form of therapy as they grow in popularity

May 5, 2022

As Canadian Mental Health Week wraps up, we take a look at some fun and unique stress release options

A new kind of electrical avenue is popping up in the former location of Knoxville’s Tavern

May 4, 2022

The nightclub was recently demolished, making room for a new Enmax power station

CBE Board of Trustees to form a name review committee for Sir John A. Macdonald School

May 3, 2022

The local group calling for the name change says while it’s a step forward, it’s not fast enough

Terrestrial isopods are in Alberta and researchers are on a mission to learn more about them

May 2, 2022

Research is underway to find out what type of crustaceans we have in Alberta and learn about their habitats

Five decades and three generations: The recipe to success for this iconic steakhouse celebrating its 50th anniversary

April 28, 2022

Caesar’s Steak House and Cocktail Bar reflects on 50 years of the family business as they look forward to the next 50

New Calgary Co-Op program makes sure fresh food ends up in the food hampers of Calgarians who need it

April 27, 2022

The Fresh Food Rescue Program is already making a difference in terms of food sustainability and helping the community

Historians join call for action on renaming Sir John A. Macdonald School

April 26, 2022

Local advocacy group gets some public backing from two Canadian professors, including Mount Royal’s Dr. Carmen Nielson

Alberta Bike Swap making it safer for Calgarians to buy and sell bikes

April 25, 2022

As the weather warms up, bike theft season kicks into high gear and that’s costly for Calgarians

New program hopes to make technology-enabled services more inclusive and accessible

April 22, 2022

IncluCity Calgary attempting to diversify the underrepresented voices in the development of technology

Recycling is about more than just bottles, cardboard, and paper

April 20, 2022

In celebration of Earth Day, Southcentre Mall is putting on a special recycling event

Recent attacks on women raise questions about public safety and prompt a response from the community

April 19, 2022

A string of attacks, harassment, and indecent exposure against females is prompting community members to step up

Repurposing with a purpose: Calgarian makes mittens out of wool sweaters

April 18, 2022

This Calgarian keeps wool fabrics out of landfills by repurposing sweaters into mittens

Canadian trucking company joins the fight against human trafficking

April 13, 2022

Day and Ross is partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking to put an end to modern-day slavery

Pair of bonded Saint Bernard dogs still looking for their fur-ever home

April 12, 2022

Cochrane animal shelter says the duo needs to go to a home with plenty of space to roam together

Local pillar of the community rewarded with once-in-a-lifetime Calgary Flames experience

April 11, 2022

Chris Cederstrand was officially recognized as a community champion and his reward was a trip to see the Flames play in Vancouver in late March

Literacy program pairing youth with adults to teach them how to use tech

April 8, 2022

Youth volunteers are working with their communities to help bridge gaps in digital literacy

Calgary business owner calling on Facebook to revamp its customer service after her account was hacked

April 7, 2022

This story has been updated to reflect a comment from Meta provided Friday morning

New program removes barriers to teaching music to Alberta students learning online

April 6, 2022

The Centre for Learning at Home is using a program called JackTrip, which allows musicians of all kinds to rehearse together no matter where they are

Edgemont condo complex inundated with feral rabbits

April 4, 2022

It’s not uncommon to see domestic feral rabbits run rampant in numerous communities, including Seton, Auburn Bay, and Walden, to name a few

Calgary organization is working with Alberta’s incoming Ukrainian refugees to find them homes

March 31, 2022

Ukrainians displaced by the current war in their home country started arriving in Edmonton this week

Taking a stroll down memory lane of Calgary’s The Grand theatre space

March 30, 2022

Built in 1912, this icon has been a pivotal piece of the city’s art and theatre scene

Student group urges the Calgary Board of Education to change the name of Sir John A. Macdonald school

March 29, 2022

Those calling for the name change held an art event this past weekend to bring awareness to the issue

Free app is helping local businesses keep food waste out of the trash

March 25, 2022

Too Good To Go launched its app in Calgary this week

How this Calgary company is making a difference one chopstick at a time both home and abroad

March 23, 2022

ChopValue YYC collects used bamboo chopsticks from restaurants and turns them into unique products

Calgary protesters end up at City Hall instead of popular 17th avenue after injunction and heavy police presence

March 21, 2022

For the first time in many months, the city’s popular street felt like normal as patio season approaches

Calgary’s police chief Mark Neufeld: “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t”

March 14, 2022

Officials hold a press conference to talk about what happened at Saturday’s protests, say both groups are escalating the situation

Calgary Public Library recognizes beloved community member with a new project in his honour

March 11, 2022

Entrepreneur Jim Button being recognized with a $101,000 donation in his name to the new initiative

Local thrift shop makes a plea to vintage resellers: Please limit your shopping

March 10, 2022

The owner of 17 Ave Thrift Shop says the request was made out of frustration and necessity

City council holds its first closed-door meeting with Calgary police to discuss ongoing anti-COVID restriction rallies downtown 

March 9, 2022

Area residents say they are fed up with the noise and traffic, while protesters say they won’t stop until all measures are eased 

Planting the seeds: Why International Women’s Day is more than a one-day event

March 8, 2022

How events like the city’s She Governs panel fit into the bigger picture

Calgary friends co-author a workbook to help parents with special needs children

March 4, 2022

The guide is available for purchase on Amazon

The restaurant business has been a family affair but this Calgary couple is ready for their next adventure

March 2, 2022

The Sorrentis are looking for the right person to take over their established smokehouse

Calgary woman is petitioning grocery stores to reimplement dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable citizens

March 1, 2022

According to Statistics Canada, 14% of Canadians aged 15 years or older have a compromised immune system that increases their adverse risk of outcomes from COVID

Black History Month is as much about the present and future as it is about the past

February 28, 2022

Many in Calgary believe there needs to be more emphasis on teaching Black history in schools

Andrew Phung is proof you can take the boy out of Calgary but you can’t take the Calgary out of the boy

February 23, 2022

Calgary-born actor reflects on his time growing up in the city and how it influenced his career

Calgary’s Prairie Dog Brewing hopes GoFundMe will help them stay afloat amid pandemic woes

February 15, 2022

The brewery is one of many local restaurants feeling the COVID pinch

Calgary program works with youth with disabilities to help them find work

February 2, 2022

Gateway Association provides financial support for interview clothes, bus passes, childcare, and up to one year of tuition

More than just a sidewalk: Why some people believe walkable neighbourhoods are the key to a vibrant Calgary

January 31, 2022

Compact neighbourhoods promote health, social interaction, and closer friendships

American community act of kindness makes its way to Calgary

January 28, 2022

Lasagna Love started in one woman's kitchen and is now making a difference in communities internationally

No need to panic: Experts say Calgary’s grocery shelves should stay stocked

January 27, 2022

Calgarians told not to worry about food shortages as supply chain issues continue

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

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.