Calgary Citizen Newsletter Jan. 27

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We thought we would share some of the most common Lotto numbers from the last several thousand draws that we discovered in a press release this week from For the last almost thousand draws for the Lotto Max, the most common numbers were: 19, 39 28, 7, 2, 24, and 30. Do with this information as you will and have a lovely weekend!


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Here’s what happened in the news this week

A Calgary family is looking for help to bring home a loved one who died in Australia earlier this week. Ambrose Walton, 33, from Calgary, died in Australia after rolling his truck on a dirt road. His sister, Emily DeWolfe, described him as a family-focused man with a generous and adventurous spirit. “He travelled a lot, and he was so tenacious and adventurous, and so fearless.”

A year-long police probe has led to a 911 call taker in Calgary being charged with what investigators describe as "intentionally sharing protected information for organized crime purposes." Police say they became aware protected information had been released during, and since then, allegedly found over 200 pictures of sensitive data on the woman's devices obtained through search warrants.

Charges have been formally withdrawn against a man who murdered his estranged wife outside of an elementary school during morning drop-off last week before taking his own life shortly after. The development means previously protected court documents are now public. Those documents show that police planned to lay new charges and arrest the man on the day he killed the mother of his children, but they did not know where to find him.

Back at work in Alberta after two weeks of vacation, Premier Danielle Smith chose as her first public appearance in 2024 a conversation on stage with Tucker Carlson, the U.S. commentator whose views and remarks became too much for his Fox News bosses to tolerate. On Tuesday night, they enjoyed a private dinner together in Calgary.

'I think there’s a little bit of ideology getting ahead of common sense here,' said Smith. Herald columnist Rick Bell sounds off on Smith and her thoughts on Calgary’s plastic bylaw.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend

🗓 The Paradise Emporium This tropical cocktail pop-up on until Sunday is available for free if you reserve your tickets ahead and there are plenty of dangerously-delicious Paradise Emporium signature cocktails available for purchase.

🗓Studio Bell Backstage Pass Tour For those aged 12 and up, this backstage pass tour on Sunday is an opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the working spaces, sounds, and stories of a world-class recording facility. 

🗓 Devonian Gardens Drop-in Parents are invited to join their kiddos at Devonian Gardens from 12-5pm on Sunday for a free drop-in pop-up afternoon of craft and games.

And here’s what we’ve got our eyes on

👀 We bring you an exciting update to a story we had recently about a local business going global

👀 We bring you the latest on the record-breaking temperatures taking over the city

It was cold out there but it’s expected to warm up to double digits this week so stay safe out there! // Krista Sylvester

Catch up on this week’s features

Want to see what you missed in the newsletters this week? Here you go!

  • Tuesday: A happy ending for a family matriarch who needed a kidney donation to live. “Thank you.”

  • Thursday: Calgary chocolatier and pastry chef instructor baked up a big showing on the Food Network

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