Calgary Citizen Newsletter Saturday March 9

Flames Kipper retires, Alberta Budget, 20 car pileup

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Hey Insiders, it’s Krista 👋 

We are excited to show you some additions to the Saturday newsletters starting next week to give you even more bang for your buck when it comes to your support for us. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support and it’s our way of saying thank you! We also want to know if you would be interested in participating in a member profile of our members in the main newsletter as another bonus for your support. We still need to nail down the details, but we want to know if it’s something you would be interested in seeing and being a part of. We could showcase YOU or if you are shy, you could nominate someone you know - maybe your sister owns a business, or your child is an artist. Let us know in the poll if this is something you would be interested in. Thank you again for helping us be a part of your day!


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Here’s what happened in the news this week

Jeryn Edwards’ sons Jaxson and Joseph are happy, playful and full As their grandmother Beverley Kieken puts it, “they love each other so much. They’re always reaching for each other’s hands and they share a special bond.”

Miikka Kiprusoff, who always seemed so calm, so cool, so composed when he was standing in the Calgary Flames’ crease, is admittedly nervous as all heck. Favourite player I've ever played with': Flames' Markstrom on 'ultimate teammate' Tanev. “I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. I know it’s going to be amazing,” said Kiprusoff, now 47.

Eighteen new schools will be built in the Calgary region in the coming years, Alberta government officials announced Friday. Premier Danielle Smith and Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides provided additional details Friday on new K-12 school projects that will receive funding in this year’s budget, including 18 new schools for Calgary and area and 14 in the Capital Region.

Almost six years to the day since Lloyd’s closed its roller-skating rink on Macleod Trail, a brand-new venue is opening on 42nd Avenue S.E. House of Skate has been created by two local entrepreneurs and avid skaters — Kathleen (Roxy) Janzen and Theresa Tucci — to offer roller-skating enthusiasts a permanent facility and introduce the activity to more Calgarians. This is how they did it.

Cochrane RCMP are on scene at a multi-vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of the Trans Canada Highway at the intersection of Highway 40 on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. A release issued just before 5 p.m. said traffic was at a stand still and will be for some time while vehicles are removed from roads.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend

🗓 Bottlescrew Bill’s Beerfest: On Saturday from 2pm-5pm, enjoy more than 30 breweries and 80+ beers at this popular downtown spot.

🗓 Pysanky Easter Egg Workshop: On Sunday from 2pm-4pm, learn the art of creating your very own Pysanky egg with local Pysanky artist, Dee Larock in this workshop designed for all experience levels.

And here’s what we’ve got our eyes on

👀 Stage West’s latest takes a look at a second chance at love for a widower and a divorcee

👀 :We take a look at an innovative mentorship program revolutionizing support for Alberta's small business community

Calgary’s sunsets are something else! // Krista Sylvester

Catch up on this week’s features

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

  • Tuesday: Alberta reportedly wants to opt out of the proposed national pharmacare program

  • Thursday: Soup Sisters are delivering kindness and warmth, one soup at a time

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