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- Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday Dec. 7
Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday Dec. 7
Plus: Clinic under fire, toddler injured, weather records, and more
Good morning, there!
I’m excited to check out GLOW Calgary tonight as the event kicks off and runs until Dec. 31. Calgary Citizen readers can get 10% off by using promo code CALGARYCITIZEN. Check out this illuminating event with more than a million Christmas lights at the Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park. I’m also checking out the Naughty... but Nice! Christmas musical in the Studio Theatre @cSPACE tomorrow night. It’s the 10th and final year so you will want to catch this gem before it ends on Dec. 23. ‘Tis the season!
- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor
👀 In today's edition:
Winter is coming (and we don’t mean GOT)
Another medical clinic charging extra
Alberta sets record weather temps
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Are you happy to have some snow finally?
🌧️ Today: High 2C, Low -6C. See the 7-day forecast.
Weather warning for Calgary as city braces for significant snowfall
A few days after double-digit temperatures, the city is under a snowfall warning as a “significant” storm is expected to bring heavy snow to the city and surrounding areas by the end of the week. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Calgary and Banff National Park, and winter storm watches for a large area towards the southern border.
As CTV reports, roads remained in good condition Wednesday night but the city prepared its sanders, plows, and sweepers ahead of the storm. The city applied anti-icing agents to the roads and will prioritize the roads with the highest amount of traffic, including Crowchild, Glenmore, and Memorial.
As CBC reports, the city is expected to get up to 20 centimetres, which should taper off Thursday evening. Motorists are warned that visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Calgary Transit is preparing for a snowy commute and buses will avoid spots where they can get stuck. Those routes are listed here.
Need to know
💸 Another Calgary clinic is facing scrutiny over a $2,980 fee for 'enhanced' services.
🚄 A toddler was severely injured after a stroller was struck in a multi-vehicle crash near a LRT station.
👮 Police have laid charges against a man they say made several threatening statements to staff at an Islamic community centre.
👩🍳 Tasty, Low Salt Cooking Dec 12 - Learn how to cook delicious dips and sauces with less salt in this FREE virtual cooking demo with registered dietitians from the South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen. Recipes included!*
🌡️ The province set seven new record highs amid balmy December weather.
⛺ The face of homelessness is changing, according to Calgary front-line workers.
😷 The pandemic may not be top-of-mind for most people these days, but many Calgary businesses are still dealing with the fallout.
📱 A Calgary content creator is being recognized for sharing Inuit culture on TikTok.
🎄 The Marda Loop BIA retail district is hosting its annual holiday event, Spirit of the Loop on Saturday from 1pm-4pm.
🏫 Bored kids? Calgary's Child Magazine is here to help! Calgary’s Child Magazine’s free weekly newsletter is packed with family-friendly activities, local events, excursions, and giveaways. Sign up here!
Where to eat and drink
🍴 Betty Lou’s Library: You cannot enter this library without a password. Whisper it into the phone to gain entrance and then indulge in original cocktails while enjoying the 1920s-themed space.
🍴 Tinseltown: The Christmas Speakeasy: SunnyCider Bar & Kitchen is serving up all of your favourite festive goodies in a Christmas-themed experience until Dec. 30. Save 10% by using CODE CITIZEN10 to book your tickets.
Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
💸 Two Small Men’s ‘101 Moves’ campaign: This Calgary-based mover is putting the call out for local charities, businesses, and community groups to apply for a free move until Jan. 24.
💸 Cinnaholic: In celebration of opening a new location in Airdrie’s Dickson Trail Crossing on Friday, Dec. 8, Cinnaholic is offering $2 cinnamon rolls from 10am to 2pm.
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Things to do
🎟️ Winter Wonderland at the Library: Celebrate the magic of the season with a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the month.
🎟️ Legacy holiday light display: Legacy is lighting up the skies with more than a million Christmas lights adorning parks, playgrounds, trees, and more.
Have an event suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
That’s it! Thanks for reading. If you have a hot story tip you want to share, feel free to reply back anytime. We’ll see you back here on Tuesday, same time, same place!
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One of our loveliest readers shared this stunning pic of the beauty of when fall meets winter. // L. Nelson
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