Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday Nov. 9
Plus: Lion statues stolen, man's scooter stolen, demolition begins on chicken plant
Good morning, there!
With Remembrance Day just a few days away, we remind you about the commemorative Field of Crosses Memorial on display along Memorial Drive until Saturday after a special ceremony. The memorial features more than 3,500 crosses laid to remember the southern Albertans who never returned home from war. Sunrise and sunset ceremonies are open to the public each day, with a Night of Lights event on Friday night and the televised Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11. We also have a list of Remembrance Day events in today’s Calgary Guide at the bottom of the newsletter.
- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor
👀 In today's edition:
UCP released controversial health care plan
Thieves steal disabled man’s scooter, another family’s lion statues
Remembrance Day events to honour the fallen
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There is a list of more events at the bottom of the newsletter.
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Alberta government’s plan to dismantle current health care model and create new system unveiled
The province’s healthcare system is set to undergo major change. // Shutterstock
Just a day after opposition leader Rachel Notley shared leaked documents, Premier Danielle Smith and the Alberta government unveiled plans to overhaul the province’s healthcare system. In the plans, the province will completely restructure the way Alberta Health Services operates over the next 18 to 24 months.
As CBC reports, the changes will dismantle the single-service provider model and spread the responsibilities of AHS into four new organizations that will deliver health services in primary care, acute care, continuing care, and mental health and addiction care.
As CTV News reports, Alberta physicians want a seat at the table when the changes are being discussed and designed. The Alberta Medical Association president expressed concern that a major provincial restructuring could leave those most in need of its services vulnerable.
As City News reports, other experts are concerned that the restructuring will lead to chaos and Friends of Medicare say the province got its priorities wrong.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Need to know
🦁 A Calgary family is on the hunt for thieves who stole their prized lion statues from their yard.
💔 'He's just heartbroken': Calgary man looking for answers after disability scooter stolen.
🐔 The city has started to demolish the former Lilydale Poultry Plant in the Ramsay neighbourhood.
⚡️ Electricity station turned distillery: historic building to get new life in Calgary industrial zone.
👮 Man arrested for causing disturbance with ‘antisemitic phrase’ following Middle East protest.
💸 Calgary households could see a 7.8% tax increase this year if the residential share is boosted.
👮 A 61-year-old Calgary man is facing criminal charges, accused of luring a teenager in Portland over a period of three years.
👪 A Calgary family is among those who left Gaza. Their father chose to stay behind.
🗳️ Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is set to share the stage with the controversial former news host Tucker Carlson.
🎄 The Youth Singers of Calgary is issuing a call for carolers to join their upcoming festive performances this holiday season. To sign up, email [email protected] by Nov. 12.
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THE CALGARY GUIDE
Calgary Remembrance Day events to remember and honour those who have fallen
Besides the Field of the Crosses event mentioned above, here are a few more options for you and your families to attend on Nov. 11. // Calgary Citizen
Remembrance Day is on Saturday and we wanted to give you a look at your options for honouring those who have given their lives in battle. Here are a few additional events happening on Nov. 11.
Remembrance Day at the Military Museums: The ceremony takes place outside of the Military Museums located at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW at 10:30am. Attendees are encouraged to lay their own wreaths after the service. Limited parking is available at Master's Academy & College, the Flames Community Arena, and Clear Water Academy in Currie Barracks.
The Hangar Flight Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony: The ceremony located at 4629 McCall Way NE is offered both in-person and live-streamed for those who can’t attend. Doors open at 9:30am and the ceremony begins at 10:30am. The museum will also be open to the public from noon-4pm for a donation as admission.
Two Royal Canadian Legion Ceremonies: The organization is hosting a ceremony at the Jubilee Auditorium and one at the Killarney Glengarry Community Association from 10:20am-12pm. Their National Remembrance Day Ceremony will also be live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page.
Where to eat and drink
🍴 The Wilde on 27: Fine dining is about more than just food at this downtown spot where executive chef Josh Dyer’s exquisite seasonal dishes are infused with contemporary artistry to showcase Alberta’s finest produce.
🍴 Side Hustle: Have you checked out this new spot from the masterminds behind Diner Deluxe yet? This Marda Loop cocktail spot and eatery serves perfectly crafted cocktails and tasty bites of delicious food.
🍴 Mama Dessert: Serving handcrafted Asian desserts, Mama Dessert is located in Chinatown and its menu has a variety of mochi, dessert bowls, drinks, and more!
Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
💸 403 Local: Every Monday to Friday until 2:30pm, enjoy a $12 Quick Lunch with soup, salad, sandwich, or pizza options, plus two homemade cookies. You can’t go wrong!
💸 Rodney’s Oyster House: It’s not every day you can enjoy six oysters and a drink for $20 but with this hot spot’s Happy Hour on Monday–Saturday from 3-6pm, you can!
💸 Bros To Go: Join the Northland location’s loyalty program and get 15% off your entire bill with 3,000 points, 10% off with 2,000, and 5% off with 1,000.
Have a promo suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
Things to do
🎟️ Calgary European Film Festival: The Calgary European Film Festival until Sunday features diverse films for just $15 each at the Globe Cinema with some online options, too.
🎟️ Millarville Christmas Market: You only have until Sunday to enjoy this festive favourite with food trucks, music, seasonal vendors and more.
🎟️ Calgary Taboo Everything To Do With Sex Show: Check out this risqué adult playground from Friday to Sunday with vendors, entertainment, and more.
Have an event suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
Our reader shared this recent fall photo of our beautiful weather. // Razvan Ungureanu
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