Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday Sept. 21

Good morning, there!

It’s almost officially fall and larch season is upon us! It’s my favourite time of year for many reasons—including the fact I can break out my favourite sweaters—but more importantly, it’s also the best time to take beautiful fall photos. It’s almost spooky season and, of course, the best time to indulge in those seasonal coffees we all love so much.

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • Duelling protests take over Calgary, country

  • Concrete slab kills worker in workplace accident

  • Flames open training camp this week

Today’s read time: Approx. 4 minutes


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⛅ Today: High 16C, Low 4C. See the 7-day forecast.

🚗 Driving today? Check the current traffic situation, and find the city’s traffic report and road closures.

Hundreds gather in downtown Calgary as protests break out across Canada

A scene from the city’s Pride parade earlier this month. // Calgary Citizen

Hundreds of Calgarians showed up downtown at the Harry Hays to rally for and against gender and sexual diversity education. Some were protesting LGBTQ-inclusive education policies in the classroom while others were defending what they call hate speech and attacks on gay and trans children.

As CTV reports, the organizer for Calgary's 1 Million March for Children says they want gender identity teachings removed from schools, saying they are inappropriate for anyone under 18 years old.

As Global News reports, the Alberta Teachers’ Association said the march was “part of a coordinated strike across North America to promote misinformation, intolerance and hate toward the LGBTQ+ community, as well as toward teachers who work to protect the safety and well-being of all students.”

As CBC reports, arrests and heated exchanges marked rallies for and against teaching LGBTQ rights in schools across Canada.

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Need to know

💔 A worker has been killed in a tragic accident involving marble slabs at a northeast business.

🏥 Families are being urged to take precautions for flu season, but some worry not enough is being done to prevent another triple-demic.

💸Severe storms in Alberta this summer resulted in more than $300 million in insured losses. 

🛢️ Officials from Saudi Arabia came to Calgary warning of the consequences of ditching oil at the World Petroleum Congress.

💰 The city’s newest millionaire is going to buy his family a new home after winning $2.5 million in the Lotto 649.

👮 Police are searching a property north of Calgary in relation to a missing person who they believe met with foul play.

🏒 Flames Nation rounded up five storylines to watch as the Calgary Flames begin training camp this week.

🎥 A Calgary teen is thrilled to be starring in the upcoming Paw Patrol movie sequel in his big Hollywood break.

🚜 An Alberta couple is selling off an impressive collection of John Deere memorabilia spanning years.

🌊 Calgary's water restrictions are set to drag into autumn as drought conditions persist.

👑 A Calgary couple has been crowned champions of The Amazing Race Canada.

🤮Did AHS miss a crucial E. coli warning sign before the outbreak?

The design event of the year starts tonight!

The Interior Design Show presented by Miele opens tonight! A stellar lineup of designers and design experiences waiting for you. Use code IDSVAN2023 for a 10% discount. See design icons such as Lynda Reeves on the Caesarstone stage. Shop the show at the District where you can buy directly from the makers. Join the IDS Party, with exciting installations and great music!

Where to eat and drink

🍴 Bonterra Trattoria: Showcasing flavours of Italy using the best local ingredients, Bonterra is a lively and spirited Italian trattoria. Stop in for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

🍴 Saffron Street: Brining India’s best street food to Calgary, Saffron has so many amazing eats you need to try.

🍴 Barcelona Tavern: If you’re looking for a casual dinner, look no further: guests in Barcelona Tavern are family and the food is inspired and authentic.

Local specials

💸 Cleaver: The best happy hour for drinks, Cleaver offers $7 cocktails, wines, and beers all day Sunday to Thursday, and after 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

💸 Cineplex: At Cineplex’s 18+ VIP Cinemas, enjoy an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert for $45 on Wednesdays. Plus, get $5 off select bottles of wine.

💸 Magic Cleaners: A family owned and operated business, Magic Cleaners offers many services and even has a free dry cleaning pickup and delivery service.

🗓 Things to do

🎟️Lot ‘58 party: On Saturday, capture footage of the fun-filled and free day with food trucks, beer gardens, a red carpet, live music and performances, with an outdoor screening of Grease.

🎟️High Tea: Join Reader’s Garden Cafe for a private high tea! Enjoy exquisite sandwiches, pastries, and of course some delicious tea on Sept. 24.

🎟️Easy & Healthy Mediterranean Cooking On Sept. 26, discover great flavours and improve your nutrition with recipes and tips for heart health, brain health or general well-being.*

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