Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday Sept. 28

Good morning, there!

The 32nd annual Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure takes over Southcentre Mall on Sunday where hundreds of Calgarians will unite for an important cause. Taking place in 53 communities across the country, it’s Canada’s largest single-day, volunteer-led initiative in support of the cause. The event raises funds for world-leading research and vital support programs to help people facing breast cancer live longer lives. Participants are invited to run, walk or roll either 1km or 5km to support the cause and make a real difference.

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor 

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Charges are being laid against the catering company linked to the severe E. coli outbreak

There were 349 lab-confirmed cases linked to the outbreak and 29 cases of secondary infection. Dozens of children were hospitalized. // Shutterstock

City officials believe they have found the source of the E. coli outbreak that resulted in 351 lab-confirmed cases and 37 secondary cases and put dozens of children in the hospital. Fueling Minds, a catering company that provides food to a number of daycares, is facing 12 charges and could face a fine of up to $120,000.

As CTV reports, city officials allege that Fueling Minds Inc. had been providing third-party food services to five Calgary child-care centres not owned by the company without a proper licence.

As CBC News reports, Alberta's chief medical officer of health said investigators have narrowed down the source of the outbreak investigators believe that “meatloaf and vegan loaf meals that were served for lunch on Aug. 29 most likely contain the E. coli bacteria that led to these infections.”

According to Global News, officials say four children remain in hospital while the number of new infections has plateaued. Most of the children have been cleared to return to daycare.

Meanwhile, City News reports that families impacted by the outbreak can apply for a one-time compassionate payment, but one mom warns it could take at least 10 days to see the funds in their account.

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💔 Beloved Calgary Flames assistant GM suffered a "catastrophic" brain injury and is not expected to recover. We wrote about him and his family before.

👮 Calgary police have arrested a man accused of posing as an inspector to allegedly enter seniors’ homes to rob them.

🚓 Police say that shots fired outside of the Calgary International Airport were a targeted event.

🏒 Uh oh: A new study discovered that 1 in 6 Calgary Flames fans wouldn’t date a rival team supporter.

💰 The premier of BC says he'll stand up for his province if the Alberta-only pension plan goes ahead.

🚗 Good news for drivers! A portion of the West Calgary Ring Road is finally set to open in early October.

🏈 The Calgary Stampeders unveiled a new logo for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

🚓 A youth who dragged a police officer to his death was handed a 12-year prison term.

💸 A new Symend report says 78% of consumers consider switching service providers if they feel they have been treated negatively.

💰 The Calgary Flames are officially the first Canadian venue to use Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in a checkout-free store at the Saddledome.

🎥 Canmore filmmaker Leanne Allison’s Losing Blue about global warming and the rocky mountain lakes is available to stream during the Calgary International Film Festival.

🎒 Calgary’s Child Magazine’s free weekly newsletter is packed with family-friendly activities, local events, excursions, and giveaways. Sign up here and never hear “I’m bored” again!


Jubilations Dinner Theatre’s Crocodile Rock: The Legend of Elton John is on until Oct. 21.

He’s one of the all-time great rock legends with numerous radio hits and now the story of the Rocketman is getting a new twist with Jubilations Dinner Theatre’s Crocodile Rock: The Legend of Elton John. It’s been 18 years in the making but actress Shelley Cunningham is back on the Jubilations stage after an 18-year hiatus. Cunningham last played Phoebe in the theatre’s Best of Friends in 2005, and besides acting she also worked in the ticket office, as stage manager, and also wrote a play. Over her hiatus, she has been teaching high school drama, dance, and English, but this year, she is taking a long-awaited sabbatical from that role to get back on stage and get her ESL teaching certification. She is excited to be back and hopes you enjoy this show as much as she does!

Where to eat and drink

🍴 The Matcha Way: YYC’s new hot spot for matcha, check out Matcha Way’s Instagram to figure out where they’re popping up and what flavours you can try!

🍴 OPA! of Greece: Opa is celebrating 25 years as a Canadian favourite and is offering customers a chance to win a trip for two to Greece. Check out one of the city’s locations for some yum!

🍴 Wing It On: Wing’n It Kensington is hosting a community party featuring two wing-eating contests with some of the proceeds going to charity.

Local specials

💸 Taco Time: Celebrate TacoTime Canada’s 45th anniversary with a throwback to 99-cent tacos for National Taco Day!

💸 Vendome: Indulge in all-day happy hour pricing every Monday at Vendome!

💸 Milestones: For $75, you and your date can each choose a main course and share a starter and dessert on Wednesdays.

🗓 Things to do

🎟️ Air Supply: If you’re “Lost in Love” or “All Out of Love” you’ll want to catch this show at Grey Eagle Event Centre on Saturday.

🎟️ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation panel: The National Music Centre is hosting a panel featuring Fawn Wood, Eekwol, and Shane Ghostkeeper on Saturday. Admission to Studio Bell will be free all day.

🎟️ The Pokaiks ‘The Children’ Commemorative Walk: Calgarians are invited to walk and stand in solidarity with survivors and victims of the residential school system on Saturday at City Hall at 11am.

🎟️ Cooking When Fatigued Oct 18 - Learn to prepare and cook healthy meals when you live with chronic fatigue or mobility issues related to neurological conditions or arthritis. This free, virtual class is hosted by an AHS registered dietitian and occupational therapist.*

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