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- Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Dec. 19
Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Dec. 19
Plus: 5 YYC adventures, father of 3 killed, copper thefts on the rise
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Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor
👀 In today's edition:
An early Christmas gift for motorists
Father of 3 falls to death
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Decades in the making, Calgary’s ring road finally connects around the entire city
It took decades of planning, debates, controversy and construction, but the city’s long-awaited 101-km ring road is finally complete. Premier Danielle Smith, Mayor Jyoti Gondek, and Transportation Minister Devin Dreeshen made the joint announcement on Monday.
As CTV reports, the ring road will save drivers about 20 minutes of driving time and reduce traffic on the city’s other main routes. About $4 billion went into the completion of the ring road and it was opened 10 months ahead of schedule.
As Global reports, Dreeshen said the work started in 1999 and he credited former premier Peter Lougheed with the “foresight” to earmark the land for a utility corridor.
Need to know
💔 A family is mourning after a father of three children was killed in a fall from a building in Chestermere.
📱 Telus battles a 400% increase in copper wire thefts as thousands are left without phone service.
🚓 Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of a man and woman found dead in a southwest home.
💸 'Boggles the mind': city councillors set to discuss local access fee formula after high electricity prices.
📱 Friends are mourning the death of an 18-year-old Calgary woman who starred in a film about Indigenous women.
💰 A once-tiny Calgary microbrewery is quadrupling output with a nearly $10M Labatt investment.
🔥 Last week’s fire hit close to home for a detox worker whose relative was among the victims.
🚗 'All for it': A Calgary car dealer reacts to an expected emissions announcement from the federal government.
❄️ A little bit of snow is expected Tuesday before temperatures are expected to warm up again this week.
THE CHRISTMAS IN CALGARY GUIDE
We partnered with Parks of Calgary to help you explore the city this week.
Christmas is just a week away, but don’t panic yet. Our friends over at Parks of Calgary know that the holidays tend to creep up each year, and before you know it, it’s Christmas Eve and you didn’t get to enjoy all of the great holiday excitement our city has to offer.
From local shopping and festive light displays to outdoor activities and tasty food & drink, we’ve teamed up with Parks of Calgary by gifting you this free pre-planned adventure date guide. Happy exploring!
Things to do
🎟️ A Jann Arden Christmas: If you find yourself with your night free, Jann Arden’s Christmas-themed concert takes over Arts Commons tonight and tomorrow night.
🎟️ Sippin' Santa Pop-Up: There are less than two weeks left to enjoy this festive event at Ricardo’s Hideaway featuring Christmas-themed cocktails and a mouthwatering menu.
Have an event suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
Where to eat & drink
🍴 Lakeview Bakeries: This bakery with two locations carries traditional, low-carb, gluten-free, and vegan goodies for every dietary need.
🍴 Chungchun: With hundreds of locations across the world, this Korean-inspired hot dog chain offers an extensive selection of eccentric hot dogs.
Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
💸 Calgary Parking: Exciting news for all downtown drivers! Until Dec. 31, drivers can park at selected lots on weekdays for just $10/day between 6am and 6pm.
Know of any hot specials or deals? Message us and we might share it!
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