Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Jan. 17

Good morning, there!

I don’t have to tell you how cold it is out there because you already know! I will, however, share a photo I took amid the storm that is letting me get the extra relaxation I need. I love sharing my photography, but it’s also a great way to remind our readers to send in winter photos to [email protected] so we can share them on Thursdays in the newsletter. Stay warm out there!

Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

Winter views from a window. // Krista Sylvester

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🌧️ Today: High -7C, Low -19C. See the 7-day forecast.

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

Grab your best vintage boy band wear and buckle up for a joyride through the ages with Stage West's Step By Step: The Evolution of the Greatest Boy Bands until Feb. 4. This show isn't just about the tunes; it's a costume cavalcade that'll make your boy band heart skip a beat.

Imagine the ‘60s, when The Beatles had fans swooning as the first boy band of the phenom that took over the world. Fast-forward to today, and boy bands are still making waves with their killer looks. Get ready for a fashion fiesta as the show takes you through the style evolution of boy bands from then until now.

Krista Sylvester spoke with the team behind the costumes stealing the Stage West show, and they dig into the looks that audiences only have a few more weeks to see for themselves.

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Need to know

🍵 Community association takeover leads to drama in the... neighbourhood newsletter?

🎥 City is hopeful for film and TV production growth in 2024 after meetings with major Hollywood studios.

🥶 The freezing conditions shut down a Calgary hospital unit and WestJet flights are experiencing delays and cancellations. Extreme cold warnings led to 92 weather records broken in four days as a fourth electricity grid alert was issued.

❄️ ‘Be patient’: Workers forced to be outside in Alberta’s extreme cold as snowy conditions move into Alberta

☢️ Nuclear energy could be coming to the province as Alberta looks into feasibility.

🪥 Primary dental care offered through Centre for Newcomers, Nation's Dental partnership

🎨 Electronic billboards will share public artworks across the city in new project.

🚓 Calgary police seek dash-cam footage of Centre Street crash that sent several people to hospital.

⌛ An accused serial rapist's trial is delayed as defence asks for seven separate hearings.


Warm up while having fun at these Calgary faves

TELUS Spark Science Centre presents Da Vinci: The Exhibition opening on Jan 22. // Submitted

Even if you enjoy being snowed in, it’s still nice to get out and enjoy some of what the city has to offer despite the freezing temperatures. Here are a few ways to get out and have some fun while staying warm.

The Science Centre: Check out the city’s science centre for its regular programming, its special events, or for adult-night after hours. There’s lots going on this month and you can still catch the digital immersion gallery’s Goodnight Moon.

High Performance Rodeo: The 38th One Yellow Rabbit’s annual High Performance Rodeo is bringing more than 235 artists to 15 venues as it kicks off Chinook Blast, which we will talk about in an upcoming newsletter.

Flames/Wranglers/Hitmen games: For the sports fans, you can’t go wrong with a game from one of the city’s big hockey teams. Sure you have to brave the cold to get there, but it heats up when you’re in the stands cheering your team on.

Things to do

🎟️ Banff Snow Days: From Jan. 19 to Feb 4, Banff and Lake Louise come alive with this annual celebration featuring larger-than-life winter galleries with giant snow sculptures.

🎟️ The Penguin Walk: Up to 14 king penguins participate in the daily march at the Calgary Zoo, so join Diana, Grace, Solomon, Cleopatra, Louis, Phillipe, Henri, Napoleon, George, Boudicca, Rupert, Arthur, Alfred and king penguin chick Augustus for a chilly stroll.

🎟️ Tasty, Low Salt Cooking Jan 23: Learn how to cook delicious meals with less salt in this FREE virtual cooking demo with registered dietitians from the South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen. Recipes included!*

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Where to eat & drink

🍴Padmanadi: This popular Edmonton-based spot specializing in vegan Indonesian cuisine is now open in Haysboro and features delights such as bean curd drumsticks and tom yum soup.

🍴 Sought x Found Coffee Roasters: A small boutique roastery in the Crescent Heights neighbourhood focuses on the beans and the roast.

🍴 JINBAR: Enjoy this cozy, creative and comforting Korean restaurant perfecting the recipe for comfort food with a twist.

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Local specials

💸 Color Me Mine: Enjoy a 10% discount on Tuesday with any purchase of two or more when you reserve ahead online.

💸 ARC Appliance Solutions: Calgary's largest supplier of premium upcycled appliances is offering 25% off when you pick them up from the store.

💸The Black Bull Pub: Enjoy wings for just 36 cents per wing on Thursdays and 39 cents per wing on Wednesdays at this Huntington Hills neighbourhood pub with more than 25 flavours.

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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 Thursday, same time, same place!

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