Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday March 12

Good morning !

We hope that winter is finally over and that we can start getting into the SPRING of things. We started our spring cleaning tasks and it always feels so great to freshen things up around the house. We would love to get some more photos from our readers as the season changes from snow to nature so send them our way to [email protected].

Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • You either love him or hate him

  • Alberta rents rising faster than rest of country

  • Grab your bowling shoes

Today’s read time: Approx. 4 minutes

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“I know how to get under her skin”: Former mayor Naheed Nenshi is running for NDP leadership

Nenshi, 52, was elected mayor of Calgary in 2010 and won three terms before he decided not to run again in 2021.

Former Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi made a splashy announcement on Monday as he announced he’s coming out of retirement to run for Alberta's NDP leadership to challenge what he termed an “immoral” United Conservative government.

As CTV reports, Nenshi said in his announcement: "I've known Danielle Smith for 30 years. The woman who is the premier now is not the woman I grew up with. She's something else. She is devoid of doing what is right for the people of Alberta. I know how to get under her skin."

In an interview with CBC News, Nenshi said he was entering the race based on his concerns that the Alberta government is not only incompetent, but “they're actually immoral and they're dangerous”, pointing to the health care system as a prime example.

Since Notley announced she is stepping down, five candidates have thrown their names into the ring for NDP leader.

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Need to know

⛺ Calgary police have removed a homeless encampment after complaints of violence.

🥶 Western Canada’s cold snap in January caused $180 million in insurance damages.

💸 Rents in Alberta are growing faster than any other province in Canada and it’s by a lot.

⚖️ A Calgary father is seeking court intervention to stop his adult daughter's assisted suicide.

👮 Police are seeking public assistance in a brazen sexual assault investigation that a bystander intervened in.

🪧 Campaign to recall Mayor Jyoti Gondek reaches halfway mark as organizer vows to remain motivated.

🚓 A body was found near the Bow River as police investigate the cause of death.


Meet your new community hair salon

Ramsay Hair Salon is locally owned and operated by the Lenehan family and run by the husband and wife couple, Trevor and Thi. They recently relocated to Calgary from Regina with their three children and decided to make the community of Ramsay their home.

Thi is the lead hair-stylist while her husband Trevor manages the day to day workings of the salon.

Visit them at 1024 Maggie St SE and book your appointment today! Alternatively you can call 403-764-5154 to book.

Get your bowling shoes on at these local spots

Bowling is the perfect year-round activity!

Who doesn’t love the sound of rolling balls echoing through a dimly lit room as neon lights flash. Where strikes and spares are celebrated with high-fives and fist bumps, bowling alleys are where friends and family gather to compete while cheering each other on.

Last week we shared a list of three spots to go bowling, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time bowler. Here are a few more spots to enjoy this timeless activity that promises hours of camaraderie. Grab your ball, lace up your shoes, and check out these five local spots.

Splitsville: There are two locations, one formerly known as Let's Bowl in the NE and the other formerly known as YYC Bowling and entertainment in Highfield. The Highfield location also features an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course.

Mountain View Bowl: Mountain View offers both five- and 10-pin public bowling, with a mission to provide the most exciting bowling experience, and a food and drink menu. There’s also birthday parties, corporate events, and leagues.

Paradise Lanes: Paradise Lanes five-pin bowling is a great spot to bring the family for some friendly competition. It hosts bowling leagues and has opened registration for the spring league. There is also a snack bar menu to enjoy.

National: This popular downtown food and drink spot features a downstairs bowling alley where the strikes keep rolling on 10 lanes of top-quality bowling equipment and a lively, energetic atmosphere.

Where to eat and drink

🍴 Benny's Breakfast Bar: Made for the eggs-benedict lover, this diner offers a variety of decadent breakfast and lunch items with GF options available. 

🍴 Shokunin: Since 2016, chef Darren MacLean has been cooking up exceptional Japanese-influenced cuisine, paired with the best produce that Canada can offer and this restaurant is sure to please all ramen lovers.

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Local specials

💸 Sweet Loretta Bar: Featuring a daily happy hour from 5-6pm with snacks such as lemon pepper fries and draught lager for $5 each, Sweet Loretta’s is a modern and upbeat spot to grab a bite and relax.

💸 Calgary Coop Sip & Shop Special: Join Calgary Coop Crowfoot Wine Spirits & Beer for a three-hour complimentary Sip & Shop event where attendees can try new and exciting products on March 16 from 12-3pm.

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Things to do

🎟️ The Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk: This is the last three days to enjoy the zoo’s Penguin Walk so check it out before you have to wait until next winter. You can see up to 14 king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds.

🎟️ Paint Night: On March 18, enjoy the advantage of smaller painting groups with instructor Alexandre who welcomes all experience levels to join for a night of creativity in the spacious studio settings of Millrise’s Paint Escape.

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