Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Oct. 24

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Heritage Park is celebrating its 60th birthday next year after six decades of being home to first dates and more than 1,400 weddings. To commemorate the milestone, Heritage Park is launching its “60 years of sharing” project to help preserve the memories created at the park by collecting Calgarians’ stories dating back to 1964. Using an interactive online tool, visitors can share a recorded video, upload their pictures, or tell a story of their special moments at the Park. Heritage Park will use these contributions in the new exhibit. Everyone who shares a memory is entered into a draw for a 2024 Family Annual Membership and gift pack valued at $179.95.

EDITORS NOTE: The newsletter is a bit shorter today. We experienced some technical issues late last night that unfortunately resulted in some of the newsletter sections disappearing. We are looking into the issue and we apologize for the inconvenience.

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • First snow of the season snarls traffic

  • Senior has to sell home, can’t find new one

  • Bus crash sends students to hospital

Today’s read time: Approx. 4 minutes


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🌨️ Today: High -7C, Low -14C. See the 7-day forecast.

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

Calgarians get their first taste of winter for the season as city gets a dump of the white stuff

While many motorists didn’t love the return to winter, six-month-old Zayla enjoyed her first taste of snow on Monday. // Ashlea Fauteux

The first big snowfall of the winter season already wreaked havoc on the city’s roads with 10 to 15 centimetres of the white stuff expected to fall in a stretch of central and southern Alberta. Within Calgary city limits, police said there were more than 100 crashes on city streets on Monday.

As Global News reports, tire shops are already backed up as people rush to swap their tires on their vehicles. One Kal Tire manager said the winter weather is adding even longer wait times at city garages.

According to CBC, city officials said crews are prepared for the first signs of winter and have already been applying anti-icing and materials to trouble spots like bridges, hills, and intersections.

As CTV reports, the city experienced a 30-degree temperature drop within the last week, which is common in Calgary for those who are familiar.


Need to know

A Calgary senior sold his home due to interest rate hikes. Now, he can't find an affordable rental in the city. 

Three people were arrested at Calgary demonstrations related to the Middle East conflict.

Calgary police are seeking to identify the suspect in a hate-motivated incident in the city's southwest.

Five students and one adult were injured in a school bus rollover north of Calgary during snowfall.

A sewer line break in Cochrane dumped a significant amount of wastewater into the Bow River and the town’s water reservoirs are at “critical levels.”

An E-scooter battery exploded, causing a fire at a Calgary business.

The Alberta NDP says 30,000 people have responded to a pension survey, they say 90% are against leaving the CPP.

Evidence began to determine whether a man will stand trial for murder in the fatal ambush of a Calgary couple outside their southwest home.

The city is set to build and manage another 104 homes in three communities to help relieve the affordable housing shortage in Calgary.

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