Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Sept. 19

Good morning, there!

I’m baaaaaack! I just had the most wonderful time away and I got to drive through the Nevada desert, the American Midwest Prairies, and California's beauty. I visited Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and San Diego, but my favourite stop was the Salton Sea. While it is a beautiful body of water, it’s also a sad tale since it’s now a toxic disaster due to drought. I got the most beautiful but haunting photos there and won’t soon forget the sights and smells of the Salton Sea. I’m back now and easing back into things but I will get caught up soon and appreciate your patience and support!

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

The Salton Sea is a highly saline body of water in California that is in peril. // Krista Sylvester

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Caroline Berglund founded her company Talk Talk over 10 years ago. // Submitted

Calgary’s Caroline Berglund is rewriting the playbook on leadership, team dynamics, executive coaching, and public speaking. A decade ago, she had an epiphany while toiling in the corporate grind. What if she could be the magician behind the curtain, conjuring workshops to tackle the trickiest of team troubles?

Cue the birth of Talk Talk: Berglund set out to reshape the way folks thought about communicating and leading.

In her words: “I get an electrifying burst of joy when someone goes, ‘I’ve never thought of it that way!’ or ‘Whoa, I can’t wait to try this concept!’ Seeing those lightbulbs flicker above their heads is pure magic.”

But here's the secret sauce: Berglund and her crew firmly believe that kindness is the key ingredient to whipping up transformation in the business cauldron.

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Need to know

🪂 A video shared on social media shows a group of people parachuting through the downtown core, prompting the police to speak out. (CTV)

🧑‍🎓 Calgary’s Catholic School District opened a new school for teen parents and students facing homelessness. (CBC)

🏫 Overcrowded schools are leading to students sharing desks and learning in staff rooms and hallways. (Herald)

🏠 City council approves new 'gamechanger' housing strategy after hearing residents' concerns about the city’s housing crisis. (CBC)

🏥 Five more daycares in Calgary are closed as the E. coli outbreak spreads with more than 340 people affected. (Herald)

❤️ A Calgary toddler with a very rare condition gets life-changing home renovations. (Global)

👮 Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman who was dropped off at a hospital over the weekend.

🚓 The victim of the fatal stabbing that occurred in Marlborough has been identified and one man has been charged with second-degree murder.

🛢️ Calgary is playing host to hundreds of global oil-producing nations at the 24th World Petroleum Congress. (CTV)

💔 A Calgary man missing since August may have been the victim of foul play. (City News)


Stephanie Hutchinson, president and program director of the YYC Music Awards, looks forward to seeing diverse performers come together to celebrate each other. // Submitted

Shining a spotlight on local artists, the YYC Music Awards celebrates and recognizes the city’s diverse and talented musicians on Sept. 24 at the Grey Eagle Event Centre. With almost 30 categories this year, it will be an unforgettable night celebrating Calgarian talent and will feature live performances by some nominees.

Things to do

🎟️ Mid-Autumn Festival: Don’t forget to celebrate Alberta Culture Day at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre with a free Multicultural Fall Festival until Sept. 24.

🎟️ 24th World Petroleum Congress: Check out exhibits such as the Carbon Tech Expo, Canada House, and the sustainability and social responsibility pavilion until Sept. 21.

🎟️ ABBA Dancing QUEENS Brunch/Lunch: An immersive brunch led by resident drag queens, enjoy all the ABBA vibes and show off your best moves at Aussie Rules Piano Bar on Sept. 24.

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Where to eat & drink

🍴 High Tea at Reader's: Join Reader’s Garden Cafe for a private high tea! Enjoy exquisite sandwiches, pastries, and of course some delicious tea on Sept. 24.

🍴 Padmanadi: This family-owned vegan Indonesian restaurant just opened a location in Calgary! It serves Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian plant-based dishes.

🍴 Cinnaholic: The original, gourmet cinnamon roll bakery. Cinnaholic has a new Calgary location at the Township Shopping Centre in southeast Calgary.

Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Local specials

💸 Barbella: One of the best happy hours in the city, Barbella offers half-off all drinks and pizza every day from 2 to 5pm.

💸 Pisces Pet Emporium: Before you shop for your pet needs, be sure to check out Pisces weekly and monthly flyers to save on food, litter, toys, and more!

💸 Rosso Coffee Roasters: Sign up for Rosso’s awards program and get 20% off coffee and tea!

Know of any hot specials or deals? Message us and we might share it!

That’s it! Thanks for reading. If you have a hot story tip you want to share, feel free to reply back anytime.

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