Omar Sherif

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Indigenous perspectives added to Col. James Macleod statue at Fort Calgary

Three panels, each telling a story of the land and its people, sit atop the rocks surrounding the statue of Col. James Macleod at Fort Calgary.

Latest public transit altercation reignites calls for safety on platforms

Calls for safety on public transit and transit platforms have been renewed following an altercation at a CTrain station that left one woman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

From fasting to festivities: How Muslims in Calgary are celebrating Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast for either 29 or 30 days — depending on the sighting of the moon at the end of the month — and it’s considered to be the holiest month of the year for those of that faith.

Culling of bighorn sheep near Diamond Valley, Alta., sparks call for protective regulation

Conservation activists and biologists in Alberta are calling for stricter regulations to help protect a vulnerable species of wildlife in this province after a pneumonia outbreak within a small herd of bighorn sheep near Diamond Valley led to a culling of the animals.

Calgary surgeon performs spine operation on conscious patient

An Alberta doctor who performed a spinal surgery on a man at Calgary’s Foothills Hospital while the man was awake hopes to expand the scope and reach of awake spine surgeries in Alberta to better serve high-risk patients.

Spring sprung at 3:24 p.m. on March 20. Here's the science behind the date and time

According to a local weather expert, Calgarians may have to wait some time to feel the effects of what many consider to be spring temperatures. 

On the verge of hockey history, Calgary's university teams are living in the moment

The U of C Dinos men and the MRU Cougars women are one win away from the Canada West hockey championship. Both teams play on Sunday in in the final game of a best-of-three series.

New concept for a potential fieldhouse in Calgary takes shape

The new Multisport Fieldhouse Committee held an inaugural meeting Wednesday, working towards a vision for what the city called Calgary’s first community-centered, competition-capable multisport fieldhouse.

Battleground Calgary: Alberta NDP move election campaign HQ to city's core

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley confirmed Sunday that her party's main campaign headquarters for May's provincial election will be in downtown Calgary.

This Calgary organization is helping newcomer youth find community and a sense of belonging

The Power of Voice conference is an annual event organized by the Calgary Bridge Foundation geared towards helping newcomer youth finding their way through Canadian society.