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'Calgary might be the only city left standing': A glimpse into Olympic bid politics

Just how badly does the International Olympic Committee need Calgary? The Calgary Eyeopener asked Robert Livingstone, who runs a website that tracks Olympic bids, for some insight.

Plans to log in Kananaskis rile locals, environmental groups

A forested area in the south end of Kananaskis Country in Alberta is slated for logging this winter, prompting some nearby residents and environmental organizations to fight the plan.

Mother who learned about son's death in 'brutal' way teaches police about empathy

Shirley Thiessen was on holiday in California, celebrating her 23-year-old son’s recent marriage when she received the news no parent wants to hear. Now she help officers bring empathy and knowledge to the uncomfortable job of delivering death notifications.

Skiers rejoice after 'snorkel-deep' snow buries resorts in B.C., Alberta

Skiers and snowboarders are revelling after a massive winter storm dumped more than a metre of new snow at some resorts in the Rocky Mountains and surrounding ranges.

Real Ski Report: Fresh snow expected to bring best skiing of season this weekend

After a week of not-so-great conditions, avid skiers are waxing up their powder skis in anticipation of this weekend's snowfall, says Paul Karchut in his weekly Real Ski Report.

Wrinkly fingers, paper cut pain, tingling feet: What's going on in our bodies?

Ever wonder why our skin starts to look a prune after staying in the hot tub for too long? Or what’s really happening when our legs fall asleep? Dr. Raj Bhardwaj explained a few medical oddities on the Calgary Eyeopener.

'Our society needs journalists': Reckoning with the future of news in the wake of latest Postmedia losses

The company that owns the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun lost $99.4 million between June and August and now plans to cut its workforce by another 20 per cent. That's troubling to Mount Royal University journalism professor Sean Holman.

Card-skimming scheme can be avoided, Calgary experts say

Jeremy Ensign was almost a victim of a card-skimming scheme at a Husky gas station in the southeast, until he saw the little device fall off when he went to pay at the pump. Now experts say there are simple ways to ensure you also don't lose your valuable card information when you pay at ATMs.

'Don't park in front of my ... house' sign effective despite profanity removal, says Calgarian

Tired of coming home to find all the parking spaces in front of your house already taken? Calgary resident Justin Kern was, so he took the matter into his own hands.

Banff tourism booking into 2017, busy summer underway

Tourism in Banff is expected to surpass records set last year as demand has businesses already booking into 2017, as "staycations" and the exchange rate of the Canadian dollar draw more North Americans to the Rockies.