Stephen Hunt

Digital Writer

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Stampede Special

Searching for Calgary's true country heart

There's one ingredient missing if the Stampede City wants to be considered a true country music mecca: Calgary has no honky-tonk.

Toronto rappers roll into small town Alberta in Ming's Dynasty

Ming's Dynasty combines hip-hop with small town living to create a new comedy that's also quintessentially Canadian

70-million-year-old 'sea monster' discovered by miners in southern Alberta

Picture a Komodo dragon seven metres long surging through the ocean to gobble up fish, turtles — pretty much everything in sight. That pretty much sums up the mosasaur, whose 70-million-year-old fossil was stumbled across by ammolite miners near Lethbridge, Alta.

The Grow Project: From total disaster to green shoots of possibility

The Grow Project checks back in with Homestretch director Tracy Fuller, who talks about the trials and tribulations of trying to grow a pot plant on the cheap.

Most serious dog bites take place in the home, U of C study finds

A University of Calgary study of over 2,000 dog bites found that children and seniors are the most likely to be seriously bit.

New Calgary restaurant where everyone you meet is the owner

A group of Calgarians have pooled their finances to create The Allium, a vegetable-forward restaurant with a unique, collective ownership structure.

Sled Island 2019 features 250 bands. It's OK if you've never heard of most of them

Sled Island, Calgary's independent music showcase, kicks off Wednesday for five days of music at 35 venues across the city.

Puppy dog eyes are no accident, research study shows

A new research study explores how certain dogs have developed an uncanny ability to break human hearts with that forlorn gaze.

Office buildings turn to apartments, bring downtown Calgary back to life

One Calgary real estate developer is disrupting the office glut by transforming vacant office towers in Calgary and Edmonton into rental apartments.

Calgary author L.D. Crichton signs Disney deal after overcoming obstacles

Raising three kids while working in the oilpatch may have provided the inspiration behind Calgary author L.D. Chrichton's new novel, All Our Broken Pieces.

'Real-life' Scooby-Doo named to animal hall of fame after helping man having a stroke

When Bryan Oullette had a stroke while home along watching the Stampeders in the CFL West Division final last November, a "real-life" Scooby-Doo named Rosco came to his rescue.

Retiring Cochrane pharmacist writes one final prescription: Put down that cigarette

Cochrane pharmacist Kelly Kimmett wants to get every smoker in Cochrane to quit — for at least one day.

Alberta rancher does C-section, delivers pronghorn after mom hit by car

An Alberta rancher performed an impromptu C-section delivery of a baby pronghorn, after the mother died in a roadside accident near Medicine Hat, Alta.

Hemp houses could be greener, fire-resistant and built like Lego

A company based in Airdrie, Alta., has developed a hempcrete-and-lime based brick that its executives think may transform homebuilding.

With 69% of the jobs, men still dominate Calgary's city hall

A new report on gender equity, diversity and inclusion shows that 7 out of 10 people working for the city are men, and Coun. Druh Farrell says more needs to be done to balance that.