One man dead in northwest Calgary apartment fire
Calgary Fire crews are on scene of a fatal house fire in Ranchlands early Sunday morning. Calgary Fire Department crews are on scene in the northwest community of Ranchlands following a fatal fire on Sunday morning. Around 2:30 a.m, crews were called to an apartment complex in the 6000 block of Ranchview Drive northwest. According to CFD, there was significant smoke and flames coming from the second floor of the building when fire crews arrived. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the second floor suite. One man was found dead inside the suite, his cause of death is under investigation.
The Calgary Stampede 2020 poster is a poster unlike any before it, created by the youngest poster artist in Stampede history.
During an unveiling ceremony at the Calgary French and International School, Calgary Stampede president Dana Peers announced student Ariel Clipperton as the winner of the student poster competition. At only 17-years-old, Clipperton’s artwork will be the symbol of next summer’s Stampede.
“It’s a beautiful piece of art that certainly represents the culture of the world-famous Calgary Stampede rodeo but, we’ve also said it’s about the student as well and Ariel did a wonderful job all the way through the program. We could tell that she was going to be a great ambassador for the Calgary Stampede,” said Peers.
Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player to get spinal surgery in Thailand
CALGARY — A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is to depart on a 12,000-kilometre journey to Thailand later this week for surgery that could help restore some of his movement. And one thing Ryan Straschnitzki is determined to take with him is his hockey sled. "I'll be gone for five weeks," the 20-year-old told The Canadian Press following a gruelling physiotherapy workout. "If you do anything and work at it for so long, and then not do it for a month, you might be a little rusty."Straschnitzki, who is paralyzed from the chest down, hopes to make the national sledge hockey team.
Showing a behind-the-scenes look at Stampede which has never been done before, the art piece has a cowboy looking out to the Grandstand. Clipperton worked more than 100 hours to perfect the poster.
“I wanted something that people would remember and people would be captivated by, and I wanted to do something the Stampede hadn’t done before. When I saw all the posters from the very first one in 1912, I wanted to choose something that hadn’t been done before,” said Clipperton.
As the poster artist, Clipperton will act as an ambassador for the Stampede and is awarded a $10,000 scholarship provided by the Brandon Flock Foundation.
“Every artist dreams of getting this level of exposure and to me getting this much exposure at such a young age, is honestly hard to wrap my head around,” said Clipperton.
Calgary Tower reopens to public 4 months after dramatic elevator rescue .
The Calgary Tower reopened to the public on Tuesday, four months after firefighters performed a high-angle rescue to remove eight people trapped in a broken-down elevator. The elevator was taking visitors to the top of the popular tourist destination around 9:30 p.m. on July 12 when it came screeching to a halt.Jessica Dube, who was aboard the elevator at the time, told Global News it started shaking.“We heard like fireworks on the top, almost a crashing sound,” she said.