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The Olympic Plaza skating rink is a wintery oasis in the heart of downtown. (Cody Stuart / CREB®Now)
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Dec. 16, 2021 | Cody Stuart

Calgarians flock to Olympic Plaza for cold-weather fun

With darkness setting in early and COVID-19 still putting many parents in the difficult position of trying to occupy their children in safe ways – often outdoors – the local rink has served as oasis of activity on many cold, dark nights.

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Oct. 21, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Real estate challenges lie ahead for Calgary's new mayor and council

As the dust settles after Monday’s municipal election, Calgary’s new mayor and council have many pressing issues to address in the weeks, months and years ahead, particularly in the real estate and housing sector. 

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March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Beltline

Perhaps one of Calgary's most vibrant and eclectic communities, the Beltline has something for everyone – fabulous restaurants, hip cocktail bars, a variety of pubs and craft breweries, upscale grocery stores, green space galore, and an enticing selection of condo-style housing for buyers of all stripes.

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Feb. 07, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Road revitalization: Preparing Stephen Avenue for the future of downtown Calgary

Don't be surprised if you notice more action down on Stephen Avenue in the months to come. It's all part of the City of Calgary's innovative plans to reimagine and energize the area.

Much more than a facelift, the revitalization takes a three-pronged approach. Co-spearheaded by the Downtown Calgary Association, each phase will prepare the popular thoroughfare for the future of downtown, encouraging more people to visit, stay longer and increase business.

The historic Royal Canadian Legion branch 1 serves all of downtown Calgary.
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Nov. 06, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Salute to service: Calgary legion branches are pillars of community

With nearly 270,000 members at 1,400 branches across the country, the Royal Canadian Legion includes everyone from serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP to regular civilians. What they share is a desire to support those who served Canada and a commitment to improving their communities.

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May 22, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Ready for revival: Breathing new life into Calgary's Downtown West End

While Calgary's Downtown West End has not seen much updating in the last three decades, plans for revitalization are underway.

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May 08, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Highly anticipated Telus Sky serves as symbol of hope for battered downtown office market

Anyone in the downtown area on the evening of April 18 was treated to a light show, as coloured LEDs on the new Telus Sky building recreated the aurora borealis in a test of a new art installation.

Artist Douglas Coupland's Northern Lights is just one of the features of Telus Sky – a new skyscraper in Calgary's downtown skyline and a sign that tough times in the city won't last forever.

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April 02, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Great expectations: the tumultuous past, exciting present and bright future of Calgary's East Village

The master-planned vision for Calgary's East Village revitalization, launched in the mid-2000s, is becoming a living, breathing reality, now more than ever.

Alain Dupere has lived in East Village since 2011. He's watching the transformation happen one day at a time, observing the changes while he walks to and from work. Dupere, who is also president of the East Village Neighbourhood Association, says that although the area is still under construction, its vibrancy is increasing as more buildings become move-in ready and amenities continue to pop up.

"It's a great place to live and to visit. Anyone can use the amenities in our neighbourhood," he said. "It's becoming a destination for the greater Calgary (area) and beyond, and that's a nice thing."

Some might believe that the excitement around this developing community, and the desire to live and work there, are new phenomena. But according to Harry Sanders, Calgary's former historian laureate, it's not far off from the activities of the space over a century ago, when non-indigenous people first arrived in the area often referred to as the "birthplace of Calgary."
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Feb. 23, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Red Carpet Moment

Calgary region has rich history and bright future on film

You're watching a movie or TV show when something catches your eye.

"I know that place!" you exclaim, as a character enters a pizza place on a city street, or rides a horse through a wheat field with a majestic mountain backdrop.

Calgary and its surrounding areas are becoming increasingly popular as filming locations for major movie and television productions – making famous places that Calgarians know well.

"We have 100 years of history here," said Luke Azevedo, Calgary film commissioner and CEO of the Calgary Film Centre. "We're one of the oldest locations outside of Hollywood for production."

FARGO -- Year 3 -- Pictured (l-r): Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nikki Swango, Carrie Coon as Gloria Burgle. CR: Chris Large/FX
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Feb. 23, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

Setting the Scene

Calgary's established, inner-city communities shine on screen

It has posed as part of the brutal, snow-covered plains of Minnesota, the demon-riddled streets of Purgatory, and the hospital corridors of a ranching saga.

Fargo, Wynonna Earp and Heartland have all filmed in one of Calgary's oldest neighbourhoods: Bridgeland. The community's quaint main thoroughfare and surrounding streetscapes can reflect different eras and different small towns, says Ali McMillan, Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association planning director.

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