CALGARY — Water-weary Calgarians are putting their mops and flood gear aside to show visitors what they do best — throw one heck of a party.
Thousands of people have lined what just two weeks ago were the submerged streets of the city’s downtown to watch the colourful, noisy parade that kicks off the Calgary Stampede.
Marching bands, floats and lots and lots of horses are winding their way along the parade route under a sunny sky — Stampede officials say it has never rained during a parade.
Prince William and his wife Catherine capped off a whirlwind nine-day tour of Canada with a night of rodeo chuck wagon races, bull riding, country music and line dancing.And, said the future king with a wide grin, they received "fantastic" white, broad-rimmed cowboy hats made from rabbit fur for him and her.Arriving in a 1912 stagecoach for a sampling of Calgary's 99th annual Stampede rodeo, billed as "the greatest outdoor show on Earth," the duke and duchess of Cambridge watched bulls throw riders and mingled with cowboys.
CALGARY — The Calgary Stampede is selling T-shirts with a “Hell or High Water” slogan to raise money for flood relief in Alberta.
Money from the T-shirts, which are being sold online, is being donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund.
The phrase has turned into a rallying cry to get Calgary’s rodeo grounds ready in time for the July 5 start of the 101st edition of the world-famous event.
A Canadian Forces skydiver has been injured during a performance at the Calgary Stampede.
A spokeswoman for the Skyhawks parachute team says the skydiver landed hard on Sunday afternoon and was taken to hospital in an ambulance to be checked out.
Lt. (Navy) Julie Harris says the skydiver had just performed a manoeuvre with four other team members that occurred after the singing of O Canada.
Democrats on the House Committee investigating IRS targeting abuse of conservative groups have settled on their story, namely: Progressive groups were subject to targeting too. Left-leaning and right-leaning groups were treated equally. The IRS was fair to both sides. Unfortunately for the democratic cover story, the Treasury Inspector General assigned to investigate IRS abuses specifically refutes their argument.
Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau popped up at an unexpected place on Sunday as he continues to drum up political support from voters.
Trudeau appeared at the annual Stampede breakfast hosted by Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Premier Alison Redford.
He shook hands with Redford and the two spoke briefly before he moseyed along to shake hands and pose for photos with a throng of people who turned out to chow down on pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage.
CALGARY — Two weeks after extensive flooding that turned part of downtown Calgary into a lake, the city has ended a state of emergency just in time for its annual Stampede.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi attended a pre-Stampede breakfast to proclaim that Calgary’s doors are open to visitors and business.
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