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Long-term care homes are worrisome COVID-19 hotspots

Monday's news of a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a long-term care home in Ontario has once again put the spotlight on how these facilities are coping with the pandemic, and what measures are being taken to protect their residents.The Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto, has lost 12 residents, and a volunteer whose husband is a resident also died.It's a big heartbreak for a little town, and that pain is being experienced by Canadians across t...
Tags: News, Toronto, World, Canada, Montreal, Calgary, Ontario, North Vancouver, Lowe, Doug Ford, Ferrier, Lynn Valley, Bobcaygeon, Pinecrest Nursing Home, Rekai Centre, Ottawa Lynn Valley Care Centre


A 'really weird new normal': Parents, students grapple with learning at home amid pandemic

As Canadian parents and guardians face the stark reality of ongoing school closures this spring because of COVID-19, an uneven patchwork of provincial plans has developed to try to implement remote learning for a vast range of students.When Alberta announced that its schools would close indefinitely in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, Danielle Fortin admits she considered the decision "pretty drastic."Now, with Canada's coronavirus cases having risen dramatically, the Red Deer, Al...
Tags: News, Instagram, Toronto, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Ontario, University of British Columbia, Winnipeg, Chisholm, Shannon Rogers, Fabbri, U.S, Fortin, Toronto District School Board, Danielle Fortin


Avalanche/Nordiques Top 10 Goal Scorers All-Time

Have you ever wondered who the top goalscorers are in Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques franchise history? Wonder no more. The franchise has had an interesting history that boasts some Hall of Fame names. Here are the top-10 goalscorers for the franchise. 1.Joe Sakic – 625 Goals Joe Sakic sits atop the franchise-best goalscorers list. With 625 career goals, he has 169 goals more than the next highest player. He’s also considered a legend for his leadership and ability to elevate the pl...
Tags: Sweden, Colorado, US, Sport, Canada, Avalanche, Iowa, Nashville, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Denver, Hall of Fame, Calgary, European Parliament


St. Louis Blues’ Top 20 Goal Scorers All-Time

In the history of the St. Louis Blues, we’ve seen many fantastic goal scorers. Some have spent their entire careers in St. Louis, and some are Hall of Famers who just stopped by. The rich history of the Blues is impressive for a 1967 expansion team. Here are the top 20. 1. Brett Hull: 527 Golden Brett played 744 games over 11 seasons with the Blues. He was traded to St. Louis with Steve Bozek from the Calgary Flames for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley, a pretty good deal for the Blues. Not ...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, New Jersey, Blues, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Buffalo, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Detroit, Calgary Flames


Fewer homes on the market could mean bargains for buyers still on the hunt during COVID-19

Buying or selling a home in Alberta is becoming increasingly challenging.Some Alberta realtors are seeing sales plummet due to social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, just when the spring market is normally heating up."My phone isn't ringing as much and there's really no showings," said Brad Van De Walle, a Calgary-based realtor who has been in the business for more than a decade. "Realtors that I'm talking to are in tears because they don't know what they&apos...
Tags: Business, News, Facetime, Alberta, Calgary, Tagg, Brad Van De Walle, Josh Tagg, Steve Kabachia, Kabachia, Van De Walle


'A new hazard': Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee

CALGARY — The union representing federal meat inspectors says its members will be back at work Monday at a meatpacking plant just north of Calgary if the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reassured that it's safe.Production at family-owned Harmony Beef was halted last Friday after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier. It processes up to 750 head of cattle per day.The company was notified by Alberta Health that a worker, who hadn't been on the job for days, h...
Tags: News, World, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Kenney, Murphy, The Canadian Press, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, CFIA, Jason Kenney, Alberta Health, Harmony Beef, Fabian Murphy, Agriculture Union


Calgary Flames: Best and Worst Drafts in Team History

Since the Atlanta Flames relocated to Calgary in 1980, the team has taken part in 30 NHL Entry Drafts. In the 1980s, they drafted numerous top-tier NHL stars – including Al MacInnis, Mike Vernon, Gary Roberts, Brett Hull, Theoren Fleury, and Joe Nieuwendyk. Some of these players played key roles in the team’s 1989 Stanley Cup win. However, as the Flames moved into the 1990s and 2000s, draft day consistently produced unexceptional results. Fortunately, the team was able to bring in fr...
Tags: Florida, Wikipedia, Sport, Fox, Rangers, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Hull, Calgary, New York Rangers, Pacific Division, Matthew Tkachuk, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Bennett


Former Humboldt Bronco files $13.5M lawsuit against bus driver, provinces

A former Humboldt Bronco hockey player has filed a $13.5-million lawsuit against those he accuses of being responsible for the 2018 bus crash that paralyzed him and killed 16 others.Among those being sued by Ryan Alexander Straschnitzki is Glen Doerksen, the driver of the bus who died in the collision.Straschnitzki, of Airdrie, Alta., alleges Doerksen was speeding at the time of the collision. Doerksen also "knew that he was approaching a major intersection at which there had been numerous fatal...
Tags: News, World, Thailand, Alberta, Calgary, Saskatchewan, CBC News, Calgary Herald, Humboldt Sask, Sidu, Doerksen, Nipawin, Humboldt Bronco, Straschnitzki, Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Airdrie Alta


Drumheller Institution in Alberta locked down, two inmates tested for COVID-19

DRUMHELLER, Alta. — Another federal prison in Alberta has been locked down as a precaution after some inmates showed flu symptoms.Correctional Services Canada says two medium security unit inmates at Drumheller Institution were tested Thursday for COVID-19.An official says the two inmates have been isolated from others as they wait for the test results.The medium security part of the prison northeast of Calgary can house up to 582 inmates.Meanwhile, CSC says COVID-19 tests done earlier this mont...
Tags: News, World, Alberta, CSC, Calgary, The Canadian Press, Innisfail, Bowden Institution, Correctional Services Canada, COVID, Drumheller Institution, DRUMHELLER Alta


McDavid Says He’d Rather Not Jump Right Into Playoffs

Connor McDavid took part in an NHL Conference call with captains from four Pacific Division teams on Friday and among the many number of topics discussed, he noted that a “fair season is a full season”, even if that’s not what works best for the Edmonton Oilers. The host went around the horn and asked what playoff format the players on the call would like. Bo Horvat started by saying he’d like to either have playoffs based on points percentage or play the rest of the season. Oliver Ekman-Lar...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, Bo Horvat, Connor McDavid, Oliver Ekman Larsson, Gary Roberts, Bakersfield Condors


Hockey’s Scariest Goalie Mask and the Man Behind It

There have been many a memorable goalie mask to draw attention in the NHL. Some of them far more iconic than the netminders who donned them, while others were an extension of the goaltender’s persona. 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and Stanley Cup champion Eddie “The Eagle” Belfour comes to mind in particular, as the masks he wore in his 18 NHL seasons were typically emblazoned with a bald eagle along the sides. Plenty of other masks stand out too. Brian Hayward’s shark mask in San Jose. ...
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Flames’ Goaltending Has Real Depth

There are a lot more goalies in the system than you might be aware of. Learning more about these players and where they stand in terms of contracts, might help you decide where you stand on the goalie controversy. NHL Goalies David Rittich The 27-year-old, Czechoslovakian native has spent his career with the Calgary Flames. He debuted in 2016-17 after playing for the Czech Republic years prior. In his four year career with the Flames, he has played 115 games and started 106 of them...
Tags: Sport, Czech Republic, Stockton, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Kansas City, Calgary, Edmonton, Joe, Wolf, Jake, Parsons, Terry Wilson, ECHL


Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre Join Their Efforts in Promoting Post-secondary Training for Athletes

The Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy (AIAWCA) and the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre (BATC) are excited to announce a new partnership for the 2020-21 season as they work together to launch a new biathlon program designed for athletes pursuing post-secondary studies in Calgary. This new program will see the BATC deliver biathlon specific training in Canmore, while the AIAWCA will deliver cross-country skiing training in Calgary. Programs will be designed on an individual basis to best...
Tags: News, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Calgary, Chris, Canmore, University of Calgary, Biathlon Canada, Sponsor News, Matthias Ahrens, Chris Jeffries, BATC, Biathlon Alberta Training Centre, Biathlon Alberta Training Centre BATC, National Team Development Centre NTDC


Finding wholesaler

Finding wholesaler Submitted by Harpreet on March 26, 2020 - 9:18am. Dear friends,I am new to this website and also to Canada. I live in Calgary right now. Moved from Belgium. I am looking for a wholesale shop for baking ingredients here in Calgary. what I found was bulk barn but they don’t have everything plus they are expensive too. Does someone have some info abt this. greetings to everyone 
Tags: Canada, Belgium, Baking, Calgary, Harpreet


Braids – “Snow Angel”

Next month, the Calgary trio Braids will release Shadow Offering, their first album in five years. You should be excited about it. We've already posted the early tracks "Eclipse (Ashely)" and "Young Buck." They're both great. Today, Braids share another great one: A nine-minute monolith called "Snow Angel." … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Calgary, Braids, Kevan Funk


Flames’ Top 5 Draft Picks Since 2010

Drafting has always been crucial to building a good team in the NHL, especially since the salary cap era began. Teams aren’t able to throw money at every big-name free agent like they were in the past, so it is extremely important to draft and develop young talent that is able to make an immediate impact on an NHL roster. Related: Top 10 Swedes in the NHL Today Successful teams are generally the ones that draft well, while bad teams often tend to draft poorly. Though the Calgary Flames ha...
Tags: Sport, Fox, Harvard, Harvard University, Rangers, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Matthew, New York Rangers, Ottawa, Andersson, Colts, Matthew Tkachuk


‘Strange Brew’ and ‘SCTV’ Hosers Bob & Doug McKenzie Immortalized As Statues in Edmonton, Canada

Canada is known for giving us maple syrup and Ryan Reynolds, not to mention their undying love for hockey and inexplicably endless politeness. But when I think of Canada, there are two lovable hosers that come to mind, and that’s beer-chugging, hockey-loving brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie, played by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis in both the Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV (or Second City Television) and the cult classic comedy feature film Strange Brew. Now the knuckleheads from the Great Whi...
Tags: Art, Comedy, New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Canada, Bob, Ryan Reynolds, Calgary, Edmonton, Cool Stuff, Thomas, Rick, McKenzie, Great White North, Edmonton Journal


James Neal: Oilers Most Likely Moved Before the 2020-21 Season

As we noted when we took at look at the future of Kris Russell, next season, the Edmonton Oilers will have some decisions to make. As NHL owners and GM’s meet in conference calls this week — much of the talk likely surrounding next season’s potential salary cap — the topic of compliance buyouts will undoubtedly come up. In a time where teams are looking to recoup losses, compliance buyouts will give teams a chance to alleviate some of the financial pressure from a variety of factors. From ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Gm, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Oilers, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Quick, Neal, Kris Russell, Leon Draisaitl, Alex Chiasson


The Tampa Bay Lighting Have Seen This Before

from John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times, ...more than a week’s worth of hockey games have already been lost, and around here, that uncertainty has a familiar bleakness to it. Particularly for a man who has lived through the dismay of wondering what might have been. Go back to the spring of 2005 and an NHL labor stoppage. The Lightning were the defending Stanley Cup champions but had not been back on the ice since their Game 7 victory against Calgary the previous June. Like the unc...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Calgary, Tampa Bay Times, Jay Feaster, Feaster, John Romano, Tampa Bay Lighting Have Seen This Before


9 Canmore Hikes That Offer Great Views

The town of Canmore is both the gateway to Banff National Park and an access point to Kananaskis Country. As a result there is an unbelievable amount of truly exceptional hiking within an hour’s drive. I’ve tried to showcase Canmore hikes that offer views within a short distance of the town, with most about a 15 -20 minute drive away. The hike to the Sparrowhawk Tarns is the exception. Many of these Canmore hikes can be done beginning early in spring – save for the Year of the Virus. Ha Ling i...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Banff National Park, Don, Alpine Club, Canmore, MacDonald, Trans Canada, Bow River, Kananaskis, Grassi, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Lakes


NHL Attendance Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

When the Candian Press ran a story with the headline stating that NHL teams were trying to get fans to come to games instead of watching it on television, I couldn’t help but wonder if that were true or not. Why would the NHL in the last year of its national broadcast rights deal with NBC try and drive value away from what should be a record-setting deal for them? The underlying questions are: How has attendance faired in the NHL over the years? What’s the trend? Is there a reason for concer...
Tags: Apple, Nbc, Disney, NFL, Sport, United States, Nba, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Archives, Calgary, New York Islanders, Islanders, Bruins


Flames Have Busy Offseason Ahead of Them

The Calgary Flames have a handful of issues. If they want to remain competitive and take that next step past the first round of the playoffs, the front office will need to address them. Given this season’s free-agent class, it should be a busy offseason for the Flames and the league. FLAMES ESTIMATED CAP SPACE: $21,410,834 Goaltending With David Rittich’s recent struggles and Cam Talbot’s success, the Flames need to take a long hard look at their options. It’s rare to have a perfect ...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Dallas, Dc, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Hall, Boston Bruins, Matthew Tkachuk, Tyler Toffoli, Vancouver Canucks, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby, Arizona Coyotes, Cam Talbot


Flames Could Lose Neal-Lucic Deal with the NHL Pause

The outcome of the James Neal-Milan Lucic trade was a storyline to follow in the 2019-20 NHL season. Now, the NHL has paused play amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. If the regular season doesn’t resume, do the Calgary Flames or the Edmonton Oilers win the trade in its first year? 2019 Trade: Calgary Flames – Milan Lucic / Edmonton Oilers – James Neal But first, let’s remember: it wasn’t a one-for-one deal. In the trade, the Oilers covered 12.5 percent of Lucic’s annual $6 mil...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Alberta, Calgary, New York Rangers, Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Milan Lucic, Connor McDavid, Neal, Lucic, James Neal, Amy Irvin, Oilers Transactions


Best NHL Player From Each U.S. State

The game of hockey still remains fourth among the major sports behind basketball, baseball and football in the United States, but the game has grown nationwide over the past few decades. George “Gerry Peirce Geran, a native of Holyoke, MA, was the first-ever American-born player to play in the NHL when he dressed for the Montreal Wanders during the league’s inaugural season of 1917-18. Since Geran’s debut, 1,274 players born in the United States have skated in at least one NHL game. Those pl...
Tags: Long Read, Auston Matthews, Chris Chelios, Patrick Kane, USA Hockey


3 Steps to Bolster the Canucks Blue Line Next Season

No matter what Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning does, it seems as though defence is a key topic every offseason. Though much improved in the 2019-20 season through the additions of Quinn Hughes, Tyler Myers and Jordie Benn, the impending salary cap crunch may squeeze hardnosed blueliner Chris Tanev and local favourite Troy Stecher. Even with the salary cap projected to rise, the Canucks may be hard-pressed to keep both blueliners, especially with expiring contracts to numerous ot...
Tags: Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, All Star, Myers, Hughes, Utica Comets, Jordie Benn, Rafferty, Benn, Anton Khudobin


Looking Back on Montreal’s Pierre Gauthier Era

This article was originally written in December, 2013. Looking back at the general manager (GM) Pierre Gauthier era gives Montreal Canadiens fans a reminder of a turbulent time for the Habs in the new century. Gauthier took over the position from a grieving Bob Gainey who had lost his daughter in a tragic accident at sea. Gainey left Gauthier with a roster that had qualified for the playoffs five of his seven years as GM and made the Eastern Conference Final once.  Pierre Gauthier (THW ...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Archives, Calgary, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Mike Cammalleri, Brendan Gallagher


Pet adoptions on hold as animal shelters struggle to cope with COVID-19

CALGARY — Adoptions are on hold and pet shelters across the country are scrambling to make ends meet to take care of their animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.Humane society offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto are closed to the general public. Volunteers have been sent home and dogs and cats already at the shelters are going to have to wait before getting a chance to find a new home."We really just don't want people coming in and out of the building, so unfortunately all of our animal...
Tags: News, Lifestyle, Toronto, Calgary, The Canadian Press, Calgary Edmonton, Edmonton Humane Society, Calgary Humane Society, Peter Fricker, Vancouver Humane Society, Bill Graveland, Jessica Bohrson, Bohrson, Toronto Humane Society, Hannah Sotropa, Sotropa


Calgary Resident Sets Up Christmas Lights to Bring Cheer During Lockdown

As residents of Calgary, Canada, practiced social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, one woman put up her Christmas lights on March 18 to bring some cheer to her neighbors.The trend of putting up Christmas lights amid the coronavirus-related lockdown could also be seen in US cities, such as Pittsburgh.Health officials across Canada urged residents to stay at home as much as possible to try to contain the virus’s spread.There were 690 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada on Mar...
Tags: News, US, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Calgary Canada, Pittsburgh Health, Pam Swan


A Reset For Sam Gagner

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Sam Gagner grew up a hockey brat, the son of long-time NHLer Dave Gagner. Dad played in six different NHL cities before Sam was 10 years old. Gagner, his two sisters, and their mother Jo-Anne, packed up and followed Dave from Minnesota to Dallas, to Toronto, to Calgary, to Florida and finally to Vancouver, where Dad played out his 946-game, 714-point NHL career. It was a hockey life that produced an 844-game NHL career for Sam, and a four-year stint at ...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Toronto, Sport, Dave, Dallas, Vancouver, NHL, Sam, Calgary, Edmonton, Dad, Jessica, Rachel, Sam Gagner, Gagner


Flames’ Hamonic Offers Grieving Families a Shoulder to Lean On

Travis Hamonic lost his father unexpectedly at the age of 10 years old. Since his sophomore season with the New York Islanders, he has made sure to help children and families going through their own grieving process. The D-Partner Program The Hamonics host a child and their family at every Calgary Flames home game. The child is awarded a special D-Partner shirt. They and their three guests get to sit in the lower bowl of the Scotiabank Saddledome thanks to the Hamonics. After the game, ...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Scotiabank, Meg, Winnipeg, Stephanie, Los Angeles California, Travis Hamonic