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Get ready for the Stampede

In about two week's time, the Calgary Stampede will kick off with a parade in downtown Calgary, Alberta.It is known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, and promises lots of action and family fun.If you have a family, plan to hit the Stampede early on July 11 for free admission for the whole family...The town literally goes crazy for the 10 days, with free pancake breakfasts all over town each day, and hat and boot clad bar patrons all night.Businesses get decked out in western... continue reading

Finally, curbside recycling in Calgary

Given this month's assignment theme I'm happy to report that Calgary has FINALLY made the leap to curbside recycling!We received our super large recycling bin last week, and are looking forward to our first pick up at the end of April.Calgary has had recycling dropoff points all over town but curbside seems likely to get much higher participation rates, given the ease of use.What is your city doing to reduce waste?While I love the idea of recycling, reducing waste in the first place is... continue reading

Winter has arrived in Calgary

Winter has finally arrived in Calgary (Canada).We had a pretty warm November, and it was starting to look like winter would never get here.Then we got a huge dump of snow.It was the great snow perfect for building snowmen and packing snowballs.The temperature was around zero so it was still warm enough that the kids could have a good time in it without getting frozen fingers and toes :)Winter really set in this weekend!The temperature dropped below -30C at times, and wind didn't make... continue reading

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