October 2013

Found 5 blog entries for October 2013.

A number of city agencies will be doing their part this Halloween to make sure that all of the ghosts and goblins traveling the streets have a safe night. Patrols will be provided by the city for this Halloween program called Partners for Safety.

There will be more than 800 cars and vehicles patrolling the streets of Calgary tonight to keep Halloween safe. Organizations that are taking part in this program include the Calgary Fire Department and AHS Emergency Medical Services.

Here are some last-minute safety tips that the city is recommending:

  • Don't use shortcuts through private property, lanes or alleys
  • All treats should be checked by an adult
  • Wear reflective clothing that's light and bright
  • Don’t crisscross the roads - trick-or-treat
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GymnasiumWe all have our own unique way to stay in shape. Some work out their thumbs on the TV remote, while others enjoy a gym membership, yoga classes, boot camp fitness or one of the many other options. Calgary is home to many great places and classes to help you stay in great shape. Here are some of the top choices.

Talisman Centre

Known as the best place for a workout in the city, the Talisman Centre provides a variety of programs, services and membership options. You can use the five full-size gyms, two tracks, massive fitness centre, aquatic center and all of the state-of-the-art equipment to stay in shape.

One Cycle Spin Studio

If you prefer a spin class for your workout, One Cycle is one of the top choices in the city. This studio provides plenty

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If you're looking for something that's designed for youngsters from 3 to 9 years of age, check out the Ghouls’ Night Out events that are running at Heritage Park. Although Halloween is a special night out for children on October 31 when they can go trick-or-treating, it can be very difficult to find events that are geared towards the youngsters at other times of the month.

Ghouls’ Night Out is the perfect place to bring your youngsters for some fun and thrills before the big event on the 31st. It's also affordable! Tickets are only $6 dollars for little ghouls that are less than 13 and $10 for the older ghouls. Children under 2 are admitted for free.

Activities at this event include the following:

  • A fortune teller
  • A gruesome feast for the
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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/9340055062/Whether you're searching for organic or International food, you can find it all throughout the Calgary area. Many great grocery stores and markets carry some of the top Italian foods and other foods from around the world. Here are some of the top choices for your grocery needs in Calgary.

Kalamata Grocery Store - 421 11 Street SW

Open seven days a week, from 8am to 9pm, Kalamata is a great place to pick up unique items from great feta cheese to olives and everything in between, this is a specialty store with plenty of excellent foods. They carry a wide variety of imported items without the high price. Whether you're planning a picnic or a homemade dessert, you can find some of the best ingredients here.

Linda's Italian Market - 2202 Centre Street NE

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With the upcoming election scheduled for October 21, the issues are becoming more heated. One of the top issues that is coming out of this election is the sprawl subsidy and whether it should be removed or not. It's a controversial topic and one that has led to a lot of heated debate.

According to Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Calgary taxpayers have to pay $4,800 for each house constructed in a new neighborhood. This translates into $33 million yearly, which is a rather large sum. During the last 10 years, before the current council came into power, a debt of $1.5 billion was created from this subsidy. It’s a debt then taxpayers will ultimately have to pay off in the future.

Mayor Nenshi wants to remove this subsidy and place the burden for covering this cost

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