Albertans ignore Wildrose's call for change in Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-Elbow, Calgary-West and Edmonton-Whitemud
The Wildrose party's campaign message fell on deaf ears Oct. 27 as Albertans embraced the PC Party under newly elected premier, Jim Prentice. The Wildrose slogan was, "Send the PCs a message," but the PC Party swept four of four byelection ridings in Calgary and Edmonton.
Prentice spoke to elated supporters in Calgary-Foothills after trouncing his closest competitor, Wildrose candidate Kathy MacDonald, by almost double the margin. Prentice earned 6,898 votes compared to 3,545 for MacDonald, according unofficial poll results from Elections Alberta.
The story behind beer bottle labels
While the approach may vary, many of Calgary's craft breweries have something in common —ensuring the art on the label reflects the quality of what's inside.
On the eve of their 30th anniversary, Calgary's own Big Rock Brewery has driven big changes to their look and line this past year, with a new signature series design and 16 new brews.
It all started with a little brainstorming.
"We use local artists to do all of our labels and we always have," said Brenda Sgaggi, manager of marketing at Big Rock.
"Our brewmaster will come up with a beer, and we gather a diverse team of people thinking from different angles for a brainstorming session — from the brewhouse, sales, marketing, administration — and we sit down in the boardroom, typically have a pint, and start talking about the creative direction."
Calgary Inferno players excited for potential growth of game
Almost a year after a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal that gave Rogers Communications exclusive Canadian television rights to the NHL, the ever-expanding company made another hockey deal.
On Sept. 30, Rogers Sportsnet and the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) announced a four-year partnership (financials undisclosed) that will see Sportsnet broadcast three games of the Clarkson Cup Playoffs each season for the next four years, along with several special events each season.
Brenda Andress, the commissioner of the CWHL, said she is excited about the impact of the deal.
After losing almost 300 lbs, Bill Laplante is more motivated than ever to show people that they can change their lives
It's an all too common story; people decide to lose weight, eat better and focus on their health only to fall back into old routines.
But with radio personality Bill (The Big Man) Laplante, who these days goes by his birth-name, William, that played out resolution meant more than simply staying away from fried food or adding quinoa to his grocery list.
At his heaviest, 707 lbs, Laplante was tired of seeing the inside of a hospital — the fear of death a serious reality.
And with that, he's since lost more than 275 lbs.