Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote is not binding, but should leave those on Calgary city council no doubt. Leading up to this plebiscite, bid organizers had hoped for a Yes vote somewhere in the mid-50s, closer […]
Calgarians have voted against a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The No side won with 56.4 per cent of the vote, according to unofficial result of the non-binding plebiscite. A total of 304,774 people cast ballots across the city, with 171,750 voting against a bid and 132,832 in favour of the Games. According […]
THUNDER BAY, ONT. — If it were up to Canada's Olympic curlers, the 2026 Winter Games would be in Calgary. Many of this country's past curling champions are all under one roof this week at the Grand Slam Tour Challenge event in Thunder Bay and they're talking about getting the Games back on home soil. […]
When Canada has hosted an Olympic Games in the past, it has been portrayed as an event the entire country can feel proud about hosting. The proposed bid by Calgary to host the Winter Games in 2026 is no different. Yes, the Games would physically be contested in Calgary, but it is something that the entire country […]
The federal and provincial governments have reached an agreement to consider a funding proposal that would mean the public dollars are in place to fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in Calgary, if a hesitant city council agrees to sign on. The Calgary 2026 bid corporation sent out an announcement at 10 p.m. M.T. Tuesday that included a letter […]
A recommendation will be brought forward to Calgary city council's Olympic assessment committee Tuesday to cancel the bid process for the 2026 Winter Olympics as well as the Nov. 13 plebiscite, CBC News has confirmed. The city and federal government were unable to reach a successful conclusion to funding talks on Monday. Coun. Joe Magliocca said if the negotiations […]
Effortless IVF bills itself as a more affordable alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization, but has been without a full-time doctor since it opened, prompting complaints of delays, confusion and frustration.
The Alberta government pledged $ 700 million on Friday for a potential Calgary Winter Olympics, with conditions. In a letter from Finance Minister Joe Ceci to Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science and sport, the province said the money is contingent on "the majority of Calgarians supporting the bid in the November 13th plebiscite." Another condition […]
Jill Young’s daughter, Cara Kernohan, died suddenly of a severe form of pre-eclampsia called HELLP syndrome. She was 35 weeks pregnant.
What began as a robust group of potential host cities for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to three remaining candidates. On Thursday, the IOC approved Calgary, Stockholm and a combined Italian bid involving Milan and the northern alpine region of Cortina d'Ampezzo to move forward with bids for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The bidding process […]