Sobeys bought Safeway, and now they’re finding themselves with several stores just minutes apart from one another.
Not even Sobeys knows exactly what’s going to happen with all the stores in its newly expanded grocery empire.
After the grocer’s parent company acquired Safeway’s Canadian operations in a $5.8-billion deal, Sobeys Inc. CEO Marc Poulin told The Canadian Press it was “too early to tell… at this stage” whether Safeway stores would be re-branded.
It’s been well over a year since the Costa Concordia ran aground off the small island of Giglio on Italy’s west coast, killing 32 passengers and crew.
Marine recovery experts have devised a complicated plan to roll the enormous cruise ship upright and tow it from the rocky seabed.
Pix the police dog is retiring today after eight years with the Calgary Police Service.
Here he is as a puppy when he joined the force in 2004.
See our story and more photos here.
Snarls, hisses and overall bad attitudes are evident in the photos readers are sending in for this this week’s YYC Photo Vote. The topic is grumpy pets and it’s not too late to share your photo for a chance to win!
See all the photos and find out how to enter here.
A few weeks ago, the Calgary Herald’s Pedal blogger Tom Babin asked cyclists, motorists and pedestrians for their thoughts on cyclist etiquette. The intention wasn’t to examine traffic laws, but rather explore ideas to guide our behaviour while obeying those laws. The response was huge, and hugely positive and inspiring.
INFOGRAPHIC: Check out the responses in full on the Pedal blog.
Strong, the Force is not. In Canada, at least.
Once numbering in the vicinity of 20,000, the ranks of those in this country who claim to be Jedi Knights have dwindled to fewer than half that figure, according to Statistics Canada’s first release of data from the 2011 National Household Survey.
“A lot less this time. I think there’s about 9,000 reporting Jedi,” said Jane Badets, a senior analyst at Statistics Canada.
The Secret Origin of Captain Expo
A true story in which our local hero rises from obscurity to the big time with his Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. But after nearly flaming out last year, can Kandrix Foong prove himself again and control the nerd-mania of 60,000 fans hitting the Stampede grounds next weekend?
Check out the origin story in Swerve by Heath McCoy and illustrated by Riley Rossmo.
Mount Royal University put several programs on the chopping block Tuesday as campus officials work to plug the institution’s $14-million budget hole.
MRU will also cut it’s nursing program intake by 210 spots.