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COACH PUT HIS OWN STAMP ON HOCKEY space
He had a remarkable string of successes with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, influencing the likes of Mike Babcock and Barry Trotz
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By ALLAN MAKI
Friday, May 18, 2018 – Page B22
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-- It was a borrowed bit of philosophy that defined the acclaimed hockey coach Clare Drake oh so splendidly: ''It's amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.''  FULL STORY arrow
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For Humboldt survivors, ex-coach offers empathetic ear space
Dave Hunchak knows all about dark places and was only too willing to engage in 'difficult talks' with those seeking solace
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Page A18
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-- hen he was called in to W help, there was no hesitation. Dave Hunchak was in Kamloops, B.C., and jumped on a plane headed to Saskatoon. The former hockey coach was later taken to the city's Royal University Hospital, where he mixed with parents and friends, offering his experience as someone too familiar with despair.  FULL STORY arrow
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Controversial venture capitalist loses bid to avoid securities fines space
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By ALLAN MAKI, RENATA D'ALIESIO
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Page A11
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-- The B.C. venture capitalist who promised then failed to deliver millions of dollars for neuroscience research must make good on an unrelated $100,000 fine for fraud he owes the provincial securities regulator.  FULL STORY arrow
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COUNCILLOR WATCHED BASEBALL WITH CASTRO space
During his tenure as Edmonton's longest-serving elected official, he became involved in its sports scene, organized championships and wrote rule books
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By ALLAN MAKI
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Page B17
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-- Ron Hayter was everywhere and into everything, working variously as a journalist, sports advocate and city councillor. When his fellow Edmontonians needed something done, the first call usually went to him, the man with the connections.  FULL STORY arrow
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Controversial venture capitalist sues BCSC and B.C. government, seeking $480-million space
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By RENATA D'ALIESIO, ALLAN MAKI
Friday, April 27, 2018 – Page A10
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TORONTO, CALGARY -- A B.C. venture capitalist who bluffed his way into the world of neuroscience last year will face off against the securities regulator in a Vancouver courtroom on Friday.Michael Savage, 57, was reprimanded a decade ago for committing fraud after he misrepresented his telecom business and duped investors. He was fined $100,000 and banned from engaging in investor relations. But Mr. Savage never paid the penalty and is now countersuing the regulator, the provincial government and other parties for $480-million.  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary City Council votes to continue Olympic bid space
Organizers have estimated the process will cost $4.6-billion and run a deficit
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By ALLAN MAKI
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Page A13
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CALGARY -- Calgary City Council voted on Monday to keep a potential Olympic bid alive as the city prepares for a fall plebiscite on the issue.Two council votes kept alive the city's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which bid organizers have estimated will cost $4.6-billion and run a deficit, while forming a committee to give councillors a direct role overseeing the process.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI AND CARRIE TAIT
Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Page B15
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-- They will wear a commemorative patch on their jerseys and a special decal on their helmets, all for the Humboldt Broncos. But the head coach of the Nipawin Hawks always believed the most meaningful way to pay tribute to their shattered rival would come from getting back on the ice and playing.  FULL STORY arrow
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Four giant pandas settle into new home at Calgary Zoo space
Fresh bamboo from Beijing and luxury accommodations help celebrity visitors adjust
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, March 31, 2018 – Page A10
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CALGARY -- They can't be seen by the public, not for another month at least. But the giant pandas of China have pulled into Calgary like rock stars on their biggest tour, like headliners at a panda-palooza.  FULL STORY arrow
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Ottawa, Alberta back Calgary's 2026 Olympic bid, hinging on plebiscite space
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By ALLAN MAKI
Friday, March 30, 2018 – Page A9
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CALGARY -- The Alberta and federal governments have agreed to support Calgary's potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, but only if the city holds a successful plebiscite.Calgary has spent millions exploring a potential bid and while city council voted earlier in March to continue with the process, that was contingent on the province and Ottawa chipping in to cover the $30-million bid. The city wanted those costs split roughly three ways.  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary votes to proceed with Olympic bid - but only with federal, provincial support space
Pivotal decision reached after marathon city council meeting, though significant budgetary concerns persist
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By ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Page A8
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CALGARY -- Calgary is pressing ahead with a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, but the city says it still needs federal and provincial money before it can proceed and is promising to bring the public onside.  FULL STORY arrow
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RECRUITER PUT ARGOS 'BACK ON THE MAP' space
He assembled the 1971 Argonauts, a collection of characters remembered as the best team never to win a Grey Cup
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By ALLAN MAKI
Monday, February 26, 2018 – Page B24
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-- In a previous life, Toronto Argonauts' former head coach Leo Cahill must have been a sideshow hawker, the guy who worked the circus crowd by telling it of the wondrous and uncommon attractions that waited for them inside the tent.  FULL STORY arrow
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WRITER COVERED OLYMPICS AROUND THE WORLD space
During his four decades as a Globe sportswriter, he became known for his encyclopedic knowledge and generous spirit
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By ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, February 1, 2018 – Page B23
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-- To those who knew him and relied on his expertise, sports writer James Christie, who died on Saturday at the age of 65, was the encyclopedia that walked like a man. No fact was too obscure; no detail too small. If you needed to know how many Olympic gold medals Austria has won in alpine skiing, you went to him. If you needed to know who best to quote to add depth to a story - a coach, an administrator - you asked Jim Christie.  FULL STORY arrow
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University of Calgary athlete barred from campus space
The student, convicted of sexual interference, is the focus of a debate over safety and alleged special treatment
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By KELLY CRYDERMAN, ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Page A10
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CALGARY -- Connor Neurauter has not been expelled from the University of Calgary. But the 21-year-old student is not welcome on campus either - and will be escorted off the grounds by security guards if he happens to show up for classes in the months ahead.  FULL STORY arrow
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The student, convicted of sexual interference, is the focus of a debate over safety and alleged special treatment
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By KELLY CRYDERMAN, ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Page A16
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CALGARY -- Connor Neurauter has not been expelled from the University of Calgary. But the 21-year-old student is not welcome on campus either - and will be escorted off the grounds by security guards if he happens to show up for classes in the months ahead.  FULL STORY arrow
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Canada's love affair with the world junior hockey tournament is a passion play that has become a holiday-season tradition. It has its roots in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, when they turned the lights out on the fighters and ignited the flames of Canadian hockey patriotism,
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Saturday, December 23, 2017 – Page S1
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-- He knows the ritual; how the country is primed to project its pride and lofty expectations onto a group of hockey-playing teenage boys. He knows, too, what that felt like and what people continue to say about him - not just what he did all those years ago, but what he didn't do.  FULL STORY arrow
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Review into boxer's death calls for new safety protocols space
Anonymous tip line, better records among suggestions put forth by independent consultant
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Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- An independent review into the death of Edmonton fighter Tim Hague has not only recommended better record keeping of previous results and head injuries - information that would have kept Hague under a medical suspension - it calls for an anonymous tip line so people can voice concerns, such as whether a fighter is healthy enough to be allowed to compete.  FULL STORY arrow
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By RENATA D'ALIESIO, ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Page A1
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-- The military ceremony honouring Corporal John Unrau was bittersweet for his family.After working in the army for two decades and deploying to Bosnia and Afghanistan, Cpl. Unrau, 42, was in chronic pain and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when he ended his life on Canada Day in 2015.  FULL STORY arrow
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Newcomers settling in the Prairies instead of urban centres
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By DAKSHANA BASCARAMURTY, ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Page A8
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-- Whether they are Filipina women looking for work as caregivers in Regina, or Syrian families trading a chaotic life in a refugee camp for a calmer one in Lethbridge, Alta., a larger portion of Canada's immigrants are skipping over traditional newcomer centres such as Toronto and Vancouver and settling in the Prairie provinces.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Page S2
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-- He's been a photographer and an author and once hosted a children's television show in Calgary.Before that, he appeared in a short-subject feature that was nominated for an Academy Award. Now, Eddie Hunter has a new claim: He's about to become an 82-year customer at a Banff-area ski resort. Before he picked up his season pass, the 91-year-old Albertan talked to Allan Maki about life and the Zen of skiing  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Cody Kusch and the Seafair Minor Hockey Association of Richmond, B.C., have heard the rebukes - baseline testing for children before they suffer a concussion is neither required nor reliable nor recommended. For Kusch, a vice-president of the association who was just 14 when his career as a player ended with a concussion and a fractured neck, those words are perturbing - ''100 per cent.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Politics, personality and passion shape battle over arena space
Carrie Tait and Allan Maki lift the veil of secrecy on the fiery negotiations between Calgary's mayor, council and Flames ownership on a new facility
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By CARRIE TAIT, ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- On July 28, the president of the Calgary Flames wrote a letter to the city's mayor. The hockey club wanted something it had never had and felt it badly needed: a private meeting between the NHL team's owners, the mayor and city council to explain the Flames' position in negotiations over a new arena.  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary's need for public funds in doubt space
While Edmonton thrives with a new arena, insider says Flames' home doesn't need a boost, making the cost a tough sell to taxpayers
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Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- Dan Mason can see the benefits for both sides. The Edmonton Oilers have their new arena and the city has the downtown revitalization kick-start it was hoping for. Better still; the finances look to be holding up, thanks to the hard-scrabble negotiations between a wealthy team owner and city council.  FULL STORY arrow
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Flames owner eyes more than just an arena space
CSEC proposal calls for option to buy and develop land, slice of Stampede Casino revenue and all parking revenue from major events
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By CARRIE TAIT, ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Page A7
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CALGARY -- The partnership that owns the Calgary Flames proposed a deal for a new arena that would give the private company a chance to transform into the real estate developer for a potentially lucrative new community, according to documents obtained by The Globe and Mail.  FULL STORY arrow
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Flames owner eyes more than just an arena space
Proposal calls for option to buy and develop land, a slice of Stampede Casino revenue and all parking revenue from major events
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Saturday, October 7, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- The partnership that owns the Calgary Flames proposed a deal for a new arena that would give the private company a chance to transform into the real estate developer for a potentially lucrative new community, according to documents obtained by The Globe and Mail.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Friday, October 6, 2017 – Page A9
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-- Tom McClintock will applaud every new government initiative that takes aim at preventing further suicides in the Canadian military. ''Anything is better than nothing,'' said the father of retired Corporal Sean McClintock, who took his own life in February, 2016.  FULL STORY arrow
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Co-ordinated effort will address how mental-health risk is handled during deployment as well as how ill and wounded members and their families are supported afterward
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Friday, October 6, 2017 – Page A1
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OTTAWA, MONTREAL, CALGARY -- The Canadian military and government are adopting a more aggressive strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers and veterans, committing to overhaul how mental-health risk is handled during deployments and how seriously ill members and their families are supported at home.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, October 6, 2017 – Page A9
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-- On Thursday, Bonnie Rushowick received news the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs had unveiled their comprehensive suicide-prevention strategy. Come Tuesday, she and her husband Geoff will receive the Memorial Cross in Yorkton, Sask., for having lost their son, Captain Patrick Rushowick, to suicide in June, 2013.  FULL STORY arrow
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Trade magazine succumbs to upheaval in media and energy industries as print edition ends, but it will continue online
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Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- At its monthly peak, Oilweek magazine was 130 pages of insight and influence. Its editors and writers covered the gamut, from Alberta's glorious highs - oil being sold for $147.27 (U.S.) a barrel in July, 2008 - to its crippling lows - oil for less than $30 a barrel in February, 2016.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Ken King, the president of the organization that owns the Calgary Flames, made his first public appearance Monday since announcing the end of negotiations with the city over a new arena, but he refused to explain his club's position in the increasingly testy spat.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Page S2
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-- Brett Wilson is a Calgary-based businessman, investment banker and charity fundraiser. He's also part owner of the NHL's Nashville Predators, which makes him a unique observer of the Calgary Flames' highly charged talks with city officials about a new arena. Wilson offered his perspective to Allan Maki  FULL STORY arrow
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Flames, Calgary at odds over arena cost space
Club owner's latest proposal would see it pay $275-million toward building, but city expresses doubts that it will chip in that much
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Friday, September 22, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames proposed their hometown pay $225-million toward the cost of a new arena while the NHL club's owners contribute $275-million upfront, according to documents the sports organization released on Thursday as it duels with the city through news releases and pie charts.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Page S2
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-- Bret (The Hitman) Hart faced his share of scoundrels and heels in the wrestling ring. Outside it, he has managed to overcome a stroke and the villainous prostate cancer. His oldest brother wasn't so fortunate. As the Calgary spokesman for Sunday's Terry Fox Run, Mr. Hart tells Allan Maki he will be out to honour his brother and a Canadian hero ''who is on a pedestal by himself'  FULL STORY arrow
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City of Calgary, Flames clash over new arena space
Council rejects hockey team owners' demands that it pay for extra police, waive transit fees on game days
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 – Page A22
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CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames, in negotiations with local politicians over a new $555-million arena, demanded the city pick up the tab for extra police needed at games and let people ride transit to the facility for free when the team is playing, according to multiple municipal sources.  FULL STORY arrow
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Flames go on an arena power play space
NHL team demands that Calgary pay a big proportion of new rink costs while exempting it from rent and property taxes, source says
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Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- The owners of the Calgary Flames are demanding Alberta's largest city pay for a significant chunk of a proposed new arena and exempt the NHL club from property taxes and rent, all while refusing to open their books as the two sides negotiate, according to a municipal insider.  FULL STORY arrow
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Flames no longer interested in a new Calgary arena space
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By ALLAN MAKI, CARRIE TAIT
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Citing ''spectacularly unproductive meetings'' with city council, the Calgary Flames said Tuesday they are no longer interested in pursuing a new arena, although team officials are not exactly sure what that means for the future of the NHL franchise.  FULL STORY arrow
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Meet football's newest piece of technology: a remote-controlled dummy that lets practice get aggressive without turning dangerous
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By ALLAN MAKI, CARRIE TAIT
Friday, September 8, 2017 – Page A4
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CALGARY -- Rookie linebacker Devin Derouin, hovering around the 35-yard line in an empty McMahon Stadium, takes a run at an opponent racing down the sidelines and makes a hard tackle - a major no-no during practices in the age of concussions and safety precautions.  FULL STORY arrow
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Baylor letter played role in Briles's hiring space
Reports indicate university lawyer's message to coach fired after sexual-abuse scandal was shown to Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Page S5
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-- The incendiary saga of Art Briles took another twist on Friday when a carefully worded letter from Baylor University was made public, a letter the 61year-old football coach used to find work after a series of alleged sexual assaults and rapes involving football players rocked the Texas university.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY, HAMILTON, TORONTO -- After a day of watching his football team torn to pieces by angry fans, sponsors and media across North America, Hamilton Tiger-Cats' owner Bob Young said it was his fault that coach Art Briles had been hired despite his role in a sexual-assault scandal at Baylor University in Texas.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 – Page A1
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CALGARY -- When he tees up Thursday with his eye on history, he won't be thinking of the rusty putter he found in the family garage, the childhood link to the game he believes saved his life. He won't be thinking either of the kindly teaching pro who took him in or the 14 surgeries he underwent to rebuild his left hand and rotate his left leg, operations that left him with permanent numbness along the left side of his body.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Page S2
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-- More than 60 staff employing 10 helicopters are fighting to keep B.C.'s Verdant Creek wildfire from crossing the Continental Divide into Alberta. It's a fierce confrontation in a fire season that may set record numbers. Jeff Weir is the manager of Parks Canada fire management. He spoke to Allan Maki about what it takes to be successful against the forces of nature  FULL STORY arrow
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Proposed $391.82-million budget for 2026 Games venues would benefit private interests, but raises doubts on bang for taxpayer buck
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Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Page A7
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CALGARY -- A bout two-thirds of the money needed to renovate and build venues necessary for Calgary to host the 2026 Winter Olympics would be spent upgrading two privately controlled ski resorts and on facilities that would either be torn down or leave little benefit to the city and surrounding area after the Games, The Globe and Mail has found after examining the master plan recommended to city council.  FULL STORY arrow
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Budget proposal would benefit private interests but leave questions over what taxpayers will get out of the estimated $391.82-million plan to prepare venues for the 2026 Winter Games
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Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- About two-thirds of the money needed to renovate and build venues necessary for Calgary to host the 2026 Winter Olympics would be spent upgrading two privately controlled ski resorts and on facilities that would either be torn down or leave little benefit to the city and surrounding area after the Games, The Globe and Mail has found after examining the master plan recommended to city council.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Page S2
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-- Dave King is going full circle - back to coaching a Canadian Olympic hockey team that isn't filled entirely with NHL stars. Earlier this week, Hockey Canada announced its management team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and included Mr. King, 69, who steered Canada to a silver medal at the 1992 Games in Albertville, France. He spoke to Allan Maki about his Olympic return and the emotions behind it  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Page A6
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-- When Steve Podborski talks about head injuries, he ends up talking about broken hearts, about parents who see their children killed or left brain-damaged for life when the right decisions may have prevented it.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, July 27, 2017 – Page S1
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-- As a player and a man, Carlton (Cookie) Gilchrist was outspoken, often erratic. He once refused to be part of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame when tabbed for membership, in part because he believed he hadn't been paid enough during his career.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- After the heartache of not qualifying for Sochi, Cassie Hawrysh had badly wanted a better run-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. What she got was funding cuts and coaching changes and, for her part, not enough top placings to salvage her dream.  FULL STORY arrow
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Autopsy of former CFL defensive lineman's brain shows extensive CTE space
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By ALLAN MAKI
Friday, July 7, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Former BC Lions' defensive lineman Rick Klassen may have died of lymphoma last December, but an autopsy of his brain has shown extensive chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurological disease that has led to such suspected symptoms as erratic behaviour and dementia.  FULL STORY arrow
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New CFL commissioner no stranger to challenges space
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Beaten and completely bewildered, Randy Ambrosie was left thinking his second game in the Canadian Football League may have been his last.The rookie offensive lineman had been taken to school by Nick Hebeler, the BC Lions' defensive lineman, who almost singlehandedly dominated the Calgary Stampeders' offence that day in 1985. Sitting at his locker after the game, Ambrosie looked shell-shocked, possibly even bound for a new career.  FULL STORY arrow
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NHL enforcer was Gretzky's protector space
The tough on-ice pugilist once fought a charity bout in the ring against Muhammad Ali in Edmonton
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By ALLAN MAKI
Friday, June 30, 2017 – Page S6
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-- To his Edmonton Oilers teammates he was known as Semenk or Sammy; to his National Hockey League rivals, he was that man to be feared, a chiseled-faced, stone-cold bodyguard who made sure no one so much as cast an evil eye at Wayne Gretzky.  FULL STORY arrow
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Boxer's death sparks debate over safety space
Should Tim Hague, who suffered three knockout blows to the head before his fatal fight, have been allowed to enter the ring at all?
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Page A5
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CALGARY -- Questions surrounding the death of Alberta fighter Tim Hague extend beyond the referee, who could have stopped the onesided bout, to what may be the most troubling query - why was Mr. Hague allowed to box when he should have been medically suspended?  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Questions surrounding the death of Alberta fighter Tim Hague extend beyond the referee, who could have stopped the onesided bout, to what may be the most troubling query - why was Mr. Hague allowed to box when he should have been medically suspended?  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, June 23, 2017 – Page S4
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CALGARY -- Medals still matter, but developing Canada's next Olympic and Paralympic athletes needs to be more of a focal point, according to a Sport Canada review released Thursday.A look at the organization's Targeted Excellence Approach surveyed 1,000-plus athletes, coaches and sport administrators, and concluded Canada wants to field competitive teams at the Summer and Winter Olympics and Paralympics while also funding next-generation athletes for their kick at the podium. As Sport Canada said in its release, ''Winning medals for Canada will always be important, but it cannot be the only measure of success.''  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Page S2
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-- He has been a lawyer, a political junkie and a four-time Liberal candidate. Now, at 77, Calgary's Darryl Raymaker is an author. His book - Trudeau's Tango, Alberta Meets Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-1972, officially released this week - chronicles the Liberal Party's Western workings during Trudeau's rise to prominence. Raymaker, also known for his karaoke singing at a neighbourhood pizza place, speaks with Allan Maki  FULL STORY arrow
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Controversial treatment, available through a clinic in Calgary, said to be helpful for people suffering long-term concussion symptoms
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Saturday, June 3, 2017 – Page A8
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CALGARY -- There was a time when his eyes and brain were at odds with one another. He would try reading a book and found he couldn't follow the words beyond four pages or even remember what he had just read. He was perpetually tired.  FULL STORY arrow
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Controversial treatment, available through a clinic in Calgary and popular with ex-NHLers, is said to be helpful for people suffering from ADHD or long-term symptoms from concussions
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Saturday, June 3, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- There was a time when his eyes and brain were at odds with one another. He would try reading a book and found he couldn't follow the words beyond four pages or even remember what he had just read. He was perpetually tired. He needed help.  FULL STORY arrow
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Berth in Stanley Cup final overwhelming for former assistant coach Peterson, who has been dealing with Parkinson's disease
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Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Page S6
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CALGARY -- With a minute to play, and the Nashville Predators joyously assured of advancing to the Stanley Cup final, Brent Peterson turned off his microphone and sobbed.It was all too much to take in - his 13 seasons as the team's associate coach, the diagnosis, the surgery and now his time as colour commentator on the Predators' radio broadcasts. All of that triggered what neurologists call the Pseudobulbar affect, the uncontrollable stirrings that can come with Parkinson's disease.  FULL STORY arrow
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While parity has not been reached, an increasing number of women are in positions of influence in Canadian sports
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By ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- When Tricia Smith was younger and on her way to athletic glory, her mother offered some advice, ''Don't beat the boys at school. It makes them feel bad.''Beating the boys didn't motivate Smith. She simply wanted to be the best she could be. It turned out that attitude helped take her to a place she never imagined at a time when a meaningful number of power brokers in Canadian amateur sport are women - and there's no reason to feel bad about it.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Jeff Cyre has packed up his family and the family dog and headed east towing his green-hued travel trailer dubbed Kermit. For the next four months, the unemployed Calgary oil and gas man will be driving across the country to take in Canada's 150th birthday celebrations and all that Canada has to offer. Allan Maki reports  FULL STORY arrow
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A Calgary man has packed up his family and will be driving across the country to take in the sesquicentennial celebrations in a green-hued travel trailer
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Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Page A6
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-- So how many times have you seen National Lampoon's Vacation and pictured yourself as Clark Griswold behind the wheel?Yeah, the Griswolds. They were going to California [to take in the Walley World theme park]. They had a big old station wagon. We don't have one ...We're a camping family and we've been doing this for about six or seven years whereby we've been camping all over Alberta and B.C. We typically go for a week. Then two, three years ago, we thought, ''Wouldn't it be really cool to take the kids across the country?'' because my parents had done it when I was 10 and [Cyre's wife] Shelley was from the East Coast, so it made sense to check it out.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- Prolonged rest is no longer the best recommendation for people who have suffered concussions, says a document published Wednesday in the British Journal of Sport Medicine, which calls for concussion sufferers to rest only a day or two then get back on their feet.  FULL STORY arrow
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Injuries sustained after being 'violently' struck by Calgary defenceman Dennis Wideman forced Don Henderson to stop working
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Friday, April 21, 2017 – Page S6
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CALGARY -- NHL linesman Don Henderson has finally responded to the hit from behind that knocked him to the ice and left him unable to work again. The veteran linesman has filed a statement of claim against the Calgary Flames and defenceman Dennis Wideman, seeking $10.25-million in damages from the Jan. 27, 2016 incident at Scotiabank Saddledome.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Page S8
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-- The story is true, right down to the lawn chair and punch line.It was the summer of 1973 and the Edmonton Eskimos were holding their training camp at the Holy Redeemer Christian College. Back in those days, Canadian Football League training camps ran especially long, each team having to endure four preseason games. Players were allowed to play their way into shape.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Page S2
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-- Willie deWit was supposed to be the Great White Hope, boxing's next big thing, a heavyweight with a punch that could floor an elephant. It didn't quite happen that way. What he did become was a successful criminal-defence lawyer who, at 55, is a newly appointed judge to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. The 1984 Olympic silver medalist spoke with The Globe and Mail's Allan Maki.  FULL STORY arrow
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Dubbed 'Sugarfoot,' he held down many roles in life, but is especially remembered for his time playing for the Calgary Stampeders
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Page S12
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CALGARY -- If he liked you, really liked you, he would take you for a ride in his prized 1955 Oldsmobile and show you the sights. See that office building? He was on the construction crew that made it happen. See that street corner?  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Page S2
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-- At 47, Dail Croome walked away from a career in the oil and gas sector to chase a dream alongside his two sons. Their goal was to make it in the music biz. That was two years ago. These days, their band Daring Greatly, with its ''hippie rock'' sound, played at the National Music Centre in Calgary after opening for Bon Jovi in Las Vegas. Mr. Croome spoke to The Globe and Mail's Allan Maki What compelled you to make such a drastic career change?  FULL STORY arrow
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Bodychecking rule has led to fewer injuries space
Researchers at the University of Calgary found that concussions dropped after ban introduced at pee-wee level
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- The 2013 decision to disallow body checking at minor hockey's pee-wee level has produced major results, according to a University of Calgary study that will be presented at an International Olympic Committee world conference in Monaco.  FULL STORY arrow
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Concussion centre discovers chronic traumatic encephalopathy in patient who had been suffering with ALS, motor-neuron disease
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Friday, March 3, 2017 – Page A4
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-- The Canadian Concussion Centre has made a curious find - chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE - in the brain of a patient who never had a concussion or traumatic brain injury.The Toronto-based CCC announced its discovery Thursday hailing it as ''the first known case of its kind.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Philadelphia-born football pro was proud of his Canadian career, after facing obstacles in the United States because of his race
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Monday, February 27, 2017 – Page S8
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-- Having just been sworn in as a Canadian citizen, Bernie Custis, the Philadelphia-born former U.S. university star athlete, was asked by the attending judge to tell the others gathered that day what it meant to be Canadian.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Page S1
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-- The race to eradicate poverty has moved to the forefront of issues confronting Alberta's cities, large and small. The provincial capital has End Poverty Edmonton, a 10year plan to address the more than 100,000 people living in poverty. In Calgary, Enough For All: The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative is working to help the more than 114,000 people who live below the poverty line.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Page S1
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-- The race to eradicate poverty has moved to the forefront of issues confronting Alberta's cities, large and small. The provincial capital has End Poverty Edmonton, a 10-year plan to address the more than 100,000 people living in poverty. In Calgary, Enough For All: The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative is working to help the more than 114,000 people who live below the poverty line.  FULL STORY arrow
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Officials are working on a standardized set of rules around baseline testing and return to play to replace the current patchwork
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Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Page S11
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CALGARY -- Ty Pozzobon's death is about to create something he never got in life: a standardized set of rules and procedures that could have tracked his concussion problems and prevented him from riding bulls too soon after he had injured his brain.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Page S2
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-- Mention Frank King and Albertans automatically associate him with the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. As chairman of the local organizing committee, Mr. King helped run what International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch called ''the best Winter Olympic Games ever organized.' With Calgary deciding whether to bid on the 2026 Winter Games, Mr. King spoke with The Globe and Mail's Allan Maki  FULL STORY arrow
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Many venues from the 1988 Games would require major upgrades or replacement at a time of 'fiscal caution' for Alberta
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By ALLAN MAKI, CARRIE TAIT
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Page A8
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CALGARY -- Calgary's Olympic boosters have their eyes on two years: 1988 and 2026.The city is considering whether to bid on the 2026 Winter Olympics. A handful of towers and tracks built when the city presented the 1988 Winter Olympics, they argue, could be recycled, giving the city a better chance of securing the 2026 iteration of the sporting celebration.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Page S3
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Many venues from 1988 Games would require major upgrades or replacement at a time of 'fiscal caution' for Alberta, Allan Maki and Carrie Tait report
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Calgary's Olympic boosters have their eyes on two years: 1988 and 2026.The city is considering whether to bid on the 2026 Winter Olympics. A handful of towers and tracks built when the city played host to the 1988 Winter Olympics, they argue, could be recycled, giving the city a better chance of securing the 2026 edition of the sporting celebration.  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary has less time to mull Games bid space
Master hosting plan for 2026 Olympics was to be presented to city council in December, but now will not be available until April
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – Page A4
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CALGARY -- The public will have much less time than originally expected to provide input on whether Calgary should bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games once the first major feasibility report is released only five months before Calgary must signal its intention with the International Olympic Committee.  FULL STORY arrow
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Outspoken Calgary bishop steps down space
Clergyman who made headlines for publicly criticizing national leaders and their political decisions is retiring for health reasons
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By ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Page A4
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CALGARY -- He decried gays and politicians, abortion and gambling. Whatever the issue, whatever the fallout, Calgary Bishop Fred Henry was never afraid of using the media to speak his mind as freely as if he was delivering a Sunday sermon.  FULL STORY arrow
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Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Page S1
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-- When Mark Daley first tabulated the results, he thought he might be wrong. They seemed too obvious; ''like a lab exercise that I set for students.''And yet there it was - a way to tell if someone had suffered a concussion, and all it required was a drop of their blood.  FULL STORY arrow
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'We have so much more to learn,' says Canadian researcher studying athletes' brains in the search for elusive answers
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, December 31, 2016 – Page S5
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-- Rick Klassen's brain is suspended in a container of formaldehyde located inside a laboratory at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. His brain was procured Dec. 10 when the former B.C. Lion and Saskatchewan Roughrider died of lymphoma at the age of 57.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Thursday, December 29, 2016 – Page S3
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-- It was terribly, tragically ironic.A concerned mom raises her son in a neighbourhood near Detroit's violent core and watches him grow up to be a fine man, a Michigan State football star who had signed on to play for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- It's Saturday night at Arena D inside the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park and things are not going well for the Calgary Pioneers. The team is missing several players because of holiday-season obligations. It is also being outshot 25-9 in a 1-0 game.  FULL STORY arrow
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The Calgary Pioneers are modern-day trailblazers - the first openly gay men's hockey team in Alberta
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Saturday, December 24, 2016 – Page A8
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CALGARY -- It's Saturday night at Arena D inside the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park and things are not going well for the Calgary Pioneers. The team is missing several players because of holiday season obligations. It is also being outshot 25-9 in a 1-0 game.  FULL STORY arrow
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Making hockey more inclusive, on and off the ice space
The Calgary Pioneers are modern-day trailblazers - the first openly gay men's hockey team in Alberta
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Saturday, December 24, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- It's Saturday night at Arena D inside the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park and things are not going well for the Calgary Pioneers. The team is missing several players because of holiday season obligations. It is also being outshot 25-9 in a 1-0 game.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- At home in the Calgary Stampeders' dressing room, his locker remains untouched, his helmet and shoulder pads at the ready as if Mylan Hicks will stop by at any moment to prepare for practice.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Page S3
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-- In his first season as a head coach, former quarterback Dave Dickenson took the Calgary Stampeders to 15 wins and the best record in the Canadian Football League. A victory over the B.C. Lions in Sunday's West Final would put the Stampeders in the 104th Grey Cup game. Mr. Dickenson spoke to Allan Maki about an early misstep, a devastating loss and how thankful he is to have stopped playing before he suffered more concussions  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Page S1
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-- It was only a 46-game stint with the Calgary Stampeders, but oh, was it memorable. That's how Lary Kuharich operated. He lived quietly but coached loudly. He was as inflexible as cement, as brassy as a horn section. His players both loved and loathed him.  FULL STORY arrow
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Veterans criticize Ottawa's consultations space
Committee members ask the government to make it easier to access benefits and improve the transition to civilian life
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By LES PERREAUX, RENATA D'ALIESIO, ALLAN MAKI
Friday, November 11, 2016 – Page A14
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MONTREAL, TORONTO, CALGARY -- An information vacuum, bureaucratic intransigence and a lack of leadership are stalling action to combat a growing suicide problem, several former soldiers serving as mental health advisers to the Veterans Affairs Minister say.  FULL STORY arrow
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At least 70 soldiers and vets died by suicide after serving on the Afghanistan mission, a growing cohort excluded from official tallies. Thirty-one accounts, many from loved ones who shared their stories for the first time, reveal patterns of PTSD, broken relationships, alcohol abuse, inadequate treatment - and a system that failed them
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By RENATA D'ALIESIO, LES PERREAUX, ALLAN MAKI
Friday, November 4, 2016 – Page A1
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TORONTO, MONTREAL, CALGARY -- They were sons of bankers, miners and infanteers. They were strongmen and endurance runners. They were husbands and fathers who took their children camping and taught them how to play shinny on backyard rinks.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, November 4, 2016 – Page A7
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-- At least 70 soldiers and vets died by suicide after deploying during the Afghanistan mission. Thirty-one families shared their stories, many of them for the first time, with The Globe and Mail's Renata D'Aliesio, Les Perreaux and Allan Maki  FULL STORY arrow
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, October 15, 2016 – Page S2
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-- Rather than lash out after finding the door to their building smashed and a burned copy of the Koran, along with a threatening letter, the director of the ICSC shares with Allan Maki his measured reply  FULL STORY arrow
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'Last night we had the most devastating loss we could,' Calgary quarterback says after teammate is killed outside nightclub
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By ALLAN MAKI
Monday, September 26, 2016 – Page A7
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CALGARY -- It was a game worth celebrating for the Calgary Stampeders. Not only had they beaten the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a late and dramatic field goal, the victory had assured the Stampeders a berth in November's Grey Cup run.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Page S2
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-- As the Toronto International Film Festival winds down, its Calgary counterpart is gearing up for a 12-day run. Calgary International Film Festival executive director Steve Schroeder told The Globe and Mail that Calgary may not have Hollywood A-listers working its red carpet, but it will be just fine, Allan Maki writes  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, August 27, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- The battle over Parkinson's disease is more than a race to find a cure; it is also a jurisdictional spat that has pitted Parkinson Canada against Parkinson Alberta over revenue sharing and a possible trademark infringement.  FULL STORY arrow
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As Kelly Sutherland edges towards the end of his chuckwagon racing days, he fears for the future of his sport
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By ALLAN MAKI
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- One more round, says the man who has won it, done it all.One last go-round from Ponoka to Strathmore, Alta., over to Dawson Creek, B.C., then back to Alberta and Rocky Mountain House.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Page S2
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-- In the hallowed sport of kings, Kyle Fargey is the stableboy who made good. He started at the bottom, mucking out barns and shovelling manure before practising hard enough to become a professional polo player. He is also the director of a riding academy at the Calgary Polo Club, which begins its 126th year in operation on Canada Day.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- It happens - people see a mysterious object hovering overhead, unfamiliar in origin, lit up like a casino slot machine. And some of those people know the right person to call - a man in Manitoba whose home office is crammed with 5,000 books, 5,000 magazines and 17,000 files that include witness statements, videos and photographs. It is a vast information centre on a subject that polarizes people faster than a Donald Trump campaign promise.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Page S6
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CALGARY -- It happens - people see a mysterious object hovering overhead, unfamiliar in origin, lit-up like a casino slot machine. And some of those people know the right person to call - a man in Manitoba whose home office is crammed with 5,000 books, 5,000 magazines and 17,000 files that include witness statements, videos and photographs. It is a vast information centre on a subject that polarizes people faster than a Donald Trump campaign promise.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, June 24, 2016 – Page A1
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CALGARY -- After months of turmoil at the Canadian Olympic Committee that have seen its former president resign amid sexual harassment allegations, the departure of its chef de mission for the Rio Olympics and an overhaul of its board of governors, the COC has asked John Furlong to help capture future glory with a successful bid.  FULL STORY arrow
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Russian track athletes banned from Olympics space
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Saturday, June 18, 2016 – Page S1
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MONTREAL, CALGARY -- Tempting as it may be to view the Olympic ban slapped on Russia's track and field federation as a watershed moment in the battle against cheaters, experts warn it's not providential for anyone - in Canada or elsewhere - to feel too smug about it.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Page S2
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-- To the top of Mount Everest, to the highest peak in Iraq, to cycling his way through the Arctic, Laval St. Germain has made a second career out of testing his limits. His regular job? Piloting Arctic-bound flights. Now, the Calgarian is preparing for an epic adventure with a twist - rowing 4,500 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean. Alone. He spoke to Allan Maki about why he's doing it  FULL STORY arrow
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