SPOOKY SAIT TALES

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And now for some tales from the hallowed halls of SAIT Polytechnic.

Sometimes it can be a bad thing to take a good look in the mirror.

Washrooms may not seem to be the most popular hang out for ghostly apparitions, but for one washroom on campus…this spirit can’t help but admire your reflection.

According to reports, the men’s washroom on the 11th floor of the Senator Burns Building has an eerie presence…and we don’t mean the smell.

Apparently one student experienced a shadowy figure move across the mirror out of the corner of their eye.

Who knows what or who it may have been, but when All Hallows Eve arrives avoid the 11th floor.

In other spooky news,

If you find the time to take yourself away from your laptop and still hear the clicking of the keys you may not be alone.

SAIT has a rich history of military partnership.

During WWII, SAIT served as the second wireless training school for the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Typists were stationed on campus in the 1940’s as part of the centers training.

However some may have never stopped trying to write their story.

Reports from the 3rd hall floor of Heritage Hall tell tales of students hearing the clicking of key strokes.

Perhaps it’s the spirits from the 1940’s asking us if we can take a memo.

Happy Halloween from Qwest 103.

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Annual Calgary Poppy Fund launches

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The Calgary Poppy Fund launched its campaign Friday in support of veterans across the city.

Poppy boxes will start to appear at several locations across the city with all donations going to support the Veteran’s Food Bank.

The money will go towards 1,000 food hampers from the gerous help of households and corporations in Calgary.

The group will kick off their launch at 10:30 Saturday morning at Chinook Centre with a colour guard parade march.

An official ceremony will follow at 11 to pay tribute to fallen soldiers and their families.

Last year’s campaign raised $16.5 million across Canada.

Alberta MP Rona Ambrose to run for interim Conservative leadership

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There are now five candidates running for the interim leadership of the federal Conservative party.
The latest to declare will be be Alberta MP and former cabinet minister Rona Ambrose who will be in the contest where caucus decides on a leader Thursday.
Ambrose said she is well known for her civility in The House of Commons and believes a new respectful tone is what the Tories need after their defeat in the federal election.
She said the interim leader will need to cultivate a higher profile in the media to compete with communications savy rival Justin Trudeau.

Notley allocates $50 million to entrepreneurs

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was in Calgary Friday to announce a $50 million funding boost for entrepreneurs to get their idea off the ground.

The allocated money from the 2015 budget will allow the new Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) to provide Alberta companies with more access to capital.

The funding will be split up over two years with $25 million being available each year.

AEC’s use of government dollars has already resulted in a more than $290 million investment in Alberta businesses which have created more than 1,000 jobs in the province.

Bullying Stand Up!

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Calgary is getting a head start on bullying awareness week.

Our Lady of the Evergreen Elementary School got a special surprise from some TV stars this morning.

The school is being recognized for their bullying awareness skills.

The rally held today taught the kids some new tactics on how to deal with bullies and how to stand up for yourself and others.

Bullying awareness week is coming up in November and this elementary school is more than ready.

The kids finished the morning chanting don’t stand by… stand up to bullies.

Haunted YYC

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Calgary is filled with many tales of tragedy and ghostly spirits.

One of the most prominent haunted locations in YYC is the United Knox Church downtown.

The church opened its doors in 1883 and is filled with history amongst rumoured ghosts and multiplespirits said to roam the halls of the building.

Footsteps are often heard after hours and several members of the church have seen a women in early 20th century clothing wandering around.

Most churchgoers have seen the woman, but the most startling story out of the church is the an organizst who claims to have been slapped by a spirit while making a mistake playing hymns.

Another ghastly spot around the city is the Cross House located on 8th Ave. SE.

No called Rouge Restaurant, the building was build in 1891 by prominent Canadian, A.E. Cross.

The building has many tales of tragic deaths and ghostly spirits.

Cross’ two young children were terribly ill when they lived in the house and died in 1904 while he was seeking medicine.

Today, the Rouge Restaurant staff and customers still claim to hear the sounds of children laughing and even see appartitions of children playing.

Lastly, the Deane House on 9th Ave. S.E. is said to be the most haunted building in Calgary.

Executive Director of the Calgary Paranormal Investigators Association, Colin Bengert, says when his team investigated the house, one of their members had a terrifying experience.

“One of our members was looking inside of a small maintenance hatch and he opened this small door, put his head in with a flashlight, and something slapped him across the face,” Bengert said.

While some people fear the spirits, some paranormal investigators say the spirits are largely positive.

Daylight Savings Time

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Waking up on Monday morning might be a little easier with Daylight savings time a couple days away and our clocks being set back.
For most people daylight savings time either means getting an hour more of sleep, or losing an hour of sleep, but it does have it’s side effects.
People that are more susceptible to the affects of daylight savings time typically have a pre existing conditions such as sleep apnea or insomnia.
these conditions become magnified during day light savings time and can cause side effects of depression and anxiety.
there are Some things to help you get through daylight savings time.
some of the proven methods to help cope are getting lots of natural sunlight, exercising and not taking a nap during the day.