MOVEMBER KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 1st

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On your mark, get set and grow! The men’s cancer awareness initiative helps to raise funds and consciousness about male cancer.

The impact of prostate and testicular cancer is substantial, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men world wide. Men around Calgary will be shaving their moustaches on Saturday to grow them out for a full 30 days in support of fellow men who are undergoing treatment.”Mo Brothers” and “Mo Sistas”  can create online profiles to raise funds through donations.

In addition to men’s cancer, Movember also brings awareness to poor mental health and physical inactivity among men.

To make a profile or donation go to: https://ca.movember.com/

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Happy Halloween!

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Hallows Eve is up on us and safety is key.

Whether you’re going out or taking the kids trick or treating being alert is important.

Youngsters who are taking to the streets tomorrow should make sure their costumes are easily visible.

Reflective markers and flashlights are important to make sure that you have a safe time going house to house. As exciting as it is candy collecting is… make sure you mind  the rules of the road.

If you’re heading to the bar or to a house party… buddy system is always safest, make sure you don’t walk home alone and always plan to have a safe way to get home.

Keep the Spookiness at a level this Halloween!

Police upgrade charges in Calgary Stampede stabbing

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A man who was stabbed on the midway of the Calgary Stampede this summer has died as a result of his injuries.

Police were caled to a fight involving several individuals on the night of July 9th.

Two men were found with stab wounds and one was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Zakariya Abdow, 25, passed away Thursday as a result of his injuries.

The case is now considered Calgary’s 27th homicide of the year.

Police originally charged Rinato Toy with aggrivated assault and his charges have now been upgraded to manslaughter.

Police seeking witnesses to downtown slashing incident

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The Calgary Police Service is investigating after a man was slashed in the face downtown with a knife.
It happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday on the northwest corner of MacLeod Tr. and 7th Ave. S.W.
The man was approached by another man asking him for drugs and when the victim said ‘no’, the man pulled out a knife and began slashing the victim across the face before running away.
Investigators believe this incident was a random attack and are still searching for the suspect involved.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call police at (403) 266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at (403) 262-8477.

Alberta agriculture sector experiencing setbacks

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Abnormally dry weather and freak hail storms have impacted Alberta’s second largest sector.

The yield and quality of crops in the province were significantly reduced due to the adverse growing conditions.

Farmers have been turning to canola, straw, and slough hay to feed their animals.

Although this lack of feed has raised a number of concerns about the quality of meat going into the food system for consumers.

Canola has been known to have higher rates of nitrates which could even cause cancer.

In addition, some cases during these tough times force farmers to decide whether the feed quality is more important than the economic outcome.

NDP government green lights new long-term care and dementia spaces

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More long term care facilities have been approved for Alberta’s seniors.

The Affordable Supportive Living Initiative Program (ASLI) approved 25 news supportive projects Thursday.

The goal is to deliver long-term care to dementia patients across Alberta.

Each component of the project will be meeting with the government to finalize the number of spaces the projects will go ahead with.

ASLI funds will cover up to 50 percent of capital costs of the new spaces, with the remaining amounts coming fromn applicants.

Tourism spikes in Alberta mountains and parks

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Albertans might be looking to their own backyard for a vacation.
Travel Alberta reported some record breaking results Thursday in some of the province’s best tourist locations.
Waterton, Banff, and Jasper have all seen 10 to 30 percent increases in visitors in 2015.
The low dollar and weak energy have attracted more people to the mountains this season as the economy may have the opposite effect on Canadians who may choose to stay closer to home.
SAIT Tourism Instructor, Stephanie Mercredi, said there’s a couple reasons why more visitors are heading to the mountains.
“Simply because of the economy, people are doing more staycations instead of flying to Europe or going down to Disneyland,” she said.
However, Mercredi says she is still unsure as to why less people are heading to the province’s biggest cities like Calgary.