After two consecutive upsets, the Calgary Flames headed into the battle of Alberta desperate for a win.
Coach Glen Gulutzan showed his disappointment with the team in a profanity fueled rant at practice the day before the game.
The Flames came out looking ready to play their hearts out, and after a hard fought battle, they managed to grab the big “W” against their division rivals.
Mike Smith was perfect, stopping all of the 28 shots he faced in his second game back after a lengthy break.
Now the Flames need to win the majority of their 12 remaining games to have any hopes of clawing their way into the playoffs.
Calgary’s city council has voted in favour of adopting a plan to revise the application process for secondary suites.
With the new reform homeowners will be able to obtain permits for their basement suites through the planning department rather than appearing in front of council to gain approval.
Almost a hundred people spoke to council on Monday to have their say on the topic.
This vote to reform comes after years of debate on the issue. The push for change came last year when council instructed administration to create a plan to update land use bylaws and permit processes.
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According to the Alberta Motor Association the number of vehicle thefts in Alberta is “staggering.”
Numbers unveiled by stats Canada on Tuesday showed that Alberta is leading the country in vehicle thefts with twenty three thousand vehicles stolen every year.
In January of this year one quarter of the vehicles stolen had their keys in the ignition.
AMA representatives said “More needs to… and can be done to prevent these crimes.”
Anyone with any stories or ideas on how to prevent these crimes are encouraged to share them on social media using the hashtag #Lockitorloseit.
Snow woes continue for Calgary.
The city is experiencing its snowiest start to March in recorded weather history.
The white stuff fell for 44 hours straight, starting Thursday night and accumulating to almost one month’s worth of snow in just under two days.
Snow tangled traffic created road chaos throughout the weekend, leading the City of Calgary to issue its third snow route parking ban of the year. The ban prohibits vehicles from parking along major roadways, collector roads and bus routes for up to 72 hours.
In the first six hours of the ban, more than 200 parking tickets were issued to vehicles that weren’t moved while road crews worked to clear 30-plus centimetres of snow.
“Right now, looking at the progress the crews are making, it’s looking like we will be done early,” said City roads department spokeswoman Tara Norton-Merrin.
“Looking at the progress the crews are making, it’s looking like we will be done early.”
“We just have to wait to see if it (the ban) will be lifted (Monday) or (Tuesday),” she said, adding crews had already cleared priority one routes such and were about halfway through priority two routes, such as Kensington Road.
Mother Nature is also expected to start lending a hand in cleaning up the icy mess. Temperatures are forecast to rise above zero by Friday, when 3 C is the predicted high.
— Mason DePatie
Don Henderson, a former hockey officiate has sued both the Calgary Flames and ex hockey player Dennis Wideman for over ten million dollars.
Henderson has not officiated a game since being allegedly hit from behind by Wideman. He says he suffers both serious mental and physical damage, resulting that he can no longer work.
A Calgary judge however says that Henderson cannot sue because the of the NHL constitution, which says “Any dispute between players, coaches, or referees should be handled by arbitrators ” and everyone agrees to this when they join the league.
“Any dispute between players, coaches, or referees should be handled by arbitrators”
It is expected the case will be pushed back onto the NHL.
Henderson’s legal team does have the right to appeal, but no decisions have been made yet.
The N.H.L trade deadline has come and gone with the Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lighting making some big moves.
The Jets picked up Paul Stastny from St. Louis, and the Lightning’s traded for Ryan McDonough and J.T. Miller from the New York Rangers
Both Alberta teams seemed to be fairly quiet on deadline day without making any major trades over the weekend.
Calgary did acquired Nick Shore from the Ottawa Senators and reassigned Morgan Klimchuk to Stockton. While Edmonton acquire third-round pick J.D. Dudek.