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Calgary Artist Jessica Whiting's First 50

Whiting is selling her first 25 alcohol-ink paintings for $150 each and auctioning off the last 25 with a starting bid of $150. Her overall goal is to achieve the famed “10,000 hours” needed to gain mastery in her chosen field.

Wynonna Earp Creator and Executive Producer Emily Andras on Filming the Supernatural Western TV Series in Calgary

The show is about the great-great-granddaughter of legendary cowboy Wyatt Earp. Due to a family curse, Wynonna must use Wyatt’s “Peacemaker” gun to shoot demons and send them back to hell.

Work of Art: Spire by Charles R. (Bob) Boyce

This red sculptural arch at the entry to the Olympic Oval has long been known by its nickname “the paperclip.”

The Beatles' Treasure Found by University of Calgary Archivists

It was in one of the 6,000 boxes they acquired from the EMI Music Canada archive.

Could Plans to Minimize Light Pollution Actually Lead to a Loss of Dark Skies?

New LED lights are planned for a section of the ring road near the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory.

Cochrane Has Its Own Currency

The Cochrane Dollar has been in circulation since 2017.

Work of Art: To keep the promise

Tyler Los-Jones stitched together 12 digital panoramas for this piece, creating a 30-foot, double-sided photographic strip that was twisted into a four-foot span, mounted to a wall and photographed.

Work of Art: The Water Spiral by Michelena Bamford and Lane Shordee

Located on the grounds of the Wildwood Community Association, The Water Spiral is a kinetic sculpture that functions as a windmill, cistern and pump.

6 Cool Things About Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

The rescue facility shelters wolf-dogs, facilitates adoptions and serves to educate the public about these animals by offering interpretive tours.

Kristin Hallett and Mandy Stobo's Buzzworthy Book, Bee Love

The story behind the self-published children's book about loss and love.

Work of Art: John J. Bowlen Building Mural by Ron Spickett

Despite almost 50 years of wear, this painting remains a testament to the humanitarian concerns and skill of a revered Calgary artist.

Work of Art: Mythopoet by Bee Kingdom

This glass sculpture features three stacked elements: a head-like base, a central rocket-bomb and a spruce tree.

Work of Art: Untitled, [Home Fire] by Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal

This ephemeral piece of art is comprised of circular rock formations.

When Calgary Has Beaver Problems, This is Who They Call

Local trapper Bill Abercrombie has been trapping in Alberta for nearly 50 years.

Calgary Students are Turning a Bridgeland Flyover Area Into an Engaging Urban Space

Last summer, the 4th Avenue flyover space featured a street mural and temporary patio furniture, ping pong tables and foosball tables. The plan is to eventually feature trees, a plaza, outdoor furniture, a boardwalk, play areas and a flood-mitigating rain garden.

Work of Art: Lake O’Hara by Blake Chorley

This black-and-white photographic artwork is part of this year's Exposure Photography Festival.

The Winter Olympic Games Quiz: 1988 Calgary vs. 2018 Pyeongchang

It's been 30 years since Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988. The 2018 Winter Olympics start on February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the two Olympic Games and see how they compare.

Biopod's Specialized Terrariums Can Replicate Habitats to Preserve Endangered Species

The terraria can replicate more than 300 habitats — everything from desert to tropical rainforest — using a combination of LED lighting, an auto-irrigation system, integrated heating and other features that can all be controlled with a smartphone.
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