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Should Montreal’s Mount Royal cross be lit purple to honour Queen Elizabeth II? – Montreal
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Should Montreal’s Mount Royal cross be lit purple to honour Queen Elizabeth II? – Montreal

Every night the Mount Royal cross illuminates the sky and can be seen kilometers away. The lights are a white hue, but historically they haven’t always been the same colour. According to historian Donovan King, the lights changed colour to mark moments in history. King says traditionally it was purple for the death of a pope, and the same hue for the death of Queen Elizabeth II‘s father King George.“There have been some exceptions. It was turned red for a world AIDS conference in the ’80s. It also changed blue for a Jean Baptiste celebration, for example,” said Donovan.However, he believes the nearly century-old cross has not changed colour since the City of Montreal took possession in 2004. In 2016, it did go dark for Earth Hour. Read more: ‘Symbol of the atrocitie...
What Was Your First Legend Of Zelda Game?
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What Was Your First Legend Of Zelda Game?

Image: Nintendo LifeLast Monday marked the 35th Anniversary of Metroid's release in North America for the NES, and we celebrated by compiling our "origins" stories for the franchise. This time, it's The Legend of Zelda's turn, with the debut title also celebrating its 35th Anniversary in North America tomorrow (22nd August). It's kind of crazy to think that Metroid and The Legend of Zelda came out so close to one another! The Legend of Zelda is arguably Nintendo's most important franchise, garnering critical acclaim amongst both media and the public for its vast scale, charming cast of characters, and awesome gear-based gameplay. Despite remaining consistently excellent for most of its lifetime, Nintendo gave the franchise an extra boost in 2017 with the launch of Breath of the Wild, u...
Kelowna rickshaw company expands as business increases – Okanagan
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Kelowna rickshaw company expands as business increases – Okanagan

A Kelowna man who’s been in the rickshaw driving business since 2013 has recently expanded his fleet, after he noticed an increase in demand from tourists and locals alike. Dan Power has been driving a rickshaw cart since he was 17 years old. The dream all started back in Halifax, Nova Scotia after seeing someone pulling around people behind a wooden cart. Power worked as a rickshaw driver in Halifax before started his own business in Kelowna in 2020, calling it ‘Power Rickshaw.’ For Power and his passengers, it’s been relatively smooth riding ever since.“I just love seeing so many people on the streets having fun and enjoying the Okanagan,” describes Power.“We have locals coming out and enjoying themselves and we’re seeing them week after week, and then there’s people that come f...
Calgary widows fighting to have husbands’ names on birth certificates
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Calgary widows fighting to have husbands’ names on birth certificates

Abigail Andie Helena Brown was born June 24, 2022. But the newborn never got the chance to meet her father, Andrew Brown. Abigail’s mother Tanya conceived her years after Andrew passed away from terminal cancer. “Andrew was just the most amazing human. We met later in life and fell in love quickly, and we both loved life. I knew he was going to be an amazing father,” Tanya said.The couple had many conversations about a family after his cancer diagnosis. Read more: Calgary obstetrician says Canadians must stay vigilant when it comes to reproductive rights “When we found out he was sick, we knew chemotherapy would affect his virility and so we went to freeze his sperm. And when we realized he wouldn’t survive, we didn’t have much time left,” Tanya said. ...
Special guests from Kids with Cancer Society become Global Edmonton reporters at the Fringe – Edmonton
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Special guests from Kids with Cancer Society become Global Edmonton reporters at the Fringe – Edmonton

Global Edmonton has extra staff on hand for a very special assignment at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival on Wednesday. Four young people from the Kids with Cancer Society will spend the day with Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Devaney and Jesse Beyer down at the Fringe Festival, learning what it’s like to be a news reporter. It’s all part of the Kids with Cancer Society “Dream to be a Global News Reporter” experience. Read more: In Photos: Kids receive Dream Experience as Global Edmonton reporters The reporters taking on the assignment for the day are Mariana, Gaberielle, Ellie and Kaylin.Mariana, 9, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January 2020. Her treatment will not end until 2023. Mariana loves the colours pink and purp...
Neighbours provide ‘awesome’ support for Calgary man’s urban farming business – Calgary
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Neighbours provide ‘awesome’ support for Calgary man’s urban farming business – Calgary

A small-scale urban farming operation is leading to some big success for a Calgary man this summer. Trevor Anderson has been growing his Lil Green Urban Farm business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to some great support from his neighbours.Anderson started by turning his entire front yard in central Calgary into a spot to plant vegetables. Read more: Pandemic gardening trend plants the seed for a growing business “This is where I do all the greens,” Anderson said. “I have the shade cloths on, trying to keep the temperature underneath a little cooler.”His front yard is covered in things like Swiss chard, lettuce and carrots.Anderson also has an extensive crop of beets and garlic across the street in a neighbour’s backyard. Story continues bel...
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Backlog Club: Have You Seriously Not Played Portal Yet?

Rule number one of Backlog Club: Work through your pile of unplayed video games one at a time, and discuss them with other people. Rule number two of Backlog Club: Don't talk about Backlog Club. Just kidding! Tell everyone. Please. This article is part of our new experimental series, Backlog Club, where we (Nintendo Life!) pick a game that's likely to be on our list of "games we should get around to playing", and then we (NL + you!) spend the next month playing that game. August's pick, as voted for by you lot, is something we've been putting off for a long time... I remember when The Orange Box first came out. I was an avid reader of magazines, but not an avid player of games — I had the GameCube and the Wii, but my PC was a shared family one, and only really capable of running the ...
Record attendance at Lethbridge International Airshow – Lethbridge
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Record attendance at Lethbridge International Airshow – Lethbridge

The Lethbridge International Airshow returned this weekend. Dallas Harty, board president for the Lethbridge International Airshow Association, said he was blown away by the support.“Never in our wildest dreams did we expect the attendance we got today. It just absolutely shocked us,” said Harty.He estimates that up to 20,000 people attended the event on Saturday. Such large numbers meant backed-up traffic past Scenic Drive, taking close to two hours to get into the show. Read more: Lethbridge International Airshow prepares for takeoff after five-year hiatus Danica Aggli has been going to the Airshow with her family since she was a kid. She had dreams of one day being a Snowbird. Now she’s a flight attendant and she said she was happy to see the Airshow back...
‘Huge spike in interest’ brings new pump track for Calgary – Calgary
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‘Huge spike in interest’ brings new pump track for Calgary – Calgary

A nice chance to enjoy some new fun in the fall is on the way for a lot of young Calgarians. A new project has them on track for a wild ride.Parks Foundation Calgary (PFC)  is partnering with the City of Calgary to build a new pump track for riders of bicycles and scooters.“We’ve seen a huge spike in interest in pump tracks,” PFC’s Sheila Taylor said. “We hear every day that people want there to be more, and there’s a big gap — in that there wasn’t one on the north side of Calgary.” Read more: Inglewood Pump Track opens in Calgary for cyclists to enjoy That new track will go in just west of the Confederation Park golf course in northwest Calgary. Story continues below advertisement One of the people involved in designing the pro...