Tagged: Alberta

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Review: Virgin Festival Saturday

Let’s talk about Virgin Festival Alberta. And like any great conversation starter, let’s begin with the weather. The Weather The weather couldn’t have been better for Virgin Fest, Calgary was so lucky to have...

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Virgin Fest: Big sound, bigger van

Ryan Guldemond, leader of the Vancouver-based modern-rock group Mother Mother, is becoming an authority on cheap hotels. “We’re on the road so much, I’m a regular hotel connoisseur,” jokes the Bowie-esque guitarist and frontman....

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Virgin Fest: Dance/rap duo brings the thunder

Grahm Zilla believes a good way to gauge his latest project, Thunderheist, is to look at the hierarchy on festival flyers. “You can always tell how big you are by your font size,” says...

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Mount Royal parkade contract awarded

Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund announced Tuesday that is has been awarded a $10-million contract to construct Mount Royal’s roughly $40 million, 1,200 stall parkade. The contract has been given to the organization’s Con-Force division,...

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Folk Fest: Queen of the swamp

For the better part of 20 years, Kat Danser worked with people who were dying. Not exactly a cheery profession. Now, much of the heartfelt emotion poured into the 41-year-old’s  performances comes directly from...

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Governments grant $40M to build MRC Conservatory

The Alberta government has pledged $20 million towards the construction of the $60 million “state-of-the-art” Mount Royal Conservatory of Music and the federal government is willing to kick in the same amount if the...

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Sled Island: Alberta’s beauty on display

The melodic, folksy harmonies of the Rural Alberta Advantage are born from a simple, basic idea: embracing the beauty of Alberta. According to Nils Edenloff, the band’s guitarist, keyboardist and singer, the concept for...