Potential threat of ISIS recruiting hangs in Calgary
The Albertan Somali community is working to implement a prevention plan to stop terrorist organizations from recruiting young Somali Canadians, who feel Canada has failed them, to join the conflict in Syria and Iraq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has recruited at least six young Somalis in Alberta according to the Western Canadian Somali Congress. The Canadian government is aware of at least 130 Canadians abroad involved in terrorist activities according to its 2014 Report on Terrorism.
"Before our youth were suffering with drugs and gang violence, then it was Al-Shahab, now it is ISIS. Tomorrow it will be something else, "said Mohamed Accord, president of the Western Canadian Somali Congress. "We have to solve the root of this issue, and that is that we want young Somalis to be happy with Canada."
First annual Freaky Friday and Pumpkin Palooza launch unique tourist spot
It's still not too late to get lost, or scared, at Cobb's Corn Maze. Located at the east edge of Calgary, the facility has many different activities for families to enjoy during the fall season.
On the weekends in October, Cobb's has been hosting their first annual Freaky Friday and Pumpkin Palooza event.
Mike Sheppard, who owns Cobb's Corn Maze alongside his wife Maureen, is very pleased with both events, which have attracted approximately 1,200 people over the past few weekends.
Calgarians getting into the spirit with elaborate Halloween home-decorations
It's not unusual for Calgary to be covered under a layer of snow this time of year, but for Halloween enthusiasts, the recent spell of warm weather has made it easier to spookify their homes.
Altadore residents Sylvia and Wilf Barwitzki say they have been going all out to decorate their home for Halloween for the past eight years — unless the weather was too cold.
Albertans ignore Wildrose's call for change in Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-Elbow, Calgary-West and Edmonton-Whitemud
The Wildrose party's campaign message fell on deaf ears Oct. 27 as Albertans embraced the PC Party under newly elected premier, Jim Prentice. The Wildrose slogan was, "Send the PCs a message," but the PC Party swept four of four byelection ridings in Calgary and Edmonton.
Prentice spoke to elated supporters in Calgary-Foothills after trouncing his closest competitor, Wildrose candidate Kathy MacDonald, by almost double the margin. Prentice earned 6,898 votes compared to 3,545 for MacDonald, according unofficial poll results from Elections Alberta.