Feature News Stories
- Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:56 03 December 2013
- Written by CHERYL RUSSELL CHERYL RUSSELL
Police say TVs calm individuals and reduce brawls
Calgary Police Services has installed televisions in its holding cells to reduce disputes between the people in them. But so far, police in the province's other three major communities haven't followed suit.
While giving a speech at Mount Royal University, Calgary Police Services superintendent Richard Hinse revealed his department has been "conducting an experiment for the last six months...we have put TVs in our cells." The reason: "to calm (individuals) and now they watch football."
- Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:46 26 November 2013
- Written by ANNA BROOKS ANNA BROOKS
Bow Habitat Station celebrates reopening with fish-friendly event
Calgarians got a chance to visit and feed some friendly fins at an event hosted by the Bow Habitat Station last month. "Welcome Back the Fish," was literally that — a fish-centered event welcoming fish back into the hatchery after they were evacuated during the flood in June.
Tamara Unruh, public outreach program representative at the Bow Habitat Station, said over 250,000 fish were evacuated and despite electrical outages and volunteers knee-deep in water, every last fish was safely transported to the Cold Lake Fish Hatchery.
- Published on Monday, 25 November 2013 18:17 25 November 2013
- Written by LANDON WESLEY LANDON WESLEY
A court order wasn't able to protect Carmel Christians when she was murdered on Oct. 16
Last month's murder of Calgarian Carmel Christians brings to question the effectiveness of having a restraining order in place.
Christians was granted an emergency protection order — a court order demanding her abusive and violent husband, James Christians, to stay away from her — in provincial court Sept. 3, 2013. Despite the order, she was stabbed to death on Oct. 16.
- Published on Sunday, 24 November 2013 19:07 24 November 2013
- Written by TRAVIS BORSTMAYER TRAVIS BORSTMAYER
Rescued birds feeling the pressure of the coop
With a lifespan of about 50 to 100 years, and behaviors that include separation anxiety, various phobias and aggressiveness, parrots are often re-homed multiple times throughout their life as their owners pass away or cannot cope with behaviors.