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64 seconds where time stood still

the-start thumbWhen I drove up the steep, winding road to the top of the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park I had no idea what to expect.

Images of Georgian rider, Nodar Kumaritashvili's fatal luge crash on the opening day of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were passing through my mind. But I quickly shut them out.

This was a bobsled — much safer and more secure than a luge, and piloted by a professional driver with experience on the national team. "It's going to be fine." I told myself, just a free rush of adrenaline on a beautiful, sunny winter's day. 

Five reasons to relax on an airplane

Logo DareUsStatistics suggest that 1 in 3 people are anxious or fearful of flying.

I am one those people.

Every time I get on an airplane I have the classic symptoms: rapid heart rate, sweaty palms, a purse full of anti-anxiety medications and those darting eyes that look toward every minor squeak outside of the plane as I find my seat. 

X92.9 brings music, fear and loathing to the Rockies one last time

dan-manganthumbOne Weekend Only 5 had come to an end — and as I headed back to Calgary I had over a day's worth of tape, two cameras full of pictures and vague memories of robots, hot tubs and fog machines to sort through.

Winter woes in Calgary

Cars thumbSnow removal stinks in Calgary.

Anyone transplanted from elsewhere in Canada will likely tell you the same. Try telling a Montrealer that he should not expect to see the streets in Calgary properly cleared in winter and he won't believe you.

Calgarians are flummoxed by any modest accumulation of the white stuff.