One of the Calgary Zoo’s two sloth bears, either Mick or Chand (STAFF COULDN’T TELL), gets up close and personal with some kids while licking a treat off a window in an enclosure at the zoo on Friday, March 20, the first day of spring.
A king penguin frames zookeeper Kristi Eakin at the Calgary Zoo in Calgary on Friday, February 17, 2012. The new exhibit, Penguin Plunge, was officially opened to the public, featuring four kinds of penguins: gentoo, humbolt, king and rockhopper.
Cole Watts, 8, of Kelowna looks around while speaking into a microphone as an igloo of speakers around him project his voice at the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Islan Park on Saturday July 24, 2010. The speaker igloo is called Squeeeeque! It’s a display by Montreal artist Alexis O’Hara.
Ben Stokes (L), 6, his brother Sam Stokes, 9, and their friend Chelsea Armstrong, 11, leap through a fountain at the Somerset Waterpark in southwest Calgary on Sunday, August 21, 2011. Temperatures in the low 30′s made the water park a popular destination on the weekend.
Kids and an adult wait during Premier Alison Redford’s tea break at the Vietnamese Buddhist Cultural Centre in Calgary on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Premier Redford had tea with the venerable Thich Thien Quang before speaking to a crowd in the temple.
Police struggle to control a man who tried to carjack a woman in her Lexus SUV in a lane next to Safeway on 16 Ave NW on Wednesday, March 24. The takedown happened after a jewellery store was robbed on 16 Ave and the suspect crashed his car after trying to evade police.
Station 7 firefighter Senior Man Barry Dawson looks through a charred mask after dealing with a house fire at the corner of 30 Ave and 1 St NE on Thursday, April 30.
Arlene Mariani, mother of murder victim Bob Mariani, speaks to media in her home in northwest Calgary on Friday June 3, 2011. The family of murder victim Mark Mariani spoke to media eight months (to the day) after his death, about the recent arrests of two men.
Wildrose Alliance leader Danielle Smith celebrates amid balloons after delivering the keynote speech during the provincial party’s AGM at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary on Friday June 24, 2011.
A car sits flooded on 5 St between 9 Ave and 10 Ave SW in downtown Calgary on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. A sudden massive rainfall flooded many areas in the city.
Mourners gather during a candlelight vigil in Magrath, south of Lethbridge, on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Four teenagers lost their lives in a rollover crash the night before, flipping upside down into Pothole Creek.
Olin Hannum of West Haven, Utah, competes in steer wrestling on Wednesday July 14, 2010, Day 6 of the Calgary Stampede rodeo at Stampede Park. The Stampede rodeo is in its 98th year; it features the world’s biggest rodeo payout.
Bobby Peters of Pincher Creek, Alta., flips backward off Home Alone after scoring 69.5 in novice saddle bronc during Day 9 of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary on Saturday, July 11.
Hakeem Dawodu sends Brit Ameen Alkailany sailing into the ropes in the semi-main event of the Black Eye Muaythai Gala at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Dawodu won by unanimous decision.
Scott Carnegie of the Calgary Roughnecks scores on the Minnesota Swarm during NLL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Friday April 1, 2011. The Roughnecks won 15-12.
Jermaine Reid (L) and Cliff Washburn of the Edmonton Eskimos celebrate a 24-19 win over the Calgary Stampeders in CFL action at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Saturday, July 23, 2011. It was the fourth game of the season for both the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos.
Ben Cahoon of the Montreal Alouettes scores a touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 97th Grey Cup at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Sunday, November 29. This scoring drive was followed by a two-point conversion that led to the Alouettes winning with a field goal.
Sweat flies as Would-be champ Raymond ‘Mount Kilimanjaro’ Olubuwale of Toronto battles Eric ‘The Hammer’ Martel of Quebec City during the main-event heavyweight championship pro bout in the Fight for Kids Pro-Am Boxing Event at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The black-tie affair was a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area, by the Canadian Professional Boxing Council, and its main event was a heavyweight championship.
Mike Holroyd, Alberta Slalom Canoe/Kayak head coach, weaves through the Class 2 rapids of Harvie Passage, the weir formerly known as a death trap, in Calgary on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The weir was turned into a playground for experienced kayakers, and officials are urging caution for any floaters who want to give it a try.
Calum Graham of High River shows in his home on Friday, August 7 the guitar he claims was broken during an Air Canada flight from Toronto on Aug. 5, 2009, after he had played it to second place in the Canadian Guitar Festival competition. His mom says Air Canada changed its initial tune and, as of the morning of Aug. 7, told her it would take responsibility and make amends.
Raj Sharma of Sharma & Harsanyi Barristers & Solicitors poses for a photo in his Kensington office on Friday, June 5. Sharma’s uncle Daljit Dulay was murdered, along with two others, in 1991 outside of a Marlborough strip mall.
Eric Amber mugs for a photo in his mom’s front-yard flower garden in Calgary on Thursday, August 4, 2011. With his mom away for the summer, Amber says he’s dealing with bylaw officials who are ordering him to get rid of the flowers, citing them as noxious weeds.
Mayor Dave Bronconnnier speaks at a Rotary Club meeting at the Fairmont Palliser on Tuesday, February 23, where he announced he would not run in the next civic election and would not seek any other public office.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch the Calgary Stampede parade on Friday, July 8, 2011 in downtown Calgary during the 2011 Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The newlywed royal couple are touring parts of Canada on their first official visit abroad and are spending a total of nine days in Canada.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson mugs for a photo after speaking with the Toronto Sun’s Steven Buffery inside the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, March 23, 2012. Tyson’s ‘Undisputed Truth – Live on Stage’ show will be at the MGM Grand from April 13 to 18.