We’re finding good news from Calgary, Alberta daily. Things have been difficult lately. But we are what we think. So, think positive! Get some positive news for a change. Help your neighbour. Latest good news first on the list.
Alberta to send personal protective equipment to Ontario, Quebec, B.C.
April 14, 2020
Premier Jason Kenney announced Saturday the province would be sending personal protective equipment or PPE to other provinces battling COVID-19. Kenney made the announcement from an Alberta Health Services (AHS) warehouse while espousing the province’s readiness for the pandemic. Full story.
City-wide Patio Celebration (Nightly!)
April 13, 2020
From Mar 23 to Apr 30 every night at 7PM, we want to invite people from Calgary to go out on their balconies and decks to clap & cheer in support of AB health care workers, first responders, and anyone who has to work during this pandemic. The movement starts TODAY! Let’s get LOUDER and PROUDER every night. Join the movement by clapping, cheering, banging on pots & pans, etc. Show YOUR support tonight at 7PM! Source.
Drive-By Birthdays by the Calgary Fire Department
April 10, 2020
Is it your birthday between now and the end of May, 2020? Do you need a way to celebrate while respecting the rules of physical distancing? Are you between the ages of four and 12, or over the age of 75? If so, the Calgary Fire Department can drive by your house in their trucks with flashing lights and sirens to help you celebrate your birthday! Read the whole article.
Uplifting News from Around the Globe on Reddit
April 9, 2020
This is not really a news by itself, not it’s related to Calgary, Alberta. However, it’s a great and up-to-date resource for positive news during these tough times. Did you know that Greenland had 11 COVID-19 cases and as of April 8, 2020 all of these cases recovered? Cool, eh! Make sure you bookmark this Reddit and subscribe to it. More uplifting news.
Guelph, Ont., company to develop blood test for COVID-19 immunity
April 7, 2020
A Guelph, Ont., biopharmaceutical company says it is developing one of Canada’s first blood tests to determine whether a person is immune to COVID-19. PlantForm Corporation has turned over its operation to focus on the fight against the novel coronavirus disease and said on Tuesday that it has applied to the National Research Council for funding. Read the whole story.
Winning designs of LED challenge light up Calgary Tower amid COVID-19 pandemic
April 6, 2020
A little over a week after the organization announced its LED challenge, the Calgary Tower has already illuminated the city with two light shows designed by the public. On March 29, the tower picked its first winner — a light show by a six-year-old girl, who wanted to “help keep people happy” with a multi-coloured design. Read the full story.
Calgary organizations support recent immigrants through coronavirus troubles
April 4, 2020
It has been about three weeks since Azeb Terefe and her daughters, Bezawite Baye, 16, and Selamawite Baye, 13, immigrated to Calgary from South Africa. Their transition into life in Canada has been anything but boring. In their time here so far, the three have spent their mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s (CCIS) Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre waiting to be placed into a permanent home. Read the whole story.
5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary This Week
April 3, 2020
Take a few minutes to decompress with this list of positive developments that have happened in Calgary. Much of the news right now is dominated by stress-inducing stories — and that’s for good reason. The COVID-19 pandemic is serious and we need to take it seriously. That said, it’s important to acknowledge the good things going on. The triumphs, moments of kindness and glimmers of hope happening in Calgary are motivating us to keep going and get through this. Read the full story.
13 Uplifting Documentaries on Netflix
April 2, 2020
Watching documentaries is an excellent way to stay informed about what’s really happening in the world: from unsolved murders to political corruption to quietly escalating global crises. But nonfiction films don’t have to be total bummers. For those Netflix subscribers who love docs — but who just can’t imagine sitting through something heavy right now — here’s a list of enlightening, entertaining and even uplifting documentaries, to brighten up your darker days. View full article.
Roxboro, Elbow River, Mount Royal walk route and food stops during Covid-19
April 2, 2020
Here’s a great urban walkabout that travels river pathways, hidden natural parks and along tree-lined streets of Misson and Mount Royal. During the Covid-19 Spring 2020 you can support local businesses on route with a stop by Yann Patisserie on 4 Street and grab some frozen bake at home pain au chocolat, baguettes or sausage roles or fresh pastries and bread. Read on and check the route map.
Air pollution eases in 4 Canadian cities as pandemic measures keep people home
April 1, 2020
Public health measures shutting down workplaces and schools to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a noticeable reduction in air pollution in multiple Canadian cities known for their traffic congestion, according to satellite images shared with CBC News. Full original article.
Police Engage In High Speed Chase With Celebrity Turkey Through Beltline
March 30, 2020
It seems as though not everyone is adhering to the World Health Organization’s self-isolation, “stay indoors” recommendations. Turk, a wild turkey was spotted wandering the community of Beltline over the weekend, stopping at a bakery and a liquor store. How irresponsible of him. Learn more.
5 Local Stories to Make You Smile This Week
March 30, 2020
During times like these, we need a positive news source to keep us optimistic about the future. Through all the doom and gloom reported to us on various media channels, we want to be your light, your encouragement that there are still great things happening in Calgary. Best of Calgary is for celebrating the people, places and voices that make this city great, so let’s keep that running through thick and thin. Learn more.
It might seem far off — but a bright new future is before us
March 24, 2020
Although no one can say how much devastation will be caused by COVID-19, experts in both disease outbreaks and economics all agree on one point — this crisis will pass. And if the country’s biggest bank and the province’s leading ag colleges are right, the future will be bright. Learn more.
After 3 wedding cancellations due to COVID-19, Edmonton couple ties the knot at home
March 23, 2020
Edmontonians Judy and Scott Slade said “I do” in their living room after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to change their plans numerous times. “Originally, we were going to go to Las Vegas to get married,” explained Judy. “We had 60 guests who were going to come.” Read the whole story, watch video.
6 ways coronavirus is changing the environment
March 18, 2020
The coronavirus is upending everything from aviation to the economy — and it’s also having a big impact on the environment. Some of those are positive — a big (albeit likely temporary) drop in CO2 emissions as factories shutter and the economy sputters — while others are negative — growing piles of possibly infected waste like tissues and old face masks. Read the full story.