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Calgary

(kăl`gərē), city (1991 pop. 710,677), S Alta., Canada, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. The largest city in Alberta and the fastest-growing major city in Canada, Calgary is a corporate, transportation, and financial center for Canada's oil and natural gas industries. Other industries include a mushrooming high-technology sector and flour milling, meatpacking, brewing, and lumbering. The city also is a wholesale and processing center for a large agricultural and stock-raising area.

Calgary is the site of the Univ. of Calgary, Mount Royal Univ., the Glenbow Museum, and the second largest zoo in Canada. The Calgary Stampede, inaugurated (1912) by Guy Weadick, an American trick roper, is an annual rodeo and agricultural fair. Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics and is home to the National Hockey League's Flames and the Canadian Football League's Stampeders.

The city began (1875) as the second post of the Northwest Mounted Police and expanded with the arrival (1883) of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Calgary's early economic growth was based on the burgeoning open-range cattle industry and the opening of S Alberta to cash-crop farming. The discovery (1914) of oil at Turner Valley began an expansion that ultimately spurred Calgary's late 20th and early 21st cent. growth.

Calgary

 

a city in southern Canada in Alberta Province, inthe foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Population, 400, 000(1971). Calgary is a rail and highway junction and an important industrial, trade (grain, cattle), and transportation center. Animportant factor in Calgary’s growth has been the developmentof the oil industry. Oil refineries and petrochemical, food(primarily meat-packing), machine-building, and chemical in-dustries are there, as is a university.

Calgary

a city in Canada, in S Alberta: centre of a large agricultural region; oilfields. Pop.: 879 277 (2001)
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It follows from this that both the low incomes and the high incidence of underemployment among the Black African group in Calgary are a direct reflection of the low socio-economic position they occupy in Calgarian society.
During Stampede, it seems that all Calgarians are struck by temporary madness, and as usual many WestDef attendees found themselves touched by the same bug.
The killing of the bill had "ruthlessly and unwarrantedly" abrogated the "self-government rights of the city" and was therefore a "personal affront" to every Calgarian.
Following the severe flood that affected thousands of Calgarians, Ryan Perez, a local artist and musician wrote and produced a song to help fund-raise for families that have been directly impacted.
A third-generation Calgarian, he is active in the community as an independent school board member, Junior Achievement volunteer, United Way Leadership Giving participant and former board member of Calgary Science School, Calgary Learning Centre and Basketball Alberta.
8220;That, coupled with a highly educated and motivated work force, strong tech ecosystem, low health care costs, better labor and facility rates, easily available government grants (in excess of $5 billion annually) and a quick flight between Calgary and the Valley, makes Calgarian startups quite intriguing to Silicon Valley VCs.
In September, Calgarian Bill Murray filed suit against the Alberta government and its ban on private health insurance, after his claim for two private hip treatments was denied.
In referring to this rare Calgarian, I shall use a much overworked word in these Hollywood days, but none other is so descriptive of the man.
He said Tyson "is someone who symbolizes western heritage and values, is an iconic Calgarian and someone who embodies the Calgary Stampede.
It s very important that the citizens got the help they needed right away, and as a native Calgarian, I am very proud that Datacard Group could respond so quickly and assist Alberta to provide the resources needed to help their citizens.
Finding a pessimist in Calgary is about as easy as finding a Calgarian who was actually born here.
In the smaller roles, Calgarian Cory Miller made the most of the comic aspects of Marthe, and Chris Tesarski as Wagner provided a suitable foil for Pittsinger's commanding Mephistopheles.