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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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This is in spite of the fact that Africans have a considerably high labour force participation rate in the Calgarian job market.
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.
Tom Pinder, now an 85-year-old Calgarian, was a gun-loader and a wireless operator back in 1942.
Canada Credit Fix's CEO Sheldon Wolf, himself a Calgarian, has stepped up to contribute to his city's recovery by donating $1000 to the Red Cross Flood Relief Fund.
Stelmach--moderate, not Calgarian, and well liked--is the worst choice of the three finalists from a Liberal perspective.
The plan was to dig three tunnels in the new compound, and Wally Floody from Toronto was put in charge of three teams who would do the digging and a Calgarian, Barry Davidson, was the official scrounger assigned to somehow acquire ink, maps, stamps and original documents.
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.
Many insurance companies will not even cover damages done to Calgarian homes.
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.
My work and professional exposure at Talent Pool is providing me with opportunities to be creative, learn and grow further as a professional and develop an in-depth understanding of Alberta based social agencies and their work," Farah Kaleem, Calgarian who benefited from government- supported employment services