People who work installing lights are putting up a lot of them. One Calgary company’s business is up 20 per cent over last year. Continue reading
Gil Tucker is a born and raised West Coaster, attending Vancouver Community College and BCIT before getting into broadcasting. He worked at stations in Prince George, Kelowna and Red Deer, then came to Global Calgary.
He worked as a general reporter and occasional anchor, before settling into his current role as the lucky guy who gets to regularly do “people stories.” He considers it a privilege to be able to meet so many interesting and inspiring individuals each day. None of the stories would happen without the great people who share their experiences with us.
Some the particularly memorable ones who stand out: all the players who put in all the hours at the rink in Chestermere in 2012 and 2014 to set new records for the world’s longest hockey game, raising $1 million for the Children’s Hospital. A 9-year-old girl who sold her paintings of hearts to raise $11, 000 to help the homeless. And the always enthusiastic and entertaining Herb Williams, the creator and host of the Superdogs shows.
Gil will never forget his pummelling at the hands of an 82-year-old Stu Hart, the wrestling legend responding to his scrawny opponent’s whimpering with “Oh, you sound like a goosey girl.” Replying to the pleading “I give” with “You can’t give.”
What a great lesson: “You can’t give.” No matter what you’re up against, you just have to keep going.
You’ll find a way.
A woman speaks about a new official club on the University of Calgary campus, the Witches & Pagans Club. Continue reading →
Albertans could be waiting longer for furnace parts. A shortage has been brought on by COVID-19 distancing restrictions at factories in the U.S. Continue reading →
For someone who’s always loved bagpipes, it was the perfect gift: a piper showing up Tuesday morning at Diana Lindstrom’s condo building in northwest Calgary, to help her celebrate her 100th birthday. Continue reading →
Ahead of Halloween this year, some Calgarians are collecting donated costumes to pass on to struggling families. Continue reading →
The missing ring was found by a man searching a lake with metal detector: ‘You never know what you’re going to find’ Continue reading →
A Calgary brewery has created a ‘Pride Alive’ drink to bolster fundraising efforts as the pandemic has changed this year’s Pride Week festivities. Continue reading →
People hit hard by the devastating June 13 hailstorm in northeast Calgary rallied outside the premier’s office at the McDougall Centre in downtown Calgary on Tuesday. Continue reading →
A BLM mural is set to take the place of a painting that salutes a charitable agency’s work to serve struggling Calgarians. Continue reading →
Doctors advise people running or cycling on busy pathways to wear masks while exercising Continue reading →
The COVID-19 pandemic brings challenges for many Calgary businesses, but one sector seems to be enjoying some sweet success. Continue reading →
City officials have ‘serious concern’ after finding 34 unlicensed contractors in hardest hit neighbourhoods Continue reading →
Some Calgary Stampede volunteers are showing their community spirit in a new way this year, helping people hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading →
A doctor who happened to be hiking led CPR efforts and later performed bypass surgery. Continue reading →
Muriel McInnes, who also survived the Spanish Flu as a baby, was able to see her family for the first time in months. Continue reading →