Tag Archives: Calgary

Farewell to Sears

I’m going to take a little detour from the vacation posts and instead talk about Sears.  I’m not interested in discussing what went wrong for the once-mighty retailer in terms of a retail case study, but rather looking at the … Continue reading

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Fish Creek Park’s Barn Demolished

  Willans Barn at Fish Creek Park – December 2008 “Are you kidding me?” That was all I could mutter to myself as I stood in the kitchen staring at the Twitter feed on my smartphone.  The classic old barn … Continue reading

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End of the Line for Calgary’s Oldest Service Station

“You know the place, even if you never actually purchased fuel from its two outdated pumps, or bought coffee or lottery tickets over the counter inside.” — Michael Platt, Calgary Sun It is a story we see play out again … Continue reading

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Clarendon Hotel in Gull Lake, SK Destroyed by Fire

“It’s been happening with depressing regularity over the years — another century-old small town hotel has been hit by fire.”  — CBC News   It’s a trend that DanOCan.com has noticed.  And, I have been making a special effort to take … Continue reading

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Historic Calgary Week: Pine Creek Cemetery / De Winton

Historic Calgary Week is a project of the Chinook Country Historical Society, which is a branch of the Historical Society of Alberta.  Apparently this is the 23rd annual Historic Calgary Week, but I honestly never heard of it before this … Continue reading

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