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Calgary Flames co-owner helped pay ransom to free hostage Amanda Lindhout

A Calgary businessman and philanthropist paid roughly $ 750,000 to help free kidnapped journalist Amanda Lindhout in Somalia. Allan Markin, a co-owner of the Calgary Flames, didn’t know Lindhout when she was taken hostage in 2008. But the 73-year-old believes in helping people. “I was just glad that she survived,” he told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. “I think she’s ...

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Calgary council to decide if arena talks with Flames should resume

A city council committee is recommending that it’s time to reopen talks with the Flames on a new arena in Victoria Park. Talks between the two sides collapsed in bitter acrimony last year, with Flames CEO Ken King saying the city’s offer on a new rink fell far short of what the team wants. On Friday, council’s events centre assessment ...

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Retired Iginla on playing in Calgary: 'It was a true honour'

Jarome Iginla stood at the podium — wearing a dark suit jacket and unbuttoned, white-collared shirt — and spoke about the “many great memories” of playing for the Calgary Flames, joking with ex-teammates and thanking everyone he could think of who played an important role in his 20 NHL seasons. “It’s very humbling to be here,” the 41-year-old said Monday at his ...

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Jarome Iginla to announce retirement with Calgary Flames

Jarome Iginla will close the book on a 20-year NHL career on Monday at a press conference held by the Calgary Flames, according to TSN.  The Flames legend spent 16 seasons in Calgary — after joining the team in the 1996 playoffs — and … CBSSports.com Headlines

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Ex-Flames great Jarome Iginla to announce NHL retirement in Calgary

The face of the Calgary Flames for over a decade and a half is returning to the city to end his NHL career. Jarome Iginla will officially announce his retirement Monday in Calgary, the Flames said Wednesday in a statement. The 41-year-old winger didn’t play in the NHL this past season. He suited up for the Los Angeles Kings for ...

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Calgary dad cheers on high-flying son as Jets advance in Stanley Cup playoffs

Much of Canada was cheering for the Winnipeg Jets as they downed the Nashville Predators 5-1 in Game 7 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Thursday night, but none more so than Tom Morrissey. His son, Josh Morrissey, 23, plays defence for the Jets — the only Canadian team remaining in this year’s playoff race. “It was a little ...

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Calgary Flames hire Bill Peters as new head coach

The Calgary Flames have named Bill Peters as the team’s head coach. The Flames introduced Peters at a news conference on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alta., resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remainin… CBC | NHL News

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