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Prairie Daily: Winnipeg costumed for a cause, Calgary is awesome, Edmonton gets the quakes, and Brad Wall grows a ‘stache

Saskatchewan premier gets his Movember on

The above picture of Premier Brad Wall dressed in a Stetson and jean jacket looks like it could be the cover for an early ’80s self-titled country album. Wall has announced his mustache-growing intentions for Movember; the month-long charity campaign where men get their ‘stache on to raise money for prostate cancer research.

“I wanted to grow a mo last year but my staff advised against it. They had seen pictures of me with a mo back in the day … enough said,” said Wall on his donation page.

No doubt.

Wall has already raised over $3,000. You can follow the progress of his hair growing, fundraising here.

Dressed up and booling at Academy Lanes for kids 

Winnipeg’s Academy Lanes hosted an event Sunday where people dressed up in their Halloween best, bowled to raise money for Kids Help Phone, an organization helping children with a wide range of issues.

“Kids are dealing with so much these days, and they really need an outlet,” Cindy Kobayashi, the regional director of Kids Help Phone, told CTV News. “They need somebody to talk to, and they need professionals who understand the issues that they’re experiencing.”

For more information on how Kids Help Phone is active in your community click here.

Website shows all the awesome things going on in Calgary

When Mother Nature gives Calgary snow covered lemons, they get creative. Calgary Is Awesome is a community-based website dedicated to celebrating, promoting and preserving the unique spirit that is Calgary.

From the site:

“If you want to read ugly, bad news about this beautiful city of ours, you’re going to have to look to traditional media and other blogs; C.I.A. promotes everything that makes Calgary awesome, from old to new and everything in between. We’re like the human interest piece on the news… only different.”

Tremors from a 7.7 magnitude quake felt in Edmonton

While there was no sign of Kevin Bacon there were a few tremors that reached Edmonton after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit the B.C. coastline Saturday night. Experts say it is the second strongest quake to hit Canada in 100 years and not impossible or strange that it would be felt in southern Alberta.

“Tsunami warning issued for the island after 7.7 earthquake?! I felt the aftershock in my 16th floor apt in yeg (Edmonton),” one person posted to Twitter.

“My sister was in her room in the basement and she said that around 9:11 p.m. she noticed that everything that was hanging from her ceiling and the shirts her closet was swaying. We live in Northern Alberta,” writes Jenni Lafleur on Facebook.

For more information on the quake click here.


Chadd Cawson is an intern at Spectator Tribune. Follow him at: @ChaddCawson

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