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Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

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Francine Hochereau, vice-president, marketing and communications at the Royal Canadian Mint and Greg Royer, chief operating officer at the Calgary Zoo unveil the fine silver coin: The Peaceful Panda: a Gift of Friendship. (CNW GROUP / ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a “lucky” $8 silver coin to celebrate a new family of giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo.

The coin was unveiled Saturday at the zoo’s new Panda Passage exhibit, which will be home to the pandas for the next five years.

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WestJet Expecting Delays After Computer System Outage, Advise Arriving Early

WestJet Expecting Delays After Computer System Outage, Advise Arriving Early

By The Canadian Press

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. WestJet Airlines says it’s experiencing a computer system outage that is expected to cause delays in its operations. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY – WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it’s experiencing a computer system outage that is expected to cause delays in its operations.

The airline recommends travellers arrive early at the airport and check their flight status ahead of time.

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WestJet, Pilot’s Union Agree to Settlement Process with Mediator

WestJet, Pilot’s Union Agree to Settlement Process with Mediator

By The Canadian Press

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estJet planes are seen at the Calgary Airport in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 10, 2018. WestJet Airlines says contract negotiations with its pilots resumed Monday in Calgary. The threat of a strike by WestJet pilots appears to be over. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The president and CEO of WestJet says the threat of a strike by its pilots is over.

Ed Sims said the Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal mediator.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

By The Canadian Press

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A plane sits on a street after making an emergency landing in Calgary on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Andrew Greig)

CALGARY – A small plane carrying six people made an emergency landing on a Calgary street Wednesday morning.

Police say the twin-engine plane was coming in from the south, heading for a landing at the Calgary airport, when the pilot radioed in that the aircraft was low on fuel.

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3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650.

The Calgary-based company says about one-quarter of its workforce will be departing over an 18-month period as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.

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Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

Calgary Police Arrest Man After Women Were Filmed and Posted on Twitter

By The Canadian Press

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In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

CALGARY – Police have arrested a man they allege has been filming women for at least five years without their knowledge and posting their images to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep.”

Staff Sgt. Cory Dayley said Calgary police received a complaint Monday about the photos and videos, some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women. He said investigators identified a suspect thanks to a public tip and arrested a 42-year-old Calgary man on Tuesday.

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