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Winner of the day Dawson Hay competes in Novice Saddle Bronc at The Strathmore Stampede on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The event featured saddle bronc, bareback, steer riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and a bull bust. (Photo by Chelsea Kemp/Airdrie Echo)

Strathmore Stampede hands out over $250k in rodeo

The stands were packed and the excitement vibrating in the air for 2017 championship Monday at the Strathmore Stampede rodeo. The Strathmore Stampede and Heritage Days were held Aug. 4-7 at the Strathmore and District Agricultural Society grounds.

60 years for Rockyford Rodeo

The Rockyford Rodeo is approaching fast and is offering cowboys and cowgirls the chance to join in on the 60th anniversary extravaganzas.

Brian Burke addresses the media Monday at the Saddledome. Photo by Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun

Burke: No arena threats, 'we'll just leave'

In what has been the bluntest talk yet about the future of the Calgary Flames, president of operations Brian Burke said the much-loved NHL team will leave the city if they don't get the new arena they've been seeking.