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Calgary Stampede offers octopus lollies, pickle pops and deep-fried chicken skin

CALGARY — This year’s midway menu at the Calgary Stampede includes ice pops made from pickle juice, deep-fried chicken skin and octopus deep-fried or in a lollipop.

The 10-day festival celebrating the cowboy life tries to outdo itself each year in its culinary offerings.

Home renovator Mike Holmes oversees reno for paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player

AIRDRIE, Alta. — One of Canada’s most recognizable home renovators has acted as a fly on the wall during renovations to the family home of an injured Humboldt Broncos player.

Mike Holmes is known for his TV shows in which he rescues property owners from house makeovers gone wrong.

’Staying alive, Staying alive:’ Pet owners gain peace of mind with pet first aid

CALGARY — Dollar and Ghost are watching with great interest as their owners bounce along to “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees.

Dollar, or Dolly as she is called by her owner, even gets up close and personal. The Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever licks the face of her human mom while Sharon Manly is learning mouth-to-snout resuscitation and CPR on a dog mannequin.

Must love dogs: Wannabe police canine handlers must jump through hoops

INNISFAIL, Alta. — One dog. One handler.

It’s a familiar motto at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre in central Alberta, the one place in Canada where RCMP police dogs are born and trained.

The centre in Innisfail trains both officers and dogs and, once a match is made, it usually lasts the entire time a canine remains on the job.