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A city of southern Alberta, Canada, south of Edmonton. It grew with the development of the cattle industry in the late 1800s and later became the center of Canada's petroleum industry.

Cal·gar′i·an (-gâr′ē-ən, -găr′-) n.
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(Placename) a city in Canada, in S Alberta: centre of a large agricultural region; oilfields. Pop: 879 277 (2001)
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(ˈkæl gə ri)

a city in S Alberta, in SW Canada. 710,677.
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Noun1.Calgary - the largest city in southern Alberta; an oil and gas center and a technology center for Alberta and most of western Canada
Alberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
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On loan from the private collection of Calgarian Victor Taboika, the exhibit is part of The Military Museums educational programming.
Fellow Calgarian Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and for Multiculturalism, was on hand to echo Rempel's enthusiasm for Western Canadian business development and investment in the defence industry.
In August, Calgarian Farah Shirdon explicitly threatened Canada, the US and "all oppressors" in a propaganda video in which he said, "We are coming and we will destroy you by the will of God, we are coming to slaughter you." A convert by the name of Abu Khalid al-Kanadi used Twitter to exhort his Muslim compatriots: "TRUE CDN MUSLIMS!
These included the White Star's Celtic, Laurentic and Teutonic, Pacific Canadian's Calgarian, Alsatian and Virginian, Booth Steamship Company's Hildebrand and Hilary, and Bibby Brothers' Gloucestershire.
"I wouldn't be a true Calgarian theatre artist if I didn't recommend the Auburn Saloon as a must-go for the theatre-minded visitor.
Other critics may want to keep in mind the words, quoted by Waiser, of a Calgarian who wrote Prime Minister Bennett's secretary in the Thirties, "I trust Mr.
Calgarian Shenaaz Nanji's knowledge of Indian culture is evident throughout the book.
No position on the election per se, but we did get bothered about the America-bashing and suggested y'all (is that a Calgarian accent?) leave us out of it.
The style that emerges from this combination of genres is reminiscent of Suzanne Vega circa "Tom's Diner." Yet to dismiss Revel as a poor man's Vega would be a disservice to this Montreal-based former Calgarian.
Although Bennett was not a Calgarian by birth, he became one of Calgary's most renowned citizens by adoption.
Calgarian Mary Doherty, a Catholic volunteer at the Alberta Family Life Centre, explains that UNICEF is part of the global population control agenda pushing abortion:
The Calgarian placed 13th at the 2001 Canadians and is hoping to finish in the top five this year.