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.

Reid Carruthers from the West St. Paul Curling Club made the playoffs at the Grand Slam of curling’s WestJet Players’s Championship in Toronto. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Carruthers reaches QFs at Players’ Championships

Reid Carruthers’ team from the West St. Paul Curling Club made the playoffs at the Grand Slam of Curling’s WestJet Players’ Championship in Toronto, but lost in the quarterfinals to two-time Manitoba men’s champion Mike McEwen 4-2 in the quarterfinals April 15.

The Arborg Ice Dawgs are the host team of the 2017 Keystone Cup at the Arborg and District Arena April 13 to 16. (Adam Peleshaty/The Interlake Spectator/Postmedia Network)

Arborg gets set to host 2017 Keystone Cup

The town of Arborg will host the 2017 Keystone Cup, the western Canadian Junior ‘B’ Hockey Championship, at the Arborg and District Arena April 13 to 16.The Arborg Ice Dawgs will be the host team for the event, while the other teams competing are the Peguis Juniors (Keystone Junior Hockey League champions), Nipigon Elks (Lakehead Junior Hockey Leag

Selkirk Steelers goaltender Hayden Dola was named the teams Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 MJHL Season. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Steelers honour significant players of 2016-17

The Selkirk Steelers honoured outstanding accomplishments by members of their player roster during the 2016-17 MJHL season, at their annual Windup and Awards Banquet held at Gaffers Restaurant in Lockport March 24.

Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?