The “Iron Curtain” of concrete walls, fortified fences and heavily armed borders marked a physical and ideological divide in Europe from the end of the Second World War in 1945 to the end of the Cold War in 1991.
Two. Jessica Maciel, with son Anthony, 10 months, won $ 35,000 in damages from salon that fired her on her first shift after learning she was pregnant.
Three. Seguro Ndabene stands outside the Calgary Court Centre after being awarded the $ 17-million prize, he won jackpots several times.
“There is always a possibility, but the probability is absolutely almost next to nothing…so, so tiny, a fraction of a per cent,” explained a math instructor on this topic.
Four. Alberta Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett puts on his dancin’ shoes and joins the Youth Singers of Calgary in finally opening “The Performing Arts Youth Centre” in southeast Calgary.
Five. Master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett has won the 2009 Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre – a distinction that comes with a welcome $ 75,000. He is a creator of shows such as “Tinka’s New Dress”, “Street of Blood” and “Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy”.