U of C release presidential candidate profile, application period draws to a close

By Matty Hume, July 18 2018 — In a message from University of Calgary Board of Governors (BOG) chair Jill Wyatt, BOG announced they released a presidential candidate profile for those interested in succeeding U of C president Elizabeth Cannon following her resignation effective Dec. 31, 2018. “We expect to be able to name the…

New Music: Deafheaven

By Thomas Johnson, July 17 2018 — Deafheaven’s discography — as a radical outlier in a staunchly traditional metal scene and the larger conversation of independent rock — has taken an unpredictable trajectory, but a sensible one if considered chronologically. Roads To Judah (2011) was the experiment, Sunbather (2013) was the breakthrough mission statement and New Bermuda…

Temporary traffic lights installed near Olympic Oval

By Matty Hume, July 17 2018 — If you park in either Lot 10 or 11, you’ve probably already noticed the temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Collegiate Road and Collegiate Boulevard. The purpose of the signals was outlined in a health and safety newsletter sent out to University of Calgary staff on July…

Local team brings women’s tackle football to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, July 17 2018 — If you drive by McMahon Stadium — best known as the home of the Calgary Stampeders — you’ll see a banner advertising another local football team, the Calgary Rage. A women’s tackle football team, the Rage are part of the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. Formed in 2011,…

Greyhound bus closure leaves few options for rural U of C students

By Matty Hume, July 16 2018 — On July 9, Greyhound Canada announced that it will end service on all routes in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, effective Oct. 31, 2018. In British Columbia, the only remaining routes will be the trek from Vancouver to Seattle, operated by the United States Greyhound Lines…

At CJSW, audit reveals months-long fraud investigation against former employee

By Ashar Memon, July 12 2018 — (With files from Jason Herring and Tina Shaygan) For months, the University of Calgary’s campus and community radio station, CJSW 90.9 F.M., has been quietly investigating if it was defrauded by a former employee, according to an audit released by the organization ahead of its April annual general…

The numbers behind Bermuda Shorts Day 2018’s near-$100,000 deficit

By Matty Hume, July 12 2018 — At the July 3 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council, Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Kevin Dang reported a $98,000-plus loss from the 2018 Bermuda Shorts Day event. We sat down with Dang to gain a better understanding of BSD 2018’s expenses, revenues and total loss. Here’s a…

U of C equine health expert talks safety and fitness at the Calgary Stampede

By Matty Hume, July 12 2018 — During a highly celebrated 10 days each July, over a million people attend the Calgary Stampede to experience the entertainment and history offered by the event with roots dating back to 1886. One of the biggest draws of the Stampede internationally is the rodeo and its plethora of…

Explore these K-Country trails for hikers of all experience levels

By Kristy Koehler, July 12 2018 — Billed as “Alberta’s Mountain Playground,” Kananaskis Country, or K-Country, lies about an hour west of Calgary. The 4,000-square-kilometre area offers hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and rock climbing among views that will take your breath away. Kananaskis is home to plenty of day-use areas, picnic facilities and…

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