Nationalized rural transit best solution to Greyhound discontinuations

July 20 2017 — Early last week, Greyhound announced the cancellation of all but one bus route in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with service halting after Oct. 31. For many of the 24 per cent of undergraduate students at the University of Calgary with Canadian addresses outside of Calgary, Greyhound’s shuttered service is devastating,…

Local filmmaker emphasizing Indigenous community

By Thomas Johnson, July 20 2018 — “I think often filmmaking only happens in these hubs — Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, New York. A lot of us native people, we’re rooted in our ancestral homelands. That’s where we draw our strength, our identity and ultimately our stories,” says Blackfoot filmmaker Trevor Solway. “It’s sending the wrong message…

Campus Security bike unit receives police-level training

By Matty Hume, July 20 2018 — The University of Calgary Campus Security bike team is celebrating a unique milestone after two members of the Campus Security team went to Colorado in May to attend the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association’s (LEBA) instructor training program. According to the head of Campus Security, Brian Sembo, U of…

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…

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