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The Calgary Folk Music Festival celebrates 40th year at Prince’s Island Park

By Troy Hasselman, August 6, 2019 —  (with files from Kristy Koehler) The Calgary Folk Music Festival has come and gone for another year. The laid-back carnival of lawn chairs, tote bags and, of course, music took over Prince’s Island Park on the weekend for its 40th year with sets from notables such as Sharon…

Who’s Who in the SU: Vice-president external

By Gurman Sahota, August 1 2019 — In an effort to introduce new — or even continuing — students to representatives in the Students’ Union and in the Students’ Legislative Council throughout the spring and summer, the Gauntlet is running the series, ‘Who’s Who in the SU.’ The fifth instalment introduces Sadiya Nazir, vice-president external…

Zero Waste Festival shows social media is just the beginning of environmental activism

By Samantha Rigor, August 1 2019— Calgary’s first-ever Zero Waste Festival, put on by Plastic-Free YYC, highlighted the ups and downs of social media’s role in environmental issues.  Held on July 20 in East Village, the festival hosted a variety of booths that were well-visited. According to community relations managerTara Brady, the turnout for the…

Foods that may relieve some of your summer allergies

By Tori Taylor, July 25 2019 — Using food as a form of preventative medicine is an age-old practice for optimal health.  What we eat has a direct impact on how we feel and the state of our physical health. Many of us suffer from seasonal allergies. It is during the spring and summer months…

Cyclepalooza: Ten days of bringing YYC together through cycling

By Tori Taylor, July 31 2019 —   Cyclepalooza offers the citizens of Calgary an opportunity to band together in common interest. This ten-day event is held annually throughout Calgary. Promoting an active lifestyle and gathering people together to support positive hobbies is a great way to fuel local community. Every year in July, Cyclepalooza is…

Board of Governors representative appeal results are in: Ayachit as BOG Rep

By Gurman Sahota, July 31 2019 — On July 29, the Students’ Union Review Board decided to uphold the SU general election results of Board of Governors representative — allowing Ananya Ayachit to be the BOG rep for the 2019/20 term.  This decision comes after a lengthy appeals process that included an initial complaint filed…

Backstreet Boys 2019: Older, thirstier and still incredible

By Kristy Koehler,  July 31 2019— Backstreet was back at the Saddledome on July 24, bringing ‘90s nostalgia to a sold-out crowd.  They still know how to put on one hell of a show. BSB were last in Calgary in May 2015 and the thing that struck me most about their performance then was the…

Head-to-Head: No arena versus pro arena

No Arena Once again, the City of Calgary has brought the topic of a new arena into the public realm for discussion before city council makes a decision on July 30. While these discussions certainly aren’t new — a replacement for the Saddledome has been on the drawing board for the past decade — it’s…

Calgarians given extra day to submit comments on proposed arena project

By Drew Thomas, July 29 2019 — With deals curdling over the past half-decade it appears an agreement is in the works for the replacement of the old Saddledome. As the second-oldest arena in the NHL — Madison Square Garden is the only one older — commenters have questioned for years when Calgary’s iconic saddle…

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