Mariel Buckley embarks on summer tour with pair of Calgary dates

By Liam Dawe, July 10 2018 —  Calgary’s Mariel Buckley kicked off her summer tour at local microbrewery Citizen Brewing Co. on July 3, on the heels of her spring release, Driving In the Dark. The singer-songwriter is embarking on a run of brewpub concerts throughout Western Canada, making stops in the Kootenays en route to…

Look east of Calgary to the Badlands for your next summer hike

By Aurora Anderson, July 10 2018 — When thinking about hiking in Alberta, we often only consider the Rocky Mountains located right in our backyard. However, look northeast for another great hiking experience. Here are some great places to check out if you’re in the mood for an adventure in the Badlands:   Drumheller’s pathways:…

Mikey’s Juke Joint closure shows need to support local live music

July 7 2018 — “All of us that have worked in the music industry, it’s a calling for a lot of people, a passion. It’s meaningful, driven by the heart. But it’s not without its challenges,” said Andrew Mosker. Mosker is the president and CEO of the National Music Centre. These are his thoughts on…

SU passes amendments to Sustainability Policy

By Matty Hume, July 6 2018 — At the July 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting, SLC members unanimously passed amendments to the Students’ Union Sustainability Policy. The amendments comprehensively rebuild the policy, altering its definition of sustainability to mirror the one used by the United Nations. “It’s an updated definition, which is what the UN…

Our horoscopes predict your Stampede experience

By Frankie Hart, July 6 2018 — Cancer  (June 21 – July 22) You will get a little too caught up in the Stampede spirit and get knocked out after moshing to the Stampede Showband. Leo  (July 23 – Aug. 22) Vowing revenge after getting kicked out of Stampede, you decide to host your own outdoor show. Your colossal…

Ghostface Killah passes through Calgary like apparition in the night

By Thomas Johnson, July 6 2018 — The most prolific swordsman of the fabled Wu-Tang Clan made a pit-stop in Calgary Thursday, coinciding but unaffiliated with the start of Stampede. A little before 1 a.m., Ghostface Killah stepped onto the Marquee stage in full Chicago Bulls regalia, brim low on his brow. He jumped into his verse…

Calgary Board of Education trustee misses over one-third of school board meetings

By Jason Herring, July 5 2018 — The president of the Calgary and District Labour Council (CDLC) is raising concerns about the attendance records of one Calgary Board of Education (CBE) trustee. Alexander Shevalier says documents obtained through the provincial Freedom of Information Act show that Mike Bradshaw, a first-time school board trustee for Wards…

Sean Chu announces increased police presence on northwest Red Line

By Matty Hume, July 5 2018 — Throughout July and August, there will be an increased presence of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and Transit Peace Officers between the Brentwood and Tuscany LRT stations, Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu announced from the Dalhousie LRT platform Thursday afternoon. Chu described the initiative as a joint effort between…

SU reports $98,000-plus deficit for 2018 Bermuda Shorts Day

By Matty Hume, July 4 2018 — During the July 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting, Students’ Union vice-president operations and finance Kevin Dang stated that the 2018 Bermuda Shorts Day event ran a $98,000-plus deficit. “It was slightly over $98,000,” Dang said, responding to an inquiry about the event’s deficit from SU business representative Ananya…

The King Eddy Hotel is back in the blues business

By Thomas Johnson, July 4 2018 — Another live music venue is coming to Calgary this summer. The King Edward Hotel has sat abandoned for the better part of 15 years. Now, as a part of the East Village revitalization project, the historic milieu will be returned to its former glory alongside the National Music Centre. “We…

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