Tagged alberta

Calgary community farm faces eviction for ring road expansion

By Justin Schellenberg, October 12 2018 — Calgary’s largest urban farm is facing eviction to make room for the city’s ring road expansion. But according to the group’s director, the displacement isn’t necessary. Grow Calgary, which claims to be the largest community farm in Canada, has been growing crops beside the Trans Canada Highway near…

Yes, no, maybe so: YYC Olympic bid 2026

By Matty Hume, September 28 2018 — From council chamber debates to plebiscites and 10-digit price tags to municipal government leaks, Calgary’s potential bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics remains an ever-present topic of buzz and debate around the city. While that debate continues in Calgary’s city council, non-governmental advocacy groups are also taking…

U of C keeping higher education sober with Cannabis Policy

By Jason Herring, September 24 2018 — Despite the impending Oct. 17 legalization of cannabis across Canada, students at the University of Calgary will have to venture off-campus to light up a legal joint. The U of C unveiled its stand-alone Cannabis Policy on Sept. 24, but the policy doesn’t come into effect until Oct….

Grassroots advocacy group rallies for public transportation in the prairies

By Matty Hume, September 10 2018 — Approximately a dozen protesters gathered in front of Calgary’s McDougall Centre, the city’s provincial government office, on Labour Day to call for provincial action in developing a publically-funded alternative to affordable transportation. This comes following Greyhound Canada’s announcement that they will end all routes in Western Canada, effective…

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