Tagged alberta

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…

Alberta Parks finalizes management plan for Castle Parks

By Matty Hume, June 28 2018 — The Alberta government has released a final management plan for Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildlands Provincial Park. The parks span approximately 80,000 hectares in Southern Alberta along the British Columbia border. According to senior parks planner Brad Tucker, the management plan outlines both the use and protection…

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