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University of Calgary first-year residence programs are overpriced when compared to the market

By Trevor Landsburg, October 13, 2017 —  The University of Calgary’s first-year residence plans are overpriced for what they provide to students. Rundle and Kananaskis hall, the two first-year residence buildings, provide an 18-square-metre room equipped with a desk, mini-fridge, bookshelf, single bed, dresser and bulletin board. In a standard plan the main room and mini-fridge…

Calgary should not pursue an Olympic bid

By Barrett Schultz, September 29, 2017 — Whether it be a new hockey arena or the potential 2026 Olympic bid, Calgary is buzzing with talk of sports infrastructure. The 1988 Games happened a lifetime ago and it feels like the city has waited long enough for a new Olympic bid. On the surface, it’s fun,…

The Flames ending their arena pursuit is a political play

By Jason Herring, September 20 2017 — Seattle is building a new hockey arena. The city’s mayor recently agreed to a $600-million privately financed arena, set to open by 2020. This couldn’t be further from what happened last week in Calgary and that’s no coincidence. On Sept. 12, Calgary Flames CEO Ken King dropped a…

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