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Students’ Union sets municipal advocacy priorities

By Zarif Alibhai and Scott Strasser, January 19 2017 — With the Calgary municipal election next October, the University of Calgary Students’ Union has set their municipal lobbying and advocacy priorities. SU vice-president external Tristan Bray presented the union’s priorities for city issues at Students’ Legislative Council on Jan. 17. A highlight of the SU’s…

Construction begins on renamed University District development

By Fabian Mayer, October 13 2015 — Construction on the University District, formerly known as West Campus, recently began in earnest, and bulldozers now roam the site. The West Campus Development Trust (WCDT) is in charge of designing and planning the new community, which will be built on the vacant land west of campus. The…

Calgary Outlink faces dissolution after accusations of racism

By Melanie Woods, September 10 2015 — The Calgary Outlink Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity pulled out of Calgary Pride, suspended all services until further notice and is facing dissolution following accusations of structural racism and mismanagement within the organization. Outlink has operated in Calgary for over 25 years. It provided workshops, an LGBTQ-specific…

Calgary ready for marijuana to roll into town

By Sean Willett, September 10, 2015 — Calgary took its first tentative steps into the world of medical marijuana this summer with the opening of the 420 Clinic in Inglewood. Fortunately, the city may have a plan ready before Calgary’s first dispensaries open their doors. The 420 Clinic, which is the first of its kind…

Campus groups embrace Pride like never before

By Fabian Mayer, September 10 2015 — This year’s Calgary Pride Parade featured more involvement from University of Calgary student groups than years prior. The Students’ Union marched in the parade as an official organization for the first time. Vice-president student life Kirsty McGowan is excited about the SU’s participation. “We obviously do a lot…

CalgaryNEXT continues our sporting legacy

Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 3, 2015 — Proposed arena CalgaryNEXT aims to replace both the Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium as the main sporting venue in Calgary. Headed by the Calgary Flames, the $890-million project has received its fair share of criticism. Opponents have mockingly dubbed it “the roach dome” for its bizarre architectural design that…

Calgary City Council reaches rare compromise on secondary suites

By Fabian Mayer, May 21 2015 — Secondary suite advocates scored a victory last week when Calgary City Council passed the first reading of a bylaw that would legalize secondary suites in four inner-city wards. Secondary suites are separate housing units inside single-family homes, usually basements with their own kitchen and bathroom and typically rented…

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