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Public transit needs space to expand

The City of Calgary’s proposed transit expansion has its usual group of naysayers. They’re homeowners who bemoan the changing character of their neighbourhoods, developers who prefer expressways and car owners who are worried about losing their space on the roads. Public transit proponents, on the other hand, have little political power. They’re people who likely…

West Campus ready for development

By Fabian Mayer, May 21 2015 — More details about the planned West Campus development have been released. 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 area is bound by Shaganappi Trail, 16th Avenue and…

Independent media still matters

Two weeks ago there was an outpouring of love and emotion on social media when Fast Forward (FFWD) announced the paper would stop printing on March 5. For the last 19 years, the free altweekly has been the defacto chronicle of Calgary’s artistic evolution. It’s hard to believe that a city of over one million…

Fighting about public art is a waste of time

By Derek Baker, March 5 2015 — On Monday, Feb. 23, city council rejected a motion to scrap funding for public art in Calgary. Currently, one per cent of construction costs on city infrastructure are set aside for public art. The proposed motion scrapped this allotment for 2015. It was made because of fear that…

Council under the influence

By Ashley Grey, January 29 2015 — Alcohol and work should never mix. Yet last week’s city council meeting wasted time arguing whether councillors should be able to drink on the job. The fact that this is even being discussed is embarrassing to our city. Instead of focusing on important municipal issues, councillors spent the…

Average citizens left behind in Calgary’s rapid growth

Calgary is a nice place to live. There’s a burgeoning arts scene and the skyline is nicer than it used to be. Unemployment is low. We even have a fancy bridge to cross the river. The problem isn’t what Calgary has. It’s that the city isn’t on offer for a large group of people. Calgary…

City council mulls 18-month freeze on secondary suite closures

By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Calgary city planners and councilors are considering an 18-month freeze on secondary suite closures. Ward 10 councilor Andre Chabot motioned to give all suite owners 18 months to bring legal and illegal suites up to standard on Monday, Nov. 17. The proposed 18-month period would be followed by…

Ruling in Michael Brown case reverberates in Calgary

By Chris Adams, November 25, 2014 — Outrage over a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown has reached Calgary. Around 200 protesters, including U of C students, gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m. to “stand in solidarity” with Ferguson, Missouri, the…

GIRAF animation festival celebrates 10 years

By Jason Herring, November 20 2014 — Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Calgary’s Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) aims to showcase the versatility of animation and exhibit a selection of local and international animated films. Quickdraw Animation Society, a non-profit centre in downtown Calgary that promotes animation through screenings and workshops, hosts the…

Tips for surviving a Calgary winter

By Derek Baker, November 20, 2014 — After three and a half days of autumn, the chilly fingers of winter have tightened their grip around the city. If this is your first winter in Calgary, or if you need a quick refresher on dealing with the cold, follow these pointers. If they don’t work out,…

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