Tagged Government of 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…

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…

U of C tackle marijuana legalization with on-campus forum

By Justin Schellenberg, February 13 2018 — The University of Calgary held a forum on Feb. 5 to discuss the future legalization of recreational marijuana and its potential impacts on society. The event, titled “Clearing the Smoke about Cannabis,” aimed to provide research-based evidence on issues surrounding the substance. Four speakers presented their findings, followed by…

Student advocacy group sets sights on deferred maintenance

By Daniel Huss, October 13 2017 — The Council of Alberta’s University Students (CAUS) is making growing maintenance debt an advocacy priority. Deferred maintenance debt at the University of Calgary has grown from under $100 million in 2000 to nearly $487 million in 2016. Deferred maintenance is repair work on campus delayed for future budgets….

Reinstated STEP program begins accepting applications

By Fabian Mayer, January 28 2016 — The student summer job search is already underway and will likely be especially competitive given the province’s uncertain economic climate. However, there is some positive news for students, as the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) started accepting applications from employers on Jan. 25. Small businesses and non-profits can…

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