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City of Calgary must protect displaced residents

November 30 2017 — Calgary’s rental market is baffling, to say the least. Calgary is not only the only major Canadian city without a streamlined application process for secondary suites, but it’s also now a city where apartment buildings almost collapse on their residents. On Nov. 23, the 125 residents of Kensington Manor, along with…

Advanced voting stations open on campus

By Justin Schellenberg, October 4 2017 — Advanced voting stations for the Calgary municipal election are open on campus on Oct. 4–6 and 10–11 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in the Taylor Family Digital Library. Naheed Nenshi, who is running for re-election as mayor, visited MacHall on Oct. 4 to raise awareness of advanced polling at the University…

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,…

CalgaryNEXT project featured at U of C Debate Society event

By Scott Strasser, March 31 2017 — The University of Calgary Debate Society (UCDS) hosted the second event of their “Great Debates” series on March 29 at the Calgary Central Public Library. The debate focused on the CalgaryNEXT project. CalgaryNEXT is a proposed development in the city’s West Village. The project includes building a multi-purpose…

Students’ Union holds second Lobby Training Program

By Scott Strasser, October 27 2016 — The Students’ Union held their second annual Lobby Training Program on Oct. 26, giving University of Calgary students a peek into the world of student-government relations. The Lobby Training Program started last year as one of former SU vice-president external Romy Garrido’s platform points. The goal of the…

Calgary city council rejects two proposals on secondary suite reform

By Scott Strasser, August 1 2016 — Calgary city council voted down two proposals regarding secondary suite reform on July 25, maintaining the city’s stance on the issue and its strategy for handling it. Coun. Shane Keating’s proposed method for easing the secondary suite application process was voted down 8–7, while Coun. Andre Chabot’s proposed…

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