Hey Calgary! What's the word on the street?
Thoughts from the downtown during this downturn
Call them everyday anxieties.
As Calgarians try to adjust to living in a downturn, it's easy to get lost in big numbers. Layoffs by the thousands, double digit drops in housing starts and of course — the falling price of oil.
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But for most of us, the reality of the economic upheaval is felt on a more personal level. We notice things changing in our city every day. Especially the mood on the street.
We walked the streets of downtown the other day, and chatted to Calgarians as they went about their work.
They told us about their everyday anxieties.
Calgary at a Crossroads is CBC Calgary's special focus on life in our city during the downturn. A look at Calgary's culture, identity and what it means to be Calgarian. Read more stories from the series at Calgary at a Crossroads.