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Calgary at a Crossroads

Calgary at a crossroads

  • Calgary roads

    Opinion A look down the road, at Calgary's future roads

    by Willem Klumpenhouwer

    “Enter my generation, the first in 60 years that sees vehicles as a luxury instead of a necessity.” Willem Klumpenhouwer on how demographic change gives us a chance to redesign our city.

    Posted: Sep 24, 2016 12:00 PM MT read comments
  • Calgary Railway Tracks

    Analysis Possible futures for the CP Rail line in downtown Calgary

    by Richard White

    'The track of the Canadian Pacific Railway is a fundamental part of our urban geography,' says Richard White. But is it an economic link to the world, or a bit of urban blight? And what's the future of the steel rails that run through Calgary's core?

    Posted: Sep 17, 2016 9:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016 11:59 AM MT
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  • Sean Somers

    Analysis Calgary's brash brand of NIMBYism and why we pay so much attention to it

    by Robson Fletcher

    Some fear immigrants. Some fear poor people. Some fear trees. They're known, pejoratively, as NIMBYs (an acronym for not-in-my-backyard!) and they've been on full display in Calgary lately.

    Posted: Sep 15, 2016 8:28 AM MT
    Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016 8:31 AM MT
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  • Calgary is crooked map

    Video The crooked heart of Calgary: A quirk of history

    by Danielle Nerman

    Ever noticed that all of Calgary's downtown avenues slant slightly to the southeast? The maps prove it and history tells us that the Canadian Pacific Railway is to blame.

    Posted: Sep 03, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Sep 03, 2016 10:22 AM MT
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  • Calgary Fire Department mascot wearing his fireman's hat, date unknown.

    Photos Calgary's dogs through the ages

    Loyal friends, military mascots, brave trackers, skilled hunters. Whether they've been trained to help the North West Mounted Police, forced to sit with a biscuit on their nose, or dressed up in baby clothes and plunked in a pram, dogs have long been part Calgary's fabric. Check out these nifty photos of Calgarians and their four-legged friends through the ages.

    Posted: Aug 27, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016 10:10 AM MT
  • National Dog Day in Calgary

    It's National Dog Day! Here's a look at Calgary's pups

    Did you know Calgary has more than 99,500 dogs licensed in the city as of August this year? We take a peek at some of those residents and other interesting facts about dogs in the city.

    Posted: Aug 26, 2016 4:17 PM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016 5:26 PM MT
  • grass long

    Calgary neighbourhood bylaw open to suggestions from public

    The city wants your feedback on rules governing odd smells, noise, weeds, open fires and eyesores in your community in preparation for a Community Standards Bylaw update.

    Posted: Aug 25, 2016 5:36 PM MT
  • Calgary Airport Dinosaurs

    Analysis Signs of the times: Calgary's evolving identity

    by Cailynn Klingbeil

    From weirdly cute bears wearing cowboy hats, to a Stampede city, to a 'progressive industrial centre'. Calgary's long history of slogans and welcome signs, tells us something about who we were, are and want to be.

    Posted: Aug 06, 2016 8:00 AM MT
  • Calgary at a Cross: 5 big ideas

    5 big ideas from some of Calgary's biggest brains

    by Erin Collins

    Congress 2016 is an annual gathering of Canada's big thinkers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This year it was held in Calgary and many of the big thinkers were from the local university. Here are five big ideas to mull over from five of the University of Calgary's big thinkers.

    Posted: Jul 24, 2016 5:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 7:06 PM MT
  • Portraits of an Alberta recession

    Faces of the recession: Calgary photographer Michael Heywood documents downturn through intimate portraits

    by David Bell

    Recessions can be measured in terms of lost incomes and jobs, but behind the numbers are people: grandmothers, welders, church pastors, information technology managers and tens of thousands of others. These are our friends, our neighbours, our family members and each has their own story and experience.

    Posted: Jul 17, 2016 9:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016 5:27 PM MT
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  • Alta Tory Leadership 20160706

    Opinion Why Jason Kenney could be the best thing to happen to Rachel Notley

    by Corey Hogan

    If the right is to be united, a united right under the Jason Kenney model is as good as it gets for the NDP – and likely better than the status quo, says political analyst Corey Hogan.

    Posted: Jul 16, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 31, 2016 10:35 AM MT
  • Angela Gladue (ONE TIME ONLY PHOTO)

    Opinion Indigenous Calgarians struggle to find their cultural identity

    by James Wilt

    "Indigenous people will have a significant impact on the identity and direction of the city." James Wilt, explores the complexities of identity for indigenous peoples living in Calgary — what it means and who gets to decide.

    Posted: Jul 10, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016 2:24 PM MT
  • Calgary 1988 Olympics

    Q&A Olympics helped create Calgary in surprising ways

    by Harry Hiller

    Sociologist Harry Hiller says there is no doubt that, whether it was planned that way or not, the Calgary Olympics truly represented the emergence of a new kind of city.

    Posted: Jun 22, 2016 2:26 PM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 23, 2016 5:36 PM MT
  • Calgary graffiti

    Analysis Calgary graffiti: The good, the bad and the reason it's not all bad

    by Dick Averns

    The intersection of cultures. The expressions of the marginalized. The way we form community. Artist and art professor Dick Averns on why we should give Calgary's graffiti a second look.

    Posted: Jun 18, 2016 9:00 AM MT read comments
  • Calgary Skyline Sunset

    Revitalizing Calgary's core: Some possibilities for rebirth

    by Richard White

    Richard White on how other cities have weathered tough economic times and downturns, and what Calgary can learn from their success. From off the wall ideas, to stuff that's already happening to keep our core vibrant.

    Posted: Jun 17, 2016 11:59 AM MT
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    Opinion Calgary in transition: Advice for new graduates trying to score a job

    by Heather Heasman

    “This is about how Calgary as a city is struggling with the loss of identity and certainty.” Finals are underway, and then what? Some tough love advice from Heather Heasman for new graduates entering a workforce, where the downturn has been a game changer.

    Posted: Jun 16, 2016 6:00 AM MT read comments
  • Funeral held for Calgarian who died alone

    Funerals held each year for dozens of Calgarians who die alone

    by Monty Kruger

    Quite a bit of work goes into preparing a funeral for those who die in Calgary with no friends or family to claim them. The province says the goal is to provide "dignity in death" whether they are a "prince or pauper."

    Posted: May 28, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jun 05, 2016 2:44 PM MT
  • Reaching For The Sky

    Calgary Camera Club turns its lens on the city

    by Joe Harley

    We asked the good people of the Calgary Camera Club if they'd share their visions of Calgary with us.

    Posted: May 22, 2016 11:04 AM MT read comments
  • Calgary Francophone Community Map

    Interactive Francophone homes in Calgary, by community

    French may be one of Canada's official languages, but it's not a particularly popular mother tongue in Calgary. Still, there are pockets of Francophone households throughout the city, concentrated more in some areas than others.

    Posted: May 21, 2016 11:00 AM MT
  • Paul Brandt Ranchman's

    How Calgary shaped Paul Brandt's evolution from a 7-year-old 'word nerd' to a country music singer

    by Mike Symington

    From Ranchman's, where he was in talent competitions, to the Baptist church and his spiritual awakening, to the confluence of the Bow and Elbow: country music singer Paul Brandt shows us his Calgary — the places in our city that matter the most to him.

    Posted: May 21, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: May 22, 2016 11:23 AM MT
  • Canadian Pacific station being demolished in 1969.

    Analysis The debate over preserving Calgary's architectural heritage

    by Harry Sanders

    'Call me elitist, but I wouldn’t trust the masses to vote on which buildings to keep or whether we should,' says Calgary historian Harry Sanders, as he explores the arguments for and against preserving our city's architectural past.

    Posted: May 15, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: May 23, 2016 8:53 AM MT
  • Graduates cost of college

    Opinion New graduates need to manage expectations in the downturn

    by Brad Donaldson

    'Students should be encouraged to find a job – any job – in their chosen industry and work their way up through the field,' SAIT academic VP Brad Donaldson advises new graduates.

    Posted: May 14, 2016 1:00 PM MT
  • The Brotherhood of Mankind

    How 'disgraceful' naked Brotherhood of Mankind statues became a Calgary icon

    by Meg Wilcox

    'People were shocked and appalled and thought it was disgraceful' – The story of how the Brotherhood of Mankind statues came to Calgary.

    Posted: May 14, 2016 8:00 AM MT read comments

    Reading Calgary: How 12 authors have captured our city's character

    by Shaun Hunter

    “When we read Calgary’s literature, we become aware of our city’s deeper identity.” Booms, busts, murders, mayhem and everyday life. Calgary's complexity in literature. Twelve books you're going to want to check out.

    Posted: May 13, 2016 7:30 AM MT
    Last Updated: May 15, 2016 1:12 PM MT
  • University graduates

    Opinion Job advice for Calgary grads

    by Colleen Bangs

    "The worst thing you could do is sit in the basement and become an expert gamer while waiting for the price of oil to rise.” Calgary in a downturn and things are tough. But there are things young people can do to put them on the right path.

    Posted: May 03, 2016 7:39 PM MT
    Last Updated: May 04, 2016 7:38 AM MT
  • Folkfest2

    Analysis Doug Dirks on culture shock and Calgary arts

    by Doug Dirks

    The days of complaining like a bored teenager about how there's nothing to do in Calgary are clearly over. The CBC's Doug Dirks on culture shock, the wild '80s and Calgary's ever growing arts scene. How it's time to abandon the "Calgary ovation."

    Posted: May 01, 2016 11:11 AM MT
    Last Updated: May 01, 2016 10:25 PM MT
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  • Earls chefs in US

    Opinion What Earls dropping Alberta beef says about Alberta

    by Janet Brown

    Janet Brown on Earls' decision to drop Alberta beef — what it says about a changing market strategy, and change in who we are.

    Posted: Apr 29, 2016 8:00 PM MT read comments
  • Derek Beaulieu

    Opinion The men and women who wrote our city

    by Derek Beaulieu

    'The citizens of Calgary tend to be unaware of our rich literary past - of the writers who have walked our pathways and lived in our neighbourhoods.' On the day he hands over the baton as Calgary's poet laureate, Derek Beaulieu writes of our city's literary landscape.

    Posted: Apr 25, 2016 2:15 PM MT
    Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016 3:52 PM MT
  • Travelling Light, Big Blue Ring

    Opinion The big blue hoop: A lens on Calgary's soul

    by Aritha Van Herk

    "We might believe that our character is formed by economics or geology, but there are deeper footings underwriting Calgary, despite our oblivion or our deliberate disregard." Aritha van Herk on a big blue hoop and our city's form and substance.

    Posted: Apr 24, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Apr 24, 2016 8:28 AM MT
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  • Winter Garden Chihuly sculptures

    Analysis Calgary's lesser known art: statues, paintings, memorials and manhole covers

    by Meg Wilcox

    Have a ramble around the city and check out some art that you've probably walked by a dozen times, and never noticed. Meg Wilcox brings us a list of 10 places in Calgary communities to find art where you might not expect it.

    Posted: Apr 23, 2016 6:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 03, 2016 9:44 AM MT


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