Calgary at a Crossroads

Calgary at a Crossroads

Calgary at a crossroads

  • Olympic Plaza brick app Calgary

    Video Olympic Plaza brick app leads you to your Calgary '88 legacy

    by Danielle Nerman

    Ron McMahon spent four years and more than 1,000 hours geocoding more than 35,000 of the custom donor bricks in Olympic Plaza so you can use your smartphone to find your Calgary ‘88 legacy.

    Posted: Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 18, 2017 12:41 PM MT
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  • OLY Calgary 25th Anniversary 20130211

    Analysis A Calgary Olympic bid: Can it pull us out of the doldrums a second time?

    by Richard White

    Back in the '80s our city was in the dumps. We were in a recession, oil prices were way down, business vacancy rates were up. And so we threw ourselves a little party. The Winter Olympics. Would another Olympics be just the thing to boost our current collective Calgary fortunes?

    Posted: Jan 23, 2017 7:50 PM MT
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    Video Alberta economic downturn: Everything old is new again

    The story aired in January 1987, but putting fashion and film quality aside, this news report on the struggling Alberta economy is just as relevant today as it was three decades ago.

    Posted: Jan 12, 2017 12:55 PM MT video
  • Zainab Al Qaisi

    A year in Calgary: 3 dramatically different refugee stories for 3 different families

    by Judy Aldous

    CBC News reconnects with three refugee families we first met a year ago. One woman is thriving in her new home, another family is struggling to even get out of the house, and the third family has left town.

    Posted: Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016 8:44 AM MT
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    Opinion Calgary psychologist gives advice on getting through the downturn

    by Donna Sales

    “Sometimes we feel sorry for ourselves and that’s exactly what we need to do, for a while. It’s real, honest, and often warranted, too, because life is not fair.” Calgary psychologist Donna Sales on how we can best cope with the downturn. And how, “visiting self-pity for a while is okay, but we can’t stay there.”

    Posted: Nov 06, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Nov 06, 2016 9:04 AM MT
  • Lines of the City

    Calgary Camera Club's summer of earth, wind and fire

    Remember sun? Remember shorts and cocktails on the patio? Remember the rain? And then the rain? And the rain? As we brace for months of gloom, the Calgary Camera Club brightens things up with a few of its best moments from our city's summer.

    Posted: Nov 05, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Nov 09, 2016 1:56 PM MT
  • Western Canada Airways office

    Shiny new terminal just the latest in a long line of Calgary airports

    by Scott Dippel

    Calgary's aviation history has been anchored in numerous hangars and terminals. As YYC prepares to open a new terminal which doubles the size of the airport, it's time to look back at where flying has been based in Calgary over the years.

    Posted: Oct 22, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 24, 2016 4:40 PM MT
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  • Young people in Denver

    Denver and the allure it has for millennials

    by Rachel Maclean

    If you've ever travelled to Denver, you may notice it feels a bit like Calgary. And there are similarities. But the city south of the border is attracting millennials by the thousands while Calgary has recently lost some.

    Posted: Oct 20, 2016 5:12 PM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016 8:35 AM MT
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  • Calgary Saddledome Denver skyline

    Denver and Calgary: A tale of 2 similar but very different cities

    by Rachel Maclean

    Calgary could stand to learn a thing or two from Denver about getting off an energy rollercoaster. The cities have many similarities, but decades ago our friends south of the border charted a different path — and are reaping the benefits. Calgary? Well, our economic wagon is still pretty hitched to the boom-bust cycle.

    Posted: Oct 19, 2016 5:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 22, 2016 9:52 AM MT
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  • Calgary skyline

    Opinion George Brookman on Albertans' growing anger, and Calgary's future

    by George Brookman

    "It is ridiculous that we are not building pipelines to the East and West Coasts. The vast majority of Canadians know that it is short-sighted and poorly thought out, but at least part of the reason for that is Alberta’s own lack of selling itself over the past twenty plus years. We got fat, we got lazy and we quit selling,” George Brookman on what Alberta needs to do next.

    Posted: Oct 10, 2016 6:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 12:52 PM MT
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  • Calgary skyline

    Opinion Grappling with Calgary's 'new normal': Moving beyond words in a downturn

    by Doug Firby

    “We need to embrace the new normal now. Alberta’s deficit is soaring, thousands and thousands of people have lost their jobs, and we are at risk of falling into a self-perpetuating funk of economic and social stagnation if we don’t start acting soon.” Doug Kirby on some ideas from a recent forum, on how we in Calgary can start shaping our future.

    Posted: Oct 09, 2016 9:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 1:01 PM MT
  • King Ralph

    Ralph Klein's Calgary: Kicking around in the town he loved, in 1985

    Drinking at the St. Louis, checking out the brand new Saddledome, chatting about oil and gas. In 1985 then mayor Ralph Klein took our CBC cameras on a tour of the city. It was hard times for the energy industry, but he wanted to share what he loved about Calgary.

    Posted: Oct 02, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016 11:42 AM MT
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    Opinion Design wars: It's Edmonton vs. Calgary for the architectural cup

    by Richard White

    While Edmonton is the media darling of late, if you examine the 'battle of two city centres' from an urban design perspective, Calgary might actually be winning. Richard White on the race between Alberta's two biggest cities as they try to outdesign each other.

    Posted: Oct 01, 2016 6:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016 4:41 PM MT
  • 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 25, 2016 6:20 PM 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
    Last Updated: Feb 19, 2017 10:58 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
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    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


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