Calgary at a Crossroads

Calgary at a Crossroads

Calgary at a crossroads

  • 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: May 28, 2016 8:04 AM 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. Mex 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: Apr 29, 2016 8:41 AM MT
  • Calgary 6155 downtown skyline skyscrapers brookfield place crane construction

    Opinion Current Torontonian writes on his Calgary past, and the city's present

    by Fred Youngs

    'It is an economic calamity that is exacting a very human price.' With reflections from someone who spent 15 years as CBC Calgary's bureau chief, Fred Youngs offers the perspective of someone who's left the city but finds Calgary hasn't left him.

    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016 2:07 PM MT
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