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
  • TBT Oil Forecast

    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
  • 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: Feb 20, 2017 1:28 PM 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
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    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
  • Jack Peach on Calgary in 1910

    Sunday April 24, 2016

    Audio Jack Peach on Calgary in 1910

    Jack Peach talks about Calgary's city hall, services and commerce in 1910.

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  • Jack Peach on Calgary's Alberta Hotel

    Sunday April 24, 2016

    Audio Jack Peach on Calgary's Alberta Hotel

    Jack Peach talks about the old Alberta Hotel, once the city's meeting place.

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  • 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: Apr 15, 2017 5:59 PM 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: Aug 11, 2016 3:42 PM MT
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  • ALTA BUDGET 20160414

    Opinion The Alberta budget will polarize the political system

    by Duane Bratt

    Duane Bratt on the political gamble that is the Alberta budget. And whether it will turn the NDP into a 'one hit wonder.'

    Posted: Apr 16, 2016 7:00 AM MT read comments
  • Rachel Notley

    Opinion Why Rachel Notley's budget should raise taxes, spend political capital and play it cool

    by Corey Hogan

    Compromising with those who will never support the government is a good way to lose the support of those who do, Corey Hogan writes in budget advice for Premier Rachel Notley.

    Posted: Apr 13, 2016 6:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Apr 14, 2016 12:14 PM MT
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  • A pumpjack in southwestern Alberta

    Junior oil sector hit hardest amid downturn

    by Tracy Johnson

    When times are good, the junior energy sector is the place to go to make real money —third house and a polo pony kind of money. But when times are bad, like they are now, it gets rough. Will the junior sector survive this downturn?

    Posted: Apr 07, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Apr 10, 2016 7:49 AM MT
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  • Art installation at Fort Calgary

    Fort Calgary art installation evokes outlines of original fort

    by Scott Dippel

    The fort at Fort Calgary is long gone. But a new art installation gives visitors a sense of the police fort's size.

    Posted: Apr 02, 2016 7:00 AM MT read comments
  • Sled3

    Analysis Calgary's music scene, and how it shapes us

    by Drew Anderson

    As Juno Week in Calgary kicks into full swing, Drew Anderson muses on the music of our lives: how we form community, express identity and understand ourselves though music.

    Posted: Mar 31, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016 4:23 PM MT
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    Calgarians share their sacred spaces

    When Richard White wrote about his sacred spaces, it generated a lot of responses with Calgarians sharing their special places with us.

    Posted: Mar 27, 2016 12:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017 2:18 PM MT
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    Analysis Alberta and oil prices: How Middle East geopolitics and religion affect our future

    by Harrie Vredenburg and Tim Marchant

    For better or for worse, Calgary's well-being and prospects hinge on the world price of oil. Local experts Harrie Vredenburg and Tim Marchant look at the escalating rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia, why oil prices fell and what keeps them low.

    Posted: Mar 27, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: May 01, 2016 4:44 PM MT
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  • Arlene Dickinson

    Opinion Arlene Dickinson on Calgary's recession

    by Arlene Dickinson

    “Alberta is a province full of wealthy individuals. It’s time for these individuals to step up and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Arlene Dickinson's call to arms. The Calgary entrepreneur on the dangers of downplaying the recession. What government and individuals need to do right now.

    Posted: Mar 21, 2016 4:16 PM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016 10:30 AM MT
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  • Frank Graves

    Interactive How Alberta and the energy sector look through the eyes of Canadians

    by Robson Fletcher

    We asked 2,098 people from across the country all sorts of questions that relate to Alberta's current situation and boiled down some of the most interesting results into a handful of colourful and interactive graphs, which you'll find in this story.

    Posted: Mar 20, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016 6:47 AM MT
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  • Calgary police mugs

    Photos Horse thieves, prostitutes and forgers: Century-old mugshots offer unique glimpse of history

    by Sean Corscadden, Noreen Barros

    Sylvia the manicurist was a prostitute who frequented opium dens. Frank the farmer was caught stealing horses. Harry from Austria was busted with vagrancy and escaping custody. These Calgary Police Service mugshots offer unique perceptions of gender, race, ethnic origin and crime a century ago.

    Posted: Mar 19, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 26, 2016 4:11 PM MT
  • Break-In Rate Calgary 2015

    Interactive Calgary break-ins: Check out how often thieves hit your 'hood

    Calgary break-ins spiked by 56 per cent last year. How many happened in your community? And which neighbourhoods were hardest hit? These maps may surprise you.

    Posted: Mar 17, 2016 7:55 AM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 18, 2016 10:52 AM MT
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  • EKOS CBC Poll

    Economy and environment weigh heavy on Canadians: EKOS-CBC poll

    by Tricia Lo

    A new EKOS-CBC poll suggests that Canadians are feeling torn between the priorities of economic growth and those of environmental stewardship, particularly when it comes to the oil and gas industry.

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  • Turner Siding railway stop

    Calgary's railway history from Jack Peach

    Jack Peach meets us on the platform and we catch a ride along the rails of Calgary's train history. Whistle stops and long gone stations.

    Posted: Mar 13, 2016 10:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016 10:09 AM MT
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  • Layoff Alternatives

    Q&A In It Together speakers series hopes to turn the tables on negative talk in Calgary

    “The danger of just riding it out is that we have no idea when it will come back," says Jeff Bradshaw who has organized a speakers series bringing industry and civic thinkers together to find solutions.

    Posted: Mar 08, 2016 7:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016 7:15 PM MT
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  • Jim Gray

    Energy East politics must give way to national interest, says Jim Gray

    by Tricia Lo

    Oil veteran Jim Gray weighs in on the politics of Energy East. He speaks Tuesday at a series intended to find creative solutions in the midst of the downturn.

    Posted: Mar 07, 2016 8:11 PM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016 10:10 PM MT
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  • Marcia Slater

    Opinion Take a trip inside the Glenbow's cultural artifact collections

    by Marcia Slater

    There's a room at the Glenbow where a good bit of Calgary's cultural history is housed. Bits and bobs used by everyday Calgarians (and a few famous folk) who have called this place home for well over a century.

    Posted: Mar 05, 2016 12:00 PM MT
  • Alberta Rockies

    Analysis The Rockies: How they shape us as individuals and as a city

    by David Gray

    David Gray on why we live here and our personal relationship with the mountains.

    Posted: Mar 05, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 12, 2016 2:54 PM MT
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  • Ogden streetcars

    Opinion Calgary's great neighbourhoods created by transit-oriented development, just look at the past

    by Harry Sanders

    Public transportation helped shape some of the city's favourite neighhourhoods. As we look to the Calgary's future, transit-oriented development can do the same.

    Posted: Mar 03, 2016 7:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 04, 2016 10:24 AM MT
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  • Calgary Real Estate 20150514

    Analysis Suburbs' fabric shifts as jobs move away from the downtown core

    by Richard White

    Richard White on how our relationship with the suburbs is changing as "work" is now nearer to "life," and how our vision of the city can change from being one from the core out to the suburbs in.

    Posted: Mar 02, 2016 7:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 06, 2016 8:52 AM MT
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  • Eau Claire Market, Calgary

    Behind the failure of Calgary's 'core of the core'

    by Scott Dippel

    There's an art and a science to building neighbourhoods. Sometimes, mistakes get made. As new plans for Eau Claire sit before city council, we'll look at why the old plan failed to build a community hub, and what's been learned.

    Posted: Mar 01, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 10, 2016 6:19 PM MT
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  • Vintage Calgary oil traders

    Audio A look at Calgary 'firsts' and the legacy they left

    “Once upon a time, for a few short weeks, downtown Calgary saw so much cash changing hands at a feverish clip, that it had to be stuffed into wastepaper baskets and carried to the banks on Eighth Avenue.” This is Jack Peach's Calgary.

    Posted: Feb 28, 2016 8:00 AM MT read comments audio
  • Calgary Peace Bridge

    Analysis Public Art: Building Calgary's civic identity one utility box at a time

    by Meg Wilcox

    Meg Wilcox takes an in-depth look at Calgary's public art and what it says about us as a city. From the megaprojects that are giving our downtown a new sense of cool to the smaller pieces that dot our local neighbourhoods, and how we've even learned to love some stuff we hated. It's a complex system that generates controversy.

    Posted: Feb 26, 2016 8:21 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 27, 2016 12:47 PM MT
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  • downturn deals chuck rose

    Calgary downturn has some businesses offering discounts

    by Evelyne Asselin

    Downturn or not, many Calgarians still want to grab a beer and a burger — have a night on the town. As cash gets tighter, some of our city's restaurants and entertainment venues are coming up with deals and lowering their prices.

    Posted: Feb 26, 2016 12:17 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016 2:23 PM MT
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    Video Calgary Olympian Mark Tewksbury shows us his city

    by Mike Symington

    Mark Tewksbury tours us around his personal Calgary. The places in our city that mean the most to him and the places that changed his life.

    Posted: Feb 26, 2016 5:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 14, 2016 2:33 PM MT
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  • Lake Bonaventure

    Interactive Calgary Community Quiz: Do all our suburbs really look the same?

    Rising like mountains beyond mountains, our city's neighbourhoods stand out on the landscape, but can you tell Huntington Hills from Harvest Hills? Taradale from Martindale? Lake Bonavista from Lake Bonaventure?

    Posted: Feb 25, 2016 3:31 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016 11:57 AM MT
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  • Prairie Sky, Calgary co-housing

    Communal living in Calgary could solve housing issues

    by James Wilt

    James Wilt explores the idea of co-housing in Calgary. Where people live in private units, but have shared common spaces, and some common rituals. He tells us how what could seem like faux-communism, may actually be a Calgary problem solver

    Posted: Feb 25, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 28, 2016 11:50 AM MT
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  • Finance Minister Joe Ceci

    Analysis Alberta's fiscal update: Difficult choices ahead

    by Trevor Tombe

    “Many were expecting the worst, and they weren't disappointed.” Calgary economist Trevor Tombe digs into Alberta's latest budget update. He says while there is no need to panic, there are serious conversations to be had, and difficult choices to face.

    Posted: Feb 24, 2016 7:31 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016 7:49 PM MT
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  • Mark Tewksbury on junior high

    Wednesday February 24, 2016

    Video Mark Tewksbury on junior high

    Mark Tewksbury tours us around his personal Calgary. The places in our city that mean the most to him and the places that changed his life.

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  • Mark Tewksbury on Victoria's Restaurant

    Wednesday February 24, 2016

    Video Mark Tewksbury on Victoria's Restaurant

    Mark Tewksbury tours us around his personal Calgary. The places in our city that mean the most to him and the places that changed his life.

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  • Mark Tewksbury's Chinook mall

    Wednesday February 24, 2016

    Video Mark Tewksbury's Chinook mall

    Mark Tewksbury tours us around his personal Calgary. The places in our city that mean the most to him and the places that changed his life.

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  • Francis Byron

    Calgary's downturn through a salon's window view on the city

    by Dave Gilson

    Sometimes his clients have tears in their eyes, but a sure sign of the bust for Francis Byron are the DIY haircuts.

    Posted: Feb 22, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 01, 2016 11:49 AM MT
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  • 1912 Calgary

    Jack Peach's Calgary circa 1912, or so

    Here's another audio trip back in time with Jack Peach when Calgarians sipped cocktails on rooftops during earthquakes, the fashionable folks rented luxury apartments that came equipped with reception halls and the central library was a hallmark of civilization.

    Posted: Feb 21, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016 2:31 PM MT
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    Opinion Here is the word on the street in Calgary during the downturn

    We've been hoofing it through the downtown core recently, asking folks how things are going in the downturn. And while there might be fewer people out and about, there's still a lot of optimism around.

    Posted: Feb 19, 2016 3:09 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016 11:58 AM MT
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  • Calgary high school teen pressure

    Calgary high schools hire psychologists to help kids cope

    Two Calgary high schools have hired psychologists to help their students cope with the combined pressures of parental expectations, university admission requirements and the financial downturn.

    Posted: Feb 18, 2016 5:13 PM MT read comments audio
  • Matt Grace

    Opinion Hey Calgary! What's the word on the street?

    We took a stroll though downtown Calgary the other day, and bumped into a bunch of people doing their thing. Making sandwiches. Shining shoes. Building office towers. We asked them how they were feeling about the city these days. Here's what they had to say.

    Posted: Feb 17, 2016 7:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 19, 2016 3:37 PM MT
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  • Calgary colours by the river

    Calgary colours: The hues and shades of our city

    by Tim Loblaw

    Chicken-on-the Way yellow. Peace Bridge red. Road salt grey. Calgary is a city of shades and hues. Especially this time of year. Tim Loblaw on the colours that make up our city.

    Posted: Feb 16, 2016 8:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Mar 27, 2016 2:50 PM MT
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  • Calgary real estate market

    Q&A Calgary's real estate future: questions and answers

    What's the best course of action in the downturn, and are we headed toward another real estate train wreck like the one of 1982?

    Posted: Feb 16, 2016 4:55 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016 6:56 AM MT
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  • kids tough economic times

    Analysis Calgary's downturn: a time to teach our children some valuable lessons

    by Caroline McDonald-Harker

    Sociologist Caroline McDonald-Harker on how we can use Calgary's economic downturn as a way to bring families together, and teach children some important life skills.

    Posted: Feb 14, 2016 6:30 AM MT
    Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 1:59 PM MT
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  • Road Rage

    Analysis Calgary manners on the wane. Bigger city. Bigger problems

    by Jeremy Klaszus

    The forgotten thank-you. The door closed in your face. The demise of the courtesy wave on Crowchild. How manners in Calgary are changing as the city gets bigger. And what we can do about it.

    Posted: Feb 13, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 13, 2016 11:31 AM MT
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  • The Buck Shot Show Calgary

    Video A tour of Calgary with Buck Shot

    by ​ Mike Symington

    Kid's entertainer extraordinaire Ron Barge shows us around Calgary — the places that matter most to him, and parts of our city that bring back memories.

    Posted: Feb 12, 2016 7:32 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016 8:10 PM MT
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  • Tuscany LRT graffiti response 2

    Calgarians share their random acts of kindness

    A little "happy" as you head into the long weekend. Strangers who shovel your sidewalk, pay your grocery bill, buy coffee for cops: your stories of random acts of Calgary kindness, and how they made this city a better place.

    Posted: Feb 12, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016 8:56 AM MT
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  • This is Buck Shot's Calgary

    Thursday February 11, 2016

    Video This is Buck Shot's Calgary

    Calgary's kid's entertainer extraordinaire Ron Barge shows us around town — the places that matter the most to him, and the parts of our city that bring back memories.

    Watch 5:19
  • Empty night downtown Calgary

    Analysis Fixing Calgary's downtown ghost town

    by Richard White

    A "ghetto for office workers," Calgary's core is mainly a jumble of office towers. At night the streets seem to roll up. Richard White explains what this means to our city, and looks at what's been done over the last 40 years to fix it.

    Posted: Feb 11, 2016 7:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016 7:54 AM MT
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  • you are the best

    Random acts of kindness in Calgary promote other selfless acts

    by Angela Knight

    We want to hear your story about a random act of Calgary kindness, when a stranger did something nice for you, and what it meant to you — one of those things that just made you love living in our city.

    Posted: Feb 10, 2016 8:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 5:44 PM MT
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  • Riot at Riverside Hotel

    Rumours spur anti-German riots in Calgary 100 years ago

    by Scott Dippel

    The trouble began with a rumour that a diner had fired returning servicemen to hire "enemy aliens" — spurring an angry mob of soldiers to go on a rampage of looting and fighting. Then things took a turn for the worse.

    Posted: Feb 10, 2016 6:00 PM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 13, 2016 1:37 PM MT
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  • Calgary Skyline Sunset

    Opinion Rex Murphy on Calgary: 'Where are the city's allies?'

    by Rex Murphy

    'Were I a Calgarian, I’d be first perplexed, and then perhaps angry.' Rex Murphy has some tough questions about the national response to our energy industry and downturn. He writes on how a prosperous Calgary with a global reach added a balance to Confederation.

    Posted: Feb 10, 2016 6:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 14, 2016 11:59 AM MT
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  • Calgary downtown towers

    Low oil prices hollow out Calgary's downtown core

    by Monty Kruger

    Silent cubicle farms, abandoned offices and empty coffee rooms. As our city's energy sector sheds jobs to cut costs, the physical makeup of the downtown core is changing.

    Posted: Feb 09, 2016 7:30 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 1:46 PM MT
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  • Bret Hart Calgary

    Video Bret Hart's Calgary: Famed pro wrestler tours most memorable places in his home town

    by Mike Symington

    Famed wrestler Bret Hart takes us on a tour of the places in his home town that mean the most of him, and reflects on a life uniquely lived.

    Posted: Feb 05, 2016 8:43 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 07, 2016 7:03 PM MT
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  • The Strategists Feb 4

    The Strategists dissect Trudeau's Calgary meetings with oilpatch execs

    The Strategists dissect pipeline politics and energy economics as the federal government and Calgary's ugly economic reality meet face to face.

    Posted: Feb 04, 2016 7:36 PM MT read comments video
  • 17th Avenue Calgary

    17th Avenue: its past, present and future

    by The Homestretch

    Skinny jeans, late night pizza by the slice and a good place to have one too many beer. Part of the heart and soul of Calgary, 17th Avenue has a long history as a place to strut your stuff with friends.

    Posted: Feb 04, 2016 6:11 PM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 04, 2016 7:28 PM MT
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  • Anti-BRT meeting Thursday evening in Calgary

    Opinion Calgary's community engagement leads to confrontation

    by Richard White

    Richard White on how a process that was supposed to bring neighbourhoods together can actually create divisions, and how Calgary's community engagement has 'gone wild.'

    Posted: Feb 02, 2016 6:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016 8:20 PM MT
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  • Rachel Notley

    Analysis Duane Bratt on the politics behind Rachel Notley's royalty review

    by Duane Bratt

    The review is done, the politics under way. Duane Bratt on how NDP ideology ran head-on into political reality, and Rachel Notley is now being criticized by the left and the right. Why some of the government's allies say it's been 'captured by industry.'

    Posted: Feb 01, 2016 7:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Feb 01, 2016 8:48 AM MT
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  • Oil Trains First Responders

    Analysis Alberta royalty review insight from a Calgary economist

    by Trevor Tombe

    Economist Trevor Tombe presents his take on the royalty review and getting our 'fair share:' What's changed, what stays the same and how this report could set the stage for the next go-around.

    Posted: Jan 31, 2016 8:00 AM MT
    Last Updated: Jan 31, 2016 9:41 AM MT
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  • Inglewood Main Street

    Inglewood: The Calgary community comes of age

    by The Homestretch

    The Homestretch continues its series on Calgary's main streets and talks to residents about the importance of keeping gentrification out of the city's oldest community.

    Posted: Jan 28, 2016 2:59 PM MT
    Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016 6:49 PM MT
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