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    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 7:36 PM ET
  • 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 10:00 AM ET
  • 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 7:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 9:06 PM ET
  • 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 11:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016 7:27 PM ET
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    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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 31, 2016 12:35 PM ET
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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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016 4:24 PM ET
  • 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 4:26 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 23, 2016 7:36 PM ET
  • 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 11:00 AM ET read comments
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    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 1:59 PM ET
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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 8:00 AM ET 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 9:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 05, 2016 4:44 PM ET
  • 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 1:04 PM ET 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 1:00 PM ET
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    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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 22, 2016 1:23 PM ET
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    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 9:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 23, 2016 10:53 AM ET

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