Calgary at a Crossroads

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  • 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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016 10:49 AM ET
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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 7:12 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016 10:35 AM ET
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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 7:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 22, 2016 11:52 AM ET
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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 8:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 2:52 PM ET
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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 11:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 3:01 PM ET
  • 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 9:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2016 1:42 PM ET
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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 8:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 03, 2016 6:41 PM ET
  • 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 2:00 PM ET 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 11:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016 1:59 PM ET
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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 10:28 AM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016 10:31 AM ET
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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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 25, 2016 8:20 PM ET
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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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 17, 2016 12:10 PM ET
  • 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 6:17 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016 7:26 PM ET
  • 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 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


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