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  • 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 03, 2016 12:22 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
  • 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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  • 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 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
  • 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 1:59 PM ET


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