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  • 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 7:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 18, 2017 2:41 PM ET
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    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 9:50 PM ET
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    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 2:55 PM ET 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 7:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016 10:44 AM ET
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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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 06, 2016 11:04 AM ET
  • 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 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 09, 2016 3:56 PM ET
  • 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 24, 2016 6:40 PM 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
  • Bow river calgary

    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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