Wards to watch in this Calgary election: Almost all of them

Races are underway in wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 that could — or will — disrupt the status quo.

Citizen group wants water fluoridation to be election issue in Calgary

A Calgary citizens group is working to make putting fluoride back in the city’s drinking water a civic election issue.

Last October's municipal vote marred by multiple factors, Calgary's auditor finds

A report by the city auditor pinpoints the problems that resulted in long lines at polls and shortages of ballots in last fall's municipal election.

Calgary election polling failures caused by 'perfect storm,' Mainstreet research firm says

Mainstreet Research says its internal investigation into the polling failures that led the firm to wrongly predict Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi would lose the October municipal election concludes they were caused by a "perfect storm" of factors.

Mainstreet Research rescinds letter threatening legal action against Nenshi's campaign pollster

Mainstreet Research — which admitted to "big polling failures" after Calgary's recent municipal election — says it no longer plans to pursue legal against Mayor Naheed Nenshi's campaign pollster for what it said were libellous statements made during the fall Calgary municipal election.

Mainstreet to release findings of investigation into 'big polling failures' during Calgary election

The polling firm that consistently, and wrongly, predicted Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi would lose in October's election will release the findings of an internal investigation on Monday.

Calgary election polling failures to be investigated by industry group

The conflicting and inaccurate polls released prior to Calgary's municipal election are going to be investigated by a polling industry association.

Calgary voters didn't tar Nenshi with NDP brush in recent election, political scientist says

Calgary's recent municipal election wasn't the partisan backlash that some pundits predicted because most voters didn't link their anger at the governing provincial NDP with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, a political scientist says.

New Calgary city council sworn in Monday afternoon

Calgary's new city council was sworn into office Monday afternoon. In the past, the event has been held in the council chamber. However, this year's swearing-in ceremony took place in the atrium of the municipal building.

Political parting gift: Departing councillors in line for numerous benefits

The four departing members of Calgary city council are in line for the pensions they earned while on the public payroll and a transition allowance of two weeks of pay for every year they were in office.

Calgary council candidate angered over pregnancy public shaming

Jennifer Wyness is six months pregnant and didn't feel comfortable talking a lot about her pregnancy during the campaign after a previous miscarriage.

Mainstreet admits 'big polling failures' after predicting Nenshi would lose Calgary election

The polling firm that consistently predicted Bill Smith would be elected mayor of Calgary and challenged third-party observers who raised questions about its results now admits to "big, big polling failures."


Nenshi wins 3rd term as Calgary's mayor in election marred by long voter lineups, ballot shortages

Naheed Nenshi has been re-elected for a third term as Calgary's mayor and all of the incumbent councillors have secured their seats following an election day marred by long voter lineups, ballot shortages and slow results.

'Voters were in a funny mood': Making sense of Calgary's 'change' election that wasn't

Many Calgarians woke up to the news that Mayor Naheed Nenshi had won another term as mayor, along with all 10 incumbent councillors who ran for re-election. It wasn't the most predictable outcome in an election where "change" was a major theme.

Chief returning officer suggests it's time to use automated tabulators after problems with Monday's vote

Calgary's chief returning officer says Monday's municipal election — which saw very long voter lineups, shortages of ballots and crashes of the website supplying results — could be a sign it's time to adopt a more automated approach.

Election results from around southern Alberta

It wasn't just Alberta's two major cities holding elections on Monday as voters across the province went to the polls. Here is a roundup of results from the southern half of the province.

All incumbent councillors re-elected in Calgary election

There were tense moments for some, but every incumbent city councillor in Calgary's 2017 election has won re-election.

Third time really is the charm for Naheed Nenshi

The first reports of a polling station running out of ballots came hours before the polls closed; then there was another and another after that.

Sloth scrutineers and smoke signals: Frustrated voters post gripes about Calgary's slow election results

The City of Calgary was getting blasted over the slow release of municipal election results Monday night, as frustrated voters took to social media to air their grips — with oft-hilarious results.

Long waits, ballot shortage mar election night as Calgarians turn out in droves to vote

Calgary voters in some areas faced waits of hours and some polling stations temporarily ran out of ballots amid a municipal election with an unexpectedly tight mayoral race, a slew of open council seats and a campaign that has struggled to stay above the muck.

New Canadians ready to vote in Calgary election

The first official act as citizens for many newcomers will be to cast their votes for Calgary's mayor, councillors and trustees.

High stakes, tough times, open seats: Why this year's Calgary election is one for the books

Calgary is rounding the corner on a bruising economic downturn just in time for a municipal election where there is a high number of council seats — possibly even the mayor's chair — up for grabs and some big ticket items on the agenda, not to mention provincial battles that could influence the local vote.

Spinning the election numbers: The complete podcast series

If you have paid attention to any of the campaigns during Calgary's upcoming civic election, you may have heard claims about Calgary taxes being out of control, or the Flames leaving if they don't get a deal.

Why no leading mayoral candidates promise to cut taxes

A central issue in Calgary's election campaign has been citizen frustration with rising property taxes but none of the leading mayoral candidates are actually promising to reduce taxes.

Nenshi has big lead over closest contender in Calgary's mayoral race, new Forum poll suggests

A new poll by Forum Research puts incumbent mayoral candidate Naheed Nenshi ahead of challenger Bill Smith by 17 points — a major departure from results put out so far by another polling firm.