During the time that I've followed municipal politics, I have not seen a more devoted individual than Chris Harper when it comes to his community.
If there was one individual who deserves the extra 87 votes, it would be Chris.
A ballot box is missing in Calgary.A deputy returning officer for the Foothills hospital in Calgary noticed a ballot box was missing during transport to the central ballot location on Monday night.Ret...
Calgary's mayor Naheed Nenshi was a little less purple prince and a little more bruised scrapper as he headed into what was predictably an easy win at the ballots on Monday. When Calgarians gave Nensh...
A forward-thinking buzz is in the conservative Alberta air. A social media frenzy was fueled when two progressives were elected to the Edmonton and Calgary mayoral chairs Monday night. The young Don I...
Fewer Calgarians headed to the polls on Monday, compared to the huge turnout the city saw in 2010. Only 38.43 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot, according to preliminary voter turnout numbers...
It took mere moments for Twitter to erupt into a chirping storm after learning of the coronation of its purple prince. Like he did three years ago, Naheed Nenshi pulled a decisive lead over the rest o...
Albertans are headed to the polls today. We'll be bringing you the latest updates, photos, results and analysis from Alberta'
It was a coronation in Calgary on Monday as wildly popular Mayor Naheed Nenshi handily won re-election. There was also a blowout in Edmonton, where former city councillor Don Iveson took over the top...
1) How many fall, if any? Calgary is guaranteed at least two new councillors, with Wards 1 and 2 open as septuagenarians Dale Hodge
So marijuana came to be demonized in the same way as cocaine and heroin. Now organized crime took over and production increased and over the years so did the concentration of the products. It was much easier to transport, deliver and conceal concentrated drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Over the years a great deal of energy has been invested in "product development". Marijuana produced today comes in unlimited varieties and strengths. This has been the result of prohibition. No one would have invested the time and energy to cultivate so many strains without a market.
For those who think that people who drink mass-produced, inexpensive beer are less likely to be politically inclined than their craft-beer drinking brethren, a study released in Calgary this week may...
People ask "What you will do for me if elected Mayor?"
I say, "We need to give you the $52 Million back." In my view, this issue is about a breach of trust. We must first REBUILD TRUST in city hall. Integrity matters to me, and it should matter to you. The province gave you money. Council kept it.
I have long characterized Ward 9 as the Brooklyn of Calgary, in that it's:
1. a veritable City in its own right within the City of Calgary (all we'd need is a water treatment plant)
2. an amazing collection of some of the City's most authentic and historic neighbourhoods nestled within the working and natural landscapes that created the original Calgary
Ward 6 has a unique list of Candidates. We have not one but two incumbents running for Council.
The current one is Mr. Pootmans. His voting record and recent public statements make him an out and out Social Engineer who wants to bulldoze our city and have everyone walk everywhere. He will have better luck getting Americans to give up their guns. He is also advocating for $10.2 Billion in debt to finance his vision of a Social Utopia.
My name is Carter Thomson, and I have lived, worked and been a business owner in Calgary for over 30 years. Like you, I want to play an active role in building my community. I want a better place for my family and be able to operate a proper business.
I am your option for Free Enterprise with car mobility, Social Conservatism, and a Christian Choice on the Ballot. See a fuller discussion of my policies at the website.
I am a radio show host and producer, and audio editor in Calgary area and I attend a Baptist Church.
An apparent internal memo from a Calgary development and homebuilding company in which the CEO advises employees how to vote in Monday's municipal election raised eyebrows Thursday after it leaked int...
City finances are unsustainable and costs could be cut by 10 per cent with more privatized services, the Manning Foundation said Thursday. From 2008 to 2012, residential taxes rose by 21 per cent, sai...
Naheed Nenshi heads into the final days of the mayoral campaign with a massive lead in public support, according to a new poll which also shows the incumbent has strong support for his call to approve...
I am Sandra Hunter and I am campaigning to be the next mayor of Calgary. I have not been to any forums, nor will you have seen me planting signs on lawns or knocking on doors. I believe that those days have come, and gone. I believe that the way, today, to connect with potential voters, is through NEW media.
On partnerships with the other two levels of government, Pincott is looking for stability. He wants the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding to continue at the provincial level so that we can continue funding long-term projects. He also wants to work with the federal government to promote long-term municipal infrastructure development.
Change. Such a simple word but it means so much. In starting my career I had a boss that said "you are the new eyes of the company. You see the cracks in the foundation that all of us who have been here a while have lived with and ignored." This is where I have vowed to make an impact in every role I take on.
A great voice for the community is someone who listens to the concerns of all stakeholders, researches solutions and strives to achieve enduring, balanced results.
From my observations, an effective Councillor must have a variety of life skills, a history living in the ward, formal education, critical research skills, team building skills, an ability to set priorities and the strength to make hard choices. I have proven that I have these skills.
In 2010, I ran on a platform that consisted of 12 Better Ideas and I am pleased to say that, with the support of City Council, we have either completed or made significant progress on the vast majority of them.
We must lead progressively in the conservation and use of the environment (air, water, soil) and that the City must ensure the development of cultural and recreational facilities for a dynamic and vibrant Calgary. Through conservative fiscal policies I will support effective fiscal budget control, the building of modern infrastructure and transportation policies to effectively facilitate the movement of people, goods, and services.
A Calgary mayoral candidate is lamenting the cost of downtown parking in a very silly, but very true, YouTube video. Larry Heather's "16 Runs: A Lament On The Calgary Parking Authority," is his take-d...
He believes that the people who say the city is boring are boring.
"Our problem is 'what are we going to do tonight,'" states Maxim, referring to the number of events and activities that he has going on in his life every night.
Farmer's markets are an example of something that Maxim believes adds vibrancy to Calgary.
"If you have it, they will come," repeats Maxim.
A fake website meant to mimic Calgary's CivicCamp is proving frustrating for candidates, as well as citizens following the upcoming municipal election closely. "CivicCamp Society" appeared online Tue...
The man wearing the Nenshi bull's-eye has no regrets. Some bumps and bruises, some burns from the limelight he did not seek. But no regret
Calgary mayoral candidate Sandra Hunter would give back the $52 million from the province, lower business taxes and prohibit DNA testing on arrest. But she most wants to be known for her tolerant stan...
Calgarians are voting in advance polls in larger numbers than ever, but that doesn't necessarily mean overall turnout will be up when all the ballots are counted, according to a local political scienc...
While election donation disclosures remain incomplete, so far close to $680,000 is at play for various candidates ahead of next Monday's municipal election. So-called Disclosure 2013, a Civic Camp pil...