The weather's been absolutely beautiful in many parts of Alberta lately, but what's the good if you can't safely leave the house? A daily cycle of thaw and freeze has left sidewalks and pathways in central and southern Alberta covered in thick sheets of ice - ice so smooth you could skate on it...but forget about walking.
It made little sense for Calgary city councillor Sean Chu to imply on Twitter that a cold Calgary winter calls global warming into question. Many, including Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, mocked Chu's extrapolation. Which is sort of fair. Chu was being illogical. Yet, it's interesting to note that those advocating for the environment are guilty of similar fallacies quite often. When deadly Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines earlier this year, everyone from Prince Charles to John Kerry linked the one storm with anthropogenic climate change, which is scientifically impossible to do. Why weren't they mocked too?
Council is a slow grind even on a fast day. If they could slide it into second gear, we'd begrudgingly forgive the Culture of One Gear (bureaucracy) that has entrenched itself at city hall. It's a lot like peer pressure at school.
When Jim Peplinski entered the NHL more than three decades ago, players didn't look to the officials to solve their problems. Rectifying disputes wasn't the referee's strong suit, and the players policed themselves.
What do garages have to do with speeding? In suburbs all over North America, front garages are causing ripple effects that change the design and nature of our neighbourhoods in many ways that we don't initially realize.
Glacier National Park. This 54 km section of the TransCanada contains numerous snow sheds and avalanche paths. Brenda had major concerns for the safety of Jamie, motorists and snow plough operators.
In as much as the media can and should not ignore good stories that speak to the public interest, the communications team at the CBE is also limited by what it can say to justify what are, quite frankly, bad decisions.
There are definitive reasons why Calgary has emerged as a world-class city as the Economist Intelligence Unit's Livability Survey suggests, which has named our city the 5th Most Livable in the World for 4 consecutive years in a row.
Except for a couple of sojourns to the Caribbean, I spent the entire year's travels within Canada, exploring its abundance of wonders. Although my trip to Sonora Resort stands at the top, it was far from a singular highlight. Here's my exhaustive list of the best Canadian travel destinations, from resorts to restaurants, of the past year.
After many years of happily enjoying my favourite television shows and movies on my laptop, I decided I wanted something that resembled an entertainment center.
For those of us who are a certain vintage, Lego was coloured bricks of 2, 4 and 8 dimples that one could use to build square things like houses. If you were lucky, you had some wheels to build a rectangular car.
Calgary amazes me. I've visited the city three times in the past 18 months. It is a city whose economic boom has led to a blossoming of culture that has created one of the most vibrant and enjoyable places to visit in North America.
Many Oil executives will tell you that business is flat in Canada these days. As the Government of Alberta navigates the political landmine known as "pipelines" and explores new markets abroad, the business world is cautious.
What can we do to reduce this statistic of accidents caused by distracted driving if not entirely eliminate it? While legislation and punitive recourse exists, society cannot rely entirely on enforcement to save the day. What if an alternate solution exists, albeit an unproven one for distracted driving.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants conservative Muslims the freedom to abide by their personal moral laws, but it does not grant them the right to expose another minority group to contempt. By inviting speakers like Dr. Bilal Philips and Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, the Muslim Council of Calgary seems content to draw lines against the LGBTIQ community including its own Muslim LGBTIQ brothers and sisters.
'Tis the season to do what we cannot do during the rest of the year; skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling are but a few of the adventurous activities made available by the winter season.