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City officials stress post snowstorm safety

Calgarians and cleanup crews are combining forces to clear millions of kilograms of tree debris

Thumbnail Calgarians are being urged to "pick it up, pitch in and pull together" after the snowstorm that ravaged the city's trees last Tuesday.

Dave Griffiths, director of waste and recycling services for the City of Calgary, relayed that uplifting message, also emblazoned on a city banner, while addressing the media on Sept. 13 from a debris drop-off site in Confederation Park.


A social media account of Jim Prentice's first days as incoming Alberta premier

Recapping a monumental week for the Alberta Tories

thumb jim-prentice1.jpgw620While the voting turnout for the Sept. 6 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election was underwhelming, Jim Prentice's landslide win was still able to create a strong buzz on various social media platforms. 

The incoming premier's actions in the days following his victory also inspired strong online reactions. 

Here is the Calgary Journal's social media review of Prentice's week as premier-designate. 


'Snowtember' hits Calgary

City paralyzed by massive September snowstorm

mardaloopCalgary currently should be experiencing the joys of summer, but the city was hit with an unexpected blast of winter that sparked massive citywide power outages, school closures, downed power lines, slushy roads and laid carnage to trees.

Over 30,000 people were affected by city-wide power outages in all four quadrants of the city. As of this time, there are over 70 communities that are currently affected in Calgary:


MRU president strikes an optimistic tone with annual fall address

Docherty reveals details on school's new strategic plan

DochertyMount Royal University President David Docherty stepped up to the podium in Ross Glen Hall to deliver his annual fall address on Aug. 26 and much of his 40-minute speech was made up of good news, certainly more than his 2013 address when MRU — like many post-secondary institutions across Alberta — was reeling from provincial budget cuts.

One of the positive things Docherty mentioned was the encouraging conversations he has had with Progressive Conservative leadership candidates, specifically Jim Prentice, about how funding could be restored to MRU's operating budget. Prentice recently vowed to restore the post-secondary funding lost in the 2013 budget.