- Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:31
- Written by ALYSSA QUIRICO & DONELLA SWAN
Board members say transition necessary
Calgary's new central public library will offer both physical books and digital resources.
On Feb. 19 the Priorities and Finance Committee met with board members of the Calgary Public Library, or CPL, and a representative of the City of Calgary to discuss the construction progress of the new library in the East Village that will begin in 2014.
What will become of the current downtown central library is yet to be determined.
- Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:55
- Written by KATHERINE CAMARTA
Using public electrical outlets may be an unintended crime
We've all done it. Desperate to stay connected, we plug our cell phone, iPad or laptop into any electrical outlet that we can find, juice it up and unplug.
But are we stealing someone's electricity in the process?
The stakes may seem minor. According to Opower, a United States power marketer, the annual cost to continually power the iPhone 5 is in the range of only $0.41.
- Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:15
- Written by TRAVIS BORSTMAYER
Probing the nature of science with the host of Quirks and Quarks
Bob McDonald is the rock star of Canadian science journalism.
He investigates everything from the smallest atoms to the biggest galaxies, and shares what he finds with nearly 500,000 weekly listeners as host of CBC Radio's award-winning weekly science show Quirks and Quarks.
Throughout the better part of his 40-year career, McDonald has dedicated himself to educating young and old about the nature of science and technology's place in the world.
- Published on Monday, 18 February 2013 20:29
- Written by KRISTINE SARETSKY
Proximity of casino to Mount Royal University raises questions about student gambling
On a weekday afternoon, the smell of smoke tinges the air inside Grey Eagle Casino as people sit in front of slot machines, concentrating deeply on their game. Outside, a construction crew is hard at work underneath a flat, grey sky.
They are working on an expansion of the casino that, according to the Calgary Herald, will add a 4.5 star hotel, a 2,000-seat entertainment centre and 300 new slot machines to the services that the casino offers.
This expansion is expected to draw more customers than ever before to the Grey Eagle Casino.