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'No premises permit' keeps mobile eateries in business for now

yogitruckthumbnailCalgary City Council is looking to change the city's current food truck pilot program.

The proposed changes would remove the current 40-truck limit on the number of licenses available.

However, the changes won't go before council until November, leaving at least one food truck in licensing limbo.

New language praised by women's advocates

Farrell2 thumbOct. 21 saw a number of changes for municipal politics in Calgary. In addition to a few fresh faces, election day also ushered in a fresh new title for municipal politicians in the city.

Effective Oct. 21, the elected officials of city council assumed the title "councillor," and the longstanding title of "alderman," was retired.

City Council voted in favor of the name change back in December of 2010, but the change, which was passed with nine votes in favor and six against, did not officially come into effect until election day.

Upsets, landslides, and squeakers make for exciting 2013 election

City-Hall-Thumbnail-4With incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi clinching victory early in the Monday evening election, the real fight was in Calgary's 14 wards, as several of the city's incumbent council members faced strong challengers.

Ward 1 - Recount expected as Sutherland sneaks by Harper

It was a tight race between Chris Harper and Ward Sutherland Monday night. At the time of publication, the race was so close that both candidates were expecting a recount.

Nenshi celebrates victory before challenger Jon Lord concedes defeat

Incumbent mayor Naheed Nenshi was re-elected by a large margin in Monday's electionCalgary's municipal election featured close races, some big upsets, and a nail-biter race that, as of publication time, was too close to call. However, the mayoral race played out as expected.

Over 200 of Mayor Naheed Nenshi's purple-clad supporters gathered at the Metropolitan Centre downtown, clutching signs as results came in.

Within two hours of polls closing, the incumbent mayor cruised to an easy victory over Jon Lord and seven other contenders. Nenshi was rushed onto the stage with family and friends as the clock neared 11 p.m.