Chris Harper and Ward Sutherland battle for seat left empty by Hodges
Chris Harper and Ward Sutherland are two headlining candidates in a battle for the Ward 1 city council seat left vacant by the retiring Dale Hodges.
Harper, a 32-year-old senior human resources and managerial consultant, came in second to Hodges in the last civic election in 2010 and insists that experience taught him what it would take to win the seat this time.
"Door knocking cannot be underestimated," says Harper as he sits in a local coffee shop before heading to a campaign meeting.
- By GEOFF CRANE
The Calgary Journal asked Calgary mayoral and council candidates five questions about what they would do if they were trapped on a deserted island.
- By JESSICA BARTSCH and APRIL LAMB
Journalists claim FOIP fails at privacy and access to information
For many, privacy and access to information have been prominent topics, especially after recent National Security Association spying controversies to the Wikileaks information leaks.
However, for many Albertans, this may not seem relevant, especially at a provincial level.
The Sunshine Summit, held in Calgary on Sept. 25, 2013, sought to engage Albertans in the importance of this issue.
- By VICTORIA PIZARRO and ANDREW SZEKERES
Aldermen Pootmans and Farrell re-examine noise bylaw for outdoor concerts after election
Calgary's city noise bylaws will be re-examined when city council meets after the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 21. The issue was addressed during city council's Sept. 16 meeting with several aldermen and Mayor Naheed Nenshi expressing their concerns.
It was brought up that many Calgarians have had their quality of life impacted by the noise of outdoor festivals.
- By JUSTIN WILSON and KYLE PURA