The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


With election looming, Alberta opposition parties focus on health care stats

thumb Henn SmithIt seems most Albertans, through friends or relatives, have heard traumatic stories relating to health care. In some instances, long wait times are the culprit. In other cases, it's a rushed patient discharge that leads to problems.

With an expected provincial election this spring, Albertans face a difficult choice. In whose hands should we put our health?

The Progressive Conservative Party, also referred to as the PCs, attempted to better health care by developing a five-year plan in 2010. The plan included eliminating health regions and appointing a superboard called Alberta Health Services, or AHS.

Support for digital arts needed from public and private sector

angrybirdpigthumbLaurie Gloge started the organization Creative Calgary three years ago with one purpose: to bring creative talent together and put Calgary on the software-development map.

Developers cutting trees for convenience undeterred by low fines levied by city

Stump ThumbWhether it's magnificent elms and Manitoba maples or evergreen and birch trees – Parkdale residents are seeing 60 to 70-year-old trees hitting the ground at heartbreaking speed. The neighbourhood was constructed shortly after World War II, and most of the trees were planted in the 1950s.

City creates committee following a number of wind-related accidents

Roof ThumbAfter the 2009 death of three-year-old Michelle Krsek, who was killed after being struck by wind-blown debris from a construction site in Calgary's downtown core, the On-Site Construction Safety Committee was set up by the City of Calgary in partnership with the local construction industry to assess the dangers of wind storms.