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Wheels keep turning to implement Bike Share program by 2014

Thumb City HallDebate continued at City Hall on Jan. 25 as the Transportation and Transit Committee further considered the proposed Public Bike Share (PBS) system to take effect in Calgary as soon as mid-2014.

Bike sharing is a new approach to urban mobility. The system consists of a fleet of bicycles located at designated stations around the city that can be picked up and dropped off with the simple swipe of a credit card.

Parents concerned about new unchecked authority

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Calgary Board of Education trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a new administration policy that will direct more decision-making power to the hands of the district superior.

Expenses exceeding $500,000 will no longer be overseen by the board, but by the chief superintendent.

University signs memorandum of agreement with Alberta government to become ninth school in province to offer program

thumb educationmemorandumMount Royal University's new bachelor of education — elementary program  was given the go-ahead by the province Jan. 23, with the signing of a memorandum that will allow graduates of the program to become fully-certified teachers.

Linda Johnson and Byron Nelson speak out in public forum

thumb Brown2 webThe Progressive Conservative Party is fighting to regain the placement of an MLA in the riding of Calgary-Glenmore, after losing it to Wildrose Alliance candidate Paul Hinman in the 2009 by-election.

Currently, there are two PC candidates competing to run for the PC party in the Calgary-Glenmore riding; Byron Nelson, a lawyer, and Linda Johnson, a community worker.