The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Policy critic says outreach programs a fine balance

thumb thomaslukaszukWith the spring sitting of the Alberta legislature starting this week, education will quickly become a focus as cabinet minister Thomas Lukaszuk introduces his newly-drafted education act.

Community considers old Alexandra School a historic site despite province's refusal to grant recognition

thumb IP Alexandra WebLining Inglewood's main street is a blending of old stone and red-brick buildings, rich with grainy textures and colours ranging from hazy banana-yellow to faded fire-engine red.

Woven among dusty low-rises are an old-fashioned candy store, Italian pizzeria and antique shops boasting silver Islamic chairs and wooden Chinese drawers. The community stretching along 9th Avenue S.E. is the oldest neighbourhood in Calgary.

Somali Youth League Society's language classes bridge communication gap in families

thumb Sato Somali WebImagine not being able to communicate with your family members because you can't speak the same language.

This is the reality for the 15 or so families who attended the opening night of Somali language classes at Pineridge School in northeast Calgary on Jan. 28.

Plenty of trees part of design to revitalize areas impacted by line construction

LRT 4 ThumbWith construction of the west LRT set to be completed in the spring of 2013, the City of Calgary unveiled plans for the landscaping that will occur in the southwest communities through which the new line will run.