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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.

Following his passion leads Calgary man to success

thumb  DSC0013WEBAfter a lifetime spent in school, life after post-secondary education is a daunting concept for many graduating university students. Such was the case for local freelance video game developer Sean Dunkley, who attended the University of Calgary more than a decade ago.

How one inner neighbourhood spreads its heartbeat to surrounding areas

hillhurstsunnyside-thumbnailA hubbub of shoppers haggle for deals on yellowed books, vinyl LPs with faded covers and holiday ornaments from Christmases past.

From somewhere a familiar voice sings the blues from Folsom Prison. Food is served at the cafeteria — homemade lasagna and fresh baklava. Cheap entertainment resides on a five-by-two-foot table in the form of DVDs and CDs displayed in a collage of Hollywood and music.