Developers cutting trees for convenience undeterred by low fines levied by city
Whether 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.
- By April Ip
City creates committee following a number of wind-related accidents
After 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.
- By JODI TWERDUN
Following his passion leads Calgary man to success
After 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.
- By Michael Chan
How one inner neighbourhood spreads its heartbeat to surrounding areas
A 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.
- By GUILLERMO BARRAZA