The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


$13,000 small price to pay, says city official

Weismiller thumbCalgary motorists may be able to turn to their smartphones to make commuting less of a headache this winter.

The city launched a new application for mobile devices on Dec. 5 that provides real-time information on road conditions, plow routes and traffic cameras. It also sends updates on snow route parking bans.

Fanfare not part of the job for Calgary volunteer in northwest neighbourhood

Gilbert thumbWhen 50-year-old Brad Klein talks about Hidden Valley, the word "comfortable" comes to his mind first.

"Comfortable," because Klein has spent the past 16 years as president of the Hidden Valley Community Association, helping to build an area that "has it all." That long journey veered onto another path when he stepped down from the role of president earlier this year.

Residents aim to make immigrants feel welcome in their community

Wither thumbAs the first snow hit Calgary, forcing many to pull out their thick winter coats, mittens and hats, many families were gathering inside Tom Baines School representing their cultures. Warm reds, oranges and yellows, mixing with vibrant blues and greens, filled the halls as many wandered through a sea of handcrafted paper Canadian flags.

Calgary leaders hope for good things from new culture minister

Semrau thumbAs Alberta's newest premier, Alison Redford struck a chord with constituent voters with her pledge to change health care and education.

Less well known, but still as important, is her stance on arts and culture in Alberta.