The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Problems may arise with inclusive classrooms, critics say

Olson thumbCherlynn White is one of many Alberta parents who are frustrated with the Calgary public school system.

She fought for years with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) to get her son, Brayden, tested for a learning disorder. According to White, the CBE refused testing because his needs weren't considered high enough.

Expensive pass fees and little parking space force many to rely on inefficient transit

Taylor thumbWhile Calgary's new LRT line slowly creeps west, thousands of students at Mount Royal University continue to ask the same question: why trains are not stopping at their school.

Many students see the need for sustainable transportation, but don't believe the current bus system is a viable alternative to driving to campus.

Audience responses to online discussions lead to serious questions

Boynton thumbThe Calgary Police Service wants to further embrace social media in the coming months and has been asking plugged-in Calgarians for advice.

After hosting public discussions on Twitter and Facebook in late August and early September, as well as sending out a mail-in survey to 800 Calgary homes in mid-September, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) say they are starting to see some emerging patterns in Calgarians' responses.

Why this is the time to adopt a pet

ltrischuk thumbFall is here, and that means one thing for the Calgary Humane Society: an overflow of cats and kittens.

Christy Thompson of the Calgary Humane Society said because cats have their kittens in the spring, now is the time they're brought into the shelter and are old enough to be adopted.