Category Archives: Metro Column

Metro column: Welcome to 2011

by DJ Kelly January 14, 2011

Let me welcome you to 2011. After the election and budget deliber-ations of November and December, our city council has emerged into a new year with all the possibilities in the world before them. So what now? Well, here’s what to expect: If you weren’t sick enough of hearing about the airport tunnel during the […]

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Metro column: Assessment — not what you think

by DJ Kelly January 7, 2011

It’s one of those annual rites of passage in Calgary. Early in every new year each Calgary property owner opens their property assessment and promptly proclaims “my house isn’t worth that much!” Those who feel the value listed is more than their property is worth scream it from the roof tops and often appeal to […]

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Metro column: 2010’s Top Newsmakers, The Sequel

by DJ Kelly December 26, 2010

Last week I began my list of newsmakers and the top city hall political mistakes of 2010. As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on the year that was by finishing the countdown. (Visit to see part one.) [Or here.] No. 2 on the list also doesn’t belong to a politician. […]

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Metro column: 2010 was a puzzle of political folly – Part 1 of 2

by DJ Kelly December 24, 2010

With the arrival of the Christmas and holiday break we’re given a chance to reflect on the past year to see how we got to where we are. As 2010 comes to a close, today and next Friday I present some of the great things we witnessed this year at City Hall. I’ll also countdown […]

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Metro column: Campaigns all about timing

by DJ Kelly December 17, 2010

The following column was published in both Metro Calgary and Metro Edmonton. —- The calendar hasn’t even flipped to 2011 yet but the provincial parties are already busy lining up their election plans for an anticipated spring 2012 vote. And the tried-and-true methods for engineering election wins will again be unfurled. Sure those strategies have […]

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