Category Archives: Calgary

What the heck is CivicCamp?

by DJ Kelly October 15, 2013

Who’s behind these pencils? Where do pencils get their funding from? Pencils are nothing but a left-wing propaganda machine. One pencil wrote in cursive once so all pencils obviously can only be used the same way! I’m sorry, but I can’t help but play this game whenever I hear some folks talk about CivicCamp in […]

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Metro column: Social media are game changers

by DJ Kelly February 18, 2011

There’s a movement afoot and it is going to affect the makeup of the Alberta legislature moving forward. Each of the three provincial parties without a leader now officially has someone running for the position. That in and of itself isn’t news, but what is of note is how they have each announced and how […]

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Metro column: If you don’t know how to do it, hire someone who does

by DJ Kelly January 21, 2011

This week, the City of Calgary made an announcement that I think deserves more recognition than it got. It was announced the city has selected a public-engagement firm to talk with us — the citizens — about what we want to see in the upcoming 2012-2014 budget. It may seem like a no-brainer that the […]

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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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