Category Archives: Politics

Who’s running for Calgary City Council in 2010?

by DJ Kelly April 3, 2010

[List last updated July 12, 2010.] There sure are a lot of names coming out of the proverbial woodwork right about now saying they are going to run for Calgary City Council. Now it’s a long way off from nomination day on September 20, and everyone can change their minds still, but it’s already getting […]

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Councillor ages: does it mean anything?

by DJ Kelly March 23, 2010

The world has changed a LOT in the last few years. Things are speeding up so fast many of us have difficulty keeping up. Stereotypically the ones complaining about this “speeding up of life” are members of older generations. This isn’t ageist – its just that those under the age of 35 have grown up with […]

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How open data came to be in Calgary

by DJ Kelly March 22, 2010

At this today’s Regular Meeting of Council, Calgary City Council passed their Open Data Motion. Obviously I’m beyond excited about the City of Calgary transitioning into a period of openness and accountability. Passing an open data motion should be seen as a gigantic step forward in rethinking how a government interacts with citizens and who really runs […]

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Calgary Municipal Election: 2010 will be a year of new faces

by DJ Kelly March 21, 2010

2010 is going to be a year of sweeping change at Calgary’s City Hall. If you’ve been paying attention to the papers these past couple years you’ll know there is a deep seeded frustration among Calgarians with their current council. And with that frustration has come the hope for something better.  (Affectionately referred to as […]

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Live tweeting #rebootab for Metro Calgary

by DJ Kelly February 27, 2010

Reboot Alberta 2.0 is underway! Granted so far all we’ve done is mingle and drink at the bar while watching Olympic highlights and the Canada/Slovakia hockey game. As part of Reboot Alberta I will be live tweeting the event. As an added challenge, not only will I be tweeting for my followers and myself, but […]

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