Category Archives: Politics

Plan It, round 2: The most important decision facing Calgarians

by DJ Kelly September 24, 2009

Next week is a BIG week in Calgary. As Naheed Nenshi correctly states in his Calgary Herald op-ed today, “On Monday, Calgary city council makes a decision bigger and more important than all the other decisions it has made since being elected . . . combined.” Plan It – the document that lays out how […]

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Alberta Health Services has an image problem. Again. (Still?)

by DJ Kelly September 17, 2009

I don’t know much about the current state of Alberta healthcare. There are people who are much more knowledgeable in this area than I. All I really know is what has been reported in the press. As a result I don’t feel I can comment one way or another on these two recent stories coming […]

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Art vs. graffiti, Shaw Millennium Park destroyed

by DJ Kelly August 27, 2009

I have seen the City of Calgary screw up before but never in such a spectacular fashion. Last week I heard about a new City art program that sounded pretty cool to me. In response to comments from Shaw Millennium Park users that the park was dull and didn’t provide the kind of urban energy […]

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Someone can’t do basic math

by DJ Kelly August 20, 2009

On August 13 Naheed Nenshi wrote a column for the Calgary Herald titled “Labels confuse our political understanding” in response to a comment Wildrose Alliance leadership candidate Danielle Smith made. Smith herself responded in print on August 16. (Shane over at Calgary Rants has his take on the exchange.) While this conversation is a good […]

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Loving or hating Calgary’s new bridge is not as easy as it sounds

by DJ Kelly July 29, 2009

A few months ago I wrote to ask Calgarians to wait until the design of the new Santiago Calatrava bridge was released before deciding if the $22 million price tag was worth it. The design was supposed to be released by the end of May, then the big day was scheduled for August 6, before […]

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