Category Archives: Politics

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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2010 Year-End Blog Review

by DJ Kelly January 3, 2011

On this exact day (January 3) of last year I wanted to take a look back at the previous year as viewed through the eyes of my blog. At the time I said 2009 “was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my […]

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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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