Tag Archives: John Mar

Calgary, meet your new council

by DJ Kelly October 19, 2010

The unofficial results are in and we have seen a mix of change and returning of the old guard happening. It’s a whole new ball game now; an entirly new dynamic. Here’s the list of who the fifteeen around the table will be: Mayor – Naheed Nenshi Ward 1 – Dale Hodges Ward 2 – Gord Lowe […]

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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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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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Calgary City Council saves face by embarrassing themselves: ward boundaries solved!

by DJ Kelly July 14, 2009

Watching Calgary City Council debate the ward boundaries for the 2010 election last night was one of the funniest moments I think I’ve seen in that hallowed chamber. I mean funny as in sad. Like a comedy of errors. A comedy of people so deep in trouble the only way out was to thoroughly embarrass […]

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