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

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…

Someone can’t do basic math

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…

The 6 o’clock news is a 1950s department store

For my CBC Wildrose column today I chose to speak about ESPN and the Southeastern Conference (NCAA)’s new social media policies. (You can listen online here.) As the host, Donna McElligott points out toward the end of the interview, what we are really seeing here in sports organizations is they are struggling with the same…

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

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…

Open Government starts to expose what’s in the shadows

Ald. Ceci and Ald. Pincott’s notice of motion regarding open data becoming the standard at the City of Calgary passed this morning with only a couple amendments. One amendment was regarding cost of making the data available and another was asking for the City’s legal departments input. Both very good amendments in my opinion. The…