Calgary, meet your new council

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…

Nenshi + Hawkesworth = stronger McIver

Today Naheed Nenshi has announced he will be running for mayor. On Monday we can expect a similar announcement from Bob Hawkesworth. The big winner from these announcements? Ric McIver. As recently as yesterday, things were not looking great for Mr. McIver’s chances of becoming Calgary’s next mayor. As each mayoral candidate announced (Joe Connelly,…

Diane Colley-Urquhart making her mayoral move?

One of the more fun aspects of having a blog is the number of “tips” I get sent by readers and marketers. Usually there is very little newsworthy about them, other times they might be newsworthy but the tipster provides little in the way to back up their claim. In both cases I usually ignore…

Ald. Connelly to make “an important announcement”

It’s been the City’s worst kept secret that Ald. Ric McIver will be annoucing his intentions to run for Mayor at “Ric’s Block Party” on April 21 (5pm to 8pm, get your tickets here.) But what about Ald. Joe Connelly? Ald. Connelly has been saying for a little bit that he would make an announcement between now…

Councillor ages: does it mean anything?

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…