In The News (2015)

December

Calgary city council takes your $52 million tax break until 2045 – Calgary Sun

November

Closing Calgary fire halls, trimming crew sizes panned as city looks for cost savingsCBC

October

Calgary’s Chinatown poised to get Business Revitalization Zone representation – MetroNews

Council setting up rules for marijuana counselling centres – News Talk 770 Calgary

September

All quiet on Calgary tax front — city council unanimous on budget – Calgary Sun

Calgary Fire Department cost reduction plan on hold until Calgarians and firefighters have their sayCalgary Sun

Council committee defers decision on fire department reviewCalgary Herald

Colley-Urquhart: Don’t be so quick to dismiss CalgaryNEXT’s merits (with poll)Calgary Herald

Calgary’s Police Commission needs to get going and select a police chiefCalgary Sun

August

Calgary councillor to meet with Ken King on new arena – News Talk 770 Calgary

City to review festival policy after 17 sent to hospital – 660 News

Calgary reviews festival policy in wake of Chasing Summer drug ODs – MetroNews Canada

Calgary Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart throws support behind Alberta NDP Calgary-Foothills … – Calgary Sun

Calgary Flames to share plans for arena project – Calgary Herald

Calgary Deputy Mayor not impressed with drug-tainted Chasing Summer music festival – Calgary Sun

Jeff Maggert wins 2015 Shaw Charity Classic – Calgary Herald

LRT riders left stranded in hailstorm promised investigation – CBC.ca

July

Feds commit up to $582.9M in funding to complete Calgary’s ring road – CTV News

Calgary city manager Jeff Fielding says lowering 4.7% tax hike can be done – Calgary Sun

Police watchdog asks Calgary force why it sought phone-hacking software – Calgary Herald

Council changes course on budget talks – 660 News

Police report ‘dramatic’ increase in guns stolen in break-and-enters – Calgary Herald

Judges lack expertise to oversee police hacking, says expert – Calgary Herald

Calgary’s taxi licence numbers should hold steady, suggests city committee – CBC.ca

City of Calgary chief taxi inspector says keeping bars open late won’t solve cab – Calgary Sun – Calgary Sun

Calgary cabbies, riders face stiffer penalties for evading fares and trips – Calgary Herald

Editorial: Get a grip on long meetings – Calgary Herald

Calgary Police Commission boss defends ex-chief from accusation – Calgary Sun

Legal Marijuana Facility Set To Open in Calgary – CTV News

June

Police Commissioner, CPS, at odds over former chief’s resignation date – CTV News

E-cigs snuffed out in Calgary as council votes to outlaw vaping in all public places except vape shops – Calgary Sun

Vaping added to Calgary smoking bylaw – News Talk 770 Calgary

Calgary rejects proposal to allow secondary suites in inner-city wards | Calgary Herald – Calgary Herald

Calgary’s secondary suite pilot project shot down at council – Calgary Sun

Not everyone happy about Alberta’s minimum wage increase | News Talk 770 (CHQR) – News Talk 770 Calgary

Diverging diamond interchange at Macleod Tr. and 162 Ave. S. will be Canada’s first – Calgary Sun

Calgary to construct innovative interchange on Macleod Trail – Globalnews.ca

Calgary’s ‘sunshine list’ provides few details on public pay – Calgary Herald

Not a lot of light with Sunshine List of Calgary city employee salaries – Calgary Sun

City releases clouded “Sunshine List” – News Talk 770 Calgary

Calgary councillors divided over plain language progress – MetroNews Canada

Non-profits raise concerns over NDP plan to hike minimum wage – Calgary Herald

Calgary Stampede hopes to buck economic downturn – CBC News

Calgary police go mobile: app to be released – Metro News Canada

Calgary city council votes to allow unrestricted daytime cycling on Stephen Avenue – Canadian Cycling Magazine

Calgary city council asks for guidelines on medical marijuana shops – CBC News

Calgary residents should be part of discussion on city tax rule changes, councillors say – Calgary Sun

Retail Marijuana businesses are sprouting across Vancouver. And they’re not legal – Globe and Mail

Calgary moves toward regulating marijuana-related businesses – MetroNews Canada

Council debates regulating medicinal marijuana agencies – Calgary Herald

Nenshi says renaming Langevin Bridge an appropriate symbolic gesture – CBC News

Is a new weed clinic cause for concern? – CTV News

Medical marijuana rules on Calgary city council agenda – CBC News

City councillor wants medical marijuana operators to be good neighbours – Calgary Herald

City Hall committee recommends adding e-cigarettes to smoking bylaw – News Talk 770 Calgary

Ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is banned, officials urge Calgary council – Calgary Herald

May

Automatic defibrillators located at Calgary Municipal Building but not listed on app – MetroNews

Calgary council takes first step to allowing secondary suites, gives first reading to proposed bylaw – Calgary Sun

April

Calgary councillors give nod to test smaller fire-department ‘medical response units’ – MetroNews

March

Calgary’s annual Safety Expo brings in 3600 students – MetroNews

Supt. Paul Cook named Calgary police chief until Hanson’s replacement hired – Calgary Herald

February

Accolades for outgoing Calgary police chief Rick Hanson – Calgary Sun

Interview with CBC Homestretch re. Chief Hanson’s resignation (audio) – CBC Homestretch

On Police Chief Rick Hanson’s resignation – NewsTalk 770

Motion to suspend Calgary’s Public Art Program dies before even getting to the floor – MetroNews

Immature few ruined it for all — Calgary cracks down on offensive team names – Calgary Sun

Calgary finds new emergency management director within its own ranks – Calgary Herald

New alcohol policy for City Councillors – 660 News

Any Calgary sports team that plays on city property will have its name reviewed for offensiveness – National Post

Council verbally lauds Calgary firefighter regaining his military ranking – 660 News

Council passes alcohol crackdown – Calgary Herald

Calgary officials want province to step in and regulate ride-sharing – Calgary Sun

A city hall fight for standardization measures as Uber tries for Calgary – 660 News

Fields of filth — Calgary softball and slo-pitch team names disturb city councillors – Calgary Sun

Slighted Calgary councillors can’t wait for ethics boss to probe allegations of misconduct – Calgary Sun

Councillor wants provincial action on ride-sharing companies like Uber – 660 News

Province should review rules that limit Uber: Colley-Urquhart – Calgary Herald

Integrity commissioner could soon be at city hall – News Talk 770 Calgary

City council to hire integrity boss to investigate complaints against councillors – Calgary Herald

Calgary council’s gift registry includes a host of pricey freebies for elected officials – Calgary Sun

January

Albertans love to drink, but there is a time and place – and it’s never at City Hall – Metro News

City Hall Conduct and Alcohol Use – January 21, 2015 @ 3pm (Audio) – QR77 Interview

Some councillors would drink during meeting supper break, ex-alderman says – Calgary Herald

Calgary City Councillor demands accusers put up or shut up over booze allegations – Calgary Sun

From boozy breaks to ‘getting blotto’, councillors hurl accusations of colleagues’ alcohol use – Calgary Herald

Councillors urged to stay sober at work, a month after auditor flagged conduct issues – Calgary Herald

City Hall drinking (Audio) – CBC Homestretch

Holders of new Calgary taxi plates sticking with older brokers – Metro News

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