In The News (2017)


Calgary Fire Department could lose K-9 unit in budget adjustments –


New council gets first taste of Calgary’s ‘inhumane’ secondary suite system – Calgary Herald


Calgary councillor frustrated with gender parity issues in volunteer boards – Calgary Metro

Applications from citizens to serve on city groups drop 35 per cent – Calgary Herald

Councillor wants more information to aid push for gender parity – CBC News

Ward 13: Coley-Urquhart defeats six challengers to win seventh term – Calgary Herald


Group puts pressure on civic election candidates to bring back fluoride  – CTV News

Nomination day: With three open races, candidates line up for city council seats  – Calgary Herald

Nelson: It’s time for the real Calgary to rise again  – Calgary Herald

Fish Creek Exchange breaks ground in Shawnee Park  – Calgary Herald

Mayor Nenshi vows to release details of competing proposals for new arena  – Calgary Herald

Calgary city council shoots down independent review of compensation process  -Calgary Sun

Council calls for deeper look into water utility issues – MetroNews Canada

ENMAX and arena top agenda at final Calgary council meeting before the municipal election – CTV News

City auditors cite lack of confidence in water billing, meters in wake of complaints  – Calgary Herald


Nenshi says water bill changes, review coming after Calgarians report ‘extraordinarily large’ charges

City of Calgary forgives mysteriously high water bills  – MetroNews Canada

Braid: After Bowfort fiasco, Edmonton shows how to handle public art  – Calgary Herald

New $500000 public art installation triggers calls for policy overhaul – Calgary Herald

‘It’s not Blackfoot:’ Artist speaks out about Calgary art installation on Bowfort Road interchange  – MetroNews Canada


Calgary councillor threatens to boycott 2017 Pride parade over police uniforms: ‘We’re not Toronto’  –

Police chief ‘disappointed’ uniformed officers not allowed to march in Calgary Pride parade – Calgary Herald

Calgary Police Service to comply with Calgary Pride’s participation conditions – CTV News

Calgary 2026 Olympic Winter Games Are ‘Feasible’ Says Exploratory Committee  –

City hall’s integrity czar wants to make it easier for you to complain about council members  – Calgary Herald

Colley-Urquhart seeks independent review of council pay and perks – Calgary Herald

Councillor warns Calgary’s thin blue line is dangerously stretched  – Calgary Herald


Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart pushes council to thumbs-up a hands-off probe into their pay and … – Calgary Sun

Calgary arts groups ask city for $2M from new economic development fund to foster ‘thriving … –

Council approves pulling $10M from reserve fund to revitalize downtown Calgary – Calgary Sun

Calgary coyote encounters spark calls for change – Calgary Sun

Councillors say talks for new arena deal going well, despite Burke’s threats – Calgary Herald

Calgary council could seek stand-in speaker for meetings at $400 per hour – MetroNews Canada


Calgary city council won’t freeze its salaries, opting for automatic pay raises – Calgary Sun

Calgary council approves compensation tweaks after ’emotional’ debate – MetroNews Canada

Council votes to cut mayor’s salary after next election – Calgary Sun

Calgary council votes for maximum two per cent property tax increase for 2018 – Calgary Herald

Council watchdog to review complaint councillor ‘mimed pushing a knife’ into colleague’s back – Calgary Herald

City councillor-commissioned poll shows most Calgarians want new Flames arena, unclear how … – Calgary Sun

Majority of Calgarians support funding for new arena, as long as taxes aren’t affected: poll – Calgary Herald

Survey says most Calgarians support public money for arena – with conditions – 660 News

Calgary councillors to release survey results on public funding for new arena –


Park named in honour of 10-term Calgary alderman Dale Hodges – MetroNews Canada

CalgaryNEXT still not dead as arena ‘Plan B’ in Victoria Park moves ahead – Calgary Herald

Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart on Springbank Dry Dam : ‘Invite Tsuut’ina to council meeting – Newstalk 770

Soldiers march in Calgary, in honour of Vimy Ridge – 660 News

Councillor upset at loss of 111 trees for Anderson Road widening – MetroNews Canada

‘This is a gift:’ Indigenous framework and policy aim to create a new culture at the city, bridge citizens – Calgary Herald


Calgary police on the defence after ASIRT accuses force of ‘unprincipled’ practices – Calgary Herald


City councillor vows to continue to speak out on behalf of CPS officers alleging harassment – 660 News

Councillor Colley-Urquhart says Police Commission had no place in harassment investigation – Metro Calgary

Editorial: Colley-Urquhart should feel proud for speaking up – Calgary Herald

Too much talk, not enough action – Medicine Hat News

Labour group blasts police commission over Colley-Urquhart move – Calgary Sun

Angela Kokott: Was Diane Colley-Urquhart Bullied? – News Talk 770

Danielle Smith discussing bullying and intimidation within CPS – News Talk 770 (Audio)

Danielle Smith on Councillor Colley-Urquhart’s resignation from Police Commission: Part 1 – News Talk 770 (Audio)

Danielle Smith on Councillor Colley-Urquhart’s resignation from Police Commission: Part 2 – News Talk 770 (Audio)

Councillor Colley-Urquhart quits amid deepening turmoil over harassment of female police – Calgary Herald

Calgary District Labour Council says Police Commission is wrong – Metro Calgary

Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart quits Calgary Police Commission – CBC news

BREAKING: Colley-Urquhart quits Calgary Police Commission after reprimand – Calgary Herald 

Calgary Police Commission comes to informal resolution with Coun. Colley-Urquhart – MetroNews Canada

Diane Colley-Urquhart hopes female officer reconsiders resignation after emotional Calgary police meeting –

Calgary police officer’s public resignation renews questions about harassment, intimidation on force –

Calgary police chief refuses to accept tearful, public resignation from female officer –

Veteran female officer publicly quits over bullying, harassment issues – Calgary Herald (With Video)

Calgary police officer resigns at emotionally-charged commission meeting –


Calgary caps tax hike at 5% for thousands of businesses at a cost of $45M  –

Why I Voted Against the $45 Million Tax Cap Program – Rob Breakenridge Interview on Newstalk 770

Naming charged officers a ‘double-edged sword’: Colley-Urquhart – Calgary Sun