Glenbow Museum’s three sisters left enduring legacy

Margaret Perkins Hess, Joy Harvie Maclaren and Zahava Hanen were related by their love of Calgary's Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum’s three sisters left enduring legacyPOWELL RIVER, B.C. Sept. 18, 2016 /Troy Media/ - These three sisters weren’t related by blood. They were related by the fact that they loved Calgary’s Glenbow Museum – the definitive and interdisciplinary library, archives, art gallery and museum of the Canadian West. Each of them were related to the museum differently, but each of them understood…

NIMBY-ism shouldn’t be allowed to curtail access to housing

The Alberta government must legislate where local politicians fear to tread: we need enforceable housing rights and we need them now

NIMBY-ism shouldn’t be allowed to curtail access to housingCALGARY, Alta. Aug. 9, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Having decent, appropriate and affordable housing is critical to a healthy, successful life. And if Alberta's municipal governments can't ensure such housing, then the province needs to take charge. Decent means no cockroaches or fire hazards, for example; appropriate means near necessary services (schools, daycare, parks and the…

Pay it Forward gang rides Calgary’s Plus-15 to the rescue

A handful of heroes are riding selflessly to the rescue of oil and gas folks in distress in downtown Calgary and beyond

Pay it Forward gang rides Calgary’s Plus-15 to the rescueCALGARY, Alta. July 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - They're the handful of heroes riding selflessly to the rescue of oil and gas folks in distress in downtown Calgary and beyond. And while the allusion to a good-deed-doing gang of the Old West may be good-naturedly stretching things a bit, what motivates their efforts is no…

Quiet Calgary rife with signs of change

This one seems different from the other busts

Quiet Calgary rife with signs of changeCALGARY, Alta. July 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Last weekend, my wife and I flew to Calgary to attend a friend’s wedding. It was my first time back in several years where we had three days to poke about and explore the old hometown. It was a sunny weekend, and it was easy to accept…

Restricting payday loans ineffective in reducing poverty

Competition within this completely legal industry would ensure reasonable interest rates for marginalized clients

Restricting payday loans ineffective in reducing povertyCALGARY, Alta. July 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Calgary has restricted the number of payday lenders that can operate in a given area. This new bylaw is not based on evidence or sound economic reasoning, but on the subjective ideologies of councillors. This policy may seem to benefit “marginalized” members of society by limiting their…

Hob-(s)knobbing with the high nabobs of academia

A University of Calgary-hosted conference puts a spotlight on the academic world and its connection with the general community

Hob-(s)knobbing with the high nabobs of academiaCALGARY, Alta. May 27, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Are the big thinkers of today's academic world more in tune with the community around them? We're about to find out. For 85 years, Canadian scholars in the humanities and social sciences, which used to be called the arts, have been congregating to present the results of their research to one another.…

Why was Naomi Klein invited to Calgary?

Naomi Klein is bringing her ultra-extreme message condemning the evils of the energy industry, but we can still learn from her

Why was Naomi Klein invited to Calgary?CALGARY, Alta. May 25, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Anti-oil, anti-pipeline advocate Naomi Klein has a platform to speak at the University of Calgary on May 29. Who invited the bearer of this extreme viewpoint to Calgary, the heartland of pro-pipeline, pro-energy thinking? Klein is one of six big-name speakers invited by the Congress of the Humanities…

Calgary sells $100,000 private vehicle to cover parking fine

Impounded vehicle sold while owner in Germany to visit his sick mother

Calgary sells $100,000 private vehicle to cover parking fine// calgary  calgary [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/calgary-sells-100000-private-vehicle-to-cover-parking-fine/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/calgary/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Calgary[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Feb 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The Criminal Code makes it illegal to do anything with the intention of alarming the Queen. I’m not sure our courts have…

Bettman’s hard sell on Calgary arena insulting to Albertans

No sports ringmaster who comes courting with threats and bluster should be able to convince us to build useless "infrastructure"

RED DEER, Alta. Jan. 13, 2015/ - Sports moguls and politicians make strange bedfellows. When they get together they often seem to ignore economic realities, and that makes a liaison between them potentially dangerous. Think a lustful teenage couple with no concept of birth control. So it’s always a relief for hard-pressed taxpayers when a…

A Liberal cabinet freezeout comes to an end for Calgary

Calgary came in from the cold when newly elected Liberal MP Kent Hehr was appointed minister of Veteran Affairs

A Liberal cabinet freezeout comes to an end for CalgaryDownload this column on the Liberal cabinet for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, AB Nov 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ – Fifty years ago this week, a popular Calgarian went down to federal electoral defeat as the incumbent MP for Calgary South. It would be the last…