While most Calgarians continued to climb into a car or truck before heading off to work, those hopping onto a saddle and pedalling to the salt mines has more than doubled over the past five years.
With city hall poised to implement its first pedestrian strategy this year, my colleague Annalise Klingbeil and I examined a decades' worth of traffic collision data and spoke with Calgarians whose lives were forever changed after their loved ones were hit by a vehicle. The figures speak for themselves. Every day (on average), at least… Continue reading Fatal crossings, a look at pedestrian crashes
With growing classroom sizes and an aging, stressed-out workforce, paid sick days at the Calgary Board of Education have climbed significantly over the past five years and cost the education system more than $136.5 million over that period. New figures obtained by the Herald show full-time public school teachers claimed 51,470 sick days in 2013, up 22 per… Continue reading Sick days climb at Calgary public school board
Politicians, city officials and transit-loving Calgarians celebrated Saturday morning the ceremonial opening of the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history: the $1.4-billion west LRT. (Read full story here.) "Transit matters. Transit investments are among the best investments any city can make, any government can make for that matter. They're investments in reducing congestion, investments… Continue reading Calgary’s $1.4-billion West LRT opens to great fanfare
On May 30, roughly 170 Calgarians joined thousands of Canadians in a nation-wide casserole rally in support of Quebec students who have protested proposed tuition hikes, as well as Bill 78 — a law the Quebec government recently passed that restricts public assemblies. (The video and photos were shot entirely on an iPhone. Most of… Continue reading Pots, pans and protest