Sick days climb at Calgary public school board

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 perContinue reading “Sick days climb at Calgary public school board”

Calgary’s $1.4-billion West LRT opens to great fanfare

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, investmentsContinue reading “Calgary’s $1.4-billion West LRT opens to great fanfare”