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Calgary Data journalism

The number of Calgarians commuting by bike on the rise

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.

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City Hall Data journalism Uncategorized

Fatal crossings, a look at pedestrian crashes

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 […]

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Data journalism

Prentice resigns, Tory dynasty crumbles, and Notley’s NDP storm Alberta (interactive map)

With less than a dozen seats and the Tory dynasty in tatters following Tuesday’s stunning defeat — followed by the resignation of leader Jim Prentice — high-profile members now suggest the party consider merger talks with the Wildrose.

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Calgary Data journalism Education Uncategorized

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 per […]