Summer Jobs at the City: Communications Assistant


We are hiring a summer student! This person will be working 50% with me and 50% with my colleague Miriam in Strategic Services. The posting closes FEBRUARY 18, 2014: Basic Job Information Posting Title: Communications Assistant Business Unit/Section: Community Services & Protective Services/Service Delivery Location: 205 - 8 Avenue S.E. Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Temporary Student … Continue reading Summer Jobs at the City: Communications Assistant

Jobs at the City: Digital/Web Content Advisor


To help out my employer, the City of Calgary, I’ve been posting some of the positions available in Communications. Here’s one that is currently posted and there may be several positions filled based on this one posting, including a position with Animal and By-law Services. I'm very interested in this one as I will be working … Continue reading Jobs at the City: Digital/Web Content Advisor

Jobs at the City: Communications Strategist, Recreation (three positions)


To help out my employer, the City of Calgary, I’ve been posting some of the positions available in Communications. Here’s one that is currently posted and there are three positions to be filled based on this posting. The posting closes FEBRUARY 11, 2013: Basic Job Information Posting Title: Communications Strategist Business Unit/Section: Recreation/Business Services Location: 2808 … Continue reading Jobs at the City: Communications Strategist, Recreation (three positions)

Questions for the candidates in Calgary-Centre – Updated November 10 @ 7:56 p.m.


Original copies of emails here: Chris Turner, Green Party of Canada Harvey Locke, Liberal Party of Canada Dan Meades, New Democratic Party NOVEMBER 10 UPDATE: Dan just sent me his answers and so that leaves only...Joan Crockatt. NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Have removed Ben Christensen as he is not officially running. Just waiting on Joan Crockatt … Continue reading Questions for the candidates in Calgary-Centre – Updated November 10 @ 7:56 p.m.

POLL of Calgary-Centre websites: Give feedback to candidates on their websites


UPDATED NOVEMBER 11, 2012: I'm a little late adding NDP candidate Dan Meades to this poll! I don't know about you, but I am pretty tired of candidates who don't listen to their constituents or respond to their requests for information. It seems that politicians want to get elected by telling you as little as … Continue reading POLL of Calgary-Centre websites: Give feedback to candidates on their websites

Hodson: A trashing of everything that has made our community the success it is today


Okotoks Councillor Laurie Hodson has shared his speaking notes from the historic vote where Okotoks council voted to set aside its internationally-renowned sustainability framework. Hodson voted against the motion, but the motion was passed (see my previous blog post and more official background on the decision here). Here is a slightly abridged version of his comments … Continue reading Hodson: A trashing of everything that has made our community the success it is today

The bizarre end of an era for Okotoks sustainability


Early indications were that the council vote today in Okotoks was not going to go well. Councillors Laurie Hodson and Stephen Clark were strong in their commitment to Okotoks' sustainability model--a globally recognized, award-winning approach to community development based on the concept of "living within your means." But both were worried and as we know … Continue reading The bizarre end of an era for Okotoks sustainability

CIFF 2012: Canadian film is “ferociously” good


Saskatoon just lost its film innocence. And it was not pretty. (View the trailer here.) The picturesque, prairie city is the setting for Calgary filmmaker Robert Cuffley's latest psychological thriller, and "Tiny Town" as it is referred to in the film, never looked so dark and seedy. Most of the movie takes place in a … Continue reading CIFF 2012: Canadian film is “ferociously” good

Dissent not destruction: Give reason a chance


Protest is an essential part of any democracy. Rioting and destruction of property isn't. What are the dynamics of a demonstration and what can we learn from it? At a recent protest against election fraud held here in Calgary represented an opportunity to learn a few things about how to maintain civil discourse. Balancing act … Continue reading Dissent not destruction: Give reason a chance

Freedom of the press still worth defending, even in small town Alberta


I may be naive but I still believe that freedom of the press is not only possible, but worthy of defending. That's why I've commented on Facebook and Twitter about the fact that the nominated candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta in the riding of Highwood (John Barlow) has NOT yet stepped down … Continue reading Freedom of the press still worth defending, even in small town Alberta