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Long Reads

How GPS Put Calgary on the Map

The idea that tech start-ups are the key to a more diverse economy isn’t new. Here’s a look back at one aspect of the history of our high-tech future.

Unsafe at Home, Lost in the System

For survivors of domestic abuse, simply leaving is harder than it sounds. With the city reaching crisis levels of reported abuse, agencies are coming together to try to clear the financial and legal barriers that stand in the way.

Examining Calgary's Post-Secondary Schools

We take a look at what our local educational institutions are doing to address the challenges of the current job market for new graduates, accommodate mature students who are upgrading or enhancing their skill sets and foster academic success for indigenous students.

Developing Calgary's Main Streets

City planners and developers of new communities are working to create residential communities with vibrant main streets, a shift in thinking that will change the shape of the city for generations.

Diversifying Calgary's Economy Beyond Oil

Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 alumni weigh in on creating and sustaining a diversified economy.

Designing Calgary To Be Accessible For All

Most people don’t think twice about walking down a narrow hall or up a few stairs, but for people with physical disabilities, these small design elements can turn into impassable obstacles.

Feeding Hungry Kids In Calgary

As food insecurity becomes a growing concern in the city, here are some of the organizations that get healthy food to the kids who need it.

Hockey for a Cause

It’s Canada’s game, but in Calgary, hockey is also more than a game. It fosters connections, breeds generosity and champions community spirit.

Prosperity or Bust

With Calgary’s peaks-and-valleys economy currently in a valley, it’s time to take stock of how we keep finding ourselves down here.

Welcome to the Bank of Mom and Dad

What are parents helping their adult children with financially these days? And how does that affect the kids, their parents and the economy?

What Happens When Developers and Artists Collaborate

When developers engage with visual artists, the result is a unique legacy for the community they’re building in and for the city as a whole.

Why You Should Consider Joining a Non-Profit Board

For young professionals, joining a non-profit board isn’t just a good career move, it’s a way to explore their passions and engage with the city.
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