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CITY & LIFE

What's New and Noteworthy at Calgary Post-Secondaries

As the school year begins, we look at what’s new in some of the city’s post-secondaries, how they’re funded, how local schools are spending provincial mental-health funding and why it still makes economic sense to get a graduate degree.

The Beltline Cafe with Quiet Reading Hours

Grab a coffee and get reading.

A Q&A with Elizabeth Cannon

The vice-chancellor and president of the University of Calgary is stepping down from her roles at the end of 2018. We spoke with her about her accomplishments as president, why she's stepping down and what she hopes to be remembered for.

Hot at the Top: Calgary's Luxury Condo Market

Demand for luxury condos with price tags over $1 million is small, but strong and growing, which may be good news for the rest of the real estate market.

This 38-Year-Old Mom Has Her Eyes on Competing in BMX at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Stephanie Nychka is an iconic figure on the local BMX scene, pushing herself to greater heights and bigger airs in her drive to compete on the world stage.

Stafford Arima's Theatre Calgary

The new(ish) artistic director of Theatre Calgary has created a balanced portfolio of risky and rewarding shows for the company’s 51st season

Mary Madeline White Has Run Hundreds of Races — And She's Not Done Yet

The Calgary Women’s Run turns 40 this month, making it one of the oldest events of its kind in the country, and this avid runner will be there at the start line for the 34th time.

Work of Art: Spire by Charles R. (Bob) Boyce

This red sculptural arch at the entry to the Olympic Oval has long been known by its nickname “the paperclip.”

Canmoretown Examines the Lesser-Known Side of Mountain Towns

The web series depicts a small mountain town similar to Canmore, where service-industry workers and young people struggle to find housing and make a living.

The Story Behind the New Corridor of Connection Mural

Local visual artist Michelle Hoogveld spent seven weeks and 70 gallons of paint completing the mural, which spans 950-feet and runs along both sides of the 4th Street S.E. Underpass.

How Jen Gerson Became One of Canada's Most Popular Political Pundits

The backstory to her seemingly overnight success shows how Jen Gerson masterfully positioned herself to be the perfect person in the perfect position to write about Alberta politics at exactly the moment it became relevant to everyone.

Loneliness: An Epidemic

Social isolation isn’t just bad for your psyche. It’s linked to a host of ailments including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression and suicide. But is chronic loneliness a life sentence or is it possible to re-engage with society and find health and happiness?
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