Someone put up this sticker along Kensington Road in Calgary, back in the spring. Whoever it is, they didn’t get their wish.
As the roses bloom all over Portland, Oregon, this spring, so too does a proliferation of window and lawn signs denouncing a variety of political ills in the United States.
Despite some strong differences and disagreeements across the American political landscape, it reassures me somewhat that for the most part, the fighting is happening with words — just as it ought to be.
But what if our race to the sky was a mistake?
In my newspaper column last week, I shared my thoughts on some of the difficulties facing the City of Calgary as property tax revenues slump due to empty office spaces downtown.
The more time I spent thinking about the subject, the more I wondered about whether the central neighbourhoods in many of our cities were unintentionally set up to fall — and fall hard — with every economic slowdown.
Monday, Oct. 19, is federal election day in Canada.
Democracy is a commodity too precious to waste … so if you haven’t already taken advantage of opportunities for advanced voting, please cast a ballot today.
Check out the Elections Canada website for information on what you need to vote and where you can do so.
To my friends across Alberta: Today is voting day for city councils and school boards. Please exercise your democratic franchise … Go out and vote!
This photo was taken outside Calgary city hall during the advance vote last week; today, it is a polling station for a part of Ward 7.