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Prentice says no immediate plans to step in as shelters warn of winter crisis — Premier Jim Prentice says the provincial government is monitoring the situation but has no immediate plans to step in as Calgary shelters warn of a potential crisis situation in the upcoming winter.
Oct 21, 2014

Prentice says no immediate plans to step in as shelters warn of winter crisis… #ableg #YYC

Niko rebounds as gas price rules confuse — CALGARY - Shares in Niko Resources Ltd. bounced back Tuesday after dropping 55 per cent on Monday as confusion continued about the implications of a new natural gas price regime in India. The Calgary-based explorer's most valuable asset is a 10 per cent stake in an offshore oil and gas joint venture led by operator Reliance Industries Ltd.
Oct 21, 2014

Only recovered ~half, $NKO still at lowest level EVER RT @Herald_Business Niko rebounds as gas price rules confuse

Oct 21, 2014

Niko stock rebounds despite analyst's note that suggests its Indian gas price woes may be worse than feared. #yyc

Be Part of the Energy campaign launched nationwide — CALGARY - Calgary Economic Development is launching its Be Part of the Energy campaign nationwide this week hoping to solve some of the labour shortage issues the city is facing these days. In partnership with Calgary's corporate sector, CED's campaign, aimed at attracting qualified workers and business to the city, will be in Ontario and Quebec this week.

Leasing costs for Beltline office space on the decline — CALGARY - Leasing costs for office space in the Beltline district are on the decline due to rising vacancy rates as well as the amount of sublease space available on the market. Dan Harmsen, vice-president, associate broker and principal, with Barclay Street Real Estate Ltd.

Calgary shelters bursting at the seams, bracing for difficult winter — Shelley Ward, her husband Curtis Goodin and the couple's three daughters, aged 15, 10 and six, used to call a three-bedroom northeast townhouse home. But when their landlord sold the townhouse, the family of five was given a 90 day notice to vacate in June and Ward immediately set to work looking for a new place for her family to rent.
Oct 21, 2014

"Looking for rental housing is like a sport now. It’s so competitive.”…

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Calgary-Elbow parents take action on overcrowded schools — Parents in Calgary-Elbow have resorted to politics in their quest to acquire portable classrooms for their children's overcrowded schools, says the head of a parent group. Sean Hann, chair of William Reid school council, said Monday he urged parents to write to the candidates in the provincial byelection as "a last-ditch effort" to raise awareness of the plight of their children.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ChrisVarcoe: In midst of byelection campaign, Calgary-Elbow parents take political action on overcrowded schools… #ableg #yyc

Oct 21, 2014

In midst of byelection campaign, Calgary-Elbow parents take political action on overcrowded schools… #ableg #yyc

Canucks prospect Virtanen ready to return to Hitmen lineup — Jake Virtanen has had enough of watching from the press box. The 18-year-old forward, who led the Calgary Hitmen with 45 goals last season to go with 26 assists in 71 games, had off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Editorial: New life for Alberta’s NDP — When newly elected provincial NDP Leader Rachel Notley addressed a crowd of 400 supporters at an Edmonton hotel Saturday night after her win, she said that "politics should be about hope, it should be about optimism, and it should be about the wherewithal to build something better."

Fourteen-storey luxury condo planned along Elbow River — CALGARY - A unique luxury condo development planned for Calgary's Mission neighbourhood is aiming at making an easy transition from the single-family lifestyle to highrise living. The XII, a 12-suite, 14-storey landmark, to be built at 304 26th Avenue S.W., along the Elbow River, will feature one home per floor for 10 units and two units consisting of two floors each, the Herald has learned.
Oct 21, 2014

The flip-side to Calgary's overburdened shelters: Fourteen-storey luxury condo planned along Elbow River… #yyc #yyccc

Proposed $40M dry dam project puts Canmore in a quandary — CANMORE - As the Town of Canmore proposes a $40-million dam in Cougar Creek, which turned into a raging torrent during the June 2013 floods and damaged dozens of homes, residents are torn about whether it's the best solution.

Y2Y joint initiative marks 20th anniversary — CANMORE - Twenty years ago, no one knew whether a vision to protect land along the Rocky Mountains would work. Now it's part of a global movement that has helped wildlife, plants and wilderness throughout the expansive area. The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative - a joint Canada-United States non-profit organization - is celebrating its 20th anniversary.