Inventory of tax and utility relief programs does get the go-ahead
Couns. Sean Chu's and Ward Sutherland's two-part tax motion was half successful when it was brought before city council members at their July 28 meeting.
In a unanimous vote it was agreed that the city should compile an inventory of programs that provide tax and utility relieffor Calgarians.
However, the second part of the motion was defeated in an 8-7 vote. That motion would have empowered administration to prepare a study outlining the impacts of tax and utility increases on low-income households when it comes to the council adjusting its budget.
Museum exhibit and Union Cemetery tour commemorate First World War memories
Most are familiar with the movie Back to the Future, where Michael J. Fox's mind is blown by how much history has changed in 30 years.
Calgarians will be able to have the similar type of experience in their own backyard, with the Military Museums of Calgary opening its latest exhibit, Wild Rose Overseas: Albertans In The Great War, on July 28.
"Most Canadians, have some connection to the First World War, so it's (the exhibit) for Albertans to rediscover their own family history, in addition to learning more about Alberta's contributions overseas," said Rory Cory, senior curator at the museum, when asked why the museum specifically chose to focus on Alberta's role in the war.
Calgarian had immense passion for soldier's life and for his wife, Lucile
Stanley Livingston Jones was standing with his wife, Lucile, in front of one of the local newspaper buildings in Calgary on Aug.5, 1914 when they discovered the news that German forces had attacked Belgium a da prior on Aug. 4. In response, Britain declared war on Germany to honour the 1839 Treaty of London — a document that stated Britain would protect Belgium in the event of war.
As soon as Lucile saw the news that Canada was joining the effort and troops were being urged to join the war-effort, she turned to her husband and saw an expression his face that made her "realize that nothing would stop him from enlisting."
Young singer started career off as a YouTube sensation
Through his use of YouTube, Punjabi artist Sharry Maan, 31, has risen from obscurity to being one of the stars of the Punjabi music industry. His YouTube tracks — particularly the song Kudiyan Te Bussa — found a strong Internet audience.
He had his breakout year in 2010 when he released his first single Yaar Anmulle. He ended up winning the PTC Punjabi Music Award for Best Male Debut and his hit song also ended up being featured on the soundtrack of the 2011 movie Yaar Anmulle.