Recapping a monumental week for the Alberta Tories
While the voting turnout for the Sept. 6 Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta leadership election was underwhelming, Jim Prentice's landslide win was still able to create a strong buzz on various social media platforms.
The incoming premier's actions in the days following his victory also inspired strong online reactions.
Here is the Calgary Journal's social media review of Prentice's week as premier-designate.
City paralyzed by massive September snowstorm
Calgary currently should be experiencing the joys of summer, but the city was hit with an unexpected blast of winter that sparked massive citywide power outages, school closures, downed power lines, slushy roads and laid carnage to trees.
Over 30,000 people were affected by city-wide power outages in all four quadrants of the city. As of this time, there are over 70 communities that are currently affected in Calgary:
Max Foley shares how committing to exercise has had a positive effect on him as a person
Consider this: Out of everything you've ever done — every habit you've established or kicked, every experience you've had, every memorable part of your life — what has changed your life the most? What has had the most positive effect on your life?
For me and countless others, the answer is exercise. Fitness. Athletics. However you label it, physical activity has changed lives for the better since the Greeks and Romans discovered the benefits of intentional exertion. Socrates said, almost 2-1/2 millennia ago: "No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable."
Docherty reveals details on school's new strategic plan
Mount Royal University President David Docherty stepped up to the podium in Ross Glen Hall to deliver his annual fall address on Aug. 26 and much of his 40-minute speech was made up of good news, certainly more than his 2013 address when MRU — like many post-secondary institutions across Alberta — was reeling from provincial budget cuts.
One of the positive things Docherty mentioned was the encouraging conversations he has had with Progressive Conservative leadership candidates, specifically Jim Prentice, about how funding could be restored to MRU's operating budget. Prentice recently vowed to restore the post-secondary funding lost in the 2013 budget.