International Avenue's Business Revitalization Zone looks to provide tools to new Canadian entrepreneurs to rejuvenate area
City council recently approved funding for the first phase of an initiative,c alled The Heart of the New East – Incubation Project, aimed to help immigrants reach their entrepreneurial potential along International Avenue.
Alison Karim-McSwiney, executive director of the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone, has been at the centre of the new project with planning starting more than a year ago.
"There is much potential here ready to grow," Karim-McSwiney told The Calgary Journal. "We are excited from this diversity."
Calgary's mayor speaks of the importance of key factors to building a poverty-free city
Mayor Naheed Nenshi suggested ways to build better communities during a speech at the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary during an event hosted by the Canadian Club of Calgary on Wednesday.
"Thanks that I grew up in Calgary I had access to many opportunities," Nenshi said. "In Calgary, every single person in every single corner has the opportunity to have a great Canadian life."
Calgary Special Report: Are there lessons Calgary can learn from Edmonton as this city considers whether to replace the Saddledome
The Calgary Herald recently ran a story, based on unnamed sources, suggesting that the Calgary Flames will propose building an arena, a football stadium and an amateur sports fieldhouse on several blocks of city-owned land beside the Bow River a few blocks west of downtown.
It seems as though Calgary will soon embark on a debate over a new arena, while our neighbours in Edmonton will cut the ribbon on the new Edmonton Arena District in 2016, which includes an arena for the Oilers, a public plaza and residential as well as business developments.
At a cost of a half a billion dollars or more, which will inevitably include some form of public financial support, the debate promises to be colourful and contentious.
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After being MIA from snowboarding for 10 years, Brittany Sackschewsky shares her comeback story
When I was 14 I was filled with ambition and I was fearless. Snowboarding back then was a breeze. I remember it was a sunny day when my family and I hit the slopes in 2005. I was with my Dad and wasn't afraid of being alone, but he stayed with me on the mountain and helped me get back up every time I fell.
Now, I could only assume that I would pick it up right where I left off. However, my memory did not serve me correctly. Snowboarding is not something that could be picked up again without practising.
Uncertainty has finally come to an end for one Alberta family
Barbara Shwytky remembers the day her house flooded as being oddly sunny, hinting at nothing out of the ordinary to happen on a lovely June day. The radio was tuned in to the news all day at the dental hygienist office where she worked.
"I ended up going home an hour early and on the way home police cars and speedboats were passing me and I was like, 'Oh my goodness,'" said Shwytky.
"All the phones were down so I couldn't get a hold of anyone, and I got home and all the alarms were going off."
What had happened didn't sink in until the next day at the Blackie Evacuation Centre where the family of five had been relocated.
In a time when media coverage of rising racial tensions in the United States paints the story in black-and-white, journalists hold power to help neutralize the situation
I hated that stare I used to get back in grade school when I told people my dad was a cop.
I hated it then, and even now that he's retired I despise it. There truly aren't strong enough words to answer the kind of judgmental glares I've received for being a cop's daughter. Over the years I have been continuously thrown under the same umbrella of idiocy as "oppressor garbage" based solely on proximity.