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Storify: YYC during the swearing in of Alberta's new premier Rachel Notley

Anticipation for the future of Alberta with new NDP government

ABLegislatureNDP Leader Rachel Notley was sworn in Sunday in an early afternoon ceremony at the legislature, becoming Alberta's 17th premier and marking the first time the NDP has led the province. Here is a collection of information that happened during the swearing-in ceremony, as well as reactions.

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17th Ave SE will be the home of a unique business incubator project

International Avenue's Business Revitalization Zone looks to provide tools to new Canadian entrepreneurs to rejuvenate area

Thumbnail Int AvCity 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."

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Nenshi: 'We have to keep the opportunities for all Calgarians’

Calgary's mayor speaks of the importance of key factors to building a poverty-free city

Nenshi thumbanilMayor 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."

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A Tale of Two Cities and Two Arenas

Calgary Special Report: Are there lessons Calgary can learn from Edmonton as this city considers whether to replace the Saddledome

screenshot-calgary-journal.atavist.com 2015-05-19 23-26-32The 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.

pbrooks@cjournal.ca

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Daniel Rodriguez at drodriguez@cjournal.ca

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