• VéRONIQUE PELLETIER'S 2016 PHOTO ESSAY
    Community Hubs: Place, Spaces & Programs
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    Culture

    Véronique Pelletier is passionate about cities and the great outdoors. As a planner, she understands the ecological, social, and economic impacts of urban form. She believes that municipal policies go a long way in maki... (more)

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS AVAILABLE HERE.
    How well do you know YYC?
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    In honour of Canada Day, the Calgary Stampede and Folk Fest in July, we want to know how well do you know your city? Take our quiz of random facts about the city and share your Calgary pride!

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  • 5 THINGS TO KEEP ON YOUR RADAR TO STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY. | POSTED: 2016-06-30
    5 Things On Our Radar in July
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    Events|Lifestyle|News|Social

    July in Calgary is pretty magic. The month starts off with a bang with Canada Day and soon after we are swept up in the throes of The Calgary Stampede. Summer’s not all fun in the sun though, this […]... (more)

  • STANDING #ALBERTASTRONG WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE NORTH. | POSTED: 2016-05-09
    Moving towards recovery and rebuilding in Fort McMurray
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    Events|News

    The local firefighters are getting some rest now that reinforcements from across the country and around the world have arrived in Fort McMurray. For the 80,000+ evacuees that fled the raging wildfire that took their home... (more)

  • BRAGGING RIGHTS AVAILABLE HERE. | POSTED: 2016-06-30
    How well do you know YYC?
    United Way

    In honour of Canada Day, the Calgary Stampede and Folk Fest in July, we want to know how well do you know your city? Take our quiz of random facts about the city and share your Calgary pride! Photo credit […]... (more)

  • | POSTED: 2016-03-01
    What does an inclusive community look like to you?
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    Pollcaster

    March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day, an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity and recognizes that everyone counts, symbolised by a butterfly. In the spirit of the day, we’d like to know what does inclusion... (more)

  • RIDING A BIKE, GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU MORE CHILL. | POSTED: 2016-06-08
    The Daily: Stationary Bikes Making a Difference to Some YYC Kids
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    Culture|Health|Lifestyle|News

    Can we get some of these for the office? Thanks to a donation of stationary bikes, one Calgary elementary school is getting kids to self-regulate their moods and learn to calm themselves by jumping on a bike when they [&... (more)

  • WE'VE ALL GOT BASIC NEEDS IN COMMON - WHAT ARE THEY? | POSTED: 2015-11-09
    You can’t live without this.
    United Way

    Quiz

    What are basic needs? Who are able to make their basic needs? Take the quiz to test your knowledge on this topic and share your thoughts using #yycconnects!... (more)

  • COULD YOU MAKE THE MONTH? | POSTED: 2015-11-03
    The Economics of Poverty in Canada
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    Economics|Education

    Written by Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist with ATB Financial, author, and economic commentator. Follow him on Twitter @ABEconomist or toddhirsch.com 1 in 10 Canadians live in poverty. It’s a reality that we have come to... (more)

  • LOCAL FOOD IN YYC | POSTED: 2016-03-29
    Calgary Food Gets A Little More Local
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    Culture|Events|Lifestyle|News|Social

    Local food has become a bit of a catch-all phrase over the past decade. We’ve seen the 100-mile diet– a kick-starter for all types of people trying to eat local- and we’ve seen big grocery stores trying to adop... (more)

  • A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA APP AIMS TO CONNECT, ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLING THROUGH MENTAL ILLNESS | POSTED: 2016-04-11
    The Daily: Calgarian Launches Mental Health Care App
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    Culture|Education|Health|News

    Inspired by his own battle with depression, Calgarian Daman Parmar created an app designed to foster a community of support around mental health issues. Released for Android and coming soon for iPhones, check out FoveoCa... (more)