An area of the Ghost River watershed slated for cutting has opponents concerned about water quality and wildlife.

Courtesy of Stop Ghost Clearcut

Logging in Calgary's watershed

A Spray Lake Sawmills logging project is facing public opposition over fears accelerated harvesting will damage a watershed that contributes 20 per cent of Calgary’s drinking water supply. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM News

Courtesy of Thivierr

Arts funding

The Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts is facing further financial hardships as city of Calgary administration has recommended council not meet the centre’s request to replace withdrawn provincial funding. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM News

Child poverty

The rate of child poverty in Canada today is virtually the same as it was in 1989, when Parliament vowed to end it. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM News


Premier Jim Prentice says he knows the “optics” of locking the front doors of the legislature building are bad, but is unwilling to restore public access for the time being. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM News

Last year’s flood demonstrated the vulnerability to extreme weather, with this street in Erlton literally buckling under the pressure.

Drew Anderson

Cities of nature

We often think of protecting nature as something done outside of cities. It’s what our national and provincial parks are for. That’s where nature is. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Viewpoints

Leela owner Gaurav Gupta says the business focuses on social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Drew Anderson

Leela leading the charge to sustainability

The snow may be upon us, but Calgary just got a little greener with this year’s recipient of the Calgary Small Business Week Environmental Stewardship Award from the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Urban Living

LaRae Lobdell

Cruel intentions

I am a bi male in my early 20s who until recently was in the closet. I have been exploring my sexuality for the past year, and I didn’t want to label myself and open a Pandora’s box of oppression in the American South before I knew who I was.... more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Savage Love

Serena Malyon

Cruisin' the Cosmos - week of Nov. 27, 2014

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 — DEC. 21) This week’s horoscope is simple and short ’cause there ain’t much to report, except things’ll all work out well if you remain a good sport. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Horoscopes

Goings On - Week of Nov. 27, 2014

“Real hip-hop” dorks would likely beg to differ, but there’s something downright delightful about the simple, party-starting rap of French Montana. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Goings on

From left: Craig Fahner, Kaylee Novakovski, Mat Lindenberg and Kurtis Lesick, part of the visual team for Turangalîla-Symphonie.

Courtesy of Frank Gallant

Digital art and mid-20th century composition

Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie is a symphony so complex that one could fill an entire article musing on its themes and instrumentation (when was the last time you heard someone play an ondes Martenot?). more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Music previews

Sucker for punishment

Though he’s soft-spoken and relatively shy in real life, Ryan Hemsworth has a huge personality, and just might represent the future of electronic music. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Music previews

Shaani Cage - Danyaal

The first I’d heard of Shaani Cage was at my day job — for music website aux.tv — where, in an interview, Sanctums’ Evangelos Typist flagged the duo as an electronic act to watch. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Tujiko Noriko - My Ghost Comes Back

Amidst Editions Mego’s M.O. of experimental electronic/noise avant-gardism, Tujiko Noriko is an oddity. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Frank and Tony - You Go Girl

At the end of 2014, Brooklyn electronic imprint Scissor + Thread have earned our full attention. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Bryan Ferry - Avonmore

It’s been an odd few years for Bryan Ferry, who’s given us everything from old-timey jazz albums, to Bob Dylan cover collections, to electrofied collaborations with Norwegian DJs. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed

Nothing Has Changed is the latest David Bowie career-spanning retrospective. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Record reviews

Courtesy of Jose Soriano

Arts Seen - week of Nov. 27, 2014

Calgary has plenty of opportunities for kids to enjoy the performing arts year-round. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Arts Seen

University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts resurrects the Byron-Shelley circle with Bloody Poetry.

Courtesy of Citrus Photography

Fame, scandal and poetry

Even though they died almost 200 years ago, the lives and loves of Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron continue to fascinate contemporary audiences. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre

Magical times

We’re often told the holidays are about spending time with family, and local performing arts organizations are providing plenty of opportunities to do just that with shows that cater to audiences of all ages. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre

Alexis Killam

A decade of GIRAF

“Calgary definitely has an appetite for animation,” says Quickdraw executive director Peter Hemminger. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Film Features

This year’s flick picks

The 10th annual GIRAF festival of independent animation opens with a flick that any moviegoer will want to see, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest from beloved Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli on Thursday, November 27 at 7 p.m. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Film Features

A history of Horrible Bosses

Nobel Prize-winner and well-known thinker Bertrand Russell once stated “the trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt.” more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Film Features

Lumps of coal for your Blu-ray player

Looking for a Christmas gift for that special movie lover on your list? Then for heaven’s sake, don’t buy any of the stinkers from this list. more »

Nov 27, 2014 12:00 AM Video Vulture

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  • High Valley

    Two tickets to see High Valley at The Den on November 30th. more »


    Two full-festival passes, good for all screenings and events at this year's GIRAF animation festival (except the three visiting animator workshops). The festival runs from November 27-30 at the Globe Cinema and the Quickdraw Animation Society. more »

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  • Charlotte's Web

    A family prize pack, 4 tickets and some extra things to ATP's performance of Charlotte's Web. more »

    Contests 2 Comments

  • Night Moves DVD

    Night Moves is a suspense thriller about three environmentalists' homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unraveling into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences. more »

  • Third Person DVD

    THIRD PERSON follows three couples as their love stories intertwine in three cities across the globe: Rome, Paris, and New York. more »

  • The F Word Blu-ray

    Wallace and Chantry meet at a party while reading refrigerator magnet poetry and find that they have great chemistry... as friends. It's heavy interest at first sight but there is a problem: Chantry has a serious boyfriend. more »

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