Janice Paskey, for metro canada

Drivers can still be sexy at 40 (kilometres)

There’s now 44 intersections with red-light cameras in our city, buoyed by $3.5 million in tickets from last year. Next camera up will be at TransCanada and Deerfoot, northbound. After that, it’s Bowfort and the TransCanada near COP. The province is proposing even more support, proposing that...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:52 AM

Drivers can still be sexy at 40 (kilometres)

There’s now 44 intersections with red-light cameras in our city, buoyed by $3.5 million in tickets from last year. Next camera up will be at TransCanada and Deerfoot, northbound. After that, it’s Bowfort and the TransCanada near COP. The province is proposing even more support, proposing that...

Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:52 AM

Police support of Taser use is no fairy tale

Buckle down. We’re Tasering up. The Calgary police now has 363 of the weapons.As Mayor Dave Bronconnier told us in his state-of-the-city address Tuesday, there are “thugs” in those there streets. “And our police force is going to be given all the resources they need to drive these thugs out of...

Friday, March 6, 2009, 7:33 AM

Water conservation a must as city expands

I had to rationalize that really hot bath in the soaker tub last night. Sure, it was way more water than I needed, and I hate to think of the carbon burned heating the water by gas. But it felt so good.I told you there would be rationalization. It’s my kids. They avoid baths and showers at every...

Friday, February 6, 2009, 7:43 AM

Can’t we find big architects at home?

I don’t know about you, but the next time I have dinner with Santiago Calatrava, he’s picking up the tab. He’s the Spanish architect just handed a $2.3-million design contract by the city to design a foot bridge west of Prince’s Island. There was no design competition; his name emerged from city...

Friday, January 9, 2009, 7:07 AM