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Avett Brothers Proud to be Principled Folknew

Ex-Country punks search for balance amidst fame.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  07-22-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

As PR Grows and Journalism Shrinks, Who Will Separate Fact from Fiction?new

The H1N1 vaccine rollout in Canada has been a complete gong show, a cacophonous torrent of contradictory messages flying in all directions. The communication has gone completely haywire, and it's not just government spreading confusion.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  11-17-2009  |  Media

Calgary Women Hired While Men Get Firednew

While studying poverty issues, non-profit group discovers that men are losing jobs while women are making gains.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  08-06-2009  |  Economy

Alberta Has Allowed Intolerance in Schools for Too Longnew

The disastrous Bill 44 would insert into Alberta's human rights law a parent's right to exempt their kids from public school class discussion on sexuality, sexual orientation or religion.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  05-14-2009  |  Commentary

Calgary Deems Stalled Condo Sites 'a Developing Emergency'new

Abandoned and stalled construction sites throughout Calgary are putting people and property at risk — with one southwest condo site at risk of "catastrophic collapse," according to court documents.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  05-07-2009  |  Housing & Development

Province Relents a Bit on Gender Surgerynew

After angering Alberta's transsexual community by axing funding for gender reassignment surgery in the 2009 budget, provincial Health Minister Ron Liepert has backtracked a bit.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  04-16-2009  |  Sex

Bush's Pasta Overshadows Torture Revelationsnew

A Red Cross report detailing prison abuse was released the day before George W. Bush's first post-presidency speaking engagement.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  03-19-2009  |  International

Canada Should Bar or Prosecute George W Bush: Lawyernew

As George W. Bush’s St. Patrick’s Day visit to Calgary draws near, the federal government is facing pressure from activists and human rights lawyers to bar the former U.S. president from the country or prosecute him for war crimes and crimes against humanity once he steps on Canadian soil.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  03-05-2009  |  International

'Christian Activist' Targets Prof, Police Investigatenew

Calgary police are investigating a self-described "Christian activist" who's been distributing flyers showing a local university professor's face superimposed on a graphic sexual photo.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  02-19-2009  |  Civil Liberties

Bush's Calgary Speech 'Closed to the Media'new

Former U.S. president George W. Bush won't have to worry about dodging journalists' shoes when he speaks in Calgary March 17, as reporters won't be allowed in the same room as the unpopular Texan.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  02-19-2009  |  Media

Aboriginal Leaders Reject Cancer Study Before Releasenew

It hasn't even been released yet, but aboriginal leaders living downstream from the oilsands are already rejecting an Alberta Cancer Board study into cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  11-13-2008  |  Science

The Battle for Black Bear Crossingnew

Tsuu T'ina elders fight for their homes in Black Bear Crossing, a former military housing complex on the border of Calgary's city limits
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  10-30-2008  |  Housing & Development

Alberta Metalheads Part with Pub After Fightnew

A local metal promoter is looking for a new venue after a fight broke out during a Sept. 13 show at the Thirsty Dog Pub, where she'd been booking shows for about five months. "It was like a scene from Road House."
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  09-25-2008  |  Music

Arthur Kent Settles Score with Hollywoodnew

Calgary-based journalist and documentary filmmaker Arthur Kent has settled a lawsuit with the makers of the Tom Hanks film Charlie Wilson's War, but the terms of the settlement are confidential.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  09-25-2008  |  Movies

Conservative Canadian Politician Links Crime with Immigrationnew

The NDP candidate in Calgary Centre is calling for Conservative incumbent Lee Richardson's resignation after he suggested in an interview with Fast Forward that crimes in Canada aren't committed by people that "grew up next door," but newcomers to the country -- comments Richardson later said he regretted.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jeremy Klaszus  |  09-25-2008  |  Crime & Justice

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