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Conscience rights ignite online debatenew

A Fast Forward Weekly story from September, 2011 has resurfaced and fuelled a renewed debate about conscience rights in the current Alberta election as the right-wing Wildrose Party surges.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Suzy Thompson  |  04-06-2012  |  Policy Issues

Wanted: Females to Run Calgary's City hallnew

Who says it isn’t a man’s world? Since Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier announced earlier this year he isn’t seeking a fourth term in the fall civic election, not one female has stepped forward to bid for the mayor’s chair.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Trevor Scott Howell  |  04-08-2010  |  Politics

Quinn Peaks: Calgary-Bred Duo Reaches New Heights With Sainthoodnew

For every moment of unabashed sentiment in the pair’s music, there is a moment of calculated self-awareness, like the sisters are following their hearts. With their latest release, Sainthood, Tegan and Sara are finally letting go of their fixation on the mystery of their art, and just letting the songs be songs.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Matt Learoyd  |  01-07-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

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

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

Philosophy Salon Sets Up in Calgary Homeless Shelternew

A philosophy salon in a Calgary homeless shelter is battling the stereotype that the homeless are uneducated.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Jocelyn Edwards  |  03-19-2009  |  Housing & Development

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

Citizen EnCana: The Double Life of the World's Second-Largest Natural Gas

Canada's largest energy company has created jobs, brought investment and poured money into rural communities across the Canadian Prairies and the western United States. It has also left a trail of farmers and ranchers who say the company has ruined their land, made them sick and killed their livestock.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Adrian Morrow  |  07-10-2008  |  Environment

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