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I’ve got a ton of respect and admiration for Bill Smith, I feel as though he is the right man for the job which is why I’m supporting him. Whether you agree or not, be sure to go out and vote on Monday because it’s a right/privilege that too many of us take for granted. -JL

The two frontrunners fighting to be the city’s next mayor are each quintessential Calgary, though their life stories are made of very different narratives. One is the 45-year-old son of hard-working immigrant parents, who proudly talks about growing up on Calgary’s east side, where he convinced Forest Lawn librarians to let him take out more…

via Two deep-rooted Calgarians with differing visions contend for mayor’s chair — Calgary Herald

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Should be a fun month

September 18, 2017 — Leave a comment

It takes a lot of courage to put your name on a ballot, hats off to every single person who has put their name forward for election. Good luck to all of you and may the best candidate(s) win! -JL

With three open races and several burning civic issues, there will be no shortage of names on the ballot for those casting ballots for city council when voters go to the polls next month. No fewer than 76 city council hopefuls have thrown their hats in the municipal ring for the Oct. 16 election, which…

via Nomination day: With three open races candidates line up for city council seats — Calgary Herald

Seattle Flames…?

September 12, 2017 — Leave a comment

I don’t actually think that the Flames will leave Calgary, but it is a smart move by Ken King to come out and do this during an election. It is an election issue now that will need to be addressed whether Mayoral Candidates like it or not. Things are about to get very interesting…. -JL

The Calgary Flames are no longer going to pursue a new arena in Calgary, Flames President and CEO Ken King said during a news conference with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in Calgary on Tuesday. After months of talks with Calgary officials, King said it became clear the city has no genuine interest in helping build a new…

via ‘It’s not going to work’: Flames dropping pursuit of new Calgary arena — Calgary Herald