Street Talk stops talking

Street Talk, a local street paper that raised awareness about issues of poverty and homelessness, published its last paper this month. For the past 15 years, Street Talk was sold around the city by vendors experiencing poverty and homelessness. Selling the paper gave vendors a way to supplement their income while enhancing skill sets and… Continue reading Street Talk stops talking

Calgary Homeshare program unites students and seniors with housing

Affordable housing is always an important issue for students in the city and a new initiative from the Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society looks to ease the problem with a unique partnership. A new program called Calgary Homeshare launches this fall and hopes to match students with seniors in the community to both alleviate rent for… Continue reading Calgary Homeshare program unites students and seniors with housing

Bike Root Update

With only a few days left before Bike Root will be forced to leave their current location in Murray Fraser Hall, the bicycle advocacy group’s prospects for a new permanent home look bleak. Due to the end of quadrangle construction, the university notified Bike Root in June that they would be reclaiming the currently inaccessible… Continue reading Bike Root Update

New president starts it off right

Elizabeth Cannon, the University of Calgary’s president as of July 1, started her job at a tough time. The great recession is still fresh in our minds; education costs are rising due to a lack of provincial funding; and, following the outgoing president Harvey Weingarten’s $4.5 million pension package, people are seeing the president’s salary… Continue reading New president starts it off right