Calgary protesters rally for Gaza on Friday for the fourth week in a row

Hundreds of pro-Gaza protesters gathered outside city hall to demonstrate against Israel’s invasion of Gaza — Operation Protective Edge — on Friday, Aug. 1. The previous two protests saw over 1,000 attendees. Hamas and Israel have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire, which is set to end Thursday, August 7. Over 1,800 Palestinians and over 60… Continue reading Calgary protesters rally for Gaza on Friday for the fourth week in a row

Protests against invasion of Gaza continue into third week

Protesters outraged over Israel’s invasion of the Gaza strip gathered at city hall on Friday, July 25, for the third week in a row. Organizers estimated that over 1,000 people attended the rally, matching last week’s numbers. Friday’s protest was the third organized by University of Calgary organization Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and… Continue reading Protests against invasion of Gaza continue into third week

Protest against Operation Protective Edge draws over 1,000 to city hall

Over 1,000 protesters angered by Israeli strikes and ground invasion of Gaza gathered outside city hall on Friday, July 18, doubling the turnout of a similar protest one week earlier. Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) — a University of Calgary club — and Justice for Palestinians organized the protest, which began at 6:00 p.m.… Continue reading Protest against Operation Protective Edge draws over 1,000 to city hall

Civic census released

The University of Calgary and University Heights communities shrank. Calgary grew by 28,468 last year but the two communities saw population declines of 0.35 per cent and 0.80 per cent, respectively, according to the 2002 civic census released Wed. July 2, 2002.“Typically, inner city areas do tend to slowly decline in population,” said Ward 1… Continue reading Civic census released