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Calgary police adopt facial recognition software

By Katy Atherholt, November 13 2014 —

This November, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) became the first North American police force to implement a new facial recognition software called NeoFace Reveal.

NeoFace matches photos of suspects to the CPS database … Read the rest


Calgary’s hidden spoken word community

By Miranda Krogstad, November 6 2014 —

People usually don’t get excited about spoken word poetry. The topic conjures images of darkly-clad artists with cigarettes and berets snapping to pretentious poetry.

But spoken word has evolved into a modern scene … Read the rest


Secondary suites benefit homeowners

By Kylee van der Poorten, November 6 2014 —

Secondary suites have been a big issue in municipal politics for years with councillors and pundits bitterly divided on the issue.

The debate can be sorted into two groups. There are … Read the rest


Wordfest celebrates all things literary

By Stephanie Tang, October 9 2014 —

Readers and writers rejoice — Wordfest is almost here. The festival’s 19th year starts Oct. 14 and is aiming to be the biggest and best yet.

Wordfest is a not-for-profit literary festival that … Read the rest


Student swaps sandwiches for stories

By Hayden McBennett, October 9 2014 —

University of Calgary third-year communications student Sam Sawchuk has teamed up with Calgarian Evan Beck to put faces to the stories behind homelessness.

Sandwich for a Story sees the pair give a sandwich … Read the rest


Should the City build more bike lanes?

No, bikes lanes are impractical and a waste of money

By Derek Baker, October 9 2014 —

Calgary’s construction season saw the completion of a variety of projects, including new bike lanes.

In theory, bike lanes should remove cars from … Read the rest

City to introduce negative minimum wage

By Andrew Kemle, October 2 2014 —

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce (CCC) threw its weight into the affordability and poverty debate this week by proposing a policy known as “negative minimum wage.”

The plan provides a blueprint for legislation … Read the rest


Renters deserve safe and legal housing

In Calgary, tenant rights are a taboo topic. At 1.4 per cent, Calgary has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada. Despite this fact, city council defeated a motion last week to change the city’s zoning restrictions and lessen … Read the rest

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