Highlights / Naheed Nenshi

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Naheed Nenshi will not seek a fourth term as Calgary’s mayor

Naheed Nenshi, the first Muslim to ever serve as mayor of a major North Amerian city, is stepping away from politics. Nenshi said Tuesday he won’t run for a fourth term in Calgary, the city where he grew up–the son »

Arts & Entertainment, Health

COVID-19 closes the Calgary Stampede

It bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” It’s been around every summer–continuously–for close to a century. No more. COVID-19 has done what a depression, a world war, a gigantic flood and increased pressure from animal activists could »

Economy, Politics, Society

Tentative deal struck in Calgary is good news for Flames fans

Assorted devils might pop up in the details over the coming week as the people of Calgary decide if they want to support a deal between their city fathers and owners of the National Hockey League Flames that would result »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Calgary Winter Olympic Games supporters buy themselves some time ahead of plebiscite

Supporters of bringing the 2026 Winter Olympic Games to Calgary bought themselves some time Wednesday following months of heated debate that ramped up this week and culminated with seven more hours of acrimony by politicians inside city hall and raucous demonstrators »

International, Politics, Society

Are the 2026 Winter Olympics headed to Calgary?

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are over, bring on Beijing in 2022! But what about 2026? It’s still an open question, but many observers believe the International Olympic Committee would like to return the Games to North America, the better to »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Showdown over Calgary’s NHL arena is ruffling lots of feathers in the prairie city

It might work if it were a cable television show. Maybe. Despite winning just one Stanley Cup (in 1989), the Flames are adored by their loyal fans. © cbc.ca But a controversy riling a lot of people in the prairie city »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Olympic fun and Games: Toronto says no, so what about Calgary?

Tuesday morning Toronto Mayor John Tory threw a cold compress over the collective foreheads of those suffering Olympic fever in Canada’s biggest city, announcing that there would be no bid to host the 2024 Summer Games. The opening of the »

Politics, Society

Politics Today – June 30, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focused on Canada’s upper chamber, the Senate, and how and why it decided to stop the immediate passage of a union financial disclosure bill. He also talked about the G8 summit »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi – reassuring presence during city’s flooding

“A roar of applause greets Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he ambles up upon a riser above thousands of Calgarians gathered in a stadium parking lot to volunteer with flood relief efforts.” That’s the first sentence in a CBC news report »