In most cities, the plain coloring of utility boxes blends in with the background scenery. But in Calgary, these fixtures have become three-dimensional canvases, decorated by artists to add a splash of color to the city streets.
In 2010, the city of Calgary initiated the Utility Box Public Art Program with the goal of deterring vandalism and graffiti. With the help of local artists, the plain grays and greens typical of these fixtures disappeared beneath vibrant artworks depicting everything from the local wildlife to abstract patterns. Given the boxes’ popularity among the people of Calgary, the program became permanent in 2011 and has continued to grow, engaging new partners and artists from around the city.Read more
CALGARY—Class is in session for some of Calgary’s K-12 teachers. Only this time, they’re the students.
Canada Learning Code, an organization committed to teaching code to citizens spanning multiple generations and demographics, is hosting a day-long workshop on Saturday geared towards teaching educators how to code.Read more
The Canadian startup InOrbis transports travelers between Calgary and Edmonton using Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles — echoing the business models of similar startups such as Tesloop and Tesla Shuttle. The company was founded by Rosario Fortugno, who answered some questions for CleanTechnica.
How many electric vehicles are in your fleet?
The fleet is small but growing. We have 8 Teslas in service right now, hopefully up to a dozen by the end of the year.Read more
CALGARY — City administration is pitching a plan to the federal government that wold make Calgary more inclusive with the help of technology.
The Smart Cities Challenge is being hosted by Infrastructure Canada. The competition has cities and municipalities identifying problems and putting forward solutions that use innovation, data and connective technology.Read more
Calgary Technologies Inc. poised for pivotal change with appointment of president and chief executive officer
On March 26, 2018, Calgary Technologies Inc. (CTI) announced the appointment of Terry Rock as president and chief executive officer. Rock is a passionate promoter of Calgary’s potential and has an extensive entrepreneurial and strategic leadership background. He brings diverse experience in consulting for high-potential technology ventures, government relations, marketing and sector development, all critical to CTI in its work to establish Calgary as a global innovation hub.Read more
Cochrane's closest competitor for the $50 million prize from the Smart Cities Challenge is just beyond our horizon.
The City of Calgary has launched a multi-phase public consultation in preparation of their 50-word statement.
On Thursday, Mayor Naheed Nenshi tweeted "Help us win $50 million!" as the city prepares to enter the race for the big prize Cochrane also has its eye on.Read more
Should Calgarians be allowed to fly drones, ride horses or toboggan in any park? The city wants your input
Should Calgarians be allowed to ride horses in city parks? What about picking berries? Or riding a Segway?
Under the current rules, those activities aren't allowed but that could change this fall.
For the first time in 15 years, the city is looking to update the bylaws governing parks and pathways, and officials are asking for feedback from Calgarians.Read more
With arched windows and Edwardian pilasters, the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Calgary harkens back to a time when city fathers dreamed of a prairie metropolis as great as Chicago.
Today, the 105-year-old structure is alive again with the ambitions of another generation of Calgarians, one with an eye on Silicon Valley, not the Windy City.Read more
Amazon.com Inc. says its first fulfillment centre in Alberta will add 750 full-time jobs to its Canadian workforce.
The employees will pick, pack, and ship items ordered from the Seattle-based e-commerce giant.
The Calgary-area facility is Amazon's seventh fulfillment centre in Canada.Read more
Calgary is formally preparing a response to Amazon’s request for proposals for locating its second corporate headquarters and is hoping to get an edge through crowdsourcing its pitch.
Calgary Economic Development is putting together the bid for what Amazon calls HQ2 and has launched a website to help gather ideas from the public on how to best promote Calgary to the e-commerce giant.Read more