Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: All eyes on Naheed Nenshi

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 will be Calgary’s 36th mayor’s day, and his/her time to shine and to celebrate his/her victory. However, October 18th, which is election day, will truly be Naheed Nenshi’s day, win or lose. Nenshi has come a long way from being a low polling candidate overshadowed by Ric McIver and Barb Higgins, ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: All eyes on Naheed Nenshi

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 will be Calgary’s 36th mayor’s day, and his/her time to shine and to celebrate his/her victory. However, October 18th, which is election day, will truly be Naheed Nenshi’s day, win or lose. Nenshi has come a long way from being a low polling candidate overshadowed by Ric McIver and Barb Higgins, ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: All eyes on Naheed Nenshi

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 will be Calgary’s 36th mayor’s day, and his/her time to shine and to celebrate his/her victory. However, October 18th, which is election day, will truly be Naheed Nenshi’s day, win or lose. Nenshi has come a long way from being a low polling candidate overshadowed by Ric McIver and Barb Higgins, ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Age of McIver? Higgins’s Era? Nenshi’s Legacy?

Most Calgarians are certain that come October 18th, 2010, the city will be electing a mayor that will stay on at least for the next decade. Unless we have some short term mayors like Algers or Hartman, we can expect our new mayor will reign at least until 2019. Who will it be? We’ve come ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Age of McIver? Higgins’s Era? Nenshi’s Legacy?

Most Calgarians are certain that come October 18th, 2010, the city will be electing a mayor that will stay on at least for the next decade. Unless we have some short term mayors like Algers or Hartman, we can expect our new mayor will reign at least until 2019. Who will it be? We’ve come ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Age of McIver? Higgins’s Era? Nenshi’s Legacy?

Most Calgarians are certain that come October 18th, 2010, the city will be electing a mayor that will stay on at least for the next decade. Unless we have some short term mayors like Algers or Hartman, we can expect our new mayor will reign at least until 2019. Who will it be? We’ve come ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: One final look at the ward races

Ward 1: Chris Harper’s momentum has been slowly chipped away by surging campaigns of Ric Lockhart and Bill Scott. However, with time ticking, it seems like the 3 will be splitting the votes amongst themselves rather than taking away Dale Hodges’ share. Even Judi Vandenbrink will be chipping away at Harper’s potential. It’s hard to ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: One final look at the ward races

Ward 1: Chris Harper’s momentum has been slowly chipped away by surging campaigns of Ric Lockhart and Bill Scott. However, with time ticking, it seems like the 3 will be splitting the votes amongst themselves rather than taking away Dale Hodges’ share. Even Judi Vandenbrink will be chipping away at Harper’s potential. It’s hard to ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: One final look at the ward races

Ward 1: Chris Harper’s momentum has been slowly chipped away by surging campaigns of Ric Lockhart and Bill Scott. However, with time ticking, it seems like the 3 will be splitting the votes amongst themselves rather than taking away Dale Hodges’ share. Even Judi Vandenbrink will be chipping away at Harper’s potential. It’s hard to ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: VoteCalgary forum tests candidates’ knowledge

I was invited to the VoteCalgary aldermanic forum on Wednesday and heard all the aldermanic candidates given their 90 seconds on various questions that were important to the CHBA and UDI. While some are critical of the development industry and their stance and influence (money particularly), the forum gave us a glimpse of something else ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: VoteCalgary forum tests candidates’ knowledge

I was invited to the VoteCalgary aldermanic forum on Wednesday and heard all the aldermanic candidates given their 90 seconds on various questions that were important to the CHBA and UDI. While some are critical of the development industry and their stance and influence (money particularly), the forum gave us a glimpse of something else ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: VoteCalgary forum tests candidates’ knowledge

I was invited to the VoteCalgary aldermanic forum on Wednesday and heard all the aldermanic candidates given their 90 seconds on various questions that were important to the CHBA and UDI. While some are critical of the development industry and their stance and influence (money particularly), the forum gave us a glimpse of something else ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Sean Chu

Sean Chu immigrated to Canada in 1985 after three years of military service in Taiwan. He worked for his family’s pizza joint before becoming a police officer. He decided to be involved in politics after having children. He has received the Alberta Centennial Medal for Outstanding Community Service , and picked to be on (Read ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Sean Chu

Sean Chu immigrated to Canada in 1985 after three years of military service in Taiwan. He worked for his family’s pizza joint before becoming a police officer. He decided to be involved in politics after having children. He has received the Alberta Centennial Medal for Outstanding Community Service , and picked to be on the ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Sean Chu

Sean Chu immigrated to Canada in 1985 after three years of military service in Taiwan. He worked for his family’s pizza joint before becoming a police officer. He decided to be involved in politics after having children. He has received the Alberta Centennial Medal for Outstanding Community Service , and picked to be on (Read ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Brad Northcott

Brad Northcott grew up in Huntington Hills and when to John A. MacDonald and John G. Diefenbaker schools before they were junior and senior highs respectively. He has raised all of his kids here and has decided to give back to the community as his kids now have all grown up. He graduated from SAIT ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Brad Northcott

Brad Northcott grew up in Huntington Hills and when to John A. MacDonald and John G. Diefenbaker schools before they were junior and senior highs respectively. He has raised all of his kids here and has decided to give back to the community as his kids now have all grown up. He graduated from SAIT ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Brad Northcott

Brad Northcott grew up in Huntington Hills and when to John A. MacDonald and John G. Diefenbaker schools before they were junior and senior highs respectively. He has raised all of his kids here and has decided to give back to the community as his kids now have all grown up. He graduated from SAIT ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Jon Wong

Jon Wong was born and raised in Calgary and in ward 4. He went to the University of Western Ontario and received a B.A. in political science and governmental affairs with honours. He currently works as a marketing and business director for a painting contractor. In his spare time, Jon is involved with (Read more…) ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Jon Wong

Jon Wong was born and raised in Calgary and in ward 4. He went to the University of Western Ontario and received a B.A. in political science and governmental affairs with honours. He currently works as a marketing and business director for a painting contractor. In his spare time, Jon is involved with coaching amateur ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Jon Wong

Jon Wong was born and raised in Calgary and in ward 4. He went to the University of Western Ontario and received a B.A. in political science and governmental affairs with honours. He currently works as a marketing and business director for a painting contractor. In his spare time, Jon is involved with (Read more…)

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Carol Poon

Carol Poon was born in Calgary at the Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Chinatown until she was 7 and moved to North Haven, which was then still on the edge of town. She graduate from James Fowler and went on to become an X-ray technician. She began a message therapy career in 1990 after ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Carol Poon

Carol Poon was born in Calgary at the Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Chinatown until she was 7 and moved to North Haven, which was then still on the edge of town. She graduate from James Fowler and went on to become an X-ray technician. She began a message therapy career in 1990 after ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Carol Poon

Carol Poon was born in Calgary at the Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Chinatown until she was 7 and moved to North Haven, which was then still on the edge of town. She graduate from James Fowler and went on to become an X-ray technician. She began a message therapy career in 1990 after ...

Cats, Chopsticks, and Rainbows: Ward 4 Interview with Curtis Kruschel

Curtis Kruschel has lived in Huntington Hills for the past fourteen years with his wife and two daughters. He is involved in his community mainly through sports. He is a referee coordinator for many north west communities in Calgary, as well as the president of the Nose Creek Swim Association.  Why are running for alderman ...