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NDP fires back at criticism over power lawsuit

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Deputy premier Sarah Hoffman is brushing away criticism from power companies - and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi - a day after the NDP government launched legal action aimed at stopping the corporations from ditching money-losing contracts with ...
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Calgary secondary suite plebiscite rejected for 2017 - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
But Mayor Naheed Nenshi said a plebiscite would just create more problems than it would solve for the subsequent council. While members of council are not required to abide by the outcome of plebiscite, the mayor noted they are legally required to ...

Nenshi's greatest hits: Uber quarrel not first time Calgary mayor talked himself into trouble

National Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
It was, in the words of Calgary's integrity commissioner, an act of dubiously ethical “hyperbole.” Thinking he was having a private conversation with a Boston Uber driver, Mayor Naheed Nenshi boasted about the city's plans to thwart Uber's criminal ...
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Editorial: Low-cost bus pass is move in the right direction

Calgary Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
As Mayor Naheed Nenshi said: “This is a big deal.” It most certainly is for the city's neediest. Whether those of us lucky enough to have gainful employment know it, there are individuals and families in our city living in extreme poverty.
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Trudeau and Notley are political fast friends but pipelines could cause trouble

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
“For the city of Calgary, it means a new, large-scale highway and the completion of a plan that has been in the works since the 1970s,” said Trudeau, with Notley, Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Tsuut'ina Chief Roy Whitney by his side. “For local businesses ...

Wildrose alleges Balancing Pool officials aware of Enron clause: FOIP docs

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
On Wednesday, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he was surprised to learn the government admitted it wasn't aware of the “Enron clause” prior to drafting carbon levy legislation.
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Calgary census: Population growth slows, vacancy rate climbs

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
But Mayor Naheed Nenshi said these stats aren't necessarily concerning - yet. “The action plan, which we passed in 2014, was predicated on population growth of 25,000 per year, and in the first two years we had nearly 40,000 per year,” said Nenshi.
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Calgary to offer residents living in extreme poverty a monthly transit pass for $5.15 — a 95 per cent discount

National Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
“This is a big deal,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “It means that people who are living in real, extreme poverty in our city - and there are many of them - will now pay just over $5 a month to be able to have a transit pass,” Nenshi said.
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Early 100th birthday party for Centre Street Bridge

660 News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Back in 1916, some said it was overbuilt, but Mayor Naheed Nenshi believes we should all be grateful in hindsight. “100 years ago, a lot of Calgarians were nervous about building this future-proofed infrastructure.
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50 additional Calgary police officers gets council approval

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Although crime has gone up, Chaffin noted recently they've seen violent crime trending down. "Why the urgency?" asked Mayor Naheed Nenshi, noting there would be a review of the budget in fall. Chaffin said it can take police up to a year to train ...
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Calgary Folk Fest sees smaller crowds but amazing weather on opening day - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who identifies as a "long time tarpie," says he won a recent argument over what time to show up to get the best real estate.

In Sunshine Girl

Edmonton Sun - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
According to Rick Bell's column in Saturday's paper, it appears Sandra Jansen and Kent Hehr are feeling pretty insecure about Kenney as well.

Uber remains focused on coming back to Calgary

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Uber declined to comment Tuesday on integrity commissioner Allen Sulatycky's report into Mayor Naheed Nenshi's controversial claims about the city's covert enforcement operation against the company, but revealed it was in talks with city officials to ...

Editorial: Census shows glaring loss of confidence

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Mayor Naheed Nenshi wasn't surprised. “As expected, the economic downturn has slowed our growth . . . What we're seeing here is roughly what we saw in 2010.

Five things to watch on busy Calgary city council agenda

Calgary Sun - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Just two weeks after being appointed city hall's first integrity commissioner, council directed Allen Sulatycky in April to dig into Mayor Naheed Nenshi's controversial comments about Uber that were live-streamed by a Lyft driver in Boston. On July 4 ...
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Gender-Neutral Washrooms May Be Coming To Calgary

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is likely to vote in favour of Pincott's motion. "Why do they have gender on them if they're single stall anyway?

Open Portage and Main? A shift in thinking is needed first

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
When Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called Portage and Main the most hostile pedestrian environment he'd ever seen, it made headlines - even though that's not even close to being the harshest thing an outsider has ever said about our town.

Five things about the 125-year-old Lougheed House

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Evenden herself was wearing a long-hemmed blue dress, with an intricate white lace design and a genuine straw hat adorned with decorative flowers.
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Taliyah Marsman murder: Albertans share in grief as police head back to crime scene

Calgary Sun - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi simply said: “Our hearts are all broken.” Montreal Alouettes player Nik Lewis, who was a friend of Baillie's, said he was struggling to understand the tragedy.