Neil (nt) wrote,

The Guardian Angels will be setting up a chapter in Calgary this summer. Founder Curtis Sliwa was here earlier this week, and said the east downtown area was about the worst he had seen for open drug use and dealing. I don't know how effective the Guardian Angels have been elsewhere, or if Sliwa might be exaggerating, but the fact is that the downtown area has gone downhill the past few years. Our mayor says all the right things, but somehow things don't improve. Something needs to be done, and if the Guardian Angels can be part of the solution, more power to them.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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