Common Ground YYC – Episode 9: 2018 top Calgary stories

Common Ground YYC host Josh White discusses the year's top stories with former Calgary journalist Bridget Brown and LiveWire Calgary editor, Darren Krause

City of Calgary overhead view of the skyline - Dec. 31, 2018. DARREN KRAUSE / LIVEWIRE CALGARY

It was a very tumultuous year for Calgary.

From the highs of the new Central Library opening, to the lows of Calgary city council infighting, Common Ground YYC host Josh White discusses six of the top storylines in Calgary in 2018 with former Calgary journalist, turned media and marketing consultant, Bridget Brown, and LiveWire Calgary editor, Darren Krause.

The trio covers Coun. Jeromy Farkas, western alienation, oil price differential, the Calgary property tax situation and the Olympic bid – they pick apart the issues and discuss them in depth.

They also look at what’s coming up in 2019 – including fearless predictions about the Calgary Flames Stanley Cup hopes (and how it might be the tonic needed to spark an arena deal) and what we could be looking at with provincial and federal elections on the horizon.

It was quite a year for Calgary, with lots going on in the city and in the province – much of which will spill over into 2019 and quite likely beyond.

Enjoy the conversation – and we’ll be back with Common Ground’s in-depth conversations in 2019.

Happy New Year!

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