Category : BEST OF ALBERTA BUZZ

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COOPERATIVES – Is control slipping away from the members?

by Joel Schulz – Publisher With election season upon us for the Calgary Cooperative Association Limited, I decided to do some background research into the operation of cooperative societies at the board level. In the past couple of months, I…

No Comments / 1143 View / March 19, 2018

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SILVERA FOR SENIORS TOSSING ABUSED 80 YEAR OLD WITH DEMENTIA ON TO THE STREET

IF NO INTERVENTION IS PROVIDED, THIS WOMAN WILL DIE By Joel Schulz, Publisher and Michelle O’Keefe, Associate Publisher This whole episode is leading me to believe that in Alberta, seniors are disposable. The woman, Ms. Patricia Riggs, is a senior…

No Comments / 1186 View / November 23, 2017

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LEGEND OF THE LICH LORD AND OTHER ALBERTA BUZZ CIFF PICKS

by Joel Schulz – Publisher I had the opportunity to write many of the synopses for the Program Guide of this year’s Calgary International Film Festival and view many screeners in the process. A couple of films stood out for…

No Comments / 177 View / September 29, 2015

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PAUL GROSS: LIVE WEAPONS, HYENA ROAD, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

by Joel Schulz – Publisher Paul Gross and I sat down together at his hotel, on Friday September 25, to discuss the making of his latest production, HYENA ROAD, which was shown at its own special gala at this year’s…

No Comments / 526 View / September 28, 2015

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ASSASSIN OF THE ARTS: Is Gordon Dirks Fit to be Education Minister?

by Joel Schulz – Publisher In September of 2014, the 2015 graduating class of theatre and many music students at Calgary’s Rocky Mountain College should have been returning to complete the final year of their program. However, a serious problem…

No Comments / 216 View / April 27, 2015

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The Reel Can is Deeply Saddened by the death of Artist Extraordinaire Michael Green

by Joel Schulz – Publisher A legend in our community, Michael Green, passed away after a tragic automobile accident just north of Regina, Saskatchewan yesterday afternoon. Michael was co-artistic director of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit theatre company, founder of The…

No Comments / 146 View / February 11, 2015

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THE SWANSONG OF A KENSINGTON ICON – THE PASSING OF THE HOUSE

by Joel Schulz – Publisher Sadly, after a brief illness, The House Coffee Sanctuary in Kensington passed away peacefully, at the age of 13, on Sunday November 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM MST with all its friends and family at…

No Comments / 373 View / December 1, 2014

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BSCENE TV: A look behind the makeup

by Joel Schulz – Publisher Producer and Host, Will Stephanie Wilson, brings gut-wrenching reality to a new television series which starting airing on Tuesday September 30th on Shaw TV. BSCENE TV was a year in the making. The brainchild of…

No Comments / 240 View / September 29, 2014

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ASSASSIN OF THE ARTS: Is Gordon Dirks fit to be Education Minister?

by Joel Schulz – Publisher In September of 2014, the 2015 graduating class of theatre and many music students at Calgary’s Rocky Mountain College should have been returning to complete the final year of their program. However, a serious problem…

2 Comments / 226 View / September 5, 2014

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IT SOUNDS LIKE THE START OF SUMMER

by Sarah Scott – Contributing Music Writer   If you’re reading this, congratulations, you’ve survived Sled Island, Cher, Queen, Heart, Royal Wood, Rick Ross and Canada Dayyc… phew! We’ve had a pretty good line-up come to Calgary so far, but…

No Comments / 28 View / July 2, 2014