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On weekends, patrons of Calgary’s much-loved Blackfoot Diner are lined up out the door.  The Inglewood landmark serves up legendary breakfasts, sensational hot turkey sandwiches and the finest flapper pie in the West.  You know a restaurant must be good when it’s about to celebrate 60 years of good food.

Going back to 1956, the first diner was called the Royalite Oil after the Calgary company that built the Blackfoot Truck Stop in Inglewood, built at the same time Blackfoot Trail was completed. Blackfoot Trail was the original highway by-pass, taking traffic from Macleod Trail to Southland Drive, then east to Blackfoot Trail and north to Highway 2 or east on the Trans Canada.  The original building was across the parking lot from where the current…

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With parking rates set to rise in Calgary, an idea is circulating that might make you feel better about feeding the ParkPlus machine.  What if the money you pay for parking didn’t go straight to city coffers but actually went to fund improvements in the community in which you parked?

Parking Benefit Districts

This is the philosophy of an interesting concept called Parking Benefit Districts (PBD). It’s getting a lot of attention in several American cities such as Pittsburgh and Portland, Oregon and might be coming to Calgary should there be enough interest.

A parking benefit district is where citizens pay for the privilege of parking in a particular neighbourhood but alleviates the angst motorists often feel about being penalized for driving…

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Do you have boxes of old documents in your home?  Because we just finished tax time, you may have had opportunity to discover how much paperwork you really have. Or perhaps you work at home and have confidential files that are old but a security hazard.

Calgary communities often offer residents a shredding day, sometimes in conjunction with a community clean up.  Watch your neighbourhood newsletter for details.  If you are an AMA member, shredding days are frequently organized at strategic locations in the city.

AMA Shredding Days

When:   Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.
Where: Mount Royal University, Lot B, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
               Calgary, Alberta

When:  Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.
Where: Sir Winston Churchill…

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