Let's Get Political!!!

The General elections are coming up this October 18, 2010 and DEP is about to get politickin' all over your airwaves!! This big event only occurs once every three years which means the fat cats that get voted in for 2010 will be there for 1 095.7266 days, that's 26 297.4383 hours people!! These folks will be making all the major decisions for our city from how it looks to who gets what and where and why and how. Time to get in on it! There are tonnes of choices to be made including 10 Mayoral candidates, 14 Wards for Alderperson candidates in Calgary, and a bunch of people who want to run our schools. SO DEP is going to give you a hand.

We are planning to have several candidates visit the station over the next couple of months in addition to the election activities in planning for CJSW 90.9 FM. We may also be putting in our own two cents here and there. While refraining from soapboxes, we hope to give you accurate resources and info to get you to the polls in one peice. If you are 18+, a Canadian citizen, a resident of Calgary or other, and have lived here for 6 months prior to the election, you can Rock the Vote with DEP!!

So let's begin, shall we?


Where do you live - First things first, let's find out which area (WARD) you are living and who the heck you should consider as your next Alderman. You can only vote for an area you are currently living in. Recently moved? DON'T WORRY! You can fill out a Voters Register Card on the big day (or days if you decide to take advantage of the advanced voting option) First timer? No prob. The city of Calgary does tell you a bit about that: ELECTORS

Here is a list of communities of each ward. Below the picture, click on the Ward for a list of candidates, believe it or not, the City of Calgary website does not list candidates running in the elections so DEP is using a website called calgarydemocracy.ca, If you want to know who is leading your Ward right now, click HERE

Ward 1 - Bowness, Canada Olympic Park, Crestmont, Greenwood Village/Green Briar, Montgomery, Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Tuscany, University of Calgary, University Heights, Valley Ridge, Varsity.

Ward 2 - Arbour Lake, Citadel, Dalhousie, Edgemont, Hamptons, Hawkwood, Kincora, Ranchlands, Sherwood, Symons Valley.

Ward 3 - Castleridge, Country Hills, Coventry Hills, Evanston, Falconridge, Harvest Hills, Martindale, Panorama Hills, Saddle Ridge, Taradale.

Ward 4 - Beddington Heights, Cambrian Heights, Greenview, Hidden Valley, Highland Park, Highwood, Huntington Hills, MacEwan, North Haven, Nose Hill Park, Queen's Park Village, Rosemont, Sandstone Valley, Thorncliffe.

Ward 5 - Coral Springs, Monterey Park, Parkridge Estates, Pineridge, Rundle, Sunridge/Horizon Industrial Park, Temple, Whitehorn.

Ward 6 - Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, Discovery Ridge, East Springbank, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Glendale Meadows, New Discovery, Patterson, Prominence Point, Richmond, Richmond Hill/Park, Rosscarrock, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, Westgate, Westhills, Westsprings, Wildwood.

Ward 7 - Banff Trail, Brentwood, Briar Hill, Capitol Hill, Charleswood, Chinatown, Collingwood, Cresent Heights, Downtown (North), East Village, Eau Claire, Hillhurst, Hillhurst West, Hounsfield Heights, Kensington, Mount Pleasant, Parkdale, Point McKay, Rosedale, St. Andrews Heights, Sunnyside, West Hillhurst.

Ward 8 - Bankview, Beltline Communities of Connaught & Victoria Park, Cliff Bungalow, Downtown West, Eau Claire, Elbow Park, Killarney/Glengarry, Mission, Mount Royal, Richmond-Knob Hill, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Shaganappi, South Calgary, Sunalta.

Ward 9 - Alyth/Bonnybrook Industrial Park, Bridgeland, Burns Industrial Park, Dover, Dover Glen, Eastfield Industrial Park, Erin Woods, Erlton, Fairview, Fairview Industrial Park, Foothills Industrial, Forest Lawn, Glendeer Business Park, Golden Triangle, Great Plains Industrial Park, Highfield Industrial Park, Inglewood, Lynnwood, Lynnwood Ridge, Manchester, Millican, Mills Estates, Ogden, Ogden Shops, Ramsay, Renfrew, Riverside, South Foothills, Shepard Industrial Park, Southview, Starfield Industrial Park, Tuxedo Park, Valleyfield Industrial Park, West Dover, Wigmore Industrial Park, Winston Heights/Mountview.

Ward 10 - Abbeydale (including Chateau Estates), Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Applewood Park, Calgary Marlborough, Crossroads (including Belfast, Mayland Heights and Vista Heights), Forest Heights, Forest Lawn (North of 17 Avenue SE), Franklin, Marlborough Park, McCall, Meridian, North and South Airways, Penbrooke Meadows (including Red Carpet/Mountview).

Ward 11 - Altadore, Bayview, Bel-Aire, Braeside, Britannia, Cedarbrae, Chinook Park, Currie Barracks, Eagle Ridge, Elbow Park, Elboya, Garrison Woods, Heritage Park, Kelvin Grove, Kingsland, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mount Royal College, North Glenmore Park, Oakridge, Palliser, Parkhill/Stanley Park, Pumphill, Rideau Park, Riverdale Park, Roxboro, Windsor Park.

Ward 12 -   Acadia, Auburn Bay, Copperfield, Cranston, Douglasdale Estates, Douglas Glen, Haysboro, Mahogany, Maple Ridge, McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, New Brighton, Prestwick, Riverbend, Seton, Shepard and Willow Park.

Ward 13 -  Bridlewood, Canyon Meadows, Evergreen, Millrise, Shawnee Slopes, Shawnessy, Somerset, Southwood, Woodbine, Woodlands.
Ward 14 - Bonavista Downs, Chaparral, Deer Ridge, Deer Run, Diamond Cove, Lake Bonavista, Legacy, Midnapore, Parkland, Queensland, Silverado, Sundance and Walden