Why so serious?

From the print edition: My trip to Calgary, featuring meditations on why the richest city in the country is a little jittery, and why its denizens are lately very interested in building a lifestyle, not just making a living.

Having written at length this summer about Quebec City and Calgary, with my latest report from Kitchener-Waterloo coming before too long, my bosses and I have decided that this is a thing and that I’ll be on the road soon to report from at least a couple of other Canadian cities facing some kind of turning point. The supply of such cities, of course, greatly outstrips my ability to visit them all.

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