|  Clifton Linton

Getting a sense of Calgary

At first glance, Calgary looks very much like an American city. But don’t be fooled.

The cars and trucks are the same as those driven in the U.S. They drive on the same side of the street. McDonalds has staked out the city and there are gleaming skyscrapers that are cousins to those in Houston.

Be patient and wait for the differences to surface.

The first came up this morning. Headed to an appointment, the address was 1200 545 6th Ave. SW. Okay -- how does one interpret that address? The street name and city quadrant were evident. (I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and know about city quadrants and lettered and numbered streets. Theoretically it was possible to have four of...

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