Western Advocacy Group(*)


Western Advocacy Group
(Formerly End Calgary Lockdown Inc.)

  • Will Dove
  • Kathryn Doherty
  • Valerie Dove


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§ Code

# Parse the stringified objects into their corresponding Python objects
from ast import literal_eval
features = [‘cast’, ‘crew’, ‘keywords’, ‘genres’]
for feature in features:
df[feature] = df[feature].apply(literal_eval)
# Get the director’s name from the crew feature. If director is not listed, return NaN.
def get_director(x):
for i in x:
if i[‘job’] == ‘Director’:
return i[‘name’]
return np.nan

# Returns the list top 3 elements or entire list; whichever is more.

def get_list(x):

if isinstance(x, list):

names = [i[‘name’] for i in x]

#Check if more than 3 elements exist. If yes, return only first three. If no, return entire list.

if len(names) > 3:

names = names[:3]

return names

#Return empty list in case of missing/malformed data

return []

# Define new director, cast, genres and keywords features that are in a suitable form.

df[‘director’] = df[‘crew’].apply(get_director)

features = [‘cast’, ‘keywords’, ‘genres’]

for feature in features:

df[feature] = df[feature].apply(get_list)
# Print the new features of the first 3 films

§ Output

> [‘ title \n’, ‘0 Avatar n’, “1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End n”, ‘2 Spectre n’, ‘n’, ‘ … genres n’, ‘0 [culture clash, future, space war] [Action, Adventure, Fantasy] n’, ‘1 [ocean, drug abuse, exotic island] [Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy] n’, ‘2 [spy, based on novel, secret agent] [Action, Adventure, Crime] ‘]

§ Code


The website provides information on the current lockdown restrictions in Alberta, as well as resources and advice for businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic. It also includes a blog with updates on the latest news and developments related to the lockdown. Additionally, there is a section dedicated to providing support for those struggling financially due to the pandemic.

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