It looks like a Mount Royal University student’s unique living arrangement will be coming to an end soon.
To save money, and reduce her carbon footprint, Alana Keleigh has been living in a van parked in a university lot.
It turns out, overnight parking is against the Calgary university’s policy.
“We’re not set up to be a campground,” said Gerry McHugh, the manager of MRU parking services.
Keleigh said she looked into municipal bylaws before parking her van, which she calls “Carl,” at the university. She also paid for parking.
“I bought a parking pass for $700 which is a fat chunk of money,” she said.
The pass is for a lot with plug-ins – her source for electricity.
But rules are rules, and Keleigh said she has decided to move Carl across the street.
The university said it will offer Keleigh a pro-rated rebate if she decides to return the parking pass.