- Published on Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:13
- Written by LISA TAYLOR & TANIS BROWN
But City Council raises concerns about airport traffic and noise
City councilors breathed a sigh of relief Mar. 18 when Garth Atkinson, president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority, gave a report summarizing the progress of the Calgary International Airport expansion in 2012.
The construction project that includes building a new runway and international terminal broke ground in 2011 and was expected to cost $2 billion in total.
Atkinson was pleased to announce that everything is "on time and on budget."
- Published on Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:01
- Written by LAUREN O'HARE
Program still requires more provincial funding, says director
The FCSS program funds agencies that provide preventive social services to vulnerable Calgarians, such as the Strong Neighbourhoods Initiative, which empowers residents to become involved with and improve their communities. By increasing social inclusion and decreasing poverty rates, the program works to progress the lives of disadvantaged citizens.
- Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:33
- Written by Hannah Kost
No end in sight to Bowness oil spill cleanup
Mayor Nenshi expressed his annoyance in City Council on March 18 in regards to a gas spill in Bowness that hasn't been cleaned up – three years after it happened.
In April of 2010, a reported 7,200 litres of gasoline leaked from a Gas Plus station on Bowness Road and 63rd St NW. According to court documents, it migrated under homes and the Bow Liquor Inc. building.
"This has been a source of endless frustration for the residents, and I don't mind saying for me as well," Mayor Nenshi said. "It's been three years since the spill, and we still haven't had a clean up."
- Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 18:22
- Written by LYDIA DEDORA & JOEL DRYDEN
Citizens say Calgary doesn't have enough depots
The apparent shortage of bottle depots in Calgary was a topic of discussion for City Council on Feb. 25.
The motion, which was introduced by Ward 10 Ald. Andre Chabot, put forward a request for a report to be commissioned about potential solutions for beverage container recycling in Calgary.