- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 11:12
- Written by KRISTINE SARETSKY
Representative Bill Fischer says new building violates city rules and will negatively impact neighbourhood
The Erlton Community Association appealed against the approval of a development permit for the property at 3010-3020 Erlton St. SW at the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board on Feb. 14.
When ownership of the property on the corner of 30th Avenue and Erlton Street S.W. changed hands in early 2012, it seemed that everything would remain the same.
- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:25
- Written by LISA TAYLOR & TANIS BROWN
Two aldermen and the mayor go bilingual to celebrate francophone history in Calgary
A rare occurrence at Monday's City Council meeting roused excitement from aldermen and onlookers alike as Ald. Brian Pincott proposed a motion...in French.
The change in language was both fitting and welcome to onlookers as the motion called for City Council members to nominate Mission-Rouleauville (Calgary's Mission district) — and the rich French history it has — as an event of national historical significance to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
"The establishment of the Mission-Rouleauville Francophone settlement represents a nationally important aspect of Canadian history and culture," stated the motion.
- Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:31
- Written by ALYSSA QUIRICO & DONELLA SWAN
Board members say transition necessary
Calgary's new central public library will offer both physical books and digital resources.
On Feb. 19 the Priorities and Finance Committee met with board members of the Calgary Public Library, or CPL, and a representative of the City of Calgary to discuss the construction progress of the new library in the East Village that will begin in 2014.
What will become of the current downtown central library is yet to be determined.
- Published on Sunday, 10 February 2013 17:58
- Written by MICHAEL COLES
Council wants access to FOIP protected requests
A plan is in place to improve Calgary's 3-1-1 services after the standing policy committee on Utilities and Corporate Services met on Jan. 23.
3-1-1 is a phone service provided by the City of Calgary that allows citizens to ask questions, file complaints and make other service requests.
Ald. Peter Demong of Ward 14 moved for approval of the plan, which went undisputed, after only 11 minutes of questions and discussion. There were no comments from members of the public and only two questions from aldermen.