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No end in sight to Bowness oil spill cleanup

Gas-PlusresizedMayor 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."

Citizens say Calgary doesn't have enough depots

moneybackresizedThe 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.

Representative Bill Fischer says new building violates city rules and will negatively impact neighbourhood

KSaretsky ErltonAppeal2resizedThe 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.

Two aldermen and the mayor go bilingual to celebrate francophone history in Calgary

frenchresizedA 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.