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Invitation: FFC presenting in Chinatown community

Flood Free Calgary has been invited to present to the Chinatown community about the need for upstream flood mitigation and the status of projects on both the Bow and Elbow Rivers. This is a public event and all are invited to attend. Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Time: 4:00-5:00 pm Location:

By | 2019-05-03T11:44:19+00:00 April 30th, 2019|

Upstream mitigation post-election: What happens now?

Now that April 16th is behind us, and we all know we will be moving forward with a new UCP government, we wanted to share their public statement in support of the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) project and outline next steps for the project. “On day one of a United Conservative

By | 2019-05-01T10:02:05+00:00 April 30th, 2019|

Downtown Barrier designs revealed at Eau Claire open house

The city has revealed preliminary designs for the Eau Claire Public Realm Plan including the Downtown Barrier, a critical piece of infrastructure that will protect our downtown from future flooding. In April, the city hosted an open house to share design plans and seek feedback on the Eau Claire Public Realm

By | 2019-05-01T10:01:14+00:00 April 15th, 2019|

City to host open house on Downtown Barrier this weekend

You'll remember two critical pieces of flood mitigation were completed in Eau Claire late last year; West Eau Claire Park and the Centre Street Bridge barrier. Now the city needs your input on the next phase: extending the Eau Claire Promenade to the Reconciliation Bridge. The city is hosting a public house to get public

By | 2019-04-11T13:20:04+00:00 April 11th, 2019|

Flood Free Calgary presents at Inglewood Community Association

On April 7, 2019, Flood Free Calgary spoke about the need for upstream flood mitigation at the Inglewood Community Association's (ICA) general residents meeting. Spokesperson Paul Battistella was joined by Calgary River Communities Action Group Co-president, Tony Morris, and two representatives from the City of Calgary's flood team; Jonathan Slaney and

By | 2019-05-01T10:00:08+00:00 April 8th, 2019|

Your flood stories: Meyer family, Elbow Park

This is a story shared by Nancy Inlow on behalf of her parents, Art and Viv Meyer, former residents of Elbow Park.  My parents, Art and Viv Meyer, had lived on Park Lane since 1992 and another dozen years on Garden Cresent from 1962 to 1974 without ever having any raised

By | 2019-03-25T12:15:54+00:00 March 25th, 2019|

Your flood stories: Taste restaurant, Victoria Park

This is a story shared by Brendan Bankowski, owner/operator of the now-closed Taste restaurant in Victoria Park.  I owned a small 26 seat wine bar called Taste located in the Hotel Arts retail section along 1st Street SW in the Beltline. We had zero water, sewer or collateral damage. Water made

By | 2019-03-21T12:47:31+00:00 March 20th, 2019|

Federal funds announced for Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1)

The federal government has announced it will provide $168.5 million to help fund the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) on the Elbow River. Minister Mason speaks at the federal announcement of $168.5 million in funding for the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir. This is the second significant development for SR1 this year,

By | 2019-03-13T16:21:58+00:00 March 13th, 2019|

Your flood stories: David Allen, Roxboro

This is a story shared by David Allen, a current resident of Roxboro. Watch David's emotional journey in his video, "After the Flood": https://vimeo.com/98867653 Our initial reaction to the evacuation announcements going out over the radio on June 21, 2013 was one of scepticism more than anything. However, the gravity of the situation

By | 2019-03-11T10:38:59+00:00 March 11th, 2019|