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Province submits responses to SR1 information requests

The Province has submitted its responses to regulatory information requests relating to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project (SR1). The 8,000-page document, compiled by Alberta Transportation, provides responses to information requests from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) and the federal Canadian

By | 2019-06-14T14:42:59+00:00 June 14th, 2019|

Spotlight on water management at City Council

In May, water management issues took front and center at city council over two days mid-month. Watershed Management On May 13, during a day-long strategic meeting devoted to watershed management issues in the Calgary region, council discussed access to clean drinking water, stormwater and wastewater management, and overall water security for the

By | 2019-06-07T14:27:57+00:00 June 7th, 2019|

Flood season guide: resources, events, media coverage

It is officially that time of year when Calgary is most likely to experience river flooding. Flood season in Calgary runs from May 15 to July 15, and this year we will also observe the sixth anniversary of the Southern Alberta Floods. During flood season, there is a lot of media

By | 2019-06-21T12:29:45+00:00 June 7th, 2019|

Flood Free Calgary presents to Chinatown community

On May 9, Flood Free Calgary joined members of the Chinatown community to discuss the need for upstream flood mitigation. Paul Battistella Spokesperson Paul Battistella was joined by Calgary River Communities Action Group Co-president, Tony Morris, and Sandra Davis from City of Calgary’s river engineering team. Attendees were engaged

By | 2019-06-07T14:27:18+00:00 June 7th, 2019|

Expert regulatory lawyer hired to expedite SR1 project

On May 3, it was announced that expert regulatory Martin Ignasiuk had been appointed to the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) file to assess opportunities to expedite the project. Martin Ignasiak (Image: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP) Ignasiuk has 28 years experience in law, is a key contact for Regulatory,

By | 2019-06-07T14:29:34+00:00 June 7th, 2019|

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|