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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|

Your flood stories: Elbow River Casino, Victoria Park

This story was originally shared by the Victoria Park BIA on behalf of Scott Roberts, Director of Marketing at the Elbow River Casino. Scott Roberts, Director of Marketing at the Elbow River Casino, says the day the 2013 floods ripped through Alberta was one of the craziest days he’s experienced; even after

By | 2019-03-07T11:06:31+00:00 March 7th, 2019|

$15 million funding for Bow River local flood mitigation

Two critical Bow River flood mitigation projects, the Downtown Barrier and the Upper Plateau Separation Project in Sunnyside-Hillhurst are set to receive an additional $15 million in provincial funding through the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP). Read the Government of Alberta’s news release on the March 6, 2019 announcement here. You can read the full

By | 2019-05-01T09:58:50+00:00 March 6th, 2019|

February newsletter: Your flood stories, coalition update, and Flood Free Calgary presentations

February was a fairly quiet month flood-news-wise but, with a provincial election looming, we've been busy behind the scenes working to educate people about Calgary's flood risk and upstream mitigation solutions, primarily the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1). We've summarized updates below and you can read each item in more detail on

By | 2019-04-27T16:24:33+00:00 February 28th, 2019|

Your flood stories: SalvEdge Boutique, Victoria Park

This is a story shared by Krista Hopfauf, Owner/Operator of SalvEdge Boutique, a clothing consignment business currently operating in Victoria Park. It's been nearly six years since the devastating flood of 2013 but sometimes it feels like yesterday, especially the moment another tragedy or hardship strikes. Empathy comes more naturally now.

By | 2019-02-27T11:09:37+00:00 February 27th, 2019|