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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|

Your flood stories: Margot Coppus, Elbow Park

This is a story shared by Margot Coppus, a current resident of Elbow Park. On Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the early afternoon, an announcement came through over the intercom at my office that anyone living in Elbow Park should go home and get ready to evacuate. By the time

By | 2019-02-22T12:27:36+00:00 February 21st, 2019|

Your flood stories: Stan Price, Rideau Roxboro

This is a story shared by Stan Price, a current resident of Rideau Roxboro. My name is Stan Price and I live in the community of Rideau Roxboro in Calgary. I remember the flood like it was yesterday, as I and pretty much our whole community was affected by the

By | 2019-02-13T10:30:48+00:00 February 13th, 2019|

Your flood stories: Tom Yeoman, Elbow Park

This is a story shared by Tom Yeoman, a former resident of Elbow Park. Having lived through the 2005 flood of the Elbow in Calgary, I felt almost prepared for 2013. Dutifully, when evacuation orders came on June 20, 2013, I was overnighting at my daughter's home. We found, the next

By | 2019-02-06T15:04:26+00:00 February 6th, 2019|

January newsletter: Former SR1 opponent agrees to sell land, flood coalition, your flood stories, more

Although it is still early in the year, January brought a couple promising developments in the fight for upstream mitigation. A surprise land purchase announcement from the Government of Alberta this week has been cause for optimism (albeit very measured optimism), and a newly formed flood coalition is strengthening our efforts

By | 2019-02-28T13:20:56+00:00 February 1st, 2019|