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New penalties for ignoring disaster evacuation orders

As of November 19, 2018, citizens ignoring evacuation orders are now subject to fines up to $10,000 and/or up to one year in jail. These penalties are part of an amendment to the Emergency Management Act, the act that provides the legislative framework for local and provincial management of emergencies and disasters.

By | 2019-01-06T15:39:02+00:00 January 5th, 2019|

Alberta receives $8.7 million for disaster funding from federal government

In December 2018, the federal government announced $8.7 million in funding for disaster mitigation projects in Alberta. The funds will be provided through the National Disaster Mitigation Program and will support 18 projects throughout the province. Risk Assessment(s) - Seven projects will fund risk assessments to identify flood hazards, potential impacts, and community

By | 2019-01-06T15:39:41+00:00 January 5th, 2019|

Study begins on Bow River upstream options

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has awarded the contract for the Conceptual Assessment study of the three Bow River upstream options to Wood Canada Limited. The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the work closed on October 12, 2018, with Wood Canada Limited's Environment & Infrastructure Solutions team, located in Calgary, winning the bid

By | 2018-11-26T09:53:57+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

Canmore gets regulatory approval for Cougar Creek debris structure

The Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) has approved Canmore's proposed Cougar Creek debris and flood retention structure. The project has been progressing through regulatory review since Canmore's town council approved the project in 2015. As we wait for regulatory approval on the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (and will eventually need for a project

By | 2018-11-26T10:24:35+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

Bow River Basin Council Forum on December 12

The next Bow River Basin Council's (BRBC) quarterly educational and networking forum will be held on December 12th, 2018 at the Heritage Inn in High River. The forum is specifically themed on stewardship and there will be a number of presentations about the great work that is being done in the

By | 2018-11-26T09:52:16+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

Upstream mitigation on Bow, West Eau Claire Park, and more

We’re reaching out to update you on a few of the recent developments on flood protection for Calgary. In terms of the work Flood Free Calgary has been doing these past months, we have continued our important conversations with members of the business community to highlight the economic risks our city

By | 2018-10-29T12:50:40+00:00 October 29th, 2018|

Research on Bow River upstream options expected to begin in November

Earlier this year, the provincial government announced it would study three upstream storage options for the Bow River that were identified in the Bow River Water Management Project report in May 2017. To secure an independent firm to conduct the research, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) sent out a Request For Proposals (RFP)

By | 2018-10-29T12:49:32+00:00 October 29th, 2018|