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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Flood coalition joins business leaders and advocacy groups in support of upstream mitigation

This January, Flood Free Calgary joined forces with fellow flood advocacy group, Calgary River Communities Action Group (CRCAG), to host a community forum on flood mitigation and to kick-off a flood coalition in support of upstream mitigation including the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project (SR1). Community leaders were invited to the January 23

By | 2019-02-01T09:43:40+00:00 January 30th, 2019|