Good News for Calgary’s Flood Mitigation

Good News for Calgary’s Flood Mitigation

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Oct 2015

The City of Calgary has received good news in moving forward to protect Calgarians from future flooding. On Monday, Oct. 26, the Province announced a number of decisions concerning flood mitigation: The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir will go ahead. The Province, after considering various options, decided it is the most effective choice. The Springbank Off-stream reservoir, working in tandem with the Glenmore Reservoir, will provide protection against 2013-level flood volumes for communities in Calgary along the Elbow River. The City will receive dedicated funding of $150 million over 10 years through the Alberta Community Resilience Program to provide stable, long-term funding[...]

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The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park

The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Oct 2015

The City of Calgary recently received an application for a large building permit for The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park. This is for a 12-storey residence for seniors which will accommodate 255 units at the well-established residential community of Shawnee Slopes, which neighbours Fish Creek Park. The estimated total cost of construction will be $56.5 million. The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park will be a state-of-the-art facility, created with the vision that seniors may attain gracious living while preserving independence, even with daily assistance. It will include fully concrete structures with 114 one-bedroom suites dedicated to Memory Care, 77[...]

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Medical Marihuana Counselling Centres

Medical Marihuana Counselling Centres

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Oct 2015

Patients who require access to licensed commercially-grown medical marihuana may need counselling, advice on the types of products available, and assistance on the ordering of medical marihuana from licensed commercial producers. As a 45-year health care professional and Registered Nurse with expertise in the field of medical marihuana, I understand how critical it is that patients who are prescribed medical marihuana have all options and assistance made available to them. However, businesses which offer these counselling services need to look at rules to avoid clustering, proliferation and separation from schools in our communities. As there is currently no Land Use[...]

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