In The News (2016)


Calgary cyclists get the cycle tracks they fought for against a grumpy but apathetic public – Calgary Sun

Council votes 10-4 to make downtown cycle track permanent – Calgary Herald

‘We’ve got to reform ASIRT:’ Nenshi calls for changes to police watchdog – Calgary Herald

City of Calgary Whistleblowers Won’t Get Complete Anonymity: Policy – Metro News


Curb marathon council meetings with speaker, city task force suggests – CBC News

Calgary councillors to pitch 2017 business tax fix – MetroNews Canada

Arena plan requires Flames to build relationship with city – Calgary Sun

Calgary Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart explains how she became involved in CPS workplace concerns – Global News

Editorial: CPS culture must be fixed – Calgary Herald

Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart insists there will be “no more going in circles” when dealing with … – Calgary Sun

Calgary police force needs new complaint process, Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart says – CBC News

Diane Colley-Urquhart pledges to support police chief after allegations of discrimination within the CPS –

Colley-Urquhart lays out CPS accountability proposals; defends herself after criticism – 660 News

Councillor calls for Calgary police watchdog after reports of bullying, harassment – Calgary Herald

Coun. Colley-Urquhart releases ideas to fix workplace issues within the Calgary Police Service – Metro News

Anderson Pedestrian bridge opens to the public – 660 CHED

Breakenridge: Police chief should focus on fixing problems, not grinding axes – Calgary Herald


Councillor to take Calgary Police Service workplace concerns to justice minister ‘if need be’ –

More Calgary cops sharing concerns after allegations of bullying and harassment – Calgary Sun

Female police officers met secretly with city councillor over toxic workplace allegations – Super Live Canada NEWS

Braid: Councillor says police HR department should be shut down – Calgary Herald

‘One employee is too many,’ chief says of report on toxic police culture – Calgary Herald

Chief Chaffin is hoping staff will help senior staff address allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and sexual assault – Calgary Sun

Braid: Fearful female police held secret meetings with city councillor – Calgary Herald

Traffic lights to be removed at Macleod Trail/162 Avenue South interchange – CTV News

Calgary police poll peddles fantasy, turns into ‘political gong show’ – Calgary Sun

Swan Evergreen Village opens seniors’ active lifestyle community – Calgary Herald


Push comes to shove over new poll showing 39% approval for city police – Calgary Sun

Calgary City Council rejects U of C research on fluoridated water – Gauntlet

Councillor hopes to quash carbon tax by showing weight of impact – News Talk 770 Calgary

Calgary fluoride debate, a ‘political hot potato’ – BNN

Fluoridation in Calgary cuts deep – Yahoo news

Motion to reconsider Calgary fluoride decision rejected by council –

Jen Gerson: Calgary’s poor suffered when city councillors bought into conspiracy theories about … – National Post

Calgary Council revives fluoride debate – 600 News

Council considers motion to review fluoridation of Calgary’s drinking water – CTV News

Calgary fluoride decision from 2011 should now be reconsidered, councillors say –

City councils are eager to get more women involved, but they ‘don’t step up easily’ – VUE Weekly

Calgary councillors push to re-examine fluoride issue – Calgary Herald

Calgary councillors to push for city water fluoridation – MetroNews Canada


Calgary police suggest mild winter, drug trade behind downtown crime surge – Calgary Herald

Take a tour of the City of Calgary’s corporate gift room – Calgary Herald

Calgary police Chief Roger Chaffin pledges more transparency in spite of ‘no comment era’ –

Editorial: City saving starts at the top – Calgary Herald

Mattresses, pencils, a parking ticket and flowers: what city councillors expensed in 2016 – Calgary Herald

Colley-Urquhart, Farrell submit lowest Calgary council expenses so far for 2016 – MetroNews Canada

Calgary city council finally getting the hang of its gift registry policy – Calgary Herald

Calgary city council getting better at reporting gifts – Calgary Sun


CPS working on inclusion and diversity plan to be presented this fall – Calgary Metro

Recession chills Calgary’s last stop for employment: ‘Cash Corner’ – Calgary Herald

S.W. Ring Road to support growth of new communities, commercial hubs – Calgary Herald

Report to Council Concerning Mayor Nenshi’s Recorded Comments in Boston – Allen Sulatycky, Integrity Commissioner, City of Calgary

The case for 50 more Calgary cops – The Homestretch

Calgary police to ask council to hire 50 new officers using revenue from traffic tickets –

SW BRT opponents, supporters happy with Calgary committee decision – MetroNews Canada

Calgary southwest transitway plan gets the green light from committee – Calgary Sun

Pro and con sides in the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit Project debate speak at committee – CTV News

Calgary Police Service requesting to hire more cops: city report – MetroNews Canada

SW BRT debate from April lingers as city attempts next steps with project – MetroNews Canada

City of Calgary’s rainy-day fund keeps growing and total dollars in the city piggy bank hit new high – Calgary Sun

Councillor. Diane Colley-Urquhart knocks Calgary top cop Roger Chaffin over handing of controversial video – Calgary Sun


Ken King says city estimates for CalgaryNEXT off by half-a-billion dollars – Calgary Herald

Calgary councillor says she’s being honest when considering zero tax increase – MetroNews Canada

Calgary councillor rehashes single-use plastic bag debate – MetroNews Canada

Open house on off-leash options tonight in SW –

Calgary passes new regulations for payday loan businesses – MetroNews Canada

Calgary begins regulation of medical marijuana counselling businesses – MetroNews Canada

Medical pot counselling businesses to be treated like liquor stores under new rules – Calgary Herald

As economy worsens, City asks Calgarians what services to cut – Calgary Herald

Editorial: City tax freeze is a fine idea (with poll) – Calgary Herald

Southwest BRT should be ‘put on ice’ says Calgary councillor  –

Residents along proposed SW BRT sound-off at open house – 660 News

Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart pulls support for SW BRT – MetroNews Canada

Calgary’s Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart wants city council to not raise property taxes next year – Calgary Sun

Calgary Fire Department medical response pilot improves response times – MetroNews Canada


These are staggering numbers Calgary councillor says as crime spikes – MetroNews Canada

Plan to recoup legal fees for Nenshi’s defamation case should involve council, member says – CBC News

Exhibition celebrates a century of Alberta nursing – Calgary Herald

Encounters with firearms increasingly common for police, says chief – Calgary Herald

Calgary councillors explore alternatives to fluoride in water –

Confusion reigns over what part of Nenshi’s Boston comments are being investigated – Calgary Sun


City councillor says no convicts hired by city to test Uber hiring practices –  Calgary Herald

City does not, and will not, use criminals to test Uber screening: Coun. Colley-Urquhart –  660 News

Nenshi’s Uber statements were factually incorrect: Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart –  MetroNews Canada

Media Advisory: City Enlisting Sex Offenders and Convicted Violent Criminals? – Diane Colley-Urquhart

Editorial: Still waiting for an answer – Calgary Herald

Council, city remain tight-lipped on Uber operation – Calgary Herald

Nenshi ‘dick’ video underlines Calgary’s ongoing legal action against Uber drivers – MetroNews Canada

Calgary’s integrity commissioner called in to probe Nenshi’s Periscope broadcast – Calgary Sun

Integrity boss tapped to investigate Nenshi’s comments on Uber – Calgary Herald

Mayor Nenshi fails once again to clear the air on video – Calgary Sun

Nenshi ‘not very good at apologies’: Uber dustup continues to pose questions – Calgary Herald

Councillors demand answers after Nenshi’s ‘bizzare and very disturbing’ Uber rant surfaces – Calgary Herald

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Uber apology doesn’t pass the smell test – Calgary Sun

Calgary councillors want answers after Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Uber rant – Calgary Sun

Calgary council sends 40 km/h idea to public consultation – MetroNews Canada

Bylaw amendment would treat medical pot counsellors like liquor stores – Calgary Herald

Joint Statement Regarding the Southwest Transitway – Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart, Councillor Brian Pincott

New, more expensive price tag attached to southwest transitway project – 660 News

City councillors speaking up as worry mounts over soaring transitway costs – Calgary Herald

Councillor concerned push to accelerate capital projects will lead to cost overruns – Calgary Herald

Councillors hopeful after Chasing Summer festival moves locations – MetroNews Canada


Not enough police officers for Alberta – 660 News

Colley-Urquhart says pipeline major concern in SWBRT project – MetroNews Canada

BRT bus route opponents’ plea for more public meetings rejected by city councillor – Calgary Herald

Southwest BRT construction hinges on gas line questions, says Calgary councillor –

Mayor Nenshi concerned over Calgary police community station closures – MetroNews Canada

Nenshi concerned over community police station closures –

The decline of community police stations in Calgary – Calgary Herald

Police spark opposition with decision to close 2 community stations – Calgary Herald

Despite dental push, fluoride slowly disappearing from Canadian water supply – CTV News



A Letter to Chief Chaffin Re: Female Officers in the Calgary Police Service – Sue Tomney, CEO of YWCA of Calgary

Patients hail pot ruling, but city councillor says it creates a “mess” – Calgary Sun

CPS gender equality review sought by Colley-Urquhart  – MetroNews Canada

Southwest rapid-transit opponents give Calgary officials another earful  – CBC

Uber says it won’t return to Calgary after council passes new bylaw – Calgary Herald

Uber vows to abandon Calgary after council passes bylaw – Calgary Sun

Uber says it will not operate based on bylaw drafted by city council – 660 News

Calgary 311 flooded with mitigation calls – Metro News

Colley-Urquhart plans to discuss fluoride issue with top doctor – Calgary Herald



Calgary Report says e-cigarette bylaw is working – Calgary Sun

Council goes mum on tax cut for businesses – Calgary Sun

Spruce Meadows and ATCO founder Ronald Southern remembered as ‘a true community builder’ – Calgary Herald

City hall more ethnically diverse, but struggles to promote to management, says top bureaucrat – Calgary Herald

Small Businesses to City of Calgary: It’s raining – Calgary Sun