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  • October 02, 2012 9:14 AM | Deleted user

    Beginning this Thursday in Calgary, Honourable Doug Horner, Treasury Board and Finance Minister, along with Minister of Finance Kyle Fawcett, will be hosting public consultations for Budget 2013.  


    If you are interested in attending please RSVP to tbf.minister@gov.ab.ca and indicate which consultation listed below that you plan to attend.


    Thank you.



    Thursday, October 4
    6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
    Event Centre 906 - 8th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB


    Tuesday, October 9
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Badlands Community Facility 
    80 Veterans Way
    Drumheller, AB
    (Near Drumheller Memorial Arena)


    Tuesday, October 9
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre
    Cedar Ballroom
    320 Scenic Drive
    Lethbridge, AB

    Medicine Hat

    Tuesday, October 9
    7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Medicine Hat Stampede and Exhibition Grounds
    Grandstand Banquet Room
    2055 - 21st Avenue SE
    Medicine Hat, AB


    Wednesday, October 10
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

    Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre
    4313 - 50th Avenue
    Bonnyville, AB

    Red Deer

    Thursday, October 11
    3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
    Promenade A
    37471 Highway 2 South
    Gasoline Alley
    Red Deer County, AB

    Grande Prairie

    Friday, October 12
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Holiday Inn Suites Grande Prairie
    Conference Centre, Salon A

    9816 - 107th Street
    Grande Prairie, AB

    Fort McMurray

    Friday, October 12
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    The Stonebridge Fort McMurray Hotel
    Athabasca Room
    9713 Hardin Street
    Fort McMurray, AB


    Saturday, October 13
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre
    Grand Ballroom/Solarium
    11727 Kingsway NW
    Edmonton, AB


  • August 30, 2012 10:10 AM | Deleted user

    The City of Calgary is hosting a focus group session, which will help inform a standardized engagement protocol for all new City of Calgary Affordable Housing Developments. The intent is to create transparent and consistent expectations between The City, community associations, interest groups and alderman on how engagement will take place surrounding new affordable housing developments.


    The City of Calgary would like to invite community members to share their thoughts on affordable housing in Calgary, what some of the common community perceptions surrounding affordable housing developments are, communities' expectations of how they wish to be engaged during the process, and what they need to know in order to evaluate the proposal.


    The focus group will take place on Monday, September 17 from 8 pm to 9:30 pm at the Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101-2nd St. NW.


    Contact Justin Rebello if you have any questions and to register (by September 14) at justin.rebello@calgary.ca or at (403) 268-5413.


    Refreshments will be provided!

  • August 28, 2012 4:15 PM | Deleted user
  • August 27, 2012 9:44 AM | Deleted user

    What to expect August 24-30


    The contractor is working to complete the widening of the westbound lanes on Glenmore Trail. This work includes pavement removal, extruding and curing of the curb and gutter, milling and toplift paving.

    • Traffic travelling westbound on Glenmore Trail west of Sarcee Trail is reduced to one lane starting at the Glenmore Trail and Sarcee Trail intersection. One of the Glenmore Trail dual westbound left hand turn lanes at this location is also temporarily closed.
    • On the south side, the contractor is continuing with removals, stripping and road core work. There are no significant lane closures planned for this work.
  • July 13, 2012 8:19 AM | Deleted user

    NeighbourLink has a very low supply of baby formula at their warehouse. If any of your companies are interested in running a collection drive over the next few weeks please pass this on to them. They can also collect diapers, baby bottles and baby clothes along with formula.

  • July 13, 2012 8:18 AM | Deleted user

    At the beginning of June we got to work creating a contest to involve the Coach Hill, Patterson Heights community and design a new logo. We wanted a fresh new image that would send residents directly to our website. The community voted for the new logo at our 4th Annual Stampede Breakfast, and a winner was decided.


    Thirty entries were received, and an additional nine kids’ entries were submitted. Over $700 in donations were given from local businesses, to award a winner, runner up, second runner up, and best kid’s entry with a gift basket. The Coach Hill, Patterson Heights community association board of directors would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our generous sponsors, and to everyone who entered our contest. Also thank you to Nadine and Shauna for all of your hard work in putting this contest together.


    For more details click here.

  • July 07, 2012 6:44 AM | Deleted user

    CALGARY: Riley & McCormick, one of Calgary’s most loved and established retailer has just unveiled its “Real Cowboys” promotion which will give one lucky person the chance to win two tickets to South America’s biggest Rodeo in Brazil!

    In order to participate, all you have to do is take your photo standing beside the iconic “Riley the Horse” at Riley & McCormick’s flagship store (220-8 Ave SW) on or before midnight, July 15, 2012. Post the photo at RMRealCowboys Facebook photo album for your chance to win a trip to Brazil! Share it with family and friends for the chance to win even more prizes.

    The grand prize is a trip for two to attend the biggest rodeo in Latin America, “Festa de Peao de Rodeio” (August 2013). Prize includes airfare, accommodation and rodeo tickets.

    In addition to Real Cowboys Brazil promotion, is a separate contest designed specifically for members of the media! In order to enter, take your photo, post it at Facebook.com/RMRealCowboys to the Media Contest album. Include your name, media outlet, with a link to your blog/media website and location. Share to win with family and friends for a chance to be “The Media Real Cowboy/Cowgirl” and win a trip for two to San Francisco! The most “likes” wins! The prize is airfare for two, and three nights standard accommodation in San Francisco at the Radisson Hotel.

    Sponsors of the 2012 Real Cowboys promotion include: Riley & McCormick, Magic Tours, United Airlines, CityTV and MetroNews.

    About Riley & McCormick

    Founded in 1901, Riley & McCormick was providing Calgary Alberta district residents with the finest of harness, saddles and Western wear before the province of Alberta was incorporated in 1905. Riley & McCormick has been present at every Calgary Stampede since 1912. Not just interested in supplying equipment for the animals at "The Greatest Show on Earth", Eneas McCormick was one of those concerned enough to be a founder of the Cowboy Protective Association for the financial benefit of injured rodeo competitors.

    History has passed by the doors of Riley & McCormick stores - pioneer missionary Father Lacombe for supplies for his orphanage; military saddles ordered for the Russian Cavalry in W.W.I; Edward, Prince of Wales, to equip his huge EP ranch; decades of entries in the Calgary Stampede Parade, a presentation cowboy outfit for Prince Charles - all part of Western Canadian pioneering and pride in Canada.

    The grandchildren of Eneas McCormick still continue to provide traditional expertise and high quality goods and services. Riley & McCormick is a part of Calgary, part of the Canadian West - Calgary´s Original Western Store since 1901.

    About Magic Tours

    Magic Tours is Calgary’s specialist in travel to and from all parts of Latin America. Since 1983, George Romberg and his team have been providing unique travel and tour packages to both individual and corporate travellers. Magic Tours and United Airlines are the official travel partners for this promotion.


    Media Inquires: Contact PRIMA PPI

    Donna Zazulak


    ph. 587-785-7749

  • June 30, 2012 9:14 AM | Deleted user
    Community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants to participate in "community harvests". For more infomraiton apply at www.gigyyc.com.
  • June 15, 2012 1:01 PM | Deleted user

    Please be aware of the following traffic impacts this weekend:

    •          The intersection on westbound Bow Trail at 24 Street S.W. will be closed nightly between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17 for paving.
    •          Two lanes on westbound Bow Trail from Crowchild Trail to 26 Street S.W., and the ramp from southbound Crowchild Trail to westbound Bow Trail, will be closed nightly from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17 for paving.
    •          The Bow Trail access ramp from 10 Avenue S.W. will be closed nightly between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 and Saturday, June 16 for paving.
    •          The right-hand lane on westbound 17 Avenue from Christie Park Gate to 69 Street S.W. will be closed on Friday, June 15 from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for paving.
    •          The right-hand lane on eastbound 17 Avenue from 69 Street S.W. to Christie Park Gate will be closed on Friday, June 15 from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for paving.

    For ongoing impacts, please view the Paving Schedules page on www.westlrt.ca.

    The West LRT Project Office has approved a noise exemption request for installation of water services at Sirocco Station over the weekend as well. The work will run 24 hours a day from Friday, June 15 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, June 17 at 10:00 PM. The planned schedule of activities is as follows:

    •          Friday night – Remove asphalt and excavate for tie-ins and directional drill
    •          Saturday – Directional drill portion of water service (anticipated 6 hours)
    •          Saturday eve/night – drilling if required, tie -in waterline and backfill
    •          Sunday – backfill if required and pave.
  • June 12, 2012 6:32 AM | Deleted user

    Calgary City Council scrapped WinSport Canada’s bid to develop a sprawling retail centre near the foot of Canada Olympic Park, as aldermen decried the notion of car-oriented “big box” at the city’s western gateway.

    The 9-5 vote Monday will force the sports agency back to the drawing board with its redevelopment plans for the lands around the sports park. It’s also a body blow to Winsport’s funding ambitions, since they hoped to sell that parcel along Trans-Canada Highway to a private developer to help fund athletic programs.

    “We’re very proud of WinSport and we don’t want to see them suffer or be hurt in any way,” Ald. Richard Pootmans said. “But from a planning and transportation perspective this was not an application that council or I as the ward alderman ... could see fit to approve.”

    The sports agency still can redevelop the base of Paskapoo Slopes as a smaller-scale “Alpine Village” mix of office buildings, residences and some retail, from a previous development plan. The larger project would have demanded the conversion of an six-lane interchange at Bowfort Road N.W. into an eight-lane behemoth, and council was so unhappy with WinSport’s retail plan they asked the city to consider buying the land for untold millions of dollars.

    WinSport president Dan O’Neill refused to speak with reporters after the surprise decision. Community activists from Bowness and the Paskapoo Slopes Preservation Society were delighted.

    “They stood for the people of the city, for the land of the city, for the trees — as opposed to commercialism, which can stand on its own,” said Annette Le Faive of the preservation society, which has long fought developments on the slopes.

    Mayor Naheed Nenshi voted against scrapping the proposal, because he believed there could have been a compromise that had eluded city planners for about a year. He agreed, however that big box wouldn’t work there. “We don’t (want) to create Crowfoot Centre at the foot of Paskapoo Slopes.”

    Nenshi went a step farther, saying that the transit-unfriendly, retail megacentres is something Calgary should shift away from altogether


    Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Council+scraps+multimillion+dollar+plan+Canada+Olympic+Park+surprise+decision/6765486/story.html#ixzz1xaNBxsib
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