Opinions clash on Calgary flood mitigation berms

The City of Calgary’s utilities and corporate services committee received its annual flood resiliency update on Wednesday. The committee heard details of the work that’s taking place to protect and mitigate the impacts of a 2013 flood. An expert panel…

Flood forecast: What does 2019 look like for Calgary?

The City of Calgary has launched its flooding readiness program while also weighing in on what this flood season could look like. The prime time for flooding is between May 15 and July 15. Flood risk awareness program manager Sandy…

Future of former Calgary golf course uncertain after drainage report warns of flooding risks

Two years ago, Calgary city council approved plans to turn the former Highland Park Golf Course into a development that would be home to more than 2,000 residential units — but now a new drainage study made public on Friday…

‘Absolutely necessary:’ Alberta buys more land for flood mitigation project in Calgary

The Alberta government has now acquired one fifth of the land it needs for a controversial reservoir west of Calgary that would help protect the city from another massive flood. Transportation Minister Brian Mason says the province bought another two…

Calgary mayor frustrated with Rocky View County vote to request halt on Springbank dam project

Rocky View County council voted unanimously on Tuesday to request the Alberta government to halt work on the contentious Springbank dam project, saying it could not approve the plan in its current stage. The dam is one of several municipal…