Local state of emergency still in effect in Marten Beach area after torrential rain

The Marten Beach area near Slave Lake remained under a state of emergency on Friday after the community was mostly evacuated (with the exception of several people who are on high ground) because of flooding just a day earlier. On…

‘The government can do better’: Critics of Springbank Dam hold information session

There was a packed house during an information session in Bragg Creek on Monday for the proposed Springbank reservoir project. Critics of the plan voiced their concerns about the contentious flood mitigation project west of Calgary. “We think the government…

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…

UCP appoints lawyer in hopes of expediting construction of Springbank Dam

The United Conservative Party is taking steps aimed at speeding up construction of the Springbank Dam, a planned flood mitigation project west of Calgary. The highly contentious off-stream reservoir is one of many federally-, municipally- and provincially-funded projects announced following…

Calgary city councillor disappointed with continued delays in Eau Claire development

The 2013 floods filled Buff Smith’s Sunnyside basement with water. Like many others in her neighbourhood, she wants to know what’s being done to stop that from happening again. “Especially as we get closer to June, I have to say…

Calgary city councillor disappointed with continued delays in Eau Claire development

The 2013 floods filled Buff Smith’s Sunnyside basement with water. Like many others in her neighbourhood, she wants to know what’s being done to stop that from happening again. “Especially as we get closer to June, I have to say…

Calgary city councillor disappointed with continued delays in Eau Claire development

The 2013 floods filled Buff Smith’s Sunnyside basement with water. Like many others in her neighbourhood, she wants to know what’s being done to stop that from happening again. “Especially as we get closer to June, I have to say…

Calgary city councillor disappointed with continued delays in Eau Claire development

The 2013 floods filled Buff Smith’s Sunnyside basement with water. Like many others in her neighbourhood, she wants to know what’s being done to stop that from happening again. “Especially as we get closer to June, I have to say…