Future still uncertain for small businesses in Calgary as city hikes tax rates

Struggling Calgary businesses will have to wait until the new year to find out if they will be getting a reprieve from higher tax rates. Calgary city council approved the 2020 city budget late last week. It contained a 7.51…

Calgary council votes down motion to reconsider event centre funding

November 29 2019 2:23pm Calgary City Council has voted against reconsidering a deal to fund a new event centre that will be home to the Calgary Flames. Doug Vaessen reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if(…

Calgary community pools saved as council votes down cost-saving proposals

Those supporting two Calgary community pools slated for closure can breathe a sigh of relief, as council came up with money to keep them open — for now. The city had previously said Beltline and Inglewood pools would be closing…

Calgary Chamber of Commerce CEO talks city budget

November 28 2019 8:39pm CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Sandip Lalli, joins Global’s Joel Senick to discuss the ongoing city budget discussions. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) {…

Calgary city council continues looking to cut budget

November 28 2019 8:19pm Calgary city council continues looking at ways to cut the budget. Gil Tucker reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url:…

Evan Woolley wants to reopen Calgary arena funding deal

November 27 2019 8:18pm Councillor Evan Woolley has tabled a motion to reopen an agreement for a new arena that will house the Calgary Flames. Gil Tucker reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Transportation, transit the focus of Calgary council as 2020 budget talks continue

Calgary Transit is considering contracting out more services to the private sector. On Wednesday, during adjustments to the 2020 city budget, acting transportation general manager Doug Morgan told members of council that transit is always looking for efficiencies. “We looked…

Calgary councillor poses scrapping arena deal amid budget deliberations

As tense budget discussions continue on for a third day at Calgary city hall, one councillor is saying in light of the financial reality the city is in, the deal for a new arena should be reconsidered. Ward 8 Councillor…

Calgary police chief says cuts to city’s police budget would impact citizens

The budget debate at Calgary city hall moved into its second day Tuesday as councillors continued trying to balance taxes and spending. The police chief took his case to council, voicing his concerns about proposed cuts to the police budget.…