Calgary group ‘Ask Her’ aims to get more woman into local politics

A Calgary group aiming to get more women into politics is getting a jump start on the 2021 municipal election. Members of “Ask Her” are raising awareness of gender-equality issues on the Calgary city council. Related News READ MORE: Political parties…

Calgary city council looks to end retirement allowances

The move is underway to eliminate the payment of retirement allowances to city of Calgary employees. Set up in the 1980’s as a way to recruit and retain staff, city of Calgary workers have been entitled to a retirement allowance…

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…

Uncertain future for some Calgary businesses in light of tax hikes

December 2 2019 8:56pm The City of Calgary’s shift in tax rates is worrying some local businesses already dealing with a struggling economy. Global’s Tomasia DaSilva reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] !=…

Calgary city council turns down proposal to cancel funding for new Flames arena

Calgary city council Friday voted against Councillor Evan Woolley’s motion to reconsider spending city money on a new arena for the Calgary Flames. The proposal came as councillors continue to finalize the city’s 2020 budget Related News READ MORE: Calgary…

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…

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 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.…

‘Just no way to absorb a cut’: Calgary police chief says cuts to city’s police budget would impact citizens

Calgary’s police chief says proposed cuts to the service’s budget would have an impact on Calgarians. Chief Mark Neufeld spoke before city council on Tuesday, as councillors reviewed possible scenarios as they prepare to finalize the city’s 2020 budget. READ…

Winnipeg mayor thanks Calgary for help during October snow storm, Grey Cup

The morning after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 107th Grey Cup, Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman thanked Calgary for hosting the CFL championship game and festival. Bowman also presented Calgary’s urban forestry team with a certificate of appreciation for helping…