CRCAG Recognizes Incredibly Positive Steps Forward

September 27, 2014 by CRC Action Group in News

We have the ingredients on the counter and we’re ready to mix our Mint Juleps. After 15 unbelievable months for each of our members and many more in Calgary and southern Alberta, we have finally seen the alignment of an understanding of the realities of Calgary as a river city, and real political leadership. With Premier Prentice’s unequivocal announcement of important mitigation strategies for Calgary, we’re able to exhale just […]

Jim Prentice Commitment to Mitigation and DRP Support

September 27, 2014 by CRC Action Group in News

This morning Premier Jim Prentice made commitments to build two mitigation projects. CRCAG attended the Press Conference. The GOA will construct a dry reservoir in the Springbank area to accommodate flood waters from the Elbow River. Cabinet has approved this decision. It is anticipated this project will be complete within 3 years. The Premier also committed to negotiating a long term agreement with Transalta to ensure the Ghost Reservoir will […]

CRCAG Response to GOA Flood Regulations

September 25, 2014 by CRC Action Group in News

The Alberta Government enacted Bill 27, Flood Recovery and Reconstruction Act, in December 2013, which amends the Municipal Government Act. The Act allows the Cabinet of the Alberta Government to make specific regulations to limit development in a floodway (“Floodway Regulation”), The stated purpose of the Floodway Regulation will be to ensure a consistent minimum level of land use control in flood hazard areas is applied across the Province (though […]

Letter to New Premier and Cabinet as to Why Flood Mitigation Must Be a Priority

September 18, 2014 by CRC Action Group in News

CRCAG members, we have a new provincial government and it is imperative that we reach out to our new leaders and insist that this Premier and his Cabinet make Flood Mitigation a priority. Please share this letter, or your own version thereof with our new government officials, business leaders, your friends and family. We need you to stay engaged on this matter. Your emails and phone calls make a huge […]

Response to Joan Crockatt Letter to Prentice and Call for Flood Mitigation Solutions

September 15, 2014 by CRC Action Group in News

Recently Calgary-Centre MP Joan Crockatt wrote an open letter to Jim Prentice urging the Premier-elect to “take some real action” and “step up to the plate” for people in Calgary river communities1. The Calgary River Communities Action Group could not agree more. Many of our members have had their Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) files simply “closed” and are now facing an extended and uncertain appeal process. What is most frustrating […]