Rebuilding our Neighbourhoods

November 10, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

  Folks, you may have seen this article in yesterday’s Herald regarding the riverside homes in the city of Calgary purchased by the Province in the months following the 2013 floods.   And earlier today:   We think that this is fantastic news, is so important for the affected neighborhoods and the city as a whole and aligns with our advocacy over the past 2+ years. […]


October 26, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

Dear Members,   Through your irrepressible determination and support, we are please to speak to the tremendous announcement made earlier today.   Alberta moves to protect Calgary, neighbouring communities from severe flooding   Some 14 months ago, and after extensive study and analysis, then Premier Jim Prentice made an announcement of fundamental importance to Calgary and, by extension, Alberta. He announced that the Province was committed to the development of […]

Federal Election & Flood Mitigation

October 21, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

Premier Notley, we are encouraged by your comments on working with the incoming Prime Minister to secure additional funding for comprehensive flood mitigation projects to protect Calgary and other southern Alberta communities. Given Prime Minister Designate Justin Trudeau’s comments, he gets it. But regardless of which level of Government ultimately contributes to these projects, and when that money may flow, these projects must proceed now and quickly. We look forward […]

CRCAG Postcard Campaign: Is the Government hearing us?

August 22, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

It has been over two months since a rainy day this June when CRCAG held a press conference to publicly announce the launch of our Postcard Campaign, aimed at letting the new government know how important flood mitigation infrastructure is to the City of Calgary.  Since then, CRCAG had postcards dropped in the mailboxes of homes in flood-impacted communities all over the City.  Anyone who received one and wanted to […]

How To Lose A Forest For The Trees, Or A Reservoir For The Drops

July 30, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

As our Members have known since the beginning, a principal Mandate of CRCAG has been to advocate for upstream flood mitigation infrastructure on both the Bow and Elbow Rivers. No other strategy can keep huge volumes of water out of our City and reduce the need for local, area-specific and typically much more costly infrastructure, and address the insidious problem of groundwater.   For the Elbow River, you will have […]

Clarification on revised operations at the Ghost Reservoir

June 17, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

Recreational users and Ghost Lake Summer Village residents have brought a number of topics to the attention of Environment and Parks, such as difficulties accessing well water, recreational impacts, and the need for flood mitigation in a dry year. Although Environment and Parks have instructed TransAlta to raise the Ghost Reservoir, it has been conveyed that in the event of a major precipitation event, TransAlta will have sufficient notice to […]

Mayor Nenshi needs to support the Springbank Reservoir!

June 13, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

June 13, 2015   Mayor Nenshi,   Below is a link to an Ad placed in the Calgary Herald today by the “Don’t Damn Springbank” group.  We are very concerned about the misleading content and the overall message.  As you stated during the recent provincial election, flood mitigation should be the number one issue for Calgarians.  And the province must not lose momentum on the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir project, which […]

City of Calgary Flood Open House Summary

June 12, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

On May 27 and 28, The City of Calgary hosted two public information sessions on flood readiness. The City and special guests from the Province, TransAlta Utilities and Calgary River Communities Action Group (CRCAG) updated Calgarians on current river monitoring and flood readiness information.   The City of Calgary summary of the information sessions can be found here.   The first session focused on updating communities adjacent to the Bow River. The […]

Bow River Update and Call to Action

March 9, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities

Meeting with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and Call to Action for Bow River Flood Mitigation   On Friday February 27, 2015 representatives from CRCAG (Rob, Gloria and David) met with Andrew Wilson and Matt Machielse of ESRD to specifically address the negotiations between TransAlta and the Province. The following items were discussed:   ESRD is aware that the lack of communication on mitigation measures for Bow River […]

What have we been up to?

March 5, 2015 by CRC Action Group in Calgary River Communities, News

Your CRCAG board members continue to meet with elected officials and stakeholders on your behalf. Below are some of the meetings we have attended in the last month.   Feb 11th – Water Collaborative – Government of Alberta Feb 21st – Meeting with Minister Kyle Fawcett (ESRD) and Minister Gordon Dirks (MLA for Calgary-Elbow) Feb 23rd – CRCAG Board Meeting Feb 27th – Meeting with Matt Machielse Assistant Deputy Minister […]