CRCAG requests Bow River Working Group report be made public

July 27, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Update: This report was made public on August 11, 2017 and can be accessed here.   Earlier this year, the Bow River Working Group completed their report on flood mitigation opportunities in the upper Bow Basin. The final report was submitted to the provincial government on May 18, 2017 and directed to the Minister of Environment and Parks.   The report has not yet been made public.    We’ve reached out […]

Bragg Creek flood mitigation scheduled ahead of Springbank Project

July 25, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Bragg Creek projected to secure flood mitigation two years before the Springbank Project is completed   Recent updates to the Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation Project website disclose a projected completion date of November 2019; two years in advance of the projected completion for the Springbank Off-Stream Diversion Reservoir Project, in the best case scenario.   Despite what the Springbank Project opponents constantly suggest, upstream communities (Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows) […]

Update from MLA Greg Clark: Conversation with Prime Minister regarding Springbank Project

July 21, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

  Last week, MLA Greg Clark for Calgary-Elbow had the opportunity to question Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Springbank flood mitigation project. Find out what the PM said about the project and more in Greg’s letter to his constituents, shared below.   Reaching out to your elected representatives with your concerns is always helpful.  Please copy us on any message you send at info@crcactiongroup.com.   Premier Notley: premier@gov.ab.ca Minister Mason: transportation.minister@gov.ab.ca Mayor […]

Status update on Floodway Development Regulation

June 27, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Highlights from FDR meeting with Minister of Municipal Affairs   On June 14, CRCAG met with Honourable Shaye Anderson – Minister of Municipal Affairs (MA) to discuss the pending Floodway Development Regulation (FDR). Meeting notes below, vetted by his office.     Representatives of your CRCAG Team recently spoke directly with the Honourable Shaye Anderson – Minister of Municipal Affairs (MA), and representatives of the Ministry, to discuss the pending Floodway […]

In the news: Springbank project and flood anniversary

June 23, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

With the fourth anniversary upon us, flood-related media coverage has increased significantly this week. While we welcome the coverage, the fact of the matter remains that we are far from safe.   We must continue to push our message and to continue the hard work needed. Protecting our city needs to be front of mind everyday!   For ease of reading, we have compiled media links below:   Calgary Herald Four years after […]

Fourth Anniversary Message

June 21, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

A message, on our fourth anniversary…   Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated. Important milestones acknowledged. Memories rekindled.   Anyone feel like doing that?   Us neither. But we do have to remember this one, where on June 21, 2013 most of our lives changed one way or another and in some cases, profoundly so.   At our recent AGM, we were remiss in failing to acknowledge the greatest of […]

AGM Summary and Board Comments

June 21, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Calgary River Communities Action Group’s 2017 Annual General Meeting took place on April 25 at Dicken’s Pub, 1000 9 Avenue SW, Calgary at 7:00-9:00 p.m.   Meeting summary and board notes   Presentations:   2017 CRCAG AGM – CRCAG Bow River Water Management Project – Rick Blackwood, ADM, Strategy Division Environment and Parks Springbank Off-stream Reservoir (SR1) – Landon Reppert, Executive Director, Major Capital Projects Branch, Alberta Transportation Flood Mitigation Update – Sandy Davis, […]

CALL TO ACTION: Decision for public panel review lay with Minister, rules federal court

June 15, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Federal court rules that Minister must decide whether there should be a public review   In a judgement issued on June 9, the Federal Court of Canada ruled that it is up to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to decide whether to appoint a public panel to review the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project.   To recap, it was determined that the Springbank Project comes under the jurisdiction of the […]

“Elbow River In Calgary” (ERIC) Meeting Notice

June 2, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

At the request of the ERIC organization, we forward along to you the following meeting notice. Please note that ERIC is not affiliated with CRCAG.   In the absence of upstream protection on the Elbow River, we wanted to know what we can or ought to do – what is the best current information. You are invited to the 2017 Elbow River flood information meeting.   DATE/TIME June 6th, 2017 at […]

CRCAG in the News

May 23, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

With the recent flooding in Ontario, Quebec and BC, several media outlets have contacted us for comments or advice, and we have seen numerous articles that have prompted response. We thought we’d share a couple of example.   Emma May wrote a spot-on response in Macleans magazine, to an article that recently ran there, addressing themes we’ve seen for the past 4 years. Both the first article and Emma’s response […]