TONIGHT! Open house info session for Springbank Project

August 17, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Attend: Open house information session for Springbank Project   REMINDER! The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir information session hosted by the Government of Alberta is happening tonight.   What: Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Information Session (open house) Where: Ross Glen Hall, Mount Royal University, 4825 Royal Gate When: Thursday, August 17 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Please attend! Your attendance and feedback at these sessions provides a critical input into the regulatory process. We encourage you to attend and to voice […]

Minister McKenna decides on agency review over public panel

August 9, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

CEAA announces decision to proceed with Agency Review for Springbank Offstream Reservoir (SR1) Project   The Honourable Minister McKenna has made the decision to proceed with an Agency review of the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project rather than a public panel, as is consistent with the previous advice of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).   If McKenna had decided to have the project reviewed by a public panel, the process could […]

Attend: Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Information Sessions scheduled in August

August 5, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Public invited to attend Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project information sessions    The Government of Alberta has scheduled four Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir information sessions, to take place over the coming weeks. These open house style sessions will be the final opportunity for Alberta Transportation to collect feedback from community members in order to complete its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submission.   Please attend! Your attendance and feedback at these sessions provides a critical […]

Mayor Nenshi pens letter to Minister McKenna to deny review panel

August 2, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

In early June, 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, potentially delaying the project by a year or more.    Mayor Naheed Nenshi, on behalf of the City of Calgary, recently penned a letter to the Honourable Minister Catherine McKenna, requesting that “the environmental assessment […]

CRCAG Board Note to Membership

July 31, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

A quick note to our membership from the CRCAG board regarding some recent headlines.    CRCAG did receive a letter from Don’t Dam Springbank and Tsuut’ina Nation addressed to us, the Mayor and MLA Greg Clark.    CRCAG is a volunteer run community group with a limited mandate. Politicians have responded to this letter. We have not and we will not.    We understand from a meeting between two of […]

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   Premier Notley: Minister Mason: 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 […]