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Ammonia Use and Safety in Calgary
On October 19, 2017 three people were killed following an ammonia leak at an ice arena in Fernie, British Columbia. This tragedy gave rise to some questions from the public and news stories emerged in Calgary on November 6, 2017 that sought to investigate the relative safety of Calgarians, especially...
Improvements to 1 Street S.W. celebrated
Even though winter has now arrived in Calgary, David Low, Victoria Park Business Improvement Area’s Executive Director, is still eager to get out on his daily walking tours. These days he seems to be more energized than ever after his walks. That’s because the project to improve the streetscape along...
Historic City Hall wrap: protecting workers and the building from the elements
As the temperatures plunge in Calgary this winter, the heritage rehabilitation of Historic City Hall continues full force ahead, regardless of ice, snow or sleet. What is the purpose of the enclosure around Historic City Hall?In May, 2017, the building was enclosed in a standard protective covering...
Canada Task Force 2 returns from full-scale training exercise in Virginia
The Calgary Emergency Management Agency’s Canada Task Force 2 (CAN-TF2) disaster response team recently returned from participating in a full-scale heavy urban search and rescue (HUSAR) exercise with one of the leading disaster response teams in the United States, Virginia Task Force 1. CAN-TF2 members...
The City of Calgary announces winners of the 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards
The 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners were announced tonight at the National Music Centre. Every two years, the City of Calgary acknowledges the important contributions of designers, architects and artists that help improve the quality of life in Calgary through art and design. “Recognizing the...
City Services: Remembrance Day 2017
We're adjusting our hours of operation for Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Getting around Calgary TransitTransit will be providing a Saturday level of service on November 11. For more information on fares, schedules and service changes, please visit calgarytransit.com or follow us on...
Man charged in connection with Pineridge homicide
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has charged a man in connection with a recent murder in Pineridge. At approximately 3:50 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, police were called to the 100 block of Pineside Place N.E., after a report of a body being discovered inside one of the residences. An autopsy...
Update - Tuxedo Park Homicide Investigation
The Calgary Police Service has arrested two people in relation to a homicide that occurred earlier this year in the community of Tuxedo Park. Today, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, police took two individuals into custody. Charges are pending. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked...
Update #3 – Forest Lawn Homicide Investigation
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has located two people they were looking for earlier today in relation to the Forest Lawn homicide that occurred yesterday. Earlier today, investigators received information from the public about the possible whereabouts of Deibi Francisco MONTERROSO SALAZAR....
CPS Victoria Park Station Redeployment
In December 2017, Calgary Police Service District 1 will implement a program to offer a mobile high visibility presence in the core, following the redeployment of officers from the Victoria Park Station to the Ramsay Station. In an effort to find both operational and financial efficiencies for the Service...
AACP Message - Open Letter to the Citizens of the Province of Alberta
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE November 14, 2017 Open Letter to the Citizens of the Province of Alberta RE: Legalization of Cannabis in Alberta Dear Readers, As the President of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP), I am writing to provide our communities...
Calgary fire crews evacuate Royal Oak complex due to carbon monoxide
At approximately 7:25 Wednesday morning, Calgary fire crews were called to the 8800 block of Royal Birch BV. for the activation of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. When firefighters arrived on scene and used their own detectors throughout the building, they found carbon monoxide levels ranging from 50 parts...
Carbon Monoxide Levels Cause Residential High Rise Evacuation
Carbon Monoxide Levels Cause Residential High Rise Evacuation At approximately 3:00 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in 1100 block of 3rd Street SE. Fire crews arrived on scene to a 42 floor high rise residential complex to find the building...
Calgary Fire Department responds to building fire on Seton CR. S.E.
At approximately 19:00 hours on Sunday evening, the Calgary Fire Department responded to reports of a building fire at Seton Cr S.E. Responding crews arrived and reported a large volume of smoke coming from a movie theatre currently under construction. A second alarm was immediately struck to deal with...
Fire Crews Respond to Falling Glass in Downtown Core
Fire Crews Respond to Falling Glass in Downtown Core At approximately 9:45 this morning, the Calgary Fire Department responded to the 200 block of 6th Avenue SW for reports of falling glass from a high rise tower. Upon arrival, fire crews confirmed evidence of broken glass around the base of the building....
Road & Transit Closure Update
Please be aware that road and Transit closures remain in effect this morning after an incident involving falling glass occured this weekend. Road Closures: 1 St – between 5 Av & 8Av SW 6 Av between Centre & 2 St SW 7 Av between Centre & 2 St SW to pedestrians Transit: C-Trains are running through the...
The City of Calgary ready for snow
The City of Calgary is prepared for the upcoming winter season and is ready to address tomorrow’s snowy and windy conditions. Environment Canada is calling for cool, high winds overnight followed by approximately 10 cms of snow in the Calgary area throughout the day Monday. “In anticipation of high...
Calgary road closures - September 28, 2017
Calgary road closures – September 28, 2017 This press release is aimed at informing 911 and the media of major road closures and lane restrictions. For information on closures in your area, visit Calgary.ca/trafficinfo. Find up to the minute road closure information on the Transportation Twitter account...
Calgary road closures - September 27, 2017
Calgary road closures – September 27, 2017 This press release is aimed at informing 911 and the media of major road closures and lane restrictions. For information on closures in your area, visit Calgary.ca/trafficinfo. Find up to the minute road closure information on the Transportation Twitter account...

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