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RECAP: 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Meeting – June 26
On June 26, the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee met to discuss:Potential cultural and educational components to advance Calgary’s cultural plan Public engagementHere’s our full presentation to the committee. Culture and the Olympics Culture is one of three pillars of the...
12 deserving Calgarians receive recognition at the 2017 Calgary Awards
On June 13, 2018 we hosted the 23rd annual Calgary Awards to recognize deserving individuals, corporations, community groups and organizations. The recipients of the awards highlight the excellence of our community and recognize the significant contributions made by our citizens. The list of 2017 Calgary...
Staying safe and getting around the 2018 Calgary Stampede and parade
The Calgary Stampede – synonymous with eating an entire bag of mini donuts, spontaneously yelling “yahoo” (not “yeehaw”) and suits replaced by cowboy boots. Whatever your plans may be, here’s how we can help you stay safe, giddy up n’ go.Stampede week 24 hour CTrain service After a long day of Stampede...
RECAP: 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Meeting – June 19
On June 19, the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee met for the sixth time to discuss:Sustainability Public engagement updateHere’s our full presentation to the committee. Sustainability Sustainability is part of Calgary’s potential bid, by both minimizing effects on our physical...
Monstrous Adventure Playground event to mark National Play Day on August 1st
To mark National Play Day which raises awareness about the importance of play and celebrates a child’s right to play, The City of Calgary will host a free Monstrous Adventure Playground event on August 1st from 3-7 p.m. at Prairie Winds Park. The playground is designed to promote independence, confidence...
Construction set to begin on the widening of Glenmore Trail S.W.
Construction is set to begin on the widening of Glenmore Trail S.W. between 37 Street and Crowchild Trail S.W. This section of Glenmore Trail will be widened from four to six lanes, as well as rebuilding the roadway. Also included in this project are upgrades to the Glenmore Trail/Crowchild Trail interchange...
Regional response teams to keep Albertans safe
Alberta communities will be better prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies thanks to provincial investment in regional response teams. Six communities will receive a total of $2.6 million in grants to coordinate and train regional “all-hazards” incident management teams to strengthen regional...
Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide now available in six languages
In addition to the English version, the Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide, an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues, is now available in traditional Chinese, simple Chinese, French, Punjabi and Tagalog. The guide advises residents, business owners and service providers of...
Seeking public assistance - Pedestrian collision - Richmond Road and Crowchild Trail S.W.
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to a fatal pedestrian collision. At approximately 12:45 p.m., on Monday, July 16, 2018, a 75-year-old man was crossing the street in a marked intersection at Richmond Road and Crowchild Trail S.W. A cyclist traveling northbound on Richmond...
Two youths climb on Deerfoot Trail overpass
The Calgary Police Service has resolved an incident that resulted in a very short closure of Deerfoot Trail during the Thursday rush hour. At approximately 5 p.m., on Thursday, July 19, 2018, police responded to reports that two teenage girls were in a dangerous place on the overpass that crosses Deerfoot...
Seeking public assistance – sexual assault
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify a man believed to have touched a woman inappropriately. On Saturday, July 7, 2018, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a woman aboard a northwest-bound CTrain was approached by a man who sat near her and engaged her in conversation. Following...
Calgary first responders issue warning against leaving kids and pets in hot cars
Given recent hot temperatures and as we approach the midway mark of summer, first responders are once again reminding citizens of the dangers of leaving children and pets unattended in vehicles during the summer months. Vehicles heat up very quickly and can pose health risks within a few short minutes....
UPDATE: Careless smoking fires continue in Calgary
The Calgary Fire Department urges all Calgarians to properly dispose of their smoking materials as fire crews and investigators continue to see preventable and very dangerous residential fires occur. “We’ve seen three careless disposal fires in the last five days,” said Travis Thiessen, Acting Fire...
Calgary Fire Department Responds to Wind Event
Calgary Fire Department Responds to Several Wind Related Events Just before 8:00 pm Friday July 13, Calgary 9-1-1 began receiving calls of reports of high winds and debris in the air in the Northeast quadrant of the city. Within minutes the wind speeds increased to a steady 50 kph and gusting to 80...
Partners in Water Safety remind citizens of risks on Calgary’s waterways
From 2016 to 2017, swift water rescues on Calgary’s rivers increased 30 per cent. To remind Calgarians of the risks associated with venturing out on the water, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) has teamed up with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) and Calgary Community Standards to form Partners in Water...
City of Calgary lifts boating advisory on the Bow River
Due to improved conditions on the Bow and Elbow Rivers, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) is lifting the boating advisory issued on June 23, 2018. The flow rate on the Bow River has stabilized below the 280 m3/s trigger point and river conditions have improved. At this level, people can resume normal...
One-way traffic extended on 14th and 15th Avenue S.W.
CALGARY ­— To prepare for the next phase of construction as part of The City’s 17th Avenue S.W. Reconstruction Project, temporary traffic pattern changes are being introduced to a new portion of both 14th and 15th Avenue. Starting on Wednesday, July 18, 14th & 15th Avenue between 8th and 11th Street...
Construction set to begin on Bow Trail S.W. widening and intersection improvements
Construction is set to begin on the widening of Bow Trail S.W. and intersection improvements at Old Banff Coach Road and 85 Street S.W. “These upgrades improve how people travel in the area and between communities now and into the future, whether you drive, take transit, cycle or walk,” said Ward 6...
Motorists advised of significant traffic impacts this weekend on Calgary roads
Motorists are being advised of the following road/lane closures for Friday, June 22- Monday, June 25, 2018: Crowchild Trail /Memorial Drive As part of the Crowchild Trail Upgrades project, The City will be doing a concrete pour starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The following closures and lane restrictions...
City gears up for summer construction season
The City’s Transportation department announced summer construction season is upon us and this year it includes close to 30 major infrastructure projects and more than 40 road repaving jobs. Mayor Naheed Nenshi said a total investment of $441 million dollars ($408M: 29 major transportation construction...

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