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Historic City Hall's Tower Clock set to return to work
At 107 years old, the City Hall Clock has already had a long career keeping time for Calgarians – and its career isn’t over. The iconic Calgary time piece will be back in its tower in Historic City Hall when restoration completes in 2020. Until then the Tower Clock, as it is fondly referred to, will...
Time capsule in Historic City Hall opened after 110 years
A snapshot of Calgary from days past came into focus today with the removal of a 110-year-old time capsule from under the cornerstone of Historic City Hall.The time capsule was put in place on Sept. 15, 1908 at a point during construction when the cornerstone had to be laid. It is now, while the building...
RECAP: 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee
At the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Assessment Committee meeting on November 6, a number of items were presented and discussed, including:The conclusion of the public engagement program The cost-benefit report by Ernst & Young The Calgary 2026 proposal on a Cultural Olympiad A Calgary 2026...
Ready to roll: bike share pilot launches in Calgary
The City of Calgary has issued the first of two operating permits for Phase One of the Council approved Dockless Bike Share Pilot. Dockless bikes are set to hit the streets of Calgary, as part of the first pilot project of its kind in Canada. Calgarians can expect to see shared bike services on streets...
City provides developers with greater flexibility to secure obligations for future projects
CALGARY — The City of Calgary will now accept developer surety bonds as an alternative to letters of credit, as part of the Master Development Agreement (MDA) for all residential, industrial and commercial development within the city. Changes to the MDA came into effect on March 14, making Calgary the...
Spring melt brings attention to flood risk
YYC Matters highlights the importance of continued support to protect Calgary. With the provincial election set to take place next month, City Council is highlighting key issues that matter to Calgary through YYCMatters.ca to help citizens make informed voting decisions. One of those issues is protecting...
Dinosaurs, dancing and the birth of a prehistoric park
In the 1920’s, fossil fever was gripping Alberta. Prehistoric bones were being unearthed along the banks of the Red Deer River near Drumheller at a furious pace. Curious Calgarians were captivated by the archeological wonders. Among them, members of the Calgary Zoological Society whose meetings often...
Take the time to think about Calgary this election
The writ has dropped. The provincial election is set. Calgarians will be heading to the polls April 16. Calgary City Council is asking Calgarians to keep City priorities top of mind this election by asking candidates what their plans are for Calgary. “We are hearing from parties a lot about change,...
Seeking public assistance – Homicide of Jeremy BOISSEAU
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to determine the events that led to a homicide in 2016. In October 2018, human remains were found in a wooded area near Forestry Trunk Road close to Waiparous, Alberta. Identification of the remains confirmed the deceased as Jeremy BOISSEAU, 29,...
Calgary police seeking public assistance in theft of $30,000 coin collection
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in a residential break and enter that took place last month, in which an expensive and rare coin collection was stolen. Sometime between Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at approximately 8 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m., an unknown...
Update: Officer-involved shooting
Although we are limited in what details we can share, out of respect for the ASIRT investigation, here’s what we know at this time. At approximately 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 23, 2019, officers were called to a home in the 2700 block of 86 Avenue S.E., in response to a report of an armed home invasion...
Officer-involved shooting in southeast Calgary
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called following an officer-involved shooting early this morning in Calgary. At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers were called to a home in the 2700 block of 86 Avenue S.E., in response to a report of an armed home invasion. Officers encountered the...
Calgary fire crews fight early morning garage fire in Lake Bonavista
Just after 6:00 a.m. on Thursday March 21, 9-1-1 received a call from a neighbour reporting a fire in the garage of a house on Lake Mead Crescent in south east Calgary. Fire crews having just cleared from another incident, arrived on scene quickly. On their arrival, smoke and flames were showing from...
Calgary Fire Department shares ice safety tips
With the warmer weather, Calgarians are reminded to keep ice safety in mind when around frozen lakes, ponds and rivers. “Because we have extreme temperature fluctuations in Calgary, ice conditions on waterways can be quite dangerous,” said Carol Henke, Public Information Officer, Calgary Fire Department....
Calgary fire crews fight Kincora basement fire
Shortly before noon on Wednesday March 20, a resident living on Kincora Park N.W. smelled something burning and then noticed smoke coming from the basement window of a house across the street. He quickly went to house,knocking loudly on the door. When nobody answered, he dialed 9-1-1 to report the fire...
Calgary Fire Department releases January 2019 fire causes
Throughout 2019 and when possible, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) will provide citizens with the causes of notable fires that have been shared in earlier press releases every month. While cause cannot always be determined in every incident, this work is an important part of CFD's role in reducing...
City announces snow route parking ban in effect as of 12 pm on Monday, February 18
Saturday, February 16, 2019 For immediate release City announces snow route parking ban The City of Calgary is advising citizens of a snow route parking ban that will go into effect on Monday, February 18 at 12 p.m. Due to significant accumulations of snow and high drifting across Calgary, the Snow...
Winter Cycling Congress showcases Calgary to the world
The City of Calgary is hosting the seventh annual Winter Cycling Congress to learn and share best practices for how winter cycling contributes to building an accessible, equitable and resilient city. Experts from around the world will be on-hand February 6-8 at the new Central Library to discuss how...
Revisions to heavy vehicle restrictions on 9 Avenue S.E. bridge
Calgary – As a precautionary measure, heavy vehicle restrictions on the 9 Avenue S.E. bridge into Inglewood are being revised. The City has also closed one lane of traffic in order to reduce weight on the bridge. Currently, trucks heavier than 8.5 tonnes are not allowed to cross the bridge between 7...
Pedestrian underpass below Glenmore Trail closing due to safety concerns
The City of Calgary has made the decision to permanently close the pedestrian underpass that runs beneath Glenmore Trail to the east of Macleod Trail (beside the LRT tracks). The decision was made in cooperation with the Calgary Police Service, who raised safety concerns stemming from reports of regular...

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