Two years after Calgary’s great flood, what is being done to prepare for the next one?
Calgarians didn't have to travel thousands of kilometres to sunny resorts to ride the waves this summer. Instead, surfing
Singers have been known to play house concerts over the years, but few singers can say they've given their home away purely
The tally of Calgary flood costs continue to rise, as city council's finance committee approved an additional $95.6 million
The damage estimate to Calgary infrastructure caused by this summer's flooding continues to climb. The price tag of flood
I read recently that many people experience post-traumatic growth rather than post-traumatic stress after being impacted by traumatic events. I had heard of post-traumatic stress but post-traumatic growth was a new term to me. Apparently research has shown that this growth is not a result of the traumatic event itself, but the struggle of dealing with the realities of the trauma.
Over 1,000 planners descended in Vancouver this past week at Infuse, this year's conference for the Canadian Institute of Planners. Most everyone can agree that climate change is occurring, with some debates raging over whether it is happening quickly or slowly. We reached a significant milestone this May when carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The question is no longer how we can stop climate change from happening, but what we can do to adapt and rebound from its effects, a concept called resilience.
The City of Calgary ran an advertisement in the Edmonton Journal to thank the city for their help during the June flood. Titled
An infographic released by the City of Calgary illustrates the city's ordeal during the flood that devastated parts of the
Like the floods recently seen in Alberta, many causes of debt disasters are not foreseeable and enact considerable emotional and financial devastation. Their onset can be rapid and quickly overwhelming, with the damage permanent or requiring years to repair.
In the June 24 edition of his National Post column, "Full Pundit," Chris Selley singled out a piece by the Calgary Herald editorial board. The Herald was feeling mighty proud of its city in the aftermath of the big flood, especially restrained dignity of its residents. What happened next was a week-long media backlash, and a helpful reminder that context matters.
They look tired, muddied and wet but resilient and determined in their demeanor. When Calgary photographer Shaun Robinson
As I lay here in my home in south Calgary I consider myself lucky and grateful. My home is completely dry, just like my home in Winnipeg back in the Flood of the Century of 1997. Although I was left unscathed I can still feel the confusion, frustration, and shock.
As the people of southern Alberta begin to put their lives back together, the question has become whether this historic disaster could be the result of climate change. The answer from scientists has been a resounding "maybe." Yes, record high temperatures in the north caused the weather pattern that brought about unprecedented rainfall at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. But no single weather pattern, no matter how rare, can be attributed to climate change. However, in the case of Calgary itself, there is another lesson to be learned -- it's time to start listening to scientists.
Calgary residents and business owners are returning to survey the damage done by what Alberta Premier Alison Redford has
The people of Calgary have shown they can come together in the midst of crisis and one resident wants to showcase it. YouTube
Calgary's crisis paralleled the disaster this week in global markets. Lightning struck signalling the financial storm when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that qualitative easing, or printing mounds of money, may be slowed later this year.
Across Calgary residents are returning home to communities that have been ravaged by flood waters. It's not a pretty sight
When Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi addressed the city on Sunday, he couldn't believe he had to state the obvious, which apparently
Rising flood waters in Calgary have prompted the mandatory evacuation of 26 low-lying communities. Gas and power are being