Dakin says there has only been one fire this year in the Athabasca Forest.
If the process proves to be more economical, it could be a bit boost to the Fort McMurray area
Okotoks Councillor Laurie Hodson has shared his speaking notes from the historic vote where Okotoks council voted to set aside its internationally-renowned sustainability framework. Hodson voted against the motion, but the motion was passed (see my previous blog post and more official background on the decision here). Here is a slightly abridged version of his comments … Continue reading Hodson: A trashing of everything that has made our community the success it is today
Early indications were that the council vote today in Okotoks was not going to go well. Councillors Laurie Hodson and Stephen Clark were strong in their commitment to Okotoks' sustainability model--a globally recognized, award-winning approach to community development based on the concept of "living within your means." But both were worried and as we know … Continue reading The bizarre end of an era for Okotoks sustainability
Found this one via George Stroumboulopoulis.
H2O gluttons take note!
My latest crush is on infographics. Source: Reusable Grocery Bags
Published in the Western Wheel on Feb. 9, 2011: Dear Editor, Truper McBride, the chair of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) is quoted in the Rocky View Weekly this week as saying that for members of the partnership, “residential development densities of between eight and 10 units per acre are non-negotiable.” The former Mayor of … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Calgary Regional Partnership jeopardizes Okotoks’ sustainability
Published originally on http://www.daveberta.ca on January 10, 2011. A sleeper riding on the outskirts of Calgary, Highwood has more controversy per acre, than bales of hay. For instance, the first thing you might notice about Okotoks, the riding’s largest town, is how the steady convoy of polluting vehicles travelling to and from Calgary at rush … Continue reading High noon in Highwood
The following is a parody...just to be totally clear. Calgary - The Stelmach government is on track with its new "Water for the Wife" strategy and the opening of the new CrossIron Mills Mall in Balzac this week marked its launch. The water plan, previously known as the "Water for Life" strategy, was changed partly … Continue reading Stelmach’s new “Water for the Wife” strategy