Hodson: A trashing of everything that has made our community the success it is today


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

Advertisements

The bizarre end of an era for Okotoks sustainability


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

Letter to the Editor: Calgary Regional Partnership jeopardizes Okotoks’ sustainability


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

Okotoks bike team takes on 24 Hours of Adrenaline


By Jody MacPherson Originally appeared in the Western Wheel newspaper, August 11, 2004 A five-man team from the Okotoks area endured one of the toughest mountain bike races in North America on one of the hottest weekends of the summer. The team was competing in the annual 24 Hours of Adrenaline held July 17-18 in Canmore. The huge relay … Continue reading Okotoks bike team takes on 24 Hours of Adrenaline