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March 05, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

With another spring melt approaching, the risk of flooding is still a concern for many Albertans, despite protective measures

Almost four years after the Calgary flood of 2013, flood-damaged areas have been rebuilt and efforts are underway to protect the city with new flood mitigation measures.


In riverside communities, such as Sunnyside, which was mostly saved from the raging Bow River by a berm constructed in the 1930s, obvious signs of flooding are mostly gone, but memories still linger.


"There are some people – you can see it in them – when spring melt starts to come, you can see them get anxious, (wondering) what is going to happen?" said Charlie Lund, chair of the Infrastructure Group, with Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association's Emergency Preparedness and Response Committee.


Photo by Neil Zeller; Courtesy of Mauricio Soto Rubio and the University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Dec. 21, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Destination downtown: 2020 pilot to increase safety and vibrancy around city hall could serve as blueprint for rest of city centre

A year-long pilot project designed to ramp up safety in the downtown core winds to a close at the end of 2020, but its effects might be long lasting.

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Oct. 23, 2019 | Andrea Cox

High River: Rejuvenated riverside town has bounced back from 2013 floods

The town of High River, located 30 minutes south of Calgary on the banks of the Highwood River, has bounced back from the trials and tribulations of the 2013 floods with grace and determination.

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Sept. 11, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Calgary's riverfront homes represent a special type of luxury

Living by the water has always been equated with exclusivity.

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July 25, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Mitigation efforts continue five years after 2013 flood

Five years later, memories of the 2013 flood are still vivid, but Calgary is working hard to make the next one less memorable.

"When I got involved five years ago, I thought the City would be further along than they are now, but we have to appreciate that a ton of work has been done around flood mitigation," said Tony Morris, co-president of the Calgary River Communities Action Group. The grassroots organization advocates for upstream mitigation to protect thousands of homeowners across Calgary.

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Nov. 20, 2013 | Cody Stuart

Satisfaction, Guaranteed

The number of Calgarians satisfied with the city they call home is on the rise.

As revealed in the 2013 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, 88 per cent of Calgarians are satisfied with the quality of life in the city, an increase of 10 per cent over the last three years.

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