Weighing the viability of Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics

Bid corporation chair Scott Hutcheson wants to focus on the 'value proposition", that is, the return on investment and the payback for the community

Weighing the viability of Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter OlympicsWell-known Calgary businessman Scott Hutcheson has been selected as the chair of the board of directors for Calgary’s 2026 Olympic Bid Corp. Hutcheson is the co-founder of Aspen Properties and the company’s executive chair of the board. Aspen owns a number of office properties in Calgary and Edmonton. Calgary's Business: Why did you take on this role? Hutcheson: I skied…

Town looks to expropriate parcels of land

The land is being acquired to implement flood mitigation strategies, such as building a storm water retention pond

Town looks to expropriate parcels of landKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have resolved to start a process to expropriate land on the northeast edge of Kindersley in order to address drainage concerns. Council members passed a resolution at a meeting on June 11 to acquire land at the civic addresses of 701 13th Avenue East and 705…

City hall holds the key to solving Canada’s urban housing crisis

As centres for jobs, education and innovation, municipalities play an outsized role in Canada’s continued prosperity

City hall holds the key to solving Canada’s urban housing crisisBy Kenneth P. Green and Josef Filipowicz The Fraser Institute For mayors, councillors and city staff in Canada’s largest cities, housing affordability is – or should be – top of mind. With the cost of owning a home out of reach for many, and the ability to rent hampered by virtually non-existent vacancies in the…

Different rights for different groups of Canadians?

The assertion that we are on treaty land should not allow anyone to impose expectations or rights beyond the societal standard

Different rights for different groups of Canadians?CBC Radio recently aired a story about an Indigenous woman who complained that a security officer, and then a City of Winnipeg police officer, treated her improperly while she was attending a Winnipeg Jets-related “Whiteout” event. The woman, who described herself as an elder and a grandmother, says she was standing in a place that…

Vancouver mayor’s pipe dreams and twisted perspectives

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's attacks on Trans Mountain pipeline based on falsehoods and nonsensical enviro-rhetoric

Vancouver mayor’s pipe dreams and twisted perspectivesBy Kenneth P. Green and Elmira Aliakbari The Fraser Institute Not content with his ongoing opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion at home, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is agitating against the project in the United States. “I don’t think this project will go – I really don’t – based on the resistance…

Theft and speeding continue to be concerns in the community

In April, there were eight thefts under $5,000, three possession of stolen goods, three mischief crimes, two frauds and two impaired driving violations

Theft and speeding continue to be concerns in the communityKenneth Brown of The Clarion Recent crime statistics for the Town of Kindersley show traffic violations and thefts to be ongoing concerns in the community since the spring began. The Kindersley RCMP detachment prepares reports for municipal officials in the area. Crimes committed in Kindersley over a three-month period from Feb. 1 to April 30…

Town focusing on mosquitoes early in season

Malathion, an insecticide, is known to be effective in eradicating mosquitoes and ticks, which have also been a problem in recent years

Town focusing on mosquitoes early in seasonKenneth Brown of The Clarion It didn’t take long after the first heat and rainfall of the season for mosquitoes to become a problem so the Town of Kindersley is tackling the issue early this season. The town is taking a two-pronged approach to battling mosquitoes in response to another early-season presence by the pesky…

Kindersley budget contains major capital spending

Expenditures of $23.1 million and revenues of $17.1 million mean $6 million is needed through borrowing and transfers from reserves

Kindersley budget contains major capital spendingKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s 2018 budget contains the largest capital investment for several years to come with nearly $11.5 million in capital expenditures. Council members approved the 2018 budget at a meeting on May 7. With expenditures of more than $23.1 million and revenues of more than $17.1 million, there…

B.C. wants more rental units; will municipalities follow through?

New zoning powers for local governments will only meaningfully affect rental vacancy rates if cities streamline approval processes

B.C. wants more rental units; will municipalities follow through?The British Columbia government recently introduced legislation aimed at housing affordability, which – among other things – would grant municipalities the power to zone for rental-only housing, ostensibly to preserve and expand the supply of rental units in the province’s tightest housing markets. With Metro Vancouver’s vacancy rate consistently below one per cent, there’s a…

Stephen Goldsmith transformed how cities should operate

The former Indianapolis mayor demonstrated how to improve service and cut costs – and taxes

Stephen Goldsmith transformed how cities should operateWho is the greatest champion in the history of Indianapolis? Most would say Peyton Manning, the superstar quarterback who led the National Football League’s Colts to Super Bowl victory. Hockey buffs might offer Wayne Gretzky, who played his first eight games of pro hockey in the Indiana capital for the Indianapolis Racers. Speaking of racers,…
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