Calgary Minute: Chamber Platform, Border Reopening, and Council Can’t Quit COVID
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
Most of the Calgary municipal action is taking place outside of City Hall this week, with only one meeting scheduled this week.
- That meeting will be a meeting of the Green Line Board in the Historic City Hall building, on Thursday at 2:00 pm.
- Starting today, Canada's borders are re-opening slightly, including at Calgary airport. American citizens and permanent residents, who currently reside in the US, and who are fully vaccinated will be permitted to enter Canada.
Last Week In Calgary:
Some on Council just haven’t had enough of COVID-19 restrictions. Mayoral candidate, Jyoti Gondek, is calling for the City to implement its own new COVID-19 measures, despite the recommendation from Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw that it's safe to ease restrictions. Councillor Jeff Davison also expressed concerns about the provincial government's recent decisions.
We all got a sneak peek at the future home of the Calgary Flames. New renderings of the Calgary Event Centre were released, along with a new price tag of about $608.5 million. Do you think this new higher cost will actually be the final cost? Based on previous experience we're skeptical.
- The Calgary Chamber has released a five-point plan they hope will help direct the City toward economic recovery. President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber, Deborah Yedlin, says she hopes the recommendations in the "Pathways to Potential" platform will be considered a roadmap by future Council members.
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