Councillor Gian Carlo Carra

15 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

Can’t see the forest for the trees? With all the rage about climate change and taxes that our government decided will help people cut back on carbon emissions, I’m surprised that none of the smart people have come up with an obvious solution. Plant more trees. Scientists have claimed that restoring the rain forests would […]

14 Jul 19
ONLINE ARTICLES

[ad_1] Strathcona County has joined the growing list of Alberta municipalities considering a ban on the widely discredited practice of conversion therapy.  Councillors will vote on a motion on July 23 asking administration to prepare a report on the county’s options for a ban. If the motion passes, administration will have until September to draft a report. […]

10 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

Two Calgary city councillors say they are “exploring” the possibility of introducing a ban on conversion therapy, ahead of St. Albert city council approving a motion to outlaw the practice to protect LGBTQ youth. Though not immediately available for comment, Calgary councillors Gian-Carlo Carra and Druh Farrell — who made the comments on Twitter this […]

08 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

Half of councillor Evan Woolley’s colleagues on city council say they don’t see the logic in his desire to pause the Green Line LRT project. Woolley filed a notice of motion July 4 asking for a review of the project that will see an expansion into the south and a re-work of the downtown line. […]

04 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

A council committee has agreed to a developer request to relax rules requiring a minimum amount of public access to a scenic bluff on former ranchland poised to be redeveloped in southeast Calgary. The 1,500-acre area known as Ricardo Ranch, the former 1888 homestead of William Crawley Ricardo who was one of the founders of […]

03 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

YW Calgary, an organization that’s been helping vulnerable women in Calgary for 112 years, is moving to a new home. Throughout the summer, the organization will transition from its long-time downtown location to a new building in Inglewood. Doors will officially open to the public in September, after the YW’s office, services and programs — […]

20 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

Bring back bicycle licences When growing up in the 1930s we had to buy a licence for our bikes. Our children also had to licence their bikes. Now in Calgary, the taxpayer is spending millions to accommodate cyclists riding to work or to simply throughout the city. Riding a bicycle is a great thing to […]

18 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

City council voted Monday to endorse a community-led pitch that could see a number of bilingual stop signs installed in the Mission district. The STOP/ARRÊT signs will be installed on certain streets of the historic Rouleauville neighbourhood, once a distinct French village bordering Calgary before it was annexed in 1907. This year marks the 120th […]

18 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

City council voted Monday to kill a proposal that would have seen the city explore allowing cyclists the ability to treat stop signs as yield signs. The so-called Idaho Stop was defeated in a 7-6 vote, with councillors Peter Demong, Shane Keating, Joe Magliocca, Ward Sutherland, Sean Chu, Diane Colley-Urquhart and Jeff Davison voting against […]

11 Jun 19
A conservative view and Gateway

Seeing Calgary city council in operation is like watching that mob movie. You know the one, where the mob wants info and this guy is beaten up, roughed up but still doesn’t talk. Then they put his head in a vise. He talks. On Monday, city council’s head is in the vise. They don’t listen […] …

11 Jun 19
Calgary Sun

Seeing Calgary city council in operation is like watching that mob movie. You know the one, where the mob wants info and this guy is beaten up, roughed up but still doesn’t talk. Then they put his head in a vise. He talks. On Monday, city council’s head is in the vise. They don’t listen […]

08 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

While blaming Mayor Naheed Nenshi for previous failures at resolving Calgary’s tax crisis, a majority of city council is now backing a proposal to slash commercial tax bills this year by 10 per cent and institute budget cuts that could result in city layoffs. Previously, the city estimated that council would only be able to […]

05 Jun 19
A conservative view and Gateway

His words are still strong despite the whupping. “I’m steamed. But who has it worse? Calgarians,” says Jeromy Farkas, down but not out. “I’ll keep fighting, I have to keep banging the table. I have to represent my constituents.” Another day. Farkas loses. Nenshi and the rest of city council wins. So what’s new? It’s […] …

05 Jun 19
Calgary Sun

His words are still strong despite the whupping. “I’m steamed. But who has it worse? Calgarians,” says Jeromy Farkas, down but not out. “I’ll keep fighting, I have to keep banging the table. I have to represent my constituents.” Another day. Farkas loses. Nenshi and the rest of city council wins. So what’s new? It’s […]

04 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

Last week, just before Calgarians started receiving their exorbitant business tax increases, city council approved a land-use change that is utter madness. Not only are our mayor and council incapable of keeping spending in check during an economic downturn in this city, but their approval for changes to the corner of 17th Avenue and 14th […]

03 Jun 19
LiveWire Calgary

She’d seen Calgary crosswalk painting before, so Bridgeland Riverside Community Association’s Ali McMillan was surprised to hear there might be trouble with turning an intersection into a new community canvas. McMillan was hoping to support this Pride month by having a rainbow “crosswalk” painted where there’s no current crosswalk along at the intersection at McDougall […]

03 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

A proposed garage sale of city assets might actually include some garages. City bureaucrats are pitching a comprehensive look at the city’s asset inventory to determine which facilities, structures and equipment, if any, would make sense to sell to bolster Calgary’s municipal coffers. The list, which covers a dozen city business units, would put nearly […]