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A COVID-related update with Mayor Nenshi, CEMA Chief Sue Henry and CPS Deputy Chief Chad Tawfik is starting momentarily... #yyccc
Nenshi says he has "some not-great news" and he'll be highlighting the need for personal responsibility and discipline as the pandemic continues. #yyccc
Nenshi says he'll be telling some personal stories. One of his friends, younger than him (49) got her first shot but contracted COVID before developing any immune protection and is currently in an induced coma in the ICU. #yyccc
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#yyccc's finance committee very briefly discussed the latest Coun. Joe Magliocca expense report this morning. Magliocca still hasn't publicly apologized as directed last summer, but there's really nothing council or the city can do.…
Basically, sanctions were doled out last year already and that's the extent of #yyccc's powers. The ethics advisor told councillors that the only route to go further right now would be to make another complaint to the city integrity commissioner.…
Committee is now onto details of a city program to give rebates to people repairing their roof after weather damage, notably last year's hail storm. The rebate would apply to people choosing more resilient materials.… #yyccc
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CEMA Chief Sue Henry is now providing a COVID-19 update. She says Alta has the highest case count in Canada per 100,000 pop. #yyccc
Henry says Calgary now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any time during the pandemic. Variants now make up 64% of cases.
Henry says COVID related ICU admissions in Calgary are now at a record high since the pandemic started.
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In case you wanted more from this day, #yyccc is now getting a COVID update from CEMA Chief Sue Henry.
Calgary is seeing a "sharp rise" in COVID metrics, Henry says. Active cases in Calgary are higher now than they've been at any point since the start of the pandemic. #yyccc Image
Increasing COVID cases and coronavirus variants are contributing to upticks in patients needing hospitalization: Image
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This is classic Farkas. Superficially engages with an issue using certain buzzwords only to make the right people in his base angry.

Just like with the Guidebook, this threatens to turn an otherwise solid plan into a subject of unnecessary debate and misinformation 1/3 #yyccc
So instead of constructive debate and discussion about a plan that will have a huge effect on the future growth of Calgary, we will get a muddled, uninformed debate about issues that have nothing to do with the actual proposal. It will be delayed and mired in misinformation 2/3
He never actually proposes ideas or supports anything. He just shuts down everything that comes before him and makes people angry and afraid.

Is this really what we want in our next mayor? Do we want four years of saying "no" to everything and being afraid of change? 3/3
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Coun Farkas has put forward this motion, seconded by Coun Chu. #yyccc
Coun Carra calls it grandstanding, says he will not support it. Coun Farrell says members of council should put in the work and know the issues. #yyccc
Coun Woolley notes that DT parking rates have come down since peak pre-2014 and council should not be directing how the police operate. He says these don't fit the downtown plan and he won't support this. #yyccc
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Coun Davison agrees this decision is a no-brainer. It's about securing the quality of life for all citizens. Downtown property values have dropped $18 billion he says. Calgary's challenges are bigger than anywhere else in North America, he points out. #yyccc
Davison says this is about expanding the tax base, not boosting property tax rates. He says investors want security and once city gives that, it's job is to get out of the way.
By saying yes to the strategy and investing money, Davison says it will draw new investment and business to Calgary. #yyccc
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Last time this guy went to McMahon stadium, he was wearing an “I heart oil” hoodie and got booed.

#ableg #cdnpoli #BoycottUCPdonors
“Kenney didn’t exactly get the response he wanted from the crowd at McMahon Stadium either. His introduction was followed by a round of “boos.””

#ableg #cfl #BoycottUCPdonors…
“Those boos could have been because Mr. Kenney was dressed like dweeb in a lame “I-heart-mapleleaf-oil-&-gas” bunnyhug, thereby “politicizing” one of the sacred rituals of Canadian professional sports.”

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We're going to jump in and out on today's @TheAUMA leaders' forum. On the agenda: discussion on the elections and plebiscites.
Guest speaker is @RachelNotley
Notley to municipal leaders: "You protected public health even as some demanded you do not."
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BREAKING: Here's the latest on what we know so far about the Calgary Event Centre project being paused due to budget issues. #yyc #yyccc…
More here from @EricFrancis. We're also trying to get in touch with some councillors about this.
.@RyanNPike also makes a good point here, the agreement stated that they would look for savings first before adding additional money.
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Today I was driving in the NE & I saw someone going through a garbage/recycling bin looking for something to eat

I immediately pulled over and asked them if we could help

The gentleman broke down crying and said he didn’t know what else to do. He’s never been homeless before.
He went on to say that he was new to being homeless and didn’t know anything. He used the last of his money to rent a room for a week in a motel where...well let’s just say it wasn’t the best place.
I asked him what he needed immediately and he said he needed to eat.

So we bought him some food. As we were eating our @McDonaldsCanada together he told me his story.

He came to Alberta looking for a job. Just before covid hit he had a job with a directional drilling company.
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1/With the Guidebook for Great Communities coming to #yyccc on Monday, I have worked with several councillors & Admin to address what we’ve heard from communities. Attached is an amendment we will propose to clarify location of single detached homes & the engagement process.
2/With so much misinformation being circulated, we also worked on a one-pager to demonstrate the evolution of the Guidebook over time. Please see below.👇🏼
3/For further clarity, there is also a myths & facts sheet to assist in dispelling the misformation that has been circulated. See here.👇🏼
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THREAD: Calgary Transit is implementing a three-step plan to address concerns around safety.

Effective immediately, Calgary Transit is doubling the number of peace officers (from 30 per day to 60 per day) that are deployed on the system at any one time.
#yyccc #Calgary #LRT
Peace officers will continue to work with DOAP and Calgary Police Services (CPS) to address issues. This immediate activity will be achieved through overtime with existing resources – all peace officer functions will be maintained. #yyccc #Calgary
Step 2: Utilize partnerships with Calgary Community Standards, CPS, and Corporate Security to relieve and support the existing peace officer staff which will allow for additional visibility on board the trains as well as more active monitoring at the stations. #yyccc #Calgary
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NHL is on tonight, so...

In 2019 #yyccc approved spending $290 Million on a new arena.

In 2018 there were 2911 homeless people in Calgary.

That’s about $99,622.12 going to support Billionaire N. Murray Edwards for each homeless person in the city.

Source for Calgary’s homeless numbers.…
“Coun. Evan Woolley convinced only three fellow councillors that reconsidering the taxpayer-funded portion of the arena was the way forward.”

Woolley was right.…
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A sign of a growing innovation ecosystem is how it responds to a downturn. Boy, did our entrepreneurs, citizens, & companies respond in 2020. Thanks for taking me along for the ride.
My final...
@calgaryeconomic #YYC #yyctech #NewEconomy Image
This list is not comprehensive & I undoubtedly missed a few amazing stories/deals so feel free to add them! What is clear is that our community's economic strategy is the right one to rebuild & futureproof #YYC's economy. I wouldn't have championed it if I didn't believe in it. Image
The list is mapped to the 4 pillars of the strategy (Innovation, Talent, Place, & Business Environment) & our established (Transportation & Logistics, Agribusiness, Energy) & emerging industry clusters (Life Sciences, Financial/Professional Services, and Creative Industries). ImageImage
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This is your daily pension announcement. The Pension War Room™️ brings you the quotes from Travis Xmas gift edition! He may not be publicly answering questions but I have been given a few of his replies to constituents. #ABLeg
By all means continue to write to Travis. He hates it.
To quote:
"Government believes that having ATRF’s assets managed
by AIMCo will benefit ATRF significantly in the long-term."

Yes, he really said that.

What the GOA believes is irrelevant. ATRF is the trustee of the funds.
@jkenney said this too in a TV clip. He believes it is the GOA's sole prerogative to decide on investment manager. The pair of them need to read the Teachers' Pension Plan Act where the ATRF Board is appointed as the manager. #ABLeg
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**Help IS Desperately NEEDED** **Emergency HELP**

This is very hard for us to write. But we feel we have no other choice due to us seeing the massive amount of requests that we are getting daily for both Humans and Pets.

Here is what has happened as of late:
This past weekend alone, we had over 30 emergency requests from individuals & families fleeing domestic violence. Many leaving with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

We were able to help about 17 of these individuals find shelter and lodging via referrals to other groups.
The other 13 individuals are being helped by our awesome volunteers. We are tracking down emergency funding and helping them apply for help through various organizations here in #Calgary.

We will be assisting them and their families in hopes of helping them feel safe once again.
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1/Let’s think for a minute about what’s going to happen between #yyccc & #AbLeg in the coming days. The province - responsible for health policy & related decisions - is wavering on how to deal with the steady increase in pandemic numbers.
2/They’re not keen on making mandatory restriction decisions & they haven’t allowed the fed contact tracing app to be deployed in AB. The number of cases continues to rise everywhere, most evident in places with larger populations like #yyc.
3/While the province treats @CMOH_Alberta like another bit player in the drama they have created around the pandemic, #yyccc treats @iceTyyc with respect for his expertise & evidence based recommendations.
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So much people don’t know about Black folk in Alberta. Five Stories:

1) Joseph Lewis (1772-1820)

“Fur trader and voyageur Joseph Lewis, also known as Levy Johnston, arrived in the Indigenous territories now known as Alberta and Saskatchewan circa 1799”…
Joseph Lewis - Black Fur Traders in Canada, by Bertrand Bickersteth (2020):

“Joseph Lewis worked in the fur trade in the western part of Rupert’s Land..He is likely the first Black person on record in the territory that became Saskatchewan and Alberta”…
“The Story of Joseph Lewis:
Diversity is Alberta’s strength” by @Paulatics:

“When you picture voyageurs..our textbooks, our miniseries..novels.. heritage parks, don’t tell the stories of black fur traders in the Canadian West..They’ve just been erased”…
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I was recently appointed to the Calgary Police Commission. As a lifelong Calgarian, and a representative of Calgary's most diverse ward, I have a responsibility to share the perspectives of communities that have so often been neglected.


After holding dozens of townhalls, knocking on thousands of doors, and bringing the Public Safety Task Force forward, I’ve heard far too many heartbreaking stories of families devastated by violence.

Calgary should be a safe city for EVERYBODY, not just those in certain neighbourhoods. We can only accomplish this if we listen to those who, although not always the loudest, are bringing forward compassionate and equitable solutions.

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1/ Last night I called out one of my #yyccc colleagues on Twitter. I have been a City Councillor for 2 terms and I am angry about some of the behaviour I've witnessed over that time.

I think it is time to call it out.
2/ During a discussion about supervised consumption sites in Calgary, Councillor Chu said that addiction is a "choice". This is deeply insulting to the thousands of Calgarians who have lost a loved one during the opioid crisis.
3/ My brother died of an overdose and I wish I had called the Councillor more forcefully at the time.
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It's been almost five months for those in NE #yyc impacted by the June hailstorm.

Can you imagine experiencing a cold Calgary winter with broken windows? Watching your damaged siding deteriorate further?

For those in #Ward5 waiting on repairs, this is reality.

I brought forward a second motion to Council to provide additional relief to Northeast residents who are struggling, through no fault of their own, to repair and replace their damaged property.

#yyccc #StrongerTogether

It is unfortunate that #yyccc - the level of government with the least financial capacity - are the only ones willing to act in support of our Northeast communities.

As elected officials in #yyc, we will not abdicate our responsibility to those in need.

#abpoli #ableg

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#yyccc is back. We're starting off with the continuation of the public hearing on neighbourhood speed limits, but so far, no one who signed up to speak seems to be on the line...
Oh we've got two people on the phone! #yyccc
Also last night #yyccc unanimously accepted all the council compensation review committee's recommendations. That means they're getting a pay freeze in 2021, among other things:…
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