Calgary Politics

Bad news for Alberta – Elitist Alison Redford relected…

Written by on April 24, 2012 in Alberta, Calgary, Calgary Politics, Canada with 0 Comments
Bad news for Alberta – Elitist Alison Redford relected…

The combination of scaring away some Wildrose voters to the PC’s and Liberal voters switching to the PC’s allowed left wing ideologue Alison Redford to win Alberta’s 2012 Provincial Election. Lets look at some of the numbers from Elections Alberta for – 2012 and 2008. 2012 – 1,290223 votes cast – 339,860 more than 2008′s- […]

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A bridge I can support…

Written by on April 13, 2012 in Calgary, Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
A bridge I can support…

I have used the 9th Avenue bridge by Fort Calgary as a pedestrian, a cyclist and as a motorist. I find the 9th Avenue bridge to be inadequate for all three modes. I was pleased to see a proposal that would extend the RiverWalk east into Inglewood featuring a new pedestrian bridge a wee bit […]

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Calgary plays catch-up on LRV maintenance…

Written by on February 2, 2012 in Calgary, Calgary Politics, Transit and Transportation with 0 Comments
Calgary plays catch-up on LRV maintenance…

Calgary has one of the most successful LRT systems in North America. That success is taking its toll on the oldest LRV’s. Calgary Transit is playing catch-up. Calgary’s overworked and ancient LRT fleet is getting a much-needed tune-up as Calgary Transit rejigs and rethinks the way its mechanical crews deal with the vehicles, especially the […]

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Ralph Klein and the Order of Canada…

Written by on January 14, 2012 in Alberta, Calgary, Calgary Politics, Canada with 0 Comments
Ralph Klein and the Order of Canada…

For most of his career I was a Ralph Klein fan. I thought he stayed too long as Premier. He seemed bored with the job for the last five years or so but wouldn’t give up the job until he was pushed out. In recent days there has been several observations about the oddities in […]

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Calgary Transit money issues…

Written by on November 9, 2011 in Calgary, Calgary Politics, Transit and Transportation with 0 Comments
Calgary Transit money issues…

When it comes to the budget for the City of Calgary, I support increases for Transit, Fire, Police and the Library. It is interesting to see Mayor Nenshi supporting a decrease in Calgary Transit service while Alderman Gordon Lowe is saying lets spend more. The draft three-year budget contains a reduction of 40,000 service hours […]

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Wind turbine madness…

Wind turbine madness…

I like the idea of wind turbines. The reality is, wind turbines can only serve as supplements to the energy grid, not replacements. A lot of public money is being wasted on wind turbines and wind farms. A classic case of over promise and under deliver. A high school in Calgary wants to blow $290,000 […]

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Making money from transit….

Making money from transit….

Here in Calgary, the 2011 Census results were recently released. Calgary is a smidge under 1.1 million people. There’s not enough money for all the infrastructure projects we would like and need to build. Instead of just waiting for the provincial or federal governments to hand us money I have advocated that Calgary ask for […]

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Jackass Executive speaks….

Jackass Executive speaks….

One of the most frustrating aspects of Calgary’s “Airport Tunnel” saga has been the arrogance and blatant stupidity of the Calgary Airport Authority. Calgary will be here in fifty years. The airport will be here in fifty years. The people currently running the airport are just passing through. Their job is to help Calgary and […]

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My presentation to Calgary City Council

Written by on February 5, 2011 in Calgary, Calgary Politics, Transit and Transportation with 1 Comment
My presentation to Calgary City Council

Oi! I’m about three months late putting this up here. This is my presentation to Calgary City Council during the public presentation section of the budget process. This is the second time I’ve spoken during this opportunity. I briefly touch on the budget and then move to what I really want to talk about. Your […]

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Calgary bridges I would like to see built (2)

Written by on October 31, 2010 in Calgary, Calgary Politics, Transit and Transportation with 0 Comments
Calgary bridges I would like to see built (2)

Connecting Canyon Meadows Drive with 130th Avenue SE. Here is bridge number two. A high level bridge connecting Canyon Meadows Drive SE with 130th Avenue SE. This would provide a backup route to the Deerfoot Trail/Anderson Road route. It also provides an east/west route from 14th Street SW all the way to 52nd Street SE […]

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