Alderman pulls city planner into row over suburban development

CALGARY — In leaping to the defence of a home builders group sidelined by Mayor Naheed Nenshi for speaking out, an alderman is taking aim at the city’s top planner.

Ald. Diane Colley-Urquhart says Nenshi has the wrong end of the stick by punishing the Canadian Home Builders Association’s local chapter for comments its president made regarding a “suburban development freeze.”

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Aldermen debate paying cash for Event Centre

Another $15 million of Medicine Hat’s Community Capital Reserve Fund should be earmarked for the construction of a large spectator arena, the City’s Corporate Service Committee recommended on Wednesday.

The final approval rests with city council, and while the item is simply an accounting matter – no funds are being spent, or removed from their interest-bearing accounts – the overall issue of how the final cost of an Event Centre will be paid and the City’s debt situation was raised in the committee meeting.

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