Fieldhouse construction may be delayed

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, almost literally, as representatives from local municipalities and user groups were given a tour of the cavernous Foothills-Okotoks Regional Field house.I’d do a newsier lede about another possibility of delay. It can still be positive by saying the elected people are excited it could open more than six months later than expected J

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Councilors trade barbs over Calgary Metropolitan Plan

High River town council voted to postpone debate Monday on a ceremonial motion endorsing the Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP) after councilors grinded to a stalemate over the expansive regional plan.

The motion was brought forward by Coun. Tim Whitford –an opponent of the plan- who said he was doing so to provide an opportunity for councilors to publicly share their views on the subject.

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Turner Valley spray park project on hold

Progress on a Turner Valley spray park is at a standstill pending word on funding from the federal government.

The Foothills Lions Family Spray Park Committee is awaiting approval for $170,000 from the government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund before moving forward on constructing a 31,200-square-foot spray park in Turner Valley. The cost of the facility is expected to be $500,000.

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Town Council up in arms over provincial delays

Provincial bureaucrats and stringent new regulations are holding up a flood mitigation plan organized by Town Council to hasten the flow of the intersecting Highwood River, according to Coun. Tim Whitford.

He said the town’s proposal to remove sand and gravel bar deposits from the river (which prevent heavy water buildup and allow the Highwood to flow more freely) will mostly likely be delayed because of concerns from the Environment Ministry and the federal Fisheries and Oceans department about the impact the faster water flow will have on the spawning seasons of two different fish species.

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Plans for Old Strathcona LRT face delays

EDMONTON- Planning for an Old Strathcona LRT line likely faces continued delays after councillors balked Wednesday at doing work unlikely to be needed for years.

The so-called central area circulator is a low-floor LRT loop intended to link Bonnie Doon Mall, the University of Alberta and downtown, passing through some of Edmonton’s most densely populated neighbourhoods.

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