Flooding update for July 2013

I have never been in the middle of a natural disaster until last month.  For those who were affected, it is very much a difficult time. What has greatly surprised me is the extent to which Southern Alberta has been able to address numerous issues regarding the recovery.  Already, Calgary has its electrical grid up and running and the Stampede will go “hell or highwater’. The resiliency of Alberta at this time is truly impressive. Short term, this is a very serious situation but in 6-8 months, I fully expect us to be in a fully operational mode.  Although the news articles I post in the short term can be challenging for readers, always keep the faith that this economy is one of the strongest in the world. Our actions and abilities in rising up speak for us and not even a flood can stop the momentum we have.

Success is not a straight line and no matter what happens, we will get through this. For those of you in Calgary, please visit www.nenshi.ca as something to keep in mind this coming October. A vote is a way of saying thank you for the tremendous leadership Mayor Nenshi has shown to us at this time.

Stats don’t support ‘almost at the peak’

After the recent, and completely needless, dust-up between the Canadian Home Builder’s Association-Calgary Region and Mayor Naheed Nenshi, the mayor said in an interview on CBC Radio “ . . . that housing starts in this city are up, up, up. We’re almost at the peak.

“We’re almost at the peak in single-family homes. We’re almost at the peak in row houses. We’re almost at the peak in duplexes. The only place we’re not almost at the peak is downtown highrises.”

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Mayor Nenshi and home builders’ group reach resolution on simmering dispute

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Calgary’s largest home builders’ association have reached an agreement that could end the group’s 11-day suspension from city committees.

After at least two face-to-face meetings last week, Nenshi and Canadian Home Builders Association’s Calgary president Charron Ungar have drafted a joint statement to resolve their unorthodox dispute.

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Mayor Nenshi in dispute with Calgary homebuilders

Mayor Naheed Nenshi is reprimanding the top Calgary home builders group for speaking out against the city’s planning department.

In a letter sent Thursday, Nenshi informed the Calgary branch of the Canadian Home Builders Association that its members are sidelined from city advisory committees — until its president recants statements he made to an industry dinner last month.

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Nenshi to participate at World Economic Forum

CALGARY — Mayor Naheed Nenshi is joining politicians and business leaders from around the globe in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

Nenshi has been invited to the gathering in Davos, Switzerland as part of a group of “Young Global Leaders” selected from several sectors, including government, business, the arts and academia.

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