The City of Calgary was named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for 2016 based on a national review conducted by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This award recognized the Alberta employers that are leaders in offering exceptional places to work. An award presentation took place on February 8 in Council.
The City of Calgary is implementing some exciting changes to the busking program for 2016, including more flexibility for busking IDs, online application process and payment options, and the introduction of amplification at designated “busk stops” and Calgary Transit stations. This news spot featured an actual busker performing throughout the piece.
The cycle tracks in the downtown area are open throughout the winter. The tracks are on Priority 1 roads and will be cleared within 24 hours after the snow stops falling. Learn about how The City is clearing the snow in the cycle tracks in this video.
The brain-child of Planning, Development & Assessment General Manager Rollin Stanley, Baconfest was originally intended as one-time film festival in 2014 to celebrate a short film series created by Ed Bacon. The event was so well received by Calgarians that it became an annual film festival celebrating and exploring urbanism in all its forms.
Two 1912 technical drawings of proposed bridges across the Bow River at Centre Street in the Corporate Archives collection have recently been restored, thanks to a grant from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation through the Archives Society of Alberta. Both drawings were in poor condition, requiring conservation work to repair tears and clean and flatten the images.
City crews use a variety of machines to maintain roads throughout winter and keeping Calgarians driving safe. Take a closer look at the Wille, a unique piece of equipment used for clearing the cycle tracks after it snows.