For the next week, a herd of approximately 200 goats will be dining on weeds in Confluence Park (West Nose Creek) as phase two of The City’s targeted grazing program begins.

Goats will be visiting the park one week at a time, for three different weeks throughout the summer. If you see the goats grazing, please remember to:

-- keep your distance and obey the shepherd at all times. These goats... View more »
For the next week a herd of approximately 200 goats will be

The goats are back!

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Brenda Morgan
Jean Travers
The latest census data (April 2016 to April 2017) was released today. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Here are some highlights:
-- Calgary’s population is now 1,246,337, up 11,166 from the previous year.
-- Auburn Bay is this year’s fastest growing community with a population increase of 1,870
-- Calgary experienced positive net migration of 974 compared to negative net migration of... View more »
The latest census data April 2016 to April 2017 was released today

City Releases 2017 Census Results

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Yousef Saleh
Releasing the 2017 census results.
Releasing the 2017 census results

2017 Civic Census Results

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Ian McAnerin
Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That's why the community of Bridgeland celebrated Calgary's newest affordable housing development today: a 24-residence stacked townhome featuring 4 studio, 8 one-bedroom, 4 two-bedroom and 8 three-bedroom homes. Three homes are barrier free, and one is built to accommodate the visually impaired.

Rents at the Bridgeland development... View more »
Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home That's why

Official opening of new affordable housing development in Brid...

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Karen McAuley
Karey Olson
On June 28, The City of Calgary presented 13 awards to individuals, corporations, community groups and organizations at the 2016 Calgary Awards - one of the largest citizen recognition programs in the city.

Highlights from this year’s awards:
-- Community Advocate: Cheri Macaulay
-- Citizen of Year: Dr. Lucy Miller
-- Signature Award: Robert Brawn

The City thanks the following sponsors for... View more »
On June 28 The City of Calgary presented 13 awards to individuals

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As of 5 a.m. this morning, drivers on Glenmore Trail will no longer have to stop for trains within city-limits and there will now be no traffic lights on Glenmore Trail, between Sarcee Trail in the southwest and Barlow Trail in the southeast.

Calgarians taking transit on Glenmore Trail will now have a more reliable bus schedule, and in the longer term, the bridge will provide an LRT crossing... View more »
As of 5 a m this morning drivers on Glenmore Trail will

Glenmore Trail and Ogden Road S.E. Interchange project reaches...

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Open government. Open data. The City of Calgary recently moved up to fourth spot on the Open Data Cities Index. Check out our three new summer datasets featuring numbers from the sun, the rain and two-wheeled transportation.

1. Solar Potential Images
Download TIFF images showing the solar exposure of all buildings within city limits, on an annual basis.
[ Calgary.ca Link ]

2. Historic... View more »
Open government Open data The City of Calgary recently moved up to

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It’s time for southwest residents to set out their green carts as weekly green cart collection begins this week.

It’s estimated the green cart program alone will double Calgary’s residential waste diversion to 65 per cent, helping to reduce future landfill costs.

Residents should refer to the collection calendar that was included with their green cart. Free reminders are also available... View more »
It’s time for southwest residents to set out their green carts as

Green cart collection starts this week in the southwest

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Bryan Barnes
Check out this quick behind-the-scenes look at the new composting facility.

The facility, which is the largest of its kind in Canada, will process 85 million kilograms of food and yard waste every year and turn it into a nutrient-rich compost to be used in the Calgary area.

Green cart collection starts tomorrow. Here's what SW Calgarians need to know:
1. There will be two separate... View more »
Check out this quick behind the scenes look at the new composting facility

A peek inside Calgary’s new Composting Facility

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We’re hiring 3,000 election workers (Deputy Returning Officers) to work during the 2017 Municipal Election! You can apply to be an election worker if you are:

- Eligible to work in Canada
- Over 18 (a limited number of positions are available for youth between the ages of 16 and 18)
- Available to complete training online and in-person

Positions are filled as applications are received, so... View more »
We’re hiring 3 000 election workers Deputy Returning Officers to work during

Elections Calgary - Election workers

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Michelle Bergsma
Heidi Morrison
Cool off and stay active with your family all summer long at a City Leisure Centre!

Zip down a water slide, ride the waves, play sports or hit the gym; we have fun activities for the whole family at Village Square and Southland Leisure Centre.

Toddlers play all day for free, preschoolers for $3.10 and children/youth for $6.25.
Cool off and stay active with your family all summer long at a City Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre Summer Fun

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Mitch Nicolie Babas
Hey SW Calgarians - it’s time to start filling your green cart. We’re only one week away from green cart collection starting in SW Calgary! Here’s your Green Cart collection need-to-know:

1. There will be two separate collections days
- Green and blue carts will be picked up every week on the same day
- Black carts will be picked up once every two weeks on a different day

Check your new... View more »
Hey SW Calgarians it’s time to start filling your green cart We’re

Compost, garbage & recycling day schedule

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Cassandra Lowartz
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If you're taking a taxi after a night of Stampede fun, it’s important to verify that the taxi is legitimate before you get in.

In addition to late night and permanent downtown taxi stands, four temporary stands have been set up near Stampede Park.

Two all-hours taxi stands located at the South and North Entrances of Stampede Park operate throughout the day. The North Entrance is given... View more »
If you're taking a taxi after a night of Stampede fun it’s

Taxi safety during Calgary Stampede

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With large crowds expected to converge on the Stampede grounds, finding a ride home after a night of festivities can be an adventure in and of itself.

We're working closely with the livery industry and the Calgary Stampede to make sure you get home safely.

When you book your trip, make sure to look at the verification information the ride share app automatically sends you before you get in... View more »
With large crowds expected to converge on the Stampede grounds finding a

Rideshare safety during Stampede

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Yesterday, the Government of Alberta announced that they will provide 1/3 of the total project cost for the Green Line LRT: up to $1.53 billion over eight years to support Stage 1. That's the largest provincial government investment in infrastructure in Alberta's history!

The Green Line LRT will serve more than 60,000 Calgarians every day by safely and efficiently connecting communities from... View more »
Yesterday the Government of Alberta announced that they will provide 1/3 of

Alberta commits to the Calgary Green Line

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Steve Muyres
As the 2017 Stampede Parade kicks off this year's Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, City staff collaborate across many departments to ensure the event flows smoothly and safely:

-- Street sweeper critters have been a Stampede tradition for over 15 years, bringing joy to parade goers and youth at the Children's Hospital that are unable to travel to the Stampede parade -- the most rewarding... View more »
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Today, we announced plans to sell seven City-owned sites to non-profit organizations with strong track records as affordable housing providers in Calgary.

The sites are located in the communities of Saddleridge, Hillhurst, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Forest Lawn and the Downtown Commercial Core. This is the most significant sale of City-owned land to affordable housing providers in The... View more »
Today we announced plans to sell seven City owned sites to non

Sale of seven City-owned development sites to affordable housi...

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Dave Anderson
Doug White
It's that time of year when many Calgarians step out of their suits and into their boots, spontaneously yell "yahoo" and consume more deep fried food in one sitting than the rest of the year combined. As the Calgary Stampede approaches, we're here to help you get there and stay safe.

Read the blog to find out about Calgary Transit service, road closures, parade seating and more.
It's that time of year when many Calgarians step out of their

2017 Calgary Stampede & Parade - getting around and staying safe

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Karen Powell
Justice Ellis
Did you know? During the summer, your water use can jump by 50 per cent because of outdoor watering activities. Save money on your water bills while still having a pristine lawn by following these simple tips.
Did you know During the summer your water use can jump by

The City of Calgary - Lawn care water conservation tips

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Dave Anderson
Anthony Gumulzynski