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  • How to Recycle your (real) Christmas Tree

    Did you know that you can turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through the annual Christmas Tree Recycling program? Crews will pick up real Christmas trees from homes that receive residential black cart garbage collect...

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  • North Central LRT Update

    Yesterday, Council’s Transportation and Transit Committee approved Centre Street as the route for the future North Central LRT. The Committee’s decision will now be forwarded to a meeting of City Council in January for further discussion.  While this...

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  • Civic Charters - A tool for financing growth

    In keeping with our recent (and rather dry) newsletter theme on growth and taxes, I wanted to share one solution under consideration: The Civic Charter. A bit of history: The City of Calgary’s current legal arrangement with the Province of Alberta ...

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  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Druh Farrell and the Ward 7 Team

    Merry Christmas from Druh Farrell and the Ward 7 Team! To view our online Christmas card, please click here. ​​ This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of...

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  • Changes to Holiday Garbage and Recycling Pick-up

    With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on Thursdays this year, and residential garbage and recycling service not provided on holidays, Waste & Recycling Services have established the following alternate dates for blue and black cart pick-up:• ...

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  • 2015 Property/Business Tax Assessments mailed out Jan 5th

    The City will be mailing 2015 assessment notices on Jan. 5, 2015 to all property and business owners in Calgary. You are encouraged to carefully review your assessment and if you have any questions, to contact Assessment at 403-268-2888 during the Cu...

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  • ​Council Approves Four Year Budget

    Thank you to all who participated in the budget process to help Council set priorities. In December, Council approved the 2015-2018 Action Plan which sets out plans and budgets over the next four years. During budget deliberations, I championed inves...

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  • ACTION PLAN 2015-2018: Budgets, Taxes and Services

    The next week will be the most important week of Council’s term as we debate The City of Calgary’s four year business plan and budget.  To help set priorities, we asked Calgarians what services they most value and the result is The City’s Action Plan...

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  • Debt, Growth and Budgets - Exploring Options

    In November’s newsletter, I introduced the City of Calgary’s biggest priority: responding to the needs of a growing population. The City Manager since advised City Council that rapid growth is not just a planning issue, it is a financial issue, and i...

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  • Enmax Legacy Parks Funds to Help Ward 7 Parks

    Since 2003, the ENMAX Legacy Parks Program has been instrumental in creating some of Calgary’s most beloved parks.  Council recently approved an additional $75 million (resulting from the ENMAX dividend) for eighteen new projects over the next five y...

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