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  • Brian's Beat: $52 Million

    On Tuesday, July 30th, City Council made a decision on the $52 Million that has been lingering for quite a while. This money is the room that the Province vacated from their tax collection back in the spring, and has been the subject of a lot of deba...

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  • Brian's Beat: Dark skies, bright skies

    A couple of things: Before I joined City Council in 2007 I was a lighting designer. I worked in professional theatre from one end of the country to the other for close to 20 years. So, as far as titles go; The Prince of Darkness for me has always bee...

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  • Brian's Beat: Sun comes out

    The clean up is well underway! By now, we all know that thousands of Calgarians are descending, every day, into the hard hit neighbourhoods around our city, helping out friends, family and total strangers. These volunteers are often just walking into...

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  • Brian's Beat: The aftermath - First look

    The flood emergency continues. We are now in our fifth day of the state of emergency and the gargantuan task of cleaning up has truly begun. After the initial crisis that saw about 100,000 being evacuated and our two rivers cresting around midnight ...

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  • Brian's Beat: We are all Calgarians

    It has now been four days since we declared a local state of emergency. I was sitting in Audit Committee on Thursday morning when John Mar left the room to go enact the order declaring the emergency. By 1:00 that afternoon, three hours later, we bega...

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