Share this page Print

Positions on Issues in the Media

  • Share

Ward 6 official websiteTo sign up for The Ward 6 Report sent directly to your inbox, click here.

10/20/2016. Metro Calgary- City to discuss how integrity commissioner will fit with whistleblower policy

10/4/2016. Morning Show with Bruce Kenyon- Public Art Plan in Calgary Parks at 8:47 a.m.

10/4/2016. News Talk 770- Pootmans worried about completion of SW ring road without plan for west leg

10/3/2016. Metro Calgary- Calgary West Ring Road timeline causing angst for city councillor

10/2/2016. Calgary Herald-  City of Calgary looking to create public art plan for parks

9/27/2016. Inside the Games- Early problems for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid after local politicians claim they are being sidelined

9/26/2016. CBC Calgary- City should have control of Olympic bid exploration, Calgary councillors say

9/20/2016. The Gauntlet- Calgary City Council rejects U of C research on fluoridated water

9/19/2016. News Talk 770 with Danielle Smith- Secondary Suites and Airbnb at 12:10 p.m.

9/16/2016. Global Calgary- ‘He almost took 3 lives’: Calgary mother’s reaction to dashcam video showing close call involving kids

9/15/2016. Metro Calgary- Airbnb next hot button city hall issue: Pootmans

9/15/2016. Global Calgary- Calgary councillors delay green cart composting fees until 2018

9/14/2016. Global Calgary- algary Mayor Nenshi to write letter to AHS about dental fees

9/14/2016. Metro Calgary- Alberta Health re-affirms ‘no funding’ stance on fluoride

9/14/2016. Calgary Herald- Motion to review fluoride research fails in council

9/13/2016. CTV Calgary- Council considers motion to review fluoridation of Calgary’s drinking water

9/13/2016. 660 News- Calgary council revives fluoride debate

9/12/2016. Global Calgary- Calgary fluoride debate: councillors push for ‘objective assessment’ from health institute

9/9/2016. Calgary Herald- Fluoride, secondary suites and sandstone quarries: What to watch for at city council Monday

9/9/2016. News Talk 770 with Bruce Kenyon- Fluoride talks in council at 8:45 a.m.

9/8/2016. CBC Homestretch- The fluoride debate returns to Calgary City Council

9/8/2016. CBC Calgary- Calgary fluoride decision from 2011 should now be reconsidered, councillors say

9/8/2016. CTV Calgary- Some councilors want to re-open debate on putting fluoride in the water supply

9/8/2016. Global Calgary- Fluoride debate headed back to Calgary city council

9/8/2016. Global Calgary- Calgary fluoride debate: councillors push for ‘objective assessment’ from health institute

9/8/2016. News Talk 770- Councillors not done talking fluoride

9/7/2016. Calgary Herald- Calgary councillors push to re-examine fluoride issue

9/7/2016. Calgary Sun- Calgary councillors want fluoride back on the agenda

9/7/2016. Metro Calgary- Calgary councillors to push for city water fluoridation

9/7/2016. Global Calgary- Deeper transit discounts for low income Calgarians considered

9/4/2016. CBC Calgary- Calgary celebrates its largest pride parade ever

9/1/2016. Calgary Herald- Calgary gets $68.5M in federal funding for transit projects

9/1/2016. CBC Calgary- Bus rapid transit in Calgary gets $85M boost in federal-provincial infrastructure deal

9/1/2016. 660 News- Three Calgary Transit projects to receive cash from multi-government funding agreement

9/1/2016. Calgary Sun- Alberta infrastructure deal: NDP, Ottawa agree to cost share $1B for public transit, water projects

8/26/2016. Calgary Herald- Calgary Pride Week kicks off amid progress, controversy

8/23/2016. CBC Calgary- Calgary bid for 2026 games could benefit from reuse of 1988 venues, councillor says

8/22/2016. CBC Homestretch- Panel: Exploring the idea of bringing the Olympic Games back to Calgary

8/15/2016. Calgary Herald- Carpooling and cycling increase while majority opt to drive, Calgary census maps show

7/26/2016. News Talk 770- Secondary Suite discussion at 6:17 a.m.

7/22/2016. Metro Calgary- Calgary is hedging its bets on fuel purchases

7/4/2016. Metro Calgary- City of Calgary 'beefing' up celebrations for Canada Day 2017

7/1/2016. Calgary Sun- Calgary's possible bid for 2026 Olympic Winter Games gains some support

6/28/2016. CBC Eyeopener- Vote against CalgaryNext Proposal at 6:30 a.m.

6/27/2016. CBC News Hour- What's next for CalgaryNext? at 10:45

6/27/2016. Calgary Herald- Ken King says city estimates for CalgaryNEXT off by half-a-billion dollars

6/27/2016. Calgary Herald- Flames set to present to city council on CalgaryNEXT costs

6/21/2016.The Globe and Mail- Calgary explores hosting Winter Olympics a second time

6/21/2016. Calgary Herald- Braid: Road to another Olympics in Calgary would be long and hard

6/21/2016. News Talk 770- Councillors disagree on skateboard ramp noise

6/21/2016. Calgary Herald- 30-year-old ban on backyard skateboard ramps lifted in Calgary

6/21/2016. Calgary Herald- City votes in favour of exploring 2026 Olympic bid

6/21/2016. News Talk 770 with Kingkade & Breakenridge. Olympic Bid at 11:47

6/21/2016. News Talk 770 with Bruce Kenyon- Olympic Bid at 8:47 a.m.

6/21/2016. 660 News- Calgary explores hosting Winter Olympics a second time, eyes 2026 Games

6/20/2016. 660 News- Olympics back to Calgary? Council to discuss possible 2026 bid

6/20/2016. Global Calgary- Calgary City Council vote signals serious interest in looking at 2026 Winter Olympics bid

6/20/2016. CBC Calgary- City council moves forward with study of 2026 Winter Olympic bid

6/20/2016. CBC Calgary @CBCBryan- Olympic Bid

6/15/2016. News Talk 770- Council trying to address parking concerns at LRT stations

6/14/2016. CBC Eyeopener- Regional park-and-ride proposed for the Calgary area

6/9/2016. Metro News- Calgary councillors see benefit in regional park-and-ride systems

6/9/206. Metro News- Calgary councillors weigh in on zero per cent tax increase

5/30/2016. Breakfast Television @BTCalgary- Nenshi Photobomb

5/30/2016. City Breakfast Television at 2:08- Green Cart Composting

5/29/2016. Metro News- Calgary plans regulations on payday loan shops

5/23/2016. Calgary Sun- City partner agencies in Calgary struggling in floundering economy, says report

5/23/2016. Calgary Herald- As local attractions feel pinch of sluggish economy, Heritage Park freezes wages, hiring

5/17/2016. Metro News- Calgary man launches petition in fluoride debate

5/17/2016. Metro News- Calgary Transit ridership targets shifted in economic slump

5/3/2016. CBC News- Calgary councillors explore alternatives to fluoride in water

5/3/2016. Calgary Herald- Councillors at odds over scope of integrity commissioner's review into Nenshi's Uber comments

5/3/2016. Calgary Sun- Confusion reigns over what part of Nenshi’s Boston comments are being investigated

5/3/2016. Calgary Sun- Councillors don't agree over terms of Uber comments review

5/2/2016. Metro Calgary- Calgarians' worsening perception of downtown public safety not backed up by crime stats: City

4/27/2016. Metro Calgary- Fluoridation debate sparks councillor talks about dental health

4/25/2016. Calgary Herald- 'If he was exaggerating, he needs to say so': questions continue to swirl around Nenshi's Uber comments

4/25/2016. Metro Calgary- City of Calgary launches weekend community spring cleaning events

4/24/2016. News Talk 770- City helps communities with spring cleaning

4/24/2016. Global News- ‘This man goes on a rant!’: Rideshare driver describes Calgary mayor’s camera slip

4/24/2016. Calgary Sun- Controversial claims by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi about Uber tactics likely not 'fatal,' prof says

4/23/2016. Calgary Herald- Councillors demand answers after Nenshi's 'bizzare and very disturbing' Uber rant surfaces

4/19/2016. News Talk 770 at 9:17 a.m.- Green Line LRT goes below ground

4/11/2016. Metro News- Calgary International airport soaring through downturn, opening new terminal in October

4/11/2016. Calgary Herald- City council appoints judge, lawyer to new Integrity and Ethics Office

4/11/2016. Calgary Sun- Calgary council appoints ethics advisor and integrity commissioner

4/2/2016. Calgary Herald- Brenda Strafford Society celebrates 20-year anniversary

3/27/2016. Calgary Sun- Spring break's over: Four things to watch as Calgary's city council gets back to work

3/26/2016. Metro News- Edmontonians and Calgarians pleased with quality of life, but worries growing

3/21/2016. Calgary Herald- Council poised to name integrity commissioner and ethics adviser

3/17/2016. News Talk 770 at 8:47- Polls say Calgarians in favour of fluoride

3/15/2016. News Talk 770- Calgarians in line for tax rebate?

3/15/2016. Calgary Sun- Fluoride poll leaves council in an awkward position 

3/14/2016. News Talk 770- Nenshi says he’ll repay the city for his legal costs

3/14/2016. Metro News- Nenshi intends to pay legal fees in developer dispute

3/13/2016. Metro News- Exclusive Poll: Majority of Calgarians want fluoride re-introduced 

3/2/2016. Metro News- City of Calgary plans details of council office move

3/1/2016. Metro News- Province won’t fund city fluoridation: Alberta Health

3/1/2016. News Talk 770 at 7:47- Public Engagement discussion at Strategic Council Meeting

2/28/2016. Metro News- Calgary council to discuss public engagement on Monday

2/23/2016. Global News- Councillors debate reintroducing fluoride to Calgary tap water

2/22/2016. Country 105- More cavities in Calgary leads to fluoride debate at council again

2/22/2016. 660 News-  Council open to reinvestigating fluoridation of drinking water

2/22/2016. Metro News- Nenshi on fluoride: Plebiscite could be an option in 2017

2/22/2016. Calgary Sun- Calgary city council brings in new rules and ticked-off Uber says they're not coming back

2/17/2016. CBC News- Fluoride-free drinking water in Calgary leads to rise in kids' tooth decay

2/17/2016. Calgary Herald- Fluoride study triggers calls for council rethink

2/17/2016. Calgary Sun- Fluoride Fear Mongering Drove Council Not Facts

2/17/2016. Calgary Sun- Calgary's top doctor says fluoride decision should be reviewed

2/17/2016. Metro News- Fluoride debate resurfaces: council and AHS react to study

2/17/2016. Metro News- Calgary city auditor flags management concerns on construction project

2/16/2016. Calgary Sun- City of Calgary's whistleblower program sees surge of complaints of wrongdoing in 2015

2/16/2016. News Talk 770- Calgary’s whistle blower program sees 50% increase in complaints

2/16/2016. Calgary Herald- Whistleblower complaints spiked nearly 50 per cent last year, says city report

2/15/2016. Metro News- City’s whistleblower program saw 49 per cent jump in use in 2015: auditor

2/6/2016. CBC News- Calgary bobsled track accident kills twin brothers, injures 6 other teens

2/2/2016. Calgary Herald. City hall proposes splitting $14.4M in savings to spur affordable housing, economic activity

1/25/2016. Calgary Herald. Minister says he'll look into communities' concerns over southwest ring road construction

1/24/2016. Calgary Herald. Pootmans: All our resources are our economic future

1/22/2016. Calgary Herald. Calgarians expect 'more from us' than petty infighting, city manager warns councillors

1/22/2016. Calgary Herald. Councillors question proposed $60M business tax break: 'It's like throwing snowballs at a freight train'

12/28/2015. Calgary Shaw TV- Hello-Bonjour Alberta English / French

12/14/2015. Calgary Sun- Calgary city council earmarks $15 million of tax surplus to soften impact of tough economy

12/14/2015. Calgary Sun- Calgary city council takes your $52 million tax break until 2045

12/9/2015. Metro News- Not all councillors on board for Green Line funding

12/3/2015. CTV Calgary- Proposed flight path changes create turbulence far from Calgary International Airport

12/2/2015. Calgary Herald- Calgary flight path changes spark noise concerns

12/1/2015. Calgary Herald- Selection committee poised to name council's first integrity commissioner, says Nenshi

12/1/2015. Calgary Herald- $100,000 library donation offer created ethical dilemma around Uber file, says watchdog

11/30/2015. 660 News- NAV CANADA pushing for new landing plans at YYC

11/30/2015. CBC- Nav Canada's new Calgary airport navigation system could shorten flight paths

11/25/2015. Calgary Herald- Boosting capital spending a 'short term' solution to stimulate economy, say experts

11/19/2015. Metro News- Calgary ring road options to be discussed in capital budget

11/19/2015. CBC News- Calgary's ring road delay may drive surprise costs

11/18/2015. Calgary Herald- Committee examines options to alleviate traffic congestion if west leg of ring road delayed

11/18/2015. Global News- Calgary traffic study aims to fast track southwest ring road

11/18/2015. News Talk 770- Southwest & West Calgary Ring Road Downstream Traffic Impacts at 7:48 a.m.

11/11/2015. Global News- Calgary wants Battalion Park declared national historic site

11/11/2015. Huffington Post- Calgary Applies For Battalion Park To Be Designated As A National Historic Site

11/11/2015. 660 News- Battalion Park to become national historic site

11/11/2015. CTV News- Battalion Park number explained

11/11/2015. News Talk 770- Battalion Park Historical Significance at 7:47 a.m.

11/7/2015. Metro News- Calgary councillor wants Signal Hill geoglyphs recognized nationally

11/5/2015. Canada Remembers Times- Memorials from Coast to Coast to Coast.pdfMemorials from Coast to Coast to Coast.pdf

10/30/2015. CTV News- Hundreds of Calgarians attend open house to review ring road

10/30/2015. 660 News- Ring Road progression sees optimism, but City still in dilemma over west portion

10/29/2015. CTV Calgary- Open house for ring road

10/29/2015. News Talk 770- City hall is crumbling and needs repair at 12:48 p.m.

10/28/2015. Calgary Herald- Councillors, staff seek new digs during four-year, $34M restoration of historic City Hall

10/27/2015. Metro News- Budget offers $2.96B for ring roads in Calgary, Edmonton

9/28/2015. Calgary Herald- Proposed 3.5% property tax hike sails through city council

9/10/2015. News Talk 770- Calgary Weed Suppression Strategy at 8:47 a.m.

9/9/2015. Metro News- Calgary weed suppression boost under the microscope

8/29/2015. News Talk 770- Attainable housing bridges gap between renting and owning says Councillor

7/28/2015. News Talk 770- New Federal Transit Funding at 7:47 a.m.

7/27/2015. CTV Calgary- Paskapoo Slopes rezoning passes council

7/27/2015. Calgary Sun- Calgary councillor plans amendments for Paskapoo Slopes rezoning

7/26/2015. Global News- Salute to the Stones of Signal Hill

7/24/2015. Calgary Herald- Editorial: A fine balance on Paskapoo

7/22/2015. Calgary Herald- Controversial Paskapoo Slopes development wins initial council approval

7/22/2015. Metro News- Calgary Paskapoo Slopes development gets approval ‘in principle,’ changes forthcoming

7/21/2015. 660 News- Paskapoo Slopes debate heats up at City Hall

7/20/2015. CTV Calgary- Debating future of Paskapoo Slopes

7/20/2015. CTV Calgary- Paskapoo Slopes public hearing on agenda at City Hall

7/19/2015. 660 News- Councillors prepared for a long meeting Monday

7/16/2015. Calgary Sun- Calgary audit committee report finds gaps in ethics and behaviour expectations with city employees

7/16/2015. CBC News- City of Calgary ethics policies have gaps, says new report

7/16/2015. CBC News- Ethics policies at City Hall

7/13/2015. Calgary Herald- Plans in the works to commemorate Signal Hill's 100th anniversary

7/9/2015. CBC News Calgary- Battalion Park numbers could get historic designation

7/9/2015. CBC: The Homestretch- Battalion Park as a Municipal Historic Resource

6/24/2015. Global News- Rocky View Council denies Gardner Ranch estate community

6/23/2015. Global News- Rocky View Council debates huge new estate community

6/15/2015. 660 News- Dandelions a growing topic at city hall

6/12/2015. News Talk 770- The Great Vape Debate at 1:08 pm

6/11/2015. Global News- Should Calgary increase pesticide use to control dandelions, weeds?

6/11/2015. Calgary Herald- For $390,000+, councillors like idea of non-binding plebiscite on suites

6/11/2015. News Talk 770- Councillor Pootmans talks Crowchild Trail Corridor Study & Green Transit Line at 7:47 am

6/10/2015. Metro News- Speeding and traffic safety top Calgary councillors concerns in annual police report

5/16/2015. Calgary Sun- Calgary councillors keep close eye on plans for $5 billion ring road after federal approval

5/14/2015. Metro News- West-end Calgary councillor wants more varied flight paths to spread out aircraft noise

4/22/2015. News Talk 770- Councillor Pootmans talks Integrity Commissioner at 8:47 am

3/30/2015. Calgary Herald- Ring road delay forces rethink of new developments, aging roads

3/27/2015. Calgary Herald- Budget: Ring road won’t be complete for another decade

3/11/2015. CBC: The Homestretch- Secondary suites plan

3/10/2015. CBC: Calgary Eyeopener- Stickers for secondary suites

3/8/2015. Metro News- Calgary hopes to improve secondary suites with registry and ‘safe suite stickers’

01/17/2015. Global News- Richard Pootmans- Councillor Pootmans discusses the ring road

01/15/2015. Calgary Herald- Southwest ring road construction up in the air thanks to falling oil prices


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

Access City Services

For non-emergency service


311 connects citizens with non-emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Download the app

Available for iPhone in App Store and Android in Google Play store.

Request service online

Submit a request

For City news and information search and follow the City on social media.