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Response to Concerns Related to Liquor Store Under Construction in McKenzie Towne

April 3, 2023 Update

Inverness Square is an iconic and beautiful part of McKenzie Towne and Ward 12. The community concerns surrounding the permitting of a liquor store in this square are understandable. 

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Icy Sidewalks March Update

Many sidewalks in our ward are having issues with ice back-up due to the freeze/thaw cycle we are currently in. Although this happens to some extent every year, this year is a particularly treacherous one due to an exceptionally cold, long winter that has created more barriers for typical drainage such as areas with bare ground, blocked catch basins, and blocked gutters. In some areas, this has resulted in ice more than an inch thick!

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Odour Update February 2023

The City’s SE Odour Investigation has been ongoing throughout the winter months and concluded the air dispersion modelling to determine the likely sources of the odours. read more

Brown = Green

How renewable energy projects on brownfield lands can advance our Climate Strategy and provide economic benefit. 
Incentivizing Low Carbon Investments - EC2023-0131 / Click here to read the NoM
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Transit Safety in Calgary and what is being done to improve it

Transit is essential to the freedom and mobility of many Calgarians and residents of Ward 12. Alongside reliability and convenience, safety and security are paramount to a functional and attractive transit service. read more

2023 Property Assessments and what they mean to you

On January 4th, Property Assessment Notices were mailed out by The City of Calgary.
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Budget Wrap-Up 2023-26

Deliberations for the 2023-26 budget cycle have concluded. This exercise is one of the larger projects that The City undertakes to engage with Calgarians and builds a common path forward. The work that goes into preparing the budget is deep and the conversations it catalyzes are of high value. The task of this and previous Councils is to synthesize the feedback, face down all the competing priorities and deliberate on a path forward. read more

Single Use Items Reduction Strategy (CD2022-0985)

I believe the goal of reducing our collective habit of using single-use items is an important one. Eliminating the use of unnecessary single-use items and replacing needed ones with reusable options is a worthy undertaking. The Single Use Items Reduction Strategy (CD2022-0985) Bylaw is a great step in the City of Calgary’s commitment to the Environment. read more

Rabbits and RHD

The Seton rabbit population has been decimated by RHD (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease). read more

My Response to Public Figure Harassment

There is absolutely a growing trend of incivility, anger, and threats directed at many people in the public realm, particularly politicians and news media. This harassment disproportionally affects women, particularly in already marginalized communities. These attacks are very concerning, reprehensible, and in many cases illegal due to their inclusion of threats of harm. read more

SE Smells

As many of you have recently noticed our SE smells are back in full force and impacting many in Ward 12. This issue has had a lot of discussion and research put into it and as previously discovered, pinpointing the specific source has proven difficult. We will do our best to keep you updated. read more


Foxtail barley is a native plant found in Calgary. While it’s not classified as an official Prohibited Noxious or Noxious weed by Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Foxtail Barley can cause issues for our furry family members: the seeds can become stuck in fur, paws, the mouth, eyes, and noses—creating a painful and potentially dangerous issue for pets. When inhaled or swallowed they can be life-threatening without medical intervention. read more