Solving Calgary’s landfill problem

The Shepard Landfill has seen some significant service changes over the last year. The latest changes would see Shepard Landfill close to all traffic except for industrial waste customers and the Green Cart fleet on a four day a week schedule. I’ll start this commentary off by stating that I am not supportive of these […]

Secondary suite reform coming before Council.

It is time for Council to agree on secondary suite reform. Next week Council will consider a Notice of Motion that will see sweeping changes to the way applications are currently handled. Here is a copy of the Notice of Motion: This Motion has three key components: Secondary suites would move to a discretionary use […]

Could Calgary be a leader in autonomous vehicle testing?

Technology is changing the world. It changes the way we communicate, it changes the way we work and it changes the way we move. When it comes to transportation the future is autonomous. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are already making an impact in North America and the technology is steadily improving. It is predicted that by […]

An Olympic-Sized Fork in the Road

Should (or could) Calgary host the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2026? That’s a question Calgarians have been mulling over for some time now. On Monday Council will be faced with an interesting crossroads – do we continue this process, or do we take the off ramp? Council had previously given $5M in funding to […]

The Election is Over – Time to Get to Work

There are few things more humbling than a re-election campaign, especially for an incumbent. I ran on my track record as your local representative for the last 7 years. What I was offering to residents of Ward 12 was my same dedication and passion for the priorities that I have been fighting for since 2010. […]

The $23.7M Question

Election campaigns are a great time for Calgarians to hear where candidates stand on the issues. But it’s also a time for listening – as one resident told me over the weekend “we have two ears and one mouth for a reason”. Campaigns are also a time for the majority to be heard. Outside of […]

Could Ward 12 be a Landing Spot for Amazon?

I’m sure most Calgarians have heard by now that Amazon is looking to open a second HQ in North America. This has left many folks asking themselves “could Amazon be looking at Calgary?” The question could be asked “why Calgary?” but I’d rather focus on “why not Calgary?” As a city, we need to create […]