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The Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi said it best when he noted that developers and not taxpayers need to foot the bill for city services in new communities.

However, those costs incurred by the developers and ultimately, new home builders may ultimately pass the bill along to buyers of those new homes in Calgary’s outer suburbs.

A five-year deal

This month, City of Calgary councils approved a five-year agreement in which developers will start paying for all water and waste-water infrastructure in new communities beginning in 2018.

The City of Calgary took on debt trying to provide new residential services between 2000 and 2011, a period of expansive suburban growth.  The City has to increase monthly water bills to mitigate the rising…

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It’s been 30 years since the downtown community known as Chinatown went under the microscope.  In the 80s, there was a vision for the community with a major plan drawn up and implemented.  The City of Calgary has decided that it’s time for a makeover, especially since Chinatowns in many major North American cities are struggling to remain viable and even livable.

Councilor Druh Farrell has 100% backing from all council members to look at drawing up an area redevelopment plan for the neighbourhood with is on the south side of Bow River at the foot of the Centre Street Bridge.

Farrell says she has seen firsthand how many culturally rich inner-city neighbourhoods such as Chinatown have been left to languish in other cities. She believes it’s…

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They’re calling it the Music Mile.

Stretching down 9 Ave SE from the soon-to-be restored King Eddy and the National Music Centre east to a cool place called the Blues Can in the heart of Inglewood, music shall reign in Calgary’s most historic neighbourhood.

In fact, a new  non-profit society will launch this Friday in Calgary – a collective of venue owners and organizations that support music on this strip of 9 Ave SE.  They’re even calling themselves the Music Mile Society.

The conductor of this merry band of music supporters, Meg Van Rosendaal, told the Calgary Herald recently that they hope to raise awareness of live music and the tremendous variety of live stages there are in Calgary, beginning with Inglewood.

Van Rosendaal composed…

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