The almost permanent speed trap on Airport Trail is a very rude welcome to visitors to our city. I wonder how many visitors have been caught in that speed trap and have a ticket within 10 minutes of getting a rental car?
The speed goes from 80 km/h to 60 km/h on a three-lane road, and the speed trap is right there.
I am not condoning speeding, just think this is a cash grab from out-of-towners that is not good for our overall reputation as a hospitable city.
Bob Swan, Calgary
Preserve integrity of city neighbourhoods
Re: Council to consider the Housing and Affordability Task Force recommendations
City council is set to consider the recommendations of the Housing and Affordability Task Force. The recommendation to rezone all single-detached housing communities by changing the base land use from R-C1 to R-CG (which allows townhouses), should be dismissed, as should any recommendation that dramatically affects the character of these neighbourhoods.
Approval of this blanket rezoning would cause total disruption to the use and enjoyment of single-detached properties throughout the city. It would devastate attractive streetscapes and lower existing property values. It is unnecessary and won’t deliver affordable housing. Rather, the city should locate density next to LRT stations, along major roadways (e.g. Macleod Trail), and underutilized commercial properties. Development in these areas will facilitate larger-scale developments. This, along with reduced parking requirements because of the proximity to transit, will achieve lower development costs. If done in a competitive environment, this strategy would deliver truly affordable housing.
Single-detached residential communities remain the most desirable for families and are the backbone of what makes Calgary such an attractive city to live in. Ask your councillor to vote against any policy that would irreversibly disrupt the character of your neighbourhood. If the mayor and council wish to make these drastic changes, they should wait until the next election to get a mandate from the electorate.
Guy Buchanan, Calgary
Respect Canada’s laws
It’s time Canada gets tough on people who come from other countries and wreak havoc here. The way the Calgary Police Service handled this conflict was totally unacceptable. It was a very poor response from the CPS and I don’t think any charges have been laid over the conflict. It’s sad we even have a “conflict” like that in Canada.
Immigrants need to adapt to Canada or go wage riots where they came from.
Darryl Smith, Calgary
Thank you Calgary, from Yellowknife
My teenage son and I were evacuated from the Yellowknife wildfires to Calgary. As were most of the evacuees, we were traumatized and exhausted upon arrival.
Calgary did an absolutely amazing job of setting up supports and housing for the Yellowknife people.
My son and I want to say a sincere thank you for the warmth and support we received. A horribly difficult experience was made easier for us.
To all who helped us, we give a sincere thank you.
Dianne Dickson Miller and Alex Miller, Yellowknife