Category Archives: Flood–June 2013

The Bow River Bank Reconstruction Project Has Started

You may have noticed heavy trucks on Home Road this last week.  Over the next 3-4 weeks (Sundays excepted) some 900 truckloads of material will be traveling east on 16th Ave., then up Home road, turning left on an access … Continue reading

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Bow River Repair Plans: A Presentation from the City

As many in Montgomery probably know, in the June flood we lost a LOT of the hillside along the Bow, from Bowmont Park, down along the back side of 52nd Street, down to the bridges.  The city has been studying … Continue reading

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Provincial Support for Rebuilding after the June Flood: An Update

If you are wondering whether you live in a flood “fringe” area, whether you qualify for rebuilding funds, or what those funds might include,  click here for more information from the Provincial Government website.  Details are still evolving, so this information … Continue reading

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Buyers Beware, Post-Flood

While the dominant story the 2013 Calgary flood has been the outpouring of community spirit and generosity, there has also been some price gouging and other shady practices.  The Calgary Herald reported on some of those practices on July 5 … Continue reading

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Getting back to “normal” could take time.

As Montgomery’s residents return home and start to get back to some of their daily routines, we are reminded that the situation is still far from normal.  All of us will be dealing with transportation issues for some time to come, … Continue reading

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A Message from MCA President, Marilyn Wannamaker

The Mustering Station at Montgomery Community Centre is now closed. All of our homes have power and everyone is welcome to come home. The land erosion and sloughing along 52nd Street is being monitored. The residents directly impacted are keeping in … Continue reading

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Calgary Water: Clean, but in Short Supply

The City of Calgary is requesting that residents restrict water use as much as they can, but water quality itself is high and city water is safe to drink as is. For more information on the water conservation mandate, click … Continue reading

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The Situation Along 52nd Street

The Calgary Herald reports on June 23 that serious erosion is taking place on the riverfront side of Montgomery properties along 52nd Street.  The Maranatha Church is also affected.  To learn more click here (this article first details the situation … Continue reading

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Wet photographs? It may be possible to save them.

The office of our MLA, Donna Kennedy-Glans, forwarded a message to us from Illusions Studio, a local photography business, with advice for those among us who are dealing with water-damaged photographs: We may be able to restore precious photographs that … Continue reading

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East Bowmont Park Update: June 25

Bowmont Park is gradually drying out.  Police tape closes the park at the east entrance next to the Maranatha Church, off of 52nd Street.  The bank below is unstable and has experienced severe erosion, so safety in that area is … Continue reading

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Montgomery Evacuation Zones Go to “Self-Assessment” Status

The City’s map of mandatory evacuation zones now shows the sections of Montgomery next to the river as an area of “self-assessment.”  To see the map, click here. IMPORTANT: Residents must visit a re-entry centre (for Montgomery, that’s the community … Continue reading

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School Closures for Monday, June 24.

Most schools will be closed on Monday, June 24, with the exception of some high schools, where students have the option to write diploma exams.  For more information click here. The University of Calgary is also closed Monday (and Tuesday). … Continue reading

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