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Program still requires more provincial funding, says director

fcssresizedCity Council approved two funding recommendations for the Family & Community Support Services, or FCSS program in 2013, allowing for continued sustainability of agencies like the Calgary YWCA.

The FCSS program funds agencies that provide preventive social services to vulnerable Calgarians, such as the Strong Neighbourhoods Initiative, which empowers residents to become involved with and improve their communities. By increasing social inclusion and decreasing poverty rates, the program works to progress the lives of disadvantaged citizens.

No end in sight to Bowness oil spill cleanup

Gas-PlusresizedMayor Nenshi expressed his annoyance in City Council on March 18 in regards to a gas spill in Bowness that hasn't been cleaned up – three years after it happened.

In April of 2010, a reported 7,200 litres of gasoline leaked from a Gas Plus station on Bowness Road and 63rd St NW. According to court documents, it migrated under homes and the Bow Liquor Inc. building.

"This has been a source of endless frustration for the residents, and I don't mind saying for me as well," Mayor Nenshi said. "It's been three years since the spill, and we still haven't had a clean up."

Citizens say Calgary doesn't have enough depots

moneybackresizedThe apparent shortage of bottle depots in Calgary was a topic of discussion for City Council on Feb. 25.

The motion, which was introduced by Ward 10 Ald. Andre Chabot, put forward a request for a report to be commissioned about potential solutions for beverage container recycling in Calgary.

Representative Bill Fischer says new building violates city rules and will negatively impact neighbourhood

KSaretsky ErltonAppeal2resizedThe Erlton Community Association appealed against the approval of a development permit for the property at 3010-3020 Erlton St. SW at the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board on Feb. 14.

When ownership of the property on the corner of 30th Avenue and Erlton Street S.W. changed hands in early 2012, it seemed that everything would remain the same.