December 2021 MLA Report – Calgary Elbow – Doug Schweitzer

Calgary Elbow Doug Schweitzer

Springbank Reservoir Moves to Construction Phase

Voluntary agreements have been reached with landowners to secure 100 percent of the land needed for the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1). This critical project will protect countless homes in Calgary and southern Alberta from the type of devastation that resulted from the 2013 floods.

Now that Alberta’s government has secured all the land needed for SR1, we can build a project that will protect hundreds of thousands of Albertans from future catastrophic flooding. Voluntary agreements were reached with all parties, and no land expropriation will take place.

A part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, construction of the reservoir will begin without delay in early 2022.

Helping Students Catch Up After Pandemic Disruption

As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, up to $45 million will support younger students who have fallen behind during the pandemic and more flexibility will be provided for students writing diploma exams.

In May, the government announced $45 million would be available for school authorities to offer targeted programming to enhance literacy and numeracy skills. School authorities have completed learning assessments to identify students who could benefit from targeted programming and now funds will be distributed at a per-student rate of $490. School boards and divisions have the flexibility to use this funding to design programming to best meet the needs of their students. Programming will be above and beyond classroom learning. The initial focus will be on students in grades 2 and 3, with targeted support for students in Grade 1 starting in February 2022.

MLA – Calgary Elbow Doug Schweitzer proudly serves the following Communities: Altadore, Bel-Aire , Britannia, Elbow Park, Elboya, Erlton, Garrison Green, Garrison Woods, Glamorgan, Lincoln Park, Lower Mount Royal, Marda Loop, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mount Royal, North Glenmore Park, Parkhill, Rideau Park, River Park, Roxboro, South Calgary, Upper Mount Royal, Windsor Park