Fresh start

New southwest community of Belmont offers new beginnings

Sitting just south of Silverado between 194th Avenue and 210th Avenue S.W., the new Calgary community of Belmont is touted as a quiet refuge on the edge of the city and a place for new beginnings.

“It’s a bright, modern community with a broad appeal for those looking for affordable quality in south Calgary,” said Steve LePan, development manager with Anthem United. “As the first new community in the area, it’s focused on affordable quality for first-time buyers or those new to Canada.”

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Red Mile revamp

City eyes the future with 17th Avenue facelift

Whether you’re a person or a stretch of pavement, 30 years of hard labour can take its toll. When you’re as heavily travelled as 17th Avenue S.W., the effect is multiplied. That’s why the City of Calgary, armed with a $44 million budget, is giving much of the area a facelift. From Macleod Trail to 14th Street S.W., the City is upgrading utilities, rebuilding the road and improving pedestrian areas to pave the way for future use.

“This began as simply a road construction project,” said Ryan Murray, a spokesperson for the City of Calgary’s transportation department. “After 30 years, it was time to dig down and rebuild the foundation of 17th Avenue. We decided that while we were down there, we should make the most of it by upgrading old utilities and rebuilding the road.”

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Back to the future

High hopes for high-speed hyperloop

They might not see eye-to-eye on much, but Calgary and Edmonton are united by their interest in the latest effort to bring high-speed transportation to Alberta. The hyperloop concept consists of pressurized aluminum pods travelling in tubes. Using magnetic propulsion and levitation, the system can exceed speeds of 1,000 km/h. Calgary to Edmonton in less than half an hour, anyone?

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Passing the torch

The games are gone, but its legacy lives on

While the Olympic flame may be long extinguished, warm memories and many benefits of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary are alive and well 30 years later.

“The best thing about the Olympic experience was the forethought that went into its legacy,” said Dale Oviatt, senior manager of communications and stakeholder engagement for WinSport.

On Sept. 30, 1981, WinSport, formerly known as the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), successfully won the bid from the International Olympic Committee for Calgary to host the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988.

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