Calgary Transit customer Li Feng Yang got her 75th birthday wish.

After receiving $1,300 in cash gifts from family and friends for her recent birthday, the mood went from joy to sorrow when she accidently left her purse containing the money on a CTrain during a trip to see her family doctor.

Yang was also planning to deposit the money in the bank.

She immediately notified Calgary Transit about her devastating loss.

“It must have slipped off my arm,” Yang said of her purse, which plopped onto the seat beside her. After notifying Calgary Transit, the senior said she had a “sleepless night” wondering if she would ever see the purse and money again.

Enter CTrain operator Mesfin Tadese. “I found it on the train during a walk through at 69th Street,” Tadese said. “I called it in and kept it safe with me.” The purse was turned over to Calgary Transit’s lost property unit and returned to Yang with all its precious contents intact.

“I was just so happy,” said Yang. “I’m so grateful!”

“I’m just glad she got her purse back” Tadese said. “I wouldn’t want to lose that amount of cash.”

Every day, 50 to 100 forgotten items are turned in to Calgary Transit’s lost property department. It takes teamwork behind the scenes to help with the speedy return of wallets, cell phones and other valuables left behind. Everything from musical instruments to false teeth have turned up after being mistakenly left behind on buses and CTrains. Winter is peak season for forgotten goods, most notably toques, gloves and scarves.

All found items are collected at our bus garages and secured in a metal bin for delivery to our Centre Street Lost Property office.

Lost property can be reported online at CalgaryTransit.com or by calling 403-268-1600. Owners can also call 403-262-1000 to learn if their property has been turned in. Be prepared to give a detailed description of the lost item, the date and time it was lost and the route number.

Providing transit service that is helpful is part of Calgary Transit’s Customer Commitment.

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Calgary Transit customer Li Feng Yang got her 75th birthday wish.

After receiving $1,300 in cash gifts from family and friends for her recent birthday, the mood went from joy to sorrow when she accidently left her purse containing the money on a CTrain during a trip to see her family doctor.

Yang was also planning to deposit the money in the bank.

She immediately notified Calgary Transit about her devastating loss.

“It must have slipped off my arm,” Yang said of her purse, which plopped onto the seat beside her. After notifying Calgary Transit, the senior said she had a “sleepless night” wondering if she would ever see the purse and money again.

Enter CTrain operator Mesfin Tadese. “I found it on the train during a walk through at 69th Street,” Tadese said. “I called it in and kept it safe with me.” The purse was turned over to Calgary Transit’s lost property unit and returned to Yang with all its precious contents intact.

“I was just so happy,” said Yang. “I’m so grateful!”

“I’m just glad she got her purse back” Tadese said. “I wouldn’t want to lose that amount of cash.”

Every day, 50 to 100 forgotten items are turned in to Calgary Transit’s lost property department. It takes teamwork behind the scenes to help with the speedy return of wallets, cell phones and other valuables left behind. Everything from musical instruments to false teeth have turned up after being mistakenly left behind on buses and CTrains. Winter is peak season for forgotten goods, most notably toques, gloves and scarves.

All found items are collected at our bus garages and secured in a metal bin for delivery to our Centre Street Lost Property office.

Lost property can be reported online at CalgaryTransit.com or by calling 403-268-1600. Owners can also call 403-262-1000 to learn if their property has been turned in. Be prepared to give a detailed description of the lost item, the date and time it was lost and the route number.

Providing transit service that is helpful is part of Calgary Transit’s Customer Commitment.

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What was discussed and what it means

The City of Calgary’s Green Line LRT team is continuing to explore potential routes in the Beltline and working towards finalizing the alignment on the north segment of the line. This month, we presented information updates to two City Council committees. Here is a breakdown of what was discussed and approved in these meetings.

SPC on Planning and Urban Development – March 8

Green Line TOD: The focus of this report was to provide an overview of the transit oriented development (TOD) planning activities undertaken so far. These activities will inform a future TOD Implementation Strategy. Members of the Council Committee asked questions around how the Green Line is approaching TOD differently than previous projects, and how our efforts relate to the other planned and existing TOD sites in Calgary. Read the meeting minutes or watch the recording here.

Update on Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP) – March 8

The Planning and Urban Development (PUD) committee approved a deferral of the Inglewood ARP, Ramsay ARP, Millican-Ogden ARP and South Hill Station Area Plans, to return to Council no later than Q4 2018. This deferral allows us time to learn more about the final alignment of the LRT, the Developed Areas Guidebook and the TOD Implementation Strategy. In June, we will be working with Community Associations in each of these areas to determine our next steps, together. Please stay tuned to our website and our newsletter for regular updates, and learn about opportunities for public participation.

SPC on Transportation and Transit – March 15

This quarterly presentation to Committee included an update on program progress, including an update of the alignment on the north segment, and an update on the evaluation of Beltline alignment options. Committee unanimously approved the recommendation to narrow the focus of work to the underground option for 12 Avenue S, between 2 Street S.W. and Macleod Trail S.E. Administration has not made a recommendation for the alignment connecting the Beltline with Inglewood/Ramsay Station, as more technical investigation and community engagement is required. Read the meeting minutes or watch the recording here.

Green Line in Ramsay

The City’s Green Line team has started working with the community of Ramsay to discuss the possible implications and opportunities of an alignment option on MacDonald Avenue S.E. We hosted a public meeting on Thursday, March 2, and continue to meet with property owners one-on-one. 

We heard many questions and comments from the community, and submitted that feedback as part of our report to SPC on Transportation and Transit on March 15. Those questions and comments have been compiled here (Click “open” if dialogue box appears). We don’t have all the answers to your questions yet, but you can see early responses to some of your frequently asked questions here (Click “open” if dialogue box appears). We will keep you informed and involved as we move through the evaluation of the MacDonald Avenue S.E. option. Stay tuned for details about upcoming engagement opportunities by subscribing to our community email list

Provide your input

There are currently online opportunities to provide your input on the north leg of the Green Line! Get involved at http://engage.calgary.ca/greenline/north . Stay informed on the overall project by visiting www.Calgary.ca/GreenLine

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What was discussed and what it means

The City of Calgary’s Green Line LRT team is continuing to explore potential routes in the Beltline and working towards finalizing the alignment on the north segment of the line. This month, we presented information updates to two City Council committees. Here is a breakdown of what was discussed and approved in these meetings.

SPC on Planning and Urban Development – March 8

Green Line TOD: The focus of this report was to provide an overview of the transit oriented development (TOD) planning activities undertaken so far. These activities will inform a future TOD Implementation Strategy. Members of the Council Committee asked questions around how the Green Line is approaching TOD differently than previous projects, and how our efforts relate to the other planned and existing TOD sites in Calgary. Read the meeting minutes or watch the recording here.

Update on Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP) – March 8

The Planning and Urban Development (PUD) committee approved a deferral of the Inglewood ARP, Ramsay ARP, Millican-Ogden ARP and South Hill Station Area Plans, to return to Council no later than Q4 2018. This deferral allows us time to learn more about the final alignment of the LRT, the Developed Areas Guidebook and the TOD Implementation Strategy. In June, we will be working with Community Associations in each of these areas to determine our next steps, together. Please stay tuned to our website and our newsletter for regular updates, and learn about opportunities for public participation.

SPC on Transportation and Transit – March 15

This quarterly presentation to Committee included an update on program progress, including an update of the alignment on the north segment, and an update on the evaluation of Beltline alignment options. Committee unanimously approved the recommendation to narrow the focus of work to the underground option for 12 Avenue S, between 2 Street S.W. and Macleod Trail S.E. Administration has not made a recommendation for the alignment connecting the Beltline with Inglewood/Ramsay Station, as more technical investigation and community engagement is required. Read the meeting minutes or watch the recording here.

Green Line in Ramsay

The City’s Green Line team has started working with the community of Ramsay to discuss the possible implications and opportunities of an alignment option on MacDonald Avenue S.E. We hosted a public meeting on Thursday, March 2, and continue to meet with property owners one-on-one. 

We heard many questions and comments from the community, and submitted that feedback as part of our report to SPC on Transportation and Transit on March 15. Those questions and comments have been compiled here (Click “open” if dialogue box appears). We don’t have all the answers to your questions yet, but you can see early responses to some of your frequently asked questions here (Click “open” if dialogue box appears). We will keep you informed and involved as we move through the evaluation of the MacDonald Avenue S.E. option. Stay tuned for details about upcoming engagement opportunities by subscribing to our community email list

Provide your input

There are currently online opportunities to provide your input on the north leg of the Green Line! Get involved at http://engage.calgary.ca/greenline/north . Stay informed on the overall project by visiting www.Calgary.ca/GreenLine

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City report shows lagging need for more affordable housing options It’s no secret that affordable housing is hard to come by in Calgary. Plenty of studies, including several by the municipal government, have pointed to this problem in the past. Yet none have been able to provide a comprehensive picture – until now. Earlier this […]

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City report shows lagging need for more affordable housing options It’s no secret that affordable housing is hard to come by in Calgary. Plenty of studies, including several by the municipal government, have pointed to this problem in the past. Yet none have been able to provide a comprehensive picture – until now. Earlier this […]

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Hard work and resilience has turned High River into a reinvigorated, thriving community There were doubters, those who believed High River couldn’t possibly survive the devastation of the 2013 flood. Well, they’re being proven wrong. “The town utilized a ‘build it back better’ mentality,” said Jodi Dawson, the town’s manager of economic development. After spending […]

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Hard work and resilience has turned High River into a reinvigorated, thriving community There were doubters, those who believed High River couldn’t possibly survive the devastation of the 2013 flood. Well, they’re being proven wrong. “The town utilized a ‘build it back better’ mentality,” said Jodi Dawson, the town’s manager of economic development. After spending […]

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Joshua Ferguson (right in photo) has over a decade of experience working as plumber. He owns and operates a successful plumbing business, Lumberjack Plumbing, with his partner Jordan Newman. CREB®Now caught up with Ferguson to ask him a few key questions about plumbing and how consumers can cut consumption. CREB®Now:  Most people don’t think about […]

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Joshua Ferguson (right in photo) has over a decade of experience working as plumber. He owns and operates a successful plumbing business, Lumberjack Plumbing, with his partner Jordan Newman. CREB®Now caught up with Ferguson to ask him a few key questions about plumbing and how consumers can cut consumption. CREB®Now:  Most people don’t think about […]

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New water heater technology and incentives are making tankless systems feasible for more Calgarians here’s nothing better than being in plenty of hot water. Not the metaphorical kind, the real stuff. If you’ve ever felt the shower go cold while you’re still covered with soap and shampoo, you know what I mean. But new water […]

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New water heater technology and incentives are making tankless systems feasible for more Calgarians here’s nothing better than being in plenty of hot water. Not the metaphorical kind, the real stuff. If you’ve ever felt the shower go cold while you’re still covered with soap and shampoo, you know what I mean. But new water […]

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Major condo developer is making big investments in the Calgary and Edmonton markets This year, Brad Lamb will finish one condo project and start construction on another, while purchasing two other substantial parcels of land in Calgary’s downtown core. To say the Toronto developer, president of Lamb Development Corp., is confident in the city – […]

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Major condo developer is making big investments in the Calgary and Edmonton markets This year, Brad Lamb will finish one condo project and start construction on another, while purchasing two other substantial parcels of land in Calgary’s downtown core. To say the Toronto developer, president of Lamb Development Corp., is confident in the city – […]

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With another spring melt approaching, the risk of flooding is still a concern for many Albertans, despite protective measures Almost four years after the Calgary flood of 2013, flood-damaged areas have been rebuilt and efforts are underway to protect the city with new flood mitigation measures. In riverside communities, such as Sunnyside, which was mostly […]

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With another spring melt approaching, the risk of flooding is still a concern for many Albertans, despite protective measures Almost four years after the Calgary flood of 2013, flood-damaged areas have been rebuilt and efforts are underway to protect the city with new flood mitigation measures. In riverside communities, such as Sunnyside, which was mostly […]

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With plenty to see and do, the Municipal District of Foothills may be your next day-trip destination South of Calgary lies the Municipal District of Foothills. Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Longview are all within the district’s boundaries, an area that encompasses some 3,600 square kilometres of ranchlands and rolling foothills. According […]

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With plenty to see and do, the Municipal District of Foothills may be your next day-trip destination South of Calgary lies the Municipal District of Foothills. Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and Longview are all within the district’s boundaries, an area that encompasses some 3,600 square kilometres of ranchlands and rolling foothills. According […]

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New homebuyers modify Baywest blueprint with the stroke of a pen When CREB®Now caught up with Maria Rocha Gil and Javier Gonzalez, they were in the process of doing a final walk-through on their new home. They chose a 2,600 square foot, two-storey home by Baywest Homes in Silverado’s Dressage, a southwest community adjacent to […]

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New homebuyers modify Baywest blueprint with the stroke of a pen When CREB®Now caught up with Maria Rocha Gil and Javier Gonzalez, they were in the process of doing a final walk-through on their new home. They chose a 2,600 square foot, two-storey home by Baywest Homes in Silverado’s Dressage, a southwest community adjacent to […]

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