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Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission Releases Report: Riverbend Could be Moving to a New Area Provincially (2017/05/31)

posted May 31, 2017, 6:35 AM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 12:42 PM ]

The Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission Releases Report released its report today.  As far as Riverbend goes, the key recommendations are as follows:

1)  Riverbend would be moved from Calgary Acadia (MLA Brandy Payne) to Calgary Fort.
2)  Calgary Fort would be renamed Calgary-Peigan.
3)  The current representative for Calgary Fort is Joe Ceci.

Having said that, this is how the exact report reads relative to the above:

Calgary-Peigan It is recommended that the boundaries of this electoral division, currently named Calgary-Fort, be modified to remove West Dover, Dover, Erin Woods and to include the communities of Riverbend, Douglasdale-Douglas Glen, McKenzie Lake north of McKenzie Lake Blvd, McKenzie Towne north of McKenzie Towne Blvd and Dover Glen, as shown on Map 22. 

The population would be 50,702, 9% above the provincial average. The level of positive variance in population created is justified, in the view of the majority, by the fact that the future population growth rate is likely to fall below provincial average, given the character of this area. 

Population levels will likely be at or below provincial average population by the time of the next electoral boundaries review. While the electoral division would continue to be bounded to the east by the city limits, that area is largely used for industrial purposes and does not contain land available for significant residential construction. A

s these boundary changes remove the Fort from the electoral division and into Calgary-Buffalo, it is recommended that the name be changed to Calgary-Peigan, reflecting the presence of the Peigan Trail running across its northern edge. 

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