Councillor eyes Edmonton arena while pondering CalgaryNEXT

The debate continues to rage, both at City Hall and in the public sphere, about the merits of a new hybrid arena-stadium for the Flames and Stamps.

Source: Councillor eyes Edmonton arena while pondering CalgaryNEXT

Councilor Keating says he has no problem giving up $200 million for an NHL arena.

Letters for Thursday, Aug. 20

Let’s have a plebiscite on new sportsplex Re: “Flames reveal details of $890-million downtown arena-stadium plan,” Aug. 19. Spending billions for new arenas is touted by politicians and team owners as a sure win for the economy, but a plethora of studies show otherwise. Calgary taxpayers have a right to say either yes or no through…

Source: Letters for Thursday, Aug. 20

Re: “Flames reveal details of $890-million downtown arena-stadium plan,” Aug. 19.

Spending billions for new arenas is touted by politicians and team owners as a sure win for the economy, but a plethora of studies show otherwise.

Calgary taxpayers have a right to say either yes or no through a plebiscite on the Flames’ proposed new arena.

Tom Sindlinger, Calgary

Tom Sindlinger is a former MLA for Calgary-Buffalo.

Vancouver Olympics worth the $7-billion price tag, study says

A UBC study reports the Games did not provide a significant boost in tourism or image, but did contribute to infrastructure

Source: Vancouver Olympics worth the $7-billion price tag, study says

The report states that the Games did not provide a significant boost in tourism, nor did the event appear to significantly change the international images of Vancouver or Whistler