First Nation expected to vote next month on deal for Calgary bypass road

An Alberta government cabinet minister confirms that a tentative agreement has been reached with a Calgary-area First Nation to complete a ring road around the city. Details of the agreement with the Tsuu T’ina band to complete the southwest leg of the road have not been released.

CALGARY — An Alberta government cabinet minister confirms that a tentative agreement has been reached with a Calgary-area First Nation to complete a ring road around the city.

Details of the agreement with the Tsuu T’ina band to complete the southwest leg of the road have not been released.

Transportation Minister Rick McIver says, however, that the terms are fair to the reserve, the City of Calgary and the province.

The deal is reported to be similar to one rejected by a margin of 60 per cent in a 2009 referendum involving First Nation members.

A mandatory vote on the latest plan is expected at the end of October.

New Tsuu T’ina Nation Chief Roy Whitney has indicated his support for the ring road and area Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart says she’s optimistic about the vote’s outcome.

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