Yup. Things are pretty bad here. Downtown is like a ghost town. My job situation is iffy. I bailed on the oil&gas industry before it tanked. Been a seasonal worker for the last couple of years. Now back in school taking a fast track program.
If this generates jobs, I say go for it. All our 88 facilities are still being used in their original format and the reason being is Calgary is pretty much the designated winter sport training city of Canada. And this is also good incentive to upgrade and improve the facilities. The bobsled track is slated to get some rehab work done regardless if we get the winter games. But there's also other infrastructure like the much needed C-Train line out to the airport. One thing that's currently being worked on is a big new overpass/interchange on the Trans Canada Hwy into Olympic Park. This is something that should've been in place back in '88. We'll see what happens. And like I said, if it generates jobs, do it. I'm keeping a close eye on the bid exploration committee happenings for potential work/job postings.