Calgary hits population milestone
Welcome to Calgary — population one million. Our city officiallyhits that symbolic milestone today, with Mayor Dave Bronconnierdeclaring the first baby born after midnight early this morning to beCalgary's millionth resident.
“Today we celebrate a community that's really on fire,” the mayor said. “Alberta's second century really belongs to Calgary.”
The latest city census, released Monday, pegs the population at 991,759 as of April. With Calgary growing by 98 people a day — 71 moving here from somewhere else in addition to births — Bronconnier said by now the city has hit one million.