Reminder: DouglasQuarry Community Association Annual General Meeting, May 9

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May 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Remington YMCA (108 Quarry Park Rd SE)

We encourage all community members to come out and participate in this year’s DouglasQuarry Community Association Annual General Meeting.

This is your opportunity to meet your Board of Directors, and hear about the activities of the board, our financial position, and updates from our civic officials.

Everyone is welcome but please note that a membership is required to vote.

City of Calgary: Citizens asked to remove vehicles and carts during annual street sweeping program

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Calgary – Spring is finally here, and that means The City’s annual Street Sweeping program is kicking off.

Street sweeping gives City crews the opportunity to remove sanding materials and other debris that has accumulated on streets, sidewalks and boulevards from winter operations. Removing this material helps make the roads safer, protect the environment and keeps Calgary looking beautiful.

“The unprecedented duration of this year’s winter means it is vital for crews to sweep neighbourhoods in a timely fashion,” says Bill Biensch, Maintenance Manager at Roads. “We ask that citizens keep an eye out for our new street sweeping signs, which will indicate when our crews are coming, and when cars must be moved off the roadway. Failure to move your vehicle will result in a ticket.”

Citizens whose street sweeping occurs on garbage collection days are reminded to leave their bins on their property’s adjacent boulevard or on the sidewalk. This will allow both the garbage to be picked up and the streets to be swept.

Residential street sweeping this year will run 7 days a week which means many areas will be swept on the weekend. Please ensure vehicles are moved before 7 am and that visitors to your home are also aware of the parking restrictions.

Calgary Parking Authority reminds Calgarians to move their vehicles or face the consequences.

Vehicles that have not been moved from an road with a parking ban in place are subject to a ticket and tow, to a nearby street if space is available, or to The City of Calgary’s Impound Lot.

The Calgary Parking Authority is using a combination of enforcement officers and photo enforcement during street sweeping this year, so tickets will be placed on the vehicle’s windshield or mailed to the registered owner. The ticket fine amount associated with street sweeping is $120; however, if paid within 10 days it is reduced to $80, or is $90 if paid within 30 days.

“The Calgary Parking Authority supports this important work by providing enforcement services. We appreciate Calgarian’s cooperation in removing their vehicles so that our streets can be cleaned as effectively as possible” says Joan Hay, Calgary Parking Authority’s Manager of Enforcement.

How can I find out when my street is being swept?

Citizens are encouraged to stay informed on when street sweeping in happening by visiting Calgary.ca/sweep. There they will find an address look-up and can sing-up for text alerts.

As the weather in Calgary is often unpredictable and our street sweeping operations can be impacted by rain and snow, The City reminds Calgarians to keep checking the website regularly, as the schedule will be updated daily. A live map is available at https://maps.calgary.ca/streetsweeping/

Please note: Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail are maintained by the Province. However, The City will provide information about road closures for this work on Calgary.ca and on the @yyctransport Twitter account.

City of Calgary Water Services: Quarry Park stormwater system upgrade.

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City of Calgary Water Resources would like to share some information on upcoming construction in the Quarry Park Area. Outfall B2E will be in repair starting April 9 – April 23, 2018. There are no anticipated traffic closures or pathway closures.

Kindly refer to the below Construction Notice for more information. The notice will also be distributed to homes in the immediate vicinity of construction.

Construction notice outfall B2E April 2018

Calgary Police Service: Humboldt Community Forum

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Several agencies are coming together to host a meeting for anyone in the Calgary area experiencing distress because of the Humboldt tragedy.

The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team is partnering with several community agencies who specialize in trauma for adults, youth and children, to host a community forum for anyone directly or indirectly impacted by the event.

Everyone responds differently to large-scale events such as the Humboldt tragedy, and it is important that anyone struggling to process their thoughts or emotions reaches out for help. This is not limited to people who are directly affected by the tragedy.

The session will cover how incidents like Humboldt can impact people, how different people process traumatic experiences, how to manage vicarious trauma of exposure to social media and how a person can work through these experiences in a healthy way. While the event will not involve any form counselling, there will be representatives present from the partner agencies that can refer attendees to other needed supports.

The session will be informative for both people affected by the incidents and those who are trying to support them.

DATE: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Calgary Police Service Headquarters

(5111 47 St. N.E.)

The event is free and no tickets are required to attend.

URL : http://newsroom.calgary.ca/humboldt-community-forum

City of Calgary’s Spring Clean-up Program postponed until weather improves

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Due to continued low temperatures in Calgary, the start of the annual residential Spring Clean-up program, which normally begins in early April, is being delayed.

Bill Biensch, Roads Maintenance Manager, says street sweeping can not start until the snow and ice melts.

“Due to the unprecedented nature of this year’s winter we adjusted our sweeping schedules to ensure our operation can complete this work efficiently and effectively. Once gutters are free of ice we will be able to begin sweeping in residential areas.”

Citizens are advised the online schedule of residential street sweeping dates will not be posted until the weather patterns trend upward. Street sweeping on major roads that are free of snow may also be postponed as crews are currently unable to use water, needed for street sweeping, without it freezing.

“Crews will be doing some pre-sweeping in areas where they are able. But, unfortunately, the lower temperatures right now limit our ability to wet the roadway for sweeping,” says Biensch. “When the temperature stabilizes, we are prepared to start our sweeping program as normal.”

An announcement will be made once the street sweeping schedule is available online at Calgary.ca/sweep. Updates will also be made on the @yyctransport on Twitter in the coming weeks.

URL : http://newsroom.calgary.ca/citys-spring-clean-up-program-postponed-until-weather-improves

City of Calgary: Civic Census Online 2018

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Count yourself in! Residents of Calgary will receive an access code in the mail which can be used on calgary.ca/census to complete their census online beginning on April 2, 2018.

“The census online is fast and simple to use.” said Laura Kennedy, City Clerk. “Census data is important to The City of Calgary as it helps us make informed decisions to plan City services used every day. This year the City is proud to acknowledge 60 years of Calgarians’ help in planning Calgary’s future”

The information collected is used by The City for the planning of services, such as roads, transit, recreation and water services. It is also used by the public and separate school boards for enrolment predictions and decisions on future schools; and by the provincial government for determining per capita grant allocations where available.

Calgarians will receive access codes beginning March 28, 2018. If a resident does not receive their access code by April 9th or has lost their access code they can simply visit calgary.ca/census to request a new access code. If a resident has technical difficulties or has questions about the census online, they can call 403-476-4100 (option 3), Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm for assistance.

For residents who are unable to complete the census online, door-to-door census collection will begin on April 20, 2018. Once the collection period is over, if a dwelling is missed residents can also call the Election and Census office at 403-476-4100 (option 3) to provide their information.

All information provided during this process is confidential and secure. Census Data is available on a city-wide basis or by geographic areas such as communities, never identifying individuals or single dwellings. The 2018 census results will be available approximately three months after census collection is complete.

For more information on census collection, visit calgary.ca/census.