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Northern Edge News — Your Official News Source of the
November 17th: MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber’s ConstituencyOffice Open House
For up to date community news and events, visit www.northernhills.ab.ca or follow us at Twitter @northernhills/like us on Facebook: northernhillscalgary
November 29th: Public Skate at Vivo #GetMovingYYCFREE (with Food Bank donation) 7:15-8:30 pm
November 19th: 10th Annual NHCA Community Business &Services Fair at Vivo
November 26th: Winter Wonderland at Vivo
FROM THE PRESIDENT
SPRY IN THE HILLS 5
#YardContestNHCA 2016Congratulations to the winners!
By Brice Bouwa
Our annual contest aims at at-tracting Northern Hills residents to the idea of promoting activity, spirit and pride in our communities. This year we received many pictures of delight-ful yards from our neighbours, and we would like to thank all of the par-ticipants for their entries and all the residents for their efforts to keep our communities shining during the 2016 summer period.
After a review of the entries, the NHCA is pleased to announce the fol-lowing results:
The Winners of the 2016 Contest: First place:230 Panamount
Second place:806 Coventry Drive
Third place:658 Harvest Hills DR
Nominators:First place: Philip S. 231 Panorama Hills
Second place:Arthur Kozlowski601 Panorama Hills
Third place:Cindy Luu
119 Harvest Gold Pl NE.
Congratulations to all the winners and we hope that everyone return next year.
This event is sponsored by Blue Grass Nursery and Garden Centre, and the Yard Contest winners receive Blue Grass gift cards: $150 for 1st place, and $100 each for 2nd and 3rd places.
Nominators also win Blue Grass gift cards: $100 for first place, and $50 each for 2nd and 3rd places.
A special thanks to our sponsor!
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As many of you are aware, the rezoning and redevelopment of the Harvest Hills Golf Course did go to Council on October 3rd where Coun-cillors did approve it. We are very disappointed with the results and we are having a tough time understanding how many of the Councilors voted in favor of the rezoning and redevelopment of the golf course. They did not take the needs and wants of our community into the consideration when approv-ing this application. Shame on you is all I have to say. The presentation to Council was very thorough and we addressed all the issues surrounding this application. I would personally like to thank Moraig and David for all of their efforts throughout this two-year process. I would also like to thank the Calgarians for Responsible Development (Marjorie Aucoin, Lesley Cooney-Burk, Mark Seland, Kim Hudson, Brent Rathgeber, Candice Jackson, Ray Crockett and Scott Blaney) for their passion and commitment to fight for their community. Thank you to the Northern Hills Board of Directors who supported us throughout this whole process. Lastly, I would like to thank the residents of the Northern Hills who fought a hard fight to protect their community and stand up for what is right. I
am proud to stand as your President and be assured that we did everything possible to STOP this rezoning and development application.
We must keep fighting for Northern Hills on issues such as schools, human services, medical services, green space, meeting space, adequate daycare and day homes, sport/recreation, LRT/ transit and roads. We must liaise and lobby all levels of Government to make this happen. This is unacceptable as we certainly do not have a com-plete community like we should. Our community deserves this attention and the NHCA will continue to fight hard for these issues because it is a must for our community.
The Board is in budget mode and if you are in-terested in joining our Board, we do have a couple of Board positions available. Please contact the of-fice, leave your name and number and I will shortly contact you. Being part of a community association allows us to give back to the community that we live in. It also gives us a chance to help mold our commu-nity into a healthy and vibrant one.
We are always
looking for volunteers to assist in events, setting up and maintaining outdoor rinks, working stampede breakfasts and participating in the spring cleanup. If you are interested in helping out, please email: [email protected]
As the days get shorter, we ask that all the residents of Northern Hills drive with caution as we want to ensure the safety of all our children and their families. — Rick Lundy
NHCA ContactsBOARD MEMBERS
President: Rick Lundy1st Vice President:
David Hartwick2nd Vice President: Amanda DavisSecretary: Jessie Leighton Treasurer: Lonny MahDirectors: Jory Allen, Wayne
Brown, Susan Burke, Suresh Fernando, Mohamed Hassanin
COMMITTEESAdult Slopitch: Neil MeyerAdult Soccer: Janice Henderson Advocacy: David HartwickAt Home in the Hills: Allan PoleBeautification & Community
Enhancement: Brice BouwaBuilding Better Communities
(Blockwatch): David Hartwick, Shane Mcewen, Tavis Settles, Jesse Sinclair
Business Development: Wayne Brown
Community Gardens: Jon Berlie, Melissa Duong, Sarah White
Events: Jory AllenFinance: Lonny MahMembership: VACANTPlanning: VACANTPlaygrounds: Victoria Henry,
Rinks: VACANTSPRY in the Hills: J-L EmondVivo Rep: Suresh Fernando Volunteers: Mohamed HassaninYouth: Amanda Davis
For board and committee contact emails, please visit our website at: www.northernhills.ab.ca
CONTACT:NHCA at Vivo, 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, Alberta T3K 6E3 Tel: 403-226-6422 Fax: 403-226-6421
Ad Sales: Heather Hubert, [email protected]
Newsletter Editor: Luz Bolo, [email protected]
Administrator: Marina Barrett, [email protected]
Bookkeeper: Angela HinsbergerExecutive Director: Moraig
McCabe, [email protected]
Soccer Coordinator: Eileen Fisher, [email protected]
Website/IT: Troy Davis, [email protected]
Newsletter Publishing: Duane Thomson at Keyline Publishing
NHCA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESIf you would like to volunteer with any of our programs or events, please contact: [email protected]
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new Volunteer Committee Chair, Mohamed Hassanin! Many volunteers will already know Mohamed as he has been on our Board for some time as the Events Director. If you would like to join Mohamed on the Volunteer Committee, please contact him at: [email protected]
The following upcoming events, programs and committees could use your help:
10th Annual Business & Services Fair: We need some volunteers to help with set up and take down, handing out business directories and helping on the NHCA table from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Saturday, November 19th. If you can help, we would sincerely appreciate it!
March 2017 Casino: Early shout out to all those who love to help out at casino fundraisers (or just really enjoy the free buffet!). The NHCA takes part in casinos to help us fundraise to subsidize many of our programs and builds as well as helping to pay for maintenance of our rinks, and more. If you can help us on either March 24 (Friday) or March 25th (Saturday), please get in touch as soon as possible!
BOARD & COMMITTEES
NHCA Board – we are looking for engaged, enthusiastic residents to join our Board of Directors. Want to know more? Contact our President, Rick Lundy: [email protected]
Events – our Events Committee, led by Jory Allen, is looking for some volun-teers to help him plan the events calendar for 2017. Are you more of a doer than a planner? We want you, too! There are many events throughout the year that could use your help.
“A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.” — Mohammad
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For more information contact: Northern Hills Community Association Tel: 403-226-6422 Fax: 403-226-6421 11950 Country Village Link NE www.northernhills.ab.ca [email protected]
Saturday, November 19, 2016
9 am – 1 pm VIVO, Piazza Level
REGISTRATION FORM (Please print)
Business Phone: Alt Phone:
Please provide one or two sentences to describe your business or services:
Will your business/services offer specials (products or services) to residents at the Fair? Yes No
If yes, what are you offering?
Registration Fees (Tables are 6 feet in length): (non NHCA Business Members) $60* (NHCA Business Members) First Table: $40*, additional tables $60*
(NHCA Business Plus Members) First Table: FREE*, additional tables $60* *Power access (limited availability) $10 per table
NHCA Membership Number: _______________
NHCA Membership Type: Single | Family | Associate | Senior | Business | Business Plus **To renew or get a new membership, visit our website for more information!
Payment Options: (If paying in office or by mail, please include completed registration form with payment) In Office: (cheque, credit card, cash or debit) Cheques payable to: Northern Hills Community Association Register Online: https://central.ivrnet.com/northernhills/programs
Deadline for Registration is: November 10, 2016 @ 12 pm Register Early with completed forms and payment. First Come, First Serve!
Tables and chairs will be provided and assigned by the Events Director. Please arrive between 8:00 am – 9:00 am to set up
Open to businesses and services located within and around the Northern Hills Communities ** A Quick Reference Business Directory of all participants will be available at the Fair. Product sales are permitted, no soliciting please!
**If your business is: chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, fitness and preschools, we are unable to register your business at this event. For information: [email protected]
Part Time BookkeeperThe NHCA is one of the largest community associations in Western Canada, and serves 5 diverse communities made up of the 58,000 residents of Country Hills, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Harvest Hills and Panorama Hills. We run the largest grassroots kids’ soccer program in Calgary, and provide or partner with other organi-sations to run many community events, a local seniors’ program, ParentLink outreach, social support services and more. We provide advocacy and visioning for community development in addition to building community gardens, rinks, and now community playgrounds, for the bene�t of our residents.
We are looking for a fully quali�ed bookkeeper to join our small, friendly, administra-tive team.
If you: Are an experienced QuickBooks user, Can work �exibly throughout the year (more hours during Jan-Apr, less during summer), Have payroll experience, Are attentive to detail, and Are a team player
Then we would love to hear from you! The ideal applicant would preferably have experience with a non-pro�t organisation, ADP and AGLC, but these are not essential.
The NHCA is an equal opportunities employer, and provides an open, �exible working environment. Our sta� are valued for their contribution and vision in helping our organization grow to achieve excellence for its members and residents of the Northern Hills.
Interested? Please send your resume and covering letter by email to our Executive Director at: moraig.mccab[email protected] by 5:00 PM on Friday, November 25th, 2016.
Selected candidates’ interviews will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.
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The SPRY gatherings and ex-ercise classes are held at the Vivo Centre’s “Child Minding Room” which is set up for adult exercise classes with tables and chairs for social activities. Adults 55+ are welcome to join the various indoor and outdoor activities that are planned throughout the year.
SENIORS’ EXERCISE SESSIONS: Fit-2-Age Instructor
The laughter-filled, age-appropriate, light exercise classes are lead by Tracy Rand, Director-Certified Aging Adult Instructor & Consultant, BCEM Educator.
The sessions at Vivo are every Tuesdays at 2:30pm and Thurs-days at 3:00pm.
The fee for November to December 2016 sessions are $20 (cash or cheque) per participant, payable when you start.
SOCIALS & GAMESCome and join us for cof-
fee and a variety of board and card games every Tuesdays at VIVO from 3:30 to 4:30pm (after exercise classes). This is a no-cost activity, and members take turns supplying the goodies and snacks.
ACQUA-FIT INTRODUCTION CLASS
VIVO is sponsoring an Aqua-Fit,water exercise free trial program, for Seniors on Monday, Nov 28th, from 1:00-2:00pm.
VOLUNTEERING TIME FOR THE CHILD-MINDING PGM
Seniors wishing to volunteer their time to read and play with the pre-school children at VIVO can pick up an application from Jay or Mary during our sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
HOW TO REGISTERTo participate, we ask the you
hold an active NHCA Membership Card. The annual fee is $20 per person or $20 per couple (55+) for each calendar year, payable to the NHCA. There is no additional fee to attend the weekly Socials. NHCA cardholders also get 10%+ discounts from restaurants and many businesses in our area.
(Senior Persons Regaining Youth) in the Hills Program for Fall - Winter 2016
Illegal EncampmentsA message from the Federation of Calgary Communities Building Safe Communities Program
Illegal encampments are complicated social issues involving people camping on ground they do not own or have authorization to do so by owners of the prop-erty. These illegal encampments can usually be found in wooded areas, parks, bodies of water and can be abandoned or still in use. When illegal encampments are abandoned it can cost on aver-
age $4,000 to clean up the site. If you find an illegal encampment in your neighbourhood call the City at 3-1-1.
Before it can be cleaned up and removed the Calgary Police Service (CPS) must place a 72 hour trespass notice before clearing out the area. It’s recommended that residents wait for CPS or Bylaw Officers to dispose of the encamp-ment properly.
Additional Resource: The Alpha House is an agency
that serves vulnerable populations
in Calgary. The agency has an Encampment team that helps in-dividuals who need relocation and provides support for those setting up illegal encampments with legal accommodations.
To file a complaint or learn more about what to do about an encampment in your area, call 311.
For more resources, check out the Federation of Calgary Commu-nities website at www.calgarycom-munities.com under the Building Safe Communities tab.
This month’s trivia question is:
What is the theme of the National Child’s Day celebration?
Please send your answer, the article title and page number, along with your name, contact informa-tion and NHCA membership number* to: [email protected]. Each of our winners win two Landmark Cinemas passes and a $50 gift card to Applebee’s restaurant! Only current members will be entered in the draw; you can purchase or renew your membership online at www.northernhills.ab.ca/membership .
The winners of the “Did You Know in the Hills?” trivia question for the month of October are: Alecs and Meaghan Reyes, Congratulations!
The answer was “Grade 11 students from across Southern Alberta are eligible to apply to the program,” and can be found on page 12 of the October 2016 Northern Edge News in the article titled “Messages From Your Elected Representatives from MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber’s Message “ Thank you to all of you who submitted your answers, and we look forward to your continued participation.
Thank you to the lovely people at Applebee’s and Landmark Cinemas for sponsoring our contest!
“Did You Know
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Membership expires one year from date of purchase. You can purchase a membership three ways:
1. Access our online membership registration at: www.northernhills.ab.ca under the membership tab
2. In-person registration at the office 3. Mailing your membership form below to the office
Mail Payment to: Northern Hills Community Association (VIVO, Genstar Wing) 11950 Country Village Link NE Calgary AB T3K 6E3
Fees: Family $30 Single $20 Senior (60+) $20 *Associate $30 Business $50 **Business Plus $120 *Family/Single/Senior outside of the Northern Hills Area **Additional Web Ad Please enclose cheque payable to “Northern Hills Community Association”
First Name: Last Name: D.O.B: ______________________ Gender: _________________ (Spouses )First Name: (Spouses )Last Name: (Spouses )D.O.B: _______________ (Spouses ) Gender: _____________ Address: Postal Code: Phone: Email: Please indicate () activities you would like to learn more about:
o Adult sports o Arts & crafts o Building Safer
Communities (replacement for Blockwatch)
o Children's Sports o Children's Non-Sports
o Community Social Events (Adult)
o Community Social Events (Family)
o Games Night o Gardening o Political Debates / Panel
o Seniors Fitness o Seniors Games and
Social o Special Events o Youth Council o Youth Non-Sports o Youth Sport
Other Please indicate () activities you would like to see in your community:
o Older Adult Programs o Children’s Softball
o Outdoor Ice Rinks o Indoor Soccer
o Farmers Market o Tennis Courts
Other Would you like us to contact you about volunteer opportunities in your community?
o yes o no
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The Calgary NW ECD (Early Childhood Develop-ment) Coalitions are hosting an evening aimed at helping you, the parent, have a happy low-stress holiday season. Managing the Holidays, is a free workshop being held on Monday November 14th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Silver Springs Commu-nity Centre. Many of us put too much pressure on ourselves over the holidays, so come and learn how to refocus and help everyone enjoy this time of year. Child care is provided. Please visit www.Eventbrite.ca for more details and to register today as space is limited.The Calgary NW ECD Coalitions consist of three coalitions who have joined forces with parents, community members, organizations and profes-sionals, who are all working together to better the lives of young children and their families. We work hard to support five important develop-mental areas for children – Social Competence, Emotional Maturity, Language & Thinking Skills, Physical Health & Well-being, and Communication Skills & General Knowledge. We are always look-ing for interested parties to join our coalitions.If you are passion-ate about children and their future, and would like more information about the Calgary NW ECD Coalitions, or if you have any questions, please email us at: [email protected].
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National Child DayCelebrate National Child Day and
a child’s right to belong on November 20, 2016!
National Child Day is celebrated annually on November 20th and reaffirms our country’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC.) The CRC has 54 articles that outline our responsibility in keeping our children safe, healthy and engaged. The theme this year is My Right to Belong. Identity and belonging are about children developing a positive sense of who they are, and feeling that they are valued and respected as part of a family, school and community. By cel-ebrating National Child Day, you are rais-ing awareness of the rights of children in Alberta, and contributing to a healthy environment where children can grow and prosper with adequate resources. Please visit the provincial website: www.nationalchildday.ca to learn more about National Child Day, access planning resources and find lots of free activities and events, like those offered through City of Calgary Parks & Recreation, YMCA, and Boys and Girls Club. Close at hand in the Northern Hills will be activities at Vivo and the Country Hills Public Library!
Vivo & NHCA will be hosting an “Open Closet”
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As I am sure all of you have heard the City Council meeting on October 3 did not go in our favour. This hap-pened in spite of the huge support we had from the community including 40 speakers and many people from many neighbourhoods who came to City Council to show their support. It was an amazing effort by everyone and by the end there could be no councillor who did not know that:• The community overwhelmingly
opposed the development the way it was proposed.
• The engagement process with the developer which documented many of our concerns did not result in any significant changes to the plan proposed by the devel-oper.
• The Municipal Development Plan calls for Transit and amenity sup-ported densification but there are no amenities in Harvest Hills other than the golf course. And those close by in Northern Hills are oversubscribed or unavailable to residents of Harvest Hills.
• Approving the development amounts to a bait and switch. The city approved the golf course sev-eral years ago and listed it in the
Area Structure Plan as Open Space Lands and zoned it as special recreational land. Now the City has changed its decision allowing a housing development even though it goes in opposition to the Munici-pal Development Plan.
• The golf course was designated as open space lands in the Area Struc-ture Plan and the Municipal Devel-opment Plan says specifically that the City of Calgary will protect and preserve open space lands whether publicly or privately owned.
These facts were all made very clear by the NHCA presentation and reinforced by speakers from Calgar-ians for Responsible Development. Still, the vote was 9-5 in favour of the development application going ahead.
The face of Calgary has been forever changed by the decision of City Council to rezone land designated Special Purpose – Recreation. We are so proud of the community and the incredible hours put in by volunteers to fight the good fight. We gave it all we could and more. Thank you every-one for your hard work, your enthusi-asm and your awesome support over the last two years.
Sincerely,The Calgarians For Responsible Development
Update from CFRD
“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” —John F. Kennedy
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Joseph Henri Maurice "Rocket" Richard played 18 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens. He was the first NHLer to score 50 goals in one season and the firstto hit the 500 point mark. The Rocket died in 2000 as a true Canadian legend.
Colouring Contest: FREE ICE CREAM!
The first 40 children whocolour and take their picturein to Marble Slab Creamery,623-130 Country Village Rd NE,will receive a free single icecream cone.*
* Note: Only two children per household
[if you happen to have more than one
copy of the newsletter].
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Northern Hills Community Association
Community Business & Services FairSaturday, November 19, 2016 from 9 AM – 1 PM at Vivo
REGISTRATION STARTS SEPTEMBER 7th, 2016 at 10:15 AMOpen to businesses & services located within and around the Northern Hills Communities. Register early, as tables are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Only $60 (tax inc.) per table; special pricing for NHCA Business Members*
*Special Pricing Promotion for Business and Business Plus Members!To celebrate our 10th year, we are offering local businesses special anniversary pricing:Purchase or renew a Business Membership and receive $20 off the cost of your first table! Purchase or renew a Business Plus Membership and your first table is FREE!
For more information, please visit www.northernhills.ab.ca/business-fair-2016, call 403-226-6422, or email [email protected]
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CBE announces new Legacy AwardCalgary Board of Education Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is excited to announce a new award that recognizes CBE alumni who have made a difference, and we need your help to find these outstanding individuals.
The CBE Legacy Award celebrates public edu-cation. It will shine a spotlight on former students who live our beliefs - that a strong public educa-tion system is the foundation of our society, and the legacy of learning we create makes a world of difference for all of us.
Our former students positively impact our communities, our country and our world. Legacy Award recipients will embody the foundation they received during their education and represent the legacy of the CBE: preparing students for life, work and inspiring life-long learning.
Our alumni are leaders, entrepreneurs and difference-makers. They are artists, trail-blazers and dedicated volunteers. We want to hear their stories and celebrate their success.
We expect to present the CBE Legacy Award several times a year at public board meetings, with the first award presented this month. All award nominations will be reviewed and award recipients selected by the CBE Legacy Award Committee.
Recipients must:▪ • Be an alumnus of, or have attended, a
▪ • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination.
▪ • Exemplify at least one or more of the CBE Results:
Mission: has used high school as a foundation for continuous learning and success in life and work.
Academics: possesses the knowledge, skills and attitude required for academic success, and is effectively prepared for life, work and further learning.
Citizenship: has been a responsible citizen who is an informed and involved member of his/her community – locally, nationally, globally.
Character: possesses the character to do what is right, act morally with wisdom, and balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others.
Personal Development: has acquired the skills, attitude and knowledge to achieve his or her highest potential.
Nominations must include a (maximum) 500-word statement of support.
To nominate an outstanding CBE alumnus, or for more information about the Legacy Award, please visit the CBE website at http://cbe.ab.ca/about-us/board-of-trustees/Pages/legacy-award.aspx
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Messages From Your Elected Representatives
Ward 3 Councillor Jim Stevenson
Harvest Hills Golf Course Redevelopment Application
I know that many community members are disappointed with the decision made by Council on October 3 and would like to know why I supported the application by Cedarglen Homes.
When speaking to residents I was always clear that from the time the golf course was sold by Windmill Golf Group to Cedarglen Homes in 2014, there was very little chance of the land operating as a golf course again or of the land remaining as a green space with no development. My advice to residents and the Northern Hills Community Asso-ciation was to make sure that the community work with Cedarglen and provide as much input as pos-sible on the plan even if the desire of the residents was for no development at all.
At the public hearing, Council was tasked with
making a decision on the merits of the application only, not whether there should be any development on the land. Given the limitations as Councillor to consider only issues of a planning nature at the public hearing, it was important that I focused on getting clarification on my outstanding concerns (a number of which had been brought forward as a result of the efforts of the Northern Hills Commu-nity Association residents in discussions with the developer). Some of these issues were:
• Like to like transition of homes
• Landscaped buffers
• Railway proximity
• Homeowners’ Association
• Community meeting space
• Access to the green space and pathways by
• Commitment by the developer to not move adjacent homeowners back fences
After asking many questions of city staff and the applicant during the public hearing, I was confident that my concerns with the application had been diligently reviewed and addressed.
I made the decision to move acceptance of the application because I felt that to delay the decision would not have been in the best interest of the community. The continued lack of certainty would have further impacted house prices and increased the probability of the application returning to Coun-cil with higher density.
If you have any questions or would like further clari-fication on this decision, I am available to speak with you directly.
Jim Stevenson, Councillor, Ward 3 www.calgary.ca/ward3
Lynne Banning, Assistant 403-268-2530 [email protected]
Barb Fleet, Assistant 403-268-4854 [email protected]
Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu
The City of Calgary offers a wide variety of fun and FREE drop-in programs and activities for chil-dren, youth and families.
From after school programs, to health and wellness classes, to leadership opportunities, we have something for everyone.
Find out what’s happening in your area, visit calgary.ca/CommunityPrograms.
Crews ready for winter snowfallCrews are keeping an eye on the forecast all
winter long, preparing roads with anti-icing solu-tion before the snow falls, and maintaining City streets as soon as snowflakes hit the ground.
We know how important it is for Calgarians
to get to where they want to go safely, and winter driving can be challenging because of snow and icy conditions. Stay informed during every snowfall by following @yyctransport on Twitter and download-ing the Road Conditions App for frequent updates. See where our crews are plowing on the live map at Calgary.ca/RoadConditions.
After each snowfall, Roads crews follow a pri-ority clearing system called the Seven Day Plan :
• Priority 1 routes, which carry more than 20,000 vehicles per day, are cleared to bare pavement within 24 hours after the snow stops falling.
• Priority 2 routes, which carry between 5,000 and 19,000 vehicles per day, are cleared within 48 hours after snowfall has stopped.
• Playground zones, designated hills, and resi-dential streets on Residential roadways are cleared on Days 3-7. These roads are flat-blad-ed, which means snow is packed down so it is easier to drive on, and ruts are removed.
For more information on snow and ice control, including FAQs, snow route parking information,
and free sand and gravel locations, visit Calgary.ca/snow.
311 Calgary is your access to The City any-time, anywhere
311 Citizen Services is your single point of contact for local government information and non-emergency services. Whether you connect with us through a mobile application, website or by calling 311, we are ready to assist you 24 hours a day.
CALL 911 to report life threatening emergencies.
REPORT a power outage call ENMAX at 403-514-6100.
VERIFY the status of a current power outage visit ENMAX.
Call Calgary Parking Authority at 403-537-7000 or 1-888-544-4011 for all parking-related inquiries.
Thank you for your attention, Councillor Sean Chu, WARD 4 www.seanchu.ca
Calgary-NorthernHills MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber
Greetings residents of Calgary-Northern Hills,
On Thursday, November 17th, I am hosting a Constituency Office Open House from 4-7pm. Come share your vision for a better Alberta or speak to me about current issues affecting Calgary-Northern Hills.
The Government of Alberta has provided a number of updates which I would like to share with residents.
The Carbon Levy Rebate will start to roll out to families in January of 2017. These rebates are automatically available to you, but you need to have submitted your 2015 income tax return. If you need help filling out your tax return there are some free clinics listed here: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/ab-eng.html
Alberta’s public agencies – boards and groups that deliver many important services to the prov-ince - are now open for application by all Alber-tans. You can find out what opportunities there are and about the application process at http://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunities.cfm
For parents and families who might benefit from the Alberta Child Benefit and Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit:
Available for parents with a net income of less than $41,220 per year, these benefits are auto-matically available to you, but you need to have filled out your 2015 tax return.
For people seeking employment or looking for training to become self-employed:
Alberta Labour offers Training for Work courses and programs. Recently the Self-Employment Training program has been given more resourc-es. More information can be found at http://work.alberta.ca/skills/training-for-work.html.
For small business owners and investors:
The Alberta Investor Tax Credit and the Capital Investment Tax Credit are two new tax cred-its which will be available starting in January of 2017 to support small-and-medium-sized
businesses. Details about eligibility will be an-nounced this fall. Keep your eyes open because the tax credits will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to eligible applicants. For more information please contact our office.
Regional commercial organizations such as In-novate Calgary and TEC Edmonton also received support. Please contact them directly for infor-mation on their programs.
Increases to funding for student aid, grants and scholarships mean more opportunities for stu-dents. You can go to http://studentaid.alberta.ca/ to find out more.
If you require assistance in accessing Government of Alberta programs and services, please do not hesitate to contact my constituency office.
Your MLA, Jamie Kleinsteuber
Constituency Office: 104, 200 Country Hills Landing NW Calgary, AB T3K 5P3 Phone: 403.274.1931
Honourable Darshan S. Kang, MP Calgary-Skyview
To my fellow constituents,As Canadians we are fortu-
nate to live in a country where
the rule of law, democracy and respect of human rights are the fundamental cornerstones of our na-tion. I take this moment to honor the great sacrifice made by the brave men and women in the service to our country. I salute the bravery and courage of all who serve in our military defending our princi-ples of freedom, which is what makes this country so great.
Remembrance Day is a reminder of the price paid when conflict arises. Let’s honor the memo-
ries of our brave Canadians by promoting toler-ance, inclusion, and justice within our country and abroad.
On November 11th, wear the poppy proudly.Lest we forget!Your Member of Parliament,
Darshan S. KangUnit 140, 2635, 37 Avenue N.ECalgary, Alberta, T1Y 5Z6
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Honourable Michelle Rempel, M.P. Calgary Nose Hill
Report to Constituents – November 2016
November presents Canadians
with an annual reminder of the sacri-fices made by brave men and women who have defended our country and our freedom. As we pause to reflect on their selfless acts, at Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country, let us also be reminded to always be thankful for the country we call home and the service members that have given us so much. I encourage you to attend a ceremony this November 11 at one of the many locations through-out Calgary.
The 42nd Parliament has included debate on a number of important is-sues. I continue to work hard on your behalf and I appreciate the feedback you provide me on topics of impor-tance to you.
Of course, the issue of most criti-
cal importance remains the condi-tion of Alberta’s economy and the current job situation here at home. I have received countless emails and phone calls from individuals who are concerned about their future. I share these concerns and am committed to raising the issue of Alberta’s economy and job situation in Parliament and the media whenever possible.
In October I, along with several other Alberta M.P.s, launched the Alberta Jobs Taskforce in response to the growing jobs crisis here at home. You can find more information about the Taskforce, its objectives, and how you can help on my website: www.MichelleRempel.ca/ABJobs
As always, please continue to contact me on any issue. I care deeply about our community and I appreci-ate the time you take to write, email or call me about issues of importance to you.
Phone: (403) 216-7777
Email: [email protected]
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#GetMovingYYC Community Challenge with Vivo! Let’s help The City of Calgary meet their goal of 24 hours of movement during the week of November 28 – December 3, 2016. Help get Calgarians more active, more often with these activities:
FREE (with Food Bank donation) Public Skate at Vivo on November 29th from 7:15pm 8:30pm
Movement Breaks at Vivo! You know it’s time to move when the music starts to groove – stop what you are doing and lunge, squat or do jumping jacks until the music fades!
Join in from work or home by having intermittent Movement Breaks there too!
GO PLAY! Here are some ideas to try at work, home or play: Have an outdoor game of soccer or street hockey! Find an outdoor rink and go skating! Have a dance party – outdoors or indoors! Build a snow fort! Go for a brisk walk or run! Try a new fitness class!
Share your adventures with the city! Tag us @VivoYourLife #VivoYourLife and share your #YYCGetMoving moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
For more tips and ideas visit www.calgary.ca/getmoving
#GetMovingYYC Week November 28 - December 3, 2016
#GetMovingYYC is a campaign to get Calgarians more active, more often.
Yielding to Emergency VehiclesTime is the enemy in any emer-gency. For everyone’s safety it is important for motorists to under-stand how to correctly yield right of way to emergency vehicles with lights and siren activated. You can help EMS, police, and fire get to the scene quickly and safely by following these rules of the road. When an emergency vehicle approaches with lights and siren activated: • If you’re in the middle of an
intersection when an emer-gency vehicle approaches with lights and siren activated, safely clear the intersection.
• On a one or two lane road, motorists should move to the right side of the road, slow down, and then stop. Remem-ber to signal.
• On a road with three or more lanes, motorists should move to the nearest side of the
road and stop. If driving in the centre lane, move to the right side of the road and stop. Remember to signal.
• Come to a complete stop and wait for the emergency vehicle to pass. Shoulder check for more emergency vehicles (there is often more than one!) before re-entering traffic flow. Remember to signal.
• Emergency vehicles might use any available road space to maneuver. This could include the shoulders or left hand turning lanes in order to pass other traffic.
When operating a vehicle:• Drive attentively and defen-
sively at all times. Be cogni-zant to sirens and be prepared to yield the right of way.
• It is Alberta law for motor-ists to slow down to at least
60 km/hour (unless a lower speed is posted) when driving past a stopped emergency vehicle. This includes EMS, po-lice, fire, and tow trucks with their lights activated.
• Do not break the rules of the road in order to give right of way to an emergency vehicle. This could include proceeding through a red light or making an illegal turn. Actions such as these jeopardize all motorists in the area.
• Drivers must place their full attention on the roadway and toward the safe operation of their vehicle at all times. The fine for distracted driving in Alberta is $287.00.
• Always leave plenty of space between your vehicle and an emergency vehicle should it be required to stop suddenly.
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