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COCShortDescription: While Johnny Cash wrote many famous songs about trains and train whistles, the sound of the nightly train whistle has been far less romantic for many residents in Abbeydale.

COCDescription: <p>While Johnny Cash wrote many famous songs about trains and train whistles, the sound of the nightly train whistle has been far less romantic for many residents in Abbeydale.</p> <p> Transport Canada regulates rail crossings to ensure that they are safe and useable for all types of traffic. One measure of safety is the warning whistle, which is blown as a train approaches an intersection. This measure can be omitted if alternate safeguards are used. Unfortunately for the residents who live in houses directly adjacent to the tracks, these trains often come through in the wee hours of the morning on weekdays, waking the work weary hoping to get a good night’s sleep. </p> <p> The Ward 10 office in working together with Calgary Parks are taking appropriate steps to install separate safety elements including: Guided fencing along the sides of the crossing; Maze gates on both sides of the crossing; Advance warning signs on both pathway approaches; Emergency notification sign(s); Closure of openings/gaps in fencing.</p> <p> The Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services recommended the cessation of train whistling at the rail crossing known as Mile 121.30 of CN Three Hills subdivision. (Abbeydale/Applewood). On May 28, City Council approved the Whistle Cessation Request and submitted their request to Transportation Canada. Once this letter is approved by Transportation Canada and forwarded along to Canadian National Railway they have 30 days to comply and stop the whistle action at the crossing.</p> <p> Hopefully this will be completed just in time for Canada Day celebrations. </p>

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Back | May 31, 2018

While Johnny Cash wrote many famous songs about trains and train whistles, the sound of the nightly train whistle has been far less romantic for many residents in Abbeydale.

Transport Canada regulates rail crossings to ensure that they are safe and useable for all types of traffic. One measure of safety is the warning whistle, which is blown as a train approaches an intersection. This measure can be omitted if alternate safeguards are used. Unfortunately for the residents who live in houses directly adjacent to the tracks, these trains often come through in the wee hours of the morning on weekdays, waking the work weary hoping to get a good night’s sleep.

The Ward 10 office in working together with Calgary Parks are taking appropriate steps to install separate safety elements including: Guided fencing along the sides of the crossing; Maze gates on both sides of the crossing; Advance warning signs on both pathway approaches; Emergency notification sign(s); Closure of openings/gaps in fencing.

The Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services recommended the cessation of train whistling at the rail crossing known as Mile 121.30 of CN Three Hills subdivision. (Abbeydale/Applewood). On May 28, City Council approved the Whistle Cessation Request and submitted their request to Transportation Canada. Once this letter is approved by Transportation Canada and forwarded along to Canadian National Railway they have 30 days to comply and stop the whistle action at the crossing.

Hopefully this will be completed just in time for Canada Day celebrations.

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Back | August 23, 2018

The City of Calgary is making it easier to complete home improvement projects with a convenient to use online application process. Homeowners can now apply and pay for all home improvement projects online and even book inspections using the 311 app. The new online service allows homeowners to manage and coordinate all of their improvement projects online 24/7.

It's faster and easier than ever to apply for a hime improvement project that might require City approvals. Apply, pay and book inspections online 24/7.

Visit here to learn more​.​

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Back | April 20, 2017

As a part of ATCO’s Urban Pipeline Replacement Program, ATCO will be removing approximately 8.3 km of high-pressure natural gas pipeline from service. The line will be converted to reduced distribution pressures going forward. The line runs along 68 Street NE, from 16 Avenue NE to 96 Avenue NE (spanning Wards 3 and 5). To support this work, several connections to the existing distribution system will be made within Ward 5:

Work Area #1: A connection to the existing distribution system near the corner of 68 Street NE and 16 Avenue NE

Work Area #2: A connection to the existing distribution system along Templeby Road NE

ATCO has been, and will continue to, work with property owners who reside near these work areas. The estimated start date is May 1, weather permitting, and will be completed by ATCO construction crews. A few key details regarding this project include:

  • ATCO will distribute postcards to residences near the worksites
  • Potential impacts include construction noise during regular work hours, road closures along Templeby Road, pathway detours, and reduced on-street parking.
  • Every effort will be made to ensure access to driveways and alleys. Where this cannot be maintained, notice will be given to residents in advance.
  • There will be no natural gas service interruptions for residents.
  • The estimated completion date is mid-June 2017, weather permitting.

For additional information on this Replacement Program visit ATCO Website.​

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Back | August 30, 2018

The City of Calgary is looking for feedback from citizens on four proposed designated cannabis consumption areas. Calgarians can provide their input between August 27 and September 7 online or by filling out a feedback form at a sounding board located at the proposed designated areas.

When cannabis becomes legal on October 17, 2018 under Calgary’s Cannabis Consumption Bylaw, it will be illegal to consume recreational cannabis in any form (smoking, vaping or edibles) in public places. Cannabis may be consumed on private property.

Landlord and tenant agreements, condo bylaws, and hotel rules can prohibit cannabis consumption. This means that some citizens and visitors to Calgary may not have a legal place to consume cannabis. However, Council can approve designated areas where cannabis may be smoked, vaped or otherwise consumed in designated public places. These designated cannabis consumption areas are intended to help alleviate a lack of access to a permissible place to consume cannabis once it is legal.

Designated cannabis consumption areas will be confined to a defined radius and equipped with waste receptacles and tamper-proof ashtrays. Once approved, The City of Calgary may suspend locations should there be safety or nuisance concerns.

Calgarians’ feedback will be brought to a Public Meeting of Council on October 9, 2018, at which citizens may speak. Citizen response will help to inform Council’s decision on whether proposed locations will be approved as designated cannabis consumption areas.

Provide your feedback online on the proposed designated cannabis consumption areas, Calgarians are asked to visit here. Find out more about The City of Calgary’s approach to cannabis legalization​.

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Back | July 03, 2017

Congratulations on another successful Community Cleanup held Saturday, June 17, 2017! The total garbage and recycling collected at the Councillor Ray Jones' 7th Annual Community Cleanup Day are as followings:

  • Residential and Organic Waste - 140,293 kilograms
  • Electronic Recycling - 10,926 kilograms
  • Tire Recycling - TBD
  • Metal Recycling - 15,100 kilograms
  • Paper Shredding - 3,828 kilograms
  • Clothing - 1,836 kilograms
  • Household Items - 2,760 kilograms

That's a total of 144,738 kilograms for this year's event! To-date the Ward 5 annual cleanups have collected a grand total of 1,191,654 kilograms!

FUN FACTS: If an Asian elephant's average weight is 4,500 kg, we have collected the equivalent of a herd of approximately 265 elephants!

I'd like to thank all the Community Associations, their volunteers and the service providers for their commitment to keeping our communities healthy, safe and vibrant. You all helped make this year another huge success!

Ray Jones​

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Back | January 05, 2015

Become a Snow Angel

Clear sidewalks help all Calgarians get around more safely and stay more active through winter months. However, clearing snow and ice from sidewalks can be very challenging for older adults and persons with limited mobility. They are more at risk of injuries in a fall on ice or snow.

Be a Snow Angel this winter - adopt a sidewalk to keep clear for someone in your neighbourhood.

Property owners and occupants are responsible for the complete removal of snow and ice from all sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after the snow stops falling. Help an older adult or a neighbour in need if they are unable to keep up with their shoveling.

If someone has helped clear your walk, let the City know about it and recognize your Snow Angel officially. nominate your Snow Angel online or contact 311 to tell us your story.

Learn more about the Snow Angels program, the City's sidewalk snow and ice bylaw, and check out these sidewalk clearing safety tips.​

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Back | June 28, 2018

Transit service changes will be in effect on Monday June 25th. These adjustments to the scheduling and routes are based on factors including feedback from the customers and operators, ridership levels and ever changing traffic patterns. These adjustments come as an improvement to service across the city and to increase reliability to ensure the best value for the provided service.

The following changes will be occurring in Ward 10:

  • Route 27 Willowglen: The weekday 8:58am trip from Barlow Station has been moved to leave at 9:03am to improve schedule adherence.
  • Route 32 Huntington / Sundridge: Weekday, Saturday and Sunday schedules have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.
  • Route 73 Circle Route: The weekday 2:29 p.m. and 2:53 p.m. trips leaving Chinook Station have been moved to leave at 2:30 p.m. and 2:51 p.m. to improve schedule adherence.

For all other route and schedule changes, please refer to the Calgary Transit website.

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Back | August 29, 2018

​The Village Square Leisure Centre will be partially closed from September 4th to 23rd, 2018 for annual maintenance and upgrades.

The water park, gymnasium and change rooms will be closed for the entirety of the maintenance.​

The customer service desk will be open regular hours except for Sept. 8, 15, and 22 when it will be open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The weight room will be closed Sept. 4 – 7 except Sept. 8, 15, and 22 when it will be open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

No birthday party bookings during the maintenance.

Drop-in fitness will be closed Sept. 4 - 9.

We thank you for your patience during this maintenance.​​

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Back | April 20, 2017

In partnership with the Genesis Centre, the YMCA, the Calgary Public Library, and with support from the Community Associations of Taradale, Martindale & Saddle Ridge, and the Calgary Association of Skateboard Enthusiasts, The City is proposing a neighbourhood skate park for development in 2017 at the Genesis Centre. The skate park will be located within the plaza area and will enhance the broad range of recreation opportunities already available at this site.

In development of the Skate park Amenities Strategy and identification of the eight Phase 1 sites, a gap in amenities was highlighted in the N.E. quadrant. The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness is a community hub, near to a school and hosts the YMCA and Calgary Public Library, and provides an ideal location for a N.E. community skate park.

To learn more about this project visit Calgary.ca/skateparks, or join us at the Genesis Centre and view the information boards throughout the week of April 24th in the commons.

A public information session will also be held:

When: Wednesday, April 26 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Genesis Centre - Commons - 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE​

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Back | July 05, 2018

If you are new to the city, a long-term Calgarian, homeowner or tenant looking for more information about your responsibilities within your neighbourhood, this quick and helpful reference guide will get you started. Highlighted in the guide are frequently references bylaws that set the minimum standard for neighbourhoods and help ensure that all Calgarians live in safe, clean and healthy communities. This reference guide is an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues. It has been written to advise residents, business owners and service providers of their rights and responsibilities as members of their community; it also contains general information about bylaws that pertain to your property.

The Good Neighbour Practices Reference guide is also available in English, French, simple Chinese and traditional Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog.

Bylaws are created to protect public health and safety, the environment and public and private property. While informal communication with neighbours is a simple way of addressing neighbourhood concerns, in situations where this is not a viable option, Calgarians can call 311 to make an inquiry or to file a complaint for investigation.

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Back | June 21, 2017

In October, Calgarians will vote to elect their Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees.

Mail-in ballots for the 2017 election

Your community is shaped by the outcome of an Election. If you are unable to vote during the Advance Vote or on Election Day due to physical incapacity, being absent from the city, working as an election worker, or volunteering, working on a campaign, you can request a mail-in ballot online by visiting www.electionscalgary.ca, by phone 403-476-4100 (option 2), in-person or in writing at the Elections & Census Office, 1103 55 Avenue NE. If you request a mail-in ballot, a ballot package with instructions will be mailed to you after Nomination Day (September 18, 2017). A photocopy of an authorized piece of identification must be sent back with the returned ballots. Ballots must be received by the Elections & Census Office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day (October 16, 2017). For more information on the Election, or to sign-up to receive updates, visit www.electionscalgary.ca

2017 election ward boundary changes

During the 2017 Municipal Election, new ward boundaries will come into effect, which could change who the candidates are on your ballot and your voting station location. A total of 58 communities were impacted by the ward boundary changes. If you are in a community that has changed wards, you will be voting in a different ward than the last municipal election. It is important that you check your ward so that you know what candidates are running in your ward and where to find your designated voting station. To check your ward, visit www.electionscalgary.ca or call the Elections & Census Office at 403-476-4100 (Option 2).​

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Back | June 28, 2018

Canada Day Celebrations in downtown Calgary

Join Canada’s 151st birthday celebrations taking place across downtown. We have worked with our partners to plan many fun, family-friendly and free events filled with music, dance, art and culture. The entertaining Indigenous Showcase is back on Prince’s Island Park, we have a ‘One City, One Voice’ community sing-a-long at the Riverfront Stage, food trucks along Riverfront Avenue, a military showcase, Francophonie celebrations of food and music, a street fair in the East Village and a multicultural celebration in Eau Claire to name a few. Don’t forget that entrance to the National Music Centre is free on Canada Day, thanks to the support of Bell. As always, the evening will close with some great bands on the Riverfront Stage and our ENMAX Fireworks spectacular at 11 p.m.

For further details visit: Canada Day Celebrations

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Back | June 28, 2018

To help reduce outdoor fire risks during the summer season, the Calgary Fire Department is reminding citizens to use caution when disposing of smoking materials and when using outdoor open flames, including barbeques and backyard fire pits

“Improper disposal of smoking materials such as tobacco products is the leading cause of outdoor fires in Calgary,” says Carol Henke, public information officer for Calgary Fire.

To better protect your homes, the Calgary Fire Department recommends that homeowners:

  • Use a deep, wide, sturdy metal container filled part way with sand or water to discard cigarette butts in. Never put them or other smoking material in plant pots, peat moss, or your lawn or garden.
  • Do not store propane tanks, firewood, or yard waste next to your house.
  • Prune all tree branches within two meters of the ground and plant new trees at least three meters apart.
  • Assess potential fire hazards within 30 meters of your home, including natural debris, trees and other structures.
  • Never discard cigarette butts out of your vehicle window.

When building an outdoor fire pit, the Calgary Fire Department recommends that homeowners:

  • Build into the ground, on brick or stone, or in a fire-proof container.
  • Place the fire pit two meters away from your property line, house, garage or fence.
  • Do not build the fire pit under any trees, branches, plants or other materials that can catch fire.

  Additionally, all fire pits should burn clean, dry firewood, use a spark guard according to the City’s Community Standards ByLaw and should always have a hose or bucket with water close by to put out the fire.

  Through the spring and summer seasons, the Calgary Fire Department will monitor weather, moisture indices in fuels and the Air Quality Health Index to determine if fire bans are necessary. For more information on Calgary fire bans and fire safety advisories, or contact 311.

Remember to always call 9-1-1 to report a fire, and have a safe and happy Canada Day!

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Back | December 11, 2012

On January 3, 2012, The City of Calgary will mail 2013 Property Assessment Notices and update its Assessment Search website with 2013 assessment information. Watch for your Notice - it contains important information, including your Property Roll Number and Access Code to register for Assessment Search Secure Login services.

Assessment Search at calgary.ca/assessmentsearch offers property owners web tools and resources to access and review assessment information.

By selecting Secure Login, you can access:

  • More information about your own property and account management features.
  • Summary information on other properties to compare your assessment for fairness and equity.
  • Helpful search and map tools.

First-time Secure Login users: To register, you will need a City of Calgary myID account and your Roll Number/Access Code displayed on your 2013 Assessment Notice.

  • Be ready when you receive your 2013 Notice. Sign up now for a Citizen myID account. Visit calgary.ca/myID and follow the instructions.
  • When you receive your 2013 Notice in January, link your Roll Number and Access Code to your myID account to begin using Secure Login.

For more information on Assessment Search, including if you are a current Secure Login user or a business owner, visit calgary.ca/assessmentsearch

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Back | August 23, 2018

​To help remind you of the risks when you're out on Calgary's rivers and lakes, the Calgary Fire Department has teamed up with the Calgary Police Service and Community Standards to form Partners in Water Safety.

To help remind you of the risks when you’re out on Calgary’s rivers and lakes, the Calgary Fire Department has teamed up with the Calgary Police Service and Community Standards to form Partners in Water Safety.

Our message to all citizens is simple: where there’s water, there’s risk. Accidents can happen even when you do everything right. When you’re out enjoying Calgary’s rivers and lakes, remember to:

  • Wear a lifejacket.
  • Scout, assess and decide.
  • Keep kids safe around water.
  • Learn to swim.
  • Behave on the water.
  • Bring the right supplies.
  • Call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency on the water.

To help everyone reduce their risk while enjoying their time on the water, you can read more about water Safety here.​​

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Back | February 28, 2018

About

On May 9, 2017, City Council approved developments to the Calgary Traffic Bylaw, allowing the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program to start using online permits instead of passes and hang tags for resident and visitor parking.

The basic program framework will remain the same. Residents will not be asked to pay any new fees and the new RPP system will not impact your eligibility to receive residential and/or visitor parking permits.

Benefits to the new RPP system

  • A quick online permit application and renewal process for resident.
  • A two-year permit instead of a one-year permit for residents.
  • Permits will now be linked to license plates which will eliminate lost or stolen permits.
  • A streamlined internal process for administrating permits.
  • The new system allows for more effective and efficient enforcement of residential parking zones. Enforcement of the residential parking zones will be done primarily by photo enforcement and supplemented by our mobile enforcement officers.

It will take 12 months to fully transition to the new online RPP system. During this first year, residents will be asked to register for an online account (or contact us so we can set one up for them) during their regular renewal time.

If residents do not have access to the internet, they can call us at 403-537-7000 and leave a voicemail to start a visitor parking session 24/7.

For more information including FAQ, please visit: http://permits.calgaryparking.com

Categories: Community; Licence; Parking; Council

Back | April 30, 2018

The Sanitary Lateral Lining Program is an innovative program that will install liners inside existing sanitary service pipes to extend the life of these assets. This trenchless process means that Water Services can rehabilitate its sanitary service lines without digging up streets and sidewalks.

The Sanitary Service Lining Program will be on some streets in the communities of Crescent Heights, Mayland Heights, Renfrew, Winston/Mountain Heights, Capitol Hill and Mt. Pleasant this summer, starting in March and continuing until November 30, 2018.

This program is being administered by LiquiForce, a company based in Ontario that provides this service to other cities in North America.

Why this program is necessary:

Aging sewer infrastructure in older communities in Calgary is vulnerable to tree root intrusions, sewage backups, and costly repairs. The Sanitary Service Lining Program is a pilot to rehabilitate the existing pipe by using trenchless technology to install a liner. This method is less costly overall and less disruptive to the community rather than traditional dig and replace methods.

What residents need to know:

Three weeks before work starts on your street, you receive a notification from LiquiForce. On the day the work is being done on your street, LiquiForce will leave a flyer with affected homes 30 minutes before starting work.

Your sewer connection will be out of service for approximately two to three hours while crews install the lining. During this time, we ask that you minimize your water use, including flushing toilets, showering, using the dishwasher or washing machine. Crews from LiquiForce will come to your home 30 minutes before they start work to alert you of the outage.

Please be aware you may experience smells like plastic or glue coming into your home from the sewer lines. This is temporary and the smell should fade quickly. Some residents with asthma or respiratory conditions could experience discomfort and may not wish to be present during the work.

A complete set of Material Safety Data Sheets can be made available from the City of Calgary upon request. If the smell persists, please call 311 to alert The City of the issue and someone will come to your home to help.

What residents need to do:

  • LiquiForce will notify residents approximately three weeks before works begins in their neighbourhood.
  • You will be informed by a representative from LiquiForce about 30 minutes prior to work starting in your area.
  • Please pour about four liters of water into every floor drain, laundry tub, bath tub and shower drain in your home. This may help eliminate fumes from entering your home.
  • During the installation, please DO NOT use the shower, bathtubs, dishwashers or washing machines, and keep toilet flushing to a minimum. Homeowners could experience sewer backup in their homes if large appliances are used during the installation window.
  • After the liner has been installed, crews from LiquiForce will notify residents that their sanitary service is restored.  

Categories: Community; Drainage; Maintenance; Property; Streets

Back | December 19, 2017

Christmas Greetings from Councillor Ray Jones and staff

Our office will be closed for the Holidays starting noon on December 21, 2017 and will re-open January 2, 2018. If you require assistance regarding a City service please call 3-1-1 or submit an online service request.

3-1-1 connects citizens with non-emergency services through the telephone and web 24 hours, seven days a week.

Categories: Councillor

Back | November 08, 2016

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What is The City of Calgary doing in Rundle?

Let’s talk about the future of Rundle. The City of Calgary is developing a Master Plan for the Rundle Station area and we want to hear from you.

  • Share what you like about your community.
  • Learn more about the Master Planning process.
  • Find out how your input will be used in the Master Plan.
  • Have your say about the future of the Rundle area.

Drop in and share your thoughts on what you love about Rundle and how you would like to see it grow and change.

Come to either of these two sessions:

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 12 – 3 p.m.

Both sessions are being held at the Rundle Community Hall. For more information, visit calgary.ca/rundle or call 311.​

Categories: Development; Community Building; Transit

Back | June 21, 2017

Fire pit regulations help create good neighbour relationships

When you ask Calgarians what they love about this city, the answer is often "the people". While most of us do our best to be good neighbours, sometimes we need a little guidance to do the right thing. That’s where the Community Standards Bylaw comes in.

Did you know that the Community Standards Bylaw lays out the requirements for using backyard wood-burning fire pits? The regulations for fire pits include:

  • Using a mesh screen or spark guard to reduce the spread of embers and sparks
  • Extinguishing the flame by midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends
  • Restricting the height of the flame to one metre
  • Building a fire pit within maximum size limits
  • Listing materials that cannot be burned
  • Ensuring the fire pit is at least two metres from other structures and is not under a tree or overhanging branches
  • Ensuring you have a means of extinguishing the fire on hand and that you put it out before you leave it unattended

Fines for unsafe fires and burning prohibited materials have recently been increased, so it pays to understand the bylaw. For more information, visit www.calgary.ca/firepits. If you have a concern or complaint about fire pits, call 311.

Categories: Community

Back | July 25, 2017

The 18-hole golf course at McCall Lake will be undergoing much needed renovations to revitalize the facility and improve the golfer experience.

A Master Plan process was undertaken in 2016 to validate opportunities and capital priorities at McCall Lake. The goal of the process was to refresh the parkland character of the golf course by improving the customer experience and ultimately McCall's competitive position in the marketplace.

Outcomes of Master Plan

  • Update the golf course layout to modern design standards and gain a stroke to Par (Par 71).
  • Enhance playing conditions and address chronic flooding and drainage issues.
  • Address outstanding safety concerns.
  • Establish consistent design style for all golf course features.
  • Reduce on-going maintenance expenses.
  • Increase player enjoyment through facilitation of quicker pace of play.
  • Improve playability to appeal to a range of golfers (e.g. Play It Forward Initiative - adding another set of forward tees).

The renovation budget will focus on the 18-hole course and will include some changes to the clubhouse and adjacent practice areas. Renovations do not extend to the Par 3 golf course or driving range at this time.

Renovation Information

  • McCall will not close prior to October 2, 2017.
  • To minimize the impact on golfers and to expedite the renovation process, the 18-hole will close for one season - 2018.
  • Golfers can look forward to playing the new and improved golf course in spring of 2019.
  • McCall Lake's Par 3 golf course and driving range will remain open in 2018.
  • Golf Administration will discuss alternative playing options for 2018 with the designated contacts of McCall's 18-hole Block Booking clubs.

For additional information visit: McCall Lake Golf Course or contact 3-1-1McCall Lake Q and A

Categories: Recreation

Back | December 13, 2016

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the New Year!

Christmas Greetings from Councillor Ray Jones and staff

Our office will be closed for the Holidays starting noon December 22, 2016 and will re-open January 3, 2017. If you require assistance regarding a City service please call 3-1-1 or submit an online service request.

3-1-1 connects citizens with non-emergency services through the telephone and web 24 hours, seven days a week.​

Categories: Councillor

Back | June 04, 2018

Saturday June 16, 2018, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Residents in Calgary’s Ward 10 communities are invited to join Councillor Ray Jones on this eighth annual Community Cleanup Day. Friends, families and neighbours can spend a few hours cleaning up an important area in Ward 10 – a yard, local park, street or alley, or other local area in need of improvement.

The City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services will be at five locations to collect residential & yard waste. Other recycling companies will be at select locations to collect: electronics, tires, metal and paper shredding at no charge.

Small appliances and household items in good condition can be donated to Cerebral Palsy who will be on site at Coral Springs/Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex.

Residents can bring waste materials to one of six locations:

  1. Coral Springs/Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex 5206 – 68 Street N.E. Tires & Metal recycling included at this location
  2. Monterey Park 2707 Catalina Blvd. N.E. ​ONLY Paper shredding at this location
  3. Pineridge 6024 Rundlehorn Dr. N.E. - Metal recycling included at this location
  4. Rundle 2409 – 50 St. N.E.
  5. Temple 167 Templegreen Rd. N.E.
  6. Whitehorn 228 Whitehorn Rd. N.E.

​ ​Contact your community association directly to volunteer.  

Categories: Recycling; Waste

Back | March 02, 2016

Calgary Transit reviews transit routes and schedules quarterly to make adjustments based on a number of factors including feedback from our customers and drivers, ridership levels and changing traffic patterns. These adjustments are made to help improve service across the city, increase reliability and ensure the best value for the service we provide. Spring 2016 changes come into effect on March 7.

Some Ward 5 routes affected by these adjustments

Route 32 - Huntington / Sunridge Route has been revised in the Deerfoot Industrial area of 11 Street NE to provide new service to Deerfoot South Industrial area.

Route 21 - Castleridge The bus will no longer wait (to keep on schedule) at Falshire Drive west and 68 Street NE

Route 23 - Foothills Industrial Times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence.

Route 25 - Whitehorn Service frequency has been adjusted to every 18 minutes, and times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence during morning and afternoon peak times. The bus will no longer wait (to keep on schedule) at Laguna Way and Catalina Blvd or at Temple Drive and 43 Street NE

Route 34 - Pineridge Times have been adjusted to improve schedule adherence. The bus will no longer wait (to keep on schedule) at 26 Avenue and Rundlehorn Drive or at 22 Avenue and 68 Street NE

Route 38 - Temple The bus will no longer wait (to keep on schedule) at Laguna Way and Catalina Blvd or at Temple Drive and 43 Street NE

Route 48 - Rundle Morning and evening service times have been improved from every 18 to 19 minutes to every 14 minutes. The bus will no longer wait (to keep on schedule) at 26 Avenue and Rundlehorn Drive or at California Blvd and 68 Street NE

Route 55 - Falconridge The bus will no longer wait (to keep on schedule) at Coral Springs Blvd and Coral Keys Drive.

Route 85 - Martin Crossing To improve schedule adherence, service frequency has been adjusted to every 20 minutes during peak times and every 35 minutes during off-peak and evening times.

Calgary Transit has a summarized list of all the changes on their website.

Do you see a problem with Route schedules or service? Cleanliness or vandalism at train stations, bus stops or shelters? The best way to get in contact and report it is to call 3-1-1, report it online or use the 311 app. Report an issue online.

Get Transit Alerts here! or follow Transit on Twitter.​

Categories: Transit

Back | May 10, 2017

Please join me, Mayor Nenshi, Parks and Community leaders celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Prairie Winds Park!

Date: Friday, May 26
Time: 3 - 6 p.m.
Location: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE

Official Invitations:

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Come check out the exciting new and improved features of the park including:

  • An unique one-of-a-kind playscape complete with zipline, running bowl, concrete wave, hill slides, climbing poles and basketball courts;
  • New picnic shelters, bbq areas, public tandoori oven, picnic areas and tables;
  • A new cricket pitch, tennis courts, pathways, trails and fitness stations;
  • Expanded and renovated Parks Centre Building;
  • Join us for the unveiling of a new public art feature and get a sneak peek at the new wading pool and lazy river that will be opening later in June!

There will be music, speeches, ribbon cutting, guided public art walks, CUPCAKES (while quantities last) and more! Food trucks will be on site, as well, City of Calgary sevices booth to share information on how the City supports our citizens! Follow the link for further details.

Please note: Parking is limited. McKnight-Westwinds C-train station is a 20 minute walk to the park. Some parking will be available at north & south park lots, street parking along 54 Avenue and Westwinds Drive, and at the Baitun Nur Mosque parking lot south of the park. Overflow parking will be available in the Superstore Liquor Store with a shuttle to and from the park.

Some areas of the park are still under construction and will remain fenced for safety. We ask that public to respect all fenced areas.​

Categories: Parks

Back | April 01, 2016

Councillor Ray Jones' 6th Annual Community Cleanup Day, June 18, 2016 will provide FREE, on-site disposal services including:

  • Residential waste and garbage collection - The City of Calgary will collect household waste and residential garbage.
  • Yard waste - Your spring yard waste collected will be kept out of the landfill and used by The City as compost in its gardens and parks.
  • Electronic recycling - We will be providing secure electronics recycling at all seven locations. Acceptable electronics include: televisions, CPUs (central processing units) keyboards, cables, speakers, monitors, printers, laptops and notebooks.
  • Tire recycling - tires and tires with rims will be accepted at Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex only (5206 - 68 ST NE).

Household hazardous waste will not be accepted. For more information on household hazardous waste or drop-off locations visit calgary.ca/waste or contact 311.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank will be gratefully accepted in exchange for these free services.


We are building our volunteer teams!

We are looking for people to help us plan and coordinate the event as well as people to work with us on June 18, 2016. Individuals can volunteer or community groups can partner with a local community association. By doing so, you will help bring our communities together, meet new people, and discover all the services the community associations can offer. Contact your local community association to volunteer:

Service providers / sponsorships

Are you a local business, trucking / delivery or food service? Are you interested in helping this great community effort by donating your services, items or gifts? Please contact: (403) 268 - 1659 or email eaward5@calgary.ca

Volunteers needed

Don't forget to share your stories!

Tweet us using #NEPride or #Ward5Cleanup.​

Categories: Waste; Recycling

Back | July 27, 2017

Weekly green cart food and yard waste collection starts this summer. This easy and convenient program allows you to dispose of all your food and yard waste in your green bin. It will be turned into nutrient-rich compost at our new indoor composting facility rather than go to waste in our landfills.

When will you receive your carts? See below for the following delivery dates for your community:

  • Castleridge, August 14 - 22
  • Coral Springs, August 14 - 22
  • Falconridge, August 14 - 22
  • Martindale, August 9 -20
  • Monterey Park, August 14 - 31
  • Pineridge, August 17 - 31
  • Rundle, August17 - 27
  • Temple, August 14 -27
  • Vista Heights, August 17 - 27
  • Whitehorn, August 14 -27

Residents will receive everything they need to get started:

  • Green cart - the same size as the blue and black cart. What goes into the green cart?
  • Kitchen pail - to collect food scraps (23 cm high, 30 cm wide and 23 cm deep). Additional kitchen pails for your home can be purchased at home improvement stores or you can reuse an ice cream pail, etc.
  • Starter supply of compostable bags - to line the kitchen pail.
  • Starter supply of paper yard waste bags - for extra yard waste that doesn't fit inside the cart.
  • Acceptable compostable bags and liners
  • Instruction guide and collection schedule

Instructions on how to use the greencart are also available in Punjabi, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Do you have more questions about the Green Cart program? Email us greencart@calgary.ca.​

Categories: Garbage; Recycling; Waste

Back | March 22, 2016

The importance of keeping storm drains draining

In 2015, there were more than 1,600 service requests related to storm drains and drainage concerns - 73 of those were related to concerns in Ward 5. In 2014, a whopping 5,036 service requests were received by The City, with the majority of its storm drain - or 'catch basin' - calls historically received in March.

Rainwater and melting snow from sidewalks, streets and roads are drawn into catch basins or storm drains, located at the edge of the sidewalks and flow into our storm system, eventually into our rivers. One way to help keep your sidewalks and roads safe is to create a pathway for the melting snow to drain to the storm drains.

"Citizens can help prevent street pooling by clearing ice and compacted snow away from storm drain when the weather turns warmer," says John Headley, leader Asset Assessment with Water Services.

"Citizens can, if safe to do so, clear the channel along the gutter so that the snowmelt can drain into the catch basin." At times, street debris or debris from wind, rain or hail storms (branches, leaves etc.) may block storm drains, as well. If this debris is sitting on the surface of the drain, and it is safe to do so, it can be removed to allow for water to drain more easily.

Storm drains are the main way water gets into the underground pipe system. The metal grates that can be seen at the edge of the road are only a portion of the structure which is primarily under ground. Under the grates is a barrel that collects the water. The barrel is attached to a pipe that allows the water to be whisked away and eventually deposited in the river.

If you are unable to clear the ice and snow yourself, please call 311 or fill out the online 311 request

Visit Storm drains in Calgary for further information.​

Categories: Water

Back | June 21, 2017

Outdoor home improvement project on your mind?

Planning on building a garage, expanding your deck or maybe installing a hot tub? You might be wondering, "What permits do I require?" "How long it will take?" Or, "What bylaw and code considerations do I need to know about?"

Before you pay for materials, hire a contractor or do it yourself, let The City help guide you on permitting and inspection requirements. We know the process can be confusing, but we’re here to help answer your questions to ensure your project meets Alberta’s safety codes and city bylaws.

Visit calgary.ca/myhome for answers regarding our most popular outdoor home improvement projects, or give us a call directly.

Planning Services Centre (403) 268-5311 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Categories: Development

Back | March 29, 2017

Councillor Ray Jones' 7th Annual Community Cleanup Day, Saturday June 17, 2017 will provide FREE, on-site disposal services including:

  • Residential waste and yard waste (organics) - The City of Calgary will collect household and organic waste at all locations except Monterey Park Community Assoc.
  • Electronic recycling will be provided at all locations except Monterey Park Community Assoc. Acceptable electronics include: televisions, CPUs (central processing units) keyboards, cables, speakers, monitors, printers, laptops and notebooks.
  • Tire recycling - Tires and tires with rims will only be accepted at Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex (Coral Springs Community Assoc.).
  • Metal recycling will be accepted only at Falconridge/Castleridge and Pineridge Community Associations.
  • Paper Shredding will only be accepted at Monterey Park Community Assoc.
  • Gently used clothing & household items will be accepted at Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex (Coral Springs), Rundle and Whitehorn Community Associations.

Please ensure to cover and secure all loads of loose residential and yard waste before transporting to any of these community locations.

Household hazardous waste will not be accepted. For more information on household hazardous waste or drop-off locations visit calgary.ca/waste or contact 311.

Postcard
Cleanup Day Community Ad

Donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank will be gratefully accepted in exchange for these free services.

We are building our volunteer teams!

We are looking for volunteers to "roll up their sleeves" and work with us on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Individuals or community groups can partner with any one of our local community associations. By doing so, you will help bring our communities together, meet new people, and discover all the services the community associations can offer and get a small gift in return. Please contact your local community association to volunteer:  

  • Coral Springs (403) 870 - 6270 or by email
  • Falconridge/Castleridge (403) 280 - 4422 or by email
  • Martindale (403) 930 - 6188 extension 2 or by email
  • Monterey Park (587) 438 - 0839 or by email
  • Pineridge (403) 585 - 3710 or by email
  • Rundle (403) 852 - 3952 or by email
  • Temple (403) 280 - 5466 or by email
  • Whitehorn (403) 280 - 2880 or by email


Service providers / sponsorships

Are you a local business, trucking / delivery or food service? Are you interested in helping this great community effort by donating your services, items or gifts? Please contact: (403) 268 - 1659 or by email.

Volunteers needed

Don't forget to share your stories! Tweet us using #NEPride or #Ward5Cleanup

Visit the Community cleanup schedule page for an up-to-date listing of all community cleanups in 2017​

Categories: Recycling; Waste

Back | November 24, 2016

The City is dedicated to keeping our streets safe for users of all modes of transportation. Traffic Safety is of paramount concern to citizens, consistently appearing as a top concern in the City's Citizen Satisfaction surveys.

Councillor Ray Jones, City of Calgary Transportation department and Calgary Police Service (CPS) are hosting a Community Traffic Safety meeting:

When: Monday, January 23 from 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Village Square Leisure Centre (2623 56 ST NE)

The meeting will give residents a place to voice their concerns and to learn how to keep Calgary's roads safe for all users. The ultimate goal of the discussion is to create a forum to raise awareness of traffic safety and for The City to take action based on citizens concerns identified.

Specific things that The City, CPS and citizens can do to improve safety will be discussed. The Calgary Police Service relies on traffic safety requests as a key indicator of where targeted enforcement and education are needed, in order to address traffic concerns. Participants will be asked to provide their feedback about where they believe additional CPS enforcement would be beneficial in their communities.

Based on feedback from attendees, CPS will conduct additional enforcement in each ward and report-back their findings. The City’s Transportation Department will research and recommend specific engineering measures that could be applied where issues exist.

This Council initiative is part of the Safer Mobility Plan and is dedicated to keeping our transportation system safe for all users. For more information about the sessions, visit: www.calgary.ca/trafficsafety.​

Categories: Traffic; Council

Back | December 02, 2014

One of our real joys of the Festive Season is the opportunity to say "Thank You" and to wish you and your family the best for the holidays.

Our office will be closed for the Holidays starting December 22, 2014 and will re-open January 5, 2015. If you require assistance regarding a City service please call 311 or submit an online service request. 311 connects citizens with non-emergency services through the telephone and web 24 hours a day, seven days a week.​

Categories: Councillor

Back | July 05, 2018

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all parks and pathway users, the City of Calgary is reminding dog owners about the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.

All parks in Calgary are designated on-leash areas unless otherwise indicated by signage. The bylaw also requires that a dog off-leash must be under its handler’s control at all times.

"All Calgarians have the right to enjoy our parks, and the safety of owners and their beloved pets is of utmost importance. Just because your dog is in an off-leash area, that does not mean they can be out of control," says Damian Cole, Superintendent, Bylaw North. "Your dog must remain in your sight, and be able to respond to you when you call it to come back."

For more information you can visit the City of Calgary website, or read the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.

Categories:

Back | October 11, 2018

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MAX at a Glance

  • MAX improves transit operations for Calgarians.
  • MAX connects people to more destinations with fewer transfers.
  • MAX gives transit riders more convenience, direct connections and next bus arrival times.
  • MAX brings more comfort to Calgarians with heated shelters, enhanced lighting and amenities at stations.
  • MAX enhances our Rapid Transit Network, a key element of the Calgary Transportation Plan and RouteAhead.

View the 2018 transit network

BRT Stations

Many existing stops on the BRT route will be replaced with new stations.

Cross-town BRT shelter

One of the goals of the BRT program is to provide an improved customer experience including heated shelters, seating, next bus service messaging, and a pleasant waiting area. The stations for the North Crosstown BRT will incorporate public art on the shelter glass. The use of images on the glass of the shelters is a visual enhancement to the waiting area and has been shown in other jurisdictions to reduce the amount of vandalism and resulting operating costs.

The Crosstown BRT projects offer an opportunity to celebrate the City's Public Art Collection - the bulk of which has been built over the last century by the generosity of Calgarians and local organizations such as the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Selected artworks will brighten or bring interest to the spaces for transit users.

The selection of over 100 artworks required many technical, logistical and curatorial considerations. Two dimensional fine artworks such as paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, were selected because they translate best onto glass and will allow the shelters to read like gallery walls. It was also important to demonstrate the variety in the collection in terms of the types of artworks, styles, media, period of production, and the diversity of artists in terms of age, gender, residency. Many of the artists (or their estate) are local and includes several indigenous artists.

The City's Public Art Program

Public engagement and communications

Community information session: Village Square Leisure Centre, October 27, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAX Service

MAX provides riders with maximum convenience, reliability, comfort, and efficiency to get transit riders where they need to go.

Calgary Transit customers have consistently told us that reliability, safety, value for money/quality and convenience are some of the most important aspects of their transit trip. MAX provides customers with:

  • Convenience: fewer stops, signal priority, queue jumps, dedicated lanes, next bus arrival time displays.
  • Travel time and reliability- use of transit priority infrastructure gets customers to destinations faster and more reliably.
  • Comfort and safety- enhanced CCTV, enhanced lighting, heated shelters, larger platforms.
  • Connections- access to more major destinations, and fewer transfers to get to final destinations.
North Crosstown BRT route


North Crosstown BRT Route

MAX will start service on November 19, 2018, offering Calgarians more transit options to get to where they need to go.

Categories: Council; Budget; Community; Streets; Transit

Back | October 11, 2018

On July 31, 2018 Council approved a Vote of the Electors in respect to Calgary hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Vote 2018 will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The question on the ballot

Are you for or are you against Calgary hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?

__ I am for Calgary hosting
__ I am against Calgary hosting

Who is eligible to vote

You are eligible to vote in the 2018 Vote if on Vote Day (November 13th, 2018), you:

Advanced vote

It is encouraged that voters vote at the stations closest to their homes.

  • November 6 and 7 – Advance Vote 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (14 locations, one in each ward)
  • November 6 – Mount Royal University 11 a.m. - 5p.m.
  • November 7 – University of Calgary 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Senior’s Accommodation Vote (November 6 & 7)

You may find your Advance Vote voting station location.

Special (mail-in) mallots

Applications are available and can be made online, in person or over the phone until November 13th, 2018 at noon. You may request a mail-in ballot if you are unable to vote during the Advance Vote or on Vote Day because:

  • of physical incapacity; or
  • you are absent from the city; or
  • you are working Vote day as a vote worker or volunteering/working on a campaign.

You may find more information about the mail in ballot as well as request one here.

Voting on vote day

Vote Day is Novemeber 13th, 2018.

Voters must vote at their designated voting station on Vote Day. Voting stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Vote Day.

You may find your voting stations here.

To learn more about voting eligibility please read here.​

Categories:

Back | October 24, 2018

The Ward 10 November newletter​ includes information on:

  • Service plans and budgets 2019-2022
  • Green cart schedule changes
  • Winter is coming!
  • Winterfest free activities​​

Keep up-to-date on events and news in Ward 10 and in Calgary, sign up for Ward 10 news​.

Categories: Newsletter

Back | April 18, 2018

Councillor Ray Jones’​ 8th Annual Community Cleanup Day!

Sat. June 16, 2018, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friends, families and neighbours are encouraged to help clean up an important area in their community – a yard, park, street, alley or any other local area or neighbourhood space in need of improvement. City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services and other recycling services, will be on site at several community locations within Ward 10 to collect residential waste and recycling at no charge.



“The success of this event over the past few years shows how proud citizens are of their neighbourhoods and their commitment to creating clean, safe communities. Let’s celebrate our NE pride and have some fun in the process."
- Councillor Ray Jones
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Categories: Community

Back | September 27, 2018

The Ward 10 October newletter​ includes information on:

  • Cannabis legalization
  • How much do water leaks really cost?
  • Tap into your creative side
  • Fall Recreational Program Guide​​
  • Fun starts after the bell with Calgary Afterschool
  • Dive in movie at Village Square Leisure Centre

Keep up-to-date on events and news in Ward 10 and in Calgary, sign up for Ward 10 news​.

​​​

Happy Thanksgiving

May you enjoy this celebration with your family full of laughter and peace. —from Councillor Ray Jones and Family

Happy Thanksgiving

Categories: Newsletter

Back | October 01, 2018

Winter is a big part of living in Calgary, and there is a lot of information available through the City of Calgary about making sure winter is safe for everyone.

View current road conditions

Snow Route Parking Bans, locations and updates

Council approved a priority system and a seven day plan to clear all roadways in Calgary. This seven day plan begins once snowfall ends, and is restarted with new snowfall. You can find more information about the seven day snow event plan.

Snow and ice clearing updates in your community and around Calgary.

Snow and Ice removal on Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail is the responsibility of the Government of Alberta. Please call 403-543-8750 for maintenance issues.​

Categories: Streets

Back | October 10, 2017

Before you start pouring concrete, make sure you have a permit!

Widening or extending your driveway sounds like a really good idea if you want more parking or just don’t like cutting your grass. It’s your property but extending your driveway impacts safety, street parking, property values and storm water drainage which impacts your whole neighbourhood.

Are you thinking of buying a house with an existing widened driveway? Make sure it has a permit. If you already bought the house and the widened driveway does not have a permit, you are still responsible to get a permit or remove the driveway. Bylaw information about driveways including what is typically approved or refused can be found on the Driveways page.

Consider alternatives like a low maintenance garden or mulch. There are several options that offer more decorative and environmentally friendly solutions than concrete. The City has several resources on the YardSmart site to help you transform your front garden.​

Categories: Development

Back | December 23, 2015

Calgary Transit determines service requirements based on statistics, driver and rider feedback. Routes are updated every four months to reflect user needs while balancing budget realities.

Some updates for Routes in Ward 5 for Winter 2015

Route 61 - Martindale This route has been changed to travel on 80 Avenue NE Saddletree will be served by new Route 59. This will improve the route efficiency and schedule adherence.

Route 72 - Circle Route We added a 4:01 p.m. trip from Brentwood Station to Whitehorn Station.

Route 85 - Martin Crossing Schedule times have been adjusted to combine with new Route 59 Saddletree. Evening service has been added until 11:00 p.m. weekdays and until 10:30 p.m. on weekends.

Do you see a problem with Route schedules or service? Cleanliness or vandalism at train stations, bus stops or shelters? The best way to get in contact and report it is to call 311, report it online or use the 311 app. Report an issue online.

Vandalism and destruction of bus shelters affect your entire community. The best thing you can do to help is report a vandalised bus shelter as soon as you see it - don’t wait for someone else to do it.​

Categories: Transit

Back | December 02, 2015

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the New Year

Christmas Greetings from Councillor Ray Jones and staff

Our office will be closed for the Holidays starting December 23, 2015 and will re-open January 4, 2016. If you require assistance regarding a City service please call 3-1-1 or submit an online service request. 3-1-1 connects citizens with non-emergency services through the telephone and web 24 hours a day, seven days a week.​

Categories: Councillor

Back | January 20, 2014

McCall Lake Golf Course will remain open for Calgarians to enjoy throughout the 2014 and 2015 golfing seasons.

McCall Lake Golf Course community and stakeholder engagement

Community and stakeholder engagement on the closure and repurposing of the McCall Lake site will take place at the end of January and throughout February 2014. This will give stakeholders an opportunity to express their opinions on municipal golf sustainability and how that relates to the proposed closure and redevelopment of the McCall Lake Golf Course site.

Focus groups (January 27 - February 3)

Administration, in partnership with Leger, an independent polling, research and marketing firm, will conduct seven engagement sessions with non-golfers, golfers of City-operated courses and golfers of non-City-operated courses.

Telephone survey (February 17 - March 2)

Administration is working with Leger to design and conduct a 10-minute telephone survey of 800 Calgarians on their perceptions and expectations of City of Calgary Golf Course Operations as well as their opinions on the potential closure of the McCall Lake Golf Course for redevelopment on that site. This survey is a general population survey and calls will be made randomly.

Online weblink survey (February 17 - March 2)

An online survey will also be posted on The City’s website and will mirror the questions used in the telephone survey. This will allow for an open process of engaging citizens and golfers alike to provide their input into this important matter. This survey will be open to all stakeholders.

While my hope is to keep McCall Lake Golf Course open, I encourage Calgarians to take part in the upcoming engagement process so their preferences can be heard
- Ray Jones

Open house information sessions (February 24 - February 27)

The City’s Engagement unit will host two Open House information sessions that will run alongside the Online Weblink Survey, giving attendees the opportunity to go online and provide additional input should they so choose. These Open House sessions will be advertised and are open to all stakeholders.

Information gathered during the engagement phase of the project will be provided to Council as part of the Feasibility Study.

Have more questions? Check out, Frequently Asked Questions or visit McCall Lake Golf Course Update

Categories: Community; Recreation

Back | May 05, 2018

City invites Calgarians to pick up free compost this spring

The City of Calgary is offering free compost for residents to use in their yards and gardens this spring. Every Saturday in May Calgarians can visit the Calgary Compost Facility to pick up free compost to use in their flower beds, gardens and more.

"Calgarians are doing a great job composting," says Laura Hamilton, Waste Diversion Specialist with Waste & Recycling Services. "We are thrilled to invite residents to pick up the free compost they helped produce by using their green carts at home."

The City's green cart program has diverted over 53 million kilograms of material to date. Calgarians have responded well to composting with over 30 per cent more material coming to the Calgary Composting Facility than previously estimated. All the food and yard waste put into the green cart is turned into nutrient-rich compost which will be available to Calgarians at no cost.

Giveaway days:

  • Dates: Saturday, May 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residents can line up in their vehicles five minutes prior to the start of the event. Vehicles will be turned away prior to this time.
  • Location: Calgary Composting Facility, 12111 68 Street SE.

Calgarians can pick up to 100 litres of compost per vehicle. This is a self-serve event. Residents must hand load the compost and need to bring the following items:

  • Shovel
  • Gloves
  • Containers to hold compost (for example: buckets, tubs, etc.)
  • Tarps - if you are loading compost into a trunk or truck bed, your load must be secure and covered before leaving the event

Visit calgary.ca/compost for full event details.​

Categories: Compost; Garbage; Recycling; Waste; Yard

Back | January 09, 2014

The $2 billion Airport Development Program (ADP) at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is on schedule and on budget.

YYC has more than doubled in size and passenger volume over the last 15 years and, in 2012, the airport broke previous records, welcoming 13.6 million passengers to Canada’s fourth busiest airport. The ADP includes two major projects: the Runway Development Project and the International Facilities Project, and is the largest expansion the airport has ever undertaken. The Program will provide much needed airport capacity, vital to our airport partners’ growth and development, and will solidify YYC’s position as an important economic growth generator for the city, region and province.

Q4 2013 ADP construction update.​

Categories: Development

Back | September 27, 2013

The $2 billion Airport Development Program (ADP) at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is on schedule and on budget.

YYC has more than doubled in size and passenger volume over the last 15 years and, in 2012, the airport broke previous records, welcoming 13.6 million passengers to Canada’s fourth busiest airport. The ADP includes two major projects: the Runway Development Project and the International Facilities Project, and is the largest expansion the airport has ever undertaken. The Program will provide much needed airport capacity, vital to our airport partners’ growth and development, and will solidify YYC’s position as an important economic growth generator for the city, region and province.

Q3 2013 ADP Construction update

Categories: Development

Back | August 28, 2013

This spring, The City of Calgary launched a new exciting pilot project called Inspiring Strong Neighbourhoods. This community-led initiative empowered residents to identify opportunities and make recommendations to The City about municipal programs and services that directly affect their community.

Twelve neighbourhoods were selected as they provided a strong representation of the communities within our city. On March 21, representatives of the City, my assistant and I participated in a walking tour led by volunteers and residents of the Falconridge Community Association as a “grass-roots way” to gain an understanding of the neighbourhood through the eyes of those who live there. The weather for the tour was cold but spirits were high as we identified issues and strengths within their community. The tour’s findings will help influence future City programs and services for our residents.

Where we live matters to most of us. Our neighbourhoods are diverse and the people who live in them make Calgary a great city. The City of Calgary values "Strong neighbourhoods" and believes we have a critical role in building neighbourhoods where people want to live, work and play.

The Inspiring Strong Neighbourhoods was completed in June and a comprehensive report will be presented to Council later this year, outlining progress to date, lessons learned and a suggested future strategy.

This initiative is aligned with Council's priorities and is being lead by Community Services & Protective Services Department, with the Community & Neighbourhood Services business unit taking the lead. As the project progresses, Roads and Calgary Police Services will also be involved. They will also collaborate with external partners and agencies, such as Alberta Health Services.

To learn more about Inspiring Strong Neighbourhoods please visit their Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Categories: Community; Councillor; Council initiatives

Back | April 18, 2018

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Project update - April 2018

The City started installing shelters along the North Crosstown route this month. This work should take approximately two weeks at each location. We'll also start work this spring on the remaining BRT station including the utility and concrete work at each location.

52nd Street and McKnight Boulevard NE intersection improvements

Starting in early May, The City will be making improvements at the McKnight Boulevard and 52nd Street NW intersection. The upgrades include:

  • Dual left hand turn lanes in all four directions
  • New and improved sidewalks, pathways and crossings
  • New bus queue jump lanes along 52 Street NE for the North Crosstown BRT
  • These upgrades will improve transit service reliability by reducing rush hour delays and provide better pedestrian access to Castleridge Plaza NE Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018. Take a look at the intersection design.

BRT stations

Many existing stops on the BRT route will be replaced with new stations.

One of the goals of the BRT program is to provide an improved customer experience including heated shelters, seating, next bus service messaging, and a pleasant waiting area. The stations for the North Crosstown BRT will incorporate public art on the shelter glass. The use of images on the glass of the shelters is a visual enhancement to the waiting area and has been shown in other jurisdictions to reduce the amount of vandalism and resulting operating costs.

 

The Crosstown BRT projects offer an opportunity to celebrate the City's Public Art Collection - the bulk of which has been built over the last century by the generosity of Calgarians and local organizations such as the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Selected artworks will brighten or bring interest to the spaces for transit users.

The selection of over 100 artworks required many technical, logistical and curatorial considerations. Two dimensional fine artworks such as paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, were selected because they translate best onto glass and will allow the shelters to read like gallery walls. It was also important to demonstrate the variety in the collection in terms of the types of artworks, styles, media, period of production, and the diversity of artists in terms of age, gender, residency. Many of the artists (or their estate) are local and includes several indigenous artists.

Additional information on the City's Public Art Program.

Public engagement and communications

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the North Crosstown BRT route, station locations and design. For a detailed summary of the input provided, please refer to the What We Heard Report.

What we heard summary

  • Most respondents were current, daily Calgary Transit users.
  • Of respondents who said they currently use Calgary Transit, most indicated the new North Crosstown BRT service would encourage them to use Calgary Transit more.
  • Of respondents who said they don't currently use Calgary Transit, most indicated the new North Crosstown BRT would encourage them to use Calgary Transit.
  • 362 respondents indicated they live near the route.
  • 264 respondents indicated they commute along the route.
  • 60 respondents indicated they own, manage, operate or work at a business along the route.

Project overview

Calgary Transit strives to provide safe, accessible, reliable public transportation. Through various feedback to Calgary Transit, customers have identified reliability and convenience as top priorities for taking transit. The North Crosstown BRT will benefit transit customers by providing a better customer experience and more reliable, direct service.

The North Crosstown BRT is a Council-identified priority in Calgary Transit's strategic plan, RouteAhead. The North Crosstown BRT project is one of four additions to The City's primary transit network. The four new routes fill important gaps in the existing transit network and provide Calgarians with reliable, direct connections to major destinations.

The North Crosstown BRT will be a limited stop bus service operating in regular traffic lanes with several transit priority measures such as queue jumps and priority signals.



How will we achieve more reliable, direct service?

When service starts in 2018, the BRT will operate seven days a week with buses running every 10 minutes during peak hours (6:30 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.). As ridership grows, the BRT will operate seven days a week, 15 hours per day with buses every 10 minutes.

Transit signal priority

Traffic signals along the route will be modified to provide an extended green signal when buses are approaching.

Bus queue jumps

Queue jumps are reserved for buses at signalized intersections. Buses enter their own lane and get an advanced green light before other vehicles at the intersection, allowing them to get ahead of traffic and avoid congestion delays. Calgary already has a number of transit queue jumps, including 16 Avenue and 10 Street NW, Memorial Drive and 5 Avenue S.E. and Marlborough Drive and 52 Street S.E.

 

Timeline



Staying informed

The City is committed to keeping the public, residents, and businesses informed during construction. Please sign up for email updates (click on the "North Crosstown BRT" box on the sign up page) to receive updates about the project.



Related projects

16 Avenue North Functional Planning Study

The City is developing concept plans for widening 16 Avenue North from four to six lanes between 19 Street NW and 29 Street NW Currently, this section of 16 Avenue North has only two lanes in each direction. Few impacts are expected because The City owns most of the required right-of-way (land). The project team will work with the community and adjacent land owners to identify and address concerns.

The eventual widening of 16 Avenue North in this section will provide lane continuity, improve road capacity and safety. It will also provide an opportunity for a BRT station next to University Drive NW and McMahon Stadium.

Area projects

There are a number of developments and projects along the route, such as the Crowchild Trail Study, Calgary Cancer Centre, University District and others. The project team will work with other City project teams and private industry to share information and coordinate when possible.



Calgary's BRT network



The map above shows future transit capital projects, as identified in RouteAhead (2012).​

Categories: Council; Streets; Transit; Community; Budget

Back | October 22, 2012

Monterey Park is honoured by the fabulous volunteers from Alta Link and Parks Foundation Calgary for helping to build these two parks within our community and to help bring families together making Monterey Park a great community to live in.​

Categories: Community

Back | April 23, 2018

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Update: On April 23rd 2018, City Council voted by a wide margin to hold a city-wide plebiscite later this year to determine if taxpayers want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

Update: On April 16th 2018, Councillor Ray Jones addressed City Council regarding his views on hosting the 2026 Olympics in relation to the 1988 Olympics...



The City of Calgary is currently determining whether it is prudent to bid on the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In order to decide whether there is justifiable benefit in declaring a bid to host the games, we are exploring the following:

  • The financial viability of hosting the Games.
  • The possible risks of proceeding with a bid and hosting the Games.
  • Understanding the vision and legacy of pursuing the bid process and of potentially hosting the Games.
  • Stakeholder and government support.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) requirements.
  • The project team will address these items and provide a recommendation to City Council.

The City and its key partners (Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and the Canadian Olympic Committee) will make the decision to proceed with the bid process or not. All partners must be in agreement for a bid to proceed.

A decision to bid does not mean Calgary is assured of being selected as the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Host City. The City of Calgary has contributed $6 million to the bid exploration process.

More information can be found below about the City's considerations and the Exploration Phase of this process.

Refer to the full reports on Calgary's potential to bid.

Benefits and legacy

The City's Olympic bid project team is working to understand the benefits and legacy of pursuing the bid process and of potentially hosting the Games.

 


 

Venues and logistics

The City’s Olympic bid project team is assessing existing infrastructure, determining costs for new facilities and engaging other cities to identify possible collaboration opportunities.



Timelines

The City's Olympic bid project team has successfully met established timelines during the exploration process and continues to work towards future targets. Learn more about the timelines.

 

Categories: Accountability; Arts; Community; Council; Parks; City Finances; Community Building; Expenses; Tax; Transparency; Board; Development; Economics; Events; Recreation

Back | April 03, 2013

The $2 billion Airport Development Program (ADP) at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is on schedule and on budget.

YYC has more than doubled in size and passenger volume over the last 15 years and in 2012, the airport broke previous records, welcoming 13.6 million passengers to Canada's fourth busiest airport. The ADP includes two major projects, the Runway Development Project and the International Facilities Project and is the largest expansion the airport has ever undertaken. The Program will provide much needed airport capacity, vital to our airport partners' growth and development, and will solidify YYC's position as an important economic growth generator for the city, region and province.​

Categories: Community; Development

Back | January 17, 2013

The City of Calgary is upgrading all existing Calgary Transit LRT station platforms to accommodate four-car trains, which will be introduced in the near future. Starting with Rundle Station, the platforms in the northeast from Bridgeland to Rundle Station are the next on the list for upgrades. These stations are in need of refurbishment due to wear and tear. So, at the same time they are being extended for four-car trains, the existing platforms will also be replaced. Station furnishings, such as the shelters, signage, lighting and benches, will also be refurbished or replaced with upgraded furnishings.

Rundle Station construction timeline:

  • Starting January 2013, construction will begin with the removal of existing furnishings, while the station remains open.
  • Currently, the plan is to close the station over the May long weekend in order to remove and replace the existing platform, but this date will be confirmed.
  • During the time the station is closed, Calgary Transit will operate shuttle buses between Rundle and the two adjoining stations, Whitehorn and Marlborough.
  • The Rundle Station platform redevelopment is expected to be completed by fall 2013.
  • See before and after drawings of the station.

For more information, please fill out the online form, call 311 or visit calgary.ca. For transit information, please call 403-262-1000 or visit Calgary Transit.

Categories: Transportation; Transit

Back | October 22, 2012

​The Run for Calgary event partnered with the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation event took place Sept. 22, 2012 with all proceeds helping sick and injured children in our community. The event was held at Baitunnur Mosque.

View the photo album of the event on Picasa

Categories: Community

Back | August 27, 2013

Citizens should have access to high quality, affordable recreational opportunities – including golf. Currently, The City operates eight golf courses in six locations. On average, Calgarians visit municipal golf courses 300,000 times a year.

Despite many successes, challenges remain in meeting operational and capital investment financial needs. Recognizing these challenges, Golf Course Operations undertook a 30-month comprehensive review of municipal golf operations to identify strategies for improving financial performance, meeting life cycle requirements and enhancing sustainability.

Over the next 10 years, approximately $34.5 million (inclusive of McCall Lake) is needed for life cycle upgrades across the entire municipal golf course system to ensure its sustainability. Of the $34.5 million, McCall Lake Golf Course requires roughly $6.7 million. Lifecycle upgrades required at McCall Lake Golf Course include:

  • Upgrades to clubhouse, maintenance building and pumphouse building
  • Upgrades to cart pathways
  • Repair and upgrades to fencing
  • Road upgrades and repairs
  • Upgrades to parking lot
  • Repairs and upgrades to retaining walls
  • Drainage repairs on holes 1, 2, 12 and 18
  • Relocation of the #1 tee box
  • Washroom upgrades to ensure accessibility
  • Repairs to signage
  • New perimeter screening
  • Sand trap modifications
  • Additional tree planting

In addition to life cycle upgrades, McCall Lake runs an average annual deficit of between $200,000 and $250,000.

A comprehensive feasibility study is required to determine what can be developed and sustained on this site, followed by a clearly defined Land Use redesignation process in support of the feasibility study. The Land Use redesignation process requires a Public Hearing at Council. Citizens will have an opportunity to speak to Council at that time.

"This is why we are having a feasibility study. If we find it's not feasible to close it, we won't close it. We should be looking at all of our options." Ald. Jones

Should these critical decision-making points support the current intent to close McCall Lake after the 2014 season, public engagement will be sought on the development of the Recreation Campus.

A project timeline for the closure and potential redevelopment of McCall has not yet been developed. Our current focus of work is on the Golf Course Fee Restructuring Review. This work is anticipated to be completed and presented to Council in November  

Categories: Councillor; Recreation

Back | November 20, 2018

​The December Newsletter includes information on: 

  • The City of Calgary's service plan and budgets for 2019-2022
  • Landfills on winter hours 
  • Streets Bylaw: Snow and Ice Removal
  • and more​

Keep up-to-date on events and news in Ward 10 and in Calgary, sign up for our Ward Newsletter

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Categories: Newsletter

Back | November 20, 2018

The City of Calgary and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) are currently working on scheduling community traffic safety meetings in your area! The first round of meetings were held between October 2016 and June 2017, and your valuable input helped us as we work to continue to improve road safety for all.
 
This year’s meetings will give citizens an opportunity to share information concerning traffic safety with both The City and CPS and hear feedback on The City’s traffic safety initiatives based on previously expressed concerns. The meetings give citizens an opportunity to speak directly to City of Calgary traffic experts and officers from the Calgary Police Service’s Traffic Section.​
 
The Ward 10 Traffic Safety metting will be held at the Crossroads Community Centre from 7 to 8 p.m. 1803 14 Avenue N.E
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Categories: Traffic

Back | December 18, 2018

​The Ward 10 January Newsletter includes information on: 

  • ​The new and improved water utility bill 
  • Calgary Awards Nominations
  • Winter driving safety
  • Assembling important documents 
  • The City's Winter Recreation Program

 





Categories: Newsletter


This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.​

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