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May 2016 Newsletter

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Ward 2 official websiteNeighbour Day is an opportunity for neighbours to come together in the form of BBQs, cleanups and potlucks to celebrate our strong community spirit in Calgary. Make Saturday, June 18 the day you host a block party, a picnic at your local park or even introduce yourself to a neighbour and lend a helping hand. The City of Calgary wants to encourage as many people as possible to host a local activity on their block or in their residential building. That is why they are waiving the fees for small scale local block party permits and neighbourhood park bookings for events that take place on June 18 this year. Please note the deadline for road closure permit applications is May 27. Visit for more information about Neighbour Day including an event planning kit, information about permits and other logistical considerations.

This spring, Calgary Police Service along with Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement will be paying extra attention to safety infractions by heavy and light trucks. They will focus on moving violations, cargo securement, mechanical fitness and other related infractions to ensure all vehicles are roadworthy and safe. There will be check stops and enforcement blitzes throughout the spring.

With the population growth and the new development throughout northwest Calgary, certain major roadways are becoming increasingly congested. Two major projects that I have been advocating for is to twin the Shaganappi Trail overpass over Stoney Trail and to build a full interchange on 14th Street NW and Stoney Trail. Both of these interchange improvements are critical to the transportation network in northwest Calgary. I have met numerous times with officials from the provincial and federal government to advocate for these projects and I will continue to advocate for them at City Hall. If improving these roadways is a priority for you, please share your views with your local Member of the Legislative Assembly, Member of Parliament, as well as my office through Contact Councillor.

Joes Tips:
Until May 29, bring your leaves, branches, plants, grass and other yard waste to any City of Calgary landfill for free composting! You can also pick up free mulch from the landfills. Please note that the Spyhill Landfill is now open 7 days/week from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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