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Ward 2 - Jennifer Wyness

July Newsletter

Happy Canada Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather. Read more for some tips on gardening in Calgary and how to keep our off-leash parks enjoyable for everyone.

‘Bee’ YardSmart

YardSmart is an online resource that can help you grow a healthy garden.

Visit to learn how to create a beautiful yard that is easy to maintain and is suited for Calgary’s unique climate.

YardSmart offers advice on choosing garden bed layouts – wet, dry or a combination of sun and shade. It also offers plant lists to help you choose beautiful and low-maintenance plants at your local garden centre, and how-to videos for gardening on a budget. You can also visit for tips on caring for your yard during the dry season.

Off-Leash Dog Parks

Calgary is a haven for dog lovers, and there are plenty of off-leash parks across the city. In the summer, many pet owners are eager to enjoy the warm weather and spend time with their furry friends. However, it’s important to ensure that off-leash parks are enjoyable for everyone. Here are some guidelines on how to create a secure environment for pets and fellow park-goers.

  • Know the regulations of each dog park you visit. This includes size restrictions, leash policies, and keeping your dog’s vaccinations up-to-date.
  • Make sure your dog is well-trained and socialized. Basic commands like "sit," "stay," and "come" can go a long way in managing their behaviour.
  • Keep a close eye on your dog. Stay within a reasonable distance and maintain control over their actions.
  • Communicate with fellow dog owners. Respect their space and recognize any signs of discomfort or tension between dogs.
  • Carry essential supplies like water and waste bags. Clean up after your pet to keep our parks hygienic.

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