Warning | Boil Water Advisory

A precautionary boil water advisory is in place for the communities of Silverado, Yorkville and Belmont

Boil Water Advisory issued for three Calgary communities

The City currently applies some herbicides to control dandelions and other broad leaf weeds. We apply herbicides regularly to sport fields, as they have a high use and too many broad leaf weeds can cause safety issues and threaten the health of the turf.

For other areas, we apply at a lower frequency. Parks with high weed-density will usually have a herbicide application approximately every four years.

The City takes the health and well-being of citizens and green spaces seriously, so all herbicides and pesticides are carefully chosen and applied to be the least toxic to off-target plants and animals. Furthermore, all pesticides and herbicides are fully certified by both the federal and provincial governments.

Notification and application signs will be posted in the community before, during and after any necessary applications. Herbicide is not applied within 10 metres of a playground unless the entire area is closed to the public and school sites do not receive applications while students are in attendance. There are also a variety of pesticide-free parks in Calgary

Last year we successfully piloted some alternative weed management techniques, including using goats to manage Canada thistle and different methods of dandelion control. We will continue using the techniques the year.

NOTE: applications are weather dependent and may not take place as scheduled.

Vegetation Management for the week of June 5, 2023
Zone Community - Notable Park - Site Specific Location Community Code Quadrant Description of Work
1 Hilllhurst HIL NW Invasive Weed Control
1 Bowness Park BOW NW Invasive Weed Control
2 Tuscany TUS NW Invasive Weed Control
2 Kincora KCA NW Shrub beds
2 West Confederation park CHW NW Invasive Weed Control
4 Queens Park QPK NE Turf
4 Mayland Heights (Depot) MAL NE Turf
4 Crescent Heights  CRE NW Turf 
5 Prairie Sky Cemetary  12B SE Turf
5 Dover DOV SE Turf
6 New Brighton Athletic Park - Ball Diamond NEB SE Turf
8 Aspen Ridge HT - Park ASP SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Battalion Park - Numbers SIG SW Weed Control in The Numbers
8 Buckmaster Park BNK SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Victoria Cross Park CUR SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Victoria Cross BV Median CUR SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Peacekeepers GA and MT Royal GA Park LPK SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Cathedral Park - Pouleauville SQ Park MIS SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Sandhurst AV & Bow TR Park SSW SW Turf - Shrub Beds
8 Optimist Athletic Park GDL SW Turf - Hard Surface "Shale"