2018 Casino Volunteers Needed May 17 & 18

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Casino funds are a major source of income for the Community Association which helps us maintain and operate the Community Centre along with our community programs.  If you would like to volunteer to help out your community association, meet some great people from your neighbourhood, and have a wonderful dinner, please contact the Montgomery Community Centre 403-247-3116 or mcac@telus.net to sign up for a shift.  To view details of dates and shifts available, click more…..   Continue reading

Community Clean Up THANK YOU Volunteers & Sponsors!

Sunday’s Clean Up event was run by 50 community volunteers, thank you VOLUNTEERS!

Local businesses gave their support and we appreciate their generosity:

1-800 JUNK, Safeway, Dairy Queen, Tim Horton’s, Notable, Coop Gas Bar, Subway and Humpty’s Restaurant.

A shout out to Lila, a community resident who again made and delivered the most delicious sandwiches a work crew could dream of!

Already looking forward to next year.

City Of Calgary Flood Readiness Campaign

The City of Calgary – Preparing for flood season

With a higher-than-average snowpack, overland flooding affecting several Alberta communities and the five-year anniversary of the 2013 Southern Alberta flood, we know that river flooding is top-of-mind for Calgarians. It is our priority at the City of Calgary to monitor, manage and reduce flood risk, and to ensure citizens understand their risk and have the resources available to prepare.

River flooding impacts all Calgarians who live, work, commute or recreate in the city centre or along the Bow and Elbow Rivers. River flooding is most likely to occur between May 15 and July 15. We actively monitor river, weather and snow pack conditions to prepare for potential flooding. It is important to note that:

 

  • Heavy rainfall upstream of Calgary has the biggest influence on river flood risk. These events are challenging to forecast because we are so close to the mountains. We can sometimes see potential rain events 5 to 7 days ahead, but by the time we know how high river flows may be, we may have less than 24 hours to respond appropriately.
  • A high snowpack alone can cause high flows, but does not cause our rivers to flood. The snowpack in the mountains has been higher than average this year, however, lower spring temperatures in the mountains means the snow is melting slower than on the prairies, where snowmelt is causing flooding in other municipalities.
  • The City and Province continuously monitor for conditions that can develop into flood events.

 

 

Since 2013, together with the Province, we have committed more than $150 million towards projects that will reduce our risk of river flood damage. We have also strengthened our understanding of the flow of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, how rivers change, flood modelling, forecasting, preparedness and response.

 

While we are working to reduce our risk of river flood damage, we cannot eliminate the risk of flooding entirely. Citizens have a critical role to play in preparing for river flooding.

 

Please visit calgary.ca/floodinfo for more information, sign up for our e-newsletter and download our Flood Readiness Guide.

Public Health Canada Recall: Alberta Health

Certain pork products recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

 

Industry is recalling certain pork products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and cafeterias, should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The food recall warning issued on April 26, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Affected products

Brand name

Common name

Size

Code(s) on product

UPC

Rimbey Foods Ltd.

Sliced Pork Belly

Variable

Sold from February 19 up to and including April 27, 2018

Starts with 0 200118

Fuge Fine Meat

Salchicha de Huacho Sausage

630 g

All Best Before dates from May 3, 2018 up to and including May 26, 2018

None

Fuge Fine Meat

Maple Sage Bratwurst Sausage

630 g

All Best Before dates from May 3, 2018 up to and including May 26, 2018

None

Fuge Fine Meat

DD Bratwurst Sausage

630 g

All Best Before dates from May 3, 2018 up to and including May 26, 2018

None

Hazard identified

This recall was triggered by the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne outbreak investigation led by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and supported by the CFIA. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

What you should do

Alberta Health Services are investigating an outbreak of human illness. Please refer to the AHS news release issued today for further details on this active outbreak investigation.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Alberta Regional Communications, Communications and Public Affairs Branch

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada / Government of Canada

hc.alberta.communications.sc@canada.ca / Tel.: 1-855-809-6966 / TTY: 1-800-465-7735

2018 Transit Service Review

The City of Calgary is investing in new and improved Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the routes that link into it. Together, the new BRT routes and supporting routes will significantly shape the way the transit network operates in many communities.

Calgary Transit is reviewing existing bus services to develop a more effective and efficient bus network in Calgary. The goal of this review is to increase connectivity, reliability and efficiency and ensure customers can get to where they need to go. The review will be based on the following new BRT routes:

  • 17 Avenue S. E. BRT
  • North Crosstown BRT
  • South Crosstown BRT

What Does This Mean to You?

The changed or new bus routes mean better connections and convenience for transit riders. These routes fill important gaps from the east side to the west side of the City and better connect riders to major destinations.

With the North and South Crosstown and 17 Avenue S.E. BRTs starting service this fall, there will be dozens of revisions to existing bus routes across the City that connect to them.

The City Needs Your Input.

Starting in April, we are collecting input from riders on the proposed revisions. We want to know what you like about these changes, what you think could be improved and any additional information you feel is important for Calgary Transit to consider.

We Need You To Tell Us:

·         What do you like about the proposed changes?

·         What you think could be improved or changed?

·         Whether you have any other input/insights that would help Calgary Transit with route planning?

There Are Two Ways to Engage:

1.      Visit Engage.calgary.ca/busreview to provide comments on specific routes

Opens April 16 / Closes May 18

 

2.      Visit one of six open houses:

Sat April 21      Genesis Centre Lobby | 7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E. | 9-11 a.m.

Tues April 24    Marlborough Park Community Association | 6021 Madigan Dr. N.E. | 6-8 p.m.

Wed April 25   Remington YMCA | 108 Quarry Park Rd. S.E. | 4-6p.m.

Thurs April 26 Dover Community Association | 3133 30 Ave S.E. | 6-8 p.m.

Sat April 28      Village Square Leisure Centre | 2623 56 St. N.E.| 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tues May 1       St Andrews Heights Community Association | 2504 13 Ave. N.W. | 6-8 p.m.