June 2: Drilling in Shouldice Off-leash Area

Some work related to the Bowness Sanitary Offload Trunk Project will be completed in the Shouldice off-leash area on June 2.  It will consist of geotechnical drilling to test soil conditions.  According to the City, “residents will observe truck in the vicinity of the test area and hear some noise as the work occurs.”  For more information, click here.

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Grief Support Still Available

While the story of the murder of five students near the U of C on April 15 no longer dominates the headlines daily, it is far from forgotten by Calgarians.  Many of us were connected to the victims directly, or to their friends or family.  Grief can be overwhelming and incapacitating in situations like this.

Just a reminder that one needn’t suffer alone.  Click through for a list of support services that are readily available for those who may need them in this terribly difficult time. Continue reading

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May 27, 28, and 29: Public Information Sessions, West Campus Development

Update:  Public Information Sessions on the plans for development on the U of C West-Campus lands will be held at the end of May.  Click through below for all the details, or click here for the City’s webpage on the project.

The West Campus Development Trust (WCDT) has submitted an application to The City for Planning Commission and Council approval of a  major development plan on the lands east of Shaganappi, between 16th Avenue and 32nd Avenue (on both sides of Children’s Hospital).  Over this past two years our community association and the public have actively participated in an intensive consultation process with the WCDT, addressing such issues as traffic, crowding, and greenspace.  The City and WCDT have completed a lengthy process of review and revision as well.  The upcoming public information sessions will present the current, revised plan for public review.  Click through for dates and times of engagements sessions.   Continue reading

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Skatepark Update

The City of Calgary has selected several sites to build skateparks in the first round of a long-term plan to make skating/skateboarding more accessible in Calgary.  The closest one to Montgomery is in Bowness at Our Lady of Assumption School at the corner of 34th Avenue NW and Sarcee Trail NW.  For the Calgary Herald’s latest reporting on the project click here.  And for the City’s Skatepark strategy click here.

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Emergency Preparedness

As the melt begins, many of us are thinking back to the events of last June and wondering whether we’ll stay dry this year.  While we can’t prevent the Bow from rising, we CAN be prepared in case any sort of disaster should strike.  The City has compiled some excellent advice for Calgarians on how to be ready for whatever the future may bring.  Click here for more information.

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