Update: Enmax Home Road Powerline Project

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Enmax has submitted a request with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to increase the size and change the shape of the power line towers on Home Road, and to increase the amount of power going through the lines.  Deadline to submit concerns about the project to the AUC in writing is June 17, in preparation for a two-day hearing, July 17 and 18 (at which no new concerns can be raised).  AUC’s decision follows in 90 days. Continue reading

GED Program Starting Sept. 9

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Never Too Late Program: A cost-free GED program for residents of Ranchlands, Silver Springs, Greenwood Village, Montgomery and Bowness. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm-9pm at Our Lady of the Assumption School (7311 34 Ave NW), starting on September 9, 2019. Space is limited. To register, please call Cate Rippon at 403-612-4026.

May 26: Calgary Marathon (running through Montgomery!)

Races starts (downtown) at 7 a.m. and the course will be active at least until 1:30.  There will be parking bans on parts of Bowness Road, 19th Avenue, and several other streets/aves. Watch for signage. Vehicles must be moved on Saturday May 25th (towing begins at 2am so first thing Sunday morning is too late!).  Calgary Police and city flaggers will let vehicles through when it’s safe to resume parking.

Come out and cheer!  It’s not every day that we have elite runners going right through our community–twice.

Give yourself plenty of extra time to get around the city on Sunday, and plan routes to stay clear of the race.

For more info, click here.  Notices are being sent directly to those who live on the route.

May 27: Home Road Transmission Tower Replacement Info Session

The public is invited and encouraged to come to a meeting with AUC officials about how to register concerns about replacement of the transmission towers along Home Road.  Drop in between 7 and 8 pm at the Sandman Hotel West (125 Bowridge Drive).   For more information about the replacement project, see the Notice of Hearing–Enmax Transmission Line Structures .  Please note:  closing date to register to be heard at the upcoming hearing has been updated to May 28, 4 p.m.

The towers are due to be replaced by solid metal poles, 1.5 meters across at the base, and 5 to 15 meters higher than the current towers, with wires that will carry considerably more power than is presently being transmitted.