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  • June 22, 2017 1:57 PM | Adrienne & Dan McGarvey (Administrator)

    Are you looking for some fun free sport activities for the whole family?  The City of Calgary, in partnership with local Community Associations and Sports Organizations, are offering families the chance to try a number of drop-in sport activities this Summer.  Please see poster below for events happening near our community.




  • March 15, 2017 6:42 PM | Adrienne & Dan McGarvey (Administrator)

    The City of Calgary is undertaking a study for the Sarcee Trail/Richmond Road S.W. interchange to benefit the area’s road network. While there is currently no funding allocated to construct an interchange here, The City hopes to have these plans approved with the interchange included as a funded project for 2018. This timing allows for the option to design and construct the interchange in coordination with the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR), which is scheduled to open by 2021.


    Check it out on the Ward 6 website 


    For the full 'What we Heard Report' click here





  • November 10, 2015 2:02 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Councillor Pootmans has just posted a Ring Road Update here http://www.calgary.ca/councillors/ward-6/Pages/News/Ring-Road-Review-and-Update-November-2015.aspx.

    You can also check out his website at www.calgary.ca/ward6 for updates regarding the ring road that they post as soon as they receive any new information. The last post was immediately released following the October 27th budget announcement.

  • July 21, 2015 6:45 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    If you read our last update, you already know that the CBE is planning a move to congregated stops across the system next fall. The new strategy also involves moving some middle school students from yellow charter buses to Calgary Transit, and removing the busing subsidy for older students. If you share concerns about these changes, there is still time to act before the strategy is implemented.

    Many of you have asked who you should contact, and for convenience we have set up a feedback form which you can access by visiting this post on the CAPSC website.  If you choose to use this method of communication, it will transmit your concerns directly to the Minister of Education, the Premier, your MLA and other members of the Alberta government. CAPSC will be advised of your views. You can also contact me directly at president@capsc.ca.

    While we understand that transportation is a complex issue, CAPSC believes that problems such as this one are most effectively solved when parents and stakeholders work together to craft the best possible answers. We respectfully repeat – parents require both information and consultation before major changes are made.

    The proposed changes will allow yellow bus riders to pay $30 less, but students may walk much further to catch the bus. The subsidy removal means that while the yellow bus fee is $300, some middle to high students will pay more than $500 per year for Calgary Transit bus service. (Calgary Transit's price is $600 for 10 months, and with a 15% credit through income taxes the net cost is $510.) We also note the CBE’s yellow bus fee is still 50 per cent higher than the Catholic system’s fee of $200. According to the Calgary Herald, some students may walk up to 2.4 kilometres to catch the bus. As bus service starts as early as 7 a.m., in winter months this walk would take place in dark and icy weather conditions.

    As soon as these changes were announced, CAPSC requested that the CBE immediately release the proposed routes, and questioned why the CBE’s administrative regulations regarding consultation were ignored. CBE’s last response to us was to encourage us to ask parents to sign up for transportation services.

    To date, parents have received little information on how this change will affect them. Our May communication with trustees requested that details be provided to families as soon as possible, so that parents understand the strategy and can make advance plans. We also reminded trustees that parents are to be consulted before major changes such as this one are made.

    On June 22, CBE Board of Trustees Chair Joy Bowen-Eyre informed CAPSC executive that public consultation will take place in the autumn, after changes are already in place. Parents were asked to register (not pay) for transportation services by June 25th, with details on routes to be released August 27th – a week prior to school starting.

    CAPSC executive continues to hear serious concerns about how these changes may affect children’s safety, as well as parents’ ability to plan family schedules for the coming year. While CBE officials have stated that the system is no longer sustainable, parents have not been provided with supporting information, nor were they given input on alternatives. This is surprising given CBE’s own documents indicate these changes were contemplated as early as December, yet were not indicated in the transportation survey done this spring.

    We note one middle school has had this decision reversed given parental concerns about young children having to transfer once or twice to get to school.

    We continue to advocate as Calgary’s parent voice in education. Information about our planned activities for autumn 2015 will be coming soon.

    Regards,

     

    Michael McIntosh, Interim President 

     

    Link:    http://capsc.ca/2015/07/concerns-about-transportation-strategy/

  • July 07, 2015 2:45 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Yahoo!  

     

    The Coach Hill/Patterson Heights Community Association held our annual free Stampede Breakfast yesterday morning and it was a grand success!  We had more than one thousand people attend our breakfast!

    We would like to take this moment to thank the many people and organizations that helped make this function run smoothly:

    - Arlington Realty/Coach Hill Plaza for letting us take over a significant portion of the parking lot

    - QuinnCorp Communities for the barricades, donation and the volunteers

    - Schooners Neighbourhood Pub for cooking the sausages for us, allowing the band to set up on their patio and use their electricity (thanks Sherri and Diane)

    - Rod Warnock and the Bottom Dollar Band for providing the entertainment

    - Tim Horton's truck for the hot coffee on a morning that started off chilly

    - Springfree Trampolines for keeping the children smiling

    - Liquor Depot for donating a gift card for our member draw

    - 7-11 for the slurpee coupons

    - Edward Jones for the volunteers (thanks Alexis and Susan)

    - The Blue Door on 85th St. for donating a gift basket for our member draw and for volunteering Bruce to help us flip pancakes

    - The Vin Room on 85th St. for donating a gift basket for a general raffle and for volunteers (thanks Phoebe)

    - Global Pet Foods on 85th St. for volunteering Al to help us with the pancakes

    - Calgary CO-OP on 85th St. for the gift card

    - Sobey's in Strathcona for the gift card

    - Councillor Richard Pootmans, MLA Deborah Drever and federal Conservative candidate Ron Liepert for serving us a tasty breakfast

    - The 67th Rangers, Sarcee Hills District Girl Guides for helping to clean up the tables and collect all the recyclables (thanks Arzmund)

    - The many volunteers from our community who made the tremendous effort to help out today without whom we would not be able to run this event  

    - And last but certainly not least, the CHPH Board would like to personally thank Nancy Plato for her hard work and dedication to making this event a success!

  • May 30, 2015 8:12 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    To check out the July Ward 6 newsletter click

    here. 
  • January 02, 2015 8:35 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    City Administration is working with Alberta Transportation to complete Calgary’s ring road, with construction beginning on the southwest link in the next two years. To plan for a complete road network, the right connections between the ring road and city infrastructure is necessary. There are 11 locations where we are designing and, in many cases, constructing roads that will connect the ring road to southwest Calgary.

    Some of the connections will be new – i.e: West Hills Way- west of the shopping mall on highway 8, while other projects will improve existing streets- i.e: widening Bow Trail

    to mitigate congestion. Well-designed links to the ring road will provide a number of

    benefits for you:

    • Faster and more efficient travel options
    • Improved traffic routing
    • Improved safety and access by putting the right traffic volumes onto the right roads
    • Reduced traffic impacts on nearby neighbourhoods

    These improvements will give you more options to travel around Calgary. For more information on how The City is improving connections to the ring road, please visit

    calgary.ca and search “ring road” or visit www.transportation.alberta.ca for information

    and the proposed plans for the ring road.

  • January 02, 2015 8:34 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    To ensure your Christmas tree is recycled and you receive this service, please place your tree on the ground beside your black cart by 7:00 AM on Friday, January 9, and your tree will be picked up within three weeks.

    Roads Department have made changes to the Snow Routes to better balance the need

    for on-street parking options and better align with the Calgary Transit’s bus routes.

    Please visit (calgary.ca/ward6) for more information and to view the PDF

    map with the changes.

  • September 16, 2014 11:07 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

     

    Intelligent Futures wants your input!.

    They have created a project called #happyyc. Over the summer, they asked as many people as possible to map the places in Calgary that makes them happy. They’ve had a good level of response, but would love to see some more responses from Coach Hill! 

     

    The project will end October 15th and  they will analyze what they heard and share their insights with the community, giving us all a better sense of what places make Calgarians happy and some insights into common qualities they share.

    To provide your input go to http://happyyc.ca/  To complete a map, just go to “submit a map” and follow the steps. 

  • September 14, 2014 5:21 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    City crews and citizens are pulling together to deal with the aftermath of the recent storm.

    We would like to thank our community associations for working with us to respond to the needs of Calgarians who are dealing with tree debris.

    The City continues to have jumbo crews cleaning up priority debris in communities across Calgary.  The City’s focus remains on taking care of critical safety issues and ensuring public spaces are safe and accessible.

    The City Links program, in conjunction with CEMA, will be able to assist seniors and those who are physically challenged in Calgary with extensive tree damage on their properties due to the recent storm. Citizens can call 311 and ask for the “Seniors Home Maintenance” Service Request to process their requests.  Requests for service will be taken starting the weekend of September 13 and work will commence the following week.

    The City is also providing the following options to assist Calgarians with their clean up efforts:

    ·         All three City Landfills are operating under extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until further notice to accommodate tree debris. Tipping fees continue to be waived for all tree debris that is not mixed with other garbage. 

    ·         Beginning Saturday, September 13, citizens can access all 33 of The City’s leaf & pumpkin drop-off locations to dispose of damaged tree limbs. 

    Calgary’s community spirit has continued to shine through, and citizens are encouraged to help neighbours by picking up, pitching in and pulling together.  Help those who are unable to clear small tree debris like small branches and leaves from their properties with what you can safely manage.  If you can help with the small debris, we can get to the big stuff faster.

    The City would like to thank all Calgarians for their patience as cleanup efforts continue throughout the coming days and weeks. This effort will take time.  We encourage everyone to stay safe.  Please don’t put yourself at risk.

    If you are not the correct contact for your group, please forward this information to the appropriate board member.
    If you have any questions, please contact The City of Calgary, Community & Neighbourhood Services – Lead, Community Recreation Coordinators, Tina Brillantes at 403-807-1401.

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