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  • March 18, 2013 11:43 AM | Deleted user

    The City of Calgary, through Evolve Research & Consulting Inc., is conducting a survey to help The City understand the ways in which Calgarians use the natural environment areas on Paskapoo Slopes. The Paskapoo Slopes natural environment area includes portions of the undeveloped lands south of Bowness, between Canada Olympic Park and Patterson Heights, sloping from the top of the hill just north of Cougar Ridge, down to Sarcee Trail and the TransCanada Highway.

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    lthough these lands are not officially a City park, and portions of the area are privately owned, many Calgary residents utilize these lands for extra-curricular activities such as walking, running, cycling etc. 

    It is important for Calgarians to provide their input through this survey, so that The City can take your needs into consideration for the long-term management of the City-owned portions of the Paskapoo Slopes area. Two surveys are available to be completed; one is based on individual use of the area, and a second survey is available to be completed by group leaders who organize group outings in the area. Please take a moment to confidentially share your usage habits and preferences in the 4-5 minute survey. Your input is valued and appreciated. Please submit prior to April 30th, 2013.

     

    The surveys can be found at www.calgary.ca by searching Paskapoo Slopes Survey, or directly at the below links.


    The individual user survey is located at: 
    http://fluidsurveys.com/s/paskapoo/

  • February 28, 2013 11:58 AM | Deleted user

    MLA DeLong wishes to inform you about an upcoming Brain Health Symposium that will provide information to Albertans about maintaining their brain health throughout their lifetime. The symposium is being offered to all interested Albertans free of charge.

     

    This symposium is part of the Office of the Public Guardian’s Promoting Brain Health Initiative, which helps Albertans adopt a lifelong proactive approach to maintaining their self-determination and autonomy. Current research shows that it is possible for people to improve their brain health and thereby postpone cognitive decline and, in certain circumstances, recover from brain ailments or brain injury.

     

    The keynote speakers presenting at the symposium are two leading Canadian experts: Dr. Bryan Kolb, one of Canada's most prominent neuropsychologists, a professor at the University of Lethbridge, and co-author of the 1980 book that is said to have defined the field of neuropsychology: Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology; and Dr. Max Cynader, Director of the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada Research Chair in Brain Development at UBC, and professor of ophthalmology.  Also presenting at the symposium will be local experts Dr. Lee Coyne, on Lifestyle Choices – the importance of nutrition and exercise; and Mr. Brian Lee, on Personal Wellness for a Lifetime. The Brain Health Symposium is presented by the Government of Alberta through the Office of the Public Guardian. The symposium is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.humanservices.alberta.ca/opg.

  • February 09, 2013 1:22 PM | Deleted user

    Water is one of Alberta’s most valuable resources. It touches every aspect of our lives, where we live, work, and play.

     

    Albertans are passionate about water and want to know that it’s being managed and protected, now and for the future.

     

    That’s why I want to talk about water. Beginning February 19th the government will hold facilitated workshops in 20 communities across the province. These three hour workshops are an opportunity for government and Albertans to come together to explore ideas about water issues and priorities.

    I’m inviting my constituents to share their thoughts and provide feedback on four broad topics – topics that Albertans have told us are important to them:

    • Healthy lakes;
    • Hydraulic fracturing;
    • Drinking water and wastewater; and
    • Water management.

    Although the focus of the water conversation is on these four topics, we want to hear all sides of the water conversation; participants are welcome to raise any water-related concern they may have during the conversation. We will be clear however, that Alberta’s water is not for sale and will never be for sale to other jurisdictions.

     

    I encourage all Albertans to share their thoughts about water by:

    • Attending a community session;
    • Completing a survey online, available February 11 to 29; or
    • Providing feedback to me either by phoning me, sending me an email or letter.

    Alberta’s water belongs to all Albertans – how it’s managed for the future is vitally important to us all. Please join the conversation about Alberta’s water resources by visiting www.waterconversation.alberta.com.

  • January 11, 2013 2:31 PM | Deleted user

    The CHPH AGM will be held on Thursday 7 March 2013 at Strathcona Community Centre in the loft from 6:45 - 8:00 pm.  At the meeting  the new  Board will be elected.  If you wish to run for any of the positions on the board  please let us know by emailing president@chph.ca.  Job descriptions  will be posted shortly on the website. We have  vacancies for Secretary and Expansion and Development directors.

  • December 04, 2012 8:00 AM | Deleted user
     

    CALGARY undefined It’s hallowed ground for pro-wrestling fans and heritage buffs alike, the Hart mansion in southwest Calgary undefined but soon estate homes will be erected on the surrounding lawn.

     

    After several larger development schemes failed in recent years, on Monday council approved nine homes with basement suites on the site of the Patterson Heights house, where Stu Hart famously trained his sons and other wrestling stars.

     

    Neighbours had raised protests over past proposals that would have put 14 to 22 homes on the nearly one-hectare property.

     

    This proposal won some support from others on Patina Place S.W. However, they protested the move to allow secondary suites.

     

    “I think what we have is a situation where the community has sort of begrudgingly agreed undefined but agreed undefined to some development around this site to help defray the costs of renovating the Hart house itself,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi said.

     

    The 1905 home has been designated a municipal heritage site, which preserves the home rather than the entire property. It had been put on the market for $5 million by Teatro restaurant owner Dario Berloni in 2010, but he still owns it.

     

    Before the Hart wresting clan owned the property, the mansion was owned by Judge Henry Patterson. It was originally built more than a century ago by Edward Crandell, a prominent businessman and city alderman.

     

    Source: Jason Markusoff, The Calgary Herald, December 4, 21012

  • November 26, 2012 2:41 PM | Deleted user

    Route 101 will be cancelled effective December 10, 2012:
    Service will be replaced by routes 93 and 202.

  • November 22, 2012 1:09 PM | Deleted user

    CHPH VP Shauna Baty participated in a West LRT tour with Alderman Richard Pootmans, in preparation for the West LRT grand opening in a few weeks. To view a few photos from that day click here.

  • October 10, 2012 10:03 AM | Deleted user

    MLA Delong has issued an invitation for nominations of e a special child or youth whose generosity, leadership, courage and compassion has made a positive difference in your life or community.  Our province is full of incredible young leaders who do great things every day – helping others at home, school and in their communities. They want to share their inspiring stories with all Albertans.

    The Alberta government will celebrate 16 Great Kids at an awards ceremony at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, in March 2013. All winners will receive a trophy, accommodations at the Fantasyland Hotel, and a prize package from IBM and West Edmonton Mall.

    All nominations must be received by December 5, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

     

    For more information, visit www.greatkids.alberta.ca

  • October 10, 2012 9:49 AM | Deleted user

    Human Services is looking for new members to join the Youth Advisory Panel. Panel members will help shape provincial programs, awareness campaigns and laws. Alberta needs your enthusiasm  and ideas to help create a more caring, vibrant province for your children and grandchildren to enjoy.

     

    It is our responsibility and commitment to encourage youth to voice their opin ions and experiences and for us to put those ideas into action.  This oppo1tunity will allow you to work with Alberta's decision  makers to influence decisions that affect you and your peers.

     

    There are no limits to what we can learn by listeni ng to young Albertans and working side-by-side to find solutions to challenges  we face toget her. Our government is focused on results for Albertans, including our yo uth and we are asking for input directly from them to help influence positive changes in our communities.

     

    If you know a young Albertan who displays leadership, a passion for helping others and a willingness to share and speak his or her mind, encourage  him or her to apply to the Youth Advisory Panel.

     

    The Youth Secretariat is looking for diverse representation of youth from across the province. This includes you ng people with strong leadership sk ills, creativity and a passion for community  service and vol w1teerism. Human Services will be recruiting new members for the panel until October 31, 2012.

     

    The Youth Advisory Panel was established  by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in June 2000.

     

    The panel is made up of 18 youth between the ages of 15 and 22 from across Albe1ta. The panel is chaired by MLA Matt Jeneroux, MLA for Edmonton-South  West.

     

    Members are selected for a one-year term through an application process.

     

    Panel members provide the Youth Secretariat with an ongoing youth perspective and help identify important issues for youth in Alberta. The Youth Advismy Panel meets four times each year to provide feedback to the government and advice on proposed strategies, recommendations and findings. Additionally, they also comment and make recommendations  on current initiatives and suggest ideas to improve the quality of services to youth.

     

    Successful cand idates will have their travel and accommodation  expenses covered for meetings and will receive an honorarium during the time they serve.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact MLA Alana Delong if you have questions.

  • October 02, 2012 9:25 AM | Deleted user

    On October 8, 2012 the Sirocco bus terminal will close and some bus routes in the area will be re-routed to 69 Street S.W.  The closure will allow the Sirocco Park and Ride to be restored and expanded in preparation for the opening of the West LRT. 

    During this time, limited parking will still be available at Sirocco Park and Ride.  Limited parking will also be available at the 69 Street Park and Ride.  Transit customers are encouraged to walk, bike or take a bus to the 69 Street bus terminal.

     

    The bus routes that will be affected include routes 301, 401, 439, 453 and 456. 

    There will be no changes to routes 2, 53, 67 and 438.  New route maps are available on calgarytransit.com/westlrt

     

    Rider’s Guide brochures are also available that contain all of the route changes and parking maps.  The Rider’s Guides will be available on the local buses, handed out at Sirocco Park and Ride and available on the Calgary Transit website.   I have attached an electronic version.

     

    These new bus routes will be in effect until the West LRT opens. 

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