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  • November 26, 2012 2:41 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

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

  • November 22, 2012 1:09 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    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 | Leann Hackman-Carty

    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

  • October 10, 2012 9:49 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    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 | Leann Hackman-Carty

    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


    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. 

  • October 02, 2012 9:14 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    Beginning this Thursday in Calgary, Honourable Doug Horner, Treasury Board and Finance Minister, along with Minister of Finance Kyle Fawcett, will be hosting public consultations for Budget 2013.  


    If you are interested in attending please RSVP to and indicate which consultation listed below that you plan to attend.


    Thank you.



    Thursday, October 4
    6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
    Event Centre 906 - 8th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB


    Tuesday, October 9
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Badlands Community Facility 
    80 Veterans Way
    Drumheller, AB
    (Near Drumheller Memorial Arena)


    Tuesday, October 9
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre
    Cedar Ballroom
    320 Scenic Drive
    Lethbridge, AB

    Medicine Hat

    Tuesday, October 9
    7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Medicine Hat Stampede and Exhibition Grounds
    Grandstand Banquet Room
    2055 - 21st Avenue SE
    Medicine Hat, AB


    Wednesday, October 10
    9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

    Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre
    4313 - 50th Avenue
    Bonnyville, AB

    Red Deer

    Thursday, October 11
    3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
    Promenade A
    37471 Highway 2 South
    Gasoline Alley
    Red Deer County, AB

    Grande Prairie

    Friday, October 12
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Holiday Inn Suites Grande Prairie
    Conference Centre, Salon A

    9816 - 107th Street
    Grande Prairie, AB

    Fort McMurray

    Friday, October 12
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    The Stonebridge Fort McMurray Hotel
    Athabasca Room
    9713 Hardin Street
    Fort McMurray, AB


    Saturday, October 13
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre
    Grand Ballroom/Solarium
    11727 Kingsway NW
    Edmonton, AB


  • August 30, 2012 10:10 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    The City of Calgary is hosting a focus group session, which will help inform a standardized engagement protocol for all new City of Calgary Affordable Housing Developments. The intent is to create transparent and consistent expectations between The City, community associations, interest groups and alderman on how engagement will take place surrounding new affordable housing developments.


    The City of Calgary would like to invite community members to share their thoughts on affordable housing in Calgary, what some of the common community perceptions surrounding affordable housing developments are, communities' expectations of how they wish to be engaged during the process, and what they need to know in order to evaluate the proposal.


    The focus group will take place on Monday, September 17 from 8 pm to 9:30 pm at the Crescent Heights Community Centre, 1101-2nd St. NW.


    Contact Justin Rebello if you have any questions and to register (by September 14) at or at (403) 268-5413.


    Refreshments will be provided!

  • August 27, 2012 9:44 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    What to expect August 24-30


    The contractor is working to complete the widening of the westbound lanes on Glenmore Trail. This work includes pavement removal, extruding and curing of the curb and gutter, milling and toplift paving.

    • Traffic travelling westbound on Glenmore Trail west of Sarcee Trail is reduced to one lane starting at the Glenmore Trail and Sarcee Trail intersection. One of the Glenmore Trail dual westbound left hand turn lanes at this location is also temporarily closed.
    • On the south side, the contractor is continuing with removals, stripping and road core work. There are no significant lane closures planned for this work.
  • July 13, 2012 8:19 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

    NeighbourLink has a very low supply of baby formula at their warehouse. If any of your companies are interested in running a collection drive over the next few weeks please pass this on to them. They can also collect diapers, baby bottles and baby clothes along with formula.

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