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Premier Redford has lost the trust of Albertans and it is time for her to step down.
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After the recent unfortunate deaths of the two young 18 year-olds (Dustin Peers and Chase Hudye) on Hwy 8 in August 2012, a small group of families from Elbow Valley and Lower Springbank got together. These families all have kids who were friends with Dusty and Chase.
After a couple of meetings, we established our agenda, which is to “make Hwy 8 safer for the residents and cyclists who frequent this road”. It became very clear that a divided, twinned Hwy 8 is years away, so the interim solution, in our opinion, is to remove the heavy truck traffic from this highway.
There are 3 other alternate heavy truck routes through Calgary from the west to Hwy 2 south, and the current Hwy 8 route is the only one that is a 2-lane undivided highway. To accomplish this, all it takes is some No Heavy Trucks signage, Provincial approval, RCMP enforcement, and your support.
Please join us in this worthwhile endeavour to save lives in our Springbank Community. Help us by please writing to our website www.NotOn8.ca, Rockyview Municipal Council, your MLA, the Provincial Minister of Transportation and our Premier.
The arena is costing too much and will not be used nearly as much as a high speed train.
The arenas benefits are low, and the funds created by the arena will not directly affect the citizens.
By contrast, arena funds could be diverted to high speed rail. The business that goes back and forth from Edmonton to Calgary would be made easier and a lot more pleasant with a high speed train.
EMERGENCY, TAKE ACTION!!
Website in question: http://winatundra.ca/
- Toyota vehicles are great but there is no need to promote their products by giving away free trips to the Calgary Stampede where animals are brutally abused and die for entertainment.
- Toyota Canada is having a promotion where you can enter to win a new Toyota truck or a trip to the Calgary Stampede
Full list of animal deaths at Calgary Stampede
Rodeo is a brutal sport , please watch
Horse dies Calgary Stampede
Another Horse Dies
- Tell Toyota Canada on Facebook , email or phone that you don't approve of this promotion. Promoting their product along side the killing and maiming of animals is not acceptable.
- Email them politely and ask they stop this vulgar promotion immediately , Contact page:
Or phone them
For more information On Rodeo Cruelty please visit
The Albertan Constitution currently includes a provision from the 1905 School Act that allows for the recitation of the Lord's Prayer every morning in Public schools. It offers no such privilege to any other faith.
A Canadian court has already ruled enacting this policy as discriminatory, coercive & exclusive. It stigmatizes children & denies them their religious freedom.
This practice still continues in a number of our diverse Public schools resulting in the segregation of children & families.
The busy and noisy intersection at Coach Hill Road and Old Banff Coach Road SW has been disturbing many residents within the Village of Westhills for a number of years. Annual maintenance roadwork, rumbling city buses, loud motorcycles and "suped-up" vehicles are keeping residents awake at night and early mornings.
For a number of years, new communities have gotten noise barriers put up by developers or the city because of the noise pollution problems all communities face. The City of Calgary has a program in place to allow older communities to approach them to retro-fit their areas with a noise barrier. The condo board has discussed calling on the city to retro-fit our complex with a noise barrier, which currently exists on all corners of this intersection except ours.
A noise barrier will improve the value of our complex, without condo owners having to shell out money to regularly maintain the fence, which currently does nothing to buffer the noise from the street. We need the support of at least 90% of residents affected by the noise so that the condo board can approach the Coach Hill/Patterson Community Association to petition Alderman Richard Pootmans to get us on the City of Calgary's list to retro-fit the building in the near future. Only a few stretches of roadway are selected every year on the program, so our voices need to be loud and clear in order to get our concerns addressed.
While this process can take a few years before a noise barrier is installed, the condo board wants to get the ball rolling for the future. The support of a vast majority of owners is needed to illustrate our urgency.
Please sign the petition to voice your opinion to the City of Calgary.
The current parking restrictions in Bridgeland are a confusing and costly inconvenience that is detrimental to customer convenience and employee retention, which negatively affects local businesses.
Parents in communities in the south of Calgary are active supporters of the Traditional Learning Centre (TLC) programme within the Calgary Board of Education. At the moment, there are no elementary or junior high schools in the area that offer the TLC programme, so children are currently packed onto school buses for a round trip that lasts two hours or more.
A new elementary school is being built in the community of Evergreen, which is within walking distance for a lot of the communities currently bussing kids to the designated TLC school. We believe that it makes much more sense, socially, environmentally, and financially, to allow children to attend a TLC school within their community. We believe that a good school is at the heart of a strong community, and we would like the Calgary Board of Education to designate the new Evergreen Elementary and Bridlewood Junior High Schools as TLC schools.
The majority of students in the TLC program at Le Roi Daniels and Fairview Schools come from the southern communities of Calgary, by redesignating the Evergreen and Bridlewood schools as TLC schools, we allow our children to attend the school programme of their choice without compelling them to spend 10 hours a week on a bus.
Craig Conroy is an incredible individual. As a Calgary Flame, he spends a lot of time giving back to charity. The fan favourite was named the club's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, as selected by the Calgary chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. He is a true leader and a great person to have in the dressing room.
The Flames were lucky to get Craig back and we should keep him in any way in the organization and city by any means.
The City of Calgary will start a curbside residential recycling program in 2009. The plan excludes all schools. Most schools are located in residential areas, so the trucks will drive right past the schools but not stop to collect their paper.
The cost of stopping at schools would be minimal if schools are simply added to the route as trucks move through communities to collect recycling.
The children and young adults in our schools are the leaders of tomorrow. Society will be well served if our younger generation learn the importance, the logic and the simplicity of being environmentally friendly at home, at school at work and at play.
We are asking the City of Calgary to help our schools with this by allowing schools to be included in the curbside recycling program.
Is the City of Calgary trying to sell you a plan justified as THE MIX? Does the mix entail large commercial buildings being erected next to the TOD? This is known as the cookie cutter design. For example? Not so long ago a land mark adult residence was built in 2002 called the Renaissance in Calgary North West. The building came with a social contract charter and neighborhood signature whereby adults and seniors could sell their homes, invest in the Renaissance, live gracefully and retire with dignity with their investment in tact.
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Before adopting the City of Calgary's cookie cutter TOD design mandate serious discussion and formal studies need to occur.
The same organization by various names are now redeveloping the area in way that is antithetical to their original promise. New commercial development is planned that will be the demise of the community. The new proposed development is backed by power and politics. The worst politics I have seen since Erin Brochovich. The City has lost any social conscience on this issue.
12. Best West LRT
The City Proposes an Elevated West LRT Line
A rail line (with an elevated station and elevated switching yard) will commence at Shaw Millennium Park, travel 30 feet above the ground through the community of Sunalta, over the Scarboro elementary school playground and will rise to 70 feet above the south side of the Crowchild/Bow Trail interchange. The line will cross over to the north side of Bow Trail and return to grade at 24th Street.
What's wrong with the proposal?
• There has been no community consultation.
• The City is ignoring it's own policies on creating sustainable developments.
• The City is eliminating the evaluation of the economic, social and environmental impacts (triple bottom-line evaluation) to fast track the construction under a self imposed timeline.
• Elevated lines are contrary to successful urban planning practices.
• Many cities around the world are replacing overhead trains with underground lines to create community friendly neighbourhoods.
Elevated transit is contrary to City approved policies, practices in other cities and a long term vision for Calgary. We are strongly in favor of West LRT, and want a solution within an acceptable budgetary range.
For more information visit: www.bestwestlrt.com
The primary purpose of the proposed wall at the 16th Avenue interface with the Rosedale community is to provide necessary noise attenuation for the residents who live beside the street, the 6-lane east-west trucking route through Calgary.
It should perform to this standard. Any break in the continuity of the wall is a weak point for noise attenuation.
The City of Calgary tender drawings for the Rosedale interface, on view at the City construction office at 1635 7th St NW, show the wall with breaks, about 15 - 20 ft long, at the end of every street block where there is a remnant lot in the community. The lot is to be redeveloped with an infill house and an alley link. The infill house is intended to function as the continuation of the noise attenuation, across the alley from the break in the wall.
The reason given by the City and its representatives, for providing these breaks, is that it will relieve the visual monotony of a continuous wall. This reason is doubtful given that wall is being designed with such a high level of detail and variation, and with extensive landscaping on the 16th Avenue side.
-The breaks are a weak point in the wall that will allow traffic noise to bleed into the neighbourhood.
-The breaks are a safety hazard. There will be no real barrier to absorb a vehicle from veering off of 16th avenue into the neighbourhood.
-The breaks create confusion on a pedestrian scale. Pedestrians will walk down alleys rather than neighbourhood streets.