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Snowfall Tree Debris Management

2014 September 11

Fallen Tree Branches from Heavy SnowSnowfall Tree Debris Management

Recent snowfall has caused damage to many trees throughout the city, leaving tree debris on both private property and City property.

All three City landfills – Spyhill, Shepard and East Calgary – are accepting tree debris from the snowstorm at no charge until further notice. Customers arriving at the scalehouse should identify that they are bringing tree debris and must not mix the debris with any other waste material for it to be accepted free of charge.

Alternatively, tree debris can be cut into 4-foot pieces in length and stacked beside waste and recycling carts to be picked up with regular collection or at a later date, depending on our resources.

To help keep regular garbage and recycling pickup on schedule, and to avoid damaging City equipment, we ask that Calgarians do not put tree debris in their blue, black or green carts.

Calgarians may notice a disruption with City services such as power outages in City facilities and delayed garbage and recycling collection due to tree debris blocking back lanes. We thank Calgarians for their patience as City crews work to manage all effects of the recent snowfall.

Please be safe as many drooping tree limbs still pose a safety threat. We continue to work on a debris management plan and will communicate with Calgarians later today how we will be proceeding. At this time, we are still focused on emergency response to fallen tree debris on roads and impacts from power outages throughout the city. Safety is our current priority.

See more at: http://www.calgarycitynews.com/#sthash.SYUB20dR.dpuf

Additional Information

The City of Calgary continues to respond to restore City infrastructure and facilities and crews are working around the clock to get things back to normal. Please visit the one-stop page of ongoing updates here , (which is also available from a yellow banner on calgary.ca ).

Other updates are available including:

  •  Calgary City News Blog
  •  the City’s Facebook
  •  and Twitter pages

 

Crestmont Community Call to Action

2014 September 5

This Monday, Calgary City Council will vote on an issue that will cause major changes to our
community. They will vote on building a new retail center larger than Market Mall right at the
bottom of the hill where the current interchange is.

This development will force all traffic (residential, commercial, retail) into one single intersection.

The result will be longer commute times and jeopardize emergency access to and from our
neighbourhood.

View a map of the proposed development.

2014-Call-to-Action-Map

For more information you can view the eMail we sent out to the community newsletter list.

Sign up to be included in future e-mailings.

Yay… Kids Day!!!

2014 August 26

Are you excited?  Sunday September 7th from 11am – 3pm is the Crestmont Community Association’s 2nd Annual Kids Day!

Crestmont Community Association Kid's Day

Last year’s event was a great success and this year is going to be even better!!!  Mark your calendar now and get your youngsters prepared for a day of fun and games and fantastic treats!

If you are able to volunteer please contact us as your help is appreciated.

Watch this website for updates.

Visit the photo album on our Facebook Page for photos of this year’s event.

 

 

 

Please Join Us!

2014 August 11
by aduro

jump_slapHello Crestmont Neighbors!
Please come to the CCA meeting next Thursday August 21st at 8pm at the Crestmont Hall. We need your help…

  • We are trying to form a crime watch committee and looking for leaders
  • We have our 2nd annual Kids Day event coming on Sunday September 7th and need volunteers for the event
  • We are looking for a Vice President for the CCA
  • Other CCA Director positions are open
  • We have development updates you should be aware of
  • We will be voting on upcoming events, new committees, and new Directors

Come on out next Thursday and show your support to the Crestmont community, we need your help.

Sincerely,

Amy Hen

President
CCA – Crestmont Community Association
http://crestmontcommunity.org

Community Crime Alert

2014 August 5
by aduro

Here is a message from a local resident on August 5th, 2014…

10:15 am today I saw the same guy who has been going through our recycling bins and weaving in between homes in our community. 

This time he was working with another man. They would load up their large green bag and other garbage bags and empty them in their red car.
Once again I reported this to the police and they said they would send someone out.
What was interesting is that another man (blond hair) in a FJ Cruiser with custom BC license plate approached one of the men and had a conversation with him. The FJ Cruiser was also driving around our neighborhood but then parked on Cresthaven Rise and Cresthaven Way.
Not sure if these guys are linked in any way or why the driver of the cruiser would stop to speak to one of these characters but please keep your eyes out and report anything even if remotely suspicious.

Suspect? Suspect?

Please stay sharp and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately, it does not matter if you think it is important or not.

Update:  Apparently the guy from BC is going door to door with a clipboard and a backpack.  If anyone has any information please let us know… are you on the WhatsApp community network?

 

 

Beakerhead 2014

2014 July 23

Beakerhead.org

Hey Crestmont Community!

It’s time to start thinking about Beakerhead (September 10 – 14, 2014), and this year’s goal is to inspire Calgarians of all ages, far and wide to join in exploring their creativity. Beakerhead is opening an entertaining door to the world of science and engineering.

There’s nothing better than engaging with Calgary’s vibrant culture, and Beakerhead wants to make sure you don’t miss out so come be a part of the craziest Art, Science, and Engineering spectacle the world has ever seen!

For more information visit the Beakerhead website.

Special Family Package Available

First 2000 Days Family Festival

2014 July 23

first 2000 days Family Festival

CBE Consultant Presentation on Modernizations

2014 July 17
by aduro
Credit: The Calgary Herald

Image Credit: The Calgary Herald

The Calgary Board of Education will be hosting a consultant presentation on designs for the modernization projects at Bowness and Jack James high schools and the construction of Evergreen Middle School and the Christine Meikle replacement school. The presentations will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Education Centre at 1221 8 St. S.W.

Free underground parking is available off 12 Avenue S.W. during the event.

For residents who are unable to attend, CBE will be keeping the public informed and always welcome input on this important project on their website at http://www.cbe.ab.ca/schools/underdev/default.asp.

The CBE will also be holding another similar open house on the evening of Sept. 17.

 

2014 Crestmont Residents’ Stampede Breakfast

2014 June 13
by aduro
June/2014
Dear Crestmont Resident,

You are invited to the 13th Annual Crestmont Residents’ Stampede Breakfast!
We look forward to seeing you there!
If you would like to volunteer, please email cchapin@crestmont.ca

Sincerely,

Chantal Chapin & Shelly Schaeffler
Crestmont Homeowners Association
12400 Crestmont Blvd SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5W5
Phone: 403-202-2175
Email: crestmonthall@shaw.ca
website: www.crestmonthall.com

A message from Calgary Police

2014 June 2

There has been an increase in break and enters in the Crestmont area over the past couple of months.  There was another break and enter today Friday May 30th.

As a result of the break and enters I have a directed patrol in Crestmont which basically means increased police patrols, so I hope you are seeing more police vehicle patrolling the area.

Please pass onto others in the Community, to be vigilant, report suspicious vehicles and persons to the police.  Ensure Doors and windows are  secured and alarm systems are utilized if you have them when you leave you home.

Lock vehicles left on the driveway and remove garage door openers from them – this is a common method of entry.

Doors and locks:

  • Outside doors and frames should be made of solid wood or steel, which are harder to force open than hollow-core doors. Frames should fit snugly (within ¼ inch) against the door.
  • Secure all outside doors with deadbolt locks.
  • Ensure the lock’s throw (or bolt) extends at least one inch past the edge of the door when locked.
  • The strike plate is the flat metal piece on the door frame that receives the lock’s throw, or bolt. Attach a six- or eight-inch strike plate with screws long enough (about three inches) to pass through the door frame and into the wall stud.

When home during the day, report the following to the Calgary Police Service at 403 266-1234:

  • Vehicles moving slowly and randomly through the neighbourhood.
  • A stranger running or walking randomly through the neighbourhood.
  • A stranger looking into homes or parked cars.

What to do about prowlers or break-ins:

  • If you see a prowler outside your home, call the police at once at 9-1-1.
  • If someone enters your house while you’re there, call 9-1-1.
  • If you arrive home to find someone has broken in, call the police at 266-1234 from another location before entering the house. If you believe someone is still inside, call 9-1-1.

For more information about crime prevention, visit the Calgary Police Service Web site atwww.calgarypolice.ca.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Constable Dylan Harris #4411
Community Resource Officer
District 2 Zone 4
Calgary Police Service