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Call for nomination
Call for Nominations:
Saddle Ridge Community Association Board of Directors
Saddle Ridge Community Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining a strong community by encouraging leadership, promoting volunteerism, and creating a bridge between our diverse cultures. Now well into our 50th year of operation, we are currently recruiting new directors to help us contribute to and sustain this success into the future. Please click the following link to see the posting.
Saddle Ridge 50th Invite
Please click below to see the invite. Thank you.
Board Posting October 2017
Calgary road closures
Calgary road closures and lane restrictions press release
This press release is aimed at informing 911 and the media of major road closures and lane restrictions. For information on closures in your area, visit Calgary.ca/trafficinfo.
Find up to the minute road closure information on the Transportation Twitter account (@yyctransport).
UPDATE: Country Hills Boulevard N.E. is reduced to a single lane in each direction between Barlow Trail and 25 Street N.E. beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 to accommodate construction. This closure was originally in place until Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. but has now been extended until Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
NEW: Reduced lanes (right lane closed) on southbound 19 Street N.E. at Aero Drive N.E. starting on Thursday, May 11 at 6 a.m. until Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. This closure accommodates construction.
NEW: Road closure on Radford Road N.E. at Regent Crescent N.E. starting Thursday, May 11 at 7 a.m. until Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. This closure accommodates utility work.
NEW: Reduced lanes (left lane closed) on eastbound 32 Avenue N.E. at 32 Street N.E. on Thursday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This closure accommodates paving.
Reduced lanes (right lane closed) on southbound Barlow Trail N.E. and on westbound Stone Hill Gate N.E. starting Tuesday, May 9 at 8 a.m. until Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. These closures accommodate utility work.
115 Avenue N.E. is closed between 14 Street N.E. and 18 Street N.E. through 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 and accommodates construction. Use alternate routes.
Skyview Ranch Drive N.E. is closed between Skyview Shores Manor and Skyview Ranch Street N.E. beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 1. This closure continues until 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 and accommodates road construction.
18th Annual Dashmesh Culture Centre Sikh Parade – Saturday, May 13
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 the route of the Dashmesh Culture Centre – Annual Sikh Parade will have the following lane reductions and road closures:
- Martindale Boulevard N.E. will be closed between Martindale Gate N.E. and Falconridge Boulevard N.E.
- Falconridge Boulevard N.E. will be reduced to a single northbound lane between Taradale Drive N.E. / Martindale Boulevard N.E. to 64 Avenue N.E.
- 64 Avenue N.E. will be reduced to single lane in each direction on the south side of the road between Falconridge Boulevard N.E. and Martindale Gate N.E.
- Martindale Gate N.E. will be reduced to two lanes on the west side of the road between 64 Avenue N.E. and Martindale Boulevard N.E.
- Please be aware there will be a large presence of Calgary Police directing traffic onsite.
- Please watch for pedestrians as this is expected to be a mass gathering of people.
Bottle drive @ Ted Harrison School
Ted Harrison School Council will be accepting donations of refundable recycling – milk jugs and milk cartons, plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans and juice boxes. Funds raised from this bottle drive will go towards enhancing student learning in the school.
Drop off location: Atrailer will be available in the Ted Harrison School parking lot (215 Taravista Way NE)
When: Monday, April 17th 12 Noon TO 7:00PM, And
Tuesday, April 18th 4:00PM TO 7:00PM
For complete poster, please click here.
Spring Yard and Blue Cart Program
Please find attached information about The City of Calgary’s Blue Cart recycling program and upcoming Spring Yard Waste program that may be useful for residents in our community.
Blue Cart recycling tip of the month
Did you know that tin food cans and tin foil are the only “metal” that can go in your blue cart? Frying pans, bike tires, car parts and propane tanks are all no-no’s!
Here are some common “metal” items you may have in your home and the proper way to recycle or dispose it.
Yes – can go in your blue cart
Safely dispose – household hazardous waste drop-offs
Scrap metal recycling – bring to a City landfill (charges will apply) or to a metal recycler.
- Tin foil – crumple up into a ball
- Tin pie plates
- Tin cookie jars and coffee cans
- Metal food cans including the metal lid
- Metal jar lids
- Propane tanks (full-size and small camping size)
- Helium tanks
- Bear spray
- Household aerosols (ie. cooking spray, shaving foam, hair spray etc.)
- Pots and pans
- Car parts
- Metal shelves
If you’re not sure of what to do with an item, use our online search tool at calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere to find the answers.
Space your carts!
The automated collection arm on the collection truck needs space in order to collect your blue and black carts. If you can walk between and around your carts, that’s enough space.
Rezoning Public Open House
Rezoning Public Open House
Monday, March 13th 5 – 8 pm
Genesis Centre (Room A)
Attainable Homes is purchasing the empty parcel of land immediately south of The Genesis Centre (at 7451 Falconridge Blvd NE) for the purpose of constructing a multi-family development to provide homeownership opportunities to moderate-income Calgarians. The public is welcome to attend this open house and learn more about the project and the rezoning application. Representatives from Attainable Homes and The City of Calgary will be on hand to answer your questions.
For more information visit: www.attainyourhome.com/community-engagement
Fraud Prevention Month
The Calgary Police Service is once again joining with partner agencies across the province to promote Fraud Prevention Month.
For the first three quarters of 2016, there were 3,514 reported fraud-related offences to the CPS.
For the month of March, police agencies, consumer protection groups, businesses and government agencies will come together to increase fraud awareness and provide citizens with ways they can protect themselves. Fraud Prevention Month will focus on the following themes:
- Week 1 – Door-to-door scams
- Week 2 – Cyber scams
- Week 3 – Mass marketing
- Week 4 – Identity theft
Fraudsters continue to modify existing scams and use aggressive techniques to convince victims to comply, whether in person, over the phone or online. It’s important that citizens are able to recognize the red flags of a scam, regardless of what method the scammer is using.
“The methods scammers use to commit fraud are constantly evolving as they gain access to new technology and are able to reach victims all over the world,” says Staff Sergeant Cory Dayley of the CPS Cyber/Forensics Unit. “The most important thing is for citizens to be able to recognize a scam when they come across it so they can avoid falling victim.”
“People may not consider themselves a likely target if they are already familiar with the scam,” says Mary O'Sullivan-Andersen, president and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay. “But with technology making it easier for scammers to reach consumers directly through mobile devices, it's easier for anyone to fall victim to their tricks. That's why each year BBB continues to partner with like-minded organizations to work together in helping citizens become their own fraud-fighter."
While scammers use technology to defraud victims, agencies are also taking advantage of these advances to provide some protection to consumers and businesses.
“While we have seen a significant decrease of counterfeit money since the issue of the Polymer series in Canada, the Bank of Canada continues to work hard at ensuring Canadians are protected from counterfeit losses,” says Bank of Canada Senior Regional Representative Ted Mieszkalski. “Counterfeiting is a crime of opportunity: criminals prey on retailers and consumers who don’t take the time to check their bank notes – even the most advanced security features only work if you check them.”
Fraud Prevention Month partners will be at Cross Iron Mills mall on Saturday, March 18, 2017, to educate citizens about how to recognize, report and avoid falling victim to fraud. The Electronic Recycling Association will be present with its portable hard drive shredder to provide free electronic recycling.
Citizens can protect themselves by:
- Trusting their gut. If something seems suspicious or too good to be true, it probably is.
- Verifying information through legitimate sources. Always confirm the story is real by contacting the person, company or agency through a phone number or website you know to be the real one. Be cautious of contact information provided to you.
- Never clicking on links in unsolicited emails or text messages. Even if the link looks to be legitimate, it could actually direct to a malicious website or contain malware.
- Taking their time. Any legitimate agency will provide consumers with adequate time to respond and determine if the offer is legitimate.
- Being proactive. Make sure all electronic devices have up-to-date operating systems and antivirus software, shred any documents that contain personal and financial information before discarding, check for security features on your banknotes, and never give out more personal information than is necessary.
- Reporting losses or threats to the police. Any crime, whether committed in person or online, should be reported to the police by calling 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Non-residential Property Tax
On January 23 City Council approved the Municipal Non-Residential Phased Tax Program to assist non-residential property owners affected by the economic downturn, while continuing to focus on building a great city.
Under this program, the 2017 non-residential municipal property tax increase will be phased in by limiting the increase in 2017 to 5%, not including the effect of business tax consolidation or any provincial property tax requisition.
It is expected that approximately 6,000 non-residential properties will benefit from the program and no application is required. The phased-in tax increase will be applied to the 2017 municipal non-residential tax bill going out in May. The goal of the program is to provide economic benefit to non-residential property owners greatly impacted by the 2017 assessment process. It is expected that in turn, a positive economic benefit will be realized by business tenants of the non-residential properties.
The cost of this one-time program is estimated to be $45 million, funded by a transfer from the Community Economic Resiliency Fund from intentional savings in 2016 Corporate Programs. It will have no impact on the Council-approved 1.5 per cent property tax rebate that applies to all non-residential and residential property accounts.
With the addition of the $45 million, the total benefits approved through the Mid-Cycle Adjustments process amount to $228 million. Of this, approximately $113 million in benefits is directed at municipal non-residential property owners.
Non-residential property owners are encouraged to use The City’s tax calculator to determine if they are eligible for the program and to view their estimated 2017 tax amount. The calculator will be updated to reflect the Phased Tax Program this week. Visit www.calgary.ca/ourfinances for more information.