Beaver Monitoring in our Community

The DRCA has been in communication with City officials with regards to recent beaver activity within our community:

Calgary Parks are monitoring the situation on a daily basis.

Dams and lodges have remained in place in order to assess the number of animals and their behaviour.

Residents should avoid touching dams or other structures as this can result in a change in the behavior of the animals

Please do not interfere with monitoring equipment put in place by City employees or contractors.

There may be some notching of the dam prior to this weekend to allow water flow.

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WARD 6 CIVIC ELECTION DEBATE

SAVE THE DATE!

ALL CANDIDATES DEBATE
Tuesday October 12, 2021
7 – 8:30 pm

Learn about the Ward 6 candidates for City Council during a virtual debate being hosted online at Facebook Live.

Ward 6 consists of the following communities; Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Cougar Ridge, Discovery Ridge, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Medicine Hill, Patterson, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Spruce Cliff, Strathcona Park, West Springs, and Westgate, Wildwood.

Residents are encouraged to register for the Facebook Live event at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/397254045355944/?ref=newsfeed

Residents have until October 8th to submit a question for the candidates here:  https://tinyurl.com/8uwc2udt  

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Food Trucks are Back!

By popular demand! Please join us for the 4th installment of DRCA Food Trucks on Sunday September 19th from 4 pm to 7 pm at the green space in front of the DRCA Rec Facility. Please walk down to the event and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends.

Reminders:
– There will be limited parking in the parking lot
– Please abide by all provincial outdoor Covid-19 protocols

Food Trucks participating include:
Smoke N BBQ – brisket, chicken, sausage, cornbread and fries
The Curryer – samosas, naanwiches, butter chicken, and other good stuff
Waffles & Chix – waffles, fried chicken, fries
Family Dogs – hots dogs, fries, and poutine
Canadian Bear Balls – mini-donuts, poutines, sugar and cinnamon balls
Family Squeezed Lemonade  – all natural traditional lemonade
Family Dough  – cookie dough, cotton candy, gourmet ice pops, ice cream, drinks

For gluten friendly options please check the menu board at each truck.

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Enmax Update

As you may be aware, ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX) has been directed by Alberta Transportation to relocate the existing single circuit 138kV ENMAX 7.82L transmission line to accommodate construction of the West Calgary Ring Road project. Stakeholder engagement commenced in March 2019 with open houses held in March and June 2019. In April 2020, the Alberta Utilities Commission approved the _south-central_ route for the alignment. Please be advised that construction is scheduled to commence on September 6, 2021 and will continue for approximately seven weeks. This work will involve ENMAX crews and contractors installing new steel transmission poles within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), north of Discovery Ridge. Residents directly adjacent to the work zone will receive a physical copy of the construction notice by courier. For more details you can visit www.enmax.com/highway8 to view additional project information.

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Community Cleanup – Saturday July 10

Each year the City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services and Community Standards partner up with community associations to help communities get rid of unwanted household items and property waste. This event saves residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit their waste and recycling carts for residents that do not have cart service by providing three packer trucks with crews. This service is free to all Calgarians. 

When: Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (please arrive prior to 1:45 p.m.)
Where: The far west end of Discovery Ridge Boulevard
What: Please check the list below for items that will and will not be accepted on July 10th to avoid any unnecessary trips.
Important note: Please note that provincial regulations due to COVID-19 (staying 2 metres apart, wearing masks, and practicing good hygiene) are in effect for all Community Clean Ups. 

City of Calgary
Accepted

  • Household waste
  • Organic waste
  • Leaves, branches, plants, grass clippings and other yard waste (please note yard waste must be separate from other items and needs to be in paper or compostable boxes or bags.)

Not Accepted

  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Tires
  • Car batteries
  • Railroad tires
  • Home appliances
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including:
    • Propane tanks
    • Paint
    • Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals 

For information with regards hazardous materials recycling please contact Calgary Fire Department: Hazardous Materials. Call 311 or visit calgary.ca

Regular household recycling will NOT be accepted on this day, please keep for regular pickup. Bottles and cans can be taken to the bottle shack (tied safely in bags) – thank you!
SCRI Electronics Recycling

Accepted

  • Televisions, Computer Monitors and All-in One Computers
  • Desktop Computers and Servers
  • Computer Accessories – Mouse, Keyboard, Cables, Desktop Computer Speakers
  • Laptops, Notebooks and Tablets
  • Desktop Printers and Printer combinations, Scanners, Fax Machines and Photocopiers
  • Additional items not sponsored by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s (ARMA) Province Wide Electronics Recycling Program (e.g. Cable boxes, Cell Phones, Gaming consoles/games, Christmas Lights, Microwaves, VCRs)

Note that Recycle-Logic Inc. reserves the rights to refuse any item NOT on the ARMA Sponsored Material List or any ineligible item with too much plastic.

Donations and metal items collection are yet to be confirmed. Please stay tuned. 

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Food Trucks return to Discovery Ridge!

Back by popular demand! Pleases join us for a 3rd installment of DRCA Food Trucks on Saturday June 5th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the green space in front of the DRCA Rec Facility. Please walk down to the event and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends at this ‘Buy and Go’ food-for-purhase event.

Social distancing and masks required in the food lineups.

Reminders:
There will be limited parking in the parking lot
Please abide by all Provincial Covid-19 protocols
There will be no public restrooms available so please plan accordingly

Food Trucks participating include:
Family Cheesed – various grilled cheese sandwiches and wings.
Family Dogs – hots dogs, fries, and poutine
The Neon Taco – traditional and crazy tacos
Family Dough – cookie dough, cotton candy, gourmet ice pops,donuts, drinks
Canadian Bear Balls – mini-donuts, poutines, sugar and cinnamon balls
Bailey’s Vintage Ice Cream – 6 rotating flavours with dairy free and nut free options. Mix and match two scoops for $5
Family Squeezed Lemonade  – all natural traditional lemonade

For gluten friendly options please check the menu board at Family Dogs, Neon Taco and Family Cheesed

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Discovery Ridge Recreation Facilities

As we navigate these challenging COVID times, the Discovery Ridge Community Association regularly reviews the usage of our Recreation Facilities. For the time being, our facilities remain open for use. All users are required to adhere to any and all current Public Health Orders and/or City of Calgary COVID rules. The DRCA does not manage enforcement of these rules and as such users MUST self-regulate in order to prevent a full closure of our facilities. Please use regular reporting channels, such as the City of Calgary 311 service or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number (403-266-1234) for any misuse complaints.

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2021 Flood Preparedness

Be ready! The City of Calgary recently presented this year’s Flood Awareness & Preparedness information to the DRCA. It is that time of year so please prepare…have your emergency supplies kit stocked up, evacuation bags ready to go and NEW download the notification APP to your phone.

The presentation with APP information will be available on the DRCA website soon.

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Development in Discovery Ridge Pointe

As previously shared, if any residents of Discovery Ridge wish to know what development is being proposed, individuals need to search this information out. There are significant new phase development permit applications ongoing currently in the Discovery Pointe area. If you are interested to review:
https://dmap.calgary.ca (to search by map)
https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/?find=DP2021-2102

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Griffith Woods Park parking lot – closed Thursday April 29

Please note that Parks will be closing the Griffith Woods Park parking lot this Thursday, April 29th until 1:30pm. This is so that crews can come in to paint lines in the lot and identify spaces for use, which should both increase the capacity and efficiency of the lot.

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