Calling all parents of tweens and teens in Ward 6! Wests Springs Cougar Ridge Community Association is hosting an in-person screening of Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience on May 26, 2022 at West Springs Church, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
This film is in follow-up to the award-winning documentary Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a film that probed into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicted the messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. We believe this film, and the discussion afterwards, will help our youth and their parents build crucial skills for navigating stress, anxiety, and depression. Hope you can make it!
Food Trucks are back in Discovery Ridge on Sunday May 1, 12:00-4:00pm. The following trucks will be in attendance: Neon Taco Ticket Tequila Berta Burgers Mumbai Bites Family Dogs Family Squeezed Lemonade Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Popsicles for sale at the Griffith Store
Signal Hill, Discovery Ridge, and Springbank Hill Community Associations have teamed up to host a Community Cleanup Event this month!
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9am – 2pm Location: Westside Kings Church parking lot (SE corner of Springbank Blvd and 69th St SW)
Items Accepted: Household garbage and recycling (no organics) Metals Electronics Tires Household items for donation – Cerebral Palsy Association Skip-the-Depot collecting refundable beverage containers for the Love for Lewiston Foundation
Not accepted: Organics Chemicals Contaminated materials Hazardous items
Participants will be required to follow all active provincial and local public health measures. For more information visit alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx and calgary.ca/covid19.
2022 Flood Preparedness – Information Provided by The City of Calgary
This spring, we’re seeing high snowpack up in the mountains. The
long-term forecast from Environment and Climate Change Canada shows
below average spring temperatures and average to below average
precipitation heading into summer.
While a melting snowpack will increase river flows, it alone does not
cause river flooding in Calgary. Heavy, multi-day rainfalls upstream of
the city are the main cause of river flooding and can account for 80
per cent or more of the river flow during a flood.
These large rainfalls typically happen from mid-May to mid-July and
can be challenging to predict in the mountain areas where we may only
have 24 hours or less to confirm what’s coming. That’s why it’s
important Calgarians are ready for flooding anytime during the season,
possibly on short notice.
There’s lots of great resources on calgary.ca/floodinfo to
help residents understand their flood risk with our online interactive
maps, what steps they can take to be prepared for flooding and links to
useful resources to help them stay informed throughout the season.
We also have a river conditions dial on the website, which provides
Calgarians with a quick snapshot of the daily river conditions during
high river flow season (May 15- July 15).
Every flood season we send out a weekly e-newsletter to share current
river conditions, along with information on flood mitigation projects
and tips so residents are well informed throughout the season. We’ll be
resuming our flood season e-newsletter in May. Please help us spread the
word and share this link with your community to subscribe for the flood e-newsletter as one way to stay up to date.
Over the past weeks, the DRCA has continued to advocate on behalf of our special community and has been in contact with both Enmax and Alberta Transportation (AT) regarding their notices of tree removal in the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) as part of the West Calgary Ring Road Project (www.westringroad.ca). Specifically, we raised concerns with regard to the lack of time between the notices and work commencing, as well as attempting to seek some agreement that potentially all of the trees in the highlighted zones did not really need to be removed. Enmax, who was instructed to complete this work by AT, clarified for us that only a few trees would need to be removed from the highlighted area in their notice. AT, however, stated that all trees in the zone in their notice would need to be removed and refused to engage in any productive conversation with regard to this decision changing. We requested an on-site meeting and this too was refused.
We also reached out to our MLA Mike Ellis’ office and our Councillor Richard Pootmans’ office for assistance. They too received the same responses from Enmax and AT. Despite our request for further consultation on the issue, both Enmax and AT went ahead and removed the trees.
Once the TUC work is completed, we intend to ask Enmax and AT for new tree planting in areas that will not risk any damage to underground utilities. We would like to thank residents who reached out to Enmax, AT, MLA Mike Ellis and Councillor Richard Pootmans to share their concerns. This assisted in ensuring the severity of our concerns were understood.